The old city's castle has reopened. It had been a base for Syrian government troops during the devastating battle with opposition forces. Elsewhere in Aleppo, people struggle to eat, drink and stay warm.
The head of the OPCW says the watchdog agency is mulling a mission to Syria to probe an alleged poison gas attack. The agency now has powers to assign blame — to the chagrin of Syria and Russia.
Syrian forces have warned rebels of an impending assault on Idlib — the last major bastion of opposition to President Bashar al-Assad in the Syrian civil war. Leaflets were dropped advising people the surrender.
Germany's Interior Ministry is considering resuming deportations to Syria despite the still-volatile situation in the war-torn country. Violent criminals among Syrians should be repatriated, German conservatives say.
With the US pulling out of Syria, Russia holds the cards to determine how far Turkey can go with a military option. Diplomatic and military factors may be causing Turkey to think twice.
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