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Refugees at highest ever level, reaching 65m, says UN

Monday, June 20th 2016, 8:36
related countries: Somalia Somalia

More than 65m people worldwide are displaced by conflict and war, the UN refugee agency says, half from Syria, Afghanistan and Somalia.
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Syrian refugees take up micro gardening in Lebanon

Monday, June 20th 2016, 8:06
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

A charity is helping refugees living in Lebanon, where they are unable to work or grow crops, to build their own micro gardens.
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Syrian refugee: 'Five of my family were shot' at Turkish border

Sunday, June 19th 2016, 18:12
related countries: Turkey Turkey

A Syrian refugee describes how her family were shot at by Turkish border guards, in footage filmed by an activist and obtained by the BBC.
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Turkey border guards 'shot Syrian children' - monitors

Sunday, June 19th 2016, 17:37
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish border guards have shot dead at least eight Syrians, including four children, who were trying to cross into Turkey, activists say.
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Syria conflict: US diplomats press for strikes against Assad

Friday, June 17th 2016, 3:17
related countries: United States United States

More than 50 US diplomats sign an internal memo sharply criticising US policy on Syria and urging military strikes against President Assad's government.
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A Syrian surprise: Rouaa's doll

Thursday, June 16th 2016, 23:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Damascus

Five-year-old Rouaa from Damascus had to leave her favourite doll behind after a chemical weapons attack in 2013. A British family saw the report and wanted to help.
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Islamic State committing genocide against Yazidis, says UN

Thursday, June 16th 2016, 13:15
related countries: Iraq Iraq

UN human rights investigators for the first time accuse so-called Islamic State of committing genocide against Yazidis in Iraq and Syria.
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Syria conflict: Russia 'wants long-term Aleppo ceasefire'

Thursday, June 16th 2016, 9:56
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Aleppo

Russia calls for a long-term ceasefire in the divided northern Syrian city of Aleppo, hours after declaring a two-day pause in the fighting there.
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Syria conflict: Report says UN has lost impartiality

Wednesday, June 15th 2016, 17:24

More than 50 humanitarian organisations operating in Syria accuse the UN of breaching its principles by effectively letting the government control aid deliveries.
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BBC team under fire outside IS-held Syrian town

Wednesday, June 15th 2016, 17:08
related countries: United States United States
related places: Manbij, Arab

The BBC's Jiyar Gol travelled to the outskirts of Manbij, a Syrian town held by IS and currently surrounded by a US-backed alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters.
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Under fire

Wednesday, June 15th 2016, 16:06
related places: Manbij

The BBC's Jiyar Gol comes under fire on the frontline in the battle for the key Syrian town of Manbij, which is controlled by so-called Islamic State.
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Falafel economy

Tuesday, June 14th 2016, 23:13
related countries: Greece Greece, Macedonia Macedonia

With hundreds of Syrian refugees stuck on the border between Greece and Macedonia, small businesses have sprung up as Syrians cater to their fellow exiles.
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Syria: Bombings rock Damascus suburb Sayyida Zeinab

Saturday, June 11th 2016, 12:23
related places: Damascus

Bomb attacks hit a Damascus suburb which is the site of Syria's holiest Shia shrine, killing at least 12 people, state media reports.
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Reports of bomb attacks on Syrian town after UN food drop

Saturday, June 11th 2016, 1:41

The Syrian military has reportedly attacked the besieged rebel-held town of Daraya, dropping close to 30 crudely made bombs from helicopters.
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Syria conflict: 'Barrel bombs dropped on Darayya' after aid delivery

Friday, June 10th 2016, 14:54
related places: Damascus, Darayya

Syrian government forces bombard the besieged Damascus suburb of Darayya, residents say, hours after the arrival of its first food aid since 2012.
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Syria conflict: Food aid reaches besieged Darayya

Friday, June 10th 2016, 13:24
related places: Damascus, Darayya

The first deliveries of food aid since 2012 reach the besieged Damascus suburb of Darayya.
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Hospitals hit in Aleppo air strike

Wednesday, June 8th 2016, 21:23
related places: Aleppo

At least 15 people are killed in air strikes on rebel-held areas in the Syrian city of Aleppo, seriously damaging medical facilities, the UN says.
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Syria conflict: Hospitals hit in Aleppo air strike

Wednesday, June 8th 2016, 21:23
related places: Aleppo

At least 15 people are killed in air strikes on rebel-held areas in the Syrian city of Aleppo, seriously damaging medical facilities, the UN says.
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'Deadly strike' on IS-held Syrian town

Monday, June 6th 2016, 16:07

At least 17 civilians are reported to have been killed in an air strike on a market in an eastern Syrian town controlled by so-called Islamic State.
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When Saudi women marry foreigners

Sunday, June 5th 2016, 23:36
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

How a Saudi-Syrian wedding sparked a national debate
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Army and rebels 'intensify Aleppo hits'

Sunday, June 5th 2016, 13:22
related places: Aleppo

Syria's government and rebel groups accuse each other of intensifying deadly air strikes on the divided northern city of Aleppo.
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Syrian troops 'advance on IS capital'

Saturday, June 4th 2016, 11:45
related countries: Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Is

Syrian troops, backed by Russian air power, cross into Raqqa province, nearing the self-styled capital of so-called Islamic State, UK-based activists say.
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UN 'to ask Syria to allow aid drop'

Friday, June 3rd 2016, 15:59

The UN will ask Syria to allow the air drop of humanitarian aid to areas under siege, diplomats say, as air strikes kill dozens in the north of the country.
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VIDEO: Life in besieged Syrian suburb

Friday, June 3rd 2016, 11:54
related places: Damascus, Darayya

A rare glimpse at life inside Darayya, in the Syrian capital Damascus, where residents have not received food aid since 2012.
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Bomb explodes outside Syria mosque

Thursday, June 2nd 2016, 15:54
related places: Latakia

A bomb explodes near a mosque in the Syrian coastal city Latakia, killing and wounding several people.
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Syria aid drops by air 'not imminent'

Thursday, June 2nd 2016, 13:49
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A senior UN official warns air drops of aid to Syrians are not imminent, despite calls for such action by the US, UK and France.
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First aid for Syria's Darayya since 2012

Wednesday, June 1st 2016, 18:52
related places: Damascus

The first aid convoy since 2012 reaches Darayya, the besieged southern suburb of the Syrian capital Damascus, the country's Red Cross says.
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US-backed forces open new anti-IS front

Wednesday, June 1st 2016, 11:25
related countries: Turkey Turkey, United States United States

US-backed fighters open up a new front against so-called Islamic State (IS) in northern Syria, close to the Turkish border.
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VIDEO: Child pulled from Idlib strike rubble

Wednesday, June 1st 2016, 3:36
related countries: Russia Russia, Turkey Turkey
related places: Idlib

Turkey has accused Russia of bombing a hospital and a mosque in the Syrian city of Idlib.
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Air strikes 'kill 23' in Syria's Idlib

Tuesday, May 31st 2016, 10:54
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Idlib

At least 23 people have been killed by air strikes overnight on the rebel-held city of Idlib, in north-western Syria, activists say.
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Japan hostage photo from Syria 'genuine'

Monday, May 30th 2016, 6:43
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan says a newly released photograph purporting to show a journalist who is being held hostage in Syria appealing for help is genuine.
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Top Syrian negotiator quits peace talks

Monday, May 30th 2016, 2:49

The chief negotiator of Syria's main opposition umbrella group resigns over what he called the failure of UN-brokered peace talks.
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Hospitality on hold as Damascus prepares for Ramadan

Monday, May 30th 2016, 0:00
related places: Damascus

Damascus faces spiralling food prices as Ramadan nears
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IS 'attacks rebel-held Syria town'

Saturday, May 28th 2016, 11:48

Heavy fighting is reported in northern Syria as so-called Islamic State tries to capture the key rebel-held town of Marea.
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Turkish fury at US commando photos

Friday, May 27th 2016, 19:51
related countries: Turkey Turkey, United States United States

Turkey calls the US "two-faced" over images appearing to show US commandos in northern Syria wearing Kurdish militia insignia
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Syria war: Battling on as a disabled refugee

Thursday, May 26th 2016, 23:48

How hard is it to be a Syrian refugee with a disability?
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Kurds launch attack near IS 'capital'

Tuesday, May 24th 2016, 23:39
related countries: United States United States
related places: Arab

A US-backed alliance of Syrian Kurdish and Arab fighters begins a campaign to expel Islamic State militants north of their stronghold Raqqa.
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IS 'destroyed aircraft' at Syria base

Tuesday, May 24th 2016, 19:18
related countries: Russia Russia

New satellite imagery appears to reveal extensive damage to a major airbase in Syria used by Russia after an attack by Islamic State militants.
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VIDEO: IS 'destroyed Syria airbase' used by Russia

Tuesday, May 24th 2016, 9:57
related countries: Russia Russia

A strategically significant Syrian airbase, used by Russia, appears to have been almost completely destroyed - according to new satellite imagery exclusively seen by the BBC. Stratfor analyst Sim Tack explains.
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Syria blames foreign states for blasts

Tuesday, May 24th 2016, 0:08
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Turkey Turkey

The Syrian government accuses Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia of being behind a wave of bombings in the coastal cities of Tartous and Jableh.
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VIDEO: Why IS is striking in unexpected places

Monday, May 23rd 2016, 21:42

Security correspondent Frank Gardner explains why so-called Islamic State (IS) is striking in unexpected places, after a series of car bombings in two coastal cities in Syria.
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Deadly blasts rock Assad strongholds

Monday, May 23rd 2016, 15:53

At least 78 people are killed in multiple bomb attacks claimed by so-called Islamic State in government strongholds on Syria's Mediterranean coast.
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VIDEO: Amateur video 'shows Tartous blast'

Monday, May 23rd 2016, 10:53

Amateur video shows smoke billowing from buildings in the city of Tartous, one of two Syrian government coastal strongholds to be hit by bomb blasts.
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VIDEO: New life for Syrian children in Turkey

Monday, May 23rd 2016, 6:55
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Many Syrian refugees have moved to Turkey, and many children are now enrolled in schools there.
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Top US commander on secret Syria visit

Saturday, May 21st 2016, 22:49
related countries: United States United States
related places: Arab

The top US commander for the Middle East secretly visited northern Syria on Saturday, officials say, to meet Arab and Kurdish rebel forces.
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Greek judges tell refugee Turkey unsafe

Friday, May 20th 2016, 23:02
related countries: Greece Greece, Turkey Turkey

A Greek ruling not to send a Syrian asylum seeker back to Turkey because it is not considered safe raises questions over the EU's migrant deal.
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VIDEO: Life as a fire fighter in Aleppo

Tuesday, May 17th 2016, 23:59
related places: Aleppo

A fireman with the Syrian Civil Defence, a volunteer rescue services, describes what it's like saving lives with limited equipment in rebel-held Aleppo.
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World powers vow to bolster Syria truce

Tuesday, May 17th 2016, 16:58
related countries: Austria Austria
related places: Vienna

World powers have agreed to try to turn the shaky truce in Syria into a more comprehensive ceasefire, and ensure aid gets through to besieged communities.
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VIDEO: What did Syrian refugees take from home?

Tuesday, May 17th 2016, 6:27

Tens of thousands of people have fled their homes in Syria. They told BBC News what they chose to take with them.
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VIDEO: Gay refugee couple separated by system

Tuesday, May 17th 2016, 6:24

Unlike straight couples, gay refugees fleeing the conflict in Syria face an uphill struggle to stay together.
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VIDEO: Life in rebel-held Aleppo

Monday, May 16th 2016, 23:09
related places: Aleppo

An Aleppo resident tells BBC News that Syria's President Bashar al-Assad has achieved nothing by bombing the city.
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Turkish strikes 'kill 27 IS militants'

Monday, May 16th 2016, 11:54
related countries: Turkey Turkey, United States United States

The Turkish army and US-led coalition forces are reported to have carried out attacks in northern Syria, killing 27 Islamic State militants.
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Women risking it all to flee Syria

Monday, May 16th 2016, 2:11
related countries: Greece Greece

Meeting the Syrian women of Kara Tepe camp in Greece
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IS 'overruns hospital in Syrian city'

Saturday, May 14th 2016, 23:48

Islamic State militants briefly overrun a hospital in the eastern Syrian city of Deir al-Zour, seizing hostages, reports say.
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'Jihadists' killed Hezbollah commander

Saturday, May 14th 2016, 11:49
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Hezbollah's top military commander in Syria, Mustafa Amine Badreddine, was killed in artillery fire by jihadists, the Lebanese group says.
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Aleppo ceasefire extended again

Monday, May 9th 2016, 20:20
related places: Aleppo

A ceasefire in place since last week in the Syrian city of Aleppo has been extended until midnight on Wednesday, Syrian state TV says.
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Deal 'ends mutiny at Syria prison'

Monday, May 9th 2016, 14:21

A deal is reportedly reached to end a mutiny by hundreds of mostly political detainees at a prison in Syria, although ministers deny any disorder.
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VIDEO: Despair in Turkish town hit by war

Monday, May 9th 2016, 6:08
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Kilis

Rockets fired from across the border in Syria have hit the Turkish town of Kilis almost every day for the past few weeks.
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VIDEO: Young refugees find new lives in Germany

Sunday, May 8th 2016, 23:30
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Germany Germany

Young refugees from Afghanistan and Syria have fled war to find a new life in Germany.
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Kidnapped Spanish reporters return home

Sunday, May 8th 2016, 15:07
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Madrid

Three Spanish journalists who were kidnapped in Syria last year have returned home to a rapturous reception from friends and family.
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Aleppo ceasefire extended until Monday

Saturday, May 7th 2016, 1:50
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Aleppo

A two-day truce in the Syrian city of Aleppo is extended for a further three days, Russia's defence ministry says.
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Syrian troops 'storm mutinous prison'

Friday, May 6th 2016, 18:52

Syrian government troops storm a prison in the central city of Hama to try to put down a mutiny among some 800 inmates, monitors say.
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VIDEO: Syria: 'Little hope of real ceasefire'

Friday, May 6th 2016, 14:32
related places: Idlib

In the aftermath of an air strike on an Idlib refugee camp that reportedly killed at least 28 people, Will Ross reports that there is 'little hope of real ceasefire' in Syria.
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Syria refugee camp strike 'war crime'

Friday, May 6th 2016, 11:11

An air strike on a Syrian refugee camp that reportedly killed at least 28 people could amount to a war crime, a senior UN official says.
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Russian maestro plays in Palmyra ruins

Thursday, May 5th 2016, 21:45
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian conductor Valery Gergiev performs in the ruins of Palmyra in Syria, weeks after the ancient site was recaptured from so-called Islamic State.
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Deadly air strike on Syria refugee camp

Thursday, May 5th 2016, 21:40
related countries: Turkey Turkey

At least 28 people are reported to have been killed in an air strike on a Syrian refugee camp near the Turkish border, monitors say.
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Uneasy calm as Aleppo truce takes hold

Thursday, May 5th 2016, 9:48
related places: Aleppo

An uneasy calm is reported across the war-torn northern Syrian city of Aleppo as a partial truce comes into effect.
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VIDEO: Aleppo included in new ceasefire deal

Thursday, May 5th 2016, 6:22
related places: Aleppo

Aleppo is included in a new ceasefire deal to try and reduce the violence in Syria.
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