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Russia has insisted it is targeting Isis amid reports that other rebel groups have been hit
The Federation Council approved military intervention on Wednesday morning
The announcement came as the Russian Parliament approved military intervention to support Syrian regime against Isis
Russia's foreign ministry said it would consider working with the American-led coalition as long as its interests were 'taken into consideration'
The Geneva II peace talks witness bitter opening exchanges from both sides
His words come after the UN offered Iran a place at Wednesday's meetings on Sunday, which had been withdrawn by Monday
This is such stuff as dreams are made on, enough to banish any nightmares troubling the sleep of Egypt’s army commander, General Abdul Fattah al-Sisi
The US Secretary of State, John Kerry, has urged the Syrian opposition on to attend next week's peace conference in Switzerland and said any individual chosen to lead a political transition in the war-torn country must be acceptable to both the government and opposing forces.
Family deny Syrian security authorities' claims that he committed suicide and demand an explanation
The award recognises impact, not ethics. But in the Pope's case, we have a voice reminding us of tenderness, mercy and compassion
Argentinian beats off Bashar al-Assad and Miley Cyrus, among others
The American magazine will announce its Person of the Year today – and the contenders are a mixture of the good, the bad and the holy. Ian Johnston weighs up the odds
The inspection team only crossed into Syria from neighbouring Lebanon on Tuesday
UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says death toll is expected to rise as raids hit northern city of al-Raqqa
World View: Ethnic cleansing continues as President Rouhani prepares to address the UN on Tuesday
Submission was a condition of US-Russian agreement