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News Syria » Politics: ISIS fighters escape from US-backed detention in Syria

News channel or source: http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/msn/isis-fighters-escape-from-us-backed-detention-in-syria/ar-BBJvZDp
Publication date: Friday 23 February 2018

(CNN)A small number of ISIS detainees have "recently" escaped from detention by US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, according to a US official with direct knowledge of the program. The official described the incident as involving "less than five ISIS ...

News Syria » Politics: U.S. Says Troops Can Stay in Syria Without New Authorization

News channel or source: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/22/us/politics/isis-syria-american-troops.html
Publication date: hursday 22 February 2018

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has decided that it needs no new legal authority from Congress to indefinitely keep American military forces deployed in Syria and Iraq, even in territory that has been cleared of Islamic State fighters, according to ...

News Syria » Politics: Turkey welcomes UNSC decision for cease-fire in Syria

News channel or source: http://www.worldbulletin.net/haberler/199169/turkey-welcomes-unsc-decision-for-cease-fire-in-syria
Publication date: Saturday 24 February 2018

... crisis in Syria and will continue its efforts in fighting terrorist organizations which endanger Syria’s territorial integrity and political unity," the statement added. The resolution, prepared by Sweden and Kuwait, was adopted after several delays ...

News Syria » Politics: UN unanimously demands a 30-day cease-fire across Syria

News channel or source: https://townhall.com/news/politics-elections/2018/02/24/un-unanimously-demands-a-30day-ceasefire-across-syria-n2453821
Publication date: Saturday 24 February 2018

Since the Syrian conflict began nearly seven years ago ... will be a turning point, where Russia will join us in pushing for the political settlement to this conflict." Russia's U.N. Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia responded saying it took so much time ...

News Syria » Politics: U.N. Security Council approves 30-day humanitarian cease-fire in Syria

News channel or source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/un-security-council-approves-30-day-humanitarian-cease-fire-in-syria/2018/02/24/2090d301-7627-45e0-9b1d-7a854e34d57b_story.html
Publication date: Saturday 24 February 2018

Some expressed hope that the truce could provide momentum for political talks and a negotiated end of the war. “Our generation will be judged by whether we manage to put an end to the Syrian tragedy,” said Francois Delattre, France’s U.N. ambassador.

News Syria » Politics: America Washes Its Hands of Syrian Civilians

News channel or source: https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2018/02/us-syria/554042/
Publication date: Saturday 24 February 2018

“The Syrian tragedy must not also become a graveyard for the United ... albeit an exceedingly lucrative one. He’d been the chief political strategist to the man who became the president of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych, with whom he’d developed a ...

News Syria » Politics: The Latest: Trump calls Syria 'humanitarian disgrace'

News channel or source: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/latest-trump-weve-proved-conservative-53306236
Publication date: Friday 23 February 2018

Turnbull says Australia has been very generous in accepting refugees from Syria and says the Islamic State group's attempts to establish a caliphate has now "been smashed." He says what's needed now is a political settlement reached by the people who live ...

News Syria » Politics: UN Security Council unanimously adopts ceasefire in Syria

News channel or source: http://www.kait8.com/story/37583470/un-security-council-unanimously-adopts-ceasefire-in-syria
Publication date: Saturday 24 February 2018

The cease-fire will allow for the delivery of emergency aid and evacuation of the wounded in some of Syria's hardest-hit areas ... and Russia over the language of the truce. Greitens blames politics, but even some in GOP concerned Greitens blames politics ...

News Syria » Politics: Will Syria see a political solution in 2018?

News channel or source: http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/syria-peace-2018-180103110604320.html
Publication date: Wednesday 03 January 2018

After nearly seven years of conflict, the war in Syria has all but subsided. The fighting and bloodshed that once spanned the entirety of the Arab nation have been relegated to a few areas, raising the question of whether the country will see at least ...

News Syria » Politics: The politics of Syria

News channel or source: http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/09/04/the-politics-of-syria/
Publication date: Wednesday 04 September 2013

Congressional Democrats are in a bind. If they vote to authorize a military strike on Syria, they could be putting the country on a slippery slope to war. But if they vote no, they will deliver a crushing defeat to their president. What President Barack ...