US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, became the first high-ranking official from the Trump administration to travel to Moscow. He said Syria's future does not include Assad and talked about as Russia's role in this conflict.
The downing of a Russian plane during an Israeli air raid on Syria has caused tension between Tel Aviv and Moscow. Experts say the two countries will do everything possible to prevent another such incident.
Russia's Vladimir Putin has taken a more conciliatory tone, after his Defense Ministry held Israel "completely" accountable for a jet shot down over Syria. Putin spoke of a "tragic chain of accidental circumstances."
The Russian President and his Turkish counterpart have met in Sochi to strike a deal over rebel-held Idlib province in Syria. The two leaders have several issues where they are keen to score points.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan have agreed to forge a demilitarized zone between rebels and Syrian government forces in Syria's Idlib region.
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