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VIDEO: Syrian migrant: 'Deportation is a big mistake'

Saturday, April 2nd 2016, 4:20
related countries: Greece Greece, Turkey Turkey

The Greek parliament has passed a law allowing migrants arriving in the country to be returned to Turkey.
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VIDEO: Inside Palmyra after recapture from IS

Friday, April 1st 2016, 12:23

Pictures have emerged revealing the extent of the damage caused by Islamic State militants during their occupation of the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra.
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Turkey 'forcibly returning Syrians'

Friday, April 1st 2016, 9:47

Turkey has forced thousands of refugees to return to Syria in breach of international law, a new report by Amnesty International says.
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US 'appalled' by Damascus air strikes

Friday, April 1st 2016, 9:33
related countries: United States United States
related places: Damascus

The US says it is "appalled" by reports that Syrian government air strikes killed more than 30 people in a rebel-held suburb of Damascus on Thursday.
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Assad: 'Opposition' could join government

Wednesday, March 30th 2016, 15:13

Syria's president says "opposition forces" could form part of a new government, the shape of which could be agreed at peace talks in Geneva.
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VIDEO: The Syrian refugee who's become a star in Germany

Monday, March 28th 2016, 23:59
related countries: Germany Germany

The Syrian who's become a big hit in Germany
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Syrian army 'presses on from Palmyra'

Monday, March 28th 2016, 18:47
related countries: Russia Russia

The Syrian army, backed by Russian air strikes, is said to be continuing its offensive against so-called Islamic State after recapturing the ancient city of Palmyra.
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Pictures reveal IS damage to Palmyra

Monday, March 28th 2016, 8:04

Hours after Syrian troops recaptured Palmyra, images emerge showing the extent of damage wrought by Islamic State group militants.
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Recapture of Palmyra tightens noose on IS

Monday, March 28th 2016, 0:40

Recapture of Syrian city pushes back IS, but strengthens Assad
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VIDEO: Ancient Syrian city 're-captured from IS'

Sunday, March 27th 2016, 19:20
related countries: Russia Russia

Syrian government forces have re-captured the ancient city of Palmyra from so-called Islamic State (IS), say state media and a monitoring group.
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Assad hails Palmyra recapture from IS

Sunday, March 27th 2016, 19:00

The Syrian president praises the army's recapture of the ancient city of Palmyra from IS as new images of the damage caused by the militants emerge.
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Syria government forces 'enter Palmyra'

Saturday, March 26th 2016, 20:34

Syrian government forces backed by Russian air strikes seize several neighbourhoods in Palmyra, state TV says.
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Syria army 'retakes Palmyra citadel'

Friday, March 25th 2016, 16:31

Syrian government forces advance further into IS-held Palmyra, reportedly capturing a castle perched on a hill above the ruins of the ancient city.
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IS senior leader 'killed in Syria'

Friday, March 25th 2016, 15:47
related countries: United States United States

The US announces it has killed a number of leading Islamic State (IS) militants in the past week, including the purported second-in-command.
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VIDEO: US and Russia in Syria peace process pledge

Friday, March 25th 2016, 7:04
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

US Secretary of State John Kerry says he has agreed with Russia to accelerate work towards a political transition in Syria.
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Refugees rescue far-right politician

Tuesday, March 22nd 2016, 23:40
related countries: Germany Germany

A far-right German politician is rescued by two Syrian refugees after he crashes his car in a tree, German media report.
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VIDEO: The comedians mocking so-called Islamic State

Tuesday, March 22nd 2016, 0:30
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The comedians mocking militants inside Syria and Iraq
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Russia warns US over Syria violations

Monday, March 21st 2016, 15:29
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

Russia says it will unilaterally start using force against those violating the partial truce in Syria, if the US does not agree to joint rules by Tuesday.
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Sunday, March 20th 2016, 0:14
related places: Damascus

The 70s pop song that still gets Syrians dancing
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Paintings of hope for Syria's children

Saturday, March 19th 2016, 0:49

The children's magazine that's still printed in Syria today
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Russia strikes 'target IS at Palmyra'

Friday, March 18th 2016, 22:51
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Is

Russia says it is conducting up to 25 air strikes a day on Islamic State around the ancient city of Palmyra , but US officials cast doubt on the claims.
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VIDEO: Meet the Syrian refugee rapper

Friday, March 18th 2016, 0:03

Nineteen-year-old Tammam from Syria has been using hip hop as a way to document his experience.
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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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