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March 23, 2017

Syrian opposition forces near Raqqa, 2017. (AFP/ Delil Souleiman)
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Deputy UN Special Envoy for Syria Ramzy Ezzeldin Ramzy met on Thursday separately with regime and opposition delegations ahead of the formal start of a fifth round of peace talks in Geneva.

March 16, 2017

Mohammed Anis puts a record on his trusty gramophone at his home in Aleppo. His family gone, his home bombed out, the record player is one of the few things still working - and a main source of joy for him.
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‘There are some things fighting can’t kill,’ wrote AFP photographer Joseph Eid of ‘Monsieur Anis,’ the elderly Aleppan known for his collection of vintage cars.
The famous duo, who are both fathers, have called for peace in Syria and the protection of children who are suffering from the misery, violence and hunger in the country.
15:30 GMT
Barcelona star Messi, a UNICEF ambassador, took to his official Facebook page on Wednesday to post a heartfelt message, in which he admits he is 'heartbroken' by the devastating war that has now gone on for six years.
Do you think Oyoon looks more like her mum or dad? (Elaph)
14:19 GMT
Her mama, Nada Zeidan, posted photos of the little one on social media.
Patients wait for treatment in a hospital in eastern Aleppo during the siege of 2016. (AFP/File)
12:19 GMT
Patients suffering from chronic diseases requiring kidney dialysis have become among the most vulnerable as a result of supply shortages and medical facilities being targeted.
Syrian refugees living in dire conditions in Lebanon. (AFP/Joseph Eid)
06:00 GMT
A ministerial committee for refugee affairs Wednesday reached an agreement on 80 percent of the government's policy toward Syrian refugees in Lebanon.

March 14, 2017

Syrians walk past a water fountain that is running dry as shortages leave over 5 million people with little to no running water. (AFP/File)
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The report meanwhile dismissed regime allegations that rebels had contaminated the water.