Beijing and Damascus have now agreed that the Chinese military will have closer ties with Syria. As of this week, China is picking sides and is set to provide “aid and military training” to Assad.
Tonight, we look at how Syria's civil war morphed into a super-power proxy war involving every permanent member of the UN Security Council, divided along different lines.
Is Syria about to become the theatre in which World War Three is fought, now that all the necessary players are positioned there?
Then, Lauren Southern is back from the front lines of America's race war. She sits down with me to tell us what's really happening on the ground in Milwaukee and who is behind the balaclavas of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Plus: The week's top headlines and your Quote of Honour!