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Kerry Says U.S. Still in 'Pursuit of Peace' in Syria

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry insisted Tuesday that Washington was still seeking peace in Syria, but said it had dropped ceasefire talks with Russia because of "outrage' over Moscow's support for the regime.

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Besieged Syria Town Fears Becoming 'Like Aleppo'

Air strikes shook a besieged rebel-held town east of the Syrian capital on Monday, sparking fears among civilians of a fate similar to battered Aleppo city.

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A Year of Bombing in Syria Stirs Little Debate in Russia

Veteran Russian opposition activist Sergei Davidis was among 300 people who showed up to a protest in Moscow against the start of the Kremlin's Syria bombing campaign. 

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Desperate People of Aleppo Fear Massacre, Warns Rescue Chief

Life in Aleppo will become impossible within weeks under relentless Russian and Syrian regime air strikes, the head of the renowned White Helmets volunteer rescue force said Tuesday.

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NATO Says Aleppo Attacks 'Blatant Violation of International Law'

NATO head Jens Stoltenberg said Tuesday the "morally totally unacceptable" bombardment of the Syrian city of Aleppo broke international law, and urged Russia to take genuine steps to restore a ceasefire.

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Moscow Slams U.S., UK for 'Unacceptable' U.N. Statements on Syria

Moscow on Monday slammed the United States and Britain for accusing Russia of "barbarism" and war crimes in Syria as Russian and Syrian warplanes continued to bomb rebel-held areas of Aleppo.

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U.N. Holds Urgent Talks as Air Strikes Pound Syria's Aleppo

The U.N. Security Council met for urgent talks on Sunday as Syrian and Russian warplanes  pounded rebel-held east Aleppo in the worst surge of bombing to hit the devastated city in years.

Britain, France and the United States called the emergency meeting to turn up pressure on Russia and press demands that it rein in its ally Syria to halt the intense bombing campaign on Aleppo.

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Dozens of Rebels Quit Syria's Homs under Deal with Govt.

More than 120 rebels and dozens of their relatives on Thursday left the last rebel-held district of Syria's Homs city under a deal with the regime, the governor said. 

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Syria's White Helmets Win Swedish Rights Prize

The White Helmets, a Syrian civil organization of emergency responders in rebel-held areas, on Thursday won the Right Livelihood Award, the jury for the Swedish human rights prize announced.

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Russia to Send Flagship Aircraft Carrier to Syria Coast

Russia's defense minister said Wednesday that Moscow was dispatching its flagship aircraft carrier to bolster its forces in the eastern Mediterranean off Syria. 

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