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10:55, 04 May 2016 Wednesday
ISIL had briefly overtaken Tel Skuf in 2014, but town later fell back into hands of peshmerga forces

''The target date for the transition is first of August,' Kerry says

'Participants will meet... on Wednesday in a plenary session to follow up with the agreed agenda,' UN envoy says

Yosef Haim Ben David who was the ringleader who burned a Palestinian teen has been sentenced life in jail and was also sentenced to an additional 20 years for other crimes

'Aleppo is burning and it is crucial that we focus on this top priority issue,' British envoy says

'As many as 30,000 newly displaced individuals may arrive in Makhmur over the coming weeks as the military offensive continues,' UNHCR says

'There has been a dramatic increase in detention of children since October 2015,' says UN High Commissioner for Human Rights spokeswoman

Report says most violations came during Jewish holiday of Passover

The talks will focus on 'how the conditions for a continuation of the peace talks in Geneva can be met, as well as how a reduction of violence and an improvement in the humanitarian situation in Syria can be achieved'

European Commission, the executive arm of the 28-nation EU, will say Turkey must still implement further measures in order to access the passportless Schengen area without visas by June

Military sources say 64 ISIL fighters killed after rockets landed in Turkey's Kilis city, close to Syrian border

Both Kerry and Lavrov have "agreed on new measures to be taken by Moscow and Washington", to stop the onslaught in Syria

Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed has met both government and rebel delegations in a bid to find a swift resolution to the dispute over the rebels' seizure of the Al-Amaliqa base despite an April 11 ceasefire

Iran's Minister for Industry, Mining and Trade has said that as part of expanding economic relations, entry into the auto industry will be a win win for both countries

Conversation follows US, Russia agreement on new short-term truce for parts in Syria

Criticism follows raids on labor union building in Cairo and arrest of journalists

Analyst warns Iraq's Shia parties are divided after followers of Muqtada al-Sadr occupied parliament

Attack comes day after 36 people are killed by twin car bombings in Iraq's southern city of Al-Samawah

'France forcefully condemns the (Damascus) regime's attacks that have caused many casualties (and) calls on the supporters of the regime... to use their influence on Damascus to silence the weapons,' foreign ministry says

US Secretary of State says the Syrian crisis is 'deeply disturbing to everybody in the world'

European Commission says Ankara has made 'a lot of efforts' for the EU visa liberalisation

Park Geun-Hye in Tehran as the first South Korean president to visit Iran since the two countries established diplomatic relations

Doctors Without Borders calls for impartial inquiry into air strike that killed 42

Russia's Lavrov to meet UN Syria envoy in Moscow Tuesday

Response to ISIL rocket attacks on Kilis, southern Turkey, targets terror group's facilities in northern Aleppo

Thousands of supporters of Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr have held a sit-in inside Baghdad’s Green Zone after storming parliament on Saturday

'We're getting closer to a place of understanding, but we have some work to do, and that's why we're here,' US Secretary of State says

Air strikes on opposition-held east Aleppo hit in the early hours of Monday with no immediate reports of casualties

'Now, with the new phenomenon of [ISIL], this is going to challenge us for years to come,' John Brennan says

Alternative for Germany calls for ban on Islamic symbols and restrictions on religious practices of Muslims

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