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Syrian photographer puts down camera to rescue child

Thursday, April 20th 2017, 18:40
related places: Aleppo

Syrian photographer Abd Alkader Habak put down his camera after a car bomb blast outside Aleppo.
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Learning the hard way

Tuesday, April 18th 2017, 23:24
related countries: Greece Greece

Children who fled bombs in Syria now have to overcome nationalist hostility and poverty in Greece.
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Syria war: 'At least 68 children among 126 killed' in bus bombing

Monday, April 17th 2017, 9:32

The explosion targeted buses carrying evacuees from besieged Syrian towns on Saturday.
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Pope's prayers for Syrian refugees

Sunday, April 16th 2017, 11:42

Pope Francis uses his Easter address to call for peace following a deadly attack on a bus convoy in Syria.
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Syria war: Huge bomb kills dozens of evacuees in Syria

Sunday, April 16th 2017, 6:24
related places: Aleppo

A blast rips through buses carrying people from pro-government towns, waiting at a rebel checkpoint.
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Syrian-American poet's view of the conflict

Thursday, April 13th 2017, 23:08
related countries: United States United States

Amal Kassir lost 11 family members in Syria last Tuesday - but not in the suspected chemical attack.
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Assad denies use of chemical weapons

Thursday, April 13th 2017, 14:04

In an interview filmed by the Syrian presidency, Bashar-al Assad says gas attack claims are "100% fabricated".
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Syria war: US says 'low point' of Russia ties cannot continue

Wednesday, April 12th 2017, 21:16
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said "broad differences" remained between the two sides on Syria.
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White House's Sean Spicer says Hitler gaffe 'inexcusable'

Wednesday, April 12th 2017, 14:31

Sean Spicer says he "screwed up" when he suggested Adolf Hitler did not use chemical weapons.
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Wednesday, April 12th 2017, 12:02

A letter found near the scene reportedly mentions military operations in Syria and a previous attack.
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US accuses Russia of covering up Syria chemical attack

Tuesday, April 11th 2017, 21:12
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

Russia has tried to deflect blame for a deadly chemical attack away from the Syrian government, the US has said.
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Syria war: G7 fails to agree sanctions on Russia after 'chemical attack'

Tuesday, April 11th 2017, 17:05
related countries: Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK proposal fails to win support, with the US secretary of state now in Moscow for talks.
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Syria war: Russian officers 'could face sanctions'

Tuesday, April 11th 2017, 8:54
related countries: Russia Russia

Western leaders say it is no longer in Russia's interest to back Syria after alleged chemical attacks.
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‘Syria will implode if Assad goes', says Peter Ford

Tuesday, April 11th 2017, 0:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Former UK ambassador to Syria says Syria would "implode" if President Assad were to go
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Syria war: US missiles 'took out 20% of aircraft'

Monday, April 10th 2017, 21:16
related countries: Italy Italy, United States United States

The US warns Syria not to use chemical weapons again, as G7 holds key talks in Italy.
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Syria war: G7 seeks united front on Assad and Russia

Monday, April 10th 2017, 18:56
related countries: Russia Russia

The G7 nations wrestle with how to pressure Russia over Syria after the suspected chemical attack.
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Russia papers critical of Trump

Monday, April 10th 2017, 10:12
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Trump

The BBC's Steve Rosenberg looks at how Russia's papers are covering the US attack on Syria.
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Tillerson: Russia 'failure allowed Syria chemical attack'

Monday, April 10th 2017, 5:52
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

The US says Russia bears responsibility for the Syrian chemical attack, ahead of a G7 meeting.
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UK blames Russia for Syria deaths

Sunday, April 9th 2017, 9:28
related countries: Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Kremlin was responsible "by proxy" as the "principal backer" of regime, says defence secretary.
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Trump's Syria strike celebrated by 'terrorists', Iran says

Saturday, April 8th 2017, 16:37
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Damascus

The Iranian president's comments came as people in Damascus protested against the air strikes.
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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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