Agreement reached on new Syrian ceasefire

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Today Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that Russia had helped broker a ceasefire agreement between the Syrian regime and some opposition rebels in the long-running civil war. Russia and Turkey will oversee the ceasefire, which is due to take place across most of Syria starting at midnight tonight. Borzou Daragahi, Middle East correspondent for Buzzfeed, says Russia's involvement is increasing its influence in the region.

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Guest:
Borzou Daragahi - BuzzFeed News - @borzou

Host:
Barbara Bogaev

Producers:
Andrea Brody, Christine Detz, Jenny Hamel