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.
They are calling on Congress to reform gun laws to take assault rifles out of the hands of youths and mentally ill individuals. The district's PTA council says it's organizing as much information as it can about the planned walkouts.
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.
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.
Cousins is seen as the top option of them all when it comes to the possible quarterbacks for teams in need of a signal-caller. Per Vincent Frank of the Yard Barker, Cousins is looking for a three-year deal with guaranteed money of $90 million.
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.
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.
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".
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.
Margot Robbie's Oscars dress took over 600 hours to make
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 .
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.
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.
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.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrives in Egypt
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.