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AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The executive branch of the world's chemical weapons watchdog on Thursday condemned the use of banned sarin and chlorine bombs by Syria's air force, but stopped short of taking direct action to penalise Damascus.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Russia on Thursday failed in a second U.N. Security Council bid to cut aid access to Syria from Turkey, diplomats said, and the council will now vote on a last-ditch attempt to extend approval for cross-border aid deliveries before it expires on Friday.
DUBAI/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria could face severe bread shortages for the first time since the start of the war, another challenge for President Bashar al-Assad as he grapples with an economic meltdown and fresh U.S. sanctions, a U.N. official, activists and farmers said.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Kelly Craft urged her Security Council counterparts on Wednesday to oppose a Russian bid to cut border access for aid deliveries to millions of Syrian civilians, describing the choice as "good versus evil."
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A bomb attack by the Kurdish YPG militia killed six people and wounded 11 on Tuesday in the northeastern Syrian town of Tel Abyad, near the Turkish border, the Turkish Defence Ministry said.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas discussed Syria's humanitarian aid needs in a telephone call on Tuesday.
ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece moved 25 unaccompanied minors from overcrowded migrant camps to Portugal on Tuesday as part of a relocation programme to EU countries.
GENEVA (Reuters) - Syrian and Russian planes have carried out deadly aerial strikes on schools, hospitals and markets in Idlib province that amount to war crimes, U.N. investigators said on Tuesday in a report that also condemned attacks by Islamist militants.
PARIS/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - For France, it was the final straw. For Turkey, it was a misunderstanding. For NATO, it could be a turning point.
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish police detained 276 migrants on a cargo ship docked on the Aegean coast on Tuesday and also captured eight people trying to smuggle them out of the country, Turkey's coastguard authority said on Tuesday.