Iran and the Taliban appeared to have reached some degree of regional understanding. But it turned out to be a short-lived optimism with Tehran showing signs of unease.
From Syria to Sudan, Yemen and Afghanistan, the most corrupt states are also torn apart by political conflicts, showing the strong connection between the two.
Despite the Syrian regime escalating tensions across Idlib and Daraa, experts do not expect a large-scale operation against opposition forces.
Russia has been mediating a new deal to end the recent fighting in Daraa under which opposition groups who reject the deal will have to leave the region.
The Palestinian resistance group and the Lebanese Shia armed group have had long-standing ties and the recent violence in Gaza might have helped to strengthen their connections.
We look at the human and financial cost of the war according to the data from UN bodies, international NGOs and Syrian civil society groups.
Under the Biden administration, various normalisation efforts have started across the region, ranging from Turkey-Egypt rapprochement, to Iran-Saudi talks.
Compared to four years ago, Zakat funds increased in record numbers last year, helping more than two million refugees across the world, according to UNHCR.
More than half a million Syrian civilians have been killed in the conflict that still continues, over a million have been severely injured, and over 12 million people have been displaced, either internally, or externally.
The body's COVAX programme aims to immunise around five million people in the war-torn country by spring 2021.
Geir Pedersen said he presented a proposal to the constitutional committee but his proposal was rejected by the representatives of the Syrian regime and accepted by the opposition.
The bus was travelling in the Kobajjep area in southeastern Deir Ezzor province.
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