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Syria: Country in Western Asia
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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U.N. chief urges Russia, Turkey to stabilize Syria's Idlib 'without delay'

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appealed to Russia and Turkey on Tuesday "to stabilize the situation without delay" in northwest Syria.
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Syria says it does not want to fight with Turkey

Syria does not want to see fighting with Turkey, its foreign minister said on Tuesday, after Turkey said one of its posts in Syria's Idlib region was attacked from an area controlled by Syrian..
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Videos for Syria

Stabilising Syria: UN chief appeals to Russia, Turkey [Video]Stabilising Syria: UN chief appeals to Russia, Turkey

UN chief Antonio Guterres appealed to Russia and Turkey on Tuesday to stabilise Idlib

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:09Published

Syria’s war: Children caught in ongoing violence [Video]Syria’s war: Children caught in ongoing violence

In the past six weeks, at least 400 civilians have been killed and a quarter of the victims were children.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:45Published

Israel launches 'Trump Heights' on Golan [Video]Israel launches 'Trump Heights' on Golan

Israel has unveiled "Trump Heights", a new community named after U.S. President Donald Trump on a contested frontier with Syria. Emily Withers reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:22Published

Syrian government attacks Turkish post in Idlib [Video]Syrian government attacks Turkish post in Idlib

Turkey says its forces were attacked for the second time in three days on Sunday, and it has responded with heavy weapons.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:21Published

Lebanon asks Syrian refugees to demolish their houses [Video]Lebanon asks Syrian refugees to demolish their houses

Syrian refugees in Lebanon have been given time till July to dismantle their makeshift homes.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:44Published

Turkey Calls U.S. Pressure Over Russian Defense System Unacceptably Threatening [Video]Turkey Calls U.S. Pressure Over Russian Defense System Unacceptably Threatening

According to a report by Reuters, on Tuesday, Turkey said that a US House of Representatives' resolution condemning Ankara's purchase of Russian defense systems and pushing for sanctions was..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

Syrian goalkeeper who became rebel icon dies in Hama battle [Video]Syrian goalkeeper who became rebel icon dies in Hama battle

Abdel-Basset al-Sarout, a popular protest singer from Homs, died of wounds sustained in fighting in Syria's northwest.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:29Published

China-Russia relations: Leaders visiting economic forum [Video]China-Russia relations: Leaders visiting economic forum

During his three-day state visit to Russia, Chinese President Xi Jinping attended an economic forum in St Petersburg. The two allies discussed the topics of Venezuela, Syria and North Korea.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:50Published

Syria's war: Displaced and hungry in Idlib makeshift camp [Video]Syria's war: Displaced and hungry in Idlib makeshift camp

Only one aid organisation has provided food during Ramadan, but it is not enough to feed nearly 1,500 people.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:40Published

Syria, Russia air attacks hit Idlib's hospitals [Video]Syria, Russia air attacks hit Idlib's hospitals

Attacks against rebels continue despite 'de-escalation' status of area

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:47Published

Israel strikes Syria after rockets fired at Golan [Video]Israel strikes Syria after rockets fired at Golan

The Israeli military said its aircraft struck Syrian army targets on Sunday (June 2) after rockets were fired at the Golan Heights, and Syria's state media said three soldiers were killed in the second..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:05Published

Syrian refugees head to Aleppo from Turkey for Eid holiday [Video]Syrian refugees head to Aleppo from Turkey for Eid holiday

The Syrian refugees are able to head home for the Eid holiday for the first time in almost 10 years.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:41Published

Iran, Syria on agenda as Pompeo meets Germany's Merkel [Video]Iran, Syria on agenda as Pompeo meets Germany's Merkel

German chancellor says brief talk with the US secretary of state has Iran, Afghanistan, Syria and Libya on the agenda.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:26Published

Steve Bullock Is Running For President. Who Is He? [Video]Steve Bullock Is Running For President. Who Is He?

Montana Governor Steve Bullock is running for President. Who is he? He is a Democrat. Former Attorney General of Montana 2009-2013. Bullock supports increasing access to publicly-funded healthcare...

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Government warplanes 'bomb last rebel stronghold in Syria' [Video]Government warplanes 'bomb last rebel stronghold in Syria'

Syrian rescue workers and activists say government warplanes have again bombed the last rebel stronghold in the country, levelling a building and killing five people inside it, including three members..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Three children killed as Syria's rebel-held towns hit by air raids [Video]Three children killed as Syria's rebel-held towns hit by air raids

More than 250 Syrians have been killed in Russian and Syrian air and ground attacks in recent weeks.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:24Published

UN special envoy to Syria calls for end to fighting in northwest [Video]UN special envoy to Syria calls for end to fighting in northwest

US calls for new ceasefire in Syria as rival forces clash in Idlib in country's northwest.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:02Published

Satellite images show Idlib burning [Video]Satellite images show Idlib burning

New satellite images show fields, orchards, and olive groves burning in northwest Syria, where the army has waged an assault against rebels in their last major stronghold. Emily Wither reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:26Published

Seven people killed in Syria airstrikes, says war monitor [Video]Seven people killed in Syria airstrikes, says war monitor

Government and Russian air strikes killed seven people in the northwest of Syria on Tuesday, war monitor the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Syria air strikes kill at least 10 civilians in rebel areas [Video]Syria air strikes kill at least 10 civilians in rebel areas

The United Nations is denouncing world powers for doing nothing to stop the attacks. It is warning of a catastrophe.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:15Published

UN blasts inaction on Syria as deadly attacks continue [Video]UN blasts inaction on Syria as deadly attacks continue

Latest bombardment comes as UN warns of catastrophe for three million caught in the crossfire in the besieged region.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:56Published

France Says Signs of Syria Chemical Attack, But Still Checking [Video]France Says Signs of Syria Chemical Attack, But Still Checking

According to Reuters, France’s foreign minister said that there were signs that chemicals had been used in attacks by Syrian government forces on rebels in northwest Syria, but they still needed to..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

U.S. Calls Russian-Backed Syrian Air Strikes 'Reckless Escalation' In Syria [Video]U.S. Calls Russian-Backed Syrian Air Strikes 'Reckless Escalation' In Syria

According to a report by Reuters, on Tuesday, the US State Department said that the United States continues to be alarmed by Syrian government and Russian air strikes in northwest Syria and labeled..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:54Published

Syrian government forces intensify bombing, civilian deaths rise [Video]Syrian government forces intensify bombing, civilian deaths rise

Opposition activists accuse the government and its allies of using internationally banned weapons.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:57Published

Netherlands FM demands international tribunal to try ISIS members [Video]Netherlands FM demands international tribunal to try ISIS members

The United Nations has called the crimes committed by ISIL, in both Syria and Iraq, a genocide.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:25Published

 

Syria says it does not want fighting between Syrian and Turkish militaries

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem said on Tuesday that he does not want to see fighting between the Syrian and Turkish militaries.
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Aleppo's scattered business owners have yet to return home

In the old khan, a stone courtyard off Aleppo's medieval souk, most of the 41 cloth shops are deserted. Many of the owners moved elsewhere or went abroad to escape fighting in the historic Syrian city,..
Reuters - Published

Israel launches 'Trump Heights' on Golan, but construction may lag

Israel approved in principle on Sunday a new community named after U.S. President Donald Trump on a contested frontier zone with Syria - but construction looked likely to lag given Prime Minister..
Reuters - Published

Turkish outpost in Syria shelled from Syrian government forces area - ministry

A Turkish observation post in Syria's Idlib region was attacked with mortar fire and shelling from an area controlled by Syrian government forces, causing damage but no casualties, the Turkish Defense..
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Syria state TV says wildfires spark explosion in army ammo depot west of Damascus

An explosion on Saturday in a Syrian ammunition depot in a military zone west of the capital was caused by wildfires, state television reported.
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Explosion heard in Damascus: Syrian state TV

An explosion was heard in the Syrian capital Damascus, Syrian state TV said on Saturday.
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Belgium takes back six Islamic State children

Six Belgian children of Islamic State members were brought back to Belgium on Friday from camps in Syria where U.S.-backed militia are holding thousands of militants and their family members.
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Albania busts gang trafficking migrants into EU, arrests eight

Albanian police said on Wednesday they had broken up a criminal gang trafficking Syrian, Turkish and Iraqi migrants to western Europe from Greece and had arrested eight people including the Turkish..
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Turkey, Russia dispute facts after attack on Turkish outpost in Syria

Russia and Turkey, the two countries responsible for a rickety agreement to keep the peace along Syria's last major frontline, gave sharply conflicting accounts on Thursday of an attack on a Turkish..
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France denies Iraq has yet asked for money to try jihadist fighters

France's foreign ministry denied on Thursday a report that it had been asked by Iraqi authorities to pay up to $2 million per fighter for Baghdad to deal with French jihadists transferred from Syria to..
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Turkey says no truce in Syria after attack on its troops, urges Russia to restore calm

Turkey denied Russian assertions on Thursday that a ceasefire had been put in place in Syria's Idlib province and demanded Russia restore calm, after the Syrian army and its allies shelled and attacked..
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Turkey says full ceasefire not established in Syria's Idlib

It is not possible to say that a full ceasefire is established in Syria's Idlib, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday, after Turkey's observation point was shelled from Syrian..
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Syrian army shells rebel area, Turkish observation post despite truce move

The Syrian army and its allies shelled rebel-held areas of northwest Syria early on Thursday and attacked a Turkish observation post, Ankara and a monitoring group said, despite Russia saying it and..
Reuters - Published

Turkey says Syrian government forces attacked its observation point

Syrian government forces have attacked a Turkish observation point in Syria's Idlib province, Turkey's Defence Ministry said on Thursday, in what it assessed to be a deliberate attack involving 35..
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Syrian army shells rebel area despite ceasefire move: monitor

The Syrian army and its allies shelled rebel-held areas of northwest Syria on Wednesday night and early on Thursday, a war monitor said, despite Russia saying on Wednesday that it and Turkey had..
Reuters - Published

Russia and Turkey broker ceasefire in Syria's Idlib: Russian news agencies

Russia and Turkey have brokered a complete ceasefire in Syria's Idlib province between Syrian government forces and rebels, Russian news agencies cited the Russian military as saying on Wednesday.
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Syrian air defenses thwart Israeli missile attack in southern Syria: SANA

attack on Tal al-Hara in southern Syria and shot down a number of them, Syrian state news agency SANA said early on Wednesday.
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U.S. imposes sanctions on Syrian businessman with ties to Assad

The United States on Tuesday slapped sanctions on Syrian businessman Samer Foz and his family, who have close ties to President Bashar al-Assad and who Washington said has made millions by developing..
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Turkey says killed 10 Kurdish militants in Syria's Tel Rifaat region

Turkey killed 10 Kurdish militants in Syria's Tel Rifaat region on Sunday in retaliation for an attack that killed a Turkish soldier, the Turkish Defence Ministry said on Tuesday.
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Family of French fighter who had been in Syria is sent back to France: source

The family of a French man who had been fighting in Syria arrived back in France on Tuesday after having been expelled from Turkey, said a judicial source.
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Russian jets kill at least 25 in north-western Syria: rescuers

Aerial strikes on Monday killed at least 25 people, mostly civilians, in northwestern Syria in the sixth week of a Russian-led military offensive that has so far killed hundreds of civilians, according..
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French, Dutch Islamic State orphans repatriated from Syria

Twelve French and two Dutch orphans of Islamic State fighters were repatriated to France from Syria on Monday, a French diplomatic source said, confirming a statement made by the Kurdish-led..
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Dutch to repatriate two orphans from Syrian camp, government says

The Netherlands' government on Monday confirmed it is repatriating two children of Dutch nationality from a Syrian war camp.
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Up to two million Syrians could flee to Turkey if clashes worsen: U.N.

Up to 2 million refugees could flee to Turkey if fighting intensifies in northwestern Syria as aid funds run dangerously low, the United Nations said on Monday.
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