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Around 20 Syrians readmitted to Turkey under EU migrant deal - Turkish PM


ISTANBUL Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Saturday around 20 Syrians had been readmitted to Turkey under an EU migrant deal designed to help stem migration to Europe across the Aegean Sea.


Aleppo bombed as Syrian army begins 'calm' plan elsewhere 6:46pm BST

BEIRUT Nearly 30 air strikes hit rebel-held areas of Aleppo on Saturday as a temporary "calm" declared by Syria’s military took effect around Damascus and in the northwest.


'Monstrous' violence in Syria as government excludes Aleppo from truce 29 Apr 2016

BEIRUT Syria called local truces near Damascus and in a northern province on Friday but no halt to combat on the main battlefield in Aleppo, after a surge in fighting the United Nations said showed "monstrous disregard" for civilian lives.

U.S. says working with Russia to revive Syria ceasefire 29 Apr 2016

WASHINGTON The United States said on Friday it was in discussions with Russia about trying to renew the cessation of hostilities in Syria following the deadly bombing this week of a hospital in Aleppo. | Video


Germany says Assad's forces probably behind attack on Aleppo hospital 29 Apr 2016

BERLIN An air strike on a hospital in the city of Aleppo that killed dozens of people was probably the work of Syrian government forces, a spokesman for the German government said on Friday.

Syrian military calls temporary 'regime of calm' in parts of country 29 Apr 2016

BEIRUT A "regime of calm" will be enforced in parts of Syria's Latakia and Damascus regions from 1:00 a.m. (2200 GMT) on April 30, in order to "secure the implementation of the agreed cessation of hostilities", a Syrian military statement said on Friday.


'Lethal escalation' in Syria being readied - U.N. rights boss 29 Apr 2016

BEIRUT Escalating violence across Syria which has seen a fragile truce agreement unravel and peace talks collapse could release new levels of horror, the U.N. human rights chief said on Friday, saying all parties have shown a "monstrous disregard" for civilian lives.


U.S. says Syrian government solely behind Aleppo hospital strike 29 Apr 2016

WASHINGTON Indications are that Syria's government was solely responsible for an air strike on a hospital in Aleppo, the U.S. State Department said on Thursday, urging Russia to use its influence to pressure Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to stop the attacks.


Obama expects U.S. to admit 10,000 Syrian refugees this year 29 Apr 2016

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama said on Thursday he expected the United States would meet a goal of admitting 10,000 Syrian refugees before the end of the year despite delays and opposition from critics concerned about security implications.


U.S. military softens claims on drop in Islamic State's foreign fighters 28 Apr 2016

WASHINGTON The U.S. military on Thursday retreated from a top general's claim this week that the number of foreign fighters joining Islamic State in Iraq and Syria has plummeted by as much as 90 percent.

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White House: U.S. working to refresh Syria ceasefire

The White House says the U.S. and Russia are working to renew the cessation of hostilities in Syria, despite the deadly bombing this week of a hospital in Aleppo. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).