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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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Major Syrian rebel town 'recaptured'

Sunday, January 24th 2016, 12:40
related places: Latakia

The last major town held by rebels in Syria's western Latakia province is recaptured by pro-government forces, state TV and activists report.
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Jordan border guards kill 'smugglers'

Sunday, January 24th 2016, 5:30
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Jordanian border guards have shot dead 12 suspected smugglers who tried to cross into the country from Syria, the military says.
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US 'ready for IS military solution'

Saturday, January 23rd 2016, 23:02
related countries: Turkey Turkey, United States United States

US Vice-President Joe Biden says the US and Turkey are prepared to seek a military solution against the Islamic State group if a political deal in Syria proves impossible.
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'No end in sight' for Russia in Syria

Saturday, January 23rd 2016, 14:57
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia's Syria operation looks increasingly long-term
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'US expanding air strip' in north Syria

Friday, January 22nd 2016, 19:56
related countries: United States United States

The BBC obtains satellite imagery which appears to show the US expanding an air strip in Kurdish-controlled northern Syria.
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Germany holds Syrian over UN kidnapping

Friday, January 22nd 2016, 15:49
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Damascus, Stuttgart

A Syrian man has been arrested in the south German city of Stuttgart on suspicion of helping to kidnap a UN peacekeeper in Damascus, prosecutors say.
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VIDEO: Take a look around a Russian warship

Friday, January 22nd 2016, 6:40
related countries: Russia Russia

The BBC has been given a rare tour of one of Russia's warships which is based off the coast off Syria.
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Syria refugees come to UK after ruling

Friday, January 22nd 2016, 5:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Four Syrian refugees who had been living in the unofficial migrant camp known as the "Jungle" near Calais arrive in the UK after a legal ruling.
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VIDEO: Inside Russian airbase in Syria

Wednesday, January 20th 2016, 22:50
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Latakia

The BBC's Steve Rosenberg is given access to a Russian airbase near Latakia, as part of an embed with the Russian military.
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VIDEO: Belgium's jihadi mums share anguish

Wednesday, January 20th 2016, 0:11
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Iraq Iraq

The mothers of two young Belgian jihadists who died fighting in Iraq and Syria tell the BBC's Murad Shishani how they are battling their pain.
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VIDEO: Refugees' hopes from global leaders

Wednesday, January 20th 2016, 0:06

As world leaders gather in Davos to discuss global challenges like Syria's civil war, what do refugees living in the town want to say to those attending the forum?
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'Fairer plan needed' for Syria refugees

Monday, January 18th 2016, 22:39

The world should find fairer ways of resettling Syrian refugees fleeing the war in their country, the new UN refugee agency chief says.
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Rocket 'kills one' at Turkish school

Monday, January 18th 2016, 12:36
related countries: Turkey Turkey

One person is killed after a rocket lands near a Turkish school next to the Syrian border, officials say.
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'Hundreds abducted by IS' in Syria

Sunday, January 17th 2016, 10:56

A human rights group says Islamic State militants in Syria have abducted 400 civilians during a bloody assault on the eastern city of Deir al-Zour.
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IS kills dozens in new Syria assault

Saturday, January 16th 2016, 23:05

Dozens of people have been killed in an Islamic State offensive on government-held areas of Deir al-Zour in eastern Syria, local media report.
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Queen Rania hits back at Charlie Hebdo

Saturday, January 16th 2016, 15:28
related countries: Germany Germany, Jordan Jordan

Queen Rania of Jordan publishes a cartoon as a riposte after French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo linked the drowned Syrian child Alan Kurdi with sex attacks in Germany.
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VIDEO: 'Madaya doesn't have life' - Aid worker

Saturday, January 16th 2016, 10:42
related places: Madaya

An aid worker who has been to the besieged Syria town of Madaya describes how the situation has affected the people living there.
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Dutchman probed for killing IS fighters

Friday, January 15th 2016, 19:02
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

A former Dutch soldier is arrested on suspicion of killing Islamic State militants while fighting alongside Kurdish militiamen in Syria.
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VIDEO: 'I'd rather die than go back to Syria'

Friday, January 15th 2016, 6:31
related countries: Turkey Turkey

A BBC investigation has found that the Turkish authorities have detained and deported refugees back to Syria.
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Turkey 'acting illegally' over Syria refugees

Friday, January 15th 2016, 2:05
related countries: Turkey Turkey

BBC investigates claims that Turkey is returning Syria refugees
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VIDEO: UK pushes for Syrian refugees' right to work

Thursday, January 14th 2016, 23:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK government has said it is hopeful there will be a new deal to help some Syrian refugees who have fled the conflict remain in the region.
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VIDEO: 'Assad has no role in Syria's future'

Thursday, January 14th 2016, 22:19
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Adel, London

The Saudi foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir and the US secretary of state John Kerry have met in London.
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Bavarian mayor buses refugees to Merkel

Thursday, January 14th 2016, 21:00
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

A Bavarian mayor angry about Germany's asylum policy sends a busload of Syrian migrants to Chancellor Angela Merkel's office in Berlin.
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Second aid convoy 'enters Syrian town'

Thursday, January 14th 2016, 15:35
related places: Damascus, Madaya

A second aid convoy in a week reportedly enters the besieged rebel-held Syrian town of Madaya, where people have been dying of starvation.
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The struggle facing Syria's citizen journalists

Wednesday, January 13th 2016, 1:45

The killing of Naji Jerf and the danger to Syria's citizen journalists
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