Negotiations begin at the UN on a draft resolution calling for a truce in Aleppo. This comes after the US suspended dialogue with Russia over the war in Syria.
Russia and Turkey's deal to demilitarize the battle lines around Idlib has been moved on a step. A buffer zone is intended to separate Syrian troops from rebel fighters, and prevent a full-scale assault on the city.
After serving four years as the UN's go-to person for the conflict in Syria, Staffan de Mistura is leaving the post. His predecessors previously quit in frustration over the global deadlock on ending the war.
The demilitarized buffer zone in the Syrian city of Idlib may be established on Monday — if Damascus and the rebels stick to the agreement. DW explains the key points.
President Donald Trump has announced he will pull the United States out of a Cold War-era nuclear weapons deal with Russia. The president has accused Russia of violating the 1987 pact, but provided no further details.
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