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Syrian forces have unilaterally ceased firing in the northwestern Idlib province, the last major rebel-held territory, Russia's defense ministry said.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed the country is determined to stop chaos and turbulence in the region with the help of Iran and other governments.
Poland's foreign minister said Russia has declined an invitation to an international conference on the Middle East next month in Warsaw.
The United States has threatened India with sanctions over New Delhi’s decision to buy the S-400 air defense missile system from Russia.
Turkish leaders ought to be careful not to allow their highly pragmatic foreign policy to damage the trust other countries have in Ankara, as they need the cooperation of regional states in dealing with huge challenges facing them.
Turkey would likely opt to purchase Russian Sukhoi Su-57 twin-engine warplanes in place of US F-35 single-engine stealth fighter jets if Washington suspends the delivery of the latter in response to Ankara’s sale of S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems from Russia.
Russian lawmakers say Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has commended Soviet air defence systems, which helped Damascus repel 71 Western missiles.
A political analyst says the US-led military action against Syria on Saturday was aimed at humiliating Russia.
The Russian ambassador to Tehran says no one could claim that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons against the opposition, stressing that there is no doubt the supporters of the terrorists were behind the attack.