UN officials lashed out as violence threatened efforts to help civilians. 'We understand that a war is going on. But even wars have rules,' the UN humanitarian chief said angrily.
The agreement to establish cease-fires to allow aid delivery was the sole accomplishment of the last round of Syria peace talks, but the first mission in Homs was marred by violence.
Syria claims safety concerns, but critics of the chemical weapons deal say President Assad is feeling empowered – and may be stockpiling weapons in a regime stronghold.
Jabhat al-Nusra, Al Qaeda's designated affiliate in Syria, has avoided the infighting with other Syrian rebel groups that was ISIS's downfall. It could see its support surge.
Turkey is increasingly concerned about the proliferation of Al Qaeda-linked fighters along its border with Syria. This week its military fired on jihadist targets in Syria.
Rebels from South Sudan sent three women to Addis Ababa. But the government sent none. Syria talks in Geneva lack any women participants.
UN-sponsored talks in Switzerland yielded a provisional agreement to allow civilians to leave a besieged city, but rebel demands for a dictator's exit are hitting a wall.
The report by former war crimes prosectors alleges the Syrian regime has tortured 11,000 prisoners. The claim is credible, but don't forget the agenda.
Photos that purportedly show the torture and killing of detained opponents of Syria's regime are released on the eve of UN-sponsored peace talks in Geneva.
The UN announced Sunday that it had invited Iran to attend Syria peace talks in Geneva. The unexpected decision could scuttle the long-awaited meeting.