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Major powers agree to plan for ‘cessation of hostilities’ in Syria – Reuters


Reuters

Major powers agree to plan for 'cessation of hostilities' in Syria
Reuters
MUNICH Major powers agreed on Friday to implement a cessation of hostilities in Syria and to expand delivery of humanitarian aid to people caught up in the conflict, officials said. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, speaking to reporters after a
World leaders 'agree to Syria ceasefire'ITV News

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Posted on 12 February 2016 | 12:45 am

Syria ceasefire ‘within a week’ agreed at Munich talks – live – The Guardian


The Guardian

Syria ceasefire 'within a week' agreed at Munich talks – live
The Guardian
Humanitarian aid is to be delivered to besieged areas across Syria in the next few days and a ceasefire is to come into force “within a week”, the US, Russia and other big powers announced late on Thursday at talks in Munich – galvanised by mounting …
US, Russia and other powers agree on 'cessation of hostilities' in Syria's civil warWashington Post
Russian airstrikes target mosques in SyriaUSA TODAY
The Latest: Kerry Calls for Genuine Negotiation on SyriaNew York Times
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Posted on 12 February 2016 | 12:14 am

Syria crisis plan: Cessation of hostilities, humanitarian airdrops, peace talks laid out in Munich – RT


RT

Syria crisis plan: Cessation of hostilities, humanitarian airdrops, peace talks laid out in Munich
RT
An ambitious plan to end hostilities in Syria with verifiable results within a week, revive the Geneva-3 peace talks, and immediately begin delivering humanitarian aid to civilians has been unveiled in Munich, Germany after talks including the US

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Posted on 12 February 2016 | 12:10 am

Russia raises specter of interminable or ‘world war’ if Syria talks fail – Reuters


Reuters

Russia raises specter of interminable or 'world war' if Syria talks fail
Reuters
MUNICH Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev raised the specter of an interminable or a world war if powers failed to negotiate an end to the conflict in Syria and warned against any ground operations by U.S. and Arab forces. Medvedev, speaking to …

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Posted on 11 February 2016 | 9:26 pm

US Mideast Allies Seek to Work With Russia in Syria – Wall Street Journal


US Mideast Allies Seek to Work With Russia in Syria
Wall Street Journal
WASHINGTON—Russia's stepped-up military operations in Syria are splitting Washington's Middle East allies, with some countries beginning to see a need to work with the Kremlin as it fortifies President Bashar al-Assad's regime, according to Arab

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Posted on 11 February 2016 | 5:16 pm

A Look at What’s Next for the Major Players in Syria’s War – ABC News


ABC News

A Look at What's Next for the Major Players in Syria's War
ABC News
The U.S., Russia and more than a dozen other countries met Thursday in Munich to discuss halting the fighting in Syria, while forces of President Bashar Assad are making some of their biggest gains against the opposition. The fighting around Syria's

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Posted on 11 February 2016 | 4:59 pm

Saudi Arabia confirms plans to send troops to Syria – The Independent


The Independent

Saudi Arabia confirms plans to send troops to Syria
The Independent
Saudi Arabia has confirmed it is planning to deploy ground troops to Syria to fight Isis. The announcement, reported by the Saudi owned news organisation al-Arabiya, comes after several weeks of rumours the Gulf state would lead troops in Syria. A
Analysts: Threat of Gulf troops in Syria risks escalating Qatar's roleDoha News
Iran reacts to Saudis' offer of troops in SyriaAl-Monitor
US will not rule out Saudi ground troops being sent into SyriaThe Guardian
Al-Arabiya –Sputnik International –Irish Times
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Posted on 11 February 2016 | 4:08 pm

The Situation in Syria Cannot Be Solved – Slate Magazine (blog)


Slate Magazine (blog)

The Situation in Syria Cannot Be Solved
Slate Magazine (blog)
The Geneva peace talks may have been the Obama administration's last fleeting, unlikely chance to positively impact events on the ground in Syria, and they've now all but collapsed. Technically, U.N. envoy Staffan de Mistura says talks between the

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Posted on 11 February 2016 | 3:45 pm

The Death Toll From Syria’s War Is Actually 470000, New Research Claims – TIME


TIME

The Death Toll From Syria's War Is Actually 470000, New Research Claims
TIME
The Guardian reported details of a report by the Syrian Center for Policy Research, due to be launched in Beirut on Thursday, that says life expectancy in Syria has dropped to just 55.4 years. Before the conflict Syrians could expect to live to the age
Report on Syria conflict finds 11.5% of population killed or injuredThe Guardian
Syrian War Has Killed Or Wounded More People Than Entire Populations Of These 15 StatesHuffington Post
Syrian war report puts nearly five-year death toll at a devastating 470000Mashable

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Posted on 11 February 2016 | 6:21 am

As Syria Devolves Further, Allies Criticize American Policy – New York Times


New York Times

As Syria Devolves Further, Allies Criticize American Policy
New York Times
ISTANBUL — Allies of the United States sharply criticized the Obama administration's Syria policy on Wednesday, when the outgoing foreign minister of France called it “ambiguous” and the president of Turkey said American inaction had allowed the
Turkey waging terror war against Syria: AnalystPress TV
'NATO considers Syrian troop deployment fearing ISIS may be defeated'RT
Turkey's Erdogan chastises US over support for Syrian KurdsReuters
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Posted on 10 February 2016 | 5:23 pm

Syria – Bing News

World powers agree to Syria ceasefire

Major world powers have agreed to a ceasefire and to the delivery of immediate aid in Syria, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced early Friday. He spoke in Munich, Germany, where top diplomats met to hammer out a deal. “I’m pleased to say that as a …

Posted on 11 February 2016 | 4:52 pm

The Latest: Kerry calls for genuine negotiation on Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest developments on the war in Syria, the refugee crisis and security talks in Munich, Germany. (all times local): 2:28 a.m. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says a long-term cease-fire in Syria depends on parties to its civil war …

Posted on 11 February 2016 | 4:50 pm

Syria war: Powers agree on ‘cessation of hostilities’

World powers have agreed on a “cessation of hostilities” that could serve as a bridge towards the resumption of genuine Syrian peace talks later this month. Emerging from a marathon meeting that stretched late into the night in Munich on Thursday, United …

Posted on 11 February 2016 | 4:50 pm

UAE ready to send ground forces to Syria

While he declined to discuss potential Saudi troop numbers, deployment dates or targets, Jubeir said Saudi forces would be part of an worldwide coalition that “will operate the way it has operated in the past, as an global coalition, even when there is a …

Posted on 11 February 2016 | 4:49 pm

Syria aid conference raises $10bn

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told a Syria donors’ conference in London that the “temporary pause shows just how deep and hard the divisions are”. Secretary of State John Kerry is announcing the contribution Thursday at an worldwide donors conference …

Posted on 11 February 2016 | 4:48 pm

Syria crisis plan: Cessation of hostilities, humanitarian airdrops, peace talks laid out in Munich

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and UN Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura (L-R) arrive for a news conference after the International Syria Support Group (ISSG) meeting in Munich, Germany, February 12, 2016.

Posted on 11 February 2016 | 4:41 pm

The Latest: Syria talks underway in Munich

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest developments on the war in Syria, the refugee crisis and security talks in Munich, Germany. (all times local): 9:00 p.m. Talks aimed at narrowing differences over Syria and keeping afloat diplomacy to end its civil war have …

Posted on 11 February 2016 | 4:37 pm

The Latest: German Foreign Min Wants Breakthrough on Syria

BEIRUT — The Latest developments on the war in Syria, the refugee crisis and security talks in Munich, Germany. (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Germany’s foreign minister says diplomatic efforts to tame Syria’s civil war are at a crossroads and talks need …

Posted on 11 February 2016 | 9:23 am

Kerry wants ‘all or nothing’ truce at Syria talks

But with the Syrian opposition saying it cannot accept a truce in the current climate because it does not trust the Russians, diplomats saw little chance of progress at discussions in the German city of Munich. A Western diplomat told Reuters that U.S …

Posted on 11 February 2016 | 9:09 am

A Look at What’s Next for the Major Players in Syria’s War

The U.S., Russia and more than a dozen other countries are meeting Thursday in Munich to discuss ways of ending the civil war in Syria, while forces of President Bashar Assad are making some of their biggest gains against the opposition. The fighting …

Posted on 11 February 2016 | 9:03 am