Officials do not rule out an extremist attack as the cause of the blaze after previous assaults by ISIS.
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Deployment comes ahead of talks on Tuesday between Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu
Iran is emptying several of its sites in Syria as a result of ongoing Israeli operations which have increased over the past year, announced Israeli Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi
The U.S. Department of State joined a coalition calling for Nuremberg-like tribunals to prosecute acts of genocide and atrocities committed by ISIS.
Mr Pedersen said he had been on a flurry of diplomatic visits in recent weeks, including trips to Tehran, Moscow and Ankara.
He was first appointed foreign minister in 2006 and had been one of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s top confidantes.
Moscow sent a large delegation to the two-day event that was launched Wednesday in Damascus, and accused, along with Iran, the West of politicizing the refugee crisis.
New regional government in northern Syria is restoring churches destroyed by ISIS, welcoming Christians to return to their land, ALL ARAB NEWS advisory board member reports
Here is the latest from Raqqa, once the capital of the ISIS caliphate.
The US and several Western allies on Tuesday accused the Syrian regime of deliberately delaying the drafting of a new constitution to waste time until presidential elections in 2021.