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French chief of command expected to visit Cairo in few weeks
Deciding who will lead the United Nations after Ban Ki-moon is a complex and convoluted process. Mats Berdal tells DW that the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine mean politics will likely play a big role in the decision.
All parties betting on winning the military battle in Syria will lose, says Al-Sisi
Egypt’s call for Israel to push forward the peace initiative is linked with its own interests
The US-Russia brokered ceasefire could be extended for a further 72 hours, but Moscow has warned the US to press rebels to end ceasefire violations. Humanitarian aid for the city of Aleppo has still not been delivered.
The ceasefire in Syria remains shaky as the delivery of humanitarian aid appears to be held up by bureaucracy. UN Syrian envoy Staffan de Mistura blamed the government for sabotaging the shaky truce.
The ceasefire deal led by the United States and Russia on Sunday aimed to stop hostilities between the Syrian government and rebel factions. Syria’s second largest rebel group, Ahrar Al-Sham, has rejected the deal.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad vowed to regain control of the entire country, just hours before an internationally brokered truce was due to start. The strongman added some of his opponents still clung to “fantasies.”
Hours after the announcement of a US-Russia brokered ceasefire deal aimed at ending the five-year conflict in Syria, fighting has escalated. Nearly 100 civilians have been killed in airstrikes.
The US and Russian foreign ministers have reportedly agreed to meet in Geneva to discuss an accord on fighting the “Islamic State” (IS). Rights monitors have said at least 24 people were killed in the latest airstrikes.
Three Turkish soldiers have been killed in a rocket attack by militants of the “Islamic State” (IS) group in northern Syria. They were the first deaths to be directly blamed on IS in the Turkish cross-border incursion.
Top diplomats from Russia and the US have failed to reach a deal to curb fighting in Syria following talks on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in China. The Ukraine conflict has also surfaced in discussions at the forum.
Turkey’s statements indicate significant transformation in its foreign policy
Turkey has launched a new effort to back rebels in northern Syria. More tanks crossed into the war-torn country to help opposition fighters battling the so-called “Islamic State” (IS).
Turkish troops have reportedly killed a teenager and injured dozens of protesters after firing into Syrian Kurdistan. The people gathered were demonstrating against the building of a border wall on their land.
The UN should push ahead with sanctions against Syria for using chlorine gas, said Gernot Erler, Berlin’s representative in charge of relations with Moscow. He slammed Russia for threatening to veto the motion.
Turkey has yet to confirm the truce after launching an offensive against the “Islamic State” and Kurdish forces in northern Syria. But Kurdish-backed militas said they would continue to negotiate with Turkish forces.
Egypt’s relations with Russia and Saudi Arabia will help in resolving the crisis, but only if Egypt manages its relationships well
Turkish bombardments have killed at least 35 people as Turkish forces move into areas controlled by Kurdish militia in northern Syria. A ground offensive is aimed at reversing Kurdish gains.
The two leaders hailed the steps they’ve taken in Geneva to bring an end to the war in Syria. However, the two sides still have yet to reach a deal that will secure a nationwide truce.
A new UN report suggests that the Assad regime and the “Islamic State” have been resorting to chemical warfare.
At least 10 more Turkish tanks have crossed into Syria, a day after pro-Ankara Syrian opposition fighters ousted jihadis from Jarablus.
Turkey has pledged to push jihadi fighters belonging to the so-called “Islamic State” out of the Syrian town of Jarablus near the Turkish border.
Russian fighter jets had temporary permission to fly missions over Syria from Iran. Then Iran’s parliament said no. The relationship between Iran and Russia has always lacked trust.
Fifty people were reportedly killed and almost 100 wounded in an explosion in the southeastern city of Gaziantep. Turkish President Erdogan said the attack was likely carried out by the militant “Islamic State” group.
At least 100 children have been killed in airstrikes and combat in Aleppo in August, a monitor reports.
A photograph of a five-year-old boy who survived an airstrike in Aleppo has highlighted the extent of the civil war in Syria. The image has gone viral around the world.
UN envoy Staffan de Mistura symbolically ended a meeting on Syria after saying no aid convoys reached besieged cities. He said the time had come for Russia and the United States to both push for an Aleppo ceasefire.
Over 17,000 detainees have died in Syrian government custody in the past five years from torture and disease, according to Amnesty International. Forced disappearances and horrific prisoner abuse are also widespread.
Russia has said it launched strikes against the so-called “Islamic State” from air bases in Iran. It’s a noticeable change of strategy for Moscow as it continues to aid the regime of Bashar al-Assad in Syria.