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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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Russia rejects Syria war crimes claim

Tuesday, February 16th 2016, 16:29
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia "categorically rejects" accusations of war crimes in Syria after several hospitals and schools were hit by missiles on Monday.
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Syria hospital attacks 'war crimes'

Tuesday, February 16th 2016, 9:08
related countries: France France, Turkey Turkey

France and Turkey say air strikes on hospitals in northern Syria constitute war crimes, as the UN reports that up to 50 people have been killed.
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Syria hospital strikes 'killed 50'

Monday, February 15th 2016, 21:36

Up to 50 people are killed in air strikes on schools and hospitals in northern Syria, the UN says, calling the attacks a "blatant" violation of international law.
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Syria hospital strike 'deliberate'

Monday, February 15th 2016, 17:52

MSF says a strike that reportedly killed seven people in one of its hospitals in Syria was "deliberate", with reports of raids on three other hospitals and a school.
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Air strike destroys Syria MSF hospital

Monday, February 15th 2016, 11:04

Eight medics are missing after a hospital in north-western Syria supported by Medecins Sans Frontieres is destroyed in an air strike.
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Turkey denies troops entered Syria

Monday, February 15th 2016, 9:43

Turkey denies reports some of its soldiers entered Syria, and says it is not considering sending troops there, state media report.
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Syria takes Turkey 'violations' to UN

Monday, February 15th 2016, 2:43
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Syria condemns Turkish military action against Kurdish fighters in northern Syria which it has described as a violation of its sovereignty.
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Call for Turkey to end assault on Kurds

Sunday, February 14th 2016, 22:46
related countries: Turkey Turkey

France urges Turkey to end its assault on positions taken by Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, as the attacks continue into a second day.
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VIDEO: Turkey bombs Kurdish positions in Syria

Sunday, February 14th 2016, 20:03
related countries: France France, United States United States

Turkey has bombarded Kurdish positions in northern Syria for a second day, despite calls from France and the United States to end the shelling.
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VIDEO: Syrian Red Crescent deliver aid

Sunday, February 14th 2016, 1:41
related places: Damascus

The Syrian Red Crescent is bringing aid to the Damascus suburb of Douma.
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Turkey shells Kurdish militia in Syria

Saturday, February 13th 2016, 23:03

Turkey shells a Kurdish militia in northern Syria and demands it retreat from territory it has seized, prompting concern in Washington.
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Russia faces pressure over Syria deaths

Saturday, February 13th 2016, 18:04
related countries: France France, Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Pressure increases on Russia over civilian deaths in air strikes in Syria, with France and the United States urging greater caution.
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Syria rebels pledge to keep fighting

Saturday, February 13th 2016, 3:20

Rebel groups in Syria tell the BBC they will not stop fighting, casting doubt on an accord by world powers to bring about a cessation of hostilities.
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VIDEO: Civilians starve as bombs fall in Syria

Friday, February 12th 2016, 22:40

Doubts mount over international agreement to cease some of the hostilities in Syria.
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Assad vows to retake all of Syria

Friday, February 12th 2016, 19:59

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad vows to retake "the whole country", but says the involvement of regional powers means it could take "a long time".
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VIDEO: US: 'Russians are way off track in Syria'

Friday, February 12th 2016, 14:58
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

US Defence Secretary Ash Carter tells the BBC's Jonathan Beale it remains to be seen whether Russia implements the agreement on Syria.
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Syria aid could start in 24 hours - UN

Friday, February 12th 2016, 12:57

The UN hopes to start delivering aid to some besieged areas in Syria shortly, after world powers agree to push for a halt to hostilities in a week's time.
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Clooneys meet Merkel over migrants

Friday, February 12th 2016, 12:21
related countries: Germany Germany

Actor George Clooney and his wife Amal, a human rights lawyer, meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss the Syrian war and the migration crisis.
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World powers agree Syria war pause plan

Friday, February 12th 2016, 9:55
related countries: United States United States
related places: Munich

Major powers agree to seek a "cessation of hostilities" in Syria to begin in a week's time, as well as swift delivery of aid to besieged areas.
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VIDEO: Children tell of having to watch beheadings

Thursday, February 11th 2016, 22:51
related countries: Iraq Iraq

More evidence has come to light of the way Iraqi and Syrian children are being targeted by so-called Islamic State.
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Russia submits Syria ceasefire proposal

Thursday, February 11th 2016, 18:16
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says he has submitted a proposal for a ceasefire in Syria as world powers meet in Munich.
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Two in court over Alan Kurdi smuggling

Thursday, February 11th 2016, 12:49

Two suspected people-smugglers are on trial in connection with the death of Syrian boy Alan Kurdi and four other people.
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Aleppo fighting 'displaces 50,000'

Thursday, February 11th 2016, 1:29
related places: Aleppo

Fighting in Syria's Aleppo province has displaced about 50,000 people and the humanitarian situation is deteriorating rapidly, the Red Cross says.
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VIDEO: Syrian rebels: 'The West has abandoned us'

Wednesday, February 10th 2016, 23:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Aleppo, West

A senior Syrian rebel commander inside Aleppo tells the BBC that his fighters felt abandoned by countries such as Britain and the United States.
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Turkey denounces US support for Kurds

Wednesday, February 10th 2016, 20:11
related countries: United States United States

Turkey's president lashed out at the US over its support for Syrian Kurdish groups, accusing it of creating a "sea of blood".
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UN fears for fate of Aleppo civilians

Tuesday, February 9th 2016, 20:42
related places: Aleppo

Up to 300,000 people could be cut off from food supplies if Syrian government forces encircle rebel-held parts of the northern city of Aleppo, the UN says.
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Canada to end IS strikes by 22 February

Monday, February 8th 2016, 17:59
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Canada will stop bombing targets in Syria and Iraq belonging to the Islamic State group by 22 February, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says.
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Syria 'exterminating detainees' - report

Monday, February 8th 2016, 16:57

The Syrian government has carried out a state policy of extermination against thousands of detainees, UN human rights investigators say.
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Turkey uses refugee crisis to up the ante

Monday, February 8th 2016, 15:51
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey stuck between Syrian humanitarian crisis and refugee crisis in Europe
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New refugee camps go up inside Syria

Monday, February 8th 2016, 4:09
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish aid workers set up tents and distribute supplies for thousands of new Syrian refugees kept from entering Turkey at the border.
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EU calls on Turkey to let in refugees

Sunday, February 7th 2016, 3:26
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Officials in the EU urge Turkey to let in tens of thousands of Syrian refugees trapped on its border after fleeing fighting.
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Syrian president's mother dies aged 86

Saturday, February 6th 2016, 23:25
related places: Damascus

The mother of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Anisa, has died at the age of 86 in the capital Damascus, his office announces.
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Syrian refugee numbers soar at border

Saturday, February 6th 2016, 18:18
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The number of Syrians trying to cross into Turkey amid an upsurge of fighting has nearly doubled to 35,000, a Turkish official says.
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Syrian fighting rages as thousands flee

Saturday, February 6th 2016, 5:42
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Aleppo

Fierce clashes are reported near the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo, as thousands of refugees stream to the Turkish border.
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Russia 'undermining' Syria peace talks

Friday, February 5th 2016, 15:28
related countries: Russia Russia

Nato accuses Russia of undermining attempts to find a political solution to the Syrian conflict by carrying out strikes on opposition groups.
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Tens of thousands flee Aleppo fighting

Friday, February 5th 2016, 12:35
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Aleppo

About 70,000 Syrian refugees are moving to Turkey's border as they flee fighting near Aleppo, Ankara says, while activists put the number at 40,000.
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$10bn pledged for conflict-hit Syrians

Thursday, February 4th 2016, 18:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A donor conference raises more than $10bn in pledges to help Syrians affected by the conflict, UK Prime Minister David Cameron says.
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Billions pledged to help war-torn Syria

Thursday, February 4th 2016, 15:15
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Billions of dollars have been pledged in aid for people affected by the conflict in Syria, at a major donor conference in London.
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Blame traded as Syria talks suspended

Thursday, February 4th 2016, 4:03

Syria's government and opposition blame each other for the suspension of talks aimed at ending the country's brutal five-year conflict.
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Counting the cost of air strikes on IS

Thursday, February 4th 2016, 3:43
related countries: United States United States

Shedding light on civilian cost of US-led air campaign in Syria
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VIDEO: Syria's horrifying statistics

Thursday, February 4th 2016, 2:26

Caroline Hawley looks at the shocking statistics that now define the Syrian conflict.
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UN suspends Syrian peace talks

Wednesday, February 3rd 2016, 21:44

Talks aimed at ending the five-year-old war in Syria are suspended by the UN, with both sides blaming each other for the disruption.
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EU approves Turkey migration fund

Wednesday, February 3rd 2016, 17:39
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The EU approves billions of euros in funding for Turkey to cope with record number of Syrian migrants, in the hope that fewer cross into the EU.
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Troops 'cut Aleppo rebel supply route'

Wednesday, February 3rd 2016, 17:35
related places: Aleppo

Syrian government forces reportedly break a siege of two towns north-west of Aleppo, severing a critical rebel supply route into the city.
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Top IS leaders 'take refuge' in Libya

Wednesday, February 3rd 2016, 17:06
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Libya Libya

Several senior commanders from the group Islamic State have moved to Libya from Iraq and Syria in recent months, a top Libyan intelligence official has told BBC Newsnight.
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Aleppo offensive threatens Syria talks

Wednesday, February 3rd 2016, 13:41
related places: Aleppo

A Syrian government offensive against rebel-held areas around Aleppo threatens to derail UN efforts to persuade the warring parties to start peace talks.
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Syria peace talks enter a second day

Tuesday, February 2nd 2016, 10:28

Talks in Geneva aimed at ending the conflict in Syria enter a second official day, following a meeting between the opposition and UN diplomats.
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Jordan 'at boiling point' over refugees

Tuesday, February 2nd 2016, 5:18
related countries: Jordan Jordan

King Abdullah says people in Jordan are at "boiling point" due to the suffering caused by the influx of hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees.
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VIDEO: 'It has reached boiling point'

Tuesday, February 2nd 2016, 5:00
related countries: Jordan Jordan

King Abdullah of Jordan has told the BBC his country is at a boiling point as it continues to grapple with the influx of refugees from Syria.
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Syria opposition upbeat at peace talks

Monday, February 1st 2016, 20:01

Syria's key opposition group says it had a "positive" meeting with the UN special envoy Staffan de Mistura at peace talks in Geneva.
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Ai Weiwei poses as drowned Syrian boy

Monday, February 1st 2016, 9:25
related countries: China China

Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei recreates the image of drowned Syrian toddler Alan Kurdi that provoked global debate about the plight of refugees.
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Dozens killed near Syrian Shia shrine

Monday, February 1st 2016, 4:42
related places: Damascus

At least 71 people are reported killed in blasts near the Shia shrine of Sayyida Zeinab, south of Damascus, claimed by Islamic State.
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Siege warfare and suffering in Syria's Madaya

Monday, February 1st 2016, 2:12
related places: Madaya

The struggle to bring aid to Syrian town of Madaya
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Syria opposition sets terms for talks

Sunday, January 31st 2016, 8:25

The main Syrian opposition group is in Geneva for peace talks but says the Assad government must meet its demands if negotiations are to start.
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'Another 16 die' in starving Syria town

Saturday, January 30th 2016, 10:48
related places: Madaya

Another 16 people have starved to death in Madaya since UN aid convoys reached the town earlier this month, Medecins Sans Frontieres says.
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Syria opposition to join Geneva talks

Saturday, January 30th 2016, 9:58

The main Syrian opposition group says it will join peace talks that have opened in Geneva, after earlier uncertainty about its participation.
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VIDEO: Behind the scenes at Syria peace talks

Friday, January 29th 2016, 19:28

Lina Sinjab goes behind the scenes of the Geneva talks.
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Syria war: What hope for Geneva peace talks?

Friday, January 29th 2016, 2:25

Can latest Syrian peace talks succeed where others failed?
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Malala warns of Syria's education gap

Thursday, January 28th 2016, 9:31

Campaigner Malala Yousafzai calls for more to be done to educate millions of Syrian refugee children denied access to school.
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Turkish journalists face life in jail

Wednesday, January 27th 2016, 16:37
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Two Turkish journalists face life in prison over a story alleging the government armed Islamists in Syria.
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VIDEO: Refugees hit by snow storm in Lebanon

Wednesday, January 27th 2016, 12:38
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Syrian refugees in Lebanon have again been hit by a winter storm in the Middle East.
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Syrian army 'retakes key southern town'

Tuesday, January 26th 2016, 15:24
related countries: Russia Russia

Government forces retake control of a strategically important town in southern Syria, activists say, after dozens of Russian air strikes.
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Syria peace talks 'to start on Friday'

Monday, January 25th 2016, 16:47

Talks aimed at finding a political solution to the war in Syria are set to start on Friday, the UN says, despite questions over who will be invited.
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VIDEO: Undercover report reveals IS recruitment

Monday, January 25th 2016, 6:58
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A BBC undercover report reveals the extent to which the so-called Islamic State use social media to encourage people to travel to Iraq and Syria.
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Europe could take more refugees - UN

Sunday, January 24th 2016, 15:22

EU states could take more genuine refugees from Syria if they worked together better, the new head of the UN refugee agency tells the BBC.
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