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Video emerges of Japanese hostage

Thursday, March 17th 2016, 10:36
related countries: Japan Japan

The Japanese government says it believes a video posted on Facebook is of the journalist Jumpei Yasuda, missing in Syria.
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Russia's Syria operation: Mission complete?

Wednesday, March 16th 2016, 18:06

Does Russia's surprise pullback mean mission accomplished?
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Syria rejects direct peace talks

Wednesday, March 16th 2016, 15:37

Syrian government representatives rule out starting direct negotiations with the opposition, as UN-backed peace talks in Geneva continue.
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In search of Syria's pigeon smugglers

Wednesday, March 16th 2016, 1:24

Sneaking prize-winning birds out of Syria
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Kerry plans key Syria talks in Russia

Tuesday, March 15th 2016, 23:14
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Moscow

US Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Russia next week to discuss the Syrian conflict, after Moscow's decision to withdraw the bulk of its forces.
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IS militants 'lose 22%' of territory

Tuesday, March 15th 2016, 19:38
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A new analysis, by research company IHS, suggests so-called Islamic State militants have lost 22% of territory in Syria and Iraq over the past 14 months.
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Russia's Syria pullback: A catalyst for peace?

Tuesday, March 15th 2016, 16:57
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia's surprise decision to move forces out of Syria
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Russia 'to continue Syria air strikes'

Tuesday, March 15th 2016, 16:42
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia will continue air strikes on "terrorist targets" in Syria, despite announcing the withdrawal of most of its forces, officials say.
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First Russian planes leave Syria

Tuesday, March 15th 2016, 11:07
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian forces start leaving Syria after a surprise withdrawal announcement by President Vladimir Putin, but officials say air strikes will continue.
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VIDEO: How do Syrian children explain the war?

Tuesday, March 15th 2016, 1:03

Syrian children explain in stark terms how the war has changed their lives, including the loved ones that they have lost.
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Putin orders surprise Syria withdrawal

Monday, March 14th 2016, 21:46
related countries: Russia Russia

In a surprise move, Russian President Vladimir Putin orders the military to start withdrawing the "main part" of its forces in Syria from Tuesday.
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Syria talks are 'moment of truth' - UN

Monday, March 14th 2016, 16:19
related countries: France France, United States United States
related places: Monday

The UN envoy to Syria says fresh peace talks in Geneva are a "moment of truth" but disagreements over President Assad's future remain.
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Syria foes wrangle ahead of peace talks

Saturday, March 12th 2016, 20:47

The Syrian government says it will attend fresh peace talks due to start in Geneva on Monday, but has put limits on the agenda.
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VIDEO: Syrian refugee plays piano for Ai Weiwei

Saturday, March 12th 2016, 19:43
related countries: China China, Greece Greece, Macedonia Macedonia

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei set up a piano in the middle of a refugee camp on the Greek-Macedonian border.
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IS commander 'limped away' from attack

Friday, March 11th 2016, 16:52
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Baghdad

A top commander of so-called Islamic State (IS) may have survived a recent US air strike in north-eastern Syria, US defence officials in Baghdad say.
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Syrian opposition to attend talks

Friday, March 11th 2016, 16:30

The main Syrian opposition group, the HNC, says it will attend the next round of peace talks scheduled to start in Geneva on Monday.
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VIDEO: Mother of three 'sleeping on streets'

Friday, March 11th 2016, 0:01
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Athens

The BBC's Nuala McGovern hears from Syrian migrant, Rabaa, in Athens who describes the trauma that forced her to flee Hama.
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IS commander 'survived US air strike'

Thursday, March 10th 2016, 10:49
related countries: United States United States

A monitoring group says Islamic State military commander Omar Shishani was badly wounded but not killed in a recent US air strike in northern Syria.
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VIDEO: Syrian orphan's remarkable recovery

Thursday, March 10th 2016, 0:02

Mustafa has made an inspiring recovering after being seriously injured by a barrel bomb which killed both his parents.
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VIDEO: Syrian children paying the price of war

Wednesday, March 9th 2016, 22:52
related places: Damascus

The BBC has spoken to three children, in Amman, in Damascus, and in Ketermaya, who have fled the conflict. Caroline Hawley starts in Amman with 5 year-old Mustafa.
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UN expects 'substantive' Syria talks

Wednesday, March 9th 2016, 16:08

The UN special envoy to Syria, Staffan de Mistura, says he expects "substantive, deeper" talks between the government and opposition to begin on Monday.
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Top IS commander targeted in US strike

Wednesday, March 9th 2016, 10:37
related countries: United States United States

The US military targeted and likely killed a top Islamic State commander in an air strike in Syria last week, officials say.
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Syria conflict: Spring truce brings calm, but for how long?

Monday, March 7th 2016, 16:55

Spring truce brings calm to Syria, but for how long?
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VIDEO: 'Better for us to stay in Syria and die'

Monday, March 7th 2016, 6:48
related countries: Greece Greece, Macedonia Macedonia

Alaa and Abdul Aziz, a brother and sister from Syria stranded on the Greek-Macedonian border at Idomeni, tell Christian Fraser about the reality of life as migrants.
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VIDEO: 'Rare moment of quiet' in Syria

Sunday, March 6th 2016, 22:50

Five years after the civil war began with protests against the regime of Bashar al-Assad began in southern Syria, a fragile truce is still holding in many areas of the country.
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Syria truce 'boosts peace talks'

Friday, March 4th 2016, 17:30

The truce apparently holding in Syria will create momentum behind peace talks aimed at ending the conflict, major European powers agree.
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Can Russia help build the peace in Syria?

Friday, March 4th 2016, 12:54

Witnessing Russia's charm offensive in Syria
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VIDEO: Migrant influx at Macedonia border

Friday, March 4th 2016, 11:21
related countries: Greece Greece, Iraq Iraq, Macedonia Macedonia

Around 12,000 refugees, mostly from Syria and Iraq , are now camped near the border between Greece and Macedonia border at Idomeni.
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A new life in Canada for Syrian refugees

Friday, March 4th 2016, 0:23
related countries: Canada Canada

Syria refugees start life in a new home
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Massive power blackout in Syria

Thursday, March 3rd 2016, 15:36

Syria's electricity network suffers a massive breakdown across the country for unknown reasons, state media say.
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Russia 'weaponising Europe migration'

Wednesday, March 2nd 2016, 16:54
related countries: Russia Russia

Nato's top commander in Europe accuses Russia and Syria of deliberately using migration to destabilise Europe.
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VIDEO: Syria ceasefire key to migrant crisis

Tuesday, March 1st 2016, 22:48

Key to reducing the flow of migrants into Europe is an end to the the conflict in Syria.
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Syria peace talks delayed by two days

Tuesday, March 1st 2016, 18:32

The UN's special envoy to Syria says peace talks have been pushed back to 9 March to allow the cessation of hostilities to "settle down".
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Islamic State 'kills Dutch deserters'

Tuesday, March 1st 2016, 11:13
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

The jihadist group Islamic State (IS) has killed eight Dutch militants accused of attempting to desert and mutiny, a Syrian activist group says.
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Syria truce 'violations' to be probed

Tuesday, March 1st 2016, 1:50
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State John Kerry says all alleged violations of the partial truce in Syria will be investigated, as aid convoys begin to reach besieged areas.
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US and Russia in partnership over Syria

Tuesday, March 1st 2016, 0:38
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

US and Russia in partnership over Syria
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UN steps up Syria aid as truce holds

Monday, February 29th 2016, 23:42

An aid convoy reaches a besieged suburb of the Syrian capital Damascus as the UN takes advantage of a truce brokered by the US and Russia.
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Sides allege Syria truce breaches

Sunday, February 28th 2016, 20:15

Anti-government rebels and Russia both report breaches of the fragile truce in Syria, although front lines are still relatively calm.
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VIDEO: BBC inside Syrian town wrecked by IS fight

Sunday, February 28th 2016, 19:07

A BBC team reaches an area of northern Syria freed by Kurdish fighters, as a temporary truce halting five years of fighting appears to hold.
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VIDEO: Syria ceasefire enters second day

Sunday, February 28th 2016, 8:43

A truce halting nearly five years of fighting in Syria has now entered its second day - and appears to be holding.
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VIDEO: Relief during temporary truce in Syria

Saturday, February 27th 2016, 18:51

A major truce in Syria's civil war has come into effect - the first organised by world powers in five years of war.
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Attacks hit Syria as truce takes hold

Saturday, February 27th 2016, 14:40

The first major truce in Syria's five-year civil war comes into effect, but Syrian TV says shells hit residential areas of the capital, Damascus.
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VIDEO: Syria conflict: Key moments

Saturday, February 27th 2016, 2:05

Here is a look at the key moments that have led up a temporary truce in Syria.
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Russia 'hits hard' before Syria truce

Friday, February 26th 2016, 21:44
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian jets are reported to have intensified attacks on Syrian rebel positions, hours before a cessation of hostilities is due to come into force.
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Obama: 'Critical' weeks ahead for Syria

Friday, February 26th 2016, 0:01

President Obama says the coming weeks will be 'critical' for Syria's future ahead of a two-week truce due to start on Friday.
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First UN aid air-drop to Syria fails

Thursday, February 25th 2016, 14:44

The UN admits that its first attempt to air-drop humanitarian aid to Syrians from high altitude largely failed but promises to keep trying.
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UN makes first aid air drop in Syria

Wednesday, February 24th 2016, 21:51

The UN carries out its first air drop of aid in Syria, helping people in a government-held part of Deir al-Zour besieged by Islamic State militants.
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Ankara bomber 'born in Turkey'

Tuesday, February 23rd 2016, 20:26
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Ankara

The bomber behind a deadly blast in the Turkish capital Ankara was Turkish-born, DAN tests suggest, not from Syria as the government initially stated.
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Syria warring parties accept truce plan

Tuesday, February 23rd 2016, 17:36

The Syrian government and the main opposition umbrella group say they accept the terms of a deal to cease hostilities from Saturday.
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VIDEO: When a Trump fan met a Muslim refugee

Tuesday, February 23rd 2016, 4:15

The BBC goes for brunch with a Donald Trump supporter, a Muslim refugee from Syria and the Alabama pastor trying to bridge the divide.
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Syria 'ceasefire' to start at weekend

Monday, February 22nd 2016, 20:24
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

The US and Russia announce that a planned partial cessation of hostilities in Syria will come into effect at midnight on 27 February.
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IS bombs 'meant to scupper Syria talks'

Monday, February 22nd 2016, 12:39
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia says Islamic State bomb attacks which killed at least 140 people on Sunday in Syria were aimed at "subverting attempts" to reach a political settlement.
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IS claims bomb attacks in Syria

Monday, February 22nd 2016, 7:26
related places: Damascus

The Islamic State group says it carried out bomb attacks in the Syrian capital Damascus and the city of Homs, which left at least 140 people dead.
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Syrian bomb explosions kill 140

Sunday, February 21st 2016, 21:02

Bomb blasts in the Syrian cities of Homs and Damascus have killed at least 140 people, monitors and state media say.
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Turkey releases Syrian journalist

Saturday, February 20th 2016, 23:16
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Syrian journalist Rami Jarrah, who was arrested on Wednesday in Turkey, has announced his own release without charge.
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Germany Syrians now waiting for their families

Saturday, February 20th 2016, 3:36

The Syrian refugees now waiting for families to join them
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Kurdish group says it bombed Ankara

Friday, February 19th 2016, 22:30
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Ankara

A Kurdish militant group based in Turkey says it carried out a rush-hour bombing in Ankara this week that Turkey blamed on Syrian Kurds.
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Syria Kurds 'behind Ankara bombing'

Thursday, February 18th 2016, 22:26
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Ankara

Turkey's president says there is evidence proving the bombing in Ankara was carried out by Kurdish YPG militia based in Syria, even though they deny it.
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UN to drop aid by air to Syrian city

Thursday, February 18th 2016, 19:39

The UN says it will air drop food and other emergency aid into the besieged Syrian city of Deir al-Zour, in what it calls a 'desperate measure'.
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VIDEO: 'Syria Kurds carried out Ankara attack'

Thursday, February 18th 2016, 10:34
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Ankara

Turkey's prime minister says the deadly bombing in Ankara was carried out by Kurdish YPG militia based in Syria, and nine people have been arrested.
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Why Azaz is so important for Turkey

Thursday, February 18th 2016, 0:54
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Why Azaz in Syria is so important for Turkey and the Kurds
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VIDEO: 'We can't live with airstrikes and shelling'

Thursday, February 18th 2016, 0:12
related countries: Russia Russia, Turkey Turkey
related places: Aleppo

As the Syrian government forces, with Russian backing, increase their latest assault on rebel-held Aleppo, thousands of people have fled north of the city and its surrounding areas trying to enter Turkey.
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Aid trucks reach besieged Syria towns

Wednesday, February 17th 2016, 21:01

Aid convoys reach several besieged Syrian towns, the UN says, part of an agreement world powers hope will lead to a partial cease in hostilities.
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Syria aid convoys leave Damascus

Wednesday, February 17th 2016, 12:03

Aid convoys set off from the Syrian capital, Damascus, to deliver desperately-needed supplies of food and medicine to five besieged towns.
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VIDEO: Living under threat of siege in Aleppo

Wednesday, February 17th 2016, 0:03
related places: Aleppo

As Syrian government forces attempt to encircle rebel-held areas of Aleppo, residents tell the BBC how are they preparing for a siege.
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Syria 'to allow aid to besieged areas'

Tuesday, February 16th 2016, 19:36

The Syrian government has approved aid for seven besieged areas, the UN says, with convoys preparing to depart "as soon as possible".
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