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The Latest: Russia Says Aleppo Escape Corridors Under Fire
The Russian military says corridors set up for civilians to escape Aleppo and for rebels to make safe passage came under consistent fire
The Latest: Turkey Defends Fight Against Syrian Kurd Rebels
Turkey's prime minister has rebuffed criticism of operations against Syrian Kurdish fighters and says they will continue
Aleppo's Brief Cease-Fire Extended Amid Fears of New Russian Offensive
Russian President Vladimir Putin today extended a brief "humanitarian pause" in fighting around the besieged city of Aleppo, Syria, by adding another 24 hours to the initial 11-hour break in fighting, Russia's military said. The U.N. said Russia has promised to further lengthen the cease-fire by
Russia, Syria Halt Aleppo Airstrikes Ahead of 8-Hour Lull
Russian and Syrian warplanes halt their airstrikes on Syria's besieged city of Aleppo in preparation for a temporary pause in the military push that Moscow has announced for later in the week, the Russian defense minister says
Russia Sets Brief Cease-Fire for Aleppo as Strikes Kill 36
Russian and Syrian forces will halt hostilities for eight hours in the eastern districts of Aleppo, Russia's military has announced, on a day on which opposition activists said their airstrikes killed at least 36 people in and around the divided city
The Latest: US Says Aleppo Pause 'Too Little, Too Late'
US State Department spokesman says an 8-hour pause in attacks by Russian and Syrian forces on rebel-held eastern districts of Aleppo "would be a good thing," but he cautions that "it's a bit too little, too late."
Russia Envoy: Tensions With US Are Probably Worst Since 1973
Russia's UN ambassador says tensions with the United States are probably the worst since the 1973 Mideast war
Amid Syria's Violence, Diplomats Produce Ideas but No Truce
The United States, Russia and seven other would-be Syria mediators ended a 4½-hour meeting Saturday without agreement or concrete steps to match what America's top diplomat described as the urgent crisis in the city of Aleppo
Merkel: Syria 'Close to War Crimes,' Cites Hospital Bombings
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says some actions in Syria are coming "very close to war crimes."