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Putin, Biden discuss cyber-security, Syria over phone

Moscow, Russia | Xinhua |  Russian President Vladimir Putin held a telephone conversation with U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday, during which the leaders discussed cybersecurity issues and the situation in Syria. Putin and Biden agreed to continue their constructive cooperation in the field of cybersecurity, the Kremlin said in …

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UN envoy calls for more int’l diplomacy to unlock progress in Syria

United Nations, USA |  XINHUA |  UN Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen on Wednesday called for more international diplomacy to unlock progress in Syria. “If this highly internationalized conflict is to move toward resolution, we need a more constructive and comprehensive international diplomacy on Syria to try to unlock …

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‘Really tired’: French IS women languish in Syria camp

Al-Hol Camp, Syria | AFP | In an overcrowded desert camp for families linked to the Islamic State group in northeastern Syria, a French woman begged for another chance so she and her children could go home. In the same settlement, two other French women were more tepid about the prospect …

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Children of foreign IS jihadists must be repatriated: UN

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | UN investigators on Thursday called for thousands of children of jihadists who fought for the Islamic State group to be repatriated from Syria. The UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria said in a report that the children were in a “particularly precarious” situation since they often …

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Islamic State head Baghdadi believed dead after US strike

Washington, United States | AFP | Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was believed to be dead after a US military raid in Syria’s Idlib region, US media reported early Sunday. Baghdadi may have killed himself with a suicide vest as US special operations forces descended, media said citing multiple government …

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TRUMP: Don’t be a tough guy. Don’t be a fool

Trump letter to Erdogan: ‘Don’t be a fool’ Washington, United States | AFP | “Don’t be a fool,” Donald Trump warned his counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in an extraordinary letter sent the day Turkey launched its incursion into northeastern Syria — warning history risked branding him a “devil.” Three days …

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Pelosi clashes with Trump, again

Trump, Pelosi clash in heated White House meeting on Syria Washington, United States | AFP |  Top congressional Democrats walked out of a fractious White House meeting on Syria policy Wednesday when US President Donald Trump attacked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as a “third-rate politician.” One of the Democrats attending …

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