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    Release of detainees, ceasefire, humanitarian aid on Astana Syria talks agenda

    A new meeting on Syrian settlement in Astana officially kicked off with a bilateral meeting between the UN and Russian delegations on March 14. The Russian delegation also met with the delegation from Jordan.

    West Asia
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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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    2,100 Iranian fighters killed in Iraq, Syria: Iranian official

    More than 2,000 fighters sent from Iran have been killed in Iraq and Syria, the head of Iran's veterans' affairs office said Tuesday.Some 2,100 martyrs have been martyred so far in Iraq.

    West Asia
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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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    Syrian army liberates Palmyra from Daesh

    Syrian government forces battling the militant Islamic State (IS) group re-entered Palmyra on Thursday in their quest to again take the historic town they had lost to the militants in December, state media reported.

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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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    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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    Israel attacks Hezbollah weapons convoy in Syria

    The Israel Air Force (IAF) overnight Wednesday attacked a weapons shipment to Lebanese-based militant group Hezbollah, north of Damascus on the Syria-Lebanon border, according to reports.

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    Is The West Promoted Turkish Model Dead?

    The Syrian civil war has become one of the greatest tragedies in human history in terms of its humanitarian consequences. The war has had huge ramifications for the Middle East, contributing greatly to the rise of ISIS.

    West Asia
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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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    Israel’s romance with Al-Qaeda is ongoing

    The Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv is an influential think tank staffed by a rogue’s gallery of Israel’s former military and intelligence top brass; its director is a former spy chief.

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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.

    West Asia
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    Trump's Muslim ban is old news in Kuwait

    Syrians, Iraqis, Iranians, Pakistanis and Afghans have not been able to obtain visit, tourism or trade visas to Kuwait since 2011, in a move which seemingly pre-empted US restrictions on seven Muslim-majority countries.

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    Trumpistan: 5-year-old Muslim boy handcuffed, detained as 'security risk'

    The 5-year-old American son of an Iranian woman was handcuffed and detained for hours without his mother at Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia because he was deemed a "security theat,"

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    'Trump visa ban to fuel violence, serve extremists'

    The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) said on Monday that U.S. President Donald Trump's temporary ban on travel to the United States from seven majority-Muslim countries harmed the common struggle. UNITED STA

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    Iran bans US citizens in retaliates to Trump order

    “Iran, to defend the dignity of the great Iranian nation, will implement the principle of reciprocity until the removal of the insulting restriction against Iranian nationals," the statement reads.

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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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    Syria's rubble-strewn east Aleppo comes back to life

    For Abdel-Hayy and his family, home is now just a single room in their apartment in Syria's ravaged east Aleppo, surrounded by the little salvageable furniture they have left.But like many in the devastated former rebel.

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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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    “Voices from Syria”: New E-book by Mark Taliano

    Between 15 and 23 September 2016, I travelled to war-torn Syria because I sensed years ago that the official narratives being fed to North Americans across TV screens, in newsprint and on the internet were false.

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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.

    West Asia

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