White House is still finalising details of President Biden's Asia schedule, US officials say, but a trip to the heavily fortified DMZ separating the two Koreas is a step that is taken by many who visit the region.
Tensions between the two Koreas has risen in recent weeks after the North blew up a joint liaison office on its side of the border, declared an end to dialogue and threatened military action.
Mevlut Cavusoglu, Sergey Lavrov speak over the phone to discuss the latest developments in the war-torn country.
A senior figure from HTS explained how the group is trying to earn trust in Idlib on pragmatic lines and also address the lack of strong defence to survive the airstrikes launched by the Syrian regime.
The North Korean soldier was spotted moving towards South Korea, and then crossed over a military demarcation line separating the two sides, the South's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement.
Attacks were intensified on villages and towns in northern Hama, southern Idlib and Latakia — areas that fall within a demilitarised zone agreed on last September between Russia and Turkey.
Turkey, Russia, France and Germany will meet in Istanbul to find a political solution to the Syrian war. Yet this has been preceded by many failures.
Clashes between the Syrian rebels and regime forces are reported just days ahead of a planned four-way summit of leaders from Turkey, Russia, France and Germany on Syria in Istanbul on Saturday.
North and South Korea agreed to begin reconnecting rail and road links in high-level talks in the Korean demilitarised zone which were aimed at finding ways to carry out peace agreements between the two countries.
Turkey and Russia struck a deal to prevent a Russia-backed regime attack on Syria's last major opposition bastion of Idlib.
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