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EU should not blackmail Syria over aid

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

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

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Putin: the US is planning more strikes in Syria

Vladimir Putin says Russia has information that the US is planning to launch new missile strikes on Syria. The Russian president also says there are plans to fake chemical weapons attacks in Syria.

Vladimir Putin says Russia has information that the US is planning to launch new missile strikes on Syria. The Russian president also says there are plans to fake chemical weapons attacks in Syria.

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Russia says bombed rebel weapons dump caused Syria 'chemical attack'

Russia has said chemical weapons that killed as many as 100 people in the town of Idlib leaked from a rebel weapons facility after it was bombed by the Syrian air…

Russia has said chemical weapons that killed as many as 100 people in the town of Idlib leaked from a rebel weapons facility after it was bombed by the Syrian air…

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Homs: hundreds leave the city's last bastion

Eyewitnesses say rebels and their families have begun leaving their last bastion in the Syrian city. The Russian-backed deal with the government is expected to be among the largest evacuations of its

Eyewitnesses say rebels and their families have begun leaving their last bastion in the Syrian city. The Russian-backed deal with the government is expected to be among the largest evacuations of its

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Geneva peace talks: looking for a way out of Syrian war

Opposing sides in the Syrian war have come face to face in UN peace talks for the first time in three years, as a way out of the deadly conflict remains elusive.

Opposing sides in the Syrian war have come face to face in UN peace talks for the first time in three years, as a way out of the deadly conflict remains elusive.

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Syrian opposition calls for direct talks with Assad regime in Geneva

Syrian opposition delegates have for the first time called for face-to face talks with government representatives ahead of negotiations which begin today in…

Syrian opposition delegates have for the first time called for face-to face talks with government representatives ahead of negotiations which begin today in…

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Syria: Anti-ISIL forces close in on Raqqa

The US-backed campaign against ISIL is closing in on Raqqa, the Syrian capital of the group’s self-proclaimed caliphate.

The US-backed campaign against ISIL is closing in on Raqqa, the Syrian capital of the group’s self-proclaimed caliphate.

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Syria peace talks start in Kazakhstan

Syria's opposition and government representatives are meeting in Astana, in the latest efforts to secure peace after a six-year long civil war.

Syria's opposition and government representatives are meeting in Astana, in the latest efforts to secure peace after a six-year long civil war.

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Putin announces Syria peace talks in Kazakh capital as residents return to Aleppo

Russia, Iran, Turkey and President Bashar al-Assad have all agreed to meet in Kazakhstan’s capital Astana to try to end the conflict in Syria, President Vladimir Putin has…

Russia, Iran, Turkey and President Bashar al-Assad have all agreed to meet in Kazakhstan’s capital Astana to try to end the conflict in Syria, President Vladimir Putin has…

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Syria, Turkey and Russia weigh in on status of eastern Aleppo ceasefire

Conflicting messages are coming from Syria, Turkey and Russia following the suspension of a ceasefire agreement between the latter two countries which was supposed to see tens of thousands of people e

Conflicting messages are coming from Syria, Turkey and Russia following the suspension of a ceasefire agreement between the latter two countries which was supposed to see tens of thousands of people e

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Syria: hospitals in eastern Aleppo 'bombed out of use'

Hospitals in besieged rebel-held districts of the Syrian city have been hit by intense airstrikes in recent days, several sources say.

Hospitals in besieged rebel-held districts of the Syrian city have been hit by intense airstrikes in recent days, several sources say.

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Families flee Raqqa after Syrian Democratic Forces offensive

The guns turned on Raqqa almost a week ago with the start of an offensive by the Syrian Democratic Forces – the SDF – on the city which is the stronghold of the so-called Islamic…

The guns turned on Raqqa almost a week ago with the start of an offensive by the Syrian Democratic Forces – the SDF – on the city which is the stronghold of the so-called Islamic…

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Syria's Assad says US 'lacks will' to work with Russia to defeat terrorists

Embattled Syrian President Bashar al Assad has hit out at the US, saying it has no will to work with Russia to defeat ISIL and other groups seen as terrorist in…

Embattled Syrian President Bashar al Assad has hit out at the US, saying it has no will to work with Russia to defeat ISIL and other groups seen as terrorist in…

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West secretly helping Syria against militants, says Assad

Syria’s President al-Assad is claiming that Western countries have sent security officials to help his government covertly fight militants.

Syria’s President al-Assad is claiming that Western countries have sent security officials to help his government covertly fight militants.

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Russia says Aleppo truce in Syria extended for 72 hours

Russia’s defence ministry has said a “regime of calm” truce in Syria’s northern city of Aleppo has been extended by three days, according to the

Russia’s defence ministry has said a “regime of calm” truce in Syria’s northern city of Aleppo has been extended by three days, according to the

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Syrians go to the polls in contested elections

In the shadow of war, Syria's embattled president goes ahead with elections in defiance of opponents who seek to oust him. With voting held in only government-controlled areas the vote is set to retur

In the shadow of war, Syria's embattled president goes ahead with elections in defiance of opponents who seek to oust him. With voting held in only government-controlled areas the vote is set to retur

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Syria: Polls and peace talks as fighting escalates

State-controlled areas of Syria are voting on Wednesday in parliamentary elections boycotted by the opposition. The polls are seen as a sham by the

State-controlled areas of Syria are voting on Wednesday in parliamentary elections boycotted by the opposition. The polls are seen as a sham by the

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Syrian government: "Europe is guilty of many strategic mistakes"

On Monday, Russia surprised the international community with the announcement that it is to begin the partial withdrawal of its troops from Syria

On Monday, Russia surprised the international community with the announcement that it is to begin the partial withdrawal of its troops from Syria

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Can the wrecked Syrian city of Homs rise again?

The old city of Homs in Syria is devastated after years of war. Few buildings remain intact and even fewer of the inhabitants are still living there

The old city of Homs in Syria is devastated after years of war. Few buildings remain intact and even fewer of the inhabitants are still living there

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Top rebel commander killed in Syria strikes

The leader of powerful rebel group Jaysh al Islam has been killed in strikes in a suburb east of Damascus. The death of founder Zahroun Alloush and

The leader of powerful rebel group Jaysh al Islam has been killed in strikes in a suburb east of Damascus. The death of founder Zahroun Alloush and

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UN Security Council adopts resolution for Syrian peace process

The United Nations Security Council has unanimously voted to adopt a resolution for the Syrian peace process. According to the text, the UN now has

The United Nations Security Council has unanimously voted to adopt a resolution for the Syrian peace process. According to the text, the UN now has

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Map: where are Assad's friends and enemies

Russia is arousing international speculation over its intentions toward Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad. On Tuesday, RIA news agency quoted a

Russia is arousing international speculation over its intentions toward Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad. On Tuesday, RIA news agency quoted a