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Russia registers 17 ceasefire violations in Syria, Turkey records 5

Moscow/Sputnik: The Russian side of the Russian-Turkish commission monitoring the implementation of the Syrian truce has registered 17 ceasefire violations in Syria over the past 24 hours, while the Turkish side has registered five, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Sunday.

UN rights expert urges United States to remove sanctions hindering rebuilding in Syria

New York: A UN independent human rights expert, on Tuesday, called on the United States to remove unilateral sanctions against Syria that may hamper efforts to rebuild the war-torn country’s destroyed civilian infrastructure.

Given gaps, inconsistencies, Syria’s declarations on chemical weapons programme not considered ‘accurate and complete’

New York: Outstanding issues related to Syria’s initial declaration of its chemical weapons stockpile and programme cannot be considered “accurate and complete”, the head of the world body monitoring States’ implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention told the Security Council on Friday.

UN officials denounce bombings in northern Syria

New York: Senior UN officials have strongly condemned two separate bombings, on Tuesday in northern Syria, which reportedly left at least seven civilians dead and many more wounded.

Nusra terrorists shell Syria's Idlib de-escalation zone 33 times: Russian Military

Moscow/Sputnik: The Hayat Tahrir al-Sham terrorist group (formerly known as the Nusra Front, banned in Russia) committed 33 shelling attacks in Syria's norther Idlib region over the past 24 hours, the deputy head of the Russian Defense Ministry's Center for Syrian Reconciliation said at a daily briefing on Tuesday.

Roadside blast kills 4 US troops in eastern Syria: State Media

Moscow/Sputnik: Four US soldiers were killed by what appeared to be a roadside bomb that hit their vehicle on a highway in eastern Syria, the Syrian state news agency Sana reported.

Almost 600 Syrians return home from Lebanon over past 24 Hours : Russian Military

Moscow/Sputnik: Almost 600 Syrian refugees have returned home from Lebanon in the past 24-hour period, the Russian Defense Ministry's center for Syrian reconciliation said on Sunday.

UN Syria envoy places hope in new talks, works towards lasting ceasefire

New York: The UN’s special envoy for war-torn Syria is hoping that a fourth round of talks on a new constitution will take place in November in Geneva, after Government and opposition negotiators failed to agree on the agenda.

Syria: Humanitarians ‘very concerned’ for thousands still living in Al Hol camp

New York: Humanitarians are “very concerned” about the plight of more than 64,000 people living in the restive Al Hol camp in northeast Syria, the UN Spokesperson told journalists on Friday.  

Recep Erdogan says Turkey not sending Syrian militants to Karabakh

Ankara/Sputnik: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan refuted on Wednesday claims that his country is deploying Syrian militants to the conflict-torn Nagorno-Karabakh.

Assad confirms Turkey deploys Terrorists from Syria, other countries to Fight in Karabakh

Damascus/Sputnik: Syrian President Bashar Assad told Sputnik that Damascus had enough "indicators" to be convinced that Turkey had deployed terrorists from Syria and other countries to Nagorno-Karabakh, where armed conflict between the Armenian forces and Azerbaijan has been ongoing for over a week now, the same way in which Ankara did in Syria and Libya.

ISIS kills 9 civilians in Syria's Hama

Damascus/Xinhua: Nine civilians were killed on Tuesday by the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria's central province of Hama, Syrian state news agency SANA reported.

New ‘COVID-19 reality’ should compel some to put aside narrow interests and seek multilateral solutions, Syrian Minister says

New York: As some States continue to pursue their own narrow agendas above all else, the world is straying further from the principles that underpin international norms and the work of the United Nations, the Foreign Minister of Syria told the high-level General Assembly plenary on Saturday.

‘Substantive’ talks on new constitution bring hope of forging path out of Syria’s near decade-long conflict

New York: While deep distrust persists among warring parties in Syria, a “faint but real ray of hope” emerged with the convening in Geneva of the Constitutional Committee after a nine-month hiatus, the top UN envoy helping chart a path out of the near decade-long conflict, told the Security Council on Friday.

UN rights chief calls for Turkey to probe violations in northern Syria

New York: The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has urged Turkey to launch an immediate independent investigation into violations and abuses committed in parts of north, northwest and northeast Syria, which are under the control of its forces and affiliated armed groups.