Syria, officially the Syrian Arab Republic, is a country in Western Asia, bordering Lebanon to the southwest, the Mediterranean Sea to the west, Turkey to the north, Iraq to the east, Jordan to the south, and Israel to the southwest.
Some 500 Syr took to the streets of Idlib to call for an end to the offensive by government troops backed by Russia, an operation that includes daily bombardments.
Several journalists were wounded during the Syrian government's military operation against the Jabhat al-Nusra group in the al-Qarasi region in the vicinity of Aleppo.
A Chinese envoy has said that China is ready to play a constructive role in the early restoration of peace in Syria.
The death toll from the massive earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale that jolted eastern Turkey has increased to 22, the government said on Saturday.
At least 20 people were killed and 1,015 others injured after a massive earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale jolted eastern Turkey, authorities said on Saturday.
Russia and Turkey announced on Tuesday that it would continue efforts to end hostilities in Libya despite strongman Khalifa Haftar leaving the peace talks in Moscow without signing a permanent ceasefire deal.
Iranian authorities have called on the region's countries to unite to expel US troops from the Middle East.
Syrian Ambassador to India Riad Abbas on Monday criticised the United States over the escalated tensions in the Middle East owing to its interference in the region's affairs, and remarked, "Where there is America, there is trouble."
The three IS militants arrested in the national capital on Thursday have terror links with Syria and Malaysia, police sources said on Saturday.
The UN Security Councilhas re-authorized cross-border aid mechanism for Syria after heated discussion.