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Syria warns Saudi army against incursion

Syria will see any incursion on its territory as an act of aggression, Foreign Minister Walid Al Moualem said on Saturday, days after Saudi Arabia announced it was ready to send in ground troops. "Any ground intervention on S

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Thousands flee as Syrian army set for big Aleppo offensive

Tens of thousands of Syrians have fled an intensifying Russian assault around Aleppo and aid workers said they feared the major city could soon fall under a full government siege. Iran reported one of its generals had been killed

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Bahrain ready to commit ground forces to Syria

Bahrain is ready to commit ground troops to Syria as part of a US-led coalition against Islamic State, the Gulf kingdom said on Friday, a day after its larger neighbour and close ally Saudi Arabia announced a similar pledge. Bahra

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Saudi 'ready to join ground operations in Syria'

Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Defense said it is prepared to deploy ground forces in Syria to fight Daesh (ISIS), if the US-led interational coalition also deploys ground forces.   Brigadier General Ahmed Asseri

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UK, Norway pledge extra $2.9bn for Syrians

Britain and Norway pledged on Thursday to spend an additional $2.9 billion in aid for Syrians by 2020, seeking to build momentum for a donor conference that the UN hopes will raise more than $7 billion for this year alone. With Sy

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UK, Norway pledge extra $2.9bn for Syrians

Britain and Norway pledged on Thursday to spend an additional $2.9 billion in aid for Syrians by 2020, seeking to build momentum for a donor conference that the UN hopes will raise more than $7 billion for this year alone. With Sy

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Syria opposition considers UN peace proposal

Syria's main opposition group is considering a proposal by UN special envoy Staffan de Mistura that could pave the way to the delegation pressing ahead with talks after holding their first meeting with him on Sunday, a Western diplomatic sou

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Stage set for Syria peace talks in Geneva

A delegation from Syria's main opposition group arrived in Geneva on Saturday to join UN-mediated peace talks, demanding President Bashar al-Assad's government be made to comply with a UN resolution on humanitarian aid and human rights.

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Syrian opposition agree to join Geneva talks

Syria's main opposition body has agreed to travel to Geneva, where peace talks began on Friday, following a phone call from the US Secretary of State and after receiving guarantees that their demands would be met, its spokesman said on Frida

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UN launches Syria peace talks despite opposition boycott

The first Syria peace talks for two years were a "complete failure" before they started on Friday, a Western diplomat said, after the United Nations announced it would press ahead with them despite an opposition boycott.

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