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Syrian opposition sees window for political solution in Syria

Syrian opposition sees window for political solution in Syria

Syria now has a good opportunity to reach a political solution to its devastating eight-year war as ceasefires have brought calm to many areas of the country, Syria's chief opposition negotiator said on Saturday.

Russian truce plan fails to halt bombing of Syria's Ghouta

Russian truce plan fails to halt bombing of Syria's Ghouta

A Russian call for a five-hour truce on Tuesday failed to halt one of the most devastating campaigns of the Syrian war, where residents said government warplanes resumed striking the eastern Ghouta region on Tuesday after a brief lull.

US-Russian ceasefire takes effect in southwest Syria

US-Russian ceasefire takes effect in southwest Syria

A US-Russian brokered ceasefire deal for southwestern Syria took effect at noon on Sunday, the latest international attempt at peacemaking in the six-year war.

Assad vows to retake key area near Damascus

Assad vows to retake key area near Damascus

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has vowed to retake an area that supplies Damascus with water and rejected any negotiations on his departure at upcoming talks in Kazakhstan.

Syria ceasefire, backed by Russia and Turkey, holds

Syria ceasefire, backed by Russia and Turkey, holds

A nationwide ceasefire in Syria, brokered by Russia and Turkey which back opposing sides in the conflict, appeared to hold early on Friday after a shaky start during the night in the latest attempt to end nearly six years of bloodshed.

Russia announces ceasefire in Syria from midnight

Russia announces ceasefire in Syria from midnight

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a ceasefire between Syrian opposition groups and the Syrian government starting at midnight on Thursday.

Turkey, Russia have ceasefire plan for Syria, says Ankara

Turkey, Russia have ceasefire plan for Syria, says Ankara

Turkey and Russia have prepared an agreement for a ceasefire in Syria, Turkey's foreign minister said on Wednesday, adding Ankara would not budge on its opposition to President Bashar al-Assad staying on as leader.

Pope begs for immediate ceasefire in Syria

Pope begs for immediate ceasefire in Syria

Pope Francis appealed on Wednesday for an immediate ceasefire in Syria, calling for "at least" a truce enabling civilians, especially children, to be evacuated, after Aleppo came under fierce air assault.