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Peace envoy Brahimi urges truce as bomb rocks Damascus
Peace envoy Brahimi urges truce as bomb rocks Damascus

Syria peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi appealed to both sides to call a truce to the conflict during a Muslim holiday this week after talks with President Bashar al-Assad, as a deadly blast rocked Damascus.

Peace envoy Brahimi urges truce as bomb rocks Damascus
US backs call for Eid truce in Syria
US backs call for Eid truce in Syria

The United States on Friday backed a call by the United Nations, the Arab League and their special envoy to Syria for a ceasefire by both sides in the conflict over this month's Eid al-Adha holiday.

US backs call for Eid truce in Syria
US still undecided on no-fly zone for Syria
US still undecided on no-fly zone for Syria

The United States is still mulling ways to stop the fighting in Syria, including a no-fly zone, as the Syrian regime is "ratcheting up the brutality of their tactics" .

US still undecided on no-fly zone for Syria
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Fear of famine stalks Sudan's South Kordofan

Hundreds of thousands of people in Sudan's conflict-torn state of South Kordofan are on the brink of famine as Khartoum keeps up a blockade on aid agencies.

Fear of famine stalks Sudan's South Kordofan
Peace envoy warns Syria conflict could set region 'ablaze'
Peace envoy warns Syria conflict could set region 'ablaze'

International peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi has warned that the Syria conflict risks setting the region "ablaze", as clashes broke out across the border with Lebanon.

Peace envoy warns Syria conflict could set region 'ablaze'
Syria 'ready to explore' truce even as it bombs rebels
Syria 'ready to explore' truce even as it bombs rebels

Syria has said it is prepared to explore a truce proposal by international peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi, even as it unleashed multiple air strikes on rebel positions on a key highway.

Syria 'ready to explore' truce even as it bombs rebels
Chairman of Kazakhstan Agency for Religious Affairs Kairat Lama Sharif. Tengrinews.kz stock photo
Kazakhstan Agency for Religions working to return Kazakhstan students from Syria

Kazakhstan’s Agency for Religious Affairs is in talks to return 10 Kazakhstan students from Syria because of the life threatening situation in the country.

Kazakhstan Agency for Religions working to return Kazakhstan students from Syria
UN envoy urges Syria truce as conflict enters month 20
UN envoy urges Syria truce as conflict enters month 20

International envoy Lakhdar Brahimi has called for a ceasefire in Syria during the upcoming Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, as the revolt enters its 20th month with a death toll of more than 33,000.

UN envoy urges Syria truce as conflict enters month 20
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US berates Russia for aiding Syrian regime

The US has denounced Russia's policy of aiding the Syrian regime as "morally bankrupt," as tensions between Damascus and Ankara escalate over cargo seized from a Syrian passenger plane.

US berates Russia for aiding Syrian regime
Syria, Turkey trade accusations over jet's cargo
Syria, Turkey trade accusations over jet's cargo

The war of words between Syria and Turkey escalated on Thursday when Ankara said it had found military supplies on a passenger plane it intercepted en route between Moscow and Damascus.

Syria, Turkey trade accusations over jet's cargo
Pakistan girl improving after surgery: relative
Pakistan girl improving after surgery: relative

A Pakistani child activist shot in the head by the Taliban is slowly improving but will remain sedated in intensive care for at least another 24 hours.

Pakistan girl improving after surgery: relative
Turkey confiscates "objectionable" cargo aboard Syrian plane: minister
Turkey confiscates "objectionable" cargo aboard Syrian plane: minister

Turkey seized "objectionable cargo" aboard a Syrian passenger plane which it intercepted en route from Moscow to Damascus on Wednesday, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said.

Turkey confiscates "objectionable" cargo aboard Syrian plane: minister
Chavez backs Assad again, blames US for war
Chavez backs Assad again, blames US for war

President Hugo Chavez vowed Tuesday to keep supporting Bashar al-Assad, calling him Syria's legitimate president and blaming the United States for the war that has raged on for nearly 19 months.

Chavez backs Assad again, blames US for war
Syrian rebel strongholds pounded, 23 killed: watchdog
Syrian rebel strongholds pounded, 23 killed: watchdog

A string of rebel strongholds, including in Daraa and Homs provinces and the commercial capital Aleppo, were rocked by shelling and clashes from dawn on Monday that left at least 23 people dead.

Syrian rebel strongholds pounded, 23 killed: watchdog
Syria army steps up operations in Aleppo, Damascus
Syria army steps up operations in Aleppo, Damascus

Syria's army rained shells on rebel bastions in and around Damascus Tuesday and sent extra troops to second city Aleppo, as a watchdog said the death toll from 18 months of violence now topped 31,000.

Syria army steps up operations in Aleppo, Damascus
Air strike kills children as Syrian war rages
Air strike kills children as Syrian war rages

Shelling and air raids killed dozens of Syrian civilians, including children, on Monday, a watchdog said, while rebels and loyalists fought close-quarter battles in Aleppo's main souk.

Air strike kills children as Syrian war rages
Kenyan forces hit Shebab bases around final Somali bastion
Kenyan forces hit Shebab bases around final Somali bastion

Kenyan helicopter gunships struck Shebab bases outside the Somali port of Kismayo to clear the way for a takeover of the town abandoned by the Al-Qaeda linked Islamist fighters.

Kenyan forces hit Shebab bases around final Somali bastion
Zaatri refugee camp. ©REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed
Jordanian thirst for water grows

"I wish I could live at the Zaatari Syrian refugee camp because there is water there," a Jordanian man says, frustrated that he has not had any tap water of his own in months.

Jordanian thirst for water grows
Syrian activists to plead for more help to oust Assad
Syrian activists to plead for more help to oust Assad

Syrian grassroots activists working to run field hospitals and repair fuel lines will Friday urge world leaders to do more to help a stricken people caught up in the battle to oust the Assad regime.

Syrian activists to plead for more help to oust Assad
British FM Hague visits Syrian refugees. ©REUTERS
Britain pledges £1 million to stop rape in war zones

Britain on Tuesday unveiled a £1 million pledge ($1.6 million) to help stop sexual violence against women in war zones, where thousands of women and girls are raped every day.

Britain pledges £1 million to stop rape in war zones