First discussions since start of the 10-year war covered border security and intensifying coordination.
Syria’s most powerful ally in the decade-long conflict, Russia’s Putin denounced ‘foreign forces’ still fighting.
Three other soldiers were wounded in an attack targeting Turkish forces in Idlib province.
French paper says French state was ‘well aware of the conditions’ under which Lafarge maintained its activity in Syria.
Court confirms last year’s four-year prison sentence against 84-year-old Rifaat al-Assad.
Syrian Civil Defence says a medical centre in rebel-held Idlib province was targeted by government shelling.
Talks to finalise a deal between the Syrian government and rebels in Deraa province have repeatedly faltered.
Plan involves using Egyptian gas to generate electricity in Jordan that will then be transmitted via Syria to Lebanon.
Two sides expected to discuss plan to ease Lebanon’s power crisis by transmitting electricity via the Syrian grid.
Israel carried out ‘an air aggression’ near Damascus early on Friday, a Syrian military source has said.
A three-day ceasefire came into effect after weeks of intense attacks by pro-government forces on rebels in Deraa City.
Experts warn of impending humanitarian ‘catastrophe’ in northeast Syria, where waning river flow is rapidly waning.