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Syria crisis: Aleppo evacuation enters final phase
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Syria crisis: Aleppo evacuation enters final phase

Hundreds of rebel fighters and civilians, including small children swaddled in thick blankets, were bused out of war-ravaged Aleppo in heavy snow on Wednesday as the evacuation of former rebel strongholds entered its final phase.

Russian Ambassador killed In Turkey: Things likely to get worse before they get better
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Russian Ambassador killed In Turkey: Things likely to get worse before they get better

The assassination of Russia's ambassador to Turkey fits into a long tradition of political violence in a country where the fallout from the Syrian war is deepening the chaos.

Syria: United Nations votes to set up panel to prepare war crimes
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Syria: United Nations votes to set up panel to prepare war crimes

The UN General Assembly has agreed to set up a panel to gather evidence on war crimes in Syria, taking a first step toward prosecuting those responsible for atrocities in the nearly six-year war.

Russia on envoy's assassination: Too early to conclude who killed Andrei Karlov
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Russia on envoy's assassination: Too early to conclude who killed Andrei Karlov

The Kremlin said on Wednesday, it was too early to conclude who was behind the murder of Russian ambassador Andrei Karlov in Ankara, after Turkey's foreign minister put the blame on exiled cleric Fethullah Gulen.

Syria: Japan faces ire for implying pregnant refugess are not welcome
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Syria: Japan faces ire for implying pregnant refugess are not welcome

A Japanese programme aimed at accepting a small number of refugees from war-torn Syria is under fire for implying that pregnant women are not welcome

Turkey's answer to most problems is Internet censorship as it blocks Tor and social media
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Turkey's answer to most problems is Internet censorship as it blocks Tor and social media

Turkey has blocked Social Media websites like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and WhatsApp along with Tor; the popular network used to browse the internet without being traced or tracked.

Mevlut Altintas: All you need to know about the Turkish cop who killed Russian envoy Andrey Karlov
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Mevlut Altintas: All you need to know about the Turkish cop who killed Russian envoy Andrey Karlov

Twenty two-year-old Mevlut Mert Altintas shot Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov on Monday in Ankara, Turkey. The 62-year-old Russian ambassador was speaking at the inaguration of a pohoto exhibition in Ankara when Altintas fired nine bullets on Karlov.

Russian envoy's murder in Turkey: Moscow's investigators arrive in Ankara to probe attack
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Russian envoy's murder in Turkey: Moscow's investigators arrive in Ankara to probe attack

Putin said that the Ankara murder was designed to undermine ties that have been patched up since a furious dispute over Turkey's downing of a Russian jet in Syria

Syria conflict: Turkey-Russia thaw may change geopolitical dynamics in West Asia
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Syria conflict: Turkey-Russia thaw may change geopolitical dynamics in West Asia

The conflict in Syria took another ugly turn on Monday night, after a 22-year-old Turkish policeman, Mevlut Mert Altintas, fatally shot the Russian Ambassador to Ankara, Andrei Karlov in broad daylight.

Russian Ambassador shot dead in Turkey: Six detained over envoy's murder
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Russian Ambassador shot dead in Turkey: Six detained over envoy's murder

Turkish authorities were on Tuesday holding six people over the assassination of the Russian ambassador to Ankara by an off-duty policeman, as Russia urgently sought answers over the murder.

Seven-year old gets rescued from Aleppo after tweeting about the war in Syria
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Seven-year old gets rescued from Aleppo after tweeting about the war in Syria

Alabed has been posting, with her mother's help, heart-rending and emotionally strong posts on Twitter about life in the war-torn Syrian city of Aleppo.

Gunman assassinates Russian ambassador to Turkey in Ankara
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Gunman assassinates Russian ambassador to Turkey in Ankara

The Russian ambassador to Turkey was shot in the back and killed as he gave a speech at an Ankara art gallery on Monday by an off-duty police officer who shouted "Don't forget Aleppo" and "Allahu Akbar" as he opened fire.

Russian Ambassador to Turkey assassinated: What does this mean for regional stability?
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Russian Ambassador to Turkey assassinated: What does this mean for regional stability?

On Monday night the Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov, was assassinated in Ankara by a lone gunman who served as part of his security detail.

Turkey: Russian ambassador's cold-blooded murder pushes West Asia into further turmoil
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Turkey: Russian ambassador's cold-blooded murder pushes West Asia into further turmoil

Diplomatic immunity was shot eight times in Turkey as the Russian ambassador Andrei Karlov addressed an art gathering

Turkey: Russian envoy Andrey Karlov wounded in gun attack in Ankara
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Turkey: Russian envoy Andrey Karlov wounded in gun attack in Ankara

Karlov, was several minutes into a speech at a photo exhibition in, Ankara, when a man wearing a suit shouted "Allahu Akbar" and fired at least 8 shots.

Aleppo and the Syrian crisis: An attempt to explain the distortion of 'facts'
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Aleppo and the Syrian crisis: An attempt to explain the distortion of 'facts'

In recent weeks, news about the deaths of civilians in Syrian city of Aleppo flooded news portals. Rebel resistance in Aleppo ended last week after years of fighting and months of bitter siege and bombardment that culminated in a bloody retreat, as insurgents agreed to withdraw in a ceasefire.

Aleppo evacuation: Over 1,000 moved from rebel- held pocket after hours of delay
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Aleppo evacuation: Over 1,000 moved from rebel- held pocket after hours of delay

More than 1,000 people were evacuated from the last rebel-held pocket of Syria's Aleppo early on Monday after hours of delay, a medical official said.

Syrian crisis: Gunmen attack buses sent to evacuate Syria pro-regime villages
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Syrian crisis: Gunmen attack buses sent to evacuate Syria pro-regime villages

Gunmen attacked buses sent to evacuate people from two pro-regime villages in northwest Syria on Sunday but a senior military source said the incident should not disrupt parallel evacuations from Aleppo.

Aleppo: Despair grows among civilians trapped in rebel enclave of Syrian city
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Aleppo: Despair grows among civilians trapped in rebel enclave of Syrian city

Desperation mounted on Sunday among thousands of hunger-stricken Syrian civilians trapped in the rebel enclave in Aleppo after their evacuation was delayed by a disagreement over the fate of other besieged areas.

Aleppo: Trapped civilians, rebels wait desperately for evacuations to resume
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Aleppo: Trapped civilians, rebels wait desperately for evacuations to resume

Trapped civilians and rebels waited desperately for evacuations to resume from an opposition-held enclave in Aleppo, as the UN Security Council prepared to vote on sending observers to the flashpoint Syrian city.