The international community is demanding UN access to the site of an alleged chemical attack in Syria.
Dozens of civilians, soldiers and rebels have been killed since the Syrian regime launched its offensive in Aleppo. Meanwhile, tens of thousands of Syrians are waiting to be let in at the country's border with Turkey.
Tens of thousands of migrants have crossed the Aegean Sea from Turkey to arrive in Greece this year, the UN has said. The influx comes as fighting between government forces, Islamists and rebels intensifies in Syria.
CIA Director John Brennan has said IS has used chemical weapons on multiple occasions. Now the spy agency head has said the group also has the ability to make small amounts of chlorine and mustard gas.
Russian airstrikes support the Syrian regime to advance on rebel-held Aleppo - which would have been impossible a year ago. As thousands flee towards the Turkish border, Emma Burrows looks at Russia's endgame in Syria.
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