Hundreds of rebel fighters and civilians, including small children swaddled in thick blankets, were bused out of war-ravaged Aleppo in heavy snow on Wednesday as the evacuation of former rebel strongholds entered its final phase.
The assassination of Russia's ambassador to Turkey fits into a long tradition of political violence in a country where the fallout from the Syrian war is deepening the chaos.
The UN General Assembly has agreed to set up a panel to gather evidence on war crimes in Syria, taking a first step toward prosecuting those responsible for atrocities in the nearly six-year war.
The Kremlin said on Wednesday, it was too early to conclude who was behind the murder of Russian ambassador Andrei Karlov in Ankara, after Turkey's foreign minister put the blame on exiled cleric Fethullah Gulen.
A Japanese programme aimed at accepting a small number of refugees from war-torn Syria is under fire for implying that pregnant women are not welcome
Turkey has blocked Social Media websites like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and WhatsApp along with Tor; the popular network used to browse the internet without being traced or tracked.
Twenty two-year-old Mevlut Mert Altintas shot Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov on Monday in Ankara, Turkey. The 62-year-old Russian ambassador was speaking at the inaguration of a pohoto exhibition in Ankara when Altintas fired nine bullets on Karlov.
Putin said that the Ankara murder was designed to undermine ties that have been patched up since a furious dispute over Turkey's downing of a Russian jet in Syria
The conflict in Syria took another ugly turn on Monday night, after a 22-year-old Turkish policeman, Mevlut Mert Altintas, fatally shot the Russian Ambassador to Ankara, Andrei Karlov in broad daylight.
Turkish authorities were on Tuesday holding six people over the assassination of the Russian ambassador to Ankara by an off-duty policeman, as Russia urgently sought answers over the murder.
Alabed has been posting, with her mother's help, heart-rending and emotionally strong posts on Twitter about life in the war-torn Syrian city of Aleppo.
The Russian ambassador to Turkey was shot in the back and killed as he gave a speech at an Ankara art gallery on Monday by an off-duty police officer who shouted "Don't forget Aleppo" and "Allahu Akbar" as he opened fire.
On Monday night the Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov, was assassinated in Ankara by a lone gunman who served as part of his security detail.
Diplomatic immunity was shot eight times in Turkey as the Russian ambassador Andrei Karlov addressed an art gathering
Karlov, was several minutes into a speech at a photo exhibition in, Ankara, when a man wearing a suit shouted "Allahu Akbar" and fired at least 8 shots.
In recent weeks, news about the deaths of civilians in Syrian city of Aleppo flooded news portals. Rebel resistance in Aleppo ended last week after years of fighting and months of bitter siege and bombardment that culminated in a bloody retreat, as insurgents agreed to withdraw in a ceasefire.
More than 1,000 people were evacuated from the last rebel-held pocket of Syria's Aleppo early on Monday after hours of delay, a medical official said.
Gunmen attacked buses sent to evacuate people from two pro-regime villages in northwest Syria on Sunday but a senior military source said the incident should not disrupt parallel evacuations from Aleppo.
Desperation mounted on Sunday among thousands of hunger-stricken Syrian civilians trapped in the rebel enclave in Aleppo after their evacuation was delayed by a disagreement over the fate of other besieged areas.
Trapped civilians and rebels waited desperately for evacuations to resume from an opposition-held enclave in Aleppo, as the UN Security Council prepared to vote on sending observers to the flashpoint Syrian city.