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Syria: Rebel groups prevent evacuated Shias from reaching Aleppo
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Syria: Rebel groups prevent evacuated Shias from reaching Aleppo

Damascus: The Al Qaeda-linked rebel groups on Saturday prevented the evacuated Shias from reaching their destination in Syria's Aleppo city, hindering a deal with the government, a source said.

Vladimir Putin to meet Iran's Rouhani in Moscow for talks on Syria
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Vladimir Putin to meet Iran's Rouhani in Moscow for talks on Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin was on Tuesday to host Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani for talks that will be closely watched for signs of their next moves in Syria.

US-led air strike on school in north Syria leaves at least 33 civilians dead
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US-led air strike on school in north Syria leaves at least 33 civilians dead

At least 33 people were killed in a US-led coalition strike on a school used as a centre for displaced people near a jihadist-held Syrian town, a monitor said Wednesday.

Syria: Aleppo car aficionado aims to restore his collection of classics 'wounded' in battles
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Syria: Aleppo car aficionado aims to restore his collection of classics 'wounded' in battles

Car enthusiast Mohammed Mohiedin Anis gazed sadly at a 1955 Buick Super, one of his collection of vintage cars "wounded" in battles that ravaged the northern Syrian city of Aleppo.

Syria: Suicide bomber kills 29 near Al-Bab hours after Turkish-backed rebels seized town from Islamic State
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Syria: Suicide bomber kills 29 near Al-Bab hours after Turkish-backed rebels seized town from Islamic State

A suicide bomber killed 29 people, most of them rebels, on Friday near the Syrian town of Al-Bab, which they had taken from the Islamic State group just hours earlier, a monitor said.

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"Have you ever had no food, no water for 24 hours?", seven year old Syrian asks Trump

This is the question a seven-year-old Syrian girl Bana Alabed - who has garnered worldwide attention by tweeting about her life in Aleppoin Syria - asked the US President Donald Trump in a fresh video.

Syria's 'Twitter girl' Bana Alabed asks Donald Trump if he's ever gone hungry
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Syria's 'Twitter girl' Bana Alabed asks Donald Trump if he's ever gone hungry

Damascus: 'Mr. Trump, have you ever had no food for 24 hours?' This is the question a seven-year-old Syrian girl Bana Alabed — who has garnered worldwide attention by tweeting about her life in Aleppoin Syria — asked US President Donald Trump in a fresh video.

Syrian Twitter girl Bana Alabed pens letter to Donald Trump, asks him to
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Syrian Twitter girl Bana Alabed pens letter to Donald Trump, asks him to "do something for the children of Syria"

Bana Alabed, the seven-year-old girl whose tweets from Aleppo gave devasting insights into the Syrian war, has pleaded with new US President Donald Trump to "do something for the children in Syria" in an open letter, the media reported.

Syria government 'ready to negotiate on everything,' says Assad
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Syria government 'ready to negotiate on everything,' says Assad

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said his government is ready to negotiate on "everything" in proposed peace talks with rebels later this month, Syrian news agency Sana reported on Monday.

Newsroom diaries 2016: Marathwada, elections, Olympics, demonetisation and how we covered them
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Newsroom diaries 2016: Marathwada, elections, Olympics, demonetisation and how we covered them

Four stories we've reported in the past year should serve to showcase the breadth of material (and digital reporting opportunities) 2016 has provided the Firstpost newsroom.

Syria ceasefire: Deal brokered by Russia and Turkey get off to shaky start
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Syria ceasefire: Deal brokered by Russia and Turkey get off to shaky start

A nationwide ceasefire in Syria, brokered by Russia and Turkey which back opposing sides in the conflict, got off to a shaky start after midnight on Friday (2200 GMT on Thursday) in the latest attempt to end nearly six years of bloodshed.

Syrian civil war: Russia, Turkey agree ceasefire plan, says Turkish media
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Syrian civil war: Russia, Turkey agree ceasefire plan, says Turkish media

Turkey and Russia have agreed a ceasefire plan for all of Syria that should come into force this evening at midnight, the state-run Anadolu news agency said on Wednesday.

Syria: 21 civilians 'executed' by rebels in Aleppo, say authorities
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Syria: 21 civilians 'executed' by rebels in Aleppo, say authorities

Syria authorities have accused rebel fighters of executing 21 civilians, including women and children, at close range as they quit second city Aleppo last week, state media reported.

'Tis the season! Christmas celebrated across the world
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'Tis the season! Christmas celebrated across the world

Each year more and more Christians are coming out and brazing the security threats to celebrate Christmas and an increasing number of Iraq's Muslims join the revelry in solidarity with them

Syria conflict: Vladimir Putin, Hassan Rouhani welcome victory in Aleppo
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Syria conflict: Vladimir Putin, Hassan Rouhani welcome victory in Aleppo

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin welcomed the "Syrian army's victory against the terrorists in Aleppo during a phone call, Iranian media reported on Sunday.

Russia's Vladimir Putin hails Aleppo recapture, moves to expand Syria presence
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Russia's Vladimir Putin hails Aleppo recapture, moves to expand Syria presence

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday said that the recapture of the devastated city of Aleppo by Syrian regime forces was a "very important" step towards stabilising the war-torn country.

In a boost for Assad, Syrian army announces victory in Aleppo, ending four years of rebel resistance
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In a boost for Assad, Syrian army announces victory in Aleppo, ending four years of rebel resistance

The Syrian army said it had retaken complete control of Aleppo on Thursday after the last rebel fighters were evacuated from the city, handing President Bashar al-Assad his biggest victory of the war.

Syria: 4,000 rebels leave Aleppo in 'last stages' of evacuation
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Syria: 4,000 rebels leave Aleppo in 'last stages' of evacuation

The loss of east Aleppo marks the biggest defeat for Syria's rebellion in more than five years of civil war and a major victory for President Bashar al-Assad

7-yr-old Syrian blogger Bana Alabed, the voice of Aleppo, meets Turkish President Erdogan
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7-yr-old Syrian blogger Bana Alabed, the voice of Aleppo, meets Turkish President Erdogan

The seven-year-old Syrian girl who gained the world’s attention with her live tweets while the city of Aleppo was battling for freedom, met the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday.

Syria: Last group of civilians to be evacuated from Aleppo within hours
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Syria: Last group of civilians to be evacuated from Aleppo within hours

The International Committee of the Red Cross says the evacuation of the last remaining civilians and fighters from a rebel-held enclave in eastern Aleppo will be completed in the coming hours.