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Russian bombing leaves ‘little hope’ for peace in Syria- EU’s Tusk

Russian bombing leaves ‘little hope’ for peace in Syria- EU’s Tusk

Feb 16, – “Russian bombing leaves little hope” for a solution to the five-year conflict, Tusk said on a visit to Athens, with days to go until an internationally agreed “cessation of hostilities.” “The whole world is hoping for peace and is ready for talks,” Tusk said after meeting Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras as […]

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Russian bombs take toll in Syria as Islamic State under pressure

Russian bombs take toll in Syria as Islamic State under pressure

Jan 21, – Insurgents in the west are being hit harder, while in eastern and central parts of the country, Islamic State is also under military pressure and is cutting fighters’ pay as its oil-smuggling operations are hit by plunging prices. Four months of Russian air strikes in Syria are taking their toll on rebel […]

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Russia confirms bomb attack brought down Egypt plane, vows revenge

Russia confirms bomb attack brought down Egypt plane, vows revenge

Nov 17, – Putin pledged to ramp up Moscow’s bombing campaign in Syria in response to the attack but stopped short of blaming any one group as the country’s security agency announced a $50 million (47 million-euro) reward for information leading to capture of those responsible. President Vladimir Putin vowed vengeance as Moscow on Tuesday […]

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U.S. says Assad must go, timing down to negotiation

U.S. says Assad must go, timing down to negotiation

Sep 20, – Speaking after talks with British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond in London, Kerry called on Russia and Iran to use their influence over Assad to convince him to negotiate a political transition. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad has to go but the timing of his […]

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Car bomb kills 10 in Syria regime bastion Latakia

Car bomb kills 10 in Syria regime bastion Latakia

Sep 02, –”Terrorists detonated a car laden with many explosives at noon (0900 GMT) in Hamam square in Latakia, killing 10 people,” the official SANA news agency reported. Ten people were killed and dozens wounded on Wednesday in a rare car bombing in the Syrian city of Latakia, in the coastal bastion of President Bashar […]

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Toll from Syria regime strikes near Damascus rises to 34- monitor

Toll from Syria regime strikes near Damascus rises to 34- monitor

Aug 23, – The increased toll came as nine people, including civilians, were killed in rocket attacks on a regime-held neighbourhood northeast of Damascus, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The toll from heavy government bombardment of a rebel stronghold outside the Syrian capital rose on Sunday to 34 civilians, including 12 children, a […]

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Syria Kurds seize town from Islamic State near its ‘capital’

Syria Kurds seize town from Islamic State near its ‘capital’

Jun 23, – The Kurdish march deep into the heart of Islamic State territory follows their capture of a town on the Turkish border last week, reversing the momentum of militants who had seized major towns in both Syria and Iraq last month. Kurdish-led forces in Syria seized a town from Islamic State on Tuesday […]

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Islamic State commits war crimes, Syrian govt using poison gas – UN

Islamic State commits war crimes, Syrian govt using poison gas – UN

Aug 27, – The Sunni militants, who are bringing weapons from Iraq, have changed the power balance in Syria, consolidating control over large areas and establishing order by imposing harsh sharia law, the U.N. said in its latest report. The United Nations accused Islamic State insurgents on Wednesday of committing war crimes including amputations and […]

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19 killed as Syrian rebel groups battle each other

19 killed as Syrian rebel groups battle each other

Oct 05, – The violence is part of an outburst of infighting among the myriad rebel groups opposed to President Bashar Al Assad for control over prized border areas. Extremist fighters and more mainstream rebels are increasingly turning their guns on each other in what has effectively become a war within a war in northern […]

October 5, 2013 | By | Reply More
US and Russian foreign ministers to talk Syria

US and Russian foreign ministers to talk Syria

Sep 12, John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov were expected to meet in Geneva on Thursday to discuss a plan put forward by Moscow to place Syria’s chemical weapons under international control. US Secretary of State John Kerry is to meet his Russian counterpart for further talks aimed at eliminating Syria’s chemical weapons […]

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