Syria war

Russia says Resumption of Syria Peace Talks Delayed Indefinitely

MOSCOW, Nov 1 – Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Tuesday a Western failure to rein in violent Islamists in Syria had indefinitely delayed the resumption of peace talks. Shoigu said that rebels backed by Western governments had been attacking civilians in the Syrian city of Aleppo, despite a pause in Russian and Syrian

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Syrian Rebels Launch Aleppo Counter-Attack to Break Siege

By Ellen Francis and Angus McDowall BEIRUT, Oct 28 – Syrian rebels including jihadists began a counter-attack against the army and its allies on Friday aiming to break a weeks-long siege on eastern Aleppo, insurgents said. The assault, employing heavy shelling and suicide car bombs, was mainly focused on the city’s western edge by rebels

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Britain, U.S. Consider More Sanctions Against Assad, Supporters

By Lesley Wroughton LONDON, Oct 17- Britain and the United States said on Sunday they were considering imposing additional sanctions on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his supporters for their actions in Syria’s war. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, speaking after briefing allies in London on a new

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Renewed Bombing Kills Over 150 in Rebel-Held Aleppo This Week

BEIRUT, Oct 13 – Renewed bombing of rebel-held eastern Aleppo has killed more than 150 people this week, rescue workers said on Thursday, as the Syrian government steps up its Russian-backed offensive to take the whole city. Air strikes against rebel-held areas of eastern Aleppo had tapered off over the weekend after the Syrian army

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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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France to ask ICC for War Crimes Investigation in Syria

PARIS, Oct 10 – France will ask the International Criminal Court’s prosecutor to launch an investigation into war crimes it says have been committed by Syrian and Russian forces in eastern Aleppo. Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, speaking after a French-drafted United Nations Security Council resolution on Syria was vetoed at the weekend by Russia, also

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Russia vetoes U.N. demand for end to bombing of Syria’s Aleppo

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, Oct 9 – Russia vetoed a French-drafted U.N. Security Council resolution on Saturday that would have demanded an end to air strikes and military flights over Syria‘s city of Aleppo, while a rival Russian draft text failed to get a minimum nine votes in favor. Moscow’s text was effectively the French

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Aleppo Will Eventually Fall, but Syrian War Will Go On

By Samia Nakhoul BEIRUT, Oct 5  – It may take weeks or months, but Aleppo is likely to fall to Syrian government forces backed by Russian air power and the most lethal bombardment in nearly six years of war. Capturing the strategically important city, an economic and trading centre which is key to controlling Syria’s

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Attack on Aleppo Aid Convoy was Air Strike – UN Expert

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Oct 5 – Analysis of satellite imagery of a deadly attack on an aid convoy in Syria last month showed that it was an air strike, a U.N. expert said on Wednesday. Some 20 people were killed in the attack on the U.N. and Syrian Arab Red Crescent convoy at Urem

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