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Russian Aerospace Forces Ready to Strike militants on Syria-Iraq Border. SOCHI (Sputnik) - Russia is witnessing a dramatic escalation of the situation in Syria after the failure of the Moscow-Washington agreements on ceasefire, Russian Deputy Foreign ...
The US administration has been secretly considering sending more firepower to CIA-backed rebels fighting Syrian government forces, including weapons that can be used against Russian aircraft and artillery, according to a media report.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the Islamic Republic attaches great importance to the enforcement of a lasting ceasefire in Syria and dispatch of humanitarian aid to its war-stricken people. "[The enforcement of] a ceasefire and the ...
The ceasefire deal was later shattered by numerous violations, which resulted in intensified fighting between the Syrian government and militants in Aleppo. The Syrian government has announced an end to the ceasefire regime, while Russia said that the ...
(TASS) reconciliation agreements were signed during the day with representatives of 15 more settlements in Syria, including 8 in the Province of Latakia, 6 in the province of Hama, and 1 in the province of Quneitra, the Russian Center for ...
A general view shows destruction in Aleppo's rebel-held Bustan al-Basha neighbourhood on October 6, 2016. (AFP). Photo by AFP.

Heavy clashes have erupted between regime and rebel forces in Syria's divided city of Aleppo after a three-day "humanitarian" ceasefire expired before the UN could evacuate wounded civilians from rebel-held areas. Neither rebels nor residents of ...
In justification of the airstrikes, the Turkish military said five shells had been fired from the Kurdish-held Syrian region of Afrin, hitting empty land in Turkey's Hatay Province, Reuters reported later on Thursday.
During talks, French President Francois Hollande said: "What is happening in Aleppo is truly a war crime". Russia had promised that the Syrian government strikes, which are supported by Moscow, would be suspended for eight hours on Thursday to allow ...
Churkin said "the understanding" reached at Saturday's meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland, is that once Nusra is gone the moderate opposition and the Syrian government will agree on a cease-fire to end the bloodshed. U.S. state Department spokesman ...
In the wake of the heavy offensive Russian aircrafts have carried out on Syria, Pope Francis has called for a ceasefire with a sense of "urgency." The pope has expressed his sorrow over the effects of the war on innocent civilians and has urged leaders ...
With time running out for the besieged people of Aleppo and for a US administration with barely three months left on the clock, John Kerry is looking for new ideas.
The operation began as US and Russian envoys met in Switzerland to discuss possible routes to a new ceasefire. No statement was issued after the talks although both the US and Russian envoys spoke of "ideas" emerging.
The shaky cease-fire in Eastern Ukraine has reached a "tipping point," a high-level Ukrainian government official says.
Tehran - Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran's chief diplomat, has called for an immediate ceasefire in Syria in order to find a durable solution to the bloody conflict in the country.
WASHINGTON: Moscow and Washington have pledged to try again to negotiate a lasting ceasefire for war-ravaged Syria, committing to multilateral weekend talks in Europe, after the last attempt collapsed amid bitter recriminations.
On Wednesday, Pope Francis begged for an end to the terrible conflict in Syria, asking for an immediate ceasefire to allow the evacuation of civilians, especially children.

Pope Francis appealed on Wednesday for an immediate ceasefire in Syria, calling for "at least" a truce enabling civilians, especially children, to be evacuated, after Aleppo came under fierce air assault.
These are a fraction of the at least 114 kids Save The Children estimates have been killed in rebel-held eastern Aleppo since a U.S.
Vatican CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis, in his strongest appeal to date on the conflict in Syria, on Wednesday called for an "immediate ceasefire" to allow for the evacuation of civilians. The war in Syria has escalated since efforts to reach a ...
Secretary of State John Kerry will mount a fresh effort on Saturday to pursue a cease-fire for the besieged city of Aleppo by meeting with representatives from the regional powers most directly involved in the Syria conflict, American officials said on ...
Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry has rejected the suggestion that military action could be the solution to the Syrian civil war. Ms Thornberry told an emergency debate into the humanitarian crisis in Aleppo that she is "not a pacifist" and ...
In the wake of the heavy offensive Russian aircrafts have carried out on Syria, Pope Francis has called for a ceasefire with a sense of "urgency." The pope has expressed his sorrow over the effects of the war on innocent civilians and has urged leaders ...
In a move reflecting frustration over new efforts for a cease-fire amid escalating human rights abuses in Syria, the United States says it is "considering additional sanctions" against President Bashar al-Assad and his Russian supporters, an action ...
The operation began as US and Russian envoys met in Switzerland to discuss possible routes to a new ceasefire. No statement was issued after the talks although both the US and Russian envoys spoke of "ideas" emerging.
The talks will focus on the issue of reviving the ceasefire in civil-war-torn Syria. "Foreign Minister Zarif will attend the international conference on the Syrian crisis in Lausanne," Qasemi said on Friday, as quoted by the Singaporean Business Times ...
Secretary of State John Kerry will meet with international partners in the scenic lakeside city of Lausanne, Switzerland, on Saturday to discuss the path forward in Syria and see whether a new ceasefire agreement can be reached following a month of ...
LAUSANNE (Switzerland), (Sputnik) - Bogdanov also said Moscow backed participation of Iran, Iraq and Egypt in the Lausanne talks on Saturday as the Syrian conflict resolution requires "involvement of countries that have direct influence on conflicting ...
The shaky cease-fire in Eastern Ukraine has reached a "tipping point," a high-level Ukrainian government official says.
New talks are set to start in Switzerland as the US and Russia try to broker another ceasefire in Syria. US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russia's Sergei Lavrov are meeting delegates from Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Iran and Qatar in the city of Lausanne.
Lawrence Davidson, a lecturer at West Chester University, believes the United States is at fault for the breakdown of the latest attempted ceasefire in Syria. "It is very well known that the Defense Department here in Washington was against the ...
13 October 2016 - Unless the deadly violence in Aleppo subsides, the United Nations will be unable to carry out its humanitarian responsibilities to victims of bombardments, shelling and attacks against civilians, UN Deputy Special Envoy for Syria, Mr ...
The collapse of the last month ceasefire between rebels and government forces in Syria brokered by Russia and the United States should concern every body concerned about the crisis in Syria. It has serious implications. So much was expected from the ...
Tehran - Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran's chief diplomat, has called for an immediate ceasefire in Syria in order to find a durable solution to the bloody conflict in the country.
Pope Francis, in his strongest appeal to date on the conflict in Syria, on Wednesday called for an "immediate ceasefire" to allow for the evacuation of civilians. "It is with a sense of urgency that I renew my appeal, imploring those responsible with ...
At his weekly general audience Pope Francis called for an immediate cease fire in Syria - even if temporary - so that civilians, especially children, could be rescued from the ruins.
Top diplomats from the United States, Russia, and the Middle East will attempt to salvage a failed Syria cease-fire agreement Saturday with talks in Lausanne, Switzerland, followed by a separate meeting Sunday in London.
Secretary of State John Kerry will mount a fresh effort on Saturday to pursue a cease-fire for the besieged city of Aleppo by meeting with representatives from the regional powers most directly involved in the Syria conflict, American officials said on ...
Hollande took advantage of a three-way conversation on the conflict in Ukraine to "reiterate his position on the urgency of a ceasefire and access to humanitarian aid in Syria," the sources said, adding that he was "clearly supported by the chancellor.".
The United States is hopeful to be able to reach a framework for reaching a ceasefire in Syria at the upcoming multilateral meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland on Saturday, US Department of State spokesperson John Kirby said in a briefing on Wednesday.
Pope Francis appealed on Wednesday for an immediate ceasefire in Syria, calling for "at least" a truce enabling civilians, especially children, to be evacuated, after Aleppo came under fierce air assault.
Hundreds killed since ceasefire broken. The observatory said Wednesday at least 358 civilians have been killed in eastern Aleppo since a U.S.
Saudi Ambassador to Cairo Ahmed al-Qattan was recalled to Riyadh on Wednesday for meetings with Saudi officials on recent developments in Egypt-Saudi relations.
... sifting through the rubble from air raids that killed dozens the day before. activists said the early afternoon strike destroyed several shops in the besieged eastern part of the city, which has been the target of a massive Russian-backed Syrian ...
These are a fraction of the at least 114 kids Save The Children estimates have been killed in rebel-held eastern Aleppo since a U.S.
Vatican City (AFP) - Pope Francis appealed on Wednesday for an immediate ceasefire in Syria, calling for "at least" a truce enabling civilians, especially children, to be evacuated, after Aleppo came under fierce air assault.
(TASS) A total of 47 ceasefire violations by armed groups were reported during the day in Syria, including 29 - in the province of Aleppo, 14 - in the province of Damascus, four - in the province of Hama, and three - in the Province of Latakia, the ...
Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry has rejected the suggestion that military action could be the solution to the Syrian civil war. Ms Thornberry told an emergency debate into the humanitarian crisis in Aleppo that she is "not a pacifist" and ...
In Syria, a militia loyal to President Bashar al-Assad advanced on eastern Aleppo, where more than a quarter-million people have been living under siege and daily bombardment.
Moscow: Russia has built up its forces in Syria since a ceasefire collapsed in late September, sending in troops, planes and advanced missile systems, a Reuters analysis of publicly available tracking data shows.


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