Western and Middle Eastern leaders are working to unite Syria's divided opposition. But Syrian's Bashar al-Assad has already put the brakes on any hopes for a deal.
Asma al-Assad grew up in London, went to elite schools and had a promising career. Then, as wife of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, she became a beacon of hope for Syria.
The Turkish military has entered Syria's Idlib province to implement a "de-escalation" deal with Russia and Iran. The Kurds say they are the real target.
The battle for "Islamic State" stronghold Raqqa has reached its final stages, according to the Syrian Democratic Forces, the US-backed multi-ethnic alliance fighting IS. Karlos Zurutuza reports from Raqqa.
A new safe zone would be a fourth of its kind, which Russian, Iranian and Turkish officials claim led to a decline in violence in Syria. But any comprehensive and long-lasting peace will require the weight of the UN.
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