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Syria conflict: Saudis say Iran must accept Assad exit

Iran's support has been crucial to the survival of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, pictured here (right) meeting Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in August /AP

Saudi Arabia has said Iran must accept the removal of President Bashar al-Assad as part of any solution to the conflict in Syria. Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir made the remarks as talks among international foreign ministers on the crisis get underway in Vienna. Iran is for the first time …

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Syria conflict: Assad in surprise visit to Moscow

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Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad has visited Moscow on his first overseas trip since the civil war broke out in his country in 2011. During the surprise visit, he had talks with President Vladimir Putin. Russia launched air strikes in Syria last month against the so-called Islamic State (IS) and other …

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Putin: Russian airstrikes in Syria aimed at helping al-Assad regime

Russian airstrikes in Syria from September 30 to October 5.

(CNN)Vladimir Putin just confirmed what many suspected — that Russian airstrikes in Syria are meant to bolster President Bashar al-Assad’s regime. But exactly how they’re doing that remains a point of contention: Are Russians really focused on pummeling ISIS, or are they targeting Syrian rebels demanding an end to the …

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