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UN envoy eyes new Syria peace talks in June

New York - Despite little progress in the latest round of Syrian peace talks, negotiations are set to resume in June, the UN envoy said Monday.

UN envoy eyes new Syria peace talks in June

New York - Despite little progress in the latest round of Syrian peace talks, negotiations are set to resume in June, the UN envoy said Monday.

Jordan has 'hit limit' hosting Syrian refugees

Amman - Jordan said Monday it has hit the limit of its ability to host Syrian refugees as Washington's United Nations envoy Nikki Haley visited on her first overseas trip.

China, DR Congo most affected by displacements in 2016: report

New York - More than 31 million people were displaced in their own countries by conflict, violence and disasters in 2016, with China and the Democratic Republic of Congo among the worst affected, a new report by a monitoring center said Monday.

Convoy hit by coalition in Syria likely 'Iranian-directed': Mattis

Washington - A pro-regime convoy that was struck by US-led warplanes inside Syria this week likely was directed by Iran, Pentagon chief Jim Mattis said Friday.

Syria talks in final day as tensions boil over US-led strike

Geneva - Syria's warring sides entered a final day of UN-backed talks on Friday with little sign of progress towards ending the conflict and with negotiations overshadowed by swelling tensions on the ground.

Syria talks in final day as tensions boil over US-led strike

Geneva - Syria's warring sides entered a final day of UN-backed talks on Friday with little sign of progress towards ending the conflict and with negotiations overshadowed by swelling tensions on the ground.

Syria talks in final day as tensions boil over US-led strike

Geneva - Syria's warring sides entered a final day of UN-backed talks on Friday with little sign of progress towards ending the conflict and with negotiations overshadowed by swelling tensions on the ground.

Syria condemns attack by US-led coalition

Damascus - Syria on Friday condemned a US-led coalition strike on pro-government forces as a "brazen attack" and said it would "not be intimidated" after the surprise assault.

Syria condemns attack by US-led coalition

Damascus - Syria on Friday condemned a US-led coalition strike on pro-government forces as a "brazen attack" and said it would "not be intimidated" after the surprise assault.

Syria condemns attack by US-led coalition

Damascus - Syria on Friday condemned a US-led coalition strike on pro-government forces as a "brazen attack" and said it would "not be intimidated" after the surprise assault.

Moscow says US coalition strikes on Syrian forces 'unacceptable'

Moscow - Russia on Friday condemned strikes by the US-led coalition against Syrian forces as "unacceptable", state media reported, after the bombing of pro-government troops.

Syria army retakes villages after deadly IS attack: monitor

Birut - The Syrian army has regained full control of two central villages from the Islamic State group after an attack that killed dozens of people, a monitor said on Friday.

Syrian sides agree to new UN process on constitution

Geneva - In the first concrete results from talks this week on ending Syria's conflict, the United Nations said Thursday the warring sides had agreed to set up expert committees to discuss "constitutional issues.

Syrian sides agree to new UN process on constitution

Geneva - In the first concrete results from talks this week on ending Syria's conflict, the United Nations said Thursday the warring sides had agreed to set up expert committees to discuss "constitutional issues.

Syrian sides agree to new UN process on constitution

Geneva - In the first concrete results from talks this week on ending Syria's conflict, the United Nations said Thursday the warring sides had agreed to set up expert committees to discuss "constitutional issues.

US-led warplanes hit Syria forces

Birut - US-led warplanes hit a pro-regime convoy in Syria that ignored warning shots, weeks after President Donald Trump's administration launched America's first strikes against Damascus forces in the war-torn country.

IS kills more than 50 in central Syria attack: monitor

Birut - The Islamic State group killed more than 50 people in an attack on two government-held villages in central Syria's Hama province on Thursday, a monitor said.

Turkey calls for ouster of US envoy for anti-IS coalition

Istanbul - Turkey called Thursday for the removal of the US diplomat coordinating the international coalition fighting the Islamic State group, accusing him of backing Syrian Kurdish militias.

Turkey calls for ouster of US envoy for anti-IS coalition

Istanbul - Turkey called Thursday for the removal of the US diplomat coordinating the international coalition fighting the Islamic State group, accusing him of backing Syrian Kurdish militias.

Turkey calls for ouster of US envoy for anti-IS coalition

Istanbul - Turkey called Thursday for the removal of the US diplomat coordinating the international coalition fighting the Islamic State group, accusing him of backing Syrian Kurdish militias.

Syrian rivals weigh UN plan for new constitution

Geneva - Rival Syrian delegations on Wednesday weighed a UN proposal on developing a new constitution for the war-ravaged country, but hope of a breakthrough at the Geneva talks remained dim.

US-led coalition denies east Syria strike that killed civilians

Birut - The US-led coalition against the Islamic State group said Wednesday it did not conduct strikes in the eastern Syrian town of Albu Kamal this week that reportedly killed dozens of civilians.

Syrian rivals weigh UN plan for new constitution

Geneva - Rival Syrian delegations on Wednesday weighed a UN proposal on developing a new constitution for the war-ravaged country, as a new round of peace talks entered a second day.

Supporters, opponents of Turkey's Erdogan clash in Washington

Washington - Two people were arrested during a brawl outside the residence of Turkey's ambassador to Washington following a White House visit Tuesday by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Syrians brave mines, execution to flee IS in Raqa

Ak - The main section of a camp for the displaced in the northern Syrian town of Ain Issa is full, but civilians fleeing the Islamic State group keep on arriving.

Trump, Erdogan vow friendship despite anger at US arming Kurds

Washington - Presidents Donald Trump and Recep Tayyip Erdogan stood side by side at the White House on Tuesday and promised to strengthen strained ties despite the Turkish leader's stern warning about Washington's arming of a Kurdish militia.

Syrian opposition vows not to 'walk away' from Geneva talks

Geneva - Syria's opposition pledged not to walk away from a new round of peace talks in Geneva on Tuesday despite rebel defeats in Damascus and US charges of regime atrocities at an infamous prison.

US-backed fighters advance on Syria's IS-held Raqa

Tanriverdi - The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces militia has advanced to within four kilometres north and east of the Islamic State group's Syrian bastion Raqa, a spokesperson and monitor said Tuesday.

Trump and Erdogan vow friendship despite anger at US arming Kurds

Washington - Presidents Donald Trump and Recep Tayyip Erdogan stood side by side at the White House on Tuesday and promised to work through strained ties despite the Turkish leader's stern warning about Washington's arming of a Kurdish militia.
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A silent memorial. This rebel fighter was shot by a sniper. They were able to recover his body but h...
A silent memorial. This rebel fighter was shot by a sniper. They were able to recover his body but his boots got left behind. Now they sit in the middle of a very dangerous road as a silent reminder of a life lost.
REFUGE: Yazidi refugees who escaped from Islamic State militants get help from the International Res...
REFUGE: Yazidi refugees who escaped from Islamic State militants get help from the International Rescue Committee at the Newroz camp in northeastern Syria in August.
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A Syrian girl gives a recital of a very moving poem about her home country.
A Syrian girl gives a recital of a very moving poem about her home country.
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A Syrian protester shouting Farsi slogans during a National Day of Action demonstration outside of T...
A Syrian protester shouting Farsi slogans during a National Day of Action demonstration outside of Toronto's Old City Hall.
Fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) gather on the outskirts of the town of al-Shadadi i...
Fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) gather on the outskirts of the town of al-Shadadi in the northeastern province of Hasakeh, on February 19, 2016
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A mortar attack in a Damascus neighborhood left this hole in the ceiling of a make shift school classroom.
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Map showing the plan to destroy Syria's chemical weapons
Map showing the plan to destroy Syria's chemical weapons
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A portrait of Bashir al-Assad among the trash in al-Qsair.
A portrait of Bashir al-Assad among the trash in al-Qsair.
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A boy was hit in the foot by shrapnel. Clinics struggle to have enough resources to treat people.
A boy was hit in the foot by shrapnel. Clinics struggle to have enough resources to treat people.
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An Iraqi vendor folds cotton towels, one of many items imported over land from neigbouring Syria, in central Baghdad
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The guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea launches a Tomahawk cruise missile to conduct strikes against the Islamic State as seen from the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush in 2014.
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Sigrid Kaag  Special Coordinator of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons-United ...
Sigrid Kaag, Special Coordinator of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons-United Nations (OPCW-UN) joint mission on eliminating Syria's chemical weapons programme, speaks during a news conference in Damascus November 30, 2013
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A picture released by the Syrian Arab News Agency on September 12, 2015 shows a Russian plane carrying humanitarian aid being unloaded on the tarmac of the Martyr Bassil al-Assad international airport in Latakia, Syria
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Syria: Sheets strung across the road to block the view of snipers  of which there are many.
Syria: Sheets strung across the road to block the view of snipers, of which there are many.
Hundreds of protesters gather at Toronto Old City Hall for Syria s National Day of Action.
Hundreds of protesters gather at Toronto Old City Hall for Syria's National Day of Action.
Syrian freedom flags planted on the lawn of Old City Hall in Toronto.
Syrian freedom flags planted on the lawn of Old City Hall in Toronto.
Syrian nuclear reactor under construction  fuel tubes and reactor room floor prior to concrete pour.
Syrian nuclear reactor under construction, fuel tubes and reactor room floor prior to concrete pour.
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People carry as they lower the bodies of the five civilian activists, who were killed during what activists said was an ambush, into their graves during their funeral in eastern al-Ghouta, near Damascus November 24, 2013. Fierce fighting to the east of Damascus has killed more than 160 people in the past two days as Syrian rebels struggle to break a months-long blockade by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad
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