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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Syrian government forces pounded positions in the northwest of the country on Sunday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, in the heaviest day of air..
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An Iraqi court has sentenced three French citizens to death after they were found guilty of joining Islamic State, a court official said. Captured in Syria by a..
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Amman - Turkey has equipped an array of mainstream Syrian rebels it backs with fresh supplies of weaponry to help them try to repel a major Russian-backed..
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Turkey has equipped an array of mainstream Syrian rebels it backs with fresh supplies of weaponry to help them try to repel a major Russian-backed assault,..
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Vice President Pence declares "ISIS has been defeated" as bombing in Syria kills four Americans; Washington businesses providing meals to workers impacted by..
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Trump to withdraw all U.S. troops from Syria; Best political books of 2018
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Shayma al Hassan sits framed in the gloomy threshold of her makeshift home at Jibjanine refugee camp, Lebanon. Motionless, alone with her thoughts, a contrast to..
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Democratic congresswoman defended her meeting with President Bashar al-Assad during her trip to Syria, but her colleagues are asking questions
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President Trump said the use of apparent use of chemical weapons on Syrian citizens, including children, crossed "a lot of lines; Politico senior foreign affairs..
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Mohammad Shasho's family left Aleppo in 2013, telling their children they were taking a prolonged vacation. That "vacation" was an evacuation prompted by Syria's..
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Three Melbourne children whose now-dead parents joined the IS caliphate in Syria are expected to be brought back to Australia.
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Putin praises Trump for ending Syria presence; Unusual sign in the sky above California
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The United States has received numerous reports that appear consistent with chemical exposure after an attack by Syrian government forces in northwest Syria, but..
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The United States has received numerous reports that appear consistent with chemical exposure after an attack by Syrian government forces in northwest Syria, but..
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Jack Letts's parents are accused of sending him £1,723 in Syria after he contacted them from the war zone.
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Thousands more people have fled violence in northwest Syria, the United Nations and a medical agency said on Thursday, as an army assault on the last big rebel..
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Parents are accused of sending or trying to send money to Jack Letts after he went to Syria The parents of a Muslim convert suspected of joining Islamic State..
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The Syrian army shot down a drone loaded with bombs near Hama's airport, Syrian state TV said late on Wednesday.
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An American family has been removed from a Syrian detention center for suspected Islamic State members and returned to the United States, The Guardian reports...
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The AK Party of President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday there was nothing wrong with Turkey's intelligence agency meeting Syrian counterparts to prevent..
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The United States on Wednesday called for a new ceasefire in Syria as rival forces clashed in the country's northwest, where the government is waging an..
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John Letts and Sally Lane deny funding terrorism after their son Jack Letts travelled to Syria.
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Children of foreign Isis fighters being held in Syrian camps are “among the world’s most vulnerable” and should be returned to their countries of origin,..
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An Italian man held hostage in Syria for almost three years has been freed, the Italian prime minister's office said in a statement on Wednesday.
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An Italian man imprisoned in Syria for almost three years has been freed, the Italian prime minister's office said on Wednesday.
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A ceasefire is needed in Syria's Idlib province, which has seen a recent upsurge in violence, and the United States is working toward a halt to the clashes,..
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New allegations the Syrian government is using chemical weapons must be looked into, the French foreign ministry said on Wednesday.
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Camped on the Turkish border to escape bombardment by Russian and Syrian government forces, many displaced Syrians are angry and frustrated that Turkey has not..
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Syrian government troops on Wednesday morning repelled three big attacks by militants in Syria's Idlib province, the Russian Ministry of Defense said.
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The US State Department has issued a warning to the Syrian government, saying Washington was closely looking into allegations that Bashar al-Assad's troops have..
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Turkey will not evacuate its military observation post in northern Syria's Idlib, the last rebel stronghold in the region, after a suspected Syrian government..
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Two shells fell in the center of the Syrian city of Aleppo, Syria’s Ikhbariya television said early on Wednesday.
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The United States sees signs the Syrian government may be using chemical weapons, including an alleged chlorine attack on Sunday in northwest Syria, the State..
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The United States sees signs the Syrian government may be using chemical weapons, including an alleged chlorine attack on Sunday in northwest Syria, the U.S...
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The United Nations said more than 380 civilians have been arrested since Syrian forces gained control of the province of Deraa on Tuesday, with 11 civilians who..
5 days ago • WorldNews
At least 380 civilians have been arrested in Syria's south and 11 civilians serving on local councils and former fighters have been killed or attacked there..
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The Washington-based Syria Justice and Accountability Centre has published an analysis of classified documents it says provide a rare window into the brutal..
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Ali al-Ahmed and his family fled on foot through the fields when the bombs began raining down on their house in northwestern Syria, escaping a major offensive by..
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A United Nations team investigating the massacre of Iraq's Yazidi minority and other atrocities has excavated 12 mass graves and is collecting witness accounts..
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Hundreds of members of the U.S. Congress signed a letter to President Donald Trump on Monday arguing that the United States should remain engaged with the..
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An Indian-origin man arrested a few years ago on his way to join the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist group in Syria and convicted of terror offences by a UK court..
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Safwaan Mansur and Hanzalah Patel used travel website to look at area near Syrian border Two friends who planned their journey to Syria on TripAdvisor have been..
1 week ago • WorldNews
Russia's Ministry of Defence said on Monday that it had repelled a drone and missile attack on its main air base in Syria over the weekend and accused former..
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British nationals in rebel-held areas that they are 'on notice', home secretary warns
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Syrian rebels held onto a commanding position in a mountain range in the coastal province of Latakia, the ancestral home of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad,..
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Syrian air defenses targeted projectiles fired from the direction of Israel for the second night in a row, Syrian state media said on Saturday.
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Syrian air defenses targeted projectiles fired from "occupied territory" on Saturday, state media said, referring to territory held by Israel.
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Air strikes stopped in northwest Syria over the past 12 hours, rescuers said on Saturday, as Turkey-backed rebels arrived at the fronts to help fight the army..
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Syrian air defenses in the Hmeimim air base thwarted projectiles and drones fired by militant groups, Syrian state TV said on Saturday.
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