syria truce

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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Aleppo Fighting Rages as U.S., Russia Try To Revive Syria Truce

By John Davison and David Brunnstrom BEIRUT/PARIS, May 10 – Syrian government forces and their allies fought insurgents near Aleppo on Monday and jets conducted raids around a nearby town seized by Islamist rebels, a monitoring group said, as Syria‘s military said a ceasefire in Aleppo would be extended by 48 hours starting on Tuesday.

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Truce Takes Hold in Aleppo But Fighting Goes on Elsewhere in Syria

AMMAN, May 5  – Relative calm prevailed on Thursday in the Syrian city of Aleppo following a U.S.-Russian agreement to extend a cessation of hostilities that had crumbled after nearly two weeks of violence between rebels and government forces that killed dozens. Syrian state media said the army would abide by a “regime of calm”

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Kerry Sees Hope of Extending Truce To Syria’s Aleppo

By Suleiman Al-Khalidi and Lesley Wroughton AMMAN/GENEVA, May 2  – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday talks were closer to extending a Syrian truce to Aleppo, the divided northern city where a sharp escalation of violence in recent weeks has torpedoed peace talks and left a ceasefire in tatters. Kerry was in

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Kurdish Forces to Keep Territory Taken from Syrian Govt Forces Under Qamishli Truce

BEIRUT, April 24 – Regional Kurdish security forces will keep territory taken from pro-Syrian government forces during a three-day outbreak of violence in northeastern Syria, a truce document announced on Sunday showed, with both sides to release prisoners taken during the clashes. Fighting broke out between Kurdish Asayish forces and pro-Syrian government security forces on

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U.N. Envoy Calls for Major Syria Meeting to Save Truce and Peace Talks

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, April 23 – The U.N. special envoy for Syria called on Friday for an urgent meeting of ministers from major and regional powers to sustain the threadbare truce in Syria, as well as troubled peace talks and humanitarian aid efforts. “Yes we do need certainly a new ISSG at ministerial level,” envoy

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Russia’s Putin, Iran’s Rouhani Agree to Cooperate Closely on Syria

MOSCOW, March 28 – The presidents of Russia and Iran agreed on Monday to step up bilateral contacts, including over the Syrian conflict, in which both countries are allies of President Bashar al-Assad. The Syrian government and Western-backed opposition are currently holding U.N.-mediated peace talks as part of a diplomatic push launched with U.S.-Russian support

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