A ceasefire "surrender deal" allowing civilians and opposition fighters to be evacuated from eastern Aleppo has begun as Russia declared all military action had stopped and the Syrian government assumed control of the former rebel enclave.
Wed, 14 Dec, 2016
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Tue, 02 Feb, 2016
The Syrian opposition cast doubt on whether it would go to peace talks planned for Friday — throwing UN diplomatic efforts into question as it accused the US of adopting unacceptable Iranian and Russian ideas for solving the conflict.
Wed, 27 Jan, 2016
A UN plan to suspend Syria’s nearly five-year-old civil war calls for listing which militant groups may be fought despite an eventual ceasefire, one of the toughest issues vexing diplomats trying to end the conflict.
Fri, 01 Jan, 2016
Thousands of people "will most likely be massacred" if Kobani falls to Islamic State fighters, a UN envoy said, as militants fought deeper into the besieged Syrian Kurdish town in full view of Turkish tanks that have done nothing to intervene.
Sat, 11 Oct, 2014