Led by Russia and the USA, talks are aimed at strengthening the fragile ceasefire in Syria. It' proving difficult as the two superpowers are locked in a stalemate over the future of Bashar al-Assad.
The war in Syria has escalated Washington-Ankara tension. But ahead of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's visit this week, former US Ambassador to Turkey Ross Wilson told DW he's hopeful cooler heads will prevail.
Russian mercenaries reportedly died in a US attack in Syria, marking the biggest confrontation of the two former Cold War opponents in decades. The incident is explosive in every respect, but what really occurred?
The US-led coalition fighting the "Islamic State" has killed 100 people in an attack, unusually targeting fighters loyal to Bashar al-Assad. It said it was retaliating after the fighters attacked its Syrian allies.
In a last-ditch push for peace in Syria, UN officials are hosting peace talks between the Damascus regime and the opposition. The Vienna talks are scheduled just days ahead of Russia's rival peace summit.
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