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US states say no to Syrian refugees

Tuesday, November 17th 2015, 1:15
related countries: France France, United States United States
related places: Paris

More than a dozen US states halt programmes to resettle Syrian refugees, after one of the Paris attackers is linked to migrants entering Europe.
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VIDEO: US governors move to block Syrian refugees

Tuesday, November 17th 2015, 0:52
related countries: United States United States

Some US states say Syrian refugees are no longer welcome
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VIDEO: Did Paris attacker pose as a refugee?

Tuesday, November 17th 2015, 0:37
related countries: France France
related places: Idlib, Paris

Ahmad al-Mohammad, from Idlib in Syria, has been named as one of the attackers involved in Friday's terror attacks in Paris.
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Obama defends US strategy to counter IS

Tuesday, November 17th 2015, 0:36
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

US President Barack Obama defends his administration's military strategy against the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
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VIDEO: Where Paris attacker entered Europe

Monday, November 16th 2015, 20:38
related countries: France France
related places: Idlib, Paris

Ahmad al-Mohammad, from Idlib in Syria has been named as one of the attackers involved in Friday's terror attacks in Paris.
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US-led strike 'destroys IS oil trucks'

Monday, November 16th 2015, 16:23
related countries: United States United States

US-led air strikes destroyed 116 fuel trucks operated by so-called Islamic State (IS) in eastern Syria on one day, US defence officials say.
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Multiple arrests in raids across France

Monday, November 16th 2015, 15:07
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

A total of 23 people have been arrested and weapons seized in a series of raids targeting Islamist militants across France, officials say, following Friday's attacks in Paris.
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VIDEO: Attack 'lasted a lifetime, an eternity'

Monday, November 16th 2015, 10:57
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

The French Prime Minister has said Friday's attacks in Paris were planned and organised from Syria.
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Russia Syria action 'increasing refugees'

Sunday, November 15th 2015, 14:55
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian action in Syria is increasing the number of refugees trying to reach Europe, European Council President Donald Tusk says at a G20 meeting.
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VIDEO: How IS is spreading terror worldwide

Saturday, November 14th 2015, 23:20
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Over recent months Islamic State targets have been under heavy attack in Syria and Iraq, but the militants have also been retaliating in the Middle East.
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VIDEO: 'Thank you, Russia, Thank you, Putin'

Friday, November 13th 2015, 13:20
related countries: Russia Russia

Steven Rosenberg is in Syria and has been following how people there are reacting to the Russian military and political strategy.
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VIDEO: 'So many children' arrive on Lesbos

Thursday, November 12th 2015, 22:48
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Thousands of those seeking refuge in Europe come from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, but they face a perilous journey.
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Europe jihadists 'recruiting for Iraq'

Thursday, November 12th 2015, 21:19
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The 13 suspected members of a jihadist group arrested in raids across Europe were allegedly recruiting foreign fighters to be sent to Syria and Iraq.
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Kurds 'advance on IS-held Sinjar'

Thursday, November 12th 2015, 16:16
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Sinjar

Kurdish forces say they are making progress in a major offensive they have launched against Islamic State militants in Sinjar in northern Iraq.
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EU to label Israeli settlement goods

Wednesday, November 11th 2015, 19:40
related countries: Israel Israel

The European Commission issues guidelines for the labelling of some products made in Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian and Syrian land.
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VIDEO: The airbase where Russia carries out Syria airstrikes

Wednesday, November 11th 2015, 14:45
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia has put forward its proposal for Syria's future in a document circulating at the United Nations in New York.
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Russia's 'Syria peace plan' unveiled

Wednesday, November 11th 2015, 13:03
related countries: Russia Russia

A Russian document circulating at the UN proposes a roadmap to a political settlement in Syria, as Russia and regime forces continue fighting.
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Investigating the theft of Syria’s antiquities

Wednesday, November 11th 2015, 1:59

On the trail of Syria's looted antiquities
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Syrian army 'breaks IS airbase siege'

Tuesday, November 10th 2015, 16:51
related places: Aleppo

Syrian government forces have broken a siege by Islamic State (IS) militants of an airbase in Aleppo province, state media say.
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Merkel 'backs minister' in refugee row

Monday, November 9th 2015, 13:43
related countries: Germany Germany

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is said to be backing her beleaguered interior minister after a row over restricting asylum rights of Syrian refugees.
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Syrians 'not at school' in Turkey

Monday, November 9th 2015, 13:00
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Human Rights watch calls for urgent action after a report finds over 400,000 Syrian refugee children living in Turkey are unable to attend school.
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VIDEO: Calling in air strikes against IS

Monday, November 9th 2015, 12:09
related countries: United States United States

BBC team join fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces as they call in a US air strike against Islamic State militants.
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VIDEO: BBC reporter on frontline against IS

Monday, November 9th 2015, 6:51
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A new alliance of Kurds, Christians and Arabs, called the Syrian Democratic Forces, is pushing back Islamic State militants along the Iraqi-Syria border.
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UK 'letting down' allies over Syria

Sunday, November 8th 2015, 13:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK is "letting down" its allies by failing to launch air strikes against terror group Islamic State in Syria, Britain's top military commander says.
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Mustard gas 'was used' in Syria attack

Friday, November 6th 2015, 17:36

Mustard gas was used in clashes between Islamic State and Syrian rebels in August, chemical weapons experts conclude.
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Refugee boy Azam reunited with parents

Friday, November 6th 2015, 1:35
related countries: Germany Germany, Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro
related places: Belgrade

A Syrian boy whose disappearance from a hospital in Belgrade sparked a huge social media campaign is reunited with his parents in Germany.
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VIDEO: Turkey and bananas welcome EU migrants

Friday, November 6th 2015, 0:11
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Cheese and turkey sandwiches - and lots of bananas - the food that gives migrants from Syria and Afghanistan their first taste of Europe.
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France sends warship to help battle IS

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 18:28
related countries: Iraq Iraq

France's largest warship will support operations against Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, President Francois Hollande announces.
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Deadly bomb rocks Lebanon border town

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 13:47
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

At least six people are reported to have been killed in a bomb attack targeting a meeting of Sunni clerics in a town near Lebanon's border with Syria.
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EU expects three million migrants

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 13:27

The EU Commission expects three million migrants to arrive in the EU by 2017, as Syria and other conflict zones fuel the influx.
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Syria 'profits from disappearances'

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 12:18

The Syria state is profiting from a black market in which people pay huge sums to find forcibly disappeared relatives, Amnesty International says.
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US fines German bank $258m over Iran

Wednesday, November 4th 2015, 19:33
related countries: Germany Germany, Iran Iran, United States United States

German company Deutsche Bank is fined $258m by US regulators for working with US-sanctioned countries Syria and Iran.
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Syrian army recaptures key Aleppo road

Wednesday, November 4th 2015, 17:44
related places: Aleppo

The Syrian army recaptures the only road route into the government-held side of Aleppo, after driving back Islamic State militants, state media say.
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Syrian child refugees 'being exploited in Jordan'

Wednesday, November 4th 2015, 2:05
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Syrian child refugees 'being exploited in Jordan'
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Russia and US planes in Syria test

Tuesday, November 3rd 2015, 19:25

Russian and American planes carry out a joint test in the skies over Syria "tied to newly agreed safety protocols", according to the Pentagon.
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VIDEO: Refugees protest at British base in Cyprus

Tuesday, November 3rd 2015, 17:46
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus, United Kingdom United Kingdom

More than 100 Syrian refugees have staged a series of protests demanding that they should be allowed to leave a British military base in Cyprus.
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Cameron warned against Syria vote

Tuesday, November 3rd 2015, 16:29

An influential Commons committee tells David Cameron not to press ahead with a vote on UK air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria.
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Russia warplanes bomb IS in Palmyra

Monday, November 2nd 2015, 23:01

Russia says its warplanes have bombed Islamic State positions around the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, near a historic castle.
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IS captures town in central Syria

Monday, November 2nd 2015, 0:06

Observers say Islamic State fighters have captured the Syrian town of Maheen in Homs Province from government forces.
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VIDEO: Russia's role in Syria stirs memories

Sunday, November 1st 2015, 0:37
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Russia Russia

Russian air strikes on Syria have revived painful memories for the soldiers the USSR sent into Afghanistan in the 1980s.
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Russia warns of 'proxy war' in Syria

Saturday, October 31st 2015, 2:49
related countries: United States United States

Russia warns of a "proxy war" developing in the Middle East after the US says it will send special forces to Syria to help rebels fight Islamic State.
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US to send special forces into Syria

Friday, October 30th 2015, 22:25
related countries: United States United States

President Barack Obama is to send up to 50 special forces to Syria to help co-ordinate the fight against IS, US officials say.
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World powers step up Syria peace quest

Friday, October 30th 2015, 21:08

Major powers lay out a new diplomatic process to help end Syria's civil war, but they continue to differ on the fate of President Bashar al-Assad.
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Rapper turned IS fighter killed by US

Friday, October 30th 2015, 20:10
related countries: Germany Germany, United States United States

A US air strike in Syria killed a former German rapper working for the Islamic State who used social media to recruit, defence officials confirmed.
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VIDEO: Syria talks: News briefing from Vienna

Friday, October 30th 2015, 12:26
related countries: Austria Austria, France France
related places: Vienna

A news briefing is taking place from key talks on the Syria conflict, in Vienna, Austria.
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VIDEO: BBC finds 'missing' Syrian refugee boy

Friday, October 30th 2015, 8:04
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro
related places: Belgrade

Young Syrian boy Azam found after vanishing from a Belgrade hospital
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VIDEO: 'Make or break' Syria talks held

Friday, October 30th 2015, 6:58
related countries: Austria Austria
related places: Vienna

Talks in Vienna between the countries backing rival sides in the Syrian civil war start on Friday.
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MPs worried by UK refugee 'capacity'

Friday, October 30th 2015, 0:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK may not be prepared for the number of Syrian refugees the government plans to accept, MPs say.
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How we found 'lost' Syrian refugee boy Azam

Thursday, October 29th 2015, 23:16

How BBC tracked down the Syrian boy with a broken jaw
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Saudis: Iran must accept Assad exit

Thursday, October 29th 2015, 22:21
related countries: Iran Iran, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

As international talks on the conflict in Syria begin, Saudi Arabia says Iran must accept the removal of President Bashar al-Assad.
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VIDEO: Saudi FM: No doubt Assad will go

Thursday, October 29th 2015, 15:15
related countries: Austria Austria, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: Vienna

There is "no doubt" Syrian President Bashar al-Assad "will go", Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir has said ahead of talks in Vienna.
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Kerry seeks end to Syria war 'hell'

Thursday, October 29th 2015, 12:53
related countries: United States United States

The US is intensifying diplomatic efforts to end Syria's civil war even as it increases support for moderate rebels, US Secretary of State John Kerry says.
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Iran to join international Syria talks

Wednesday, October 28th 2015, 17:57
related countries: Austria Austria
related places: Vienna

Iran's foreign minister will attend multilateral talks on resolving the Syrian conflict in Vienna this week, the first time Tehran has been involved.
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Syrian family in Russian airport limbo

Wednesday, October 28th 2015, 16:46
related countries: Russia Russia

Syrian family in Russian airport limbo
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US signals shift in anti-IS campaign

Wednesday, October 28th 2015, 10:41
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

The US indicates that it will step up its campaign against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, including through direct ground missions.
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Iran 'to be invited' to Syria talks

Wednesday, October 28th 2015, 0:25
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

The US says it expects Iran to be invited to international talks over the Syria conflict, marking a shift in policy.
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VIDEO: Syrian boy who lives in an airport

Wednesday, October 28th 2015, 0:11
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

The Ahmads, a Syrian family who fled from northern Iraq, have been stuck in an airport terminal in Moscow for six weeks.
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VIDEO: The priest who escaped IS captivity

Tuesday, October 27th 2015, 17:52

A Syrian priest, who was released three months after being abducted by militants of the so-called Islamic State in May, tells BBC Arabic about his ordeal.
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IS 'blows up captives in Palmyra'

Tuesday, October 27th 2015, 11:06

Islamic State militants have killed three captives in Syria's ancient city of Palmyra by tying them to columns and blowing them up, activists say.
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Turkey confirms shelling Syrian Kurds

Tuesday, October 27th 2015, 9:48
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu confirms that the Turkish military has attacked Kurdish fighters in northern Syria.
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VIDEO: Migrant journeys in the onset of winter

Tuesday, October 27th 2015, 8:03

The BBC's Alex Deakin reports on the winter conditions faced by people trying to cross to Europe from Syria and the Middle East.
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Where does UK aid to Syria actually go?

Tuesday, October 27th 2015, 0:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Where does UK aid to Syria actually go?
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Syria rebels sceptical of Russia offer

Monday, October 26th 2015, 11:34
related countries: Russia Russia

Western-backed rebels in Syria say they will reject any offers of military assistance from Russia while it continues to bomb them.
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Syria rebels spurn Russian help offer

Sunday, October 25th 2015, 15:27
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Western-backed Syrian rebels reject an offer of military support from Russia saying Moscow, a key ally of Syria's government, cannot be trusted.
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'Israeli Arab paraglides to Syria'

Sunday, October 25th 2015, 11:25
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel says one of its Arab citizens deliberately paraglided into Syria, amid reports Israel mounted intensive aerial operations overnight.
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