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Russia says resumption of Syria peace talks delayed indefinitely

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Tuesday a Western failure to rein in violent Islamists in Syria had indefinitely delayed the resumption of peace talks. Shoigu said that rebels backed by Western governments had been attacking civilians in the Syrian city of Aleppo, despite a pause in Russian and …

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Exclusive: Trump says Clinton policy on Syria would lead to World War Three

U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said on Tuesday that Democrat Hillary Clinton’s plan for Syria would “lead to World War Three,” because of the potential for conflict with military forces from nuclear-armed Russia. In an interview focused largely on foreign policy, Trump said defeating Islamic State is a higher …

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Kerry plays down Syria deal hopes as Russia joins Geneva talks

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry played down expectations of a new Syrian ceasefire deal with Russia after talks in Geneva aimed at agreeing on how to separate al Qaeda-linked militants from opposition fighters in the besieged city of Aleppo. After two failed ceasefire agreements between the United States and …

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Coalition warplanes kill 20 Islamic State militants in Syria: Turkish army

United States-led coalition warplanes killed 20 Islamic State militants in Syria over the last 24 hours, the Turkish military said on Tuesday, nearly two months into a Turkey-backed rebel operation to drive the jihadists away from the border. Turkey pushed on with the Syrian operation as Iraqi forces launched a …

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U.S. broadens Syria talks after failure of truce deal with Russia

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will return to Syria talks on Saturday, three weeks after the failure of their painstakingly drafted ceasefire that many saw as the last hope for peace this year. Kerry has pointedly avoided new bilateral negotiations with Lavrov, and …

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Russia and Turkey sign gas deal, seek common ground on Syria as ties warm

Turkey and Russia signed an agreement on Monday for the construction of a major undersea gas pipeline and vowed to seek common ground on the war in Syria, accelerating a normalization in ties nearly a year after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan hosted Russia’s Vladimir …

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Syria peace efforts must continue despite break with Russia: Kerry

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday efforts to end Syria’s war must continue despite Washington’s decision to break off talks with Moscow over what he called its “irresponsible” support for President Bashar al-Assad. The United States on Monday suspended talks with Russia on implementing a ceasefire deal …

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U.S. suspends Syria ceasefire talks with Russia, blames Moscow

The United States broke off talks with Russia on Monday on implementing a ceasefire agreement in Syria and accused Moscow of not living up to its commitments under the Sept. 9 deal to halt fighting and ensure aid reached besieged communities. The confirmation that the U.S.-Russian talks on Syria have …

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Syria presses Aleppo advance, tells rebels to leave

Syrian government and allied forces have advanced toward Aleppo, pursuing their week-old offensive to take the rebel-held part of the city after dozens of overnight air strikes. The Syrian army told the insurgents to leave their positions, offering safe passage and aid supplies. Syrian forces supported by Iranian-backed militias and …

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Russia said to send more warplanes to Syria, diplomacy ‘on life support’

Russia is sending more warplanes to Syria to ramp up its air campaign, a Russian newspaper reported on Friday, as the United States said diplomacy to halt the violence was “on life support” but not dead yet. Fighting continued to intensify a week into a new Russian-backed Syrian government offensive …

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