Chief rebel negotiator Mohammad Alloush attends the first session of Syria peace talks at Astana's Rixos President Hotel on January 23, 2017. (AFP/Kirill Kudryavtsev)
January 24, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
The proposal seemed slanted to favour the ceasefire's self-proclaimed guarantors - Russia, Turkey and Iran - and must do more in the interest of the Syrian people, opposition spokesman Yahya al-Aridi was quoted as saying.
US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin greet each other with a kiss in this mural in the Lithuanian capital Vilnius. (AFP/File)
January 24, 2017 - 11:00 GMT
The United States is open to carrying out joint operations with Russia in its fight against the Daesh group in Syria, the White House says.
We can't wait to see what he has in store for us. (Annahar)
January 24, 2017 - 09:37 GMT
We can't wait to see what he has in store for us.
Syrian men and Civil Defence volunteers, also known as the White Helmets, search for survivors amid the rubble of a building following an air strike on the village of Maaret al-Numan, in the country's northern province of Idlib, on January 7, 2017. (AFP/Mohamed al-Bakour)
January 24, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
Meanwhile Russia's defense ministry said that Moscow received coordinates for the strike from the US and participated in the strike together.
Chief opposition negotiator Mohammad Alloush (C) of the Jaish al-Islam (Army of Islam) rebel group attends the first session of Syria peace talks at Astana's Rixos President Hotel on January 23, 2017. (AFP/Kiril Kudryatsev)
January 24, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
The groups exchanged barbs on the first day of negotiations, but agreed on the need for a ceasefire.
Syrian artist Aziz al-Asmar works on a mural depicting the war in Syria. (AFP/File)
January 23, 2017 - 13:17 GMT
The talks, sponsored by government allies Russia and Iran and opposition backer Turkey, should consolidate the ceasefire for a limited period, the head of the government delegation said in an opening statement reported by Syrian state news agency SANA.
A view of Astana's Rixos President Hotel, the place that will host Syria peace talks, in Astana, on January 22, 2017. (AFP/Kiril Kudryatsev)
January 23, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
Syrian government and opposition representatives are expected to discuss expanding the ceasefire and humanitarian issues.
Syrian men walk in a cemetery in the rebel-held town of Douma, on the eastern outskirts of the capital Damascus, on Jan 9, 2017. (AFP/File)
January 22, 2017 - 11:36 GMT
Representatives from the Syrian government and opposition are set to meet Monday to reinforce a fragile cease-fire and put an end to the six-year deadlock in the country.
Satellite image of the Rukban Syrian refugee encampment at the Jordanian berm on Jordan-Syria border. (File photo)
January 21, 2017 - 11:56 GMT
The camp is home to refugees and to opposition groups who are active against both the regime of Bashar Assad and the Daesh extremist militant group, and was targeted by bombings last year.
This file photo taken on October 10, 2016 shows Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) speaking to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) as they attend a press conference in Istanbul (AFP/File)
January 21, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
The meeting was held in coordination with the Turkish co-guarantor of the cease-fire in Syria, the Syrian opposition's military delegation said in a statement.
Female soldiers talk next to a CV90 combat vehicle. (AFP/File)
January 21, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
In 2015 Danish Defense Minister Peter Christiansen pledged to accelerate efforts of Denmark's special forces, working within NATO, against the Daesh in the Middle East.
Smoke billows following reported shelling by Syrian government forces in the rebel-held area of Deraa, in southern Syria, on January 18, 2017. (AFP/Mohamad Abazeed)
January 19, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
The Jaysh al-Islam was among Syria's opposition groups in support of last month's ceasefire deal.
Over the past two days, he said, several reconnaissance flights were carried out over the targeted region using unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones. (AFP/File)
January 19, 2017 - 05:00 GMT
Total of 36 Daesh targets struck in joint operation, Russian commander said.
Smoke billows in the town of Qabasin, located northeast of the city of Al-Bab on January 8, 2017, during fighting against Daesh. (AFP/Nazeer al-Khatib)
January 18, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
Four recent strikes reportedly "eliminated Daesh capabilities around the forward line of enemy troops near the city".
Daesh is coming under increasing pressure from a US-backed coalition of Kurdish and Arab militias and rival Turkish-backed Syrian rebel groups. (AFP/File)
January 18, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
Daesh began to advance on Deir al-Zor in 2015, with the army only managing to retain control of the city’s airport and some neighbouring districts.
Syrian men stand amidst the rubble of a building following a reported airstrike by government forces, in the Syrian town of Binnish, on the outskirts of Idlib, on January 12, 2017. (AFP/Omar Haj Kadour)
January 18, 2017 - 05:00 GMT
Lavrov pointed out similarities between Daesh and US support for mujahedin groups in Afghanistan in the 1980s.