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Kerry says hopes to reveal cooperation plan with Russia on Syria in August


VIENTIANE U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday he hoped to announce in early August details of a U.S. plan for closer military cooperation and intelligence sharing with Russia on Syria.


Bavarian bomber pledged allegiance to Islamic State - minister 2:27am BST

ANSBACH, Germany The Syrian who blew himself up in southern Germany, wounding 15 people, had pledged allegiance to Islamic State on a video found on his mobile phone, the Bavarian Interior Minister said on Monday. | Video


U.N. aid chief urges Security Council to push Aleppo aid access 2:19am BST

UNITED NATIONS The United Nations aid chief asked the Security Council on Monday to push for a weekly 48-hour humanitarian pause in fighting to allow food and other aid to be delivered to eastern areas of the Syrian city of Aleppo.

Cooperation with Russia in Syria would not be based on trust - U.S. general 2:19am BST

WASHINGTON Any military or intelligence cooperation between the United States and Russia to strike targets in Syria would include measures to ensure U.S. operational security and would not be based on trust, a top U.S. military official said on Monday.

Israel says aircraft strikes in Syria after errant Syrian fire 25 Jul 2016

JERUSALEM/AMMAN Israeli aircraft attacked a target in Syria on Monday after errant fire from fighting among factions in Syria struck inside Israel, Israel's military said.


Syrians in Lebanon hit by arrests, curfews and hostility after bombings 25 Jul 2016

BEIRUT Suicide bombings in Lebanon last month have prompted mass arrests, curfews and reported vigilante-style attacks directed at the large Syrian refugee population, leaving many Syrians in the country feeling fearful and cornered.


Syrian refugee arrested after killing woman with machete in Germany - police 25 Jul 2016

BERLIN A 21-year-old Syrian refugee was arrested after killing a woman with a machete and injuring two other people in the southern German city of Reutlingen on Sunday, but the attack had no apparent connection to terrorism, police said. | Video


Kerry's Syria plan with Russia faces deep scepticism in U.S., abroad 24 Jul 2016

WASHINGTON Sceptics in the U.S. government, European allies in the anti-Islamic State coalition and the main Syrian opposition, distrustful of Russia's intentions, are questioning Secretary of State John Kerry’s latest proposal for closer U.S.-Russian cooperation against extremist groups in Syria.


Islamic State shuns withdrawal offer in surrounded Syrian city 23 Jul 2016

BEIRUT Islamic State shunned an offer for its fighters to withdraw safely from the Syrian city of Manbij and clashes with U.S.-backed forces still raged after its expiry, a spokesman for Washington-backed forces said on Saturday.


Syrian opposition turns to Pokemon to win support 22 Jul 2016

Syrian opposition groups have taken advantage of a global Pokemon craze to draw the world's attention to the plight of children caught up in the country's five-year civil war.

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Ansbach locals shocked by blast

Police remain on the scene of a blast in southern Germany after a Syrian refugee detonated a bomb killing himself. Julie Noce reports.