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  1. UN says upcoming Syria talks aimed at 'political transition'Read the original story

    13 hrs ago | WAND-TV Decatur

    ... at the Oroville Dam is not advancing as fast as they thought BEIRUT (AP) - A top adviser to the U.N. envoy for Syria said Tuesday that their "main guidance" for the first Syrian peace talks in 10 months will be a Security Council resolution that ...

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  2. Whitehall departments write off 600m of taxpayers' cash as 'fruitless spending'Read the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Bury Times

    The A 600 million total was calculated by the Scottish National Party from Freedom of Information requests and annual departmental accounts Government departments have written off A 600 million of taxpayers' money as "fruitless spending" over the past decade, according to new figures. The sums include a A 103 million loss on Chinook military helicopters which did not meet operational requirements in 2010/11, A 89.3 million on compensation to contractors after the Flexible New Deal was scrapped the same year and A 27 million in relation to an office move for the Communities Department in 2013/14.

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  3. UN says upcoming Syria talks aimed at 'political transition'Read the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Daily Times

    A top adviser to the U.N. envoy for Syria said Tuesday that their "main guidance" for the first Syrian peace talks in 10 months will be a Security Council resolution that calls for a political transition. U.N. envoy Staffan de Mistura is putting the "finishing touches on arrangements" for Thursday's start of talks in Geneva between the government and the opposition, the fourth round since early last year, his chief of staff, Michael Contet, told reporters.

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  4. Le Pen refuses headscarf, nixes talks with Lebanon clericRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Daily Times

    ... said after meeting with Le Pen that "terrorism has no religion." He described Assad as "the biggest terrorist in Syria and the region." Walid Jumblatt, a leftist politician in Lebanon, tweeted that Le Pen's statements in Lebanon "were an insult ...

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  5. UN alarmed by upsurge in Syria fightingRead the original story

    14 hrs ago | The Daily Star

    The United Nations on Monday expressed alarm over escalating fighting in the Damascus area as the world body prepared to launch a new round of peace talks. UN officials have received reports of civilian deaths and injuries from shelling in Qabun, Barzeh, Tishreen and western Harasta districts of the city, said UN spokesman Farhan Haq.

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  6. Syrian girl pulled alive from rubbleRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | KAEF

    The dramatic rescue of a young girl trapped in the rubble of a bombed-out Syrian house has been caught on video and posted online. The frantic work of a team of white-helmeted Syrian civil defense teams shows the heart-wrenching extrication of the crying child, a five-year-old named Aya, from a ruined house in the Tishreen area of Damascus.

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  7. Girl, five, pulled alive from Damascus rubble in dramatic videoRead the original story

    14 hrs ago | GantDaily.com

    The dramatic rescue of a young girl trapped in the rubble of a bombed-out Syrian house has been caught on video and posted online. The frantic work of a team of white-helmeted Syrian civil defense teams shows the heart-wrenching extrication of the crying child, a five-year-old named Aya, from a ruined house in the Tishreen area of Damascus.

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  8. Marine Le Pen Refuses Headscarf, Nixes Talks With Lebanon ClericRead the original story

    15 hrs ago | US News & World Report

    ... said after meeting with Le Pen that "terrorism has no religion." He described Assad as "the biggest terrorist in Syria and the region." Walid Jumblatt, a leftist politician in Lebanon, tweeted that Le Pen's statements in Lebanon "were an insult ...

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  9. Syrian jets hit Idlib towns after rebels fire at Shi'ite villagesRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | The Star Online

    Syrian government warplanes carried out several air strikes against towns in mostly rebel-held Idlib on Tuesday after insurgents fired on two besieged Shi'ite villages in the province, a pro-Damascus media outlet and war monitors said. The air strikes killed at least six people and wounded 21 others in Maarat Misreen, and left several injured in nearby Binnish, just a few kilometres from Idlib city, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.

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  10. UN guided by Syrian 'political transition' as new talks loomRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Norwalk Citizen News

    A top adviser to the United Nations envoy for Syria said Tuesday that their "main guidance" for the first intra-Syrian peace talks in 10 months will be a Security Council resolution that calls for political transition. U.N. envoy Staffan de Mistura is putting the "finishing touches on arrangements" for Thursday's start of talks in Geneva between government and opposition delegations, the fourth round since early last year, his chief of staff Michael Contet told reporters.

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  11. Everything you need to know about the latest Syria peace talksRead the original story

    18 hrs ago | IRIN

    Hopes are low for the Syrian peace talks set to begin on Thursday in Geneva, but that may not matter much. As the war in Syria moves towards a strategic endgame , the faltering peace process has begun to drift away from its past focus on a political transition, a shift that will ultimately have major ramifications for the country's future.

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  12. Turkey, Iran in spat on eve of Syria talksRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | Turkish Daily News

    Relations between Turkey and Iran have become strained following an exchange of words between the two neighbors, just days before a new round of Syria peace talks are expected to start in Geneva. Turkey's Foreign Ministry denounced a statement from an Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman, who called on Turkey to not "test Iran's patience."

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  13. Seven killed as regime airstrike hits Damascus, SyriaRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Al Bawaba

    ... The violence came despite a ceasefire deal brokered by Turkey and Russia that went into effect throughout war-torn Syria in late December. Syria has been locked in a vicious civil war since early 2011, when the regime of Bashar al-Assad cracked down ...

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  14. No end in sight for Syria's balance of terrorRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | The Japan Times

    As the civil war in Syria nears the six-year mark, the mounting death toll and constantly shifting military landscape is making a mockery of the diplomatic track. With yet another round of talks on the horizon - new United Nations-led discussions are scheduled to begin Feb. 23 in Geneva - it's worth asking why the conflict has been so intractable.

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  15. The Life and Death Struggle of the Children of SyriaRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Counterpunch

    ... among other children and socializing will be better and may well aid her recovery. This observer, from his time in Syria and among Syrian refugee children in Lebanon has learned that children have a wonderful capacity to help one another when they ...

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  16. The world in briefRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | NWAonline

    ... to a vast, opposition-held district in the suburbs of the capital through a network of smuggling tunnels, according to Syria researcher Aron Lund, in a report for the U.S.-based Century Foundation policy institute. Pro-government forces have so far ...

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  17. Turkey airstrikes on al-Bab, Syria, leave 11 family members deadRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Al Bawaba

    ... extremists group's de facto capital in adjacent Raqqah. In August 2016, Turkey began a major military intervention in Syria, dubbed "Euphrates Shield," sending tanks and warplanes across the border. Ankara claimed that its military campaign was ...

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  18. Syria pounds rebels in pre-talks shellingRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Daily Star

    A Syrian woman sits with injured children at a hospital following a reported strike by government forces in the rebel-held district of Barzah, on the north-eastern outskirts of the capital Damascus, on February 20, 2017.

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  19. Today in Pictures, Feb 21, 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Straits Times

    Casualties from the ongoing Syrian conflicts in Damascus, a lady floats in the Dead Sea in Ein Bokeq, Israel, and Oscar statues spray painted ahead of the 89th Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood, California. These and more from around the world in Today in Pictures.

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  20. World briefs: More arms being traded around globeRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    A Swedish think tank says that the global arms trade has steadily increased in volume during the past five years, propelled by an almost doubling of arms imports in the Middle East and strong growth in demand in Asia. The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute said Monday that Asia and Oceania accounted for 43 percent of global arms imports from 2012-16, with India being the largest importer, accounting for 43 percent of all imports.

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