United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen says he has held "detailed substantial" talks with Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem on efforts to find a political solution to the country's eight-year-long war.
Damascus said its air defenses intercepted some of the Israeli missiles fired at a Syrian military base near the city of Hama, while the remaining missiles hitting the target have destroyed several buildings and injured three Syrian soldiers.
A new batch of displaced people have reached a crossing point in the Syrian desert after leaving the al-Rukban refugee camp, where thousands of civilians are stranded as foreign-sponsored Takfiri militant groups are hampering their safe exit to government-controlled areas.
Russia, Iran and Turkey agreed on Wednesday to hold an international conference on the return of Syrian refugees to their homeland, Leonid Slutsky, the head of the Russian lower house's International Affairs Committee said.
French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner has dismissed reports that his country is mulling over repatriating Daesh militants and their families detained in Syria after the elimination of the self-proclaimed “caliphate” of the Takfiri terrorist group in the war-torn country.