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This is a point of no return in Syrian crisis: Yerlan Karin about Russian warplane shot down by Turkey

According to Kazakhstan’s political scientist and Director of Kazakhstani Institute of Strategic Studies Yerlan Karin, Russian plane shot down by Turkey is a point of no return in the Syrian crisis.

This is a point of no return in Syrian crisis: Yerlan Karin about Russian warplane shot down by Turkey
EU's Tusk urges all to stay 'cool headed' after Russian jet downed
EU's Tusk urges all to stay 'cool headed' after Russian jet downed

European Union president Donald Tusk called for calm after Turkey, a candidate for membership of the bloc, shot down a Russian war plane on the Syrian border.

EU's Tusk urges all to stay 'cool headed' after Russian jet downed
Kerry in Abu Dhabi for talks on Syria peace plan
Kerry in Abu Dhabi for talks on Syria peace plan

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Abu Dhabi to meet his Emirati counterparts on efforts to build a Syrian opposition coalition to lead peace talks with the Damascus regime.

Kerry in Abu Dhabi for talks on Syria peace plan
Syrian war likely to dominate Putin's visit to Iran
Syrian war likely to dominate Putin's visit to Iran

Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Tehran for talks sure to sharpen attention on his alliance with Iran in Syria after the Islamic State group's deadly attacks in Paris.

Syrian war likely to dominate Putin's visit to Iran
Obama meets refugees as bitter Syria debate rages
Obama meets refugees as bitter Syria debate rages

US President Barack Obama said the world must offer haven to refugees, as he visited a Malaysian centre for displaced children amid a bitter and racially tinged US debate over the Syria exodus.

Obama meets refugees as bitter Syria debate rages
Hopes for Syria peace dim after Assad, Obama remarks
Hopes for Syria peace dim after Assad, Obama remarks

Hopes for a quick political transition in war-ravaged Syria dimmed as embattled President Bashar al-Assad threw cold water on an ambitious timetable agreed at international talks in Vienna.

Hopes for Syria peace dim after Assad, Obama remarks
Pressure rises on Canada to delay bringing in Syria refugees
Pressure rises on Canada to delay bringing in Syria refugees

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau faced increasing calls to delay bringing in 25,000 Syrian refugees by year's end due to security concerns, following attacks in Paris.

Pressure rises on Canada to delay bringing in Syria refugees
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France strikes IS bastion in Syria after Paris attack

Blasts shook the Islamic State group's Syrian stronghold Raqa as French air strikes hit weapons depots and a training camp in response to the attacks in Paris.

France strikes IS bastion in Syria after Paris attack
Paris attacks heighten pressure at Vienna Syria talks
Paris attacks heighten pressure at Vienna Syria talks

Multiple "terror" attacks in Paris increased the pressure on some 20 countries and organisations meeting in Vienna on Saturday to overcome deep divisions and help end Syria's horrific civil war.

Paris attacks heighten pressure at Vienna Syria talks
'Jihadi John': quiet football fan who became the symbol of IS
'Jihadi John': quiet football fan who became the symbol of IS

From a quiet, football loving child to an Islamic State executioner, the man who became one of the most haunting figures of the jihadist movement remains a mystery even after being the high-profile target of a US air strike.

'Jihadi John': quiet football fan who became the symbol of IS
Turkey's Erdogan urges Syria safe zone ahead of G20
Turkey's Erdogan urges Syria safe zone ahead of G20

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on world leaders to rally behind Turkey's plan for a safe zone inside Syrian territory, days before it hosts the G20 summit.

Turkey's Erdogan urges Syria safe zone ahead of G20
Trudeau says Canada ready to settle 25,000 Syrian refugees
Trudeau says Canada ready to settle 25,000 Syrian refugees

Canada's new prime minister vowed to make good on campaign promises to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees by the beginning of next year and bring home fighter jets battling the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.

Trudeau says Canada ready to settle 25,000 Syrian refugees
British PM denies Syria strikes climbdown
British PM denies Syria strikes climbdown

The British government denied it was abandoning plans for a parliamentary vote to join air strikes in Syria as an influential committee of MPs advised against action.

British PM denies Syria strikes climbdown
Russian air strikes hit Syria's historic Palmyra region: Moscow
Russian air strikes hit Syria's historic Palmyra region: Moscow

Russia's air force has struck the area around the Islamic State-held ancient city of Palmyra, as Moscow pressed on with its bombing campaign in Syria.

Russian air strikes hit Syria's historic Palmyra region: Moscow
Vienna talks best chance to save Syria from 'hell': Kerry
Vienna talks best chance to save Syria from 'hell': Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry warned that this week's international talks on the war in Syria will not find an immediate political solution but nevertheless represent the best hope available.

Vienna talks best chance to save Syria from 'hell': Kerry
Germany not expecting breakthrough on Syria in Vienna
Germany not expecting breakthrough on Syria in Vienna

Germany's foreign minister said he did not expect international talks in Vienna to yield a breakthrough on ending the war in Syria.

Germany not expecting breakthrough on Syria in Vienna
Putin, Saudi King seek solution to Syria crisis
Putin, Saudi King seek solution to Syria crisis

Russian President Vladimir Putin held phone talks with King Salman of Saudi Arabia focussed on seeking a solution to the Syria crisis, the Kremlin said.

Putin, Saudi King seek solution to Syria crisis
'Eradicating terror' will produce political deal: Syria's Assad
'Eradicating terror' will produce political deal: Syria's Assad

Syria needs to eradicate "terrorism" to find a political solution to end the country's war, embattled President Bashar al-Assad told a visiting Russian delegation.

'Eradicating terror' will produce political deal: Syria's Assad
Obama names new envoy for troubled anti-IS campaign
Obama names new envoy for troubled anti-IS campaign

President Barack Obama on Friday tapped veteran Iraq expert Brett McGurk to coordinate the troubled US campaign against the Islamic State group.

Obama names new envoy for troubled anti-IS campaign
Putin accuses West of playing 'double game' with Syria terrorist groups
Putin accuses West of playing 'double game' with Syria terrorist groups

President Vladimir Putin accused the West of playing a "double game" with terrorist groups in Syria, where a US-led coalition is conducting a bombing campaign.

Putin accuses West of playing 'double game' with Syria terrorist groups