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Syria: the battle for Kobane in 10 dates
BEIRUT (AFP) - These are the main developments in the battle for Kobane, as a monitor said Monday that Kurds have expelled jihadists from the Syrian border town, after more than four months of fighting.(1/26/2015 10:58:14 AM)
Fixing Syria and Iraq is a job for the next president
To the editor: President Obama's Syria policy is an unfortunate example of his now-characteristic indecisiveness. He's half in and half out. Air support, yes; ground troops, no. ("A conspicuous failure of U.S. foreign policy in Syria," Op-Ed, Jan. 24)(1/26/2015 6:55:05 PM)
Even Assad dismisses Russia's Syria dialogue
Dozens of purported opposition members meet in Moscow to discuss devastating 4-year war, but expectations are rightfully low(1/26/2015 8:22:52 AM)
Moscow hosts Syria talks, little hope of breakthrough
Syrian opposition figures met in Moscow on Monday as part of a new Russia-coordinated bid to wind down the war in Syria, although there was little hope of a breakthrough. The main opposition group, the exiled National Coalition, has boycotted the talks while Syrian President Bashar al-Assad cast doubt on the Moscow initiative bearing any fruit. Moscow said more than 30 members of the Syrian ...(1/26/2015 3:04:21 PM)
Kurds defeat Islamic State jihadists in Syria's Kobane
Kurdish militia drove the Islamic State group from the Syrian town of Kobane and raised their flags on Monday, dealing the jihadists an important blow after months of heavy fighting. Across the border in Iraq, meanwhile, a top army officer announced troops had "liberated" Diyala province from IS jihadists. In Syria, the Kurdish advance in Kobane, on the frontier with Turkey, marked the ...(1/26/2015 7:47:24 PM)
Assad seeks agreement over U.S. air strikes in Syria
President Bashar al-Assad has said U.S.-led air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria should be subject to an agreement with Damascus and Syrian troops should be involved on the ground. Assad was speaking in an interview with the U.S.-based Foreign Affairs Magazine published on Monday. "With any country that is serious about fighting terrorism, we are ready to make cooperation, if ...(1/26/2015 4:56:36 AM)
Syrian president dismisses talks with 'puppets' in interview
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Russia and Syria played down any hopes of a breakthrough in talks set to begin Monday in Moscow, while much of the opposition shied away.(1/26/2015 7:20:37 AM)
Islamic State group pushed out of Syria's Kobani
BEIRUT (AP) — Kurdish fighters backed by intense U.S.-led airstrikes pushed the Islamic State group entirely out of a key Syrian town on Monday, marking a major defeat for the extremists whose hopes f(1/26/2015 1:40:44 PM)
U.S. ambivalence towards Moscow talks shows pressure easing on Syria's Assad
By Sylvia Westall BEIRUT (Reuters) - An ambivalent U.S. response to a Moscow peace conference on Syria, despite a firm boycott by the main opposition, shows how the fight against Islamic State fighters has reduced international pressure against President Bashar al-Assad. Moscow says the aim of the conference, which it is hosting from Monday, is to find ways to restart peace talks that collapsed ...(1/25/2015 8:15:08 AM)
Australian police probe Labor Party member over Syria conflict
By Morag MacKinnon PERTH, January 25 (Reuters) - Australian police said on Sunday they were investigating a former trade union official and member of the Australian Labor Party following reports that he has traveled to Syria to join the fight against Islamic State militants. The Australian Broadcasting Corp. reported that Matthew Gardiner, 43, has left for Syria where he intends to join Kurdish ...(1/25/2015 5:31:48 AM)
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