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Syria conflict: Pressure grows on Russia over civilian bomb deaths

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Pressure is increasing on Russia over civilian deaths in Syria, with France and the US urging greater caution. French PM Manuel Valls and US Secretary of State John Kerry said civilians were dying in Russian air strikes.
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Saudi Arabian troops deployed to Turkey: A boost for peace in Syria or a slide into even bloodier violence?

The Independent - ‎2 hours ago‎
The reports that Saudi Arabia is sending troops and aircraft to Turkey for a possible ground mission in Syria adds a highly combustible element to a fine balance between fragile hopes of a ceasefire and the slide into a conflict even bloodier than the ...
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Karen Nettleton says her orphaned grandchildren are starving in IS-controlled Syria

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎3 hours ago‎
Karen Nettleton, the mother-in-law of Islamic State terrorist Khaled Sharrouf, believed killed last year, says she has sent money to her starving grandchildren in Syria in a desperate bid to help them. Meanwhile, unconfirmed reports have emerged that ...

Telling Syria's story: Media across the battle lines - ‎4 hours ago‎
Between Syrian state media, myriad opposition outlets, and international media - with a growing vested interest in Syria - getting an accurate picture of the country is near impossible. Helping us to navigate through the complexities of the coverage we ...
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Bashar al-Assad vows to retake whole of Syria by force despite ceasefire attempts

The Independent - ‎22 hours ago‎
In a rare interview, the Syrian President told the AFP news agency that he realised that the involvement of regional and international forces “means that the solution will take a long time and will incur a heavy price”.

Kerry Takes Aim at Russia Over Ukraine and Syria

ABC News - ‎3 hours ago‎
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday sharply criticized Russia for its actions in Ukraine and Syria, accusing Moscow of "repeated aggression" in both places.

Syria plan prompts scepticism as Russia carves zone of control

Financial Times - ‎20 hours ago‎
Even as world leaders hailed a breakthrough plan for an end to fighting in Syria on Friday, Western diplomats and intelligence officials have begun to fret over the potential for the deal to hinder, rather than help Syria's long-term prospects for ...
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Syria conflict: Russia submits ceasefire proposal

BBC News - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says he has submitted a proposal for a ceasefire in Syria, as world powers meet in Munich.

How The War In Syria Has Been Getting Worse Despite A Ceasefire Agreement

BuzzFeed News - ‎44 minutes ago‎
Assad blamed terrorism for the flow of refugees fleeing Syria, and also claimed Europe's governments “have been a direct cause for the emigration of these people, by giving cover to terrorists in the beginning and through sanctions imposed on Syria, to ...
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Russia sends brand new cruise missile ship to Syria: report

Yahoo News - ‎4 hours ago‎
Moscow (AFP) - Russia has dispatched a new ship armed with cruise missiles to the Mediterranean, the navy announced Saturday, as reports said it is bound for Syria. The Zelyony Dol, a patrol ship armed with Kalibr cruise missiles that only joined the ...
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Moscow has shown it will not let the west do away with any dictator they dislike, writes Tony Barber

Financial Times - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
Russia's air strikes in Syria threaten to cause Aleppo's fall to Moscow-backed government forces and turn the tide of the civil war.
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Saudi Arabia, UAE will deploy commandos to Syria: Carter

Press TV - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
"We're going to try to give opportunities and power to ... particularly Sunni Arabs in Syria who want to re-seize their territory back from ISIL, especially [the Syrian the city of] Raqqa," US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said on Friday after talks ...
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Report on Syria conflict finds 11.5% of population killed or injured

The Guardian - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Syria's national wealth, infrastructure and institutions have been “almost obliterated” by the “catastrophic impact” of nearly five years of conflict, a new report has found.

Confusion Reigns Over Syria Deal

Wall Street Journal - ‎16 hours ago‎
A deal announced by global powers to work toward a cease-fire in Syria was met with skepticism and defiance by the warring sides as well as confusion over what areas it would cover and how quickly aid would be delivered in the meantime.
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Can Turkey return as a player in Syria?

Al-Monitor - ‎16 hours ago‎
Syria has become the best-marketed commodity in Turkey, where all foreign policy issues are packaged for domestic consumption.
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Assad's military solution for Syria 'deluded' - US - ‎7 hours ago‎
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is "deluded" if he thinks there is a military solution to the war in Syria, nearly five years into a brutal conflict that has killed more than 260,000 people, a US official has said. The defiant Syrian leader vowed to ...
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AP News Guide: Diplomats push as Syria battlefield shifts

Daily Mail - ‎19 hours ago‎
Diplomats from a dozen countries, led by the United States and Russia, are struggling to make progress in Syria, even as fighting in the north sends tens of thousands fleeing and threatens a deepening humanitarian crisis.
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UN special envoy de Mistura: 'Syria talks tough, but worthwhile'

Deutsche Welle - ‎7 hours ago‎
World powers have agreed on a deal for a cessation of hostilities in Syria and to expand aid to civilians. The UN special envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, told DW he was optimistic the negotiations would pay off.
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Ceasefire in Syria?

euronews - ‎16 hours ago‎
In the Syrian capital Damascus residents have been reflecting on the decision taken in Munich for a “cessation of hostilities” in Syria's near five-year civil war. #Damascus Thursday, February 11, 2016#Syria - Ibrahim ...