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A child cries as Syrians arrive at the Bab al-Salam border crossing with Turkey, in Syria, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. Thousands of Syrians have rushed toward the Turkish border, fleeing fierce Syrian government offensives and intense Russian airstrikes. Turkey has promised humanitarian help for the displaced civilians, including food and shelter, but it did not say whether it would let them cross into the country. (AP Photo/Bunyamin Aygun) TURKEY OUT

Reaching limits but will keep taking in refugees: Turkey

The governor for the Turkish border province of Kilis said Saturday that Turkey would provide aid to the displaced within Syria, but would only open the gates in the event of an “extraordinary crisis.”

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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syria's Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem, second right, meets with U.N. Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura, second left, in Damascus, Syria, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016. Syria is ready to attend peace talks later this month in Geneva but the government wants to see lists of the opposition groups who will attend and ensure that "terrorist" groups that will not, the country's foreign minister said Saturday according to SANA. (SANA via AP)

Foreign troops entering Syria would return ‘in coffins’: Foreign Minister

Al-Moallem’s comments capped a week that saw the collapse of UN-led efforts to launch indirect peace talks between the Syrian government and an opposition delegation in Geneva.

In this photo provided by Turkey's Islamic aid group of IHH, Syrians fleeing the conflicts in Azaz region, congregate at the Bab al-Salam border gate, Syria, Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. Turkish officials say thousands of Syrians have massed on the Syrian side of the border seeking refuge in Turkey. Officials at the government’s crisis management agency said Friday it was not clear when Turkey would open the border to allow the group in and start processing them. The refugees who fled bombing in Aleppo, were waiting at the Bab al-Salam crossing, opposite the Turkish province of Kilis.(IHH via AP)

Turkish border crossing closed as Syrians flee govt offensive

The United Nations said some 20,000 people have gathered at the Bab al-Salam crossing, hoping to reach Turkey, which already hosts more than two million refugees from the bloody conflict.

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Syria: NATO says Russian air strikes undermining peace efforts

Syrian peace talks in Geneva earlier this week broke up acrimoniously as long-time Moscow ally President Bashar al-Assad launched a fresh offensive against rebel forces in Aleppo with massive Russian backing.

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Russia says backs Syria peace, but will continue to support Bashar al Assad

“Russia is consistently making efforts within the general international framework of seeking a peaceful and political settlement to the situation in Syria,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov

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Refugee crisis: World leaders pledge funds for displaced victims from Syria

Leaders and diplomats from 70 countries are meeting in London Thursday to pledge billions to help millions of Syrians displaced by war, and try to slow the chaotic exodus of refugees to Europe.

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UN envoy pushes Syrian govt as peace talks intensify

But the High Negotiations Committee (HNC), the main opposition umbrella group, remains sceptical, insisting that the regime to allow humanitarian access to besieged towns, stop the bombardment of civilians and release prisoners.

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ISIS publicly beheads its fighters for desertion: Report

ISIS considers jihadis who leave their posts without permission as traitors and enemies of its so-called Caliphate.

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Tareena Shakil: First British woman found guilty of joining ISIS

26-year-old Shakil told the court that she was not aware of the evil associated with ISIS.

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Iran coerces Afghans to fight in Syria: HRW

“Iran has not just offered Afghan refugees and migrants incentives to fight in Syria, but several said they were threatened with deportation back to Afghanistan unless they did,” said Peter Bouckaert, emergencies director at the New York-based HRW.

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Watch Russian fighter jet drop multiple bombs on Islamic State positions in Syria

The video shows the bomber releasing a flurry of bombs at IS positions in Deir-ez-Zor.

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Syria: Multiple bombings kill at least 20 in Homs, Islamic State claims attack

The attack, which was claimed by the Islamic State group, came as government forces retook a strategic town from opposition fighters and militants in the south of the country.

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Russia urges for including Kurds in Syria talks, asks UN envoy to resist Turkey ‘blackmail’

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov rejected allegations that Moscow had offered Syrian President Bashar Assad to step down and could offer him a political asylum.

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Russia displays naval might off Syria’s Mediterranean coast

Russian warships equipped with an array of long-range missiles cruise off Syria’s coast to back the air campaign in Syria and project Moscow’s naval power in the Mediterranean. The military demonstrated its might on Thursday by inviting a group of Moscow-based reporters on board the Vice Admiral Kulakov destroyer, which sailed alongside the flagship of […]

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FILE - In this June 16, 2014 file photo, demonstrators chant pro-Islamic State group slogans as they carry the group's flags in front of the provincial government headquarters in Mosul, Iraq. Despite the atrocities that made it notorious, the Islamic State group depicts itself as bringing a reign of justice and equality for Muslims under its radical version of Shariah law. But Syrians who have escaped its rule say public disillusionment is growing with jihadi fighters who have become an elite class. (AP Photo, File)

Islamic State’s double standards sow growing disillusion

Syrians who have recently escaped the Islamic State group’s rule say public disillusionment is growing as IS has failed to live up to its promises to install a utopian “Islamic” rule of justice, equality and good governance.