Syria ceasefire approaches with Assad emboldened, opposition wary

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Syria ceasefire approaches with Assad emboldened, opposition wary

An emboldened President Bashar al-Assad vowed on Monday to take back all of Syria, hours before the start of a Russian and American-backed ceasefire, which Assad's opponents described as stacked in his favor.

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Syria rebels guardedly agree on truce but battles persist

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Syria rebels guardedly agree on truce but battles persist

Government troops and insurgents fought in several parts of Syria on Sunday, apparently seeking to strengthen their positions on the eve of a ceasefire that Free Syrian Army rebels said they would observe but with major reservations.

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At least 45 killed in Syria after US-Russia agreement

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A day of intense airstrikes Saturday on and around the northern city of Aleppo killed at least 45 people, according to opposition activists.

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Hopes for peace in Syria as U.S. and Russia announce plan

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, after meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, says there is a tentative plan to provide a "turning point" in Syria.

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U.S., Russia clinch Syria deal, aim for truce from Monday

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U.S., Russia clinch Syria deal, aim for truce from Monday

The United States and Russia hailed a breakthrough deal on Saturday to put Syria's peace process back on track, including a nationwide truce effective from sundown on Monday, improved humanitarian aid access and joint military targeting of banned Islamist groups.

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US, Russia agree new Syria truce plan

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US, Russia agree new Syria truce plan

The United States and Russia reached a deal on a new Syrian ceasefire Friday, which, if it holds, could see the first joint military effort by the two powers against Islamic jihadists.

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US and Russia announce Syria truce plan: Kerry

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US and Russia announce Syria truce plan: Kerry

GENEVA: The United State and Russia on Friday (Sep 9) agreed a plan to impose a ceasefire in the Syrian civil war and lay the foundation of a peace process, US Secretary of State John Kerry said.

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Syrian army secures road to Aleppo: state TV

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Syrian army secures road to Aleppo: state TV

The Syrian army secured a road into the government-held side of Aleppo that was captured by rebels last month and was expected to soon open it for civilians, state-owned al-Ikhbariya TV reported on Friday.

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4 held, 2 women sought over gas cylinders in Paris car

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4 held, 2 women sought over gas cylinders in Paris car

PARIS: French police were searching Thursday (Sep 8) for two "radicalised" women linked to a car containing six gas cylinders found in central Paris, with four people already held as part of the investigation.

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Syrians on haj pray for peace; Damascus says Riyadh plays politics

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Syrians on haj pray for peace; Damascus says Riyadh plays politics

Syrians from territory held by opposing sides in the civil war prayed together for peace as they flew to Mecca for the haj, even as President Bashar al-Assad's government accused Saudi Arabia of politicizing the annual Muslim pilgrimage.

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Air strike kills top commander of former Nusra group in Syria

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Air strike kills top commander of former Nusra group in Syria

The top military commander of the militant group Jabhat Fateh al Sham, the former al Qaeda offshoot in Syria, was killed in an aerial raid that targeted a meeting of the group's leaders, both the group and rebel sources said on Thursday.

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Iraq gears up for late-year push to retake Mosul from Islamic State

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Iraq gears up for late-year push to retake Mosul from Islamic State

The U.S.-led war on Islamic State has depleted the group's funds, leadership and foreign fighters, but the biggest battle yet is expected later this year in Iraq's northern city of Mosul, where Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared his "caliphate" two years ago.

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U.S. warns Russia against interfering with Western politics

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U.S. warns Russia against interfering with Western politics

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Wednesday warned Russia against interfering with Western "democratic processes" and accused Moscow of aggressive behaviour aimed at eroding the international order.

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U.S. says Libya close to eliminating Islamic State from Sirte

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U.S. says Libya close to eliminating Islamic State from Sirte

U.S.-backed Libyan forces are close to vanquishing Islamic State from its last holdouts in the city of Sirte, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Wednesday.

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Iraq militia fighters join battle for Syria's Aleppo

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Iraq militia fighters join battle for Syria's Aleppo

An Iraqi Shi'ite militia said on Wednesday it had dispatched more than 1,000 fighters to the frontline in neighboring Syria, escalating foreign involvement in the battle for Aleppo, the biggest prize in five years of relentless civil war.

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