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Young Syrian Named Journalist of the Year by World's Press Watchdog

Syrian freelance journalist Hadi Abdullah on Monday won one of the world's top press awards for reporting from some of the most perilous zones in his country's five-year-old war.

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Russia again Denies any Children Killed in Syria School Strike

The Russian army on Monday denied any children were present in a school in Syria's Idlib province where 28 people were killed in an October airstrike blamed on Moscow.

Russia has denied having any role in air strikes that the UN children's agency UNICEF said killed 22 students and six teachers at the school in the village of Hass in northwest Syria on October 26.

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Syria Opposition Says Impossible to Refuse Jihadist Help in Aleppo

People stuck in war-ravaged Aleppo do not have the luxury of refusing help from jihadists, a high-level member of Syria's main opposition said, lashing out at international "inaction" in breaking the siege.

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Poll: Half of Russians Fear Syria Could Spark WWIII

Nearly half of Russians fear that Moscow's bombing campaign in Syria could spark World War III, a poll showed Monday.

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Putin Says Not Right Time to Resume Aleppo Strikes

The Kremlin said Friday that President Vladimir Putin did not think it was time to resume air strikes on Aleppo after the defense ministry requested that a moratorium on bombing be lifted.

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Russia Opposes Syria Sanctions after U.N. Gas Attacks Probe

Russia on Thursday dismissed as "unconvincing" the findings of a UN-led investigation showing that Syrian forces had carried out three chemical attacks, and said no sanctions should be imposed.

"We believe that the proof is not there for any punitive action to be taken. It's simply not there," Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin told reporters following a closed-door Security Council meeting. 

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EU Approves New Syria Sanctions, Targets 10 Top Officials

The European Union on Thursday added 10 top Syrian officials to its sanctions blacklist for their role in the "violent repression" of the civilian population.

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22 Children Killed in Air Raid on Syria School, Says UNICEF

Air strikes that hit a school in rebel-held Idlib province in northwest Syria killed 22 children and six teachers, the U.N. children's agency UNICEF said Wednesday.

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16 Dead in Heavy Bombardment on Syria's Idlib

Sixteen civilians, including three children, were killed on Monday in heavy bombardment across rebel-held Idlib province in northwest Syria, a monitoring group said. 

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Nearly 100 Civilians Dead in Turkey-Backed Syria Op

Nearly 100 civilians have been killed in a two-month offensive by Turkey and allied rebels in northern Syria, a monitoring group said on Monday. 

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