Air strikes in Syria have killed 17 people, mostly children, when war planes struck a school complex in the northern rebel-held province of Idlib, activists said.
Russia has withdrawn its request to refuel a fleet of Russian warships in Spain, amid pressure from Britain and Nato who raised concerns that the ships could be used to ramp up air attacks in Syria.
Spain is coming under criticism for reportedly preparing to allow the refuelling of Russian warships en route to bolstering the bombing campaign against the besieged Syrian city Aleppo.
Russia’s defence ministry has insisted humanitarian corridors leading out of Aleppo are still open and that there have been no Russian or Syrian air strikes on the besieged city for seven days now.
A leading northern Syrian rebel coalition has warned civilians in Aleppo to stay away from government positions around the contested city as rebels and pro-government forces clashed along the city's outskirts.
An international team has said the Syrian government carried out a third chemical attack in the war-torn nation, according to a report.
The Syrian government has had little response to a new corridor opened for rebels and civilians who want to leave besieged eastern neighbourhoods of Aleppo.
British Prime Minister Theresa May has outlined her Brexit intentions to European leaders.
Turkey has escalated its offensive against Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, pounding them with air strikes and artillery, and complicating the battle against the Islamic State (IS) group by Ankara and Washington, both Nato allies.
A break in fighting in Aleppo has been extended for one more day, Russia's defence minister said.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny is among a growing number of European leaders now demanding sanctions against Russia for the devastation caused in Syria, writes Elaine Loughlin of the Irish Examiner.
Turkish jets and artillery have struck US-backed Syrian Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, killing as many as 200 fighters, according to Turkey's state-run news agency.
Russian president Vladimir Putin has held out the hope of an indefinite halt to his country's air strikes on Aleppo after meeting French and German leaders, who condemned Moscow's actions in the Syrian city.
Syrian government forces and their Russian counterparts are preparing to open corridors out of the besieged districts of Aleppo, in the hope that fighters and civilians will evacuate the contested city's rebel-held quarters after weeks of bombardment has left the area in ruins.
Russian and Syrian war planes are halting air strikes on the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo, Russia has announced.
America has dismissed an eight-hour pause in attacks by Russian and Syrian forces on rebel-held eastern districts of Aleppo as "too little, too late".
Russian and Syrian forces are preparing a "humanitarian pause" for the besieged city of Aleppo on Thursday, the head of Russia's military general staff said.
Britain and the United States are considering economic sanctions against Russia and Syria as there is no appetite among Western powers for a military solution to protect civilians from their bombardment in the civil war.
Turkish-backed Syrian opposition forces have captured the symbolically significant town of Dabiq from the Islamic State group, the factions said.
Shelling and more than a dozen airstrikes on rebel-held parts of Aleppo have reportedly killed at least 11 people in Syria.