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Syrian rivals tackle governance, terrorism at UN talks

Geneva - Syrian rivals will tackle all agenda items at peace talks this week, including political transition, the United Nations mediator Staffan de Mistura said Friday, warning not to expect "miracles.

Syrian rivals tackle governance, terrorism at UN talks

Geneva - Syrian rivals will tackle all agenda items at peace talks this week, including political transition, the United Nations mediator Staffan de Mistura said Friday, warning not to expect "miracles.

Syrian rivals tackle governance, terrorism at UN talks

Geneva - Syrian rivals will tackle all agenda items at peace talks this week, including political transition, the United Nations mediator Staffan de Mistura said Friday, warning not to expect "miracles.

Syria army retakes Damascus areas from rebels: state news

Damascus - Syrian government troops on Friday recaptured all points taken by rebels in a surprise offensive launched late last week in the east of the capital Damascus, state media said.

Final push on Syria's Raqa to begin in days: France

Birut - The international coalition battling the Islamic State group will begin a final push on the jihadists' Syrian stronghold Raqa in the coming days, French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Friday.

Final push on Syria's Raqa to begin in days: France

Birut - The international coalition battling the Islamic State group will begin a final push on the jihadists' Syrian stronghold Raqa in the coming days, French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Friday.

Final push on Syria's Raqa to begin in days: France

Birut - The international coalition battling the Islamic State group will begin a final push on the jihadists' Syrian stronghold Raqa in the coming days, French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Friday.

UN's troubled Syria peace talks restart in Geneva

Geneva - UN-backed Syria peace talks resumed in Geneva on Thursday, with little hope of a breakthrough and the emboldened regime seen as unlikely to make concessions.

UN-backed Syria peace talks to restart in Geneva

Geneva - Syrian rivals were to resume UN-brokered peace talks in Geneva on Thursday, with escalating violence and deadlock on key issues dimming hopes of a breakthrough.

Allies vow to destroy IS as attacks overshadow talks

Washington - The US-led coalition against the Islamic State group vowed to crush the jihadists Wednesday at a meeting overshadowed by an attack in London and civilian deaths in Syria.

U.S. military probes Syria mosque strike that killed 49 civilians

The U.S. military is formally investigating an American air strike that Pentagon officials said targeted al-Qaeda militants but which survivors, local officials and human rights monitors said killed dozens of innocent civilians in a mosque complex.

Dozens dead in US-led Syria strikes as coalition ups support

Birut - US-led coalition strikes reportedly killed more than 40 civilians within 48 hours in northern Syria, as the Pentagon on Wednesday announced reinforcements to allies battling the Islamic State group in Raqa.

Dozens dead in US-led Syria strikes as coalition ups support

Birut - US-led coalition strikes reportedly killed more than 40 civilians within 48 hours in northern Syria, as the Pentagon on Wednesday announced reinforcements to allies battling the Islamic State group in Raqa.

US-led air strike on north Syria kills 33: monitor

Birut - At least 33 people were killed in a US-led coalition strike on a school used as a centre for displaced people near a jihadist-held Syrian town, a monitor said Wednesday.

US-led air strike on north Syria kills 33: monitor

Birut - At least 33 people were killed in a US-led coalition strike on a school used as a centre for displaced people near a jihadist-held Syrian town, a monitor said Wednesday.

US-led air strike on north Syria kills 33: monitor

Birut - At least 33 people were killed in a US-led coalition strike on a school used as a centre for displaced people near a jihadist-held Syrian town, a monitor said Wednesday.

New Syria peace talks as fight comes to Damascus

Birut - A fifth round of UN-backed Syria peace talks begins Thursday in Geneva with scant hope of a breakthrough against a backdrop of fighting in Damascus and no sign of compromise.

Rebels, jihadists begin new offensive in central Syria

Birut - Syrian jihadists and allied rebels seized a key town from government forces on Tuesday in a new offensive in the central province of Hama, a monitor and fighting factions said.

Hezbollah commander killed by own men: Israel army chief

Jerusalem - Israel's military chief said on Tuesday that Hezbollah's military commander in Syria, reported dead last year, was killed by members of his own Lebanese Shiite group.

Syria rebels launch fresh assault on east Damascus

Damascus - Rebels and jihadists launched a fresh assault on east Damascus on Tuesday, just two days before another round of UN-backed peace talks get underway in Switzerland.

Rebels launch fresh assault on east Damascus: monitor

Birut - Rebels and jihadists on Tuesday launched a fresh assault on east Damascus, two days after Syrian government forces repelled an initial attack, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Syria Kurds say will get training from Russian forces

Kamishli - Russia's military will train Kurdish forces in Syria, the militia's spokesman said Monday, in Moscow's first agreement of its kind with the group that controls large parts of the country's north.

Syria Kurds say will get training from Russian forces

Kamishli - Russia's military will train Kurdish forces in Syria, the militia's spokesman said Monday, in Moscow's first agreement of its kind with the group that controls large parts of the country's north.

Syria Kurds say will get training from Russian forces

Kamishli - Russia's military will train Kurdish forces in Syria, the militia's spokesman said Monday, in Moscow's first agreement of its kind with the group that controls large parts of the country's north.

NATO chief to visit US for first time since Trump elected

Brussels - NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg headed for Washington on Monday for the first time since US President Donald Trump was elected, holding talks with senior officials about defeating the Islamic State group, his office said.

Strikes pound east Damascus after rebel assault

Damascus - Syrian government forces clashed with rebels and hammered opposition-held areas of east Damascus on Monday, before calm returned to the capital after a surprise assault.

'Intense' strikes pound east Damascus after rebel assault: monitor

Birut - Heavy air strikes pounded rebel positions in east Damascus on Monday, a monitoring group said, as Syrian government forces pushed back a rebel assault.

Clashes in Syria capital after surprise rebel assault

Birut - Heavy clashes rocked eastern districts of the Syrian capital on Sunday as rebels and jihadists tried to fight their way into the city centre in a surprise assault on government forces.

Clashes in Syria capital after surprise rebel assault

Birut - Heavy clashes rocked eastern districts of the Syrian capital on Sunday as rebels and jihadists tried to fight their way into the city centre in a surprise assault on government forces.

Clashes in Syria capital after surprise rebel assault

Birut - Heavy clashes rocked eastern districts of the Syrian capital on Sunday as rebels and jihadists tried to fight their way into the city centre in a surprise assault on government forces.
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