The Russian Navy’s landing ship Azov sails in the Bosphorus, on its way to the Mediterranean Sea, in Istanbul, Turkey, on Thursday. Reuters
The deal struck between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan comes after an escalation of violence in Idlib, the northwestern province of Syria where Ankara is battling Moscow-backed government forces.
The patrol on the M4 highway in Idlib province was the result of a March 5 ceasefire accord between Moscow and Ankara, which back opposing sides in Syria's nine-year war. The ceasefire has largely held since then.
Turkish and Russian officials are reviewing deployment of their forces in the Syrian border region of Tel Rifaat, Turkey’s Vice President Fuat Oktay said on Sunday, a day after cross-border fire from the area killed one Turkish soldier.
In a statement on Saturday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation reiterated its assertion that a political solution is the only way to end the conflict in Libya under the supervision of the United Nations.
President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a message of condolences to Sultan of Brunei Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’Izzaddin Waddaulah on the death of his son Prince Haji 'Abdul 'Azim.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has donated 8.8 tonnes of medical supplies to Syria to aid the country's fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, state media reported.