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The new advances, along with securing a key highway that ran through rebel territory, are set to facilitate movement between northern and southern Syria, including the city of Aleppo, Syria's commercial center before the war.
By Albert Aji, Associated Press
Seventeen nations led by the U.S. and Russia offered a Syrian cease-fire agreement in Munich Friday, to be enacted in one week. But Russian airstrikes in the region have continued unabated, President Bashar al-Assad is still vowing to retake all…
By PBS NewsHour
Just a day after peace talks stalled in Geneva, heavy new attacks against the Syrian opposition by government forces -- supported by Russian airstrikes -- came under scrutiny for undermining the diplomatic effort. An expected advance by the government on…
The plight of refugees fleeing the war in Syria has been well documented across the last year, but what is life like for those who stayed behind? Jeffrey Brown talks to journalist and activist Rami Jarrah about how civilians are…
we get the details of the Congressional budget agreement passed by the House…
In our news wrap Friday, rebels in Syria are being accused of killing at least 190 civilians and kidnapping hundreds of others in attacks on Aug. 4. Human Rights Watch says Islamist groups led the attacks. Also, Secretary of State…
News Wrap: Deadly Car Bombings Continue Wave of Sectarian Violence in Iraq…
Hezbollah troops, among the best trained and equipped in the Middle East, have been helping the Assad regime in the fight. Margaret Warner reports from Lebanon on the various sectarian and regional conflicts motivating Hezbollah's participation in its neighbor's conflict…
In other news Tuesday, the founder of the online currency transfer business Liberty Reserve was accused of laundering $6 billion worldwide. Federal prosecutors say it was "the bank of choice for the criminal underworld." Also, Syrian rebels asked the European…
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