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  • **FILE** In this July 3, 2013, citizen journalism image provided by Lens Young Homsi, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, buildings damaged by Syrian government airstrikes and shelling are seen in the Jouret al-Chiyah neighborhood of Homs, Syria. (Associated Press)

    Syria to allow women, children out of besieged city of Homs

    Syria will allow women and children trapped in the besieged city of Homs to leave "immediately" under a new deal between the government and rebel factions.


  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, shakes hands with U.N. Joint Special Representative for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi, center, next to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, right, during a press conference after their meeting at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, Sept. 13, 2013.  (AP Photo/Keystone, Martial Trezzini)

    John Kerry: Syria peace prospects ride on weapons talks

    Prospects for restarting peace talks in Syria's civil war depend on the outcome of negotiations for the Syrian government to give up its chemical weapons, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Friday as meetings on the arsenal lurched into a second day.


  • This combination of two citizen journalist images shows at left: the damaged 12th century Umayyad mosque without the minaret, which was destroyed by shelling in Aleppo, Syria, Wednesday April 24, 2013; and at right, an undated view of the mosque with is minaret still intact. (AP Photo/Aleppo Media Center, AMC, FILE)

    Syria’s ancient cultural heritage a casualty of civil war

    UNESCO, the U.N.’s cultural organization, is applying lessons learned the hard way from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, hoping to stem the havoc Syria’s civil war has caused the country’s cultural heritage. But the destruction has already taken a steep toll — among landmarks destroyed is the 11th-century minaret of the Umayyad Mosque.


  • United States Deputy Secretary of State William Burns (left) arrives Jan. 11, 2013, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva for a meeting with U.N. Joint Special Representative for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov (both unseen) to find a politic solution for the crisis in Syria. (Associated Press)

    Syria talks end in Geneva without solution

    International envoy Lakhdar Brahimi expressed little hope for a political solution for Syria anytime soon after meeting Friday with senior Russian and U.S. diplomats trying to bring an end to the civil war, which has claimed tens of thousands of lives.


  • Lakhdar Brahimi (left), the U.N.-Arab League envoy to Syria, shakes hands with Arab League Secretary-General Nabil Elaraby following a joint press conference at the league's headquarters in Cairo on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

    Brahimi warns of surge in deaths in Syria

    The international envoy to Syria warned Sunday that as many as 100,000 could die in the next year if a way cannot be found quickly to end the country's civil war.


  • Free Syrian Army fighters fire at enemy positions during clashes with government forces in the Salaheddine district of Aleppo on Saturday. A U.N. envoy warns 100,000 Syrians could be killed next year if fighting continues. (Associated Press)

    Envoy warns of chaos in Syria

    The international envoy to Syria warned Sunday that as many as 100,000 people could die in the next year if a way cannot be found quickly to end the country's civil war.


  • Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, left, and U.N. envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi talk during their meeting in Moscow, Russia, on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

    Russian foreign minister says Assad won't go

    Russia's foreign minister said Saturday that Syrian President Bashar Assad has no intention of stepping down and it would be impossible to try to persuade him otherwise.


  • Lakhdar Brahimi (left), an envoy of the United Nations and Arab League, visits Monday with Syrian President Bashar Assad in Damascus in an effort to find a way out of the civil war that activists say has killed more than 40,000 people. (Associated Press)

    U.N. envoy worried after talks with Syria’s Assad

    The international envoy to Syria said after talks Monday with the country's leader that the situation is "worrying" and gave no indication of progress toward a negotiated solution for the civil war.


  • This Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, image taken from video that has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting shows a Syrian man carrying an elderly woman after a government airstrike hit the Hama suburb of Halfaya, Syria. (AP Photo/Shaam News Network via AP video)

    U.N. envoy worried after talks with Syria's Assad

    The international envoy to Syria said after talks with the country's leader Monday that the situation was "worrying" and gave no indication of progress toward a negotiated solution for the civil war.


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