On January 20, Turkey launched a military operation against the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) militia in its western enclave of Afrin, backing Syrian rebels with air strikes and ground troops.
Also Sunday, at least three civilians were killed in government airstrikes and shelling on a besieged, opposition-held area outside Damascus, according to the Observatory.
The Russian ambassador to the United Nations blocked an action by the UNSC on the deteriorating situation in Syria, including in Idlib province -- also a scene of daily ground and aerial bombardment by Russian and Syrian forces - calling the ceasefire idea as "unrealistic!"
"Schools are supposed to be safe places for children, protected under worldwide law, yet they are being attacked every single day", said Sonia Khush, Save the Children's Syria Response Director in a statement.
"Ghouta is drowning in blood", said a doctor in Arbeen, one of the towns in the region in which 100 people were wounded and at least 14 killed, including a rescue worker and several children.
The UN Security Council is now examining a draft resolution calling for a 30-day ceasefire in all of Syria to enable the urgent delivery of humanitarian aid, according to a text seen by AFP on Friday.
According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a United Kingdom -based monitoring group, 59 civilians, including 15 children, have been killed on Thursday alone in eastern Ghouta.
The conflict in Syria has seen more than 300,000 people killed and millions more displaced since it began in early 2011.
The YPG said that the Turkish army also targeted a cattle slaughterhouse on the outskirts of Afrin, causing heavy damage to the building and killing hundreds of sheep.
SANA said earlier that forces of the US-led global coalition targeted popular forces that were fighting the Islamic State group and the USA -backed Syrian Democratic Forces in the eastern province of Deir el-Zour.
The official state news agencySANAreported on Thursday that the overnight attack hit tribal fighters in Khusham, a town in the oil-rich Deir el-Zour province. A stronghold of Islamic State militants until late a year ago, the province also was the group's main source of oil revenue. In the battle, Turkey is relying on Syrian rebel forces that have lost all their other worldwide backers.
More than 800 civilians are believed to have been injured in the same period.
Turkish officials say the leaders of Turkey, Russia and Iran will meet in Istanbul to discuss peace efforts for Syria.
Unconfirmed Turkish media reports had Turkey had halted flights after Russia, which effectively controls the skies over the region, had closed the airspace over Afrin, following the February 3 downing of a Russian jet in northern Idlib province.
Anderson's gold marks Team USA's second gold medal of PyeongChang 2018 after snowboarder Red Gerard won gold over the weekend. Four years after she won gold in snowboard slopestyle's debut in the Games, Anderson claimed another here in Pyeongchang.
The UAE is home to more than 3 million people of Indian origin and the investment from the UAE to India exceeds $11 billion. Modi will hold talks with Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas following, which a number of agreements are going to be signed.
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How North Korea Managed to Crash the Party Signs of discord in the US-alliance were evident immediately after the announcement. She attributed the decline to a variety of factors including the political taunting between the United States and North Korea.
The 28-year-old is a crucial part of the North's Games delegation led by Kim Yong Nam , North Korea's nominal head of state. Pence and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sat nearby, looking expressionless.
Now he could be set for a lengthy period on the sidelines just as the Premier relegation dogfight starts to begin. Five straight losses have dropped Huddersfield from 11th in the Premier League table to the relegation zone.
An Iranian official in Tehran said more arrests were expected in connection with Seyed-Emami's organization. Iran does not recognize dual nationalities, so those detainees can not receive consular assistance.
The North and the United States were also holding a series of high-level talks on Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programmes. The worst scenario for Washington would be for the North to gain an advantage by realizing a summit between the two Koreas.
Following that shock 2-1 defeat to Birmingham City in the 2011 League Cup final, Arsenal have won their last 10 games at Wembley. Incredibly, the Gunners don't play again in the Premier League until March 1, when they take on league-leaders Manchester City.
Asked by editor-in-chief Boaz Bismouth when the U.S. would present its peace plan, Mr Trump said: "We will see what happens". The capital, having Jerusalem be your great capital, was a very important thing to a lot of people".
Tropical Cyclone Gita tearing through the Pacific
Close to Gita's centre, the average winds are up to 185 kilometres per hour with momentary gusts to 260 kilometres per hour. For other parts of the country, expect strong winds, heavy rain and thunderstorms from early tomorrow .
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Boston Celtics
Needless to say, the Twitter had some pretty awesome reactions to James raining on Pierce's parade. "I wanted to be out there". As much as it might have been a festive environment early for the home team, LeBron absolutely laid the smack down on Boston.
South Africa win to keep ODI series alive
They replaced their visiting at Sri Lanka due to some internal problems and so, in the meantime, they are playing against India . De Villiers showcased true masterclass as he took the attack back to opponent's camp in his 26-run off 18 deliveries innings.
Acne Can Increase the Risk for Depression
The increased risk of depression for acne-prone patients lasts for five years after their initial onset, the study found. A new study , led by researchers at the University of Calgary in Canada monitored acne patients' mood symptoms.
Chan first in team free skate, bolsters Canada's lead
Chan, the three-time world champion from Toronto, fell on both his quadruple toe loop and triple Axel to score 81.66. In recent interview with Hello Magazine , Virtue talked about her chemistry with skating partner Scott Moir .
JB Hi-Fi sales and revenue lift
Consumer electronics retailers have faced skinnier margins as vendors cope with cheap imports and accelerating obsolescence. For the six months to December 31st, JB Hi-Fi nabbed a net profit of $151.7 million, with total sales of $3.69 billion.