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Russia and Turkey 'join forces' to bomb ISIL in Syria

Russia has said its war planes joined forces with Turkish jets for the first time to target so-called Islamic State militants holding the town of al-Bab in northern…

Russia has said its war planes joined forces with Turkish jets for the first time to target so-called Islamic State militants holding the town of al-Bab in northern…

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ISIL launches fierce assault on Syrian government enclave

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says at least 82 people have been killed, with militants attempting to cut the enclave off from a nearby military base

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says at least 82 people have been killed, with militants attempting to cut the enclave off from a nearby military base

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Syria: several dead in Damascus suicide bomb

A suicide bomber has struck a heavily policed district of Damascus, killing at least seven people according to state television.

A suicide bomber has struck a heavily policed district of Damascus, killing at least seven people according to state television.

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Opinion: Water as a weapon of war and a force for peace

Sundeep Waslekar, president of Strategic Foresight Group MUMBAI – The changing of the guard on the 38th floor of the United Nations building in New

Sundeep Waslekar, president of Strategic Foresight Group MUMBAI – The changing of the guard on the 38th floor of the United Nations building in New

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Syria: government and rebels 'reach Damascus water supply deal'

The Syrian government reportedly reaches a deal with rebels in the Wadi Barada valley, which could see Damascus' main water supply fully restored.

The Syrian government reportedly reaches a deal with rebels in the Wadi Barada valley, which could see Damascus' main water supply fully restored.

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Opinion: US must make a hard choice in Syria: Turkey or Kurds?

By Fabrice Balanche, associate professor and research director at the University of Lyon 2, visiting fellow at The Washington Institute On January

By Fabrice Balanche, associate professor and research director at the University of Lyon 2, visiting fellow at The Washington Institute On January

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Russia reduces forces in Syria but civil war rages on

It is ‘mission accomplished’ for the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier – now headed back to Russia after completing its operations in waters off Syria.

It is ‘mission accomplished’ for the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier – now headed back to Russia after completing its operations in waters off Syria.

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Opinion: Will Syria's conflict redraw the map of the Middle East?

By Fabrice Balanche, associate professor and research director at the University of Lyon 2, visiting fellow at The Washington Institute In 1990

By Fabrice Balanche, associate professor and research director at the University of Lyon 2, visiting fellow at The Washington Institute In 1990

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Syria: Russia begins withdrawing troops

The news comes from the TASS news agency, who quotes the head of the Russian General Staff, Valery Gerasimov.

The news comes from the TASS news agency, who quotes the head of the Russian General Staff, Valery Gerasimov.

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Car bomb wreaks havoc in Syrian president's stronghold

At least nine people have been killed and dozens more hurt by a car bomb in the Syrian government-held town of Jableh.

At least nine people have been killed and dozens more hurt by a car bomb in the Syrian government-held town of Jableh.

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Syrian airstrikes 'hit Idlib province' - opposition media

Syrian opposition media say pro-government airstrikes have hit areas in Idlib city and the surrounding province, killing at least four people on Tuesday.

Syrian opposition media say pro-government airstrikes have hit areas in Idlib city and the surrounding province, killing at least four people on Tuesday.

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Syrian rebels threaten to boycott peace talks

They have suspended preparations for the Russian-led peace talks in Kazakhstan amid what they say are concerns about ceasefire violations.

They have suspended preparations for the Russian-led peace talks in Kazakhstan amid what they say are concerns about ceasefire violations.

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Opinion: a brief history of so-called Islamic State (ISIL)

For two months, the international coalition in Iraq has battled to reclaim the city of Mosul from so-called Islamic State (ISIL).

For two months, the international coalition in Iraq has battled to reclaim the city of Mosul from so-called Islamic State (ISIL).

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Syria rebels threaten to declare ceasefire 'null and void'

With violence persisting in some parts of Syria, rebel groups are threatening to declare the latest ceasefire “null and void” unless attacks stop.

With violence persisting in some parts of Syria, rebel groups are threatening to declare the latest ceasefire “null and void” unless attacks stop.

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Key players Russia and Turkey back Syrian peace talks

Russian backed peace talks between the Syrian government and the opposition have been penciled in for next month in Kazakhstan, if the cease-fire continues.

Russian backed peace talks between the Syrian government and the opposition have been penciled in for next month in Kazakhstan, if the cease-fire continues.

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Airstrike targets Syrian school hours before ceasefire

Just hours before a ceasefire came into effect in Syria, amateur footage captured the terrifying aftermath of an airstrike on a school in the rebel-held area of Arbin, Damascus, which is reported to h

Just hours before a ceasefire came into effect in Syria, amateur footage captured the terrifying aftermath of an airstrike on a school in the rebel-held area of Arbin, Damascus, which is reported to h

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Syrians express both hope and doubt over ceasefire

In the hours leading up to the declaration of a partial ceasefire in Syria residents in Damascus expressed their hope that it will hold.

In the hours leading up to the declaration of a partial ceasefire in Syria residents in Damascus expressed their hope that it will hold.

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USA calls 'ludicrous' Turkey's claim it backs terror groups in Syria

Turkish President Erdogan said on Tuesday he had evidence the U.S.-led coalition supports terrorists in Syria, including ISIL and the Kurdish militant groups YPG and PYD.

Turkish President Erdogan said on Tuesday he had evidence the U.S.-led coalition supports terrorists in Syria, including ISIL and the Kurdish militant groups YPG and PYD.