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Opposition accuses Syrian troops of massacre, unsure on talks

Syrian government forces backed by Russian air strikes committed a "massacre" of scores of civilians in Idlib governorate on Monday, part of a pattern of breaches of a two-week truce, opposition coordinator Riad Hijab told reporters on

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Syrian truce deal ‘in danger of total collapse’

A senior official from Syria's main opposition group said that a fragile international attempt to halt nearly five years of fighting was in danger of total collapse because of attacks by government forces. The cessation of hos

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Syria opposition sees 'possibility' of temporary truce

Syria's opposition on Saturday said it had agreed to the "possibility" of a temporary truce, provided there were guarantees Damascus's allies including Russia would cease fire, sieges were lifted and aid deliveries allowed coun

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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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