In a surprising reversal, the US has sided with Russia and invited Iran to be involved in talks with Russia and Turkey as the four seek to end the conflict in Syria.
Washington's top diplomat has accused Moscow of breaching "its commitments" to destroy Syria's chemical weapons stockpiles, following reports of a new attack near Damascus. Syria has dismissed the reports as "lies."
The US and Russian response to Turkey's military offensive in northern Syria has been understated. The International Crisis Group's Joost Hiltermann explains to DW why the global powers have refrained from speaking out.
The US State Department has called on Turkey to limit the "scope and duration" of an anti-Kurdish operation in Afrin. Russia has backed the operation with aerial support, according to a Turkey-backed rebel commander.
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.
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