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Syrian Civil War

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  • Russia's peace initiative for Syria falters as opposition shuns proposed talks in Moscow

    A Russian initiative to host peace talks this month between the Syrian government and its opponents appears to be unraveling as prominent Syrian opposition figures shun the prospective negotiations amid deep distrust of Moscow and concerns the talks...
  • Israel strike said to kill son of man US blamed for Beirut bombings

    JERUSALEM An Israeli helicopter strike in southern Syria on Sunday killed the son of an assassinated military leader of Hezbollah and two other commanders in the militant Lebanese group, according to officials and media reports in Lebanon. The attack...
  • UN's Syria envoy pledges new push for a political solution

    GENEVA Warning that the Islamic State is just 20 miles from Aleppo, the United Nations special envoy for Syria urged the warring sides to freeze the use of heavy weapons in and around what was once Syria's business capital as a first step toward...
  • Syrian rebels agree to truce; Italian hostages released

    Syrian rebels agree to truce; Italian hostages released
    Syrian rebels have been forced to agree to a 10-day cease-fire in a neighborhood within the central city of Homs that has become their last bastion there after two years of siege. The rebels accepted the truce with forces loyal to President Bashar Assad...
  • Hackers possibly linked to Islamic State hijack Pentagon social media accounts

    Hackers possibly linked to Islamic State hijack Pentagon social media accounts
    The Pentagon is investigating how hackers claiming to be aligned with Islamic State took over U.S. military social media accounts Monday and released more than half a dozen documents, some with the home addresses of retired generals. The invasion of...
  • Syria refugees' lives turn more precarious in Lebanon amid deadly storm

    Syria refugees' lives turn more precarious in Lebanon amid deadly storm
    When the snow started falling this weekend, the tail end of a tremendous winter storm that had killed several Syrian refugees in recent days, hundreds of people camped at an abandoned sugar factory here rushed to save their makeshift tents patched with...
  • Muslim leaders condemn French massacre, but some on street disagree

    A diverse array of Muslim religious and political leaders have issued condemnations of the Paris massacre at the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine ahead of vigils planned here Sunday to mourn the victims. Lebanon’s Sunni Muslim religious leader,...
  • Syrian war damages nearly 300 cultural heritage sites, report says

    Syria has seen damage to hundreds of historically significant cultural heritage sites since the outbreak of war three years ago, according to a new report released this week by the United Nations. The study finds that 290 culturally important areas in the...
  • Captured Jordanian pilot's relatives come together in show of support

    Captured Jordanian pilot's relatives come together in show of support
    Dozens of men with grim faces filed like mourners up a dirt path into the cavernous hall of the Kasasbeh tribal office, or diwan. But there was no funeral. They had come to this medieval fortress city about 55 miles south of the capital to support a...
  • Syria willing to participate in peace talks organized by Russia

    Syria willing to participate in peace talks organized by Russia
    The Syrian government said Saturday that it would be willing to participate in a Russia-sponsored conference to end its almost four-year-long civil war, state media said. The Syrian state news agency, SANA, said there had been “ongoing...
  • Islamic State uses social media to support call for pilot's execution

    Supporters of Islamic State militants appealed via social media this week for the execution of a Jordanian pilot whom the group captured after his plane crashed in Syria on Christmas Eve. Those using the Twitter hashtag "Suggest a way to kill the...