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De Mistura praises Russia’s role in Syria peace process

The UN’s special envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura has praised Russia’s “instrumental” role in efforts to find a political solution to the five-year-old crisis in Syria. “Moscow has been ...

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Russia says no deal with US on Assad’s fate

Russia has denied reports that it has reached an agreement with the US over the fate of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as part of efforts to end the crisis in ...

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Russian commander confirms active ground troops in Syria

Russia has deployed a group of special forces in Syria to conduct “reconnaissance and other special tasks” in the war-torn country, a senior Russian military commander says. The announcement by ...

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Brussels attacks ‘violate’ Islamic teachings: Al-Azhar

Islam’s leading seat of learning, Al-Azhar, said Tuesday’s attacks in Brussels “violate the tolerant teachings of Islam,” and urged the international community to confront the “epidemic” of terrorism. “Al-Azhar strongly ...

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Russia begins shipping out Syria equipment: Defense Ministry

Russia’s Defense Ministry says the country has started shipping its military equipment and materials out of Syria. In a statement on Tuesday, the ministry said military personnel had begun loading ...

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