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Islamic State: What happened to all the foreign fighters?

Added: 16.12.2017 14:32 | 15 views | 0 comments

An estimated 40,000 people traveled from around the world to take up arms for the Islamic State group as it occupied territory in Syria and Iraq and declared a caliphate in 2014.


Syria blame game continues after failed Geneva talks

Added: 16.12.2017 7:35 | 7 views | 0 comments

US calls on Syrian government to 'participate fully' in Geneva talks, while Damascus blames stalemate on preconditions.


Left on Lesbos: migrants stranded on Greek island camps are losing hope

Added: 16.12.2017 0:34 | 12 views | 0 comments

Syrian migrant Bashar Wakaa and his heavily pregnant wife are days away from the birth of their third child, stranded on the Greek island of Lesbos in a muddy, rubbish-strewn olive grove with no running water or toilets. Nearby, three Syrian men share a flimsy tent designed for two. Like the expectant couple, they arrived by rubber dinghy from Turkey only to find the island’s migrant camp...

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Mattis warns of unsafe Russian military flights over Syria

Added: 15.12.2017 22:49 | 5 views | 0 comments

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is warning against dangerous flights by Russian fighter jets over what is considered a safe zone in Syria, questioning whether recent close calls were mistakes or deliberate.

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Pentagon alarmed by uptick in close calls with Russia jets in Syria

Added: 15.12.2017 21:37 | 4 views | 0 comments

December 16, 2017 5:37 AM
WASHINGTON (AFP) - The Pentagon is voicing growing alarm that the risky flying of Russian pilots in Syria could lead to a mishap - or even the nightmare scenario of a US jet shooting down a Russian warplane.


'Syrian refugees improve Armenia's social fabric'

Added: 15.12.2017 18:56 | 7 views | 0 comments

A new initiative celebrates Syrian refugees's positive impact in the South Caucasian nation's mono-ethnic society.


Islamic State’s self-styled capital is in ruins and its population scattered. Who will rebuild Raqqah?

Added: 15.12.2017 16:30 | 12 views | 0 comments

The crowd was seething with frustration.
“We want to go inside!” one man yelled. “They told us when Raqqah is liberated we can go home.”
Some of the U.S.-backed fighters who drove Islamic State militants from the Syrian city in October tried to reason with him. It’s not safe, they said. Scores...


In Syria, Russia securing position as Assad presses war

Added: 15.12.2017 14:33 | 14 views | 0 comments

With the map of Syria's conflict decisively redrawn in President Bashar al-Assad's favor, his Russian allies want to convert military gains into a settlement that stabilizes the shattered nation and secures their interests in the region.


Latest Talks on Syrian Peace End With No Progress

Added: 15.12.2017 4:36 | 6 views | 0 comments

The latest round of Syrian peace talks ended with no progress toward a political settlement and no pause in government offensives against opposition-held areas.

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'Golden opportunity missed': Syria peace talks falter, again

Added: 15.12.2017 3:43 | 6 views | 0 comments

December 15, 2017 11:43 AM
GENEVA (NYTIMES) - The eighth round of Syrian peace talks brokered by the United Nations fizzled to a close Thursday (Dec 14) without progress toward a deal to end seven ruinous years of war, and with the chief mediator saying the Syrian government was not "really looking to find a way to have a dialogue".


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