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An Iraqi policeman in Ramadi sits on an armored vehicle mounted with a national flag on Feb. 12, 2016, after security forces retook the eastern outskirts of the city from Daesh. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
February 13, 2016 - 19:00 GMT
As Saudi conducts a joint military exercise and plans for a possible ground invasion of Syria, Iraq has said incursion on its borders will not be tolerated.
Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir arrives at the Bayerischer Hof hotel to participate at the 52nd Munich Security Conference (MSC) in Munich, southern Germany, on February 12, 2016. (AFP/Thomas Kienzle)
February 13, 2016 - 15:00 GMT
Saudi jets are due to arrive at Turkey's Incirlik air base, already being used by US-coalition members.
John Kerry, the US secretary of state, meets ministers from countries that are both for and against Syria's regime in Vienna. (AFP/Brendan Smialowski)
February 13, 2016 - 14:00 GMT
As the Syria talks develop, an end to hostilities is due to take place within a week, but no formal ceasefire has been agreed to as of yet.
Russian President Vladimir Putin listens to Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu about 450 miles east of Moscow, on February 12, 2016. (AFP/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
February 13, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
"The truce does not apply to terrorists, and that is stated in today's document," Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.
Syrian people wait in front of the Oncupinar crossing gate to go back to Syria, near the town of Kilis, in south-central Turkey, on February 11, 2016. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
February 12, 2016 - 19:18 GMT
"We do not have the word 'idiot' written on our foreheads," Erdogan said of the EU's support for refugees in Turkey.
Hezbollah regularly clashes with al-Nusra Front and Daesh along the Lebanese-Syrian border. (File Photo)
February 12, 2016 - 19:14 GMT
Arsal has been the site of frequent clashes between Hezbollah and militant groups inside Syria.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech during the monthly Mukhtars meeting at the Presidential Complex in Ankara on February 10, 2016. (AFP/Adem Altan)
February 12, 2016 - 19:13 GMT
“There are no huge crowds reaching at the border and trying to enter," Deputy Prime Minister Yalcin Akdogan said.
Birds are seen sitting on iron rods from the rubble of destroyed buildings in the war ravaged city of Homs on February 5, 2016. (AFP/Joseph Eid)
February 12, 2016 - 19:11 GMT
Sources said that two Russian warplanes struck a number of towns in Homs province’s northern countryside
Syrian girls react following a reported Syrian regime air strike in a rebel-controlled area in the northern city of Aleppo on February 8, 2016. (AFP/Ameer al-Halbi)
February 12, 2016 - 07:50 GMT
The last UN figures from 18 months ago put the death toll at 250,000
UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura holds up a map of Syria during a news conference after the International Syria Support Group (ISSG) meeting in Munich, Germany, on Feb. 12, 2016. (AFP/Christof Stache)
February 12, 2016 - 07:36 GMT
A partial truce is set to begin in one week to allow delivery of humanitarian aid to besieged cities.
The aid is much needed in the city where most of the residents are women and children. (AFP/File)
February 11, 2016 - 21:42 GMT
On Wednesday, Russian cargo planes dropped tons of food aid to the besieged Syrian town of Deir Ezzor
According to Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, World War III could be looming around the corner. (AFP/File)
February 11, 2016 - 19:00 GMT
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev claims that if there is no peaceful negotiations on Syria, the only alternative is a world war.
US says the March 1 deadline proposed by Russia would be too late. (AFP/File)
February 11, 2016 - 15:30 GMT
US wants a Syrian cease-fire now, claiming waiting for a Russian March 1 deadline will damage opposition forces beyond repair.
A man drives his motorbike past damaged buildings on February 10, 2016 in Harasta, east of the Syrian capital Damascus. (AFP/Abdulmonam Eassa)
February 11, 2016 - 15:23 GMT
A military spokesman indicated that the decision would take effect within two months.
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February 11, 2016 - 13:34 GMT
In the latest video release from Daesh, a four-year-old boy is seen blowing up a car containing four men accused of spying.
Syrian refugee Hatice Henidil hugs her grandson Usame while waiting for his parents still stuck on the Syrian side of the border, in front of the Oncupinar crossing in southern Turkey, on Feb. 10, 2016. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
February 11, 2016 - 10:36 GMT
German and Turkish leaders requested support from NATO in the form of surveillance on the Syrian border and in the Aegean Sea.