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UN Puts Invites to Syria Talks on Hold

By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS, Jan 18  – The United Nations said on Monday it would not issue invitations to peace talks between Syria’s government and opposition set to begin on Jan. 25 until major powers pushing the peace process reach agreement on which rebel representatives should attend. “At this stage the U.N. will proceed

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China to Invite Syrian Government, Opposition for Peace Talks

BEIJING, Dec 21 – China will invite members of the Syrian government and opposition to visit as Beijing looks for ways to help with the peace process, China’s Foreign Ministry said on Monday. The U.N. Security Council on Friday unanimously approved a resolution endorsing an international road map for a Syrian peace process, a rare

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U.S. Supplies Syrian fighters Ahead of Battle for Daesh-Held Town

By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON, Dec 17 – The United States has delivered a fresh supply of ammunition to Syrian Arab fighters ahead of an expected stiff battle with Daesh as they push toward the Syrian town of al-Shadadi, a key logistics hub for the group, U.S. officials tell Reuters. The munitions were shipped into Syria over

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Syrian Rebel Fighters Withdraw from Homs Following Ceasefire

BEIRUT, Dec 10 (Reuters) – Buses carrying Syrian rebel fighters and their families safely reached the northwestern city of Idlib overnight after withdrawing from Homs under a local ceasefire agreement, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Thursday. The United Nations presided over the deal, which the mayor of Homs said involved 300 fighters

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Syrian Opposition Groups Seek Common Ground At Peace Talks in Riyadh

By Angus McDowall RIYADH, Dec 9 (Reuters) – Syria’s fragmented opposition and rebel groups sought common ground on Wednesday ahead of planned peace talks to end a conflict which has devastated the country and drawn forces from Cold War and Middle East rivals into ever deeper combat operations. The talks in Saudi Arabia mark the

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Syrian Rebels Say Conference to Unify Opposition To Be Held in Saudi Arabia

BEIRUT, Dec 6 (Reuters) – A conference to try to unify Syria’s disparate opposition groups will open on Tuesday in Saudi Arabia, according to a powerful rebel group invited to the meetings, weeks before proposed international peace talks begin. The Saudi conference marks an attempt to bring together groups whose disunity has been a long-standing

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