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As diplomats meet on Syria, war moves into higher gear

A marked escalation in Syria's conflict including intensified fighting near Damascus this month could be a sign the warring sides are trying to strengthen their bargaining positions in case a flurry of diplomacy leads to negotiations.

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Ceasefire in Syrian town, villages extended

A ceasefire between the warring sides in a Syrian town and two villages has been extended until Sunday (August 16), sources on both sides said on Friday.   The ceasefire between rebels on one hand and the Syrian

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Russia, Saudi foreign ministers to talk energy markets, Syria

Saudi and Russian foreign ministers, Adel Al Jubeir and Sergei Lavrov, will meet in Moscow on Tuesday to discuss global energy markets and the Middle East crisis, including the war in Syria and the threat of Islamic State, Russia's foreign

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Syria's opposition due in Moscow next week

The main Western-backed Syrian opposition, long distrustful of Russia over its backing of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, is due to visit Moscow next week amid a renewed diplomatic push to settle the conflict, a source and Russian wi

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Coalition set to launch full-scale battle against IS

Turkey said on Wednesday a US-led coalition will soon launch a "comprehensive battle" against Islamic State militants from Turkish air bases, but Syria said any military action not coordinated with Damascus would breach its sovereignty

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Syrian National Congress sought to solve crisis

Four leading Arab politicians and thought leaders have called for the convening of the second Syrian National Congress in a bid to solve the Syrian crisis. "This is the only way (out)," said Abdelelah Alkhatib, former fo

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Australian nurse charged with backing IS

An Australian nurse was charged with supporting the Islamic State militant group fighting in Syria during a brief court appearance on Sunday, police said. The nurse, who has been identified as 39-year-old Adam Brookman, was arrest

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Syria's Assad announces amnesty for army deserters

Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad issued a decree announcing a general amnesty for military deserters who violated the country's compulsory military conscription law, state television said on Saturday. The decree, which was ann

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Turkey stages air strikes on Islamic State in Syria

Turkish warplanes attacked Islamic State targets in Syria for the first time on Friday, with President Tayyip Erdogan promising more decisive action against both the jihadists and Kurdish militants at home. The air strikes, which

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Islamic State ‘used poison gas in Syria’

The Islamic State (IS) group used poison gas in attacks against Kurdish-controlled areas of northeastern Syria in late June, a Syrian Kurdish militia and a group monitoring the Syrian conflict said on Saturday. The YPG militia sai

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