The negotiations mark the first time the opposition and Assad's representatives have come together since talks in Geneva were suspended in early 2016.
The extremists tear down facade of second-century theater and monument after recapturing the town from government troops.
Russia set the new diplomatic process in motion after its air force helped the Syrian government and allied, Iran-backed militia defeat rebels in Aleppo city's east last month.
'We expect the new administration to accept this invitation,' says Russian foreign minister, adding that cooperation on issues like fight against terror would follow.
The Yarmouk refugee camp in Syria is not Aleppo, and the media is not interested in the some 6,000 Palestinian refugees under siege.
The fighting has been the heaviest in the city for a year, a monitoring group reported.
The delegation will press the Assad regime on violations of the cease-fire and try to 'neutralize' Iranian influence during talks in Kazakhstan, officials say.
Country has seemingly reached the limits of its endurance and readiness to mobilize against the Assad regime, but that doesn’t mean rebels will stop fighting.
An international investigation finds that the decision to use chlorine bombs in 2014-15 came from the very top; the Syrian government maintains that ISIS is behind the attacks.
Syrian army command says Israel fired rockets at air base, warns or repercussions over 'flagrant' attack.
Ismail Haniyeh arrived in Egypt on his way back from Qatar, where head of Hamas Khaled Meshal resides. It was the highest-level visit from the organization since Egyptian President Morsi was overthrown.
Hundreds of police officers and soldiers have been killed in recent years in northern Sinai, which is home to an insurgency led by an ISIS affiliate.
The trial of Border Policeman Ben Dery has dragged on for more than two years. A visit to the courtroom shows the wheels of justice turning very strangely indeed.
A source involved in high level talks between Abbas and King Abdullah says Jordan worries how any decision about Jerusalem could impact its own oversight of its holy sites, as well as internal events within kingdom.
When Haaretz published a story about female cancer sufferers being denied permits to visit Israel or the West Bank for treatment, most of the responses were distinctly lacking in love for the stranger.
Avigdor Lieberman tells former CIA chief Petraeus that attempts to come to an agreement have failed since the Oslo Accords and that a regional framework is required.
From Israel to Turkey, Libya to Iraq, Moscow expands its influence in attempt to pose alternative to U.S. With Trump in White House, nothing seems to stand in Putin's way.
Bethlehem hosted an open day of musical events last week, including a master class by a renowned French violinist. If only the Israeli army wasn't so busy creating stories for me to cover.
Habib Elghanian, founder of Plascokar industries for which the building was named, had the edifice put up in the 1960's, in a pre-Islamic revolutionary era when the Jews fared well in Iran.
The Plasco building is an iconic presence on the Tehran skyline and was built in the early 1960s by an Iranian-Jewish businessman.