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What Do the Israelis and Palestinians Want?

The decades-old Israel-Palestinian conflict has returned to the spotlight after a U.N. resolution condemning Israeli settlements and a major speech by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.

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Putin, Rouhani Welcome Aleppo 'Victory'

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin welcomed the "Syrian army's victory against the terrorists in Aleppo" during a late-night phone call, Iranian media reported on Sunday.

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U.N. Votes to Set Up Panel to Prepare Syria War Crimes Cases

The U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday agreed to set up a panel to gather evidence on war crimes in Syria, taking a first step toward prosecuting those responsible for atrocities in the nearly six-year war.

A resolution on establishing the investigative mechanism was adopted in the 193-nation assembly by a vote of 105 to 15, with 52 abstentions.

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Jihadists' Return from Frontline a Major Threat, U.S. Experts Warn

The IS group may be on the defensive in Syria and Iraq, but it now has thousands of foreign volunteer fighters who, once home again, will pose a major threat, experts warn.

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Evacuation Convoy Heads for Syria Villages under Rebel Siege

Vehicles were en route Tuesday to two government-held villages under rebel siege in Syria's Idlib province to evacuate sick and wounded residents, a Syrian official told state media.

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With Aleppo Advance, Syria Army Sweeps Up Conscripts

After Mohammed Walo's Aleppo neighborhood was recaptured by Syria's army, he crossed into the well-stocked government-held west for groceries. On the way back, he was stopped at a checkpoint and conscripted.

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France Urges International Monitoring of Aleppo Evacuation

French President Francois Hollande on Wednesday joined calls for international observers to oversee the evacuation of civilians trapped under fire in the wrecked Syrian city of Aleppo.

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IS Retakes Palmyra after Syria Army Withdrawal

The Islamic State jihadist group recaptured Palmyra on Sunday after Syrian armed forces pulled out of the desert city, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

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Turkish Soldier Killed in Bomb Attack in Syria

A Turkish soldier was killed Wednesday in a car bomb attack in northern Syria where troops are helping Syrian rebels capture a key town from Islamic State jihadists, the army said.

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Russia Says Army Colonel Dies after Aleppo Rebel Shelling

Russia said Wednesday that an army colonel working as a military adviser in Syria has died several days after being wounded by rebel shelling in Aleppo. 

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