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Kerry and Lavrov discuss Syria peace talks

The meetings come as Assad’s forces appear to make gains on the ground amid deadly internal fighting in the rebellion pitting the once-dominant Islamists against resurgent fighters from groups more palatable to the West.

Daily News Egypt

In Turkey, nations meet to plan for new Syria

By Bradley Klapper and Christopher Torchia/  Associated Press ISTANBUL: Dozens of countries on Sunday sought to set conditions for a new Syria, pushing for tighter sanctions and diplomatic pressure to further isolate President Bashar Assad, while urging the opposition to offer a democratic alternative to his regime. Yet the show of solidarity at the “Friends of …

DNE

West vows to up pressure on Assad at ‘Friends of Syria’ meet

By AFP TUNIS: Western powers vowed Thursday to boost pressure on the Syrian regime and push it to allow in vital humanitarian aid at a global conference on Friday to tackle the country’s increasingly bloody crisis. As the flashpoint city of Homs came under renewed shelling, officials said Friday’s “Friends of Syria” meeting of over …

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