A man walks next to damaged buildings in the old town of Homs, Syria, Aug. 15, 2018. The Russian Defense Ministry said it is coordinating efforts to help Syrian refugees return home and rebuild the country's infrastructure destroyed by the civil war. Sergei Grits | AP
Syria

After the EU Boycotts Russia’s Initiatives to Rebuild Syria, China Steps In

With the EU refusing to engage. China intends to intensify its participation in Syria, and Damascus, with the support of Russia, is working on the return of Idlib, the last stronghold of Islamists.