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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 […]

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33 killed in renewed clashes across Yemen

33 killed in renewed clashes across Yemen

Jun 24, – Fierce battles erupted in the northern Jawf province when Huthi rebels attacked loyalists in al-Motoon district, triggering a counter attack by government forces backed by warplanes from the Saudi-led coalition, a military official said. Clashes in several areas across Yemen on Friday killed 22 Shiite rebels and 11 members of pro-government forces, […]

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Fierce bombardment in Syria’s Aleppo province kills 25

Fierce bombardment in Syria’s Aleppo province kills 25

Apr 26, – The attacks are the latest in a surge of violence in and around the city that has severely tested a February 27 ceasefire. A barrage of air strikes and shelling on Syria’s second city Aleppo and a town to its west have killed 25 civilians, emergency workers and a monitoring group said […]

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Bombings kill 20 in Syria as peace talks invitations go out

Bombings kill 20 in Syria as peace talks invitations go out

Jan 26, – The office of the U.N. envoy for Syria said it sent out invitations for the talks, but with just three days to go, the opposition is still undecided about whether it will attend. One opposition official suggested the Saudi-backed opposition delegation may boycott the talks. Multiple bombings struck a government-run checkpoint in […]

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Israel, Palestinians closest to peace ‘in years’: Kerry

Israel, Palestinians closest to peace ‘in years’: Kerry

Dec 07, – Israel and the Palestinians are closer to a peace deal than they have been in years, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday wrapping up his latest visit. “I believe we are closer than we have been in years to bringing about the peace and the prosperity and the security […]

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Palestinian teen stabs, kills Israeli soldier

Palestinian teen stabs, kills Israeli soldier

Nov 13, – The soldier was stabbed multiple times in the neck and upper body and was evacuated to hospital in critical condition where he died of his wounds, police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said. The attacker, a 16-year-old Palestinian from the West Bank town of Jenin who was working in Israel illegally, was apprehended and […]

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US accuses Syrian regime, assault on Qusair causing “tremendous suffering”

US accuses Syrian regime, assault on Qusair causing “tremendous suffering”

June 6, AP – The United States denounced President Bashar al-Assad’s government on Thursday over its 17-day assault on Qusair, near the Lebanese border. It said Syrian troops owed their success to Hezbollah fighters backed by Iran. The White House has accused the Syrian regime of causing “tremendous suffering” in its successful bid to reclaim […]

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Pakistani Taliban reject ANP peace talks offer

Pakistani Taliban reject ANP peace talks offer

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — The news is a blow to the incoming government of Nawaz Sharif, elected partly on promises to bring about peace after years of deadly attacks by militants against civilians and security forces. Ahsanullah Ahsan confirmed to The Associated Press in a telephone call from an undisclosed location Thursday that the group’s […]

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Communist rebels ambush convoy of Philippine elite police, kill 7

Communist rebels ambush convoy of Philippine elite police, kill 7

May 27, MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The members of the elite police Special Action Force were en route to a hospital for a regular medical test when the rebels, hiding in the bush along the road, detonated the explosive device and sprayed the vehicle with gunfire, said the regional police director, Chief Superintendent Rodrigo de […]

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US secretary of State Kerry’s focus on peace talks, not settlements

US secretary of State Kerry’s focus on peace talks, not settlements

May 24, TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Explaining part of the strategy of his now 2-month-old peace initiative, Kerry said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government can stop only some of the settlements being built in lands contested by the Israelis and Palestinians — and in those cases it should act. Unlike in previous American-led […]

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