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Russian lawmaker says Russia-US Syria coalition in doubt: Agencies

Russia's coalition with the United States on the Syria crisis is in doubt after Washington carried out air strikes on a Syrian airbase, news agencies quoted a senior Russian lawmaker as saying on Friday.

Hundreds left from Aleppo as UN observers to oversee evacuations

Hundreds left from Aleppo as UN observers to oversee evacuations

A convoy of around 20 buses crossed the front line in the early Monday morning headed for rebel-held territory elsewhere in northern Syria after around 350 people got out during the night.

Syria state TV: Evacuation deal reached for Aleppo and Shi'ite villages

Syria state TV: Evacuation deal reached for Aleppo and Shi'ite villages

According to al-Ikhbariya TV news, about 1,200 civilians would initially be evacuated from east Aleppo and a similar number from the two villages in Idlib province. 

Syrian rebels say Iran holding up Aleppo evacuation deal

Syrian rebels say Iran holding up Aleppo evacuation deal

The head of the political wing of the Ahrar al Sham rebel group involved in negotiations over the deal, said Iran was insisting people be allowed to leave two besieged Shi`ite villages before letting the Aleppo evacuation happen.

Aleppo evacuation: Thousands of trapped civilians and rebels in desperate wait for evacuation from opposition-held areas

Aleppo evacuation: Thousands of trapped civilians and rebels in desperate wait for evacuation from opposition-held areas

Families spent the night in freezing temperatures in bombed out apartment blocks in Al-Amiriyah district, which was the departure point for evacuations before they were halted on Friday.

Syrian rebel says new deal reached to secure Aleppo evacuation: Al-Arabiya al-Hadath

Syrian rebel says new deal reached to secure Aleppo evacuation: Al-Arabiya al-Hadath

The deal comprised an evacuation from the two Shi`ite villages besieged by insurgents, the evacuation of wounded people from two towns besieged by pro-government forces near the Lebanese border, and the full evacuation of rebel-held eastern Aleppo.

US' John Kerry urges Russia to show 'grace' in Geneva Aleppo talks

US' John Kerry urges Russia to show 'grace' in Geneva Aleppo talks

US and Russian officials meet in Geneva to discuss the situation in Aleppo, Syria said John Kerry.

Syrian government says it rejects ceasefire in Aleppo if rebel remains

Syrian government says it rejects ceasefire in Aleppo if rebel remains

The Syrian government said no ceasefire in Aleppo if rebel factions remain in the city.

Air strikes on village of Syria's Idlib; killed 21 civilians

Air strikes on village of Syria's Idlib; killed 21 civilians

Russia began a military intervention in support of President Bashar al-Assad in September 2015, saying it was carrying out strikes against "terrorists".

50,000 people have fled Syria Army`s east Aleppo advance: Britain-based monitor

50,000 people have fled Syria Army`s east Aleppo advance: Britain-based monitor

The Britain-based monitor said more than 20,000 people had fled to western neighbourhoods of the city held by the government, with another 30,000 moving to areas held by Kurdish forces.

United Nations says Mosul's poor struggling to get food

United Nations says Mosul's poor struggling to get food

"Key informants are telling us that poor families are struggling to put sufficient food on their tables," U.N Humanitarian Coordinator in Iraq, Lise Grande, told Reuters. "This is very worrying."
 

Syria army urges rebels to quit Aleppo, let civilians out

Syria army urges rebels to quit Aleppo, let civilians out

The military airdropped leaflets with a picture of a green coach like those used in the past to transport civilians and rebels from areas retaken by the government.

Amnesty urges long-term solution for trapped Syrians

Amnesty urges long-term solution for trapped Syrians

More than 70,000 Syrians are trapped in "hellish conditions" in a remote, arid strip of no-man`s land on the Syrian side of the border, the rights group said.

Syria announces surprise easing of Aleppo assault

Syria`s military announced Wednesday it was scaling back its bombardment of rebels in devastated Aleppo, in a surprise move nearly two weeks after declaring an all-out assault to capture the city.

John Kerry calls Lavrov despite freeze on Syria talks

Secretary of State John Kerry called his Russian counterpart to talk about the fighting in Syria on Wednesday, two days after Washington suspended contacts on reviving a ceasefire there.

Russia sends missile system to Syria port

Russia said Tuesday it has sent an advanced missile system to the Syrian port of Tartus, as tensions escalate between it and the United States over the five-year conflict.

US mulls `diplomatic and military` options for Syria

 US agencies are considering "diplomatic, military, intelligence and economic options" to deal with the crisis in Syria, an official said Tuesday, while stressing the need for a "political resolution."

US targets `prominent` Al-Qaeda leader in Syria strike: Pentagon

US targets `prominent` Al-Qaeda leader in Syria strike: Pentagon

A US air strike targeted a "prominent" Al-Qaeda leader in Syria on Monday, the Pentagon said, amid reports a senior leader of the group was killed near Idlib.

France slams Russian, regime 'cynicism' in Syria

French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault attacked on Monday the "cynicism" of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad`s regime and its Russian ally, while urging support for a new ceasefire.

UN discusses urging end to all military flights over Syria's Aleppo

The United Nations Security Council will begin negotiations on Monday on a draft resolution that urges Russia and the United States to ensure an immediate truce in Syria`s Aleppo and to "put an end to all military flights over the city."