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A man walks near damaged buildings in the rebel-held Douma neighborhood of Damascus, Sept. 22, 2016.  (photo by REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh)

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US, Russia spar over terms to restore Syria cease-fire

Thursday, Sep. 22, 2016 | Laura Rozen, Back Channel

Diplomats held a contentious meeting in an attempt to agree on bold measures to try to salvage a US-Russia cease-fire deal in Syria after it collapsed, but failed to reach agreement.

US, UN say Syria cease-fire 'not dead' after strike on aid convoy

Tuesday, Sep. 20, 2016 | Laura Rozen, Back Channel

Despite statements from the United States and UN following a deadly Sept. 19 strike on an aid convoy, there are growing doubts about whether the US-Russian agreement is viable.

Shaky cease-fire starts in Syria

Monday, Sep. 12, 2016 | Laura Rozen, Back Channel

The United States and Russia brokered a cease-fire, now in effect in Syria, which they hope will lead to an ease in the suffering of Syrians and spark "negotiated peace" discussions.

Elusive US-Russia deal on Syria may again prove out of reach

Wednesday, Sep. 7, 2016 | Laura Rozen, Back Channel

US Secretary of State John Kerry had been expected to travel to Geneva to try to finalize a deal with Russia for a nationwide cease-fire in Syria this week, but hopes for concluding the accord appear once again to have been lowered.

'Window closing' on US-Russia deal on Syria

Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016 | Laura Rozen, Back Channel

It seems increasingly unlikely that the United States and Russia will conclude a deal on Syria before US President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin are expected to meet on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in China on Sept. 4.

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Laura Rozen is Al-Monitor's diplomatic correspondent based in Washington, DC. She has written for Yahoo! News, Politico and Foreign Policy. On Twitter: @LRozen

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