Western powers called Saturday for talks between the Syrian regime and the opposition in a bid to end a war that has cost more than 300,000 lives, but desperation hung over a meeting in Paris. Zee News
India abstained from voting on a crucial UNGA resolution expressing outrage at the violence in Syria, especially in Aleppo, and calling for immediate ceasefire in the country. The Canada-introduced.. IndiaTimes
Watch VideoThe U.S. says it will send another 200 troops to fight ISIS in Syria.
These troops, mostly advisers and special forces trainers, will be tasked with helping local fighters retake the.. Newsy
WASHINGTON ― President-elect Donald Trump will nominate John Bolton to be the nation’s No. 2 diplomat, handling day-to-day operations at the State Department, according to NBC’s Andrea Mitchell.. Huffington Post
Drawing the U.S. deeper into the Syria conflict, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Saturday he is sending 200 more troops to accelerate the push on the Islamic State's self-declared capital of.. Japan Today
Colombia's peace deal is a model for countries at war like Syria, President Juan Manuel Santos said Saturday as he accepted his Nobel Peace Prize, though a ceremony for other laureates was marked by.. Japan Today
The highest French civilian distinction, Officer of the Legion of Honour, was conferred today on US Secretary of State John Kerry for his contribution in peace effort. French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc.. All India Radio
Islamic State militants re-entered the historic city of Palmyra in central Syria on Saturday for the first time since they were expelled by Syrian and Russian forces nine months ago.
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Islamic State militants on Saturday captured most of Palmyra after penetrating Syrian army defences and securing strategic heights around the ancient city in eastern Syria following a surprise assault,.. France 24
AMMAN Islamic State militants entered the ancient city of Palmyra on Saturday in eastern Syria after advancing to its outskirts for the first time since losing the city earlier this year, a war monitor.. Firstpost