A divide is opening in the British Bangladeshi community in East London, where Shamima Begum spent her formative years, over whether the teen who ran away to join to self-styled Islamic State should return home
Germany can take back so-called Islamic State fighters captured in Syria only if the suspects have consular access, the interior ministry said on Sunday. Some 1,050 people have travelled from Germany to the warzone in Syria and Iraq since 2013 and about a third have already returned to Germany.
The United States Special Representative for Syria has denounced Russia’s role in the conflict there and its “unyielding" support for the Assad Regime. In an interview with our correspondent Méabh Mc Mahon, James Jeffrey said the US would not finance any reconstruction in the country.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan says a constitutional committee for Syria should be formed as soon as possible. It comes after a four-way summit on Syria in Istanbul together with Germany's Angela Merkel, France's Emmanuel Macron and Russia's Vladimir Putin.