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US Broadens Syria Talks After Failure of Truce Deal with Russia

By Marina Depetris and Alexander Winning LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Oct 15 – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will return to Syria talks on Saturday, three weeks after the failure of their painstakingly drafted ceasefire that many saw as the last hope for peace this year. Kerry has pointedly avoided

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Exhibition Offers a Manifesto of Hope for Syria

By Dr. Filiz Çakir Phillip The devastating civil war in Syria has captured the world’s attention. In response to this, the Aga Khan Museum is offering a world premiere exhibition that tells a different side of Syria’s story, one that reminds us of the artistic achievements and cultural diversity of both ancient and present day Syria.

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U.N. Council to Vote on Rival Syria Resolutions Today

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, Oct 8 – The United Nations Security Council will vote today, October 8, on rival draft resolutions on Syria – a French text requiring an end to air strikes and military flights over Aleppo city and a Russian text that is similar but does not include that demand. The French draft

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Syria Presses Aleppo Advance, As U.N. Says Hospitals Near Collapse

BEIRUT, Oct 2 – Syrian government and allied forces advanced north of Aleppo, pressing their week-long offensive to take the insurgent-held part of the city after dozens of overnight air strikes hit the besieged eastern sector, state media and a monitor said on Sunday. The Syrian military, supported by Iran-backed militias and Russian air power,

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Op-ed: Lebanon’s Former Foreign Affairs Minister on Fighting Terrorism

Super powers must exert serious efforts to stop terrorists BY Adnan Mansour On September 17, the U.S.-led coalition carried out a series of airstrikes on the barracks of the Syrian army, killing 62 soldiers and injuring nearly 100. Washington acknowledged the strike in eastern Syria’s Deir Al Zour province, saying it was a “mistake” and

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Fighting Further Buries Hopes for Syria Truce

By Tom Perry and John Davison BEIRUT, Sept 21 – Syrian rebels and pro-government forces battled each other on major frontlines near Aleppo and Hama, and air strikes reportedly killed a dozen people including four medical workers, as a ceasefire appeared to have completely unravelled. The renewed battles demonstrated the thin prospects for reviving a

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Syrian Superbugs: The End of Antibiotics

Bashar Al Assad’s war in Syria could produce something far more deadly than DAESH: the end of antibiotics BY Peter Schwartzstein Mohammed Abu Ara is the face of a grave new threat, but propped up on his bed in an airy segregated hospital ward in Jordan, there’s not a hint of menace about him. With his

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Syria’s History Through Stamps and Banknotes

BY Nour Samaha  What started at the age of 12 as a hobby quickly turned into an obsession, and today, Jamil Murad is the number one collector of Syrian stamps and banknotes in the country. The 37-year-old, originally from Sednaya, Syria, has dedicated his life to documenting the rise and growth of the Syrian state.

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