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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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Syria war: Rebels unite after attack by Idlib jihadists

Thursday, January 26th 2017, 15:06
related places: Idlib

Inter-factional fighting is reported to be some of the fiercest in Syria in recent times.
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Bana Alabed: Syrian tweeting girl pens letter to Trump

Tuesday, January 24th 2017, 21:43
related places: Aleppo

"You must do something for the children of Syria," writes a girl famous for her tweets from Aleppo.
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Syrian peace talks: Who's there?

Monday, January 23rd 2017, 19:29
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
related places: Astana

Negotiations are under way in Kazakhstan's capital Astana- but who is and isn't taking part?
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Syria: IS destroys part of Palmyra's Roman Theatre

Friday, January 20th 2017, 12:42

IS militants destroy part of the Roman Theatre's facade and a nearby monument.
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Syria: Islamic State group 'kills 12' in Palmyra

Thursday, January 19th 2017, 13:20

Islamic State jihadists behead four people and shoot eight dead in the ancient Syrian city, monitors say.
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Syria conflict: Russia and Turkey 'in first joint air strikes on IS'

Wednesday, January 18th 2017, 18:24
related countries: Russia Russia, Turkey Turkey
related places: Is

Moscow says nine of its jets and eight of Turkey's pounded so-called Islamic State targets.
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Syrian conflict: What's left of Aleppo's Great Mosque?

Tuesday, January 17th 2017, 21:13
related places: Aleppo

The BBC's Jeremy Bowen has visited the site of Aleppo's Umayyad Mosque to see what's left after the war in Syria.
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A walk through Aleppo

Saturday, January 14th 2017, 19:26
related places: Aleppo

The BBC's Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen shares his images - and thoughts - from a journey through ruins of Syria's Aleppo.
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Can-do attitude

Saturday, January 14th 2017, 0:14
related countries: Germany Germany

A disabled young Syrian creates a new life in Germany helping other Arab immigrants.
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Obama's Syria legacy: Measured diplomacy, strategic explosion

Friday, January 13th 2017, 2:39

How did a man who took office espousing a new era of engagement with the world end up a spectator to this century's greatest humanitarian catastrophe?
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Syria accuses Israel of bombardment

Friday, January 13th 2017, 1:39
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Damascus

Reports suggest a military airport west of the capital Damascus was hit by rockets.
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Syria conflict: Seven dead in Damascus bombing

Thursday, January 12th 2017, 21:01
related places: Damascus

The attack kills at least seven in a high security area of the capital, destroying several cars.
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Thursday, January 12th 2017, 18:48
related countries: Germany Germany

A Syrian migrant who took a selfie with the German chancellor is to take Facebook to court.
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Nazi war criminal Alois Brunner 'died in Syria squalor'

Wednesday, January 11th 2017, 15:46
related places: Damascus

SS captain died in 2001 while living in misery a dilapidated Damascus basement, magazine claims.
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Syrian war: Assad says Aleppo bombing was justified

Monday, January 9th 2017, 15:01
related places: Aleppo

Syria's president justifies the heavy bombing of east Aleppo, recaptured by his forces last month.
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Aqueducts and arbours

Sunday, January 8th 2017, 1:45

From ancient to modern times, Syria's Wadi Barada has been a vital water source, says Diana Darke.
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Aleppo dentist

Sunday, January 8th 2017, 0:47
related places: Aleppo

A Syrian who fled conflict in Aleppo ended up in Somaliland, after searching on Google for a place with no dentist.
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