A contentious week-long first round of Syrian peace talks ended with no progress towards ending the civil war and the government delegation unable to say whether it will return for the next round in 10 days.
The increasing numbers of young jihadists heading to fight in Syria has sparked fear in Britain, France and Belgium that they could pose a major security threat upon return home as battle-hardened veterans.
Just a day before a marathon peace conference aimed at resolving Syrian crisis is scheduled to take place in Geneva, a report has blamed Syrian regime for systematically torturing and killing about 11,000 prison inmates.
A day after the invitation to Iran to join the much-awaited Syria peace conference botched up the chances of a successful talks, the United Nations on Monday stated that the conference would go ahead without Iran.
The head of an international mission to destroy Damascus`s chemical arsenal arrived today in Syria, where the regime pressed on with deadly strikes despite a flurry of diplomatic efforts to organise peace talks.