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Turkey-Syria border still open, Syrians fleeing - Turkish foreign minister | Reuters

Feb 07, 2016

Turkey-Syria border still open, Syrians fleeing - Turkish foreign minister | Reuters

AMSTERDAM Turkey's border with Syria remains open and up to 55,000 people are fleeing towards the frontier, Turkey's foreign minister said on Saturday. "We are still keeping this open border policy for people fleeing (Syria)," Mevlut Cavusoglu told reporters as he left a meeting with EU foreign ministers in Amsterdam. #India #Syria #Middle East #United Kingdom #Latin America #crisis #opinion
Turkey must cut migrant flows to Europe, top EU official says | Reuters

Feb 06, 2016

Turkey must cut migrant flows to Europe, top EU official says | Reuters

AMSTERDAM Europe needs Turkey to dramatically cut the number of migrants reaching Greece within weeks or the pressure for more border closures and fences will grow, the EU's top official in charge of ties with Ankara warned on Saturday. Frustrated that refugees continue to stream into Greece despite a Nov #Business #Syria #Technology #France #United Kingdom #opinion #article
Syrians flee to Turkish border as Aleppo assault intensifies | Reuters

Feb 06, 2016

Syrians flee to Turkish border as Aleppo assault intensifies | Reuters

BAB AL SALAMA, Syria/BEIRUT Russian and Syrian government forces on Saturday intensified an assault on rebel-held areas around the Syrian city of Aleppo that has prompted tens of thousands to flee to the Turkish border to seek refuge. The assault around Aleppo, which aid workers have said could soon fall to government forces, helped to torpedo Syrian peace talks in Geneva this week #Syria #Technology #Middle East #Russia #Europe #United Kingdom
Kerry says in talks on Syria ceasefire, will know in days if possible | Reuters

Feb 06, 2016

Kerry says in talks on Syria ceasefire, will know in days if possible | Reuters

WASHINGTON Talks are under way about a ceasefire and humanitarian access for civilians in the five-year-old Syrian civil war and it will be clear within days whether that is possible, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday. #Syria #Middle East #Europe #Latin America #crisis #opinion #article
New slickly edited IS video shows teenage boy beheading Syrian rebel

Feb 05, 2016

New slickly edited IS video shows teenage boy beheading Syrian rebel

A new video purportedly from the Islamic State jihadist group shows a teenage boy issuing a threat in English to the US and its allies before beheading an unarmed hostage in what is believed to be Syria. #Syria #Just Not Right #Aleppo #IS #Daesh
Russian air strikes undermining efforts to find political solution for Syria: Nato

Feb 05, 2016

Russian air strikes undermining efforts to find political solution for Syria: Nato

Nato head Jens Stoltenberg said on Friday that Russia's air strikes in Syria targeting rebel forces are "undermining" efforts to find a non-military solution to the war. #Syria #NewsTracker #Russia #Nato #Bashar al-Assad #Airstrikes #Aleppo #Jens Stoltenberg
Islamic State looking to exploit areas with 'political chaos' to gain foothold: US

Feb 05, 2016

Islamic State looking to exploit areas with 'political chaos' to gain foothold: US

The Islamic State militant group is trying to capitalize on the "political chaos" prevailing in certain parts of the world to establish footholds in those areas apart from Iraq and Syria, the US has said. #White House #Barack Obama #Terrorism #US #Syria #TheySaidIt #Iraq #islamic-state
New U.S. intelligence report says Islamic State weaker | Reuters

Feb 05, 2016

New U.S. intelligence report says Islamic State weaker | Reuters

Islamic State has as many as 25,000 fighters in Syria and Iraq, down from a previous estimate of up to 31,000, according to a U.S. intelligence report revealed by the White House on Thursday. U.S #India #Business #Syria #Technology #United Kingdom #crisis #article
Billions pledged for Syria as tens of thousands flee bombardments | Reuters

Feb 05, 2016

Billions pledged for Syria as tens of thousands flee bombardments | Reuters

LONDON Donor nations pledged on Thursday to give $11 billion in aid to Syrians by 2020 as world leaders tried to tackle the world's worst humanitarian crisis, while Turkey reported a new exodus of tens of thousands fleeing air strikes. With Syria's five-year-old civil war raging and another attempt at peace negotiations called off in Geneva after just a few days, a donor conference in London sought to address the needs of some 6 million people displaced within Syria and more than 4 million refugees in other countries #Syria #Australia #Middle East #Turkey #crisis #Jordan
'No one expected everything will be simple and quick': Russia regrets suspension of Syria peace talks

Feb 04, 2016

'No one expected everything will be simple and quick': Russia regrets suspension of Syria peace talks

Russia said on Thursday it regretted the suspension of Syrian peace talks and expressed hope the negotiations could continue after the West accused Moscow of seeking a military solution to the war #United Nations #Syria #Russia #TheySaidIt #Kremlin #Dmitry Peskov #Syria peace talks