Trump’s original order which he said was meant to head off attacks by Islamist militants, barred people from seven Muslim-majority countries and sparked worldwide protests.
Syrian warplanes bombarded a besieged rebel-held district of Homs, southern Deraa and insurgent areas in Damascus’s outskirts on Saturday.
Caught out by the side effects of the Syrian civil war and deteriorating relations with the EU and the US, Turkey now appears to be in search of South-South cooperation.
A round of Syria peace talks sponsored by Russia ended on Thursday with no joint communique, and saw opposing Syrian groups exchanging angry tirades at each other and the brokers.
Donald Trump’s executive order triggered chaos at some US and overseas airports, led to international protests, complaints from US businesses and drew more than a dozen legal challenges.
A new round of UN-backed negotiations is due to begin in Geneva where the main Syrian opposition body wants to be face-to-face with the Damascus government.
Aleppo is one of the Middle East’s great historic centres, its ancient citadel and mosques, damaged during the ongoing war are a source of Syrian pride.
Syria and its ally Russia, who helped state troops in the retaking of Aleppo have repeatedly denied using chemical weapons.
The next round of UN-sponsored talks on the conflict, now in its sixth year, has been scheduled for February 20.
Vladimir Putin called Tayyip Erdogan and expressed his condolences, while the Kremlin blamed the incident on poor coordination between Moscow and Ankara.
The Amnesty report had said that 5000-13,000 people were executed at the Sednaya prison in four years, after a popular uprising had descended into war.
An Amnesty report based on interviews with 84 witnesses including former guards, officials, detainees, judges and lawyers says mass hangings were implemented.
The Syrian army’s advance towards al-Bab risks triggering a confrontation with the Turkish military and its allies.
A slew of protests erupted across the country after details about an acrimonious phone call between Trump and Australian PM regarding refugee settlement emerged.
A Muslim-dominated New Jersey neighbourhood is coming to terms with the shocking immigration imposition by the new US administration.
Morocco’s recent burqa ban highlights tensions between radical Salafists and a moderate Islamic government that has taken steps to further women’s rights.
The next round of UN-based peace talks on Syria have been scheduled for February 20, diplomats said on Tuesday.
By taking centre stage at the Astana conference with Turkey as its ally and asserting itself in the Syrian civil war by organising a ceasefire, Russia has re-established itself as a global power of consequence.
Members of Iraq’s Yazidi community, who were scheduled to leave for the US, are now stranded in Iraq awaiting more news from the US.
Several countries including long-standing US allies like UK and Germany spoke out against Trump’s order calling the measure discriminatory and divisive.
Trump’s supporters have shrugged off concerns about botched execution, damage to foreign relations and legal challenges across the country.
The bulletin cited nuclear volatility, especially as the US and Russia seek to modernise their atomic arsenals and remain at odds in war-torn countries such as Syria and Ukraine.
Rights advocates have slammed Trump’s move to suspend the entry of refugees and immigrants from Muslim majority countries, calling the move Islamophobic.
A draft executive order that Trump is expected to sign would block the entry of refugees from war-torn Syria and suspend the entry of any immigrants from Muslim-majority countries.
Around 40,000 students who dropped out under the ISIS curriculum, which included lessons in bomb making, will attend 70 schools in the coming weeks.
On the ground, rebels faced continued fighting on two fronts, which could undermine the deal.
Both Turkey and Russia, backing opposing sides in the conflict, are encouraging peace talks and want to disentangle themselves from the war.
This is the first time the opposition and representatives of President Bashar al-Assad have come together since UN negotiations in Geneva were suspended last year.
Human rights and other groups are now worried that president-elect Donald Trump will conduct drone strikes more aggressively.
As Donald Trump takes over the reigns from US President Barack Obama today, this week’s column focuses on a selection of rights issues that are likely to suffer under his administration.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said: “Some countries are not attending the talks, and their role was destructive. They were helping the terrorists.”
The talks will stress on fully implementing the hitherto violated ceasefire agreement made by the government and its Iranian-backed allies.
Four people have been rescued but the survivors reported that more than a hundred were on board when the boat capsised around 50 km off Libya
A joint inquiry for the UN and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons had previously identified only military units and did not name any commanders or officials as being responsible.
A local spring which provided for 70% of Damascus’s residents was destroyed by rebels in December leaving four million people without clean drinking water supply.
The fall of Aleppo will only deepen the bloodthirsty sectarianism fuelled by regional powers, who continue to use Syria as a chessboard to further their geopolitical interests.
Bashar al-Assad, also said his government was ready to negotiate on “everything” at peace talks his Russian allies hope to convene in Kazakhstan.
People in Aleppo have put their hopes in the peace process that brought the ceasefire under which rebels gave up the city’s eastern areas last month.
The 16-month-old’s picture strongly parallels Alan Kurdi’s who washed up on a Turkish beach last year. Meanwhile, Myanmar continues to flatly deny allegations of human rights abuses against Rohingya.
Syrians have poured into Idlib at an accelerating rate over the last year, forced to abandon their homes in other parts of western Syria that the government and its foreign military allies have recaptured from rebels.