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Syria approves U.N. $2.9 billion humanitarian aid plan for 2015

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UNITED NATIONS - Syria said on Wednesday it has approved a United Nations plan to deliver humanitarian aid to millions of people in the war-torn country this year, but warned the only way to the end the crisis was to help Damascus fight terrorism.

France unveils anti-jihad campaign with video and web site 28 Jan 2015

PARIS - France unveiled a short video and web site on Wednesday designed to dissuade potential jihadists from joining Islamist fighting groups in Syria and Iraq, where recruiters have lured hundreds of Westerners using slickly produced clips and social media.

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Russia's Lavrov tells Syrian opposition, Damascus to unite to fight terrorism 28 Jan 2015

MOSCOW - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov urged the Syrian opposition and representatives of the Damascus government on Wednesday to join forces to combat the threat of terrorism.

Israeli jets strike back after Syria's Golan attack - Israeli army 28 Jan 2015

JERUSALEM - Israeli airforce jets struck Syrian army artillery positions near the Israel-occupied Golan Heights on Wednesday, the military said, in retaliation for rockets launched in the area the previous day.

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Battles continue outside Syria's Kobani after Kurds claim victory 27 Jan 2015

BEIRUT - Kurdish forces battled Islamic State fighters outside Kobani on Tuesday, a monitoring group said, a day after Kurds said they had taken full control of the northern Syrian town following a four-month battle. | Video

Too soon to say 'mission accomplished' in Kobani - U.S. official 27 Jan 2015

WASHINGTON - Kurdish fighters' expulsion of Islamic State forces from the Syrian town of Kobani helped stop the momentum of the Islamist group but is not a significant turning point in the overall campaign, a senior State Department official said on Tuesday.

Two rockets from Syria strike Israeli-occupied Golan - Israeli military 27 Jan 2015

JERUSALEM - At least two rockets from Syria hit the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Tuesday and Israel returned fire, the military said, nine days after an Israeli air strike in Syria killed an Iranian general and several Lebanese Hezbollah guerrillas.

Iran says Israel crossed 'red lines', vows to respond - IRNA 27 Jan 2015

DUBAI - Iran has told the United States that an Israeli air strike which killed an Iranian general in Syria last week had crossed "red lines" and the Islamic Republic will respond, a senior official was quoted as saying by IRNA news agency on Tuesday.

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Kurds push Islamic State out of Kobani after four-month battle 27 Jan 2015

BEIRUT/ISTANBUL - Kurdish forces took control of the Syrian town of Kobani on Monday after driving out Islamic State fighters, a monitoring group and Syrian state media said, although Washington said the four-month battle was not yet over. | Video

Kurds push Islamic State out of Kobani after four-month battle 26 Jan 2015

BEIRUT/ISTANBUL - Kurdish forces took control of the Syrian town of Kobani on Monday after driving out Islamic State fighters, a monitoring group and Syrian state media said, although Washington said the four-month battle was not yet over. | Video

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