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Nearly 1,000 killed in attacks on health workers in 2014-15 - WHO

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GENEVA Nearly 1,000 people were killed in attacks on health centres worldwide over the past two years, almost 40 percent of them in Syria, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Thursday in its first report on the issue.

U.N. to announce new Syria talks date later on Thursday

GENEVA The U.N. mediator of Syrian peace talks will announce the date for a new round of talks later on Thursday after consulting the U.N. Security Council, despite the continuing violence on the ground, he told reporters in Geneva.

World, 6:41pm IST

France helps Syrian archeologists fill in the cracks

BEIRUT Young Syrians tasked with restoring their country's world famous archaeological heritage, ravaged by five years of war, are getting a helping hand from French experts.

World, 25 May 2016

U.S.-backed Syrian militias not preparing assault on Islamic State capital - spokesman

BEIRUT U.S.-backed Syrian militias are not preparing an assault on Islamic State's de facto Syrian capital of Raqqa at present, a militia spokesman said, indicating the limited scope of a new offensive in nearby areas where fighting raged on Wednesday.

World, 25 May 2016

Syrian rebels agree in Qatar to stop fighting each other

BEIRUT Two Syrian rebel groups which have been fighting each other near Damascus have negotiated a ceasefire in Qatar, statements published by the two groups said.

World, 25 May 2016

U.S.-backed Syrian alliance launches new attack near IS capital

AMMAN A U.S.-backed alliance of Syrian militias launched a new offensive against Islamic State fighters near their de facto capital of Raqqa city on Tuesday, a monitoring group and an official said. | Video

World, 25 May 2016

U.S.-backed Syrian alliance launches new attack near Islamic State capital

AMMAN A U.S.-backed alliance of Syrian militias launched a new offensive against Islamic State fighters near their de facto capital of Raqqa city on Tuesday, a monitoring group and an official said.

World, 24 May 2016

U.S. charges New York man for providing support to Islamic State

NEW YORK A New York City man was arrested on Tuesday and charged with providing material support to Islamic State by trying to help an undercover law enforcement employee travel to Syria to fight with the militant group.

World, 24 May 2016

Father of Lebanese soldier killed by Nusra Front admits revenge murder on TV

BEIRUT The father of a Lebanese soldier kidnapped and killed by al Qaeda's Syrian wing said on television on Tuesday that he had killed the nephew of a man he accused of being involved in the murder and had dumped the body near his son's grave.

World, 24 May 2016

Syrian Kurds point finger at Western-backed opposition

PARIS The main Western-backed Syrian opposition has gained little by demanding the fall of President Bashar al-Assad other than fuelling killings and the refugee crisis, a senior official from Syrian's northern Kurdish region said on Monday.

World, 24 May 2016

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U.S.-backed Syrian rebels begin offensive near Raqqa

Video from a pro-Syrian Kurdish news agency purportedly shows a U.S.-backed alliance of Kurdish-led armed groups beginning an operation to seize territory north of Islamic State's de-facto capital Raqqa, although the campaign at this stage does not include an assault on the city itself. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).