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Demands for Regime Change Recede in Syria Talks

Chances for progress in drawing down the Syrian war have improved after the latest round of U.N.-led negotiations, with a main opposition delegation dropping the demand for immediate regime change, Russia's ambassador in Geneva, Alexei Borodavkin, told the press on Saturday. The seventh round of talks, concluded in Geneva on Friday, saw a significant change in approach… Continue reading Demands for Regime Change Recede in Syria Talks

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Ceasefire Holds in Southwest Syria

A ceasefire agreement brokered by the United States and Russia was implemented in Southwestern Syria on Sunday. It appears to have held throughout Monday, despite minor violations. “The situation is relatively calm,” said Suhaib al-Ruhail, a spokesman for Alwiyat al-Furqan, a rebel faction active in al-Quneitra. Other rebel groups reported no significant fighting since the deal took effect.… Continue reading Ceasefire Holds in Southwest Syria