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Syrian Kurdish leader arrested in Prague at Turkey's request

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BEIRUT/ANKARA The main Syrian Kurdish political party said on Sunday that one of its leaders had been arrested in Prague at the behest of Turkey, where a court has charged him with sedition.

Iran says Damascus suburbs assault to continue as fighting rages

BEIRUT Iran said pro-Damascus forces would press ahead with attacks on an insurgent enclave near the Syrian capital, as ground fighting raged on there in defiance of a U.N. resolution demanding a 30-day truce across the country.

World, Top News, 9:20pm IST

U.N. Security Council demands truce as air strikes batter Syria's Ghouta

BEIRUT/UNITED NATIONS The U.N. Security Council on Saturday demanded a 30-day truce across Syria as rescuers in the country's eastern Ghouta region said bombing had not let up long enough for them to count bodies during one of the bloodiest air assaults of the seven-year war. | Video

World, Top News, 8:50pm IST

Turkey says U.N. Security Council should end 'massacre' in Syria's Ghouta

ANKARA The United Nations should end a "massacre" by Syria's government in eastern Ghouta, the spokesman for Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said ahead of a U.N. Security Council vote on Saturday on a demand for a 30-day ceasefire in Syria.

World, 24 Feb 2018

U.N. Security Council delays vote on Syria ceasefire resolution

UNITED NATIONS/BEIRUT The U.N. Security Council on Friday delayed a vote on a demand for a 30-day ceasefire in Syria, where pro-government warplanes have been pounding the last rebel bastion near Damascus in one of the deadliest bombing campaigns of the seven-year civil war. | Video

World, Top News, 24 Feb 2018

U.N. Security Council delays vote on Syria ceasefire resolution

UNITED NATIONS/BEIRUT The U.N. Security Council on Friday delayed a vote on a demand for a 30-day ceasefire in Syria, where pro-government warplanes have been pounding the last rebel bastion near Damascus in one of the deadliest bombing campaigns of the seven-year civil war.

Top News, World, 24 Feb 2018

France and Germany ask Putin to stop Syria attacks, hope for ceasefire

BRUSSELS German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron hoped world powers would agree a Syria ceasefire on Friday after they asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to back a corresponding U.N. Security Council resolution.

World, 24 Feb 2018

Turkish forces shell convoy headed to Syria's Afrin region

BEIRUT/ISTANBUL The Turkish army struck a convoy entering Syria's Kurdish-held Afrin region, which Ankara said carried fighters and weapons but Kurdish forces said was made up of civilians entering with food and medicine.

Top News, World, 23 Feb 2018

U.N. Security Council to vote on Friday on demand for Syria truce

UNITED NATIONS The United Nations Security Council will vote on Friday on a draft resolution demanding a 30-day truce in Syria to allow aid deliveries and medical evacuations, but it was not immediately clear if the text had won the support of Syrian ally Russia.

World, 23 Feb 2018

Air strikes again hit Syria's Ghouta, U.N. considers ceasefire resolution

AMMAN Warplanes pounded the last rebel enclave near Syria's capital for a fifth day running on Thursday as the U.N. Security Council considered demanding a 30-day ceasefire across the country to allow emergency aid deliveries and medical evacuations. | Video

Top News, World, 23 Feb 2018

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UN approves Syria ceasefire, but who will listen?

The U.N. Security Council approved on Saturday a 30-day truce across Syria to allow humanitarian aid to penetrate the worst-hit areas, but reports of persistent fighting continue to pour in along multiple fronts. Matthew Larotonda reports