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16/04/2017 06:53

Syria's Assad is an «arch-terrorist»: British FM

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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is an «arch-terrorist» and it is time Russia realised he is «literally and metaphorically toxic», British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Sunday.

15/04/2017 16:41

Syria car bombing kills at least 24 evacuees

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A suicide car bombing killed at least 24 people Saturday in an attack near buses for Syrians evacuated from two besieged government-held towns, a monitor said.

15/04/2017 16:39

US-backed forces reach edge of IS-held Syria town

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US-backed fighters have reached the outskirts of a key jihadist-held town in northern Syria as part of an offensive against the Islamic State group's bastion Raqa, a monitor said Saturday.

15/04/2017 03:12

The OPCW: ridding the world of chemical weapons

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Russia criticised the world's chemical weapons watchdog for not sending experts to the site of an alleged chemical attack in Syria, saying it was...

08/04/2017 18:28

One dead in raid on Syria «chemical attack» town: monitor

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One woman was killed in an air strike Saturday on the Syrian town of Khan Sheikhun, site of a suspected chemical weapons attack earlier this week, a monitor said.

08/04/2017 18:05

British FM Johnson cancels Moscow visit over «developments in Syria»

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Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has cancelled a scheduled visit to Moscow next week, his office announced Saturday, saying «developments in Syria have changed the situation fundamentally».

08/04/2017 14:15

Strike kills 15 near Syria's IS-held Raqa: monitor

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At least 15 civilians, including four children, were killed in a suspected US-led coalition airstrike on Saturday near the Islamic State group's Syrian bastion Raqa, a monitor said.

08/04/2017 10:06

Iran's Rouhani says Trump abetting Syria «terrorists»

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday that «terrorists» were applauding his US counterpart Donald Trump for launching a missile strike on an airbase of his Syrian government ally.

14/03/2017 07:07

Six years of conflict in Syria

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Peaceful protests against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad began in March 2011. They were harshly repressed, prompting an armed uprising that descended into a complex nationwide conflict.

17/01/2017 10:54

Syria talks in Astana meant to «consolidate» ceasefire: Lavrov

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Syria peace talks in the Kazakh capital next week are aimed at consolidating the frail truce in the war-torn country, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday.

16/01/2017 03:35

Obama doesn't regret «red line» over Syria conflict

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US President Barack Obama says he does not regret his speech drawing a «red line» over Syria's use of chemical weapons, a phrase critics say symbolizes the US failure to act over the country's conflict.

04/01/2017 11:33

Turkey warns Syria talks at risk over truce violations

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Turkey on Wednesday warned that planned Syrian peace talks co-sponsored by Russia were at risk, calling on the Damascus regime of President Bashar al-Assad to halt violations of a ceasefire.

03/01/2017 23:44

Coalition jets back Turkey in Syria op

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Jets with the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group backed a Turkish army operation near Al-Bab in Syria last week but did not use weapons, the Pentagon said Tuesday.

27/12/2016 16:01 Video

Russia, the black box of the Tupolev brought to the surface

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The discovery of the black box took place at 1,600 meters from the shore, at a depth of 17 meters. The box, immersed in water so that the air does not deteriorate the recorded material, will reach the Central Institute of Lyubertsy research center of excellence in the South East suburbs of Moscow.

17/12/2016 06:08

Aleppo wounded desperate for treatment in Turkey

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Lying in a hospital bed in northern Syria, Aleppo evacuee Ali Tarab pleads to be quickly taken to neighbouring Turkey for proper treatment for his shattered leg.

17/12/2016 00:24

France, US push for Aleppo observers

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The United Nations Security Council could vote as early as this weekend on a French-drafted proposal to allow international observers in Syria's Aleppo and ensure urgent deliveries of aid, the US envoy said Friday.

14/12/2016 11:05

Syria army resumes shelling of rebel Aleppo

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Syria's army resumed shelling the last rebel-held parts of Aleppo on Wednesday, a monitor said, ending hours of calm after a deal to evacuate civilians and rebels was announced.

13/12/2016 04:02

With rebel Aleppo to fall, Syrians abroad ponder cost

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As the battle for Aleppo enters its final phase, Syrians now living in Greece feel utterly consumed by the human cost of the four-year rebel fight for the traumatised city.

12/12/2016 07:03

Syria army advances in Aleppo but rolled back in Palmyra

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Syrian forces pushed forward in Aleppo Sunday as thousands fled rebel-held areas, but they lost ground to the south where the Islamic State group recaptured the ancient city of Palmyra.

11/12/2016 06:31

After Aleppo falls, where next for Syria?

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While seizing control of Aleppo will not end the Syrian war, Bashar al-Assad's regime and its Russian and Iranian allies have more control now than at any time since the conflict began, experts say.

11/12/2016 05:23

US-led coalition strike kills IS leader in Syria: Pentagon

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The US-led military coalition has killed a leader of the Islamic State jihadist group in Syria, the Pentagon said on Saturday.

10/12/2016 08:10

Spotlight turns to US forces' role as IS fight continues

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As President Barack Obama prepares to leave office and step down as commander-in-chief of America's military, a flap has erupted over the secretive commandos who have become his go-to counterterrorist force across the globe.

09/12/2016 15:35

Syria army pounds Aleppo rebels as Russia vows no let-up

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Syrian government artillery pummelled fast-shrinking rebel territory in Aleppo on Friday as key regime backer Russia vowed no end to the bombardment while opposition fighters remain in the battleground city.

09/12/2016 14:39

Strikes to continue while «bandits» remain in Aleppo: Lavrov

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday that Syria's Aleppo will continue to be bombed by the Moscow-backed regime as long as rebels remain in the devastated city.

04/12/2016 11:29

First buses take Aleppo residents back to abandoned homes

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For much of the past four years, taking a bus between the two sides of Syria's divided second city Aleppo meant an arduous, and sometimes dangerous, 10-hour road trip.

30/11/2016 15:42

Moscow demands answers after Erdogan vows to oust «tyrant» Assad

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The Kremlin on Wednesday demanded an explanation after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Ankara intervened in Syria solely to topple President Bashar al-Assad.

28/11/2016 14:30

In major blow, Syria rebels lose all northeast Aleppo

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Syria's rebels lost all the northern neighbourhoods of their stronghold in east Aleppo on Monday, as the army made significant advances in its offensive to recapture the entire city.

24/11/2016 10:46

Trump's pledges -- the firm, the changing, the unknown

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From populist candidate to US president-elect, Donald Trump has stuck to certain campaign pledges, on trade for instance, but has wavered on others including climate and health insurance, while keeping his options open on immigration and foreign policy.

22/11/2016 12:30

Syrian civilians flee as regime advances inside rebel-held Aleppo

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Syrian pro-government forces pushed forward inside rebel-held Aleppo on Tuesday, prompting civilians to flee, as the regime pressed an assault to recapture the entire city.

20/11/2016 03:45

White House warns Syria, Russia on «heinous» bombings in Aleppo

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US National Security Advisor Susan Rice condemned «heinous» bombings of hospitals in rebel-held eastern Aleppo Saturday, warning the regime and its Russian backers they are responsible for immediate and long-term consequences.

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