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Editorial: Gaza ceasefire: Syria’s shrinking influence now exposed

No one is taking bets on how solid the ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinians will prove to be. But the Gaza conflict has highlighted one apparently permanent change in the Middle East – the shrinking influence of Syria, stuck … Continue reading

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Syria fighting rages on last day of ineffectual cease-fire

Syrian government shelling of areas held by opposition forces and a car bomb in a suburb considered loyal to President Bashar Assad killed and injured dozens of people Monday, activists and state news media said. The fighting came on what … Continue reading

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Dozens killed as Syria cease-fire ends within hours

The first day of a cease-fire in the Syrian conflict in observance of the Eid al-Adha holiday went as many observers had expected: It was violated within hours, and both sides blamed each other. The four-day truce, which began Friday … Continue reading

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How will Syria mark Eid al-Adha?

Damascus residents reported artillery barrages by Syrian troops hours before Friday’s scheduled start of a ceasefire to mark the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha. They said that on Thursday night troops stationed on a mountain overlooking the Syrian capital targeted … Continue reading

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Editorial: 3 ways the Syria ceasefire could go wrong

The U.N.’s peace envoy says Syria’s warring sides have agreed to stop fighting during Islam’s Eid al-Adha holiday. Will the truce happen and would it do any good? United Nations-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi raised hopes for a break from … Continue reading

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Brahimi says Syria agrees to ceasefire during Eid al-Adha holiday

International mediator Lakhdar Brahimi said on Wednesday the Syrian government has agreed to a ceasefire during the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, a decision Damascus would announce shortly. “After the visit I made to Damascus, there is agreement from the … Continue reading

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Ceasefire over Eid Al Adha ‘pointless’, says Syria

The Syrian government said a call by the international peace envoy for a ceasefire over Eid Al Adha is pointless because the rebels have no unified leadership to sign it. Lakhdar Brahimi asked Iranian officials to help broker a truce … Continue reading

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Syria rebels gaining ground, strength

By: Liz Sly BEIRUT, Lebanon – An increasingly effective Syrian rebel force has been gaining ground in recent weeks, stepping up its attacks on government troops and expanding the area under its control even as world attention has been focused … Continue reading

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UN to bolster Syria observer mission

The head of the UN ceasefire monitoring mission in Syria has given a bleak assessment of the task his team faces as UN chief Ban Ki-moon pledged to accelerate the deployment of additional observers. Major-General Robert Mood has called on … Continue reading

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A month after ‘cease-fire,’ where does Syria stand?

By: Tim Lister It’s been a month since the “cease-fire” was due to come into effect in Syria as the first step in a U.N.-backed peace plan, with a team of U.N. monitors on the ground to observe the progress. … Continue reading

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