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BEIRUT — Nearly two weeks into a crushing blitz, Syrian forces and their allies have taken control of nearly all of what was once an opposition stronghold in eastern Aleppo, touching off a new w...
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The children of Aleppo have a few questions for the U.S. presidential candidates, one of whom who will assume responsibility this January for the United States' role in stopping the carnage in Syria t...
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BEIRUT, Oct 2 (Reuters) - Syrian government and allied forces have advanced towards Aleppo, pursuing their week-old offensive to take the rebel-held part of the city after dozens of overnight air stri...
The latest strikes come 10 days into a Russian-backed Syrian government offensive.
Organisations had been warning of deplorable conditions and slow-moving asylum claims on Lesbos for months.
A shaky ceasefire has brought some calm to the besieged city, but promised aid deliveries have yet to show up.
A spokesman for Syria Civil Defence said 33 people, mostly women and children, were affected by the gas in Saraqeb.
A quarter of a million civilians still live in the city, effectively under siege since the army aided by Iranian backed militias cut off the last road into rebel districts in early July.
The family of the American journalist, killed in a 2012 rocket attack in Homs, recently is suing the Syrian regime.
When I asked the families under what circumstances they would return to Syria, the majority said they never would while Assad remained in power unless, as some of them said, it is to "die a quick death".
Western countries dismissed Russian overtures because they believed that the Assad regime would be overthrown in a matter of weeks. But, in 2015, Russia will not easily abandon a resurgent Assad.