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Turkish president calls Syria's Assad a 'terrorist', says he cannot take part in peace efforts.
UN-mandated investigators say Syrian President Bashar Assad's air force conducted a sarin gas attack in April that killed at least 83 civilians and sparked a retaliatory US strike.
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says the UK will probably join the US in further military action against Syria if asked to do so.
The evacuation of civilians and fighters from besieged Syrian towns has resumed after a weekend bombing at a transit point killed 126 people, 68 of them children, an AFP correspondent reports.
Syria's President Bashar Assad has said a suspected chemical weapons attack on a rebel-held town was a "fabrication" to justify a US military strike.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer apologised for "insensitive" remarks in which he seemed to favourably compare Adolf Hitler's actions during the Holocaust to atrocities carried out now by strongman Bashar Assad in Syria.
Warplanes have struck a northern Syrian town where a chemical attack killed scores of people earlier this week.
A US missile strike on an airbase in central Syria was "foolish and irresponsible", President Bashar Assad's office says.
President Vladimir Putin says Russia's arms sales abroad last year topped $15bn and is planning to expand its share of the global arms market.
Syria's regime is ready to release detainees in exchange for hostages held by rebels ahead of peace talks in the Kazakh capital.
Syria's army has accused Israeli warplanes of hitting one of its positions, killing two people in an attack that a monitor said targeted a site where the regime allegedly produces chemical weapons.
Russia's General Staff says it has deployed military police to monitor the cease-fire in a safe zone in the eastern suburbs of Syria's Damascus.
Syria still has up to three tons of chemical weapons, Israeli defence officials have said in the first specific intelligence assessment of President Bashar Assad's weapons capabilities since a deadly chemical attack earlier this month.
Opposition activists say the evacuation of more than 3 000 Syrians that was scheduled to take place on Sunday has been postponed.
Striving to salvage ties amid a dispute over Syria, the US and Russia have agreed to work together on an investigation into a Syrian chemical weapons attack.
North Korea has vowed to bolster its defences to protect itself against airstrikes like the ones President Donald Trump ordered against an air base in Syria.
Russia hailed Donald Trump when he came to power as the leader who could help restore battered ties between Moscow and Washington, but his surprise missile strike in Syria has instead thrown down a gauntlet,.
Syria has decried a US missile attack on a government-controlled air base from where American officials say the Syrian military launched a deadly chemical attack, calling it an "aggression" that led to "losses".
Scores of Syrian opposition fighters and their families have begun leaving the last rebel-held neighbourhood in the central city of Homs.
Syrian President Bashar Assad has said he is prepared "to negotiate everything" at planned talks in Kazakhstan, seeking to cast himself as a peacemaker after his forces' recapture of Aleppo.
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