A car bomb exploded Saturday in a northern Syrian town controlled by Turkey-backed opposition fighters, killing at least 18 people and wounding several others, Syrian opposition activists and Turkey's Defence Ministry said.
Over 11 million people across Syria need aid -- more than half the country's estimated population -- and the U.N. and other organizations are reaching an average of 5.6 million people a month, the U.N. humanitarian chief said Thursday.
Three car bombs went off Monday in the northeastern Syrian town of Qamishli near the border with Turkey, killing at least six people, while a priest was shot dead in a nearby area by extremists, state media and activists said.
Shelling by Turkey-backed opposition fighters killed a Burmese medic and wounded another Iraqi member of the humanitarian team on Sunday in northeastern Syria where fighting between Kurdish fighters and Turkey-backed gunmen continued, the humanitarian group said.
The 150-member committee selected to write a new constitution for Syria agreed Friday on a 45-member drafting body that will begin work on Monday, a first step on what U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres hopes will be a road to peace.
By claiming a right to Syria's oil, U.S. President Donald Trump has added more complexity -- as well as additional U.S. forces and time -- to an American military mission he has twice declared he was ending so the troops could come home.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the Turkish offensive and current cessation of fighting in northeast Syria show it's time to start seriously discussing an "end game" to the eight-year war in Syria.