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December 06, 2016
Raids kill dozens in Syria's Idlib, UN to vote on ceasefire
Aleppo, Syria (AFP) Dec 5, 2016
Suspected Russian air strikes have killed at least 46 people in opposition-held parts of Syria, a monitor said, as the UN Security Council prepares to vote Monday on a resolution demanding a temporary ceasefire in Aleppo. Syria's government is waging a fierce offensive to recapture all of second city Aleppo, and it has so far captured more than 60 percent of eastern districts that fell to rebels in 2012. In Idlib province, in northwest Syria, at least 26 civilians were killed in suspected Russia ... read more

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Cyprus leaders to resume peace talks, keep up momentum
Rival Cypriot leaders have agreed to resume UN-backed reunification talks in what was hailed Friday as a "significant development" after negotiations broke down in Switzerland last month. ... more
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Colombia embarks on challenge to implement peace
After pushing a revised peace deal with the FARC rebel group through Congress, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos got down to a far bigger challenge Thursday: implementing it. ... more
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Half of rebel Aleppo falls to Syrian forces
Syrian government forces have recaptured half the former rebel stronghold of east Aleppo, a monitor said Friday, in an offensive that has left bodies in the streets and sparked global outrage. ... more
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Lavrov denies Russia, Syria role in Turkish deaths
Moscow and Damascus were not behind an air strike in Syria last week that killed four Turkish soldiers, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Thursday, refuting Turkish claims. ... more
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US-led coalition admits 54 civilian deaths in Syria, Iraq strikes
The US-led coalition bombing the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq said Thursday that 54 civilians had been "inadvertently killed" in seven air strikes between March and October. ... more
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Colombia faces challenge to implement peace
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Status of main battle fronts in Iraq and Syria
Here are the latest developments on the main battle fronts in Iraq and Syria, as of 1600 GMT on Wednesday: ... more
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US-led anti-IS coalition helping Turkey find missing soldiers
The US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group is helping Turkey find two of its soldiers that went missing in Syria, a British general said Wednesday. ... more
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Two Turkish soldiers missing in Syria: army
Two Turkish soldiers are missing in Syria, the army said late on Tuesday, as the military presses an operation to expel Islamic State (IS) jihadists from the border area. ... more
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France, Britain seek UN sanctions over Syria chemical arms
France and Britain said Tuesday they would soon submit to the UN Security Council a resolution that slaps sanctions on Syrian authorities responsible for the use of chemical weapons. ... more
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Errors led to coalition strike on Syria forces: Pentagon
The Pentagon said Tuesday that intelligence errors resulted in a US-led coalition air strike in Syria in September that reportedly killed around 90 Syrian government forces. ... more
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Colombia Senate debates controversial peace deal
Colombia's Senate on Tuesday began debating the government's controversial revised peace deal to end a half-century conflict with leftist FARC rebels. ... more
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Syria calls chemical arms accusations 'campaign of lies'
Syria launched a blistering verbal attack Monday on "Western" countries that have accused it of using chemical weapons in its deadly five-year conflict, dismissing the allegations as "a campaign of lies". ... more
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French strike thought to kill Al-Qaeda ally Belmokhtar
One-eyed hostage killer Mokhtar Belmokhtar, one of Al-Qaeda's most notorious allies in North Africa, was said Monday to have been slain in a French air strike. ... more
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UN looks to revive Cyprus talks after 'high hopes'
UN envoy Eden Barth Eide held separate talks with rival Cypriot leaders Monday to try to revive peace negotiations after "very high hopes" of a breakthrough were dashed last week. ... more
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Erdogan, Putin in Syria talks after Turkish soldiers killed
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed the Syrian conflict with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin by phone Friday after the Turkish army accused Moscow ally Damascus of killing its soldiers in northern Syria. ... more
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Colombia signs contested new peace deal
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Syria army advances in rebel-held east Aleppo
Syrian army units advanced in Aleppo on Friday and pounded rebel-held eastern neighbourhoods with air strikes and shelling, causing new deaths among besieged civilians and adding to their despair. ... more
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British government defends its role in Libya campaign
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Syria regime bombardment kills 32 civilians in Aleppo: monitor
At least 32 civilians, including five children, were killed Thursday in Syrian regime air strikes and artillery bombardment on rebel-held areas in eastern Aleppo, a monitor said citing a new toll. ... more
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Colombia to sign revised peace deal
Colombia's government and FARC rebels will sign a controversial revised peace accord Thursday to end their half-century conflict, which is set to be ratified despite bitter complaints from opponents. ... more
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Turkish army blames Syria regime for deadly air strike
The Turkish army blamed the Syrian regime for an air strike Thursday in northern Syria that killed three soldiers - the first time it has accused Damascus of killing its troops since launching its three-month military incursion. ... more
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Colombia to sign revised peace deal
Colombia's government and FARC rebels will sign a controversial revised peace accord Thursday to end their half-century conflict, set to be ratified despite bitter complaints from opponents. ... more
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An air strike by an Arab coalition battling Yemeni rebels killed 12 civilians in the northwest of the country on Wednesday, rebel media and witnesses said. ... more
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