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Syria antidote in Astana

THERE is a glimpse of hope in the possibility of Syria exiting from the whirlpool of killings, destruction and displacement, due to the talks that are currently ongoing in the Kazakh capital, Astana. If these talks are managed in a proper manner, and if every concerned party tones down the …

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Car bomb kills at least ten in Syrian coastal town: state TV

AMMAN, Jan 5, (Agencies): At least ten people were killed in a car blast on Thursday in the Syrian coastal Mediterranean province of Latakia where two Russian bases are located, state television said. State media said scores of cars were on fire and shops were also damaged by the blast …

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O Syrians, save your blood and negotiate

FOLLOWING six years of civil war in Syria, the defeat has become clearer to all especially to the regime in Syria and the revolution. As long as Syrians are the ones paying the miserable price and the Syrian land and borders are being violated by regional and international forces that …

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Mass graves and booby traps as Russians, Syrians sweep Aleppo – Rebels accused of executing 21 civilians

BEIRUT, Dec 26, (Agencies): Russia’s Defense Ministry said on Monday that its troops had found mass graves in Syria’s Aleppo with bodies showing signs of torture and mutilation. Dozens of bodies have been uncovered, according to Ministry spokesman Maj Gen Igor Konashenkov. He said some bore gunshot wounds. While the …

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No military solution in Syria: Kuwait

JEDDAH, Dec 22, (Agencies): The solution to the “catastrophic” conflict in Syria can never be a military one, Kuwait’s First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah said on Thursday. Speaking at an urgent meeting called by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to discuss the …

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Tears alone can’t wash away Syria’s wounds

THIS IS my message to world powers and all Arab states. How much more must the Syrian people suffer before you choose to take action? How much longer will you stand by watching atrocities that would not even pass Hollywood censors? Until when must we lower our heads in shame …

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US refuses to say Syria peace effort failed

Washington, Dec 14, 2016 (AFP) -The United States refused to say its diplomatic efforts to end the war in Syria had failed Wednesday, as Secretary of State John Kerry spoke again with his Russian counterpart. The collapse of a Russian and Turkish-brokered bid to end the siege of a shrinking …

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Syrian rebel officials say Aleppo truce deal back on track, to begin ‘within hours’

AMMAN/BEIRUT, Dec 14 (Reuters) – Syrian rebel officials said on Wednesday that a ceasefire deal for Aleppo was back on track, and its implementation, including evacuations from the last rebel-held areas of the city would begin “within hours”. “An agreement has been reached and within the coming hours its implementation …

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Fugitive former Syrian diplomat held in France on rape charge

GENEVA, Dec 14 (Reuters) – A former Syrian diplomat convicted in absentia of a brutal rape in Switzerland in 2001 has been arrested in Versailles, France, living under a false identity as a refugee, the Geneva prosecutor’s office said on Wednesday. The man, whose name was not revealed, was sentenced …

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Rebel resistance in Aleppo ends

ALEPPO, Syria/GENEVA, Dec 13, (Agencies): Rebel resistance in Syria’s Aleppo ended on Tuesday after years of fighting and months of bitter siege and bombardment that culminated in a bloody collapse of their defences this week, as insurgents agreed to withdraw in a ceasefire. Rebel officials said fighting would end on …

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