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Fifteen people died earlier this week when Syrian regime forces mistook a Russian warplane for an Israeli jet and shot it down.

The National Liberation Front said they accepted the deal as other rebel factions objected or have not commented on the terms.

Syrian child drowns on Lebanon coast after boat capsizes

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Syrian child drowns on Lebanon coast after boat capsizes

A child has drowned after a boat carrying 39 migrants heading for Europe capsized off the northern Lebanese coast.

Russian jet downing 'won't stop' Israel's Syria bombing runs

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Russian jet downing 'won't stop' Israel's Syria bombing runs

An Israeli official said Israeli-Russian coordination in Syria remains unchanged despite the deadly downing of a Russian plane.

Netanyahu threatens Hizballah after missile claim

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Netanyahu threatens Hizballah after missile claim

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu took shot at Hizballah on Thursday amid delicate diplomatic dealings with Russia.

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Russia, Turkey still working on 'details' of Idlib deal

The UN said the deal to avoid a Syrian government offensive on Idlib province is still being worked out by Russia and Turkey.

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Volkswagen hits the brakes on business in Iran: Bloomberg

Volkswagen said it will end almost all business in Iran, bowing to American pressure stemming from the US rejection of the historic nuclear deal.

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Israel to present Moscow with findings on plane downing

The leader of the Israeli air force will travel to Moscow on Thursday to hand over the findings on the Russian plane downed by Syria on Tuesday.

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Hizballah to stay in Syria 'until further notice'

Hizballah officially entered the Syrian war in 2013 on the side of President Bashar al-Assad, who is also backed by Iran and Russia.

Syria's Assad blames Israel over downing of Russian plane

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Syria's Assad blames Israel over downing of Russian plane

President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday blamed Israel for the downing of a Russian plane, which was accidentally hit by Syrian anti-aircraft fire ...

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Russia to study Israeli data related to downed plane

Syrian forces mistook the Russian Il-20 for Israeli aircraft, killing all 15 people aboard on Monday.

Thousands return to north Syria after <em>Russia</em>-Turkey deal

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Thousands return to north Syria after Russia-Turkey deal

The UN had warned that an all-out assault on the province where three million people live would trigger a humanitarian catastrophe and one of ...

Time limits on <em>Russia</em>-Turkey deal confirm Idlib offensive fears

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Time limits on Russia-Turkey deal confirm Idlib offensive fears

An offensive on Idlib province appears to be a question of when not if, according to details of the draft released today.

Trump: Syria downing Russian jet 'very sad thing'

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Trump: Syria downing Russian jet 'very sad thing'

Syrian regime defence systems accidentally shot down a Russian plane late on Monday, killing all 15 on board.

UN gives cautious backing to Turkey-<em>Russia</em> deal on Idlib

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UN gives cautious backing to Turkey-Russia deal on Idlib

While the UN's Syria envoy saw the deal as "crisis averted", the UN aid chief warned it could simply postpone military action.

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Syria's chaos takes to the skies, following Russian downing

The 'accidental downing' of a Russian military plane by the Syrian regime highlights the potential for conflict between the country's warring powers.

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In Syria, Russia using peace to prepare for war

Comment: Russia's commitment to the 'buffer zone' in Idlib has little to do with any genuine will to avoid humanitarian catastrophe, writes Sam ...

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Putin softens tone on Israel over downed Syria plane

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that "tragic accidental circumstances" led to the downing of a Russian warplane by the Assad ...

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Could the Russia-Turkey deal avert disaster in Idlib?

Analysis: The deal has bought more time for international diplomacy, but Syrians remain wary - and who could blame them?

Israel holds Assad 'fully responsible' for downing Russian plane

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Israel holds Assad 'fully responsible' for downing Russian plane

Israel's military expressed 'sorrow' for the deaths of the Russian crew members of a downed plane, but blamed the Syrian regime for the incident.

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Syria's warring parties welcome Russia-Turkey deal on Idlib

More than 500,000 people have been killed and millions displaced since Syria's war started in 2011 with the brutal repression of anti-government ...

OPEC calls for unity as US sanctions hit Iran

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OPEC calls for unity as US sanctions hit Iran

Oil cartel OPEC has called on producers to show unity, amid US sanctions on Iran.

<em>Russia</em> threatens retaliation against Israel over downed Syria plane

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Russia threatens retaliation against Israel over downed Syria plane

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu spoke to Israeli counterpart Avigdor Lieberman, telling him Moscow holds Israel responsible for the ...

Russian plane disappears off Syria coast, following 'Israel strikes'

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Russian plane disappears off Syria coast, following 'Israel strikes'

A Russian aircraft has gone missing off Latakia coast, following a series of Israeli air raids in Syria.

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