Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has spurned any hopes of negotiations in the war in Syria, calling rebels terrorists. the international community responsed with concern and anger at Assad's speech, his first in public in more than half a year.
Syria's bloody civil conflict is entering its fifth year amid a major humanitarian emergency. With no end to the fighting in sight, US Secretary of State John Kerry has said he is willing to negotiate with Assad.
UN war crimes investigators are to publish names of suspects involved in Syria's war. The independent Commission of Inquiry plans to fight against the reinforcement of "impunity" of alleged war criminals.
Syria's government has been targeted with more sanctions by the European Union. The move follows a decision to increase pressure on President Bashar al-Assad and his backers.
Four years after the uprising against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Turkey has to accept that it has failed in its main aim: Assad is still in power. What now?