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Syrian negotiators arrive for Geneva peace talks

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GENEVA (Reuters) - Syrian negotiators arrived separately to meet U.N. mediator Staffan de Mistura in Geneva on Thursday in a low-key start to the first U.N.-led peace talks in almost a year.


McCain makes secret trip to Syria to meet with US military

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Visit comes as a US-led coalition continues to regain territory from ISIS.


Russia asks world powers to pay for Syria rebuild

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Funds from EU and Gulf states reliant on peace settlement

UN hosts 'Geneva IV' talks: Sequel or new script for Syria?

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GENEVA (AP) — Yet another sequel to chronically-fruitless Syria peace talks, or an entirely new script? After months of Syria bloodshed, stalled humanitarian aid deliveries and stop-and-start diplomacy, U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura is reconvening talks between government and opposition delegations on Thursday, in the latest bid to end the country's catastrophic six-year war that has killed hundreds of thousands of people and displaced millions more. Hopes are not exactly high for "Geneva IV," the fourth round of U.N-mediated intra-Syrian talks since early last year. Battlefield gains by President Bashar Assad's forces against Western-backed rebels, a new diplomatic push led by Turkey...

UN Sponsored Peace Talks Between Syrian Government and Opposition Begin in Geneva

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For the first time in almost a year, talks between the Syrian government and the opposition resumed in Geneva following weeks of negotiations and preparations for the event, according to BBC News. "Am I expecting a breakthrough? No, I am not expecting a breakthrough," Staffan de Mistura told reporters on Wednesday, adding that he hoped the meeting could maintain "a very proactive momentum" for further talks. The opposition said that the future of President Bashar al-Assad is on their agenda along with a desire for another election but the government has refused to discuss that issue so far. In the past year the rebels lost their key area of East Aleppo in December and a national ceasefire...

Middle East Seeds Restored To World's 'Doomsday Vault', Two Years After Withdrawal Due To Syrian War

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In 2015 the first seeds were withdrawn from the Global Seed Vault, in response to the Syrian civil war. Today the first replacements were deposited – marking a significant step in global efforts to ensure food security for future generations.

More U.S. troops may be sent into Syria to fight ISIS

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U.S. commander suggests he may not be willing to wait for regional forces alone to oust militants from their self-declared capital


Groundhog day in Geneva: old questions haunt Syria talks

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GENEVA (Reuters) - When Syria peace talks restart in Geneva on Thursday after 10 months in the deep-freeze, familiar disagreements are likely to resurface, despite massive changes in the military and political context.

Russian defense minister happy with results of Syria mission

Added: 22.02.2017 11:41 | 0 views | 0 comments

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's defense minister on Wednesday hailed the military's performance in Syria, saying new Russian weapons have proven their worth in the conflict.

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