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Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin following their talks in Sochi on Monday.  Turkish-US relations have soured, encouraging Moscow to establish a bilateral regional strategic alliance.  Photograph: Alexander Zemlianichenko/Pool via Reuters

The decision by Russia and Turkey to establish a demilitarised zone around Syrian’s Idlib province to avert a Syrian army offensive to recapture the j(...)

 Russian president Vladimir Putin (right) shakes hands with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan during their meeting in the Bocharov Ruchei residence in Sochi. Photograph: Alexander Zemlianichenko/AFP/Getty Images

Russian and Turkish troops are to enforce a new demilitarised zone in Syria’s Idlib region from which “radical” rebels will be required to withdraw b(...)

A Yemeni child stands among armed supporters of Houthi rebels during a gathering to mobilise more fighters into the Hodeidah battlefront, in Sanaa, Yemen, last week.  Photograph: Yahya Arhab/EPA

As the world’s attention remains focused on a likely catastrophic humanitarian fallout from any Syrian army offensive against jihadis in Idlib provinc(...)

Smoke billows following Syrian  bombardment of Al Habit on the edges of rebel-held Idlib province,  September 9th, 2018. Photograph:  Omar Haj Kadour/Getty

Russian and Syrian jets resumed intensive strikes in Idlib and Hama on Sunday, residents and rescuers said, as Damascus stepped up its assault on the (...)

Smoke rises 4 kilometres east of Khan Shaykhun in the southern countryside of Idlib province. Photograph: Anas/AFP/Getty Images

Russian and Syrian warplanes pounded towns in Syria’s opposition-held Idlib province on Saturday, a day after a summit of the presidents of Turkey, Ir(...)

Syrian children at a camp for displaced civilians fleeing from advancing Syrian government forces in Idlib province. Photograph: Amer Alhamwe/AFP/Getty Images

As the battle for Syria’s jihadi-dominated Idlib province looms, the UN is scrambling to avert a humanitarian disaster and calling for a negotiated so(...)

Syrians use dirt to put out a fire at the scene of a reported air strike in the district of Jisr al-Shughur, in Idlib province, on Tuesday. Photograph: Zein Al Rifai/AFP/Getty Images

With Russian and Syrian government forces poised to begin an all-out military offensive in Idlib, there is a real risk of humanitarian disaster in the(...)

Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan said the upcoming summit in Tehran would yeild positive results. File photograph: Vyacheslav Oseledko/ AFP/Getty Images

An attack on Syria’s Idlib, a rebel-held enclave, would be a massacre and the upcoming summit in Tehran, which will be attended by Iran, Russia and Tu(...)

The offensive could trigger a ‘human tragedy’, Mr Trump has said. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump has warned Syrian president Bashar al-Assad and his allies against a “reckless attack” on Idlib province. It comes after Ir(...)

Syrian rebel fighters prepare in anticipation of an attack by the regime on Idlib province, in Kafr Zeta. Photograph: Zein Al Rifai/AFP/Getty Images

The UN envoy for Syria has proposed that civilians in the rebel-held region of Idlib could be evacuated to government areas. Staffan de Mistura expre(...)

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