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Syrian opposition agree to join Geneva talks

Syria's main opposition body has agreed to travel to Geneva, where peace talks began on Friday, following a phone call from the US Secretary of State and after receiving guarantees that their demands would be met, its spokesman said on Frida

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UN launches Syria peace talks despite opposition boycott

The first Syria peace talks for two years were a "complete failure" before they started on Friday, a Western diplomat said, after the United Nations announced it would press ahead with them despite an opposition boycott.

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Taiwan opposition wins presidency, China ties could suffer

Taiwan's independence-leaning opposition leader Tsai Ing-wen won a convincing victory in presidential election on Saturday and pledged to maintain peace with China, which claims the island as its own, though vowed to firmly defend Taiwan'

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Syria ready for Geneva talks, seeks opposition list

Syria's government told a UN envoy on Saturday it was ready to take part in Geneva peace talks scheduled for January 25 but said it wanted to know which opposition figures would participate. Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem,

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Syria ready for Geneva talks, seeks opposition list

Syria's government told a UN envoy on Saturday it was ready to take part in Geneva peace talks scheduled for January 25 but said it wanted to know which opposition figures would participate. Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem,

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Saudi-led talks with Syrian opposition make progress, says Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday that Saudi-led talks to try to unite Syrian opposition groups had made progress, an important step for advancing political talks on ending the Syrian conflict. Saudi Arabia, a strong sup

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Saudi to host mid-Dec conference to unite Syria opposition

Saudi Arabia will host a conference in mid-December aimed at unifying the Syrian opposition, Saudi-owned television station Al-Arabiya Al-Hadath said on Thursday.   The conference comes after an international agr

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Opposition ‘creating fertile ground for IS’ in Bahrain

Radical opposition groups behind a spate of attacks on Bahrain’s police could unwittingly be creating a ‘fertile environment’ for Islamic State (IS) sympathisers, according to an intelligence report. IHS Jane, a British publi

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Bahrain to try opposition figure

A prominent opposition figure who has just been released from jail on a royal pardon will go on trial in Bahrain this month on new charges of urging the overthrow of the government, state news agency BNA said on Wednesday. BNA did

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Bahrain suspends opposition newspaper

Bahraini authorities have suspended the country's main opposition newspaper, accusing it of threatening national unity and relations with other states, the official news agency BNA reported late on Thursday.  

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