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Syria peace talks effort stalls

Fledgling efforts to promote peace talks in the Syrian conflict appear to have stalled, even as the death toll rises daily and the rebellion nears its second anniversary. The major exile opposition group, irate over what it calls a “shameful” … Continue reading

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Syrian opposition won’t talk to officials linked to crackdown

Syria’s opposition coalition is ready to negotiate President Bashar al-Assad’s exit with any member of his government who has not participated in his military crackdown on the uprising, coalition members said on Friday. Syrian authorities have given no formal response … Continue reading

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Editorial: Israel plays a new game with old rules

Last week newspapers reported that Israel attacked Syria. It is true that Israeli planes attacked a Syrian convoy carrying antiaircraft weapons. However this does not mean that the attack targeted Syria. The main target of the raid seems to be … Continue reading

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Syria: Authorize Cross-Border Humanitarian Aid

Syria should urgently agree that humanitarian aid may be brought into the country across all of its borders, including from Turkey. Syria’s allies, including Russia, should press Syria to consent to such transfers, Human Rights Watch said. Donors should not … Continue reading

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Russian ships to pick up munitions and head to Syria

Two Russian ships heading for a naval exercise off Syria this month are picking up munitions to drop at the Syrian port of Tartous, news agencies reported on Thursday. Russia has been Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s main foreign protector during … Continue reading

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Russia still at odds with West on Syria: analysts

Russia’s stubborn policy on Syria that has irked opponents of President Bashar al-Assad remains unchanged, and suggestions to the contrary may reflect wishful thinking on the part of the West, analysts said on Friday. Russian deputy foreign minister Mikhail Bogdanov … Continue reading

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Records show Russia printing money for Syria

New evidence has emerged that Russia could be backing Syria with more than just political support. Documents appear to show that Russia is printing money for President Bashar al-Assad, helping keep the economy afloat after nearly two years of fighting. … Continue reading

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Moscow to seek Syria progress, bigger Middle East role in Riyadh

By: Gabriela Baczynska MOSCOW – Russia is expected to urge Saudi Arabia to allow its regional rival Iran to join moves to end the conflict in Syria in a rare high-level meeting on Wednesday between the world’s top two oil … Continue reading

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Syrian president vows to ‘live and die’ in Syria, warns against foreign invasion

By: Holly Yan and Hamdi Alkhshali Syrian President Bashar al-Assad insists he will “live and die” in Syria, even as countries offer him safe passage in exchange for halting a gruesome civil war. “I’m not a puppet, and I was … Continue reading

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Russia Admits To Selling Syria $1 Billion in Weapons Last Year

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has defended his nation’s decision to sell arms to the Syrian government, reported Reuters, after claiming that the Russian government was obliged to do so under Soviet-era commitments, while asserting that the weapons were meant … Continue reading

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