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  • War not to deter Syrian President Bashar Assad from elections

    War not to deter Syrian President Bashar Assad from elections

    Syrian President Bashar Assad is quietly preparing the ground to hold elections by early this summer to win another 7-year term, even as the Syrian conflict rampages into its fourth year with large parts of the country either in ruins or under opposi...

  • 107-year-old Syrian, family reunited in Germany

    107-year-old Syrian, family reunited in Germany

    A 107-year-old woman who fled the conflict in Syria has been reunited with her family in Germany.

  • 5.5 million children impacted by Syria conflict: UN

    5.5 million children impacted by Syria conflict: UN

    The UN said on Tuesday said, the number of children impacted by Syria's war has doubled in the past year to 5.5 million, many of them trapped in besieged areas and beyond reach.

  • Aga Khan compares Sunni-Shia conflict to Ireland

    Aga Khan compares Sunni-Shia conflict to Ireland

    The hereditary spiritual leader of the world's 15 million Ismaili Muslims Thursday compared a conflict between Sunni and Shia Muslims to Ireland, urging the West to engage both branches of Islam.

  • US spy chief calls Syria 'apocalyptic disaster'

    US spy chief calls Syria 'apocalyptic disaster'

    The top U.S. intelligence chief said on Tuesday the war in Syria had created an "apocalyptic disaster" and said he was convinced that documents alleging torture and murder in the conflict were authentic.

  • Saudi Arabia to jail citizens who fight abroad

    Saudi Arabia to jail citizens who fight abroad

    Saudi Arabia will imprison for three to 20 years any citizen who fights in conflicts abroad, according to a royal decree released through state media on Monday.

  • Syria death toll tops 136,000, future talks uncertain

    Syria death toll tops 136,000, future talks uncertain

    The death toll in Syria's civil war has topped 136,000 after January saw one of the conflict's bloodiest months, an NGO said on Saturday, as violence claimed yet more civilian lives.

  • Ice breaks in Syrian peace talks as two sides observe minute of silence

    Ice breaks in Syrian peace talks as two sides observe minute of silence

    Opposing sides in Syria's civil war stood together to observe a minute of silence on Thursday in honour of the tens of thousands killed in the three-year conflict, a rare symbol of harmony a week into peace talks that have so fare yielded no compromi...

  • Syrian government says women, children can leave Homs district: mediator

    Syrian government says women, children can leave Homs district: mediator

    International mediator Lakhdar Brahimi said on Sunday that the Syrian government delegation at peace talks in Geneva had told him that authorities would allow women and children to leave the besieged old district of Homs city straight away.

  • Syrian civil war foes meet for first time, focus on aid

    Syrian civil war foes meet for first time, focus on aid

    Syria's civil war foes held their first face-to-face meetings on Saturday, launching talks aimed at ending nearly three years of conflict which has killed 130,000 people and destabilised the wider Middle East.

  • Syrian civil war foes meet for first time, focus on aid

    Syrian civil war foes meet for first time, focus on aid

    Syria's civil war foes held their first face-to-face meeting on Saturday at the start of talks to end nearly three years of conflict which has killed 130,000 people and destabilised the wider Middle East.

  • Jihadists seize Syria town, execute 60: monitor

    Jihadists seize Syria town, execute 60: monitor

    The jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has seized a town in Syria's Aleppo province, and executed 60 people in other areas, a monitor said today.

  • Vladimir Putin calls Bashar Assad to discuss Syrian peace moves

    Vladimir Putin calls Bashar Assad to discuss Syrian peace moves

    Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the conflict in Syria with President Bashar al-Assad by phone in their first talks in more than two years, praising his readiness to send delegates to peace talks and destroy chemical arms, the Kremlin said.

  • In midst of Syrian war, giant Jesus statue arises

    In midst of Syrian war, giant Jesus statue arises

    In the midst of a conflict rife with sectarianism, a giant bronze statue of Jesus has gone up on a Syrian mountain, apparently under cover of a truce among three factions in the country's civil war.

  • Syria's civil war plays out on social media

    Syria's civil war plays out on social media

    Amid all the bloodshed, confusion and deadlock of Syria's civil war, one fact is emerging after two and a half years - no conflict ever has been covered this way.

  • World powers on 'right track' on Syria chemical arms: Vladimir Putin

    World powers on 'right track' on Syria chemical arms: Vladimir Putin

    Global powers are "on the right track" with a plan to eliminate Syria's chemical weapons and can avert military intervention in the conflict if they work together, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday.

  • No military solution for conflict in Syria: PM Manmohan Singh tells UN General Assembly

    No military solution for conflict in Syria: PM Manmohan Singh tells UN General Assembly

    India strongly pitched for a political settlement to the Syrian crisis, with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh saying there is no military solution to the lethal conflict that threatens regional stability.

  • Russia, France admit 'differences' on Syria conflict

    The foreign ministers of Russia and France today admitted they still had differences over their approaches on how to end the Syrian conflict, despite a landmark agreement for Damascus to hand over its chemical weapons.

  • Syria says Western powers are forestalling peace talks

    Syria says Western powers are forestalling peace talks

    Syria accused Western powers today of trying to wreck prospects for a negotiated settlement to the country's 2-1/2-year conflict by imposing preconditions on the peace process and supporting rebel fighters.

  • Relief, hope in Damascus after US-Russia deal

    Relief, hope in Damascus after US-Russia deal

    On the streets of Damascus, a US-Russian deal on Syria's chemical weapons has brought relief and hope the end of the country's devastating 30-month conflict may be in sight.

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