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Sunday Times: Assad's regime accused of arming Alawite region despite agreements to destroy weapons.
Catastrophe humanitaire, désastre annoncé, le Vieux Continent doit passer à l’action
The collapse of central government in Syria will doubtless be resolved before too long, but any accommodation will have little bearing on the wider Islamist ambitions of the jihadists who have battened on Syria’s troubles to advance agendas of their own.
There has been confusion over which groups in the opposition are included in the ceasefire.
It was the first meeting between Kerry and Lavrov since the collapse of a second attempted ceasefire in September.
The Syrian army said a seven-day "regime of calm" would be applied across Syria, and it reserved the right to respond using all forms of firepower to any violation by "armed groups".
By REUTERS,JPOST.COM STAFF
Mohamad Hazouri, Aleppo's health director, says, "Five civilians were killed and eight others suffered suffocation due to a terrorist attack with shells containing poisonous gas."
By JPOST.COM STAFF
US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter admits the number is much smaller than expected, after the Pentagon initially proposed a training program targeting 5,000 soldiers per year.
By JPOST.COM STAFF,REUTERS
Just four months ago it was the army and its allied militia that were launching a major bid to besiege rebel-held areas of eastern Aleppo. Now, rebels are claiming the initiative.
Shiite Houthi rebels stage attack on PM, face off against army hours after meeting to discuss ceasfire
"This is evil, you Sheik" scrawled on body; spate of other attacks on ISIS fighters suggests that opposing group is responsible
A triumphant Assad will be re-elected president this week, as his government recaptures lost territory and consolidates power.
Shi'ite fighters could easily become "Iranian agents" that could spread out across the region, intelligence expert says.
By YAAKOV LAPPIN
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