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SYRIA POLITICS: Peace Talks: Assad to Negotiate Everything

SYRIA POLITICS: Peace Talks: Assad to Negotiate Everything

Assad: “Who will be there from the other side? Will it be a real Syrian opposition? If they want to discuss this point they must discuss the constitution.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Air Strikes Resume On Rebel-Held Damascus Water

SYRIA POLITICS: Air Strikes Resume On Rebel-Held Damascus Water

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said air strikes began on Sunday morning, after a lull since Saturday morning during which a new round of negotiations over repairs took place.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Syria Ready For Open Battle in Province Where It Has Let Rebels Gather

SYRIA POLITICS: Syria Ready For Open Battle in Province Where It Has Let Rebels Gather

In Damascus, Ali Haidar, national reconciliation minister, said the state could not allow Idlib to remain in insurgent hands indefinitely.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Rebels Freeze Russian-Backed Peace Conference

SYRIA POLITICS: Rebels Freeze Russian-Backed Peace Conference

Like previous Syria ceasefire deals, it has been shaky from the start, with repeated outbreaks of violence in some areas, but has largely held elsewhere.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Turkey Hoping to Sideline US With Syria Ceasefire

SYRIA POLITICS: Turkey Hoping to Sideline US With Syria Ceasefire

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian Vladimir Putin overseen a truce deal welcomed by all sides in the conflict that may lead to peace talks.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Syrian Government, Opposition Sign Ceasefire Deal: Putin Says

SYRIA POLITICS: Syrian Government, Opposition Sign Ceasefire Deal: Putin Says

“The agreements reached are, of course, fragile, need a special attention and involvement.” Russian President Vladimir Putin said.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Turkey, Russia Agree On Proposal Toward Syrian Ceasefire

SYRIA POLITICS: Turkey, Russia Agree On Proposal Toward Syrian Ceasefire

Turkey and Russia have agreed on a proposal toward a general ceasefire in Syria, Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency said on Wednesday, and will aim to put it into effect by midnight.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Russia Calls US Arming Syrian Rebels ‘Hostile Act’

SYRIA POLITICS: Russia Calls US Arming Syrian Rebels ‘Hostile Act’

Russia FM spokeswoman Zakharova: “In the administration of B. Obama they must understand any weapons handed over will end up in the hands of jihadists.”

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SYRIA POLITICS: Assad Urges Peace Talks, Aleppo’s Shelling, Air Strikes Continue

SYRIA POLITICS: Assad Urges Peace Talks, Aleppo’s Shelling, Air Strikes Continue

Insurgents seeking to oust Syrian President Bashar al-Assad have shelled government controlled areas of Aleppo throughout the conflict, which began in 2011.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Aleppo Devastation: Obama Disastrous Middle East Policy

SYRIA POLITICS: Aleppo Devastation: Obama Disastrous Middle East Policy

The fall of Aleppo just weeks before U.S. President Barack Obama leaves office is a fitting stamp on his Middle East policy of retreat and withdrawal.

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SYRIA POLITICS: 35,000 Rebels Killed By Russian Air Strikes

SYRIA POLITICS: 35,000 Rebels Killed By Russian Air Strikes

“We are now stronger than any potential aggressor,” President Vladimir Putin said at the same event at the Defence Ministry in Moscow.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Aleppo Evacuation Resumes

SYRIA POLITICS: Aleppo Evacuation Resumes

“Buses are now moving again from east Aleppo. We hope that this continues so that people can be safely evacuated,” a U.N. official in Syria says.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Aleppo Evacuations Face Delays, Government And Opposition Blame Each Other

SYRIA POLITICS: Aleppo Evacuations Face Delays, Government And Opposition Blame Each Other

Syrian activists say the last evacuations of rebels and civilians from the northern city of Aleppo are being held up, while the government and opposition blame each other for the delay.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Syrian Army Ready To Enter Aleppo’s Last Rebel Enclave

SYRIA POLITICS: Syrian Army Ready To Enter Aleppo’s Last Rebel Enclave

The Syrian army broadcast messages into the last rebel enclave of Aleppo on Tuesday, warning that it was poised to enter the area during the day and urging insurgents to speed up their evacuation of the city.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Putin, Erdogan Push For Syria Talks, No US, No UN

SYRIA POLITICS: Putin, Erdogan Push For Syria Talks, No US, No UN

Russia President Vladimir Putin said in Tokyo. “We are conducting very active negotiations with representatives of the armed opposition brokered by Turkey.”

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SYRIA POLITICS: Aleppo Residents Evacuated In Ceasefire Deal

SYRIA POLITICS: Aleppo Residents Evacuated In Ceasefire Deal

Thousands of people were evacuated on Thursday from the last rebel bastion in Aleppo, the first to leave under a ceasefire deal.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Rebels Lose Aleppo, Why Israel Is Worried

SYRIA POLITICS: Rebels Lose Aleppo, Why Israel Is Worried

“Don’t threaten us. We are not a rabbit, we are a tiger,” the Jerusalem Post newspaper quoted Netanyahu as telling Nazarbayev.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Civil War Ends. Aleppo Liberated. Assad Wins!

SYRIA POLITICS: Civil War Ends. Aleppo Liberated. Assad Wins!

The battle of Aleppo, one of the worst of a civil war that has drawn in global and regional powers, ended with victory for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

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SYRIA POLITICS: ‘Aleppo Officially Liberated’ – Assad Army Declares

SYRIA POLITICS: ‘Aleppo Officially Liberated’ – Assad Army Declares

Syrian government television channel Sana showed President Bashar al-Assad congratulating Syrian troops following the proclamations of victory in Aleppo. 

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SYRIA POLITICS: Doomsday In Aleppo

SYRIA POLITICS: Doomsday In Aleppo

Syrian army made sweeping advances in Aleppo on Monday, raining fire on rebels and pushing them to brink of collapse. Bombardment did not stop overnight.

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