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Syrian Civil War

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  • Kerry implores Syrian opposition to attend peace talks

    Kerry implores Syrian opposition to attend peace talks
    WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John F. Kerry pleaded Thursday with Syrian opposition groups to not drop out of a peace conference scheduled to convene in Switzerland next week. With an umbrella group of opposition forces preparing to vote...
  • Syrian government submits plan for truce, prisoner swap

    Syrian government submits plan for truce, prisoner swap
    BEIRUT -- The Syrian government Friday said it had presented plans to its Russian allies for a cease-fire in the northern city of Aleppo and an exchange of prisoners with the opposition in advance of peace talks next week in Switzerland. The...
  • Syria proposes cease-fire ahead of peace talks

    Syria proposes cease-fire ahead of peace talks
    BEIRUT — With the U.S.-backed opposition mired in disputes, Syria's government on Friday proposed a limited cease-fire, a prisoner swap and measures to speed aid to civilians in a move that appeared aimed at ensuring it is an indispensable part of...
  • Syria opposition group votes to attend peace conference

    Syria opposition group votes to attend peace conference
    BEIRUT — Despite deep divisions, the major U.S.-backed Syrian opposition bloc voted Saturday to participate in peace talks scheduled to begin next week in Switzerland, ending months of uncertainty about whether the group would attend the long-...
  • Syria opposition threatens to pull out of talks after U.N. invites Iran

    Syria opposition threatens to pull out of talks after U.N. invites Iran
    BEIRUT -- A furor has erupted about the United Nations’ decision to invite Iran -- a staunch backer of Syrian President Bashar Assad -- to a long-anticipated Syrian peace conference scheduled to begin Wednesday in Switzerland. The main U.S.-backed...
  • U.N. disinvites Iran from attending Syria peace conference

    U.N. disinvites Iran from attending Syria peace conference
    BEIRUT – Bowing to intense pressure from Washington and its allies, the United Nations on Monday rescinded its invitation to Iran to participate in a long-awaited Syrian peace conference scheduled to begin on Wednesday in Switzerland. The move...
  • The Syria peace conference: Diplomacy still the best option

    Expectations are understandably low for an international peace conference on Syria that opens Wednesday in Switzerland. It isn't just that the meeting almost didn't happen because of a dispute over whether representatives of Iran would attend. There's...
  • Fate of Bashar Assad is key in Syria talks

    MONTREUX, Switzerland — At the core of the extraordinary diplomatic push launched Wednesday to end Syria's civil war is the fate of one man: Syrian President Bashar Assad. Assad has steadfastly maintained power during nearly three years of war and...
  • Syrian officials, rebels reach deal to restore electricity to Aleppo

    The Syrian government and rebels struck a rare agreement Monday to restore electricity in Aleppo province, cut off by the opposition for more than a week, in exchange for a cessation of airstrikes by the military. Several rebel groups severed the...
  • More than 50 killed in Syria in string of attacks

    More than 50 killed in Syria in string of attacks
    More than 50 people were killed and scores injured in Syria on Tuesday during a series of mortar and car-bomb attacks targeting pro-government districts in Damascus and Homs, according to official and activist accounts. The deadliest strike was a car...
  • Syrian airstrike on Aleppo school kills students, others

    Syrian airstrike on Aleppo school kills students, others
    An elementary school in the Syrian city of Aleppo was struck by a missile from a government jet Wednesday morning, killing at least 19 people, most of them children, opposition activists said. Hundreds of students from various schools in the...