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Syria welcomes Iran effort to help ease tension with Turkey

Damascus, Syria | Xinhua | Syrian Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad has said his country welcomes any role played by Iran in easing the tension between Syria and Turkey and achieving political progress. The tension has been brewing for weeks after Ankara declared a plan to impose a buffer zone in …

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UN chief says 11 years of “brutal fighting” in Syria must end

United Nations | Xinhua | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday called for a ceasefire in Syria in a statement marking 11 years of “brutal fighting” in the conflict-torn nation. “We cannot fail the Syrian people. The conflict must cease. International humanitarian law must be respected,” said the UN chief. “I …

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Biden says IS leader killed in U.S. raid in Syria

Washington, U.S. | Xinhua | U.S. President Joe Biden confirmed Thursday that the leader of the extremist group Islamic State (IS) has been killed by a U.S. counterterrorism raid in Syria. In a statement released by the White House, Biden said U.S. military forces carried out a successful operation in northwest …

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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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