Syria

Country in the Middle East

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, Kurds, Turkemens, Assyrians, Armenians, Circassians, Mandeans and Greeks. Religious groups include Sunnis, Christians, Alawites, Druze, Isma'ilis, Mandeans, Shiites, Salafis, Yazidis, and Jews. Arabs are the largest ethnic group, and Sunnis the largest religious group.

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A Canadian woman opens up about her experience about joining terrorist group ISIS as a nurse. In an interview with Anne Speckhard of Homeland Security Today,..
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BRUSSELS (AP) β€” The European Union’s top court ruled Thursday that the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland broke EU law by refusing to comply with a refugee..
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After bombs forced him and his students from their homes, Ahmed Hadaja began teaching in a tent in northwest Syria. And now that the threat of coronavirus has..
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Abdul-Halim Khaddam, a former Syrian vice president who became a prominent opponent of President Bashar al-Assad's rule after fleeing to Paris in 2005, died on..
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The government says nine other people tested positive, but medics suspect there are many more cases.
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BEIRUT, March 30 (Xinhua) -- Lebanese Minister of Social Affairs Ramzi Moucharafieh said on Monday that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad approved a strategy...
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Several members of Islamic State have escaped from prison after militants sparked a riot and seized control of part of a large jail in north-east Syria, Kurdish..
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Islamic State prisoners on Sunday seized control of the ground floor of a major prison in northeastern Syria run by the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces..
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Syria's health ministry said on Sunday that a woman who died after being rushed to hospital for emergency treatment was found to have been infected by..
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Some Shi’ite pilgrims returning to Iraq from Syria have tested positive for coronavirus, raising concern that such pilgrim travel could be a source for a..
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Syria's health ministry said on Sunday that a woman who died after being rushed to hospital for emergency treatment was found to have been infected by..
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Syria said on Friday it was banning travel between cities and governorates as part of tightening measures to curb the spread of coronavirus, state-run Ikhbariya..
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Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan and Syrian president Bashar al-Assad discussed the coronavirus pandemic over the phone on Friday, a..
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The UN warns that camps for the displaced in north-western Syria could be devastated by coronavirus.
Credit: BBC News - Published 1 week ago

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