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Russian officials meet Saudi crown prince to discuss Syria

MOSCOW (Reuters) – A Russian delegation of foreign and defense ministry officials traveled to Saudi Arabia and met Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to discuss the crisis in Syria, the Russian foreign ministry said on Tuesday. The ministry said the two-day visit started on Sunday. The delegation from Russia, whose influence in the Middle East has risen after it launched ...

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Jordan and Syria say border to reopen on Monday

AMMAN (Reuters) – The border crossing between Jordan and Syria will reopen on Monday after being closed for three years, the two countries said on Sunday after weeks of talks. The Syrian government retook the area around the border crossing at Naseeb in July during a weeks-long Russian-backed offensive to drive rebels from their stronghold in southwest Syria. Technical teams ...

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Israel, Syria to reopen Golan crossing on Monday: U.S. envoy to U.N.

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Israel, Syria and the United Nations have agreed to open the Quneitra crossing in the Golan Heights on Monday, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speaks at a press briefing at U.N. headquarters in New York City, New York, U.S., July ...

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U.S. sees assault on Idlib as escalation of Syria conflict: Pompeo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday said the United States views the Syrian government military assault on rebel-held Idlib as an escalation of the Syrian conflict, as the State Department warned that Washington would respond to any chemical attack by Damascus. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at a press conference at the ...

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Russia says Syria has right to chase rebels out of Idlib: agencies

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday the Syrian government had every right to chase militants out of the rebel-held enclave of Idlib and that talks on establishing humanitarian corridors there were ongoing. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow, Russia August 30, 2018. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov The Syrian province of Idlib and surrounding areas are the ...

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Russia warns U.S. against ‘illegal aggression against Syria’

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov said he had told U.S. officials earlier this week that Moscow is concerned over signs that the United States is preparing new strikes on Syria and warned against “groundless and illegal aggression against Syria”. Antonov met this week with U.S. officials, including James Jeffrey, special representative for Syria, the ...

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Syria war: The entrepreneur opening bars in Damascus

Image caption Somar Hazim had to close his hotel in 2013 after war caused the tourist industry in Syria to collapse When civil war broke out in Syria in 2011, tourism was hit badly, forcing Somar Hazim to close his boutique hotel in Damascus. While millions of Syrians fled their country, Somar decided to stay despite having lost his business. ...

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