People in government-controlled areas of Syria are to vote in parliamentary elections on Wednesday. The vote comes as the country’s civil war enters its fifth year. Despite a ceasefire agreement, fighting continues in many places – including Aleppo.
Turkey's offensive against US-allied militias in the Afrin region of northern Syria is putting NATO in a difficult position. As tensions between the NATO allies escalate, analysts wonder how far Ankara is prepared to go.
Syria's complex and devastating civil war has drawn in multiple foreign powers since it broke out in 2011. DW examines where four key countries stand on the conflict amid a new a round of talks in the Kazakh capital.
A political solution to Syria's conflict may require "new ideas" to move peace talks forward, the UN's top mediator said. For seven years the conflict has shown no sign of ending despite several attempts at peace.
Russia, Iran and Turkey have announced that a fourth track of peace talks will open in Sochi in January 2018. Both the UN and the Syrian opposition have acknowledged the new peace push without embracing it.
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