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Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander, another fighter, killed in Syria: Iranian media

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A commander in Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards and a lower-ranking Iranian fighter have been killed fighting Islamic State in Syria in recent days, Iranian media reported on Sunday.

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Syrian army, allies take back Albu Kamal from Islamic State

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army and its allies took complete control over Albu Kamal, Islamic State's last significant town in Syria, a military news service run by Hezbollah said on Sunday.

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Marked for ‘De-escalation,’ Syrian Towns Endure Surge of Attacks

An accord that tried to curb attacks in rebel-held areas has been touted as a crucial step in ending the long civil war. But increasingly, that deal is failing.

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Syria toxic gas inquiry to end after Russia again blocks U.N. renewal

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - An international investigation into who is to blame for chemical weapons attacks in Syria will end on Friday after Russia blocked for the third time in a month attempts at the United Nations to renew the inquiry, which Moscow has slammed as flawed.

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Russia casts 11th U.N. Syria veto, again blocking inquiry

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia vetoed on Friday a Japanese-drafted U.N. Security Council resolution to extend by one month an international inquiry into who is to blame for chemical weapons attacks in Syria, just a day after Moscow blocked a U.S. push to renew the investigation.

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Russia blocks bid to briefly extend Syria chemical weapons inquiry

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia vetoed on Friday a Japanese-drafted U.N. Security Council resolution to extend by one month an international inquiry into who is to blame for chemical weapons attacks in Syria, just a day after Moscow blocked a U.S. push to renew the investigation.

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U.N. to vote on Syria inquiry renewal, Russia opposed: diplomats

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council is due to vote on Friday on a Japanese-drafted resolution to renew for one month an international inquiry into chemical weapons attacks in Syria, but diplomats said Russia opposed the measure.

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Russia opposed to short U.N. extension of Syria inquiry: diplomats

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia is opposed to a Japanese-drafted United Nations Security council resolution to renew for one month an international inquiry into chemical weapons attacks in Syria, several council diplomats said on Friday.

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IS car bomb kills 20 in eastern Syria: state media

BEIRUT (Reuters) - An Islamic State car bomb killed 20 people and injured 30 others at a site where displaced families are located in eastern Syria near the city of Deir al-Zor, Syria's SANA state news agency reported on Friday.

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Russian long-range bombers strike Islamic State targets in Syria: agencies

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Six Russian long-range bombers struck Islamic State targets near the town of Albu Kamal in Syria's Deir al-Zor province on Friday, the Defence Ministry said in a statement reported by Russian news agencies .

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Germany to spend 10 million euros to help clear mines in Syria: media

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany will spend an initial 10 million euros to help remove mines from the northern Syrian city of Raqqa, the Handelsblatt newspaper said in Friday editions.

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Germany to spend 10 mln euros to help clear mines in Syria -media

BERLIN, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Germany will spend an initial 10 million euros to help remove mines from the northern Syrian city of Raqqa, the Handelsblatt newspaper said in Friday editions.

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US and Russia partnership on Syria is limited and this just proved it

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In U.N. Showdown, Russian Veto Kills Syria Chemical Arms Panel

It was the 10th time Russia had used its veto power to protect the Syrian government in the nearly seven-year-old war.

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Russia vetoes UN resolution on chemical weapons probe in Syria

Russia vetoed a United Nations Security Council resolution on Thursday that would have renewed a mandate for the independent group investigating chemical weapons attacks in Syria.

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Russia casts 10th U.N. veto on Syria action, blocking inquiry renewal

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia cast its 10th veto on Thursday of United Nations Security Council action on Syria since the war began in 2011, blocking a U.S.-drafted resolution to renew an international inquiry into who is to blame for chemical weapons attacks in Syria.

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Russia casts 10th U.N. veto on U.N. action on Syria

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia cast its 10th veto on Thursday of United Nations Security Council action on Syria since the war began in 2011, blocking a U.S.-drafted resolution to renew an international inquiry into who is to blame for chemical weapons attacks in Syria.

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Trump urges U.N. council to renew Syria chemical arms inquiry

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday urged all members of the U.N. Security Council to back the renewal of the international inquiry into chemical weapons attacks in Syria, saying it was needed to prevent President Bashar al-Assad from using the arms.

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French military says coalition opposed IS withdrawal from Raqqa

PARIS (Reuters) - France's military said on Thursday the coalition battling Islamic State in Syria had opposed a deal allowing fighters of the militant group to withdraw from their former bastion of Raqqa.

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Turkey, Russia, Iran to hold Syria summit in Sochi on Nov. 22: NTV

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey, Russia and Iran will hold a summit to discuss developments in Syria next week in the Russian resort of Sochi, Turkish broadcaster NTV said on Thursday.

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Kurdish YPG militia aims to conquer Syrian region, not fighting IS: minister

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Recent developments in Syria's Raqqa show that the Kurdish YPG militia, backed by the United States, is more concerned about capturing territory than fighting Islamic State, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said in a speech on Thursday.

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U.N. to vote on rival U.S., Russia bids to renew Syria inquiry

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council is due to vote on Thursday on rival U.S. and Russian bids to renew an international inquiry into chemical weapons attacks in Syria, diplomats said, a move that could trigger Russia's 10th veto to block action on Syria.

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U.N. Security Council to vote Thursday on Syria toxic gas inquiry

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council will vote on Thursday on a U.S. bid to renew an international inquiry into who is to blame for chemical weapons attacks in Syria, diplomats said, a move that could trigger Russia's 10th veto to block action on Syria.

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Russia, Syria armies step up attacks on Damascus enclave-rebels

AMMAN (Reuters) - The Syrian army backed by Russian jets on Wednesday stepped up shelling and air strikes on a besieged rebel-held enclave in Damascus a day after rebels stormed an army base in the area, rebels, a war monitor and residents said.

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Russian long-range bombers strike Islamic State targets in Syria

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Six Russian long-range bombers struck Islamic State targets near the town of Albu Kamal in Syria's Deir al-Zor Province on Wednesday, the Russian Defence Ministry said in a statement.

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Russian long-range bombers strike Islamic State targets in Syria: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Six Russian long-range bombers struck Islamic State targets near the town of Albu Kamal in Syria's Deir al-Zor Province on Wednesday, the RIA news agency reported, citing Russia's Defence Ministry.

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Turkey 'appalled' by U.S. stance on IS withdrawal from Raqqa: ministry

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey on Tuesday said it was appalled by the approach of the U.S. Department of Defense towards an agreement between the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia and Islamic State to withdraw Islamic State militants from the Syrian city of Raqqa.

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Russia's Defense Ministry to investigate wrong photos used on Syria statement

MOSCOW/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russia's Defense Ministry said on Tuesday an employee had attached the wrong photos to a statement accusing the United States of providing de-facto air cover for Islamic State in Syria after the mistake was spotted online.

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More than 60 killed in air strike on Syrian market town

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The death toll from air strikes on a Syrian town in a "de-escalation zone" has risen to 61, a war monitor said on Tuesday, a demonstration of the fragile state of areas set up in attempt to ease the violence.

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Syria formally joins Paris climate agreement: U.N.

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Syria has formally jointed the 2015 Paris deal aimed at slowing climate change, the United Nations said on Tuesday, leaving the United States as the only country opposed to the pact.

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Russia says U.S. providing cover for Islamic State in Syria

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The United States is providing de-facto cover for Islamic State units in Syria and only pretending to fight terrorism in the Middle East, the Russian Defence Ministry said on Tuesday.

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Russia, U.S. stalemate over Syria chemical weapons inquiry

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia said on Monday it was talking to the United States about the U.N. Security Council renewing an international inquiry into chemical weapons attacks in Syria, but Washington countered that Moscow had refused to engage on a U.S.-drafted resolution.

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U.S. to fight Islamic State in Syria 'as long as they want to fight': Mattis

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military will fight Islamic State in Syria "as long as they want to fight," Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday, describing a longer-term role for U.S. troops long after the insurgents lose all of the territory they control.

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Air strikes kill 29 in market in northern Syria: monitoring group

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitoring group said on Monday that air strikes on a market had killed at least 29 people in a rebel-held area of northwest Syria.

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Saudi Arabia to host "expanded" Syrian opposition conference

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia will host what it called an "expanded" conference for the Syrian opposition this month, aiming to unify its position ahead of United Nations-backed peace talks, the state news agency SPA reported on Monday.

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A Monument to Syria’s Civil War Is Erected in Berlin

A German-Syrian artist has recreated a famous photograph of a barricade made of buses during the Syrian civil war.

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Netanyahu signals Israel will act with free hand in Syria

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday he has told the United States and Russia that Israel will continue to take action across the Syrian frontier according to its security needs, even as the two powers try to build up a ceasefire.

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Erdogan says those who see no military solution in Syria should pull troops out

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that those who do not believe in a military solution in Syria should pull their troops out, after Russia and the United States said no military solution was possible in Syria.

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Turkey's Erdogan says will discuss Syrian dialogue congress with Russia's Putin

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday he would discuss a planned Moscow-backed Syrian congress with Russian President Vladimir Putin during an official visit to Russia's Sochi.

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Iranian-backed militias routed in last Syrian militant stronghold

AMMAN (Reuters) - Islamic State militants on Monday regained control of Albu Kamal city, their last stronghold in Syria, after Iranian-backed militias who captured the city a few days earlier were ambushed and forced to retreat, tribal leaders, residents and a war monitor said.

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Israel signals free hand in Syria as U.S., Russia expand truce

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel signaled on Sunday that it would keep up military strikes across its frontier with Syria to prevent any encroachment by Iranian-allied forces, even as the United States and Russia try to build up a ceasefire in the area.

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UPDATE 9-Trump says he trusts Putin's denials of election meddling

* Joint statement agreed on Syria (Adds James Clapper comment)

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UPDATE 7-Trump says he trusts Putin's denials of election meddling

* Joint statement agreed on Syria (Edits, adds comments by U.S. officials, paragraphs 2, 18-21)

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Iran Sent Them to Syria. Now Afghan Fighters Are a Worry at Home.

With violence against Shiites on the rise in Afghanistan, officials fear that Iran could use its Afghan force to intervene in a new proxy war.

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UPDATE 6-Trump says he trusts Putin's denials of election meddling

* Joint statement agreed on Syria (Recasts adding Democrat lawmaker Schiff, Trump quotes, paragraphs 1-2, 10-12, 17-19)

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Trump says he trusts Putin's denials of election meddling

DANANG, Vietnam (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said he believed President Vladimir Putin when he denied accusations that Russia meddled in last year's U.S. election after the two met briefly at a summit in Vietnam on Saturday and agreed a statement on Syria.

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UPDATE 5-Trump says he trusts Putin's denials of election meddling

* Joint statement agreed on Syria (Recasts with meddling accusations, adds comment from Putin on Manafort)

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Putin and Trump talk Syria, election meddling at brief meeting

DANANG, Vietnam (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed a statement on Syria during a brief meeting at a summit in Vietnam on Saturday and Putin again dismissed allegations of meddling in last year's U.S. election.

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UPDATE 4-Putin and Trump talk Syria, election meddling at brief meeting

* To continue joint efforts against Islamic State until its defeat

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Putin and Trump agree on Syria at brief meeting in Vietnam

DANANG, Vietnam (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin met briefly on the sidelines of a summit of Asia-Pacific leaders in Vietnam on Saturday and agreed on the need for a political solution to Syria's conflict.

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Trump and Putin issue statement on fighting ISIS in Syria

President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin informally met on the sidelines of a regional economic summit in Vietnam Saturday and agreed to an extensive statement on the conflict in Syria.

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Israel says downed Syrian spy drone over Golan Heights

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel shot down a Syrian spy drone over the Golan Heights on Saturday, the Israeli military said.

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Putin, Trump agree political solution needed for Syria, Kremlin says

DANANG, Vietnam (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed a joint statement on Syria on Saturday that said they saw no military solution to the conflict and a political one was needed, the Kremlin said.

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Putin, Trump agree to fighting IS in Syria, Kremlin says

DANANG, Vietnam (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed a joint statement on Syria on Saturday that said they would continue joint efforts in fighting Islamic State until it is defeated, the Kremlin said.

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Putin, Trump approve joint statement on Syria-Kremlin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump approved a joint statement on Syria after a brief contact at the APEC summit in Vietnam, Russian news agencies quoted Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov as saying on Saturday.

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Exhibit at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate evokes Syrian war

BERLIN (Reuters) - Three upended buses, a reminder of a barricade erected in Aleppo in 2015 at the height of the Syrian civil war, appeared in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin on Friday as part of an installation by Syrian-German artist Manaf Halbouni.

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Hezbollah media unit: Islamic State leader reported in Syrian town

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A Hezbollah-run media unit said on Friday Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was reported to have been in the Syrian town of Albu Kamal during the Syrian army and its allies' operation to clear it.

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Hezbollah says IS leader Baghdadi reported in Syrian town

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A Hezbollah-run media unit said on Friday Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was reported to have been in the Syrian town of Albu Kamal during the Syrian army and its allies' operation to clear it.

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Islamic State takes back half of Syrian town from Syrian army, allies: Observatory

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Friday that Islamic State has taken back control of half of the Syrian town of Albu Kamal.

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Hezbollah media: IS leader Baghdadi was reported in Syrian town

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A Hezbollah-run news outlet said on Friday that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was reported present in the Syrian town of Albu Kamal during the Syrian army and its allies' operation to clear it.

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Britain, Russia clash over Syria at chemical weapons body

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Britain accused Russia on Thursday of carrying out a "thinly veiled political attack" against the head of the world's chemical weapons watchdog, escalating a row over the body's investigation into toxic attacks in Syria.

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Syria declares victory over Islamic State

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria's army declared victory over Islamic State on Thursday, saying its capture of the jihadists' last town in the country marked the collapse of their project in the region.

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'Made in Syria': Refugees in Germany drive exports from home

HAMBURG (Reuters) - Many Syrian refugees in Germany have resigned themselves to the reality that there will be no swift return to the land of their birth, where a civil war is nearing the start of its eighth year.

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Syrian army takes last Islamic State bastion in Syria: army statement

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army and its allies have taken Albu Kamal, Islamic State's last major stronghold in Syria, representing the end of Islamic State's project in the region, the army general command said on Thursday.

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Syrian army, allies take last Islamic State bastion in Syria: army statement

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army and its allies have taken Albu Kamal, Islamic State's last major stronghold in Syria, and are now fighting the last remaining IS pockets in the country's eastern desert, the army's general command said on Thursday.

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Syrian army, allies, take last IS stronghold in Syria: commander

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria's army and its allies, led in the battle by Lebanon's Hezbollah, have captured the last major Islamic State-held town in Syria, a commander in the military alliance supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Wednesday.

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In message to Russia, Western powers demand U.N. extend Syria toxic gas inquiry

PARIS (Reuters) - Major Western powers appeared ready for a showdown with Russia at the U.N. Security Council after demanding on Wednesday the renewal of he mandate of an international inquiry into chemical weapons attacks in Syria.

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Syrian army starts assault on last IS stronghold

BEIRUT/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Syria's army and its allies began an assault on the largest remaining stronghold of Islamic State in Syria and Iraq on Wednesday, Hezbollah-controlled media said, signaling the imminent fall of the militant group's self-proclaimed caliphate.

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France, Britain, U.S, Germany demand U.N. extend mandate on Syria chemical probe

PARIS (Reuters) - France, Britain, the U.S. and Germany called on the U.N. Security Council to renew the mandate of an international inquiry into chemical weapons' attacks in Syria, and urged for a strong signal to ensure those responsible were held accountable.

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Syrian army encircles last IS stronghold: al-Manar

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria's army and its allies have surrounded and started to enter Albu Kamal, the largest town Islamic State still holds in Syria and Iraq, the pro-Hezbollah al-Manar television reported on Wednesday.

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Russia opposes U.S. draft U.N. resolution on Syria chemical probe extension: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia opposes a draft U.N. resolution to extend the mandate of an international inquiry into chemical weapons attacks in Syria, the RIA news agency quoted Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov as saying on Wednesday.

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Stop debating climate change, start combating it

With the news Tuesday that Syria has officially joined the Paris climate agreement, the United States, under President Trump, will stand as the lone dissenting country when diplomats gather in Germany this week to hammer out the details for implementing the accord.

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At U.N., Russia slams inquiry into toxic gas attacks in Syria

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia rejected on Tuesday a report by an international inquiry blaming the Syrian government for a deadly toxic gas attack, casting doubt on whether the U.N. Security Council can agree to extend the investigation's mandate before it expires next week.

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Assad adviser says Turkish, U.S. forces 'illegal invaders' in Syria

BEIRUT (Reuters) - U.S. and Turkish troops are "illegal invader" forces on Syrian territory and Syria will "deal with" them, a top adviser to President Bashar al-Assad said on Tuesday.

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Syria joins climate deal. US stands alone

The United States is now a party of one in its stance on climate change.

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Syria Joins Paris Climate Accord, Leaving Only U.S. Opposed

Syria announced Tuesday it would sign the Paris agreement. Now the United States stands alone among nations on climate change.

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Assad says Syria war does not end in Deir al-Zor

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian president Bashar al-Assad said the victories of the Syrian army and its allies against terrorist organizations do not end in Deir al-Zor province where Islamic State has its last significant stronghold, his office reported on Tuesday.

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Russia's Lavrov says hopes Syrian congress to happen soon

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday he hoped that an international Syrian peace congress would take place in the near future.

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Refugees lack menstrual supplies and private, safe toilets

(Reuters Health) - Girls and women forced to flee their homes in Myanmar and Syria lack menstruation supplies and safe, private toilets, a new study finds.

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Mattis backs Geneva process on Syrian conflict

HELSINKI (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday he backed diplomatic efforts to bring an end to the Syrian civil war, which has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives over more than six years of conflict, as Islamic State militants near defeat.

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Car bomb explosion kills, injures dozens in Syria's Deir al-Zor: SANA

CAIRO (Reuters) - A suicide car bomb exploded on Saturday in Syria's eastern city of Deir al-Zor, killing and injuring dozens, the Syrian state news agency SANA reported.

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Islamic State bombing kills dozens in east Syria: war monitor

BEIRUT (Reuters) - At least one Islamic State car bomb killed dozens of people at a refugee gathering on the east side of the Euphrates River in Syria on Saturday, the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

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Syria deal may be on agenda for Putin-Trump Asia meeting: report

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump may discuss a Syria settlement at an Asian economic summit in Vietnam next week, the RIA news agency reported on Saturday.

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Iraqi Shi'ite militia says will fight IS in Syria border town

BEIRUT (Reuters) - An Iraqi Shi'ite militia fighting Islamic State in Iraq near the border with Syria will also take on the jihadist group in the Syria border town of Albu Kamal, the militia's spokesman was quoted as saying on Friday.

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Syrian government forces will march to Raqqa soon, Iranian official says

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A senior Iranian official said on Friday that Syrian government forces would advance soon to take Raqqa city, which U.S.-backed fighters seized from Islamic State last month.

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Islamic State on verge of defeat after fresh losses in Syria, Iraq

BEIRUT/ERBIL (Reuters) - Islamic State's self-proclaimed caliphate was on the verge of final defeat on Friday, with Syrian government forces capturing its last major city on one side of the border and Iraqi forces taking its last substantial town on the other.

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Trump and Putin Explore Meeting on Sidelines of Asia Summit

Amid ever-worsening ties between the U.S. and Russia, the two presidents could discuss North Korea, Ukraine, Syria and Russian election meddling.

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Fresh losses in Syria and Iraq push Islamic State 'caliphate' to the brink

BEIRUT/ERBIL (Reuters) - Islamic State's self-proclaimed caliphate was all but reduced on Friday to a pair of border towns at the Iraq-Syria frontier, where thousands of fighters were believed to be holding out after losing nearly all other territory in both countries.

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Israeli military says ready to protect Druze village in Syria

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The Israeli military said on Friday it was ready to protect the Druze village of Hader on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights in light of escalation in the fighting in the area between Syrian factions.

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ISIS Has Been Ousted From Deir al-Zour, Syrian Media Says

A pro-government alliance has reportedly driven the militants from their last foothold in a major city.

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ISIS ousted from last major city in Syria, state media says

The Syrian army and allied forces have taken full control of the city of Deir Ezzor from ISIS, Syria's Defense Ministry and state media said Friday.

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Syria declares victory over Islamic State in Deir al-Zor

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian government declared victory over Islamic State in the eastern city of Deir al-Zor on Friday, a big blow to the jihadists as their last stronghold in Syria crumbles.

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Syrian government says it retakes Deir al-Zor

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian government regained complete control over the eastern city of Deir al-Zor from Islamic State, a Syrian military source and state television reported on Friday.

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U.S. draft U.N. resolution seeks extension of Syria chemical probe

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States has circulated a draft U.N. Security Council resolution that would extend by two years the mandate of an international inquiry into chemical weapons attacks in Syria, after Russia vetoed an extension last week.

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Syrian army takes full control of Deir al-Zor from Islamic State: observatory

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army and its allies took full control of Deir al-Zor city in eastern Syria from Islamic State, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Thursday.

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Russia tells U.S.: Unacceptable to politicize chemical weapons inspections in Syria

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson by phone on Thursday it was unacceptable to politicize the work of chemical weapons inspectors in Syria, Russia's foreign ministry said.

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Russia sets out why it thinks U.N. wrongly accused Syria over sarin attack

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia on Thursday set out why it disputed U.N. and Western allegations that the Syrian government had been behind a deadly chemical attack on the opposition-held town of Khan Sheikhoun in April that killed dozens.

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Russian bombers strike Islamic State targets in Syria: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Six Russian Tu-22M3 long-range bombers struck Islamic State targets near the town of Abu Kemal in Syria on Thursday, RIA news agency reported, citing Russia's Defense Ministry.

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Pleas from a Syrian widow who fled ISIS into uncertainty

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Germany records surge in refugees as Merkel seeks new migrant policy

BERLIN (Reuters) - The number of people seeking refuge in Germany has more than doubled in the last two years to 1.6 million, with most fleeing Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq, the Federal Statistics Office said on Thursday.