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Air strike kills 16 in Syrian prison: Syrian Observatory

At least 16 people died after a Friday night air strike on a prison in Syria`s rebel-held Idlib province including both prisoners and staff.

Final push on Syria's Raqa to begin 'in coming days: France

The international coalition battling the Islamic State group in its Syrian stronghold of Raqa will begin a final push on the city in the coming days.

Syrian rebels launch attack near Hama

Syrian rebels including a powerful alliance of jihadist groups said they launched a new offensive near the city of Hama in the central part of western Syria on Tuesday.

US forces in Syria are 'invaders': President Bashar al-Assad

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad called US military action in Syria as "invaders" because he hadn't given permission for them to enter the country.

21 civilians killed in US-led strikes against ISIS targets in Iraq, Syria

 Twenty-one civilians were killed in US-led coalition air strikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria in recent months, officials acknowledged today.

Syria ex-Qaeda says opposition leaders must `step aside`

Fateh al-Sham Front split from al Qaeda in July 2016 in a move analysts said was an abortive attempt to end its blacklisting by the United Nations and Western governments.

Syria vows 'retaliation' as attack jolts peace talks

Syria vows 'retaliation' as attack jolts peace talks

Geneva: Syria vowed Saturday to retaliate following the deadly suicide assault in its third city Homs, as the UN said the attack was aimed to "spoil" sputtering peace talks starting in Geneva.

Suicide attacks on bases in Syria`s Homs kill 42

Suicide attacks on two security service bases in the heart of Syria`s government-held third city of Homs killed 42 people on Saturday.

Suicide bomber kills 42 near Syria town taken from Islamic State

Suicide bomber kills 42 near Syria town taken from Islamic State

A suicide bomber attacked Turkish-backed rebels just outside the Syrian town of Al-Bab Friday, killing 42 people in a major blow just hours after they hailed its capture from the Islamic State group.

UN-backed Syria talks restart with rebels on the back foot

UN-brokered Syria peace talks restart in Geneva after a 10-month hiatus that has seen the opposition weakened and political upheaval in the foreign powers shaping the conflict.

Syrian opposition says ready for Geneva peace talks but Assad must go

Syrian opposition says ready for Geneva peace talks but Assad must go

The Syrian opposition is fully committed to peace talks in Geneva on February 23, a senior official said on Sunday, adding the talks would need to pave the way for a political transition. 

Syrian opposition wants Geneva talks on political transition

The Syrian opposition wants face-to-face negotiations with the government about a political transition at peace talks that are due to begin in Geneva next week, a leading Syrian opposition politician said on Wednesday.

13,000 opponents of Syrian President 'secretly' hanged in military prison: Report

At least 13,000 opponents of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad were secretly hanged in a government jail, where mass executions of up to 50 people at a time occur every week, the Amnesty International said in a report on Tuesday.

IS 'besieged' in last bastion in Syria's Aleppo province

The Islamic State group is "completely besieged" in its last major stronghold in Syria`s Aleppo province.

Syria Oppn rejects United Nation envoy picking talks delegation

Syria opposition officials Wednesday criticised UN envoy Staffan de Mistura after he said he could pick the opposition delegation representatives to UN-led talks in Geneva if they failed to do so.

Will Trump era provide respite to destroyed countries?

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The procession of breast-beating "liberals" doesn`t seem to end, not since Donald Trump eclipsed their most shining star -- Hillary Clinton.

True, Hillary would be graceful at the Inaugural Ball.

Astana talks: Peace in Syria elusive unless political solution found

The initiative for the talks came from Russia, Turkey, and Iran, with Russia in the driver`s seat.

Britain signals possible shift on Syria policy

Britain`s foreign minister hinted at a shift in policy on Syria on Thursday, saying President Bashar al-Assad could be allowed to run for re-election and mentioning a possible "arrangement" with regime ally Russia.

First Hindu Congresswoman says she met Assad on Syria trip

The first Hindu elected to the Congress, Hawaiian Democrat Tulsi Gabbard, has said that she met Syrian President Bashar al-Assad during a secret, "fact-finding" trip to Syria and Lebanon.

Chechens serving as Russian military police in Aleppo: Kadyrov

Chechen strongman Ramzan Kadyrov on Tuesday confirmed that troops from the mainly Muslim Caucasus region were serving as Russian military police in the war-torn Syrian city of Aleppo.