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Syria blame game continues after failed Geneva talks

Added: 16.12.2017 2:35 | 0 views | 0 comments

US calls on Syrian government to 'participate fully' in Geneva talks, while Damascus blames stalemate on preconditions.

From: www.aljazeera.com

Left on Lesbos: migrants stranded on Greek island camps are losing hope

Added: 15.12.2017 19:34 | 0 views | 0 comments

Syrian migrant Bashar Wakaa and his heavily pregnant wife are days away from the birth of their third child, stranded on the Greek island of Lesbos in a muddy, rubbish-strewn olive grove with no running water or toilets. Nearby, three Syrian men share a flimsy tent designed for two. Like the expectant couple, they arrived by rubber dinghy from Turkey only to find the island’s migrant camp...

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Mattis warns of unsafe Russian military flights over Syria

Added: 15.12.2017 17:43 | 0 views | 0 comments

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is warning against dangerous flights by Russian fighter jets over what is considered a safe zone in Syria, questioning whether recent close calls were mistakes or deliberate.

Tags: Syria, Russia
From: feeds.foxnews.com

Pentagon alarmed by uptick in close calls with Russia jets in Syria

Added: 15.12.2017 16:37 | 0 views | 0 comments

December 16, 2017 5:37 AM
WASHINGTON (AFP) - The Pentagon is voicing growing alarm that the risky flying of Russian pilots in Syria could lead to a mishap - or even the nightmare scenario of a US jet shooting down a Russian warplane.

From: www.straitstimes.com

'Syrian refugees improve Armenia's social fabric'

Added: 15.12.2017 13:56 | 0 views | 0 comments

A new initiative celebrates Syrian refugees's positive impact in the South Caucasian nation's mono-ethnic society.

From: www.aljazeera.com

Islamic State’s self-styled capital is in ruins and its population scattered. Who will rebuild Raqqah?

Added: 15.12.2017 11:30 | 0 views | 0 comments


The crowd was seething with frustration.
“We want to go inside!” one man yelled. “They told us when Raqqah is liberated we can go home.”
Some of the U.S.-backed fighters who drove Islamic State militants from the Syrian city in October tried to reason with him. It’s not safe, they said. Scores...

From: www.latimes.com

In Syria, Russia securing position as Assad presses war

Added: 15.12.2017 10:02 | 0 views | 0 comments

With the map of Syria's conflict decisively redrawn in President Bashar al-Assad's favor, his Russian allies want to convert military gains into a settlement that stabilizes the shattered nation and secures their interests in the region.

From: feeds.reuters.com

Latest Talks on Syrian Peace End With No Progress

Added: 14.12.2017 23:36 | 0 views | 0 comments

The latest round of Syrian peace talks ended with no progress toward a political settlement and no pause in government offensives against opposition-held areas.

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'Golden opportunity missed': Syria peace talks falter, again

Added: 14.12.2017 22:43 | 0 views | 0 comments

December 15, 2017 11:43 AM
GENEVA (NYTIMES) - The eighth round of Syrian peace talks brokered by the United Nations fizzled to a close Thursday (Dec 14) without progress toward a deal to end seven ruinous years of war, and with the chief mediator saying the Syrian government was not "really looking to find a way to have a dialogue".

From: www.straitstimes.com

New York woman charged with laundering money to help ISIS

Added: 14.12.2017 20:05 | 0 views | 0 comments

US prosecutors said Thursday (Dec 14)that they had charged a Long Island, New York woman with laundering more than US$85,000 (S$114,000)in fraudulently obtained money through Bitcoin to help Islamic State in Iraq and Syria(ISIS).

From: www.straitstimes.com

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