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Tag Archives: syria

Kuwait regrets truce violations

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 29, (Agencies): Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Khaled Al-Jarallah on Monday voiced regret at breaches of Syria’s recently announced ceasefire over the last couple of days, but believed that the ceasefire would hold. Speaking to reporters following the opening of the fourth meeting of the international working …

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HH THE AMIR CABLES U.S., RUSSIAN LEADERS – Syria ceasefire comes into effect

DAMASCUS, Feb 27, (Agencies): Fighting subsided across much of Syria Saturday as the first major ceasefire of the devastating, five-year war appeared to broadly hold despite sporadic breaches in parts of the battlescarred country. The truce, brokered by Washington and Moscow, is seen as a crucial step towards ending a …

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Pressure builds ahead of deadline for Syria truce – ‘Intense contacts underway’

DAMASCUS, Feb 24, (AFP): Pressure was building on Syria’s warring sides Wednesday to abide by a partial ceasefire brokered by Moscow and Washington that is due to take effect this weekend. Russia and the United States have set a deadline of midnight Damascus time (2200 GMT) Friday for the “cessation …

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New US-Russia plan sets Syria ‘cease-fi re’ Feb 27

WASHINGTON, Feb 22, (Agencies): The United States and Russia agreed Monday on a new cease-fi re for Syria that will take effect on Saturday, US offi cials said. They said the former Cold War foes, which are backing opposing sides in Syria’s civil war, agreed on all the terms and …

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Russia hits Turkey on shelling of Kurds – Ankara warns YPG over Azaz

MOSCOW, Feb 15, (Agencies): Russia said on Monday that Turkey’s shelling of Kurdish and Syrian regime positions in the north of the country was a “provocative” action. “Starting from Feb 13, Turkish artillery concentrated in border areas is carrying out massive strikes on Syrian towns recently freed from terrorists by …

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‘NO BASHAR ASSAD IN THE FUTURE’ – Turkey, Saudi could launch ground operation in Syria

ISTANBUL, Feb 13, (Agencies): Turkey and Saudi Arabia could launch a ground operation against Islamic State jihadists in Syria, the Turkish foreign minister said Saturday, adding the kingdom was already sending jets to a Turkish base to attack the extremists. The coordinated plans by Riyadh and Ankara, who are pursuing …

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Riyadh offers berets for Syria as US prods anti-IS coalition

RABAT, Feb 10, (Agencies): Saudi Arabia would be willing to commit special forces to Syria should the international coalition decide to deploy ground troops against Islamic State, the country’s foreign minister said on Wednesday. It was the Saudi minister’s second reference to sending special forces since he met US Secretary …

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Syria vows coffins for foreign boots

DAMASCUS, Syria, Feb 6, (Agencies): Syria’s foreign minister warned Saturday that Saudi or other foreign troops entering his country would “return home in wooden coffins” and asserted that recent military advances put his government “on track” to end the five-year-old civil war. Walid al-Moallem’s comments capped a week that saw …

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Syria’s textile industry hangs on for survival – Factories destroyed, workers gone

BEIRUT, Feb 3, (AFP): At a stall in a Beirut exhibition hall, Syrian businesswoman Reem Abu Dahab displays her workshop’s lacy pink and white nightgowns, hoping to attract increasingly elusive buyers. Syria’s textile industry was once one of the country’s economic bright spots, with its products coveted throughout the region …

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Syrian Geneva … have mercy on your people

  DOES the humanitarian crisis, which has been devastating Syria, lead to more conditions and counter conditions — or the best way for the opposition to protect the Syrians is to seriously strive towards stopping the conflict and counter blockades? The Syrian opposition, regardless of its differences in political texture, …

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