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Russia, US reduce areas of misunderstanding on Syria

GENEVA- UNS -Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov said that the marathon talks with US State Secretary Kerry in Geneva helped to reduce mutual levels of misunderstanding. Both countries will boost their cooperation on Syria, including on the military level, he said. “We have agreed on concrete …

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Russia launches Syria airstrikes from Iranian base

MOSCOW-UNS- Russians warplanes have conducted missions over Syria from an airbase in Iran — the first time a major power has done so since the Islamic Revolution there in 1979. Tu-22M3 long-range bombers and Su-34 tactical bombers took off from Hamedan airbase in western Iran …

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London schoolgirl who flew to Syria to join IS ‘feared dead’

LONDON -UNS : One of three schoolgirls who left London last year to join Islamic State (IS) is believed to have been killed in a Russian air strike in Syria, BBC said in a report citing the girl’s family solicitor. Kadiza Sultana was 16 when …

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Syrian children hold Pokemon pictures to depict their plight

BEIRUT -uns : A sad-eyed Pikachu Pokemon Go character sits amidst the rubble on a Syrian street, while a Charizard dragon from the smash hit game is perched alongside gun-toting jihadists. The striking montages are the work of Syrian Khaled Akil, who is one of …

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US-led strikes kill 56 civilians in Syria: Monitor

BEIRUT (AFP) – Children were among at least 56 civilians killed in strikes by a US-led coalition on Tuesday near a Syrian village held by the Islamic State group, a monitor said. The civilians had apparently been mistaken for militants and were bombed while fleeing …

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Qatar convicts Dutch woman held ‘after being raped’

UNS/BBC- A court in Qatar has convicted a Dutch woman of having sex outside marriage after she told police she was raped. The 22-year-old was handed a suspended sentence and fined $824 (£580). She will also be deported. Her lawyer said her drink had been …

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US-backed forces cut main IS Syria-Turkey supply route

BEIRUT  – Arab-Kurdish fighters backed by the United States on Friday cut the Islamic State group s main supply route between Syria and Turkey in a major setback for the jihadists. IS has come under growing pressure on various fronts in Syria and Iraq, where …

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Ramazan moon sighted in KSA,UK,Gulf,Malaysia

RIYADH -UNS : Ramazan moon has been sighted in Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Indonesia and Far East region after which 1st Ramazan 1437 Hijri would fall in the mentioned countries on Monday. In Pakistan, the meetings of Zonal/Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committees will be held at their respective …

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Over 40 killed by Al Nusra shelling in Syria’s Aleppo: Russia

MOSCOW: More than 40 people have been killed and around a hundred injured by Al Nusra militants shelling in the Syrian city of Aleppo, Russian news agencies cited the Russian ceasefire monitoring centre in Syria as saying on Saturday. “There was continuous bombardment by rocket …

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France, Britain push UN on Syria airdrops

UNITED NATIONS – France and Britain urged the United Nations on Wednesday to begin humanitarian aid airdrops in Syria ahead of a Security Council meeting called to discuss the crisis in besieged areas. The call for action came despite land deliveries of aid supplies to …

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