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Yildirim: al-Bab largely under control of Syrian rebels

Yildirim: al-Bab largely under control of Syrian rebels

Turkey-backed rebels have largely taken control of the Syrian town of al-Bab from ISIS militants, the Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said in Ankara. "Al-Bab has been largely taken under control. Our …

Extremists start new 'battle of liberation' in Syria

Extremists start new 'battle of liberation' in Syria

The leader of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, Hashem al-Sheikh, said in his first video speech that has promised to escalate attacks against the Syrian army with the goal of liberating all of Syria's territory. "We …

Syrian opposition may skip Geneva talks

Syrian opposition may skip Geneva talks

Syrian opposition will refuse to participate in talks on the Syria crisis settlement in Geneva, scheduled for February 20, if its demands made during the Astana negotiations are not fulfilled, the head of the Syrian armed opposition delegation to …

 Syrian Opposition to decide on delegates to Geneva talks

Syrian Opposition to decide on delegates to Geneva talks

The Syrian opposition’s High Negotiations Committee (HNC) will gather on Friday in Riyadh to form the delegation for participation in the forthcoming settlement talks in Geneva, HNC spokesman Riyad Naasan Agha said. …

UN wants upcoming talks in Geneva to be a success

UN wants upcoming talks in Geneva to be a success

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the United Nations wants upcoming talks in Geneva between the Syrian government and rebel groups to be a success and this means focusing on core issues including a transitional …

Lavrov to meet with Syrian opposition in Moscow

Lavrov to meet with Syrian opposition in Moscow

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will meet with the representatives of Syria’s internal and external opposition today in Moscow to brief them on what happened in Astana. Lavrov said earlier that all …

Russia's Lavrov to meet PYD members tomorrow

Russia's Lavrov to meet PYD members tomorrow

Syrian Democratic Union Party (PYD) members will take part in the meeting of  the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and officials from Syria’s opposition, PYD representative in Russia Abd Salam Muhammad Ali …

Iran to ignore demands to withdraw militias from Syria

Iran to ignore demands to withdraw militias from Syria

Iran will not consider the demands of the Syrian opposition to withdraw Hezbollah and Iranian militias from Syria, the Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hussein Jaber Ansari said. "We will not consider …

Syrian opposition ready to continue talks in Astana

Syrian opposition ready to continue talks in Astana

The talks on the Syrian settlement in Astana may continue on Wednesday, the opposition delegation spokesman Osama Abu Zeid said. "If the countries-guarantors say that they need more time, one more day, we will …

De Mistura and Iran join Astana talks on Syria

De Mistura and Iran join Astana talks on Syria

An Iranian delegation headed by the Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Jaberi Ansari arrived at the Rixos President Astana hotel that hosts talks on the Syrian peace settlement in order to resume the negotiations. Earlier, …

 Is Syrian opposition undermining Russia's success?

Is Syrian opposition undermining Russia's success?

Armed groups of the Syrian opposition have requested "compliance with the truce agreement" from Damascus. According to a joint statement of 12 organizations headed by the so-called Free Syrian Army, which was published by Al Arabiya TV …

Kerry urges Russia, Syria to seek ceasefire in Aleppo

Kerry urges Russia, Syria to seek ceasefire in Aleppo

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday called for Russia and the Syrian regime to take steps toward finding a political solution to the conflict in Syria, urging a ceasefire and saying the fall of Aleppo would not mean an end to war. …

Turkey-backed FSA closes in on Syria's al-Bab

Turkey-backed FSA closes in on Syria's al-Bab

Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighters have edged even closer to Syria's al-Bab with the support of the Turkish Armed Forces, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said. "We have sent a team of our experts and a U.S. …