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UN begins round of Syria peace talks in Geneva

Wednesday 13 April 2016 21:21

The latest round of talks aimed at ending the war in Syria has started in Geneva.

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Syrians vote for parliament as diplomacy struggles

Wednesday 13 April 2016 15:23

Syrians voted in a parliamentary election in government-held areas of the country on Wednesday in what voters called a show of support for President Bashar al-Assad.

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Assad says he can form new Syria government with opposition

Wednesday 30 March 2016 19:29

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said it would not be difficult to agree a new Syrian government including opposition figures.

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Kremlin condemns Donald Trump pre-election clip for demonising Russia

Thursday 17 March 2016 14:11

The Kremlin on Thursday hit out at a pre-election video promoting US presidential candidate Donald Trump at Hillary Clinton's expense, complaining that it demonised Russia.

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 Russian President Vladimir Putin meets Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia.
Russian peacekeepers to start withdrawing from Syria: Putin

Tuesday 15 March 2016 06:25

President Vladimir Putin announced out of the blue on Monday that "the main part" of Russian armed forces in Syria would start to withdraw.

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Assad tells Putin his government will help with Syria ceasefire

Wednesday 24 February 2016 14:26

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday that his government was ready to assist in implementing a ceasefire in Syria.

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 A Syria Democratic Forces fighter walks under contrails made by US alliance air forces on the outskirts of al-Shadadi town, Hasaka countryside, Syria.
Kerry issues warning as Syrian parties back halt to fighting

Wednesday 24 February 2016 07:00

The government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and rebel groups accepted a plan for a cessation of hostilities to begin on Saturday.

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Violence rages in Syria as Kerry, Lavrov reach deal on ceasefire

Monday 22 February 2016 05:19

US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday he and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov had reached a provisional agreement on terms of a cessation of hostilities in Syria.

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Temporary truce is possible: Syrian opposition

Saturday 20 February 2016 20:28

Syria's opposition said it agreed to the "possibility" of a temporary truce provided there were guarantees that Damascus's allies would cease fire, lift sieges and allow aid deliveries countrywide.

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Russia keeps bombing despite Syria truce

Saturday 13 February 2016 08:00

The complex, multi-sided civil war in Syria, raging since 2011, has drawn in most regional and global powers, producing the world's worst humanitarian emergency.

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People walk past damaged buildings in the Douma neighbourhood of Damascus.
Syrian rebels demand US action ahead of peace talks

Wednesday 10 February 2016 16:28

Syrian rebels called on US President Barack Obama to do more to stop Russian bombing raids in support of a military offensive by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad

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Syrians flee to Turkish border as Aleppo assault intensifies

Saturday 6 February 2016 15:29

Russian and Syrian government forces gained ground north of Aleppo on Saturday, intensifying an assault on rebel-held areas that has prompted tens of thousands more Syrians to seek refuge.

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UN scrambles to sustain Syria talks; Russia vows to crush "terrorists"

Wednesday 3 February 2016 15:00

The United Nations strained to keep faltering Syrian peace talks alive on Wednesday as Damascus tried to press home gains against rebels.

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Syria opposition considers UN offer after "positive" talks

Monday 1 February 2016 06:36

Syria's main opposition group is considering a proposal by UN special envoy Staff an de Mistura that could pave the way to the delegation pressing ahead with talks after holding their first meeting.

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Iranian President says main problem in Syria is terrorism

Friday 29 January 2016 09:00

The Syrian people must be left to decide their own future, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Thursday.

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People inspect a site hit by what residents said were airstrikes carried out by the Russian air force in the town of Turmanin, in Idlib Governorate near the Syrian-Turkish border on Monday.
UN seeks Syrian peace talks this week, opposition threatens boycott

Tuesday 26 January 2016 06:40

The United Nations (UN) said on Monday it would issue invitations for marathon Syrian peace talks to begin this week.

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Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem speaks during a meeting with China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Beijing, China, in December.
Damascus says ready for talks, wants list of "terrorist groups"

Saturday 9 January 2016 14:36

Syria's government told a UN envoy on Saturday it was ready to take part in Geneva peace talks scheduled for 25 January.

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Fighters and civilians evacuated from besieged Syrian area

Monday 28 December 2015 13:16

Buses evacuated several hundred fighters and civilians from two besieged areas in Syria on Monday under a deal between warring parties backed by the United Nations.

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Top Syrian rebel leader Zahran Alloush was killed on Friday.
Evacuation of Syrian Islamic State fighters from Damascus delayed

Saturday 26 December 2015 14:11

A UN sponsored deal to evacuate more than 2 000 Islamic State fighters and other militants from rebel-held parts of south Damascus has been delayed

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German foreign minister says S Arabia key to fight against ISIS

Friday 25 December 2015 13:03

Saudi Arabia has a central role in fighting Islamic State as it can help eliminate the ultra-hardline militant group's ideological breeding ground.

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