A Russian reconnaissance aircraft was shot down by Syria forces responding to an Israeli airstrike.
- by Nataliya Vasilyeva
The deal will create a new demilitarised zone from which "radical" rebels must withdraw by the middle of next month.
- by Tulay Karadeniz & Suleiman Al-Khalidi
The military said the plane disappeared as four Israeli fighter jets were attacking targets in the area.
- by Christian Lowe
Loud explosions shook Syria's coastal province of Latakia late on Monday, sending orange flames into the sky.
The statue of a human head and a lion's body was found in the Temple of Kom Ombo in Aswan during work to protect the site from groundwater.
Despite losing most of the territory it held between Iraq and Syria since its peak in 2014, the jihadist IS remains a disruptive force in both countries.
- by Bassem Mroue
Trump abhors multilateral bodies and agreements, believing that bilateral arrangements can and will give the United States the "win" every time.
- by Maher Mughrabi
Two impending battles in Syria may mark the end of major military operations in the civil war, but may not end the violence
- by Nick O'Malley
US-backed forces have launched what they hope will be the final battle for territory in the four-year old war against the Islamic State.
- by Liz Sly