Tag Archives: Syria

A look at Palmyra, the historic Syrian town retaken from IS

BEIRUT (AP) — A look at Palmyra, the archaeological gem that Syrian troops took back from Islamic State fighters. LOCATION A desert oasis surrounded by palm trees in central Syria,…

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US says it hasn't changed position on Syria's Assad

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration maintained Friday that President Bashar Assad shouldn't lead Syria any longer, rejecting a Russian claim that the U.S. has changed its position. Interfax news…

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Refugees in freezing limbo on Greek-Macedonian border

By Lefteris Papadimas IDOMENI, Greece (Reuters) – Baby Zaynab lay swaddled in a multicolored blanket as her mother gently tried to rock her to sleep. She didn't obtain much sleep…

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Advisor to Syria peace talks: Women should be at table

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An activist advising the United Nations special envoy for Syria says more women should be at the peace talks, taking part in negotiations. Mouna Ghanem, a…

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US, France warn Syria regime ahead of new peace talks

Geneva (AFP) – The United States & France warned the Syrian regime on Sunday against trying to disrupt the fragile ceasefire as the warring sides prepared for fresh peace talks…

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U.S. warns Syria truce violations could 'tear asunder' peace effort

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. State Department for the first time on Friday accused Syria of violating a truce with rebels & urged Russia to use its influence to stop…

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Archbishop of Canterbury says migration fears are valid

London (AFP) – Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, the leader of the world's Anglicans, said Friday that people were entitled to fear the impact of mass migration, in his first…

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Syria rebels say government mobilizes despite truce

By Tom Perry, Paul Carrel & Elizabeth Piper BEIRUT/PARIS/LONDON (Reuters) – A major Syrian insurgent group said on Friday the government was mobilizing forces to capture more territory, & a…

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Pentagon chief seeks more help in anti-IS fight

Brussels (AFP) – US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter on Thursday sought more assist from dozens of defence ministers from the US-led coalition against Islamic State jihadists, as Russia mounts its…

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NATO says Russian air strikes 'undermining' Syria peace efforts

Amsterdam (AFP) – NATO head Jens Stoltenberg said Friday that Russia's air strikes in Syria targeting rebel forces are "undermining" efforts to find a peaceful solution to the five-year war….

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