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One million people wounded, diseases spreading in Syria - WHO

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BEIRUT - One million people have been wounded during Syria's civil war and diseases are spreading as regular supplies of medicine fail to reach patients, the World Health Organisation's Syria representative said.

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U.N. appeals for $8.4 billion for humanitarian relief to Syrians 18 Dec 2014

BERLIN - The United Nations launched its biggest ever humanitarian appeal for Syria on Thursday, seeking $8.4 billion (5.36 billion pounds) after only securing about half the funding it asked for in 2014.

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U.N. launches 2015 Syria appeal, focuses on helping refugees' host nations 18 Dec 2014

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The United Nations called on Thursday for more than $8.4 billion (5.37 billion pounds) to help nearly 18 million people in need in Syria, wracked by civil war, and across the region in 2015.

Exclusive - As easy targets thin, Syria air strikes by US allies plunge 17 Dec 2014

WASHINGTON/DUBAI - As U.S. fighter jets pound Islamic State targets in Syria, Washington's coalition allies appear increasingly absent from the air war.

Over 230 bodies found in mass grave in eastern Syria - monitoring group 17 Dec 2014

BEIRUT - More than 230 bodies of people believed killed by Islamic State militants have been found in a mass grave in Syria's eastern Deir al-Zor province, activists said on Wednesday.

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Over 120,000 pro-Assad fighters killed in Syria conflict - monitoring group 17 Dec 2014

BEIRUT - More than 120,000 fighters supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad have been killed in the country's civil war since it began in 2011, a group monitoring the war said on Wednesday.

U.N. Security Council renews cross-border Syria aid authorization 17 Dec 2014

UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council on Wednesday renewed for 12 months its authorization for humanitarian access without Syrian government consent into rebel-held areas of Syria at four border crossings from Turkey, Iraq and Jordan.

Hamas' deputy chief says it has patched up ties with Iran 17 Dec 2014

GAZA - Hamas and Iran have repaired a close political and military relationship frayed by the Syrian civil war, the Palestinian Islamist group's deputy leader said on Wednesday.

UK police 'stop plane on runway' to detain Syria-bound teenager - report 17 Dec 2014

LONDON - British counter-terrorism officers stopped a plane as it taxied towards the runway at Heathrow to prevent a 15-year old girl from travelling to Syria to join Islamist fighters, the Evening Standard newspaper said on Wednesday.

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Iran says backs Russian push for Syria talks in Moscow - TASS 17 Dec 2014

MOSCOW - Tehran backs Russia's efforts to host a new round of peace talks between Damascus and the Syrian opposition, Iran's deputy foreign minister said on Wednesday during a visit to Moscow.

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Forty-eight hour battle for two Syrian bases leaves 180 dead

Around 180 Syrian soldiers and insurgents are dead after a two-day long battle to capture two military bases which rebels say they now control. Mana Rabiee reports.

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