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.
France has sent humanitarian aid to a government-controlled area near Damascus after Russia agreed to facilitate its delivery. It's the first joint humanitarian aid effort in Syria between Russia and a Western country.
The Syrian government has agreed to release rebel prisoners in exchange for evacuating the residents in two beleaguered cities. Activists and rights groups warned that the evacuations could be a form of displacement.
Humanitarian agencies at the Jordanian border confirmed that tens of thousands of civilians were returning home. The Syrian army offensive on Daraa province had left 320,000 people displaced.
Three traffic officers were sitting in their patrol car Friday night when the gunmen drove up and opened fire. After two brutal wars in the 1990s the North Caucasus have been beset by violence.
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