Syrian crisis

Russians head to Turkey for talks on Syria’s Idlib offensive: minister
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Russians head to Turkey for talks on Syria’s Idlib offensive: minister

ISTANBUL/ANKARA (Reuters) – Russian officials will arrive in Turkey on Saturday for talks aimed at stopping the Syrian government’s offensive…
Muppets help conflict kids in new Arabic ‘Sesame Street
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Muppets help conflict kids in new Arabic ‘Sesame Street

A band of Muppets, both old favorites and new friends, will star in an Arabic retooling of “Sesame Street” with…
Syrian rebels launch attack near Aleppo: rebel sources, monitor
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Syrian rebels launch attack near Aleppo: rebel sources, monitor

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Turkish-backed Syrian rebels attacked government-held positions northeast of Aleppo on Saturday, rebel sources and a war monitor…
Cold and humiliated, Syrians displaced yet again by new Assad campaign
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Cold and humiliated, Syrians displaced yet again by new Assad campaign

IDLIB, Syria (Reuters) – Khaled Sabri and his family huddle in the makeshift shelter in northern Idlib, still shell-shocked after…
More than 235,000 flee intense bombing in NW Syria
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More than 235,000 flee intense bombing in NW Syria

Civilians on Friday packed a road leading out of a flashpoint town in northwest Syria, where two weeks of heightened…
Syria violence spikes as aid groups warn of disaster
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Syria violence spikes as aid groups warn of disaster

A surge in violence Saturday left 12 civilians dead in Syria’s last major opposition bastion as aid groups warned of…
IS supporters escape as Turkish troops near key Syrian town
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IS supporters escape as Turkish troops near key Syrian town

AKCAKALE, Turkey (AP) — Turkish forces approached a key Kurdish-held town in northern Syria on Sunday, setting off clashes that…
As new Syrian exodus unfolds, some fear they will never go home
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As new Syrian exodus unfolds, some fear they will never go home

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Kurdish doctor Farid Mustafa was one of the last to flee Ras al-Ain as Turkish bombs rained…
Time for large-scale Syria prisoner swaps, UN envoy says ahead of new talks
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Time for large-scale Syria prisoner swaps, UN envoy says ahead of new talks

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The Syrian government and opposition should move forward on large-scale prisoner exchanges to build confidence ahead…
Erdogan says 2-3 million Syrian refugees in Turkey, Europe can be resettled in ‘safe zone’
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Erdogan says 2-3 million Syrian refugees in Turkey, Europe can be resettled in ‘safe zone’

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday that a planned “safe zone” in northern Syria could host…
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