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Syria war: US 'disappointed' at Russia's Syria stance

Saturday, April 8th 2017, 3:08
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says he is "not surprised" by Russia's reaction to the US strikes.
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Shifting sands

Friday, April 7th 2017, 17:15
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

The US move against the Syrian government is a regional setback for Russia, Konstantin Eggert says.
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Syria war: US launches missile strikes in response to 'chemical attack'

Friday, April 7th 2017, 11:04
related countries: United States United States

Cruise missiles hit an air base the US believes launched Tuesday's suspected chemical weapons attack.
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How has Donald Trump's position on Syria changed?

Friday, April 7th 2017, 6:49

Until this week, President Donald Trump opposed taking action against the Assad government in Syria.
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Syria chemical 'attack': Damascus attaches conditions to UN inquiry

Thursday, April 6th 2017, 20:12
related places: Damascus

At least 27 children were killed in the alleged chemical attack on Tuesday.
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Syria chemical 'attack': Father mourns twins Aya and Ahmed

Thursday, April 6th 2017, 17:53

A father grieves for his baby twins, wife and 20 other relatives killed in Syria's suspected chemical attack.
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Syria 'chemical attack': Trump condemns 'affront to humanity'

Thursday, April 6th 2017, 11:41
related countries: United States United States
related places: Trump

The US president says his attitude towards Syria and its president has changed "very much".
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Hijabi rapper Mona Haydar: 'There's been a lot of backlash'

Wednesday, April 5th 2017, 19:11
related countries: United States United States

Syrian-American Muslim poet Mona Haydar tells BBC World Service about reaction to her song celebrating Muslim women who wear the headscarf.
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Syria chemical 'attack': Russia faces fury at UN Security Council

Wednesday, April 5th 2017, 18:45
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia clashes with other world powers at the UN Security Council over the deaths in Syria.
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The children happy to be at school

Wednesday, April 5th 2017, 5:04
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

A refugee camp in Lebanon is helping children from the Syrian conflict by holding pre-school classes that will prepare them for school.
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Syria 'chemical attack' down to Assad, US says

Tuesday, April 4th 2017, 20:11
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

The White House said the apparent chemical attack that killed 58 in Syria was 'reprehensible'.
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Syria conflict: 'Chemical attack' in Idlib kills 58

Tuesday, April 4th 2017, 16:23

Opposition activists say jets later fired rockets at clinics where the injured were being treated.
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Children killed in Syria 'chemical attack'

Tuesday, April 4th 2017, 16:17

A suspected chemical weapons attack on a rebel-held town in Syria is reported to have killed dozens of people, including many children.
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Lethal weapon

Tuesday, April 4th 2017, 14:15

If confirmed, the latest use of nerve agents by Syria's Assad marks a worrying turn, says Dan Kaszeta
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Removing Assad no longer a priority - US

Thursday, March 30th 2017, 22:11
related countries: United States United States

"We can't necessarily focus on Assad," says a US envoy in remarks that alarm the Syrian opposition.
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Forgetting the horror of Homs

Thursday, March 30th 2017, 4:35

Lyse Doucet revisits a young Syrian girl Bara'aa, who three years ago, was living through the horror of war in Homs.
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Turkey: Euphrates Shield campaign in Syria 'ended'

Thursday, March 30th 2017, 3:39

The Euphrates Shield operation targeted Islamic State fighters and also Syrian Kurdish militias.
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Syrians see signs of hope after years of war

Thursday, March 30th 2017, 1:12

BBC News asks people living in cities across Syria what it is like to live with war.
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Syria conflict: 'Deal reached' for four besieged areas

Tuesday, March 28th 2017, 23:55

A truce is agreed to allow the evacuation from four besieged villages in Syria, reports say.
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Spain to investigate Syrian officials for alleged torture

Monday, March 27th 2017, 21:53
related countries: Spain Spain

A judge has decided Spain has the authority to investigate alleged crimes by Syria.
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IS conflict: Syria force pauses assault for dam checks

Monday, March 27th 2017, 18:10
related countries: United States United States

Engineers check the Tabqa dam following claims it has been damaged by air strikes.
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IS conflict: Raqqa warning over 'risk to Tabqa dam'

Sunday, March 26th 2017, 17:19

There is said to be panic and confusion in the Syrian city, a stronghold of the Islamic State group.
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IS leaves trail of destruction in Syria's Palmyra

Friday, March 24th 2017, 0:01

Lyse Doucet goes inside Syria's famed Roman-era city, badly damaged by Islamic State militants.
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Syria conflict: Rebels launch fresh Damascus assault

Tuesday, March 21st 2017, 13:16
related places: Damascus

State media deny that rebels have retaken ground in the Jobar district they lost over the weekend.
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Syria war: Russia denies aiding Kurds to set up a military base

Monday, March 20th 2017, 23:00
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian officials say a base in northern Syria is for reconciliation - not military - purposes.
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Syria conflict: Aircraft pound rebel-held eastern Damascus

Monday, March 20th 2017, 11:01
related places: Damascus

The raids come a day after rebels launched a surprise offensive on the area around Abbasid Square.
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Syria war: Damascus sees fierce clashes after rebel attack

Sunday, March 19th 2017, 21:52
related places: Damascus

The military responds with air strikes following rebel artillery and rocket attacks, witnesses say.
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Running for their lives

Sunday, March 19th 2017, 0:40
related countries: Turkey Turkey

BBC Arabic's Janay Boulos reports on the perils of being smuggled over the Syrian-Turkish border.
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The Syrian-American mayor with his own executive order

Sunday, March 19th 2017, 0:04
related countries: United States United States
related places: Prospect Park

Mohamed Khairullah. of Prospect Park, New Jersey, signed an executive order supporting refugees.
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Syrian rebels and their families leave Homs

Saturday, March 18th 2017, 16:07

Syrian rebels and their families leave their last remaining enclave in Homs, once dubbed "the capital of the revolution".
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Germany to use voice recognition to identify migrant origins

Friday, March 17th 2017, 18:14

It is hoped the software will detect Arabic-speakers falsely claiming to be Syrian asylum seekers.
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Israel's Arrow anti-missile system 'in first hit'

Friday, March 17th 2017, 14:11
related countries: Israel Israel

Reports say the advanced system knocked out a Syrian missile fired after an Israeli air raid.
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Syria conflict: Deadly attack on Damascus court complex

Wednesday, March 15th 2017, 16:39
related places: Damascus

A suicide bomber blows himself up inside the Palace of Justice, in the centre of Syria's capital.
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Six years, six phases

Wednesday, March 15th 2017, 1:11

As the conflict in Syria is passing enters its seventh year, Tim Eaton explains six ways it has changed.
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Syria conflict: Jets deliberately bombed Damascus spring - UN

Tuesday, March 14th 2017, 12:32
related places: Damascus

The attack, which the government blamed on rebels, left 5.5 million people in Damascus without water.
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Syria war: 2016 deadliest year yet for children, says Unicef

Monday, March 13th 2017, 11:42

More children were killed in 2016 than any other year in the war, including 255 in or near school.
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Syrian Al-Qaeda affiliate claims twin bombing in Damascus

Sunday, March 12th 2017, 15:46
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Damascus

The attack killed at least 40 people, mostly Iraqi pilgrims to the Bab al-Saghir cemetery site.
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Syria conflict: Damascus twin bombing kills 40 Iraqis

Saturday, March 11th 2017, 15:13
related places: Damascus

The attack targeted buses carrying Shia pilgrims to the Bab al-Saghir cemetery site.
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Shia pilgrims targeted in Damascus

Saturday, March 11th 2017, 15:04
related places: Damascus

The destruction in Damascus shows how far Syria is from returning to normal, reports Richard Conway.
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Syria war: IS 'loses key' Aleppo water station to army forces

Tuesday, March 7th 2017, 22:54
related places: Aleppo

Syrian government forces seize a facility that supplies mains water to Aleppo after IS cut supplies.
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Europe court backs Belgium's rejection of visa to Syrians

Tuesday, March 7th 2017, 13:34
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Lebanon Lebanon

A Syrian family applied unsuccessfully for a humanitarian visa at the Belgian embassy in Lebanon.
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Syrian children in state of 'toxic stress', Save the Children says

Tuesday, March 7th 2017, 1:23

The mental health of millions of children is reaching a crisis point, Save the Children says.
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Pilot of crashed Syrian jet rescued in Turkey

Sunday, March 5th 2017, 12:12
related countries: Turkey Turkey

It is unclear why the plane crashed, but an Islamist group says opposition fighters shot it down.
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'Syrian' military plane crashes near Turkey border

Saturday, March 4th 2017, 22:05
related countries: Turkey Turkey

A search is under way for the pilot, as an Islamist group says opposition fighters shot it down.
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'I fled Syria when my father found out I was gay'

Friday, March 3rd 2017, 6:41

Samar fled Syria fearing for his life after his father discovered he was gay.
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Palmyra: Syrian forces 'completely retake' IS-held town

Thursday, March 2nd 2017, 18:42
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Is

Syria and Russia say that the city is now firmly back under their control.
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Germany arrests Syria war crimes suspect

Thursday, March 2nd 2017, 13:03

The man, held in Duesseldorf, is accused of taking part in the killing of 36 civil servants in 2013.
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Palmyra: Syrian forces 'enter' IS-held town

Wednesday, March 1st 2017, 19:50

Clashes and heavy shelling are reported across the iconic ancient city, held by IS since December.
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Syria war: Russia and China veto sanctions

Tuesday, February 28th 2017, 23:41
related countries: China China, Russia Russia

The Syrian government is accused of using chemical weapons against its citizens.
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Syrian film director banned from US

Saturday, February 25th 2017, 22:45
related countries: United States United States
related places: America, Oscar

The 21-year-old Syrian who filmed an Oscar-nominated documentary had problems with his passport.
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Art of stone

Saturday, February 25th 2017, 0:39

Syrian artist uses stones to create real-life situations from the conflict in his country
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Syrian asylum seeker in Austrian court charged with 20 murders

Wednesday, February 22nd 2017, 12:14
related countries: Austria Austria

An asylum seeker appears in an Austrian court after speaking of killings that took place in Syria.
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Syria crisis: Footage shows girl 'Aya' rescue

Monday, February 20th 2017, 18:49

Footage released by Syria Civil Defence shows a girl being pulled alive from rubble, apparently in Damascus amid reported air strikes.
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Meet the British woman fighting IS

Thursday, February 16th 2017, 11:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Blackburn

This 27-year-old is the first-known British woman to travel to Syria's front line against so-called Islamic State.
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Rebranding exercise

Sunday, February 12th 2017, 2:06

The Syrian jihadist group Jabhat Fateh al-Sham has merged with four smaller factions and formed a new alliance called Tahrir al-Sham.
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The battle of al-Bab

Saturday, February 11th 2017, 2:17

Multiple players in the Syrian war are hinging their next move on the fate of the IS-held town al-Bab.
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Syria war: Russian 'friendly fire' kills Turkish soldiers

Thursday, February 9th 2017, 17:46
related countries: Russia Russia, Turkey Turkey

President Putin sends condolences over the "tragic incident" and both countries plan to investigate.
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US says it killed 11 al-Qaeda operatives in Syria air strikes

Thursday, February 9th 2017, 9:48
related countries: United States United States
related places: Idlib

Air strikes near Idlib killed 11 al-Qaeda members, the Pentagon says.
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Feisty FM

Thursday, February 9th 2017, 0:34

It takes a special kind of person to run a radio station in an area controlled by Islamist militants in northern Syria. Raed Fares, who has never lost his sense of humour despite being gunned down by IS.
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Dresden's anti-war sculpture denounced by protesters

Tuesday, February 7th 2017, 20:35
related countries: Germany Germany

Demonstrators in the German city say the Syria bus installation should be turned into scrap metal.
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Thousands executed in prison, claims charity

Tuesday, February 7th 2017, 6:32

Amnesty International says as many as 13,000 people, most of them civilian opposition supporters, have been executed in secret at a prison in Syria.
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Syria conflict: Army cuts IS supply route into al-Bab

Monday, February 6th 2017, 14:17
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The town of al-Bab is now almost entirely surrounded by Turkish-backed Syrian rebels.
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US sends armoured vehicles to anti-IS fighters in Syria

Saturday, February 4th 2017, 14:57
related countries: United States United States

Fighters battling so-called Islamic State in Syria receive their first delivery of armoured vehicles from the US.
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Syria conflict: Air strikes disrupt Raqqa water supply

Friday, February 3rd 2017, 11:36
related countries: United States United States

US air strikes reportedly cut off the water supply in Islamic State's Syrian stronghold of Raqqa.
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On the run from IS in no man's land

Friday, February 3rd 2017, 6:39
related countries: Jordan Jordan

The BBC visited a settlement of 80,000 people stranded between Jordan and Syria.
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Aleppo's online student

Wednesday, February 1st 2017, 10:21

A young woman in Syria refuses to let a war and lack of electricity stop her ambition to be a student.
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'I don't belong here'

Wednesday, February 1st 2017, 0:04
related countries: Iran Iran, Iraq Iraq, Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

Iranian, Iraqi, Syrian and Pakistani students in the US react to President Donald Trump's executive order banning people from seven countries.
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Football returns to Aleppo after five years of war

Sunday, January 29th 2017, 0:48
related places: Aleppo

Syrian football fans attend their first live football match in war-torn Aleppo, after years of war.
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Trump and Putin make counter-terror top priority in first call

Saturday, January 28th 2017, 23:46

The Kremlin said both sides agreed to combat terrorism - especially so-called Islamic State in Syria.
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'Some days we wish we were back under shelling'

Saturday, January 28th 2017, 17:27
related countries: Jordan Jordan, United States United States

Syrian refugees in Jordan express sadness at President Trump's order to temporarily ban refugees from entering the US.
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Syria regains Damascus water supply plant

Saturday, January 28th 2017, 15:06
related places: Damascus

A deal with rebels in the Wadi Barada area may end weeks of shortages in the capital.
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