In spite of peace talks, new airstrikes on rebel-held parts of the contested city of Aleppo have killed many civilians. Violence in and around the Syrian city is on the upsurge.
Russia has admitted four of its soldiers were killed in the clash with what it called "terrorists." Jihadists had targeted Syrian and allied Russian fighters near the town of Mayadeen in eastern Syrian.
Tensions between archenemies Iran and Israel are soaring in Syria, complicating an already complex civil war and threatening a regional conflagration. Russia may be the only power in a position to contain it.
Tens of thousands of children are believed to have lost limbs in air raids in Syria. They are victims of a war they cannot begin to understand — children like Majida of eastern Aleppo. Julia Hahn reports from Gaziantep.
Syria has assumed the chair of the UN Conference on Disarmament for a four-week period. The Syrian government has been accused of targeting civilians with chemical weapons and violating nonproliferation treaties.
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