President Bashar Al #Assad and his wife Asma during a surprise visit to the "Lady of Damascus" church earlier tonight Rebels expelled regime army and IRGC from al-Nuba Mount in LatakiaKerry says "sharp differences" remain on fate of Syrian President Assad Syria deal excludes "#Daesh and Al-Nusra and any other group we might designate." @JohnKerry #UNSC unanimously adopts #UNSCR 2254 on Syrian political dialogue Sec. Kerry at UN: "The time is now to stop the killing in Syria." UN Security Council unanimously adopts draft resolution on Syria political process Ban: 5 years ago, protests in #Syria began with calls for political change, ended in divisions, including in #UNSC. UN Security Council discusses #Syria resolution UN Security Council to discuss Syria peace process resolution #Obama urged #Erdogan to take more steps to deescalate tensions with #Iraq, withdraw #Turkish forces from Iraq - White House The second Russian ORSIS T-5000 bolt-action sniper rifle known to have been captured by fighters of IS, Zawbaa Iraq. Report from battered Az-Zurbah in southern #Aleppo province #Syria Homes destroyed by overnight Russian bombing in Tell Rifaat #Aleppo #Syria 1 person killed, 2 wounded in clash between Arab "tribal" forces and the #YPG near Tall Antar Obama says Assad must go for peace in Syria #FSA TOW missile blasts a tank on the #Lahaya front northern #Hama #Syria 5 perm membs of UN Sec Coun agree on draft roadmap of Syria peace process.Council will endorse at 2100GMT. @UN veto powers agree on #Syria resolution draftDraft UN Security Council resolution on #Syria to demand "all parties immediately cease any attacks against civilians and civilian objects" Palestinian Santas of Bethlehem clashed with policePalestinians demonstrate dressed up as Santa in Bethlehem Santa claus in Bethlehem#NATO Sending Planes and Ships to Strengthen #Turkey's Air DefensesWorld powers bring Syria peace plan to UN Western media use Russian strikes footage to show US bombings in Syria Field commander of #Saudi led coalition in #Yemen Mohamad Nashem Abu Talib killed in clashes in Al-Jawf Air Force: No letup in Syria airstrikes despite Russian air defenses President Erdogan met Ukrainian MP and leader of Crimea's Tatars Dzhemilev today#Russian command in chief awards #SAA Tiger soldiers with medal of honor.

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18 December 2015
President Bashar Al #Assad and his wife Asma during a surprise visit to the "Lady of Damascus" church earlier tonight
Rebels expelled regime army and IRGC from al-Nuba Mount in Latakia
#UNSC unanimously adopts #UNSCR 2254 on Syrian political dialogue
Ban: 5 years ago, protests in #Syria began with calls for political change, ended in divisions, including in #UNSC.
UN Security Council discusses #Syria resolution
UN Security Council to discuss Syria peace process resolution
The second Russian ORSIS T-5000 bolt-action sniper rifle known to have been captured by fighters of IS, Zawbaa Iraq.
Obama says Assad must go for peace in Syria
Palestinian Santas of Bethlehem clashed with police
Santa claus in Bethlehem
#NATO Sending Planes and Ships to Strengthen #Turkey's Air Defenses
World powers bring Syria peace plan to UN
Field commander of #Saudi led coalition in #Yemen Mohamad Nashem Abu Talib killed in clashes in Al-Jawf
Air Force: No letup in Syria airstrikes despite Russian air defenses
President Erdogan met Ukrainian MP and leader of Crimea's Tatars Dzhemilev today
#Russian command in chief awards #SAA Tiger soldiers with medal of honor.