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The Latest- Attack targets Russian embassy in Syria

The Latest- Attack targets Russian embassy in Syria

The Latest on the conflict in Syria, and the Russia-Turkey-brokered cease-fire agreement. Russia’s foreign ministry says a mortar round has exploded inside the Russian embassy compound in the Syrian capital Damascus. Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said in a statement Thursday that the mortar fired from a rebel-controlled suburb of Damascus fell near the entrance of […]

December 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
Thousands leave Aleppo as UN plans new peace talks

Thousands leave Aleppo as UN plans new peace talks

Thousands of traumatised Syrians left the rebel enclave of Aleppo Monday as the UN voted to deploy observers there and said it planned new peace talks in Geneva in February. “It is the intention of the United Nations to convene those negotiations in Geneva on 8 February 2017,” UN envoy Staffan de Mistura said after […]

December 20, 2016 | By | Reply More
24 killed in air strikes on Syria’s Idlib- monitor

24 killed in air strikes on Syria’s Idlib- monitor

Sep 10, – It was not immediately clear who carried out the raids that also hit several neighbourhoods in Idlib and wounded at least 90 people, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Air strikes that hit a market and areas of the rebel-held northwestern city of Idlib Saturday killed 24 people, a monitor said, […]

September 10, 2016 | By | Reply More
Residents flee as air strikes shake Syria’s Aleppo

Residents flee as air strikes shake Syria’s Aleppo

Apr 30, – Aleppo was left out of a new temporary US-Russian brokered truce that appeared to be holding in the regime stronghold of Latakia as well as Damascus and the nearby rebel bastion of Eastern Ghouta. Terrified residents fled a new wave of air strikes on rebel-held areas of Syria’s divided city of Aleppo […]

April 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
Truce in peril as Syria bombardments kill at least 30

Truce in peril as Syria bombardments kill at least 30

Apr 23, – The head of a Britain-based monitoring group said the escalating violence meant a ceasefire between the regime and non-jihadist rebels, in place since late February, had effectively collapsed. At least 30 civilians were killed Saturday in regime and rebel bombardment of areas across Syria, threatening an eight-week-old truce at a time when […]

April 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
Dozens dead in Syria strikes as opposition chiefs leave talks

Dozens dead in Syria strikes as opposition chiefs leave talks

Apr 19, – In some of the deadliest violence since a ceasefire took effect in February, a suspected regime bombing raid hit a market in the city of Maaret al-Numan, killing at least 37 civilians, a monitor said. Suspected government air strikes killed at least 44 civilians at markets in northwestern Syria Tuesday, as opposition […]

April 19, 2016 | By | Reply More
U.N. envoy says invited Syria opposition fighters to Geneva talks

U.N. envoy says invited Syria opposition fighters to Geneva talks

Apr 05, – “A category of commanders has been invited, and I will not go beyond that,” he said. U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura has invited the leaders of opposition armed factions to consultations that he launched in Geneva on Tuesday, he told a news conference. He also said the rise of the Islamic […]

May 5, 2015 | By | Reply More
Iraq violence killed at least 1,420 in August – U.N.

Iraq violence killed at least 1,420 in August – U.N.

Sep 01, – Another 1,370 Iraqis were wounded and 600,000 people forced to flee, the U.N. added, as Islamic State militants, who have grabbed large areas of territory since June, pushed into land controlled by Kurdish troops and targeted religious minorities. At least 1,420 people were killed in Iraq in August, the United Nations said […]

September 1, 2014 | By | Reply More
West Africa Ebola outbreak could infect 20,000 people, WHO says

West Africa Ebola outbreak could infect 20,000 people, WHO says

Aug 28, – The World Health Organisation (WHO) announced a $490 million strategic plan to contain the epidemic over the next nine months, saying it was based on a projection that the virus could spread to 10 further countries beyond the four now affected – Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria. The Ebola epidemic in […]

August 28, 2014 | By | Reply More
Kerry, Russian FM join Iran nuclear talks

Kerry, Russian FM join Iran nuclear talks

Nov 23, – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and foreign ministers of other major powers were converging Saturday to lend their weight to the Iran nuclear talks after envoys reported progress in marathon negotiations to curb the Iranian program in return for limited sanctions relief. After a third day of talks, State Department spokesperson […]

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