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Powers Must Push for Political Solution in Syria: UN

GENEVA, June 21 – United Nations war crimes investigators called on world powers on Tuesday to pressure the warring sides in Syria to return to the negotiating table to end the conflict and civilian suffering. Paulo Pinheiro, chair of the U.N. independent commission of inquiry on Syria, said that the Syrian government was conducting daily

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U.S., Russia Hold Talks on Syria Ceasefire Ahead of U.N. Meeting

GENEVA, Feb 19 – U.S. and Russian military officials have held talks in Geneva ahead of a wider meeting on Friday aimed at trying to secure a cessation of hostilities in Syria, diplomats said. The unannounced bilateral meeting was aimed at narrowing positions before the two powers jointly chair a United Nations meeting on the

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Syria Aid Trucks to Set off from Damascus – Red Crescent

BEIRUT, Feb 17 – At least 100 trucks of humanitarian aid were preparing to set off for besieged areas of Syria from Damascus on Wednesday, the Syrian Red Crescent said, in the latest delivery of supplies to trapped residents. The Syrian government has approved access to seven besieged areas, the United Nations said after crisis

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EU’s Mogherini Sees No New Cold War; Urges Syria Truce be Respected

BRUSSELS, Feb 15 – European Union’s top diplomat said on Monday she saw no signs of a new Cold War developing with Russia, days after Russia’s prime minister warned of growing tension between his country and the West. “I have not seen the climate of Cold War in these last days,” Federica Mogherini, the head

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U.N. Invites Warring Parties to Syria Talks This Week

By Suleiman Al-Khalidi, Tom Perry and Tom Miles AMMAN/BEIRUT/GENEVA, Jan 27  – The United Nations invited Syria’s government and opposition to peace talks in Geneva on Friday, but Saudi-backed opponents of President Bashar al-Assad have yet to decide whether to drop their objections to taking part. The U.N. Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura,

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Security Council Discusses Starvation in Beseiged Syrian Towns

UNITED NATIONS, Jan 11 – The U.N. Security Council was discussing the besieged towns of Syria on Monday after reports emerged that tens of thousands of civilians have been trapped for months without supplies and are starving to death. “New Zealand and Spain called for today’s Security Council meeting on the situation in theSyrian town

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