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25 Children Killed in Eastern Syria: UNICEF

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25 Children Killed in Eastern Syria: UNICEF

According to UNICEF’s local partners in Syria, 25 children were reportedly killed Saturday in air-strikes on al-Quriyah town, in the eastern countryside of Deir-ez-Zor. According to UNICEF, three attacks hit heavily crowded areas including a mosque during prayer time. Health workers were reported to have pulled bodies of children out from under the rubble. [ [...]

Belgium to Attack ISIS Terrorists in Syria

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Belgium to Attack ISIS Terrorists in Syria

ISIS is attacking different nations with the aim to set up a large Islamic State called the Caliphate or an independent country. By Rakesh Raman The U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter has lauded Belgium’s announcement that it will begin conducting airstrikes in Syria as part of the coalition air campaign against the Islamic State of [...]

CNN’s Clarissa Ward Wins Media Award

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CNN’s Clarissa Ward Wins Media Award

CNN’s Clarissa Ward, who has reported on the devastation of war from global conflict zones such as Syria and Iraq, will be honored by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) on Nov. 14 with its Excellence in International Reporting Award. The award will be presented at ICFJ’s annual gala, Washington, DC’s premier international media event. [...]

John Kerry Meets Vladimir Putin to Discuss Syria

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John Kerry Meets Vladimir Putin to Discuss Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin received in the Kremlin US Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday. Kerry arrived for a meeting with Putin after his talks with Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Kerry expressed his satisfaction over the Russia-US cooperation, which, according to him, made a difference to the life of people in Syria and [...]

Putin Discusses Syria and Ukraine with Obama

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Putin Discusses Syria and Ukraine with Obama

Russian President Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation Monday with the U.S. President Barack Obama. The two leaders exchanged assessments of the course of implementing the statement by Russia and the United States, as co-chairs of the International Syria Support Group, on cessation of hostilities in Syria. The leaders stated that the Russian-US initiative, supported [...]

Over 8 Million Children Affected by Conflict in Syria

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Over 8 Million Children Affected by Conflict in Syria

An estimated 3.7 million Syrian children – 1 in 3 of all Syrian children – have been born since the conflict began five years ago, their lives shaped by violence, fear and displacement, according to a UNICEF report. This figure includes 306,000 children born as refugees since 2011. In total, UNICEF estimates that some 8.4 [...]

Is War-Torn Syria Ready for the Elections?

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Is War-Torn Syria Ready for the Elections?

The United Nations believes that after nearly six years of conflict, Syria will have the democratic elections in the next 18 months, which will virtually bring an end to the Bashar al-Assad regime. UN Special Envoy for Syria announced Wednesday that ‘substantive’ UN-mediated peace talks will begin next Monday, as humanitarian aid convoys continue to [...]

Russia Taking Steps to Handle Situation in Syria and North Korea

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Russia Taking Steps to Handle Situation in Syria and North Korea

President of Russia Vladimir Putin held a meeting Friday with permanent members of the Security Council. The participants exchanged views on the continuing cessation of hostilities in Syria and the increasing tensions over North Korea. They also continued discussions on measures to stabilise the oil market in Russia and through work with partners abroad. [ [...]

Russia, US Agree to End Hostilities in Syria

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Russia, US Agree to End Hostilities in Syria

President of Russia Vladimir Putin said in an address Monday that Russia and the US have agreed to work together for the cessation of hostilities in Syria. Earlier, Putin had a telephone conversation with the US President Barack Obama on the subject. Both Russia and the US have adopted a joint statement as co-chairs of [...]

Syria Reduced to Ruins: UN Human Rights Panel

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Syria Reduced to Ruins: UN Human Rights Panel

As the Syrian conflict is entering its sixth year, civilians are bearing the brunt of intensifying hostilities conducted by an ever-increasing number of warring parties, with aerial bombardments by pro-Government forces leaving “few safe places,” a new United Nations-mandated report has found. The new report of the Commission of Inquiry on Syria, a body mandated [...]

Obama Calls Putin to Discuss Syria and Ukraine

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Obama Calls Putin to Discuss Syria and Ukraine

U.S. President Barack Obama spoke by phone with President Vladimir Putin of Russia to discuss the decisions and agreements made at the February 11 meeting of the International Syria Support Group (ISSG). According to a White House statement, Obama stressed the importance of rapidly implementing humanitarian access to besieged areas of Syria and initiating a [...]

Hospitals and Schools Attacked in Northern Syria

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Hospitals and Schools Attacked in Northern Syria

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) executive director Anthony Lake said Monday he is “appalled” by reports of attacks against four medical facilities in Syria, two of which are supported by UNICEF. In a press statement, Mr. Lake said one of the facilities is a child and maternal hospital where children were reportedly killed and scores [...]

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