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The UN's envoy for Syria has warned regime and opposition representatives against "dreams of shortcuts" ahead of peace talks set to take place in Geneva in the next few weeks.

Comment: For too long, discussions about the future of Syria have focused on visions of Syria itself rather than the visions of Syrians, writes James Denselow.

Deal reached for besieged areas in Syria

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Deal reached for besieged areas in Syria

Evacuation of two rebel-held and two regime-held areas expected to begin next week after a deal was reportedly brokered by Qatar and Iran.

Food rations are running out fast in rebel Aleppo

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Food rations are running out fast in rebel Aleppo

The last of the food rations are being distributed in besieged eastern Aleppo this week, as the UN envoy for Syria warns its residents face the ...

No humanitarian convoys in Syria in a month: UN

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No humanitarian convoys in Syria in a month: UN

Syria's warring parties have prevented aid convoys from reaching the country's besieged areas in the past month, warned Staffan de Mistura on ...

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'Everyone is losing' in Syria's conflict: UN relief chief

Stephen O'Brien has called for an end to the Syrian conflict and an urgent approval of aid delivery as the Syrian people 'bear the brunt of the crisis'.

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Syria: UN-backed task force seeks access to besieged areas

A UN-backed task force has agreed to begin the urgent delivery of humanitarian aid to seven besieged areas inside Syria this week, after the ...

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