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Syrian foes set agenda at Geneva talks – CBC.ca

CBC.caSyria’s civil war foes held their first meeting in the same room in the presence of international mediator Lakhdar Brahimi on Saturday after a day’s delay and fierce recriminations. The talks in Geneva aimed to…



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Iran urges foreign fighters to leave Syria – Al-Bawaba

Al-BawabaIran wants all foreign fighters to leave Syria, according to the country’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Javad Zarif. Zarif, speaking at an Al Arabiya panel held in cooperation with the World Economic Forum in…







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Iran’s Rouhani takes Davos spotlight – AFP

AFPDavos — Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani takes centre stage at the Davos World Economic Forum Thursday, as he seeks to drum up investment for his sanctions-hit economy amid thawing relations with the West. Rouhani leads…




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Syria Conference Opens with Acrimony – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaMONTREUX, SWITZERLAND — The long-awaited second international conference on Syria opened with confrontational statements by the country’s government and opposition Wednesday, and their main international backers, Russia and the United States, …Kerry: ‘Assad…


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Little optimism ahead of Syrian peace talks – USA TODAY

USA TODAYAMMAN, Jordan—A peace conference aimed at a breakthrough in Syria that begins Wednesday in Switzerland is a study in low expectations, say Syrian rebels and the Syrian regime. “There is no benefit from Geneva…








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Syria photos may prove claims of torture – BBC News

BBC NewsA report by three former war crimes prosecutors says there is clear evidence that Syria has systematically tortured and executed about 11,000 detainees since the start of the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad. The…







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UN withdraws Iran invite to Syria peace talks – USA TODAY

USA TODAYAfter issuing an invitation to Iran to join the Syrian peace talks, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has withdrawn that invitation amid mounting concerns over Iran’s participation in the negotiations. (Jan. 20). Loading……









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