Syria

Country in Western Asia

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Syria, officially the Syrian Arab Republic, is a country in Western Asia, bordering Lebanon to the southwest, the Mediterranean Sea to the west, Turkey to the north, Iraq to the east, Jordan to the south, and Israel to the southwest. A country of fertile plains, high mountains, and deserts, Syria is home to diverse ethnic and religious groups, including Syrian Arabs, Greeks, Armenians, Assyrians, Kurds, Circassians, Mandeans and Turkemens. Religious groups include Sunnis, Christians, Alawites, Druze, Isma'ilis, Mandeans, Shiites, Salafis, Yazidis, and Jews. Sunnis make up the largest religious group in Syria.

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ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has discussed by telephone with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo the Russian S-400 missile..
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Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has discussed by telephone with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo the Russian S-400 missile defense system and the..
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Kazakhstan-born and naturalized American Ruslan Maratovich Asainov was arraigned on Friday in New York for providing material support for a terror group after he..
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U.S. prosecutors have charged a New York man with fighting for the Islamic State militant group in Syria and serving as a weapons trainer, according to court..
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More Gibraltar (AFP) - Gibraltar's Supreme Court ruled Friday that a seized Iranian tanker suspected of breaching sanctions by shipping oil to Syria can be..
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Russia on Thursday opposed a United Nations Security Council resolution calling for an end to attacks on health facilities in Syria's Idlib region.
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Army Spc. Tyler Mosley was reunited with Daisy, a puppy he met and rescued while serving in Syria at Eglin Air Force Base.
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Four years after Russian warplanes began pummelling opposition groups in Syria, the country’s embattled president Bashar Al Assad is relying on a fresh batch..
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Russia on Thursday denied allegations by Syrian rebels that Russian special forces or ground troops were fighting in the campaign for the rebel-held region of..
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Russia has sent special forces in recent days to fight alongside Syrian army troops struggling to make gains in a more than two month assault in northwestern..
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British Prime Minister Theresa May thanked Gibraltar's Chief Minister for upholding European Union sanctions against Syria by detaining an oil tanker, her office..
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A new medical guide aims to improve the chances of saving children's lives, and limbs, in war zones.
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UNITED NATIONS, July 16 (Xinhua) -- Hostilities in Syria's Idlib de-escalation zone reportedly resulted in over 30 civilian deaths, including women and children,..
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At least 12 people were killed and scores wounded on Tuesday in aerial strikes believed to have been carried out by the Syrian air force on a popular market in a..
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ALGIERS, July 16 (Xinhua) -- An Algerian official at the foreign ministry expressed on Tuesday Algeria's denouncement of "foreign military intervention" in the..
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The black flag of Isis has been hoisted in a Syrian camp holding tens of thousands of the terror group’s family members, nearly four months after the caliphate..
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The move to end secondary education at Almondbury School follows the attack on a Syrian pupil.
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Last summer, Israel shot down yet another military drone near the line that separates the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights from the rest of Syria. The..
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BEIRUT - Regime airstrikes on Tuesday killed nine civilians in rebel-held northwest Syria, the target of months of regime and Russian bombardment, a war monitor..
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Students from Syria, Afghanistan, Yemen and parts of Africa are too often years behind their Australian-born classmates.
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Britain will facilitate the release of a seized Iranian tanker if Iran can provide guarantees with the vessel would not breach European sanctions on oil..
Credit: Firstpost - Published 6 days ago

British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt told his Iranian counterpart on Saturday that Britain would facilitate the release of the detained Grace 1 oil tanker if..
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Britain could help secure the release of a supertanker seized off the coast of Gibraltar if Iran provides “sufficient guarantees” that the cargo is not bound..
1 week ago • WorldNews
The foreign secretary says the seized tanker will be released if its oil isn't headed to Syria.
Credit: BBC News - Published 1 week ago

Gibraltar police said on Friday that all four crew members of the Iranian Grace 1 tanker have been released on bail without charge after it was detained last..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

Iran-backed Hezbollah has reduced its forces in Syria as fighting died down though it still has fighters all over the country, its leader said on Friday.
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

Lebanon's Hezbollah has cut down its forces in Syria as fighting died down though it still has fighters all over the country, its leader said on Friday.
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

Panama will withdraw its flag from more vessels that violate sanctions and international legislation, the country's maritime authority told Reuters, following..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

More than 100 fighters have been killed since Wednesday evening in fierce clashes between regime troops and jihad-dominated forces in northwestern Syria,..
Credit: France 24 - Published 1 week ago

Air strikes targeted rebel-held cities in northwest Syria on Friday, a war monitor reported, widening bombardment of the last major insurgent enclave to areas..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

Gibraltar police said on Friday they had arrested the two second mates from the Iranian Grace 1 tanker which was detained last week on suspicion it was breaking..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

Gibraltar’s chief minister has confirmed that the Iranian tanker believed to be bound for Syria that was seized off the coast its coast by British marines last..
1 week ago • WorldNews
A Russian national accused of fighting for the Islamic State militant group against Syrian government forces was arrested in Albania and will be extradited to..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

Iran called on Britain on Friday to immediately release its oil tanker which British Royal Marines seized last week on suspicion that it was breaking European..
1 week ago • WorldNews
Iran called on Britain on Friday to immediately release an oil tanker that British Royal Marines seized last week on suspicion it was breaking European sanctions..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres strongly condemned airstrikes in northwest Syria following reports that four health facilities were hit during a single day..
Credit: Firstpost - Published 1 week ago

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