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Following the UN chief's condemnation of the unfolding tragedy in Syria, Russia has called for a UN Security Council meeting for all sides to 'present their understanding of the situation'

World leaders and government officials have sharply criticised the Assad regime for its indiscriminate bombing of Eastern Ghouta.

UN Security Council to demand 30-day Syria ceasefire

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UN Security Council to demand 30-day Syria ceasefire

Rights group accuse the Assad regime of resorting to starve-and-siege tactics against rebel-held areas.

UN demands 'immediate ceasefire' as Syria death toll mounts

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UN demands 'immediate ceasefire' as Syria death toll mounts

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Tuesday's death toll was the highest it had recorded since December.

Brief peace in Syrian opposition town shattered by fighting

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Brief peace in Syrian opposition town shattered by fighting

A brief peace in a besieged Syrian region was broken Sunday, as regime bombers targeted the opposition Eastern Ghouta suburbs as fighting raged ...

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'Terrorist' Assad cannot be part of Syria solution: Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday that a political solution to the Syrian conflict was impossible without the departure of President Bashar al-Assad, branding him a 'terrorist'.

Anthony Harwood

Could the beautiful game resolve the Gulf diplomatic crisis?

Comment: As the Gulf Cup kicks off in Kuwait, fans are hoping for a renewed fraternal spirit to emerge in the region, writes Anthony Harwood.

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New peace talks on Syria begin in Astana

Delegations from stakeholders Russia, Iran and Turkey, along with Syrian regime representatives and an opposition delegation have arrived in ...

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Houthi rebels claim control of Yemen capital

Forces loyal to former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh have denied reports that Houthi rebels have gained control over the capital Sanaa.

Houthi-Saleh clashes erupt in Sanaa after failed rebel talks Houthi-Saleh clashes erupt in Sanaa after failed rebel talks

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Houthi-Saleh clashes erupt in Sanaa after failed rebel talks

Armed violence erupted between supporters of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh and Yemen's northern Houthi rebels in Sanaa on Friday.

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Ceasefire prompts thousands of Syrians to return from Jordan

The UN said an average of 1,000 Syrians have been returning home every month since a ceasefire brokered by Jordan, Russia and the United States ...

More than 13 million Syrians in need of aid

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More than 13 million Syrians in need of aid

The UN said 40 percent of the needy were children, adding that people in besieged or so-called "hard-to-reach" areas were particularly ...

Head of Syrian opposition's HNC quits amid intensifying violence

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Head of Syrian opposition's HNC quits amid intensifying violence

Senior Syrian opposition leader Riad Hijab quit his post as the head of the HNC on Monday, just a week before a new round of UN-sponsored peace ...

Calm returns to Aleppo as Syrian inter-rebel clashes subdue

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Calm returns to Aleppo as Syrian inter-rebel clashes subdue

Clashes between Syrian opposition Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and Nour al-Din al-Zinki continued on Tuesday, with civilians falling victim to the ...

Syrian rebel groups 'agree to southern Damascus <em>truce</em>'

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Syrian rebel groups 'agree to southern Damascus truce'

Three Syrian opposition factions have reached a ceasefire deal on Thursday for a southern part of Damascus.

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Russia and Syria regime bomb 47 civilian facilities

Intense Russian and Syrian regime bombing over the past week have seen strikes on 47 civilian facilities including schools and hospitals.

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Airstrikes kill 22 in northwest Syria in 48-hours: monitor

Two days of heavy airstrikes by Syria's regime and its ally Russia in northwestern Syria killed at least 22 civilians, a monitor said on ...

Rami Almeghari

Twenty-four years on, the Oslo peace accords are nowhere

Comment: The signing of the Oslo accords in 1993 seemed to mark an historic moment in the Arab-Israeli peace process. But twenty-four years on, ...

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US 'evacuates base' in Syria's southern desert

US military forces and allied Arab fighters have evacuated the Zakf base bordering Iraq in the Syrian desert and have relocated to the larger ...

Russia, Turkey, Iran agree de-escalation zone for Syria's Idlib

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Russia, Turkey, Iran agree de-escalation zone for Syria's Idlib

The three stakeholders in Syria's civil war have agreed on the borders of de-escalation zones in the war-torn nation and that observers will ...

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Jordan, Russia agree to set-up Syria 'de-escalation zone'

Jordan is working with Russia to implement a plan to end fighting in southwestern Syria as part of a deal for the border area brokered between ...

Yemen rebel allies agree <em>truce</em> following Sanaa clashes

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Yemen rebel allies agree truce following Sanaa clashes

Houthi and pro-Saleh Yemeni rebels have agreed to ease tensions following the outbreak of violence between the two factions in the capital Sanaa.

Lebanon: Fate of IS-held soldiers unclear as ceasefire declared

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Lebanon: Fate of IS-held soldiers unclear as ceasefire declared

The fate of Lebanese servicemen held hostage by the Islamic State group remains unclear as Lebanon's military announces a pause in the battle ...

Jordan says relations with Syria heading in 'right direction'

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Jordan says relations with Syria heading in 'right direction'

Jordan says that its relations with the Syrian regime are heading in the "right direction" and seeks to reopen border crossings with its ...

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