Syrian opposition groups appear increasingly divided ahead of international peace talks, while Assad is confident his regime forces will prevail.
The German chancellor demanded free elections in four-way talks in Turkey on the possibility of peace in Syria. Merkel and the leaders of France, Russia and Turkey are hoping to capitalize on a shaky ceasefire agreement.
The convoy is the first to arrive since January. Some 50,000 people are stranded under desperate conditions at the Rukban camp, 18,000 of them children.
Georgian presidential candidate Grigol Vashadze has discussed his connections to Russia with DW's Zhanna Nemtsova. He also promised to pardon former President Mikhail Saakashvili, who is on a wanted list in Georgia.
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.
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