Russia, a key ally of Syrian President Bashar Assad, leases the Hemeimeem military base in Syria, near the Mediterranean coast.
Rebels in Syria's Eastern Ghouta "refuse to leave" and have reiterated they will defend the area, saying a Russian-proposed withdrawal was not a serious offer, a spokesperson of one of the rebel groups in the enclave told Al Jazeera.
The United Nations says an aid convoy carrying humanitarian assistance has started entering the town of Douma in Damascus' besieged rebel-held suburbs of eastern Ghouta.
After six and a half years collecting evidence, commission members said on Tuesday that they planned to work vigorously on behalf of the victims but emphasized "there can be no trade-off between justice for the victims and a viable political solution" to the conflict.
Misraba, a farm town in the center of East Ghouta, is the largest settlement standing in the way of pro-government ground forces as they battle to sever the pocket of rebel-held territory just east of Damascus in two.
"The situation is catastrophic", said a doctor speaking from the rebel pocket. A March 7 Kremlin statement about the gathering did not specify the exact date or where the meeting would take place.
The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also reported that Syrian forces were making advances in the vicinity of Jisreen town.
The mission on Monday to the area known as eastern Ghouta was cut short after the government shelling escalated while the aid workers were still inside, calling into question future aid shipments to the encircled region, the last major opposition stronghold near the capital.
Meanwhile, the United Nations believes that over 400,000 people continue to be trapped in Eastern Ghouta, where supplies are quickly running out and aid convoys are struggling to get through.
An AFP reporter in Hammuriyeh said air strikes had hit the town overnight and only a few residents emerged from their cellars after daybreak for fear of more.
An UNHCR aid convoy drives through the besieged town of Douma, Eastern Ghouta, Damascus, Syria March 5, 2018.
Aksoy said the camps would host a total of 170,000 people.
Turkey has also launched a campaign to oust a Syrian Kurdish militia from the enclave of Afrin that Ankara considers to be "terrorist" and linked to an insurgency within Turkey's own borders.
And three USA -led coalition strikes on a school near Raqqa in March 2017 killed 150 residents - roughly five times the toll acknowledged by the Pentagon, which said at the time that dozens of militants and not civilians were killed.
Lawmakers had every opportunity to legislate a fix, but the fate of the Dreamers has proved too divisive for Congress to resolve. Immigration advocates have used the unmet deadline as an inflection point to pressure Congress and the White House.
Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Kuwait have provided billions of dollars in support since Sisi's power grab. Egypt and Saudi have strengthened ties since Sisi took power after ousting the Muslim Brotherhood in 2013.
For Republicans , former Ted Cruz chief of staff Chip Roy , former Central Intelligence Agency agent William Negley, state Rep. Jason Isaac and former Bexar County GOP Chairman Robert Stovall are seen as having the best chances to advance to a runoff.
But Barkley is much cleaner character-wise and health-wise than those two, respectively, and might be an even more dynamic player. Great and frightful performances will get scouts, coaches and general managers all re-watching tape. "It was a lot of adversity".
Fellow actress Sally Hawkins expressed 'I'm losing shells!' as sparkly sequins began dropping from her gown throughout the night. "The colors I selected were important to me because those colors symbolize equality, new beginnings, and passion", she said .
On the red carpet, Haddish donned a traditional Eritrean African dress to honor her later father, Tsihaye Reda Haddish. She quipped: "But he do got seven kids, I don't know if I could deal with a man that's got that many kids".
The rear camera system, which is capable of taking 4K video at 60 fps and 720p super-slow-motion video at 960 fps, has LED flash. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Galaxy S9 Plus has superior camera setup due to it having one more lens than the other.
Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran to Resign on April 1
Governor Phil Bryant will now appoint an interim senator, and a special election for Cochran's seat will be held in November. Cochran's announcement means MS will now have two Senate seats up for grabs in November.
ED Opioid Overdose Visits Jump 30% in One Year
Rising opioid overdose deaths have been linked to a falling USA life expectancy - it dropped in 2015 and again in 2016. Nationally, ER visits for suspected opioid overdoses went up for all regions, all age groups, men and women.
US Sues California to Void Immigrant Protection Laws
Trump is expected to visit the San Diego area sometime in March to inspect border wall prototypes constructed near Otay Mesa. Attorney General Jeff Sessions will be in California's capital, Sacramento, on Thursday to make the announcement.
Oscars: 'Coco' Wins Best Animated Feature
The film was competing with 'Loving Vincent' , 'The Boss Baby' , 'Ferdinand' , and 'The Breadwinner' . Co-director Adrian Molina said the film was particularly meaningful to him.
Merkel welcomes centre-left's OK for coalition
Announcing the new line-up, Merkel called Spahn "a representative of the younger generation" who would play a constructive role. Within her ranks too, Merkel, who once seemed invincible, is looking increasingly vulnerable as calls grow louder for change.
Peele: 1st African American to Win Original Screenplay Oscar
I would have to have a story that I feel like would take it up a notch. "Marginalized people deserve to feel like they belong". Guillermo del Toro's fantasy romance " The Shape of Water ", won best picture , director, score and production design.
Opposition wants debate in LS on PNB fraud tomorrow
The government, on its part, is seeking to counter the opposition offensive by bringing the Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill. Two more notices have been issued on this matter. "We have issues for every day in Parliament", O'Brien said told media.
Davide Astori, 31, Italian soccer player
Dario Nardella, the current mayor of Florence, said the city would observe a day of mourning for the player's funeral. AN emotional Antonio Conte paid tribute to "fantastic guy" Davide Astori following the tragic news of his death.
Ryan Seacrest faces sexual abuse claims
As these timely questions loom, there may be more suspense during the red carpet coverage than in the Oscars show. A former personal stylist claims that the KUWTK exec-producer sexually harassed her.