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    Delegates gather in Astana for Syria talks

    Kazakhstan says delegations from Iran, Russia and Turkey are arriving in Astana for a third round of talks to put an end to the conflict in Syria.

    West Asia
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    Putin hosts Syria talks, hails partnership with Turkey

    President Vladimir Putin hailed close ties between the Russian and Turkey militaries as he welcomed Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan for Friday’s talks focusing on Syria.

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    Putin to Netanyahu: Don’t judge Iran by 5th century BC, we live in a different world

    Russian President Vladimir Putin urged Israel on Thursday to focus on today’s “different world” after premier Benjamin Netanyahu evoked age-old tensions with Iran, ahead of a holiday marking an ancient victory.

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    Russia, Turkey, U.S. hold military talks

    The meeting between Turkish Chief of Staff Hulusi Akar, U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford and Russian Chief of General Staff Valery Gerasimov appears to be the first of its kind.

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    Israeli PM to meet Putin for talks on Iran’s Syria role

    Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has been busy lobbying the United States and its allies against Iran, is reportedly set to visit Russia for discussions on the Islamic Republic’s role in Syria.

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    Russia, China block UN sanctions on Syria over gas attacks

    Russia on Tuesday cast its seventh veto to protect the Syrian government from United Nations Security Council action, blocking a bid by Western powers to impose sanctions over accusations of chemical weapons attack.

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    Futsal tournament likely from December in Iran

    The Islamic Republic of Iran would most likely host a four-nation futsal tournament this winter, with national men’s teams from Argentina, Russia and Portugal heading to the country in December.

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    Syrian opposition calls for direct talks with government

    Syrian opposition delegates have for the first time called for face-to face talks with government representatives ahead of negotiations which begin today in Geneva.

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    Russia to provide 200 Military helicopters to India

    US-backed Iraqi forces on Sunday launched a ground offensive to dislodge IS militants from their remaining stronghold in Mosul, in the western part of the city, and put an end to their ambitions for territorial.

    South Asia
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    Will Putin End Relations With Iran For Trump?

    As I write these lines, Washington is abuzz with the news of Donald Trump’s top security advisor, Michael Flynn’s resignation. The White House is trying to clean up the mess Flynn’s rather over-zealously erratic.

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    Astana talks on Syria begin behind closed doors

    Delegates from the Syrian government and opposition groups attend a fresh round of peace negotiations in Astana, Kazakhstan, in a new phase of the diplomatic process mediated by Iran, Russia and Turkey.

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    Trump advisor Flynn resigns

    President Donald Trump's national security adviser, Michael Flynn, resigned late on Monday after coming under fire over whether he discussed the possibility of lifting US sanctions on Russia before Trump took office.

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    Russia, Iran support restructuring of Hamas in Gaza

    In January, the two main Palestinian parties, Fatah and Hamas, agreed in Russian-sponsored talks to form a national unity government, ending a quasi-civil war that has lasted between them since 2007.

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    Pakistan, India to come face to face in Moscow

    Russia, joined by China, is set to host six-nation talks this month on Afghanistan in an unprecedented development where arch-rival Pakistan and India are also invited to discuss options for seeking a peaceful end.

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    Trilateral meeting on Syria ceasefire begins in Astana

    Experts from Russia, Turkey, Iran and the United Nations have started a technical meeting in Kazakhstan's capital, Astana, to discuss in detail the implementation of the Syrian ceasefire agreement.

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    Trump Talks to Putin, and Suddenly Ukraine’s in Play

    Lighting erupted in Ukraine after many months of uneasy but consistent calm after Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, the U.S. and Russian presidents, finally spoke for the first time last weekend by telephone.

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    Geneva talks on Syria postponed: Russia FM

    Russia says the next of round peace negotiations, which were planned to held between the Syrian government and opposition groups early in February, have been postponed to the end of next month.

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    Iran hints at joining Pak-Russia-China alliance

    The world, particularly Asia, has been undergoing a great transformation in recent years with the emergence of new alliances. Last month, Pakistan, Russia and China’s unprecedented trilateral meeting in Moscow on Afghan.

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    Russia to meet with Syrian opposition in Moscow

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will hold talks with officials from Syria’s political opposition on Jan. 27, Moscow said, but it appeared representatives from armed rebel groups were not invited

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    Syria talks in Astana seek to bolster truce in peace bid

    International meeting on Syrian settlement aim to produce a joint agreement Tuesday to bolster a cease-fire that could build momentum ahead of United Nations-backed negotiations next month to end the six-year civil war.

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    Syria peace talks begin in Astana

    The first talks in a year between the two waring sides in the Syria conflict begin today (Jan 23) in the Kazakh capital of Astana. Russia, Turkey and Iran are sponsoring the two day meeting.

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    Russian,Turkish campaign in Syria deepens NATO crisis

    The bombing campaign struck targets around the Syrian town of al-Bab, the scene of bloody fighting between Turkish troops and ISIS militants over the past several weeks.

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    Russia says Turkey joins raids on Daesh in Syria

    The Wednesday aerial attacks by Russian and Turkish war planes were the “first joint air operation” by the two countries against the Daesh terrorist group in Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

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    Palestinian rivals agree to form unity government

    The main Palestinian parties on Tuesday announced a deal to form a national unity government prior to the holding of elections, after three days of reconciliation talks in Moscow.

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