Military says one soldier and five FSA fighters killed in northern Syria as part of two-pronged cross-border operation.
Aid workers say city's besieged eastern part in urgent need of food and medical supplies as winter conditions set in.
Two people killed and 16 injured in southern province in latest explosion to target a government office in the country.
ISIL claims role in attack targeting Shia Muslim pilgrims returning from Arbaeen pilgrimage in the holy city of Karbala.
In first such incident on Syrian territory, three dead and 10 wounded in attack near northern city of Al Bab.
Syrian rebels agree to aid deliveries to east Aleppo, UN says, but no official confirmation yet from Russia or Syria.
Foreign minister says meeting to be held in Paris to confront strategy of "total war by Syrian regime and its allies".
The "thinker" figure capping an 18-cm jug was found in a Middle Bronze Age grave alongside other funerary offerings.
Pro-government forces accused of operating among civilians in bloody battle for Taiz and harassing medical staff.
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