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NATO warns Russian action in Syria risks "an incident"
NATO warns Russian action in Syria risks "an incident"

NATO voiced concern that Russia's air attacks in Syria creates the risk of "an incident getting out of control," as Moscow and the US-led international coalition pursue different military objectives in the country.

NATO warns Russian action in Syria risks "an incident"
Britain to unveil new counter-extremism measures
Britain to unveil new counter-extremism measures

British Prime Minister David Cameron will launch a new strategy aimed at countering jihadist ideology and stopping young Britons travelling to Syria.

Britain to unveil new counter-extremism measures
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Kazakhstan's experts comment on Russian air strikes in Syria

Kazakhstan’s experts have commented on the air strikes made by Russian forces on Wednesday targeting the militants of the so-called Islamic State.

Kazakhstan's experts comment on Russian air strikes in Syria
Russian intervention won't save Syria's Assad: France's Hollande
Russian intervention won't save Syria's Assad: France's Hollande

Russia's military intervention in Syria will not save President Bashar al-Assad, French President Francois Hollande said Friday after an EU summit called for a political transition to a new leader.

Russian intervention won't save Syria's Assad: France's Hollande
Russia will not conduct ground operation in Syria: Putin
Russia will not conduct ground operation in Syria: Putin

President Vladimir Putin said that Russia would not deploy ground troops to Syria, where it has been conducting air strikes against what it says are Islamic State target.

Russia will not conduct ground operation in Syria: Putin
US is immigrant nation, should welcome refugees
US is immigrant nation, should welcome refugees

US Secretary of State John Kerry rebuked those opposed to welcoming Syrian refugees, insisting that immigrants built and defined America as a nation.

US is immigrant nation, should welcome refugees
Pope deplores 'escalation of violence' in MidEast, urges action
Pope deplores 'escalation of violence' in MidEast, urges action

Pope Francis deplored the "escalation of violence affecting innocent civilians" in the Middle East, from Syria to Iraq, Jerusalem and the West Bank, and urged the international community to act.

Pope deplores 'escalation of violence' in MidEast, urges action
Canada PM denies delaying Syrians resettlement
Canada PM denies delaying Syrians resettlement

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper rejected a report accusing his office of holding up the resettlement of Syrian refugees, less than two weeks before legislative elections.

Canada PM denies delaying Syrians resettlement
Pentagon chief warns of Russia casualties in Syria
Pentagon chief warns of Russia casualties in Syria

US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter predicted Russia would soon begin suffering casualties in Syria, as Moscow dramatically ramps up its military campaign in the devastated nation.

Pentagon chief warns of Russia casualties in Syria
NATO head sees 'troubling escalation' of Russian activity in Syria
NATO head sees 'troubling escalation' of Russian activity in Syria

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said there had been a "troubling escalation" in Russian military activity in Syria, after Moscow dramatically expanded its air campaign.

NATO head sees 'troubling escalation' of Russian activity in Syria
Turkey PM says 'only two' Russia strikes aimed at IS
Turkey PM says 'only two' Russia strikes aimed at IS

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said only two Russian air strikes in Syria had targeted Islamic State jihadists and warned that Ankara would not make any concessions about the security of its borders

Turkey PM says 'only two' Russia strikes aimed at IS
Turkey urges EU action on Syria to end migrant crisis
Turkey urges EU action on Syria to end migrant crisis

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged the EU consider a no-fly zone and safe haven area in Syria during talks to address Europe's spiralling migrant crisis.

Turkey urges EU action on Syria to end migrant crisis
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Syrian opposition sign joint document in Kazakhstan's Astana

The second round of Syrian talks that kicked off in Kazakhstan's capital Astana on October 2 has ended with a joint declaration.

Syrian opposition sign joint document in Kazakhstan's Astana
Pentagon chief arrives in Europe amid Syrian, Afghan crises
Pentagon chief arrives in Europe amid Syrian, Afghan crises

US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter arrived in Madrid, beginning a European tour amid alarm over Russian bombardments in Syria and the refugee crisis sparked by the conflict.

Pentagon chief arrives in Europe amid Syrian, Afghan crises
British PM urges Putin to change course in Syria
British PM urges Putin to change course in Syria

British Prime Minister David Cameron urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to "change direction" in Syria and recognise that its President Bashar al-Assad must be replaced.

British PM urges Putin to change course in Syria
Syria detains dissident who criticised Russian strikes
Syria detains dissident who criticised Russian strikes

The Syrian authorities on Sunday briefly detained a prominent opposition figure days after he criticised Russian air strikes in Syria.

Syria detains dissident who criticised Russian strikes
Erdogan urges Putin to change mind over Syria bombing
Erdogan urges Putin to change mind over Syria bombing

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday urged Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to reconsider Moscow's bombing campaign in Syria.

Erdogan urges Putin to change mind over Syria bombing
Head of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov. ©RIA Novosti
Chechen strongman calls on Kremlin to send local troops to Syria

Chechen strongman Ramzan Kadyrov called on the Kremlin to let a contingent from his region fight the Islamic State in Syria, where Russia launched air strikes earlier this week.

Chechen strongman calls on Kremlin to send local troops to Syria
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Syrian crisis can only be solved through peaceful means: Kazakh Minister Idrissov

The Syrian crisis can only be solved through peaceful ways, Kazakhstan’s Foreign Affairs Minister Yerlan Idrissov said at the General Policy Debates at the UN headquarters in New York.

Syrian crisis can only be solved through peaceful means: Kazakh Minister Idrissov
Chairman of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs Alexei Pushkov. ©RIA Novosti
Russian air strikes in Syria to last three to four months: Russian lawmaker

Russian air strikes in Syria will last for three to four months and will intensify, a senior Russian lawmaker said as President Vladimir Putin was due in Paris for talks.

Russian air strikes in Syria to last three to four months: Russian lawmaker