Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (left) and US Secretary of State John Kerry
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Syria conflict: World powers say 'progress made'

World powers have agreed to seek a nationwide "cessation of hostilities" in Syria to begin in a week's time.

The halt will not apply to the battle against jihadist groups Islamic State and al-Nusra Front.

The plan was announced by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry at a news conference in Munich in Germany.

  • 12 Feb 2016
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