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UN mediator de Mistura sees direct Syria talks soon

Syria's government and opposition negotiators could soon hold face-to-face talks for the first time, UN mediator Staffan de Mistura said on Thursday, the penultimate...

Suicide bomber kills and injures scores in Syria’s Idlib province

A suicide bomber rammed a car laden with explosives into a gathering of jihadist rebels near the rebel-held northwestern Syrian city of Idlib on...

No big change seen to US troop levels in Iraq after Mosul – general

A senior US general said on Tuesday the fight was "far from over" in Iraq despite the recapture of Mosul from Islamic State militants...

Islamic State chief Baghdadi death confirmed – Syrian Observatory

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights told Reuters on Tuesday that it had "confirmed information" that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been...

SDF captures town with IS military base near Raqqa

Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have captured a town south of the city of Raqqa where Islamic State ran a major military base and training camp,...

Islamic State tightens grip on village near Mosul after defeat

Islamic State has captured most of a village south of Mosul despite losing control of its stronghold in the city, an Iraqi army officer...

De Mistura reiterates Syrian Kurds need to participate in constitution drafting

UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura reiterated in an interview with Sputnik the vital need for Syrian Kurds to participate in the...

U.S.-Russian ceasefire deal holding in southwest Syria

A U.S.-Russian brokered ceasefire for southwest Syria was holding hours after it took effect on Sunday, a monitor and two rebel officials said, in...

Erdogan says expectations from Russian-Turkish joint efforts on Syria high

During the meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the expectations from joint efforts of Moscow and...

US would consider no-fly zone in Syria if Russia agrees

The United States is prepared to discuss with Russia joint efforts to stabilise war-torn Syria, including no-fly zones, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson...

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