United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura has questioned the role of the United States and its so-called military engagement against terrorist groups in the Middle Eastern country, saying Washington's new administration is still working on its conflicting priorities in tackling the six-year-long crisis.
Syria's President Bashar al-Assad has underlined his administration?s commitment to liberate every inch of Syria territories held by foreign-sponsored terrorists.
Syria's President Bashar al-Assad has rejected US president's plan to create "safe zones" in Syria allegedly to protect refugees fleeing violence in the war-torn country and also to stem the flow of displaced people into other countries.
Syrian leader Basher al-Assad has slammed European states for adopting unrealistic and wrong policies toward Syria over the past years, saying the approach has resulted in Europe's isolation from international efforts meant to resolve the crisis in the Arab country.
Russia's President Vladimir Putin has rejected military options as a solution to end the six-year conflict in Syria and expressed optimism over cessation of hostilities in the Arab country.
Iran, Russia and Turkey have agreed on the establishment of a trilateral mechanism to support the ceasefire in the country and monitor possible violations as Syrian peace talks wrapped up in Kazakhstan's capital of Astana.
A trilateral effort to end the six-year conflict in Syria by Russia, Turkey and Iran enters a new phase on Monday with peace talks in the Kazakh capital that leave the U.S. marginalized.
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has expressed the Islamic Republic's opposition to the participation of the United States in the forthcoming Syria peace talks in Kazakhstan, which aim to boost efforts to end the nearly six-year-old conflict in the Arab country.
Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad says his administration is ready to take part in proposed peace talks in the Kazakh capital of Astana, stressing discussion of "Syrian issues" must be held among Syrian groups.
A massive tanker truck bomb ripped through a market by a courthouse in Syrian town of Azaz on Saturday, killing at least 50 people and wounding dozens near the Turkish border.
The United Nations says millions of Damascus residents have difficulty for access to clean water after supplies from the main source for the Syrian capital were disrupted in the wake of contamination due to militant sabotage.
A nationwide ceasefire, backed by Russia and Turkey, was holding across Syria despite initial instances of violations by insurgents, a monitoring group and militant sources said.
Turkey and Russia have agreed on a proposal toward a general ceasefire in Syria that should come into effect this evening at midnight, Anadolu news agency reported.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Russia has kept its recent promises to Turkey on upholding the cease-fire in Syria.
Russia said it had composed a joint draft resolution with France on the deployment of United Nations' monitors to Syrian city Aleppo to ensure safe evacuations of civilians.
Russia has vetoed a UN vote that would see international observers enter Aleppo to monitor evacuation efforts and offer aid to civilians.
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