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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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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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U.N. to Discuss Urging End to All Military Flights Over Syria’s Aleppo

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, Oct 4 – The United Nations Security Council will begin negotiations on Monday on a draft resolution that urges Russia and the United States to ensure an immediate truce in Syria’s Aleppo and to “put an end to all military flights over the city.” The draft text, seen by Reuters, also

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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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Gulf May Arm Rebels now Syria Truce is Dead

By Jonathan Landay and Arshad Mohammed WASHINGTON, Sept 27- The collapse of the latest Syria ceasefire has heightened the possibility that Gulf states might arm Syrian rebels with shoulder-fired missiles to defend themselves against Syrian and Russian warplanes, U.S. officials said on Monday. Still, the U.S. administration continues to maintain that negotiations are the only

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Fierce Air Strikes on Aleppo After Syrian Army Declares Offensive

By Ellen Francis and Tom Perry BEIRUT, Sept 23 – Warplanes launched some of the heaviest air strikes yet on rebel-held areas of Aleppo on Friday after the Russian-backed Syrian army declared an offensive to fully capture Syria’s biggest city, killing off any hope of reviving a ceasefire. Residents said the streets were deserted as

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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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U.S. Says Syria Ceasefire Not Dead, Others Skeptical

By John Irish and Lesley Wroughton NEW YORK, Sept 20 – The United States said that a Syria ceasefire was “not dead” on Tuesday even as other countries voiced skepticism that a U.S.-Russian deal to halt the violence could be revived. Foreign ministers from 20 nations emerged with differing views after a meeting to explore

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Eastern Aleppo Aid Stuck in Turkey as Syria Truce Expires

BEIRUT, Sept 19 – Two 20-truck aid convoys destined for eastern Aleppo with enough supplies to feed 185,000 people for a month are still stuck in Turkey, a U.N. spokesman said on Monday, hours after a ceasefire in Syria expired. The U.N. has said it does not have sufficient security guarantees from all sides in

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Syrian Opposition Negotiator Quits After Peace Talks’ Failure

By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN, May 29 – The chief peace negotiator of Syria’s mainstream opposition said on Sunday he was resigning over the failure of the U.N.- backed Geneva peace talks to bring a political settlement and to ease the plight of Syrians living in besieged rebel-held areas. Mohammed Alloush, who is also the representative

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