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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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'Horrifying conditions' in Syrian town

Tuesday, January 12th 2016, 19:22
related places: Madaya

A senior UN official says the suffering in the besieged Syrian town of Madaya is the worst he has witnessed during the country's brutal civil war.
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Putin does not rule out Assad asylum

Tuesday, January 12th 2016, 16:42
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia's Vladimir Putin does not rule out granting political asylum to his long-time ally, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, in an interview with a German magazine.
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Lebanese rules 'put refugees at risk'

Tuesday, January 12th 2016, 14:46
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Regulations being imposed in Lebanon effectively bar many Syrian refugees from renewing their residency permits, Human Rights Watch says.
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Evacuation call at starving Syrian town

Tuesday, January 12th 2016, 10:04
related places: Madaya

Some 400 people in the besieged rebel-held Syrian town of Madaya must be urgently evacuated for medical treatment, the UN humanitarian chief warns.
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VIDEO: Syrians in 'grave peril of losing lives'

Tuesday, January 12th 2016, 9:11
related places: Madaya

Some 400 people in the besieged Syrian town of Madaya need to be urgently evacuated for medical treatment, says UN humanitarian chief Stephen O'Brien.
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VIDEO: Food unloaded in besieged town

Monday, January 11th 2016, 22:47
related places: Madaya

An aid convoy carrying a month's supply of food, medicine and winter clothing, has entered the besieged Syrian town of Madaya.
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Aid reaches starving Syrian town

Monday, January 11th 2016, 21:27
related places: Madaya

An aid convoy finally reaches the besieged rebel-held Syrian town of Madaya, bringing vital food and medicines to starving residents.
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VIDEO: Desperate wait for aid to besieged Syrian town

Sunday, January 10th 2016, 23:25
related places: Madaya

An aid convoy which was delayed in reaching the besieged Syrian town of Madaya is now due to arrive on Monday.
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Aid for starving Syrian village delayed

Saturday, January 9th 2016, 19:28
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Madaya

Aid for the besieged Syrian village of Madaya, a rebel-held village near the Lebanese border, has been delayed until Monday by last-minute hitches.
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VIDEO: Syrian girl's talent show tears

Saturday, January 9th 2016, 2:06

How Syrian girl sobbing on TV won hearts in Arab World
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VIDEO: Syrians 'eating tree leaves' to survive

Friday, January 8th 2016, 17:23
related places: Madaya

People in the besieged Syrian town of Madaya are eating "tree leaves" to survive, an activist tells the BBC.
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Syria 'to let aid into besieged town'

Thursday, January 7th 2016, 21:21
related places: Madaya

Syria's government has agreed to allow aid into the besieged rebel-held village of Madaya, the UN says, amid reports of residents starving.
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Civilians under siege in Syria

Thursday, January 7th 2016, 16:31

What we know about besieged Syrian towns
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VIDEO: Syrian civilians 'starving to death'

Thursday, January 7th 2016, 15:12

The situation in three besieged villages in Syria is "extremely dire", the International Committee of the Red Cross warns, as activists release images of malnourished children.
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Besieged Syrians face 'dire situation'

Wednesday, January 6th 2016, 14:50

The situation in three besieged villages in Syria is "extremely dire", the Red Cross warns, amid reports that people are dying of starvation.
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Syria refugees massed at Jordan border

Wednesday, January 6th 2016, 10:02
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Jordan acknowledges that more than 12,000 Syrian refugees are stranded in a remote desert area on its northern border awaiting entry.
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Russian stars sing for Syria troops near Latakia

Wednesday, January 6th 2016, 1:43
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Latakia

Russian pop stars do patriotic duty at air base
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‘My dead nephew’s picture saved thousands of lives’

Saturday, January 2nd 2016, 0:18

Aunt of dead Syrian toddler says picture 'saved thousands'
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Syrian army moves on southern town

Wednesday, December 30th 2015, 13:54

Government forces battle rebels for control of a key town in southern Syria, part of their first major offensive in the region for months.
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Rugby star tweets dead refugee photos

Wednesday, December 30th 2015, 7:53

Rugby star Sonny Bill Williams is criticised by Unicef for posting graphic images of dead children on Twitter after visiting a Syrian refugee camp.
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Paris-linked IS chiefs 'died in strikes'

Tuesday, December 29th 2015, 17:05
related countries: France France, United States United States
related places: Paris

IS commanders linked to last month's Paris attacks were among 10 militants killed in recent US-led coalition air strikes, the US military says.
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Besieged rebels evacuated from Syria

Monday, December 28th 2015, 16:46
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Hundreds of fighters and civilians in three besieged parts of Syria are evacuated under a truce deal brokered by the United Nations.
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Baron Cohen donates £670,000 for Syria

Monday, December 28th 2015, 14:10

Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen and his wife, the actress Isla Fisher, donate £670,000 to two charities helping people in Syria and neighbouring countries.
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Evacuation from Syrian camp 'on hold'

Saturday, December 26th 2015, 17:10
related places: Damascus

The expected evacuation of thousands of rebels from in and around Yarmouk refugee camp in southern Damascus is put on hold, reports say.
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Syrian rebel leaders die in air strike

Saturday, December 26th 2015, 3:13
related places: Damascus

The head and several leaders of one of Syria's most powerful rebel groups, Jaysh al-Islam, have been killed in an air strike east of Damascus.
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VIDEO: Children and war - in 60 seconds

Friday, December 25th 2015, 15:23

Children bear much of the brunt of global conflict, particularly in places like Syria. BBC News explains the extent of the problem, in 60 seconds.
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Syrian rebels 'to leave Yarmouk camp'

Thursday, December 24th 2015, 18:07
related places: Damascus

A UN-brokered deal could see thousands of Syrian rebels and their families leave areas in and around the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus.
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VIDEO: The girl who fled Syria in a wheelchair

Thursday, December 24th 2015, 12:50
related countries: Germany Germany

2015 - The year of the migrant: How one girl fled Syria in a wheelchair and the welcome she received in her new life in Germany.
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Syrian government 'ready to negotiate'

Thursday, December 24th 2015, 12:26

Syria's foreign minister says the government is ready to take part in UN-brokered peace talks aimed at ending the conflict in the country.
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The stories of Syrian children that went viral in 2015

Thursday, December 24th 2015, 0:57

What happened to the Syrian migrant kids whose pictures went viral
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How a Belgian teenager was lured to Syrian jihad

Thursday, December 24th 2015, 0:10
related countries: Belgium Belgium

How a Belgian teenager was lured to Syria
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Russia brushes off Syria allegations

Wednesday, December 23rd 2015, 23:41
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia's defence ministry says an Amnesty International report accusing Moscow of indiscriminate air strikes in Syria is "total lies".
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Russia 'killed 200 civilians in Syria'

Wednesday, December 23rd 2015, 16:11
related countries: Russia Russia

Amnesty International says at least 200 civilians died in the first two months of Russian air strikes in Syria and war crimes may have been committed.
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VIDEO: Amnesty says Russia attacking civilians

Wednesday, December 23rd 2015, 4:43
related countries: Russia Russia

Amnesty International has shown evidence suggesting that Russian air strikes in Syria have killed hundreds of civilians.
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International system has failed Syria

Monday, December 21st 2015, 22:15

Syria has been failed by the international system
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VIDEO: British Islamist fighting against IS

Monday, December 21st 2015, 10:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British Islamist who says he is in Syria fighting against both President Assad and the group calling itself Islamic State talks to the BBC's Quentin Sommerville.
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Drawing the horror of a Syrian detention centre

Monday, December 21st 2015, 0:05

Drawing the horror of a Syrian detention centre
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VIDEO: 'Every day there were eight new bodies'

Monday, December 21st 2015, 0:05
related places: Sami`

Sami went through two periods of detention in Syria's prisons. He eventually bribed his way out and out of Syria.
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VIDEO: British Islamist on fight against IS

Sunday, December 20th 2015, 23:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British Islamist who says he is in Syria has described his fight against both the so-called Islamic State and President Assad.
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Fire traded over Israel-Lebanon border

Sunday, December 20th 2015, 18:56
related countries: Israel Israel, Lebanon Lebanon

Israel fires artillery shells in response to rockets from southern Lebanon, hours after Lebanese militant Samir Qantar was killed in a strike in Syria.
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Key Lebanese militant killed in Syria

Sunday, December 20th 2015, 16:26
related countries: Israel Israel, Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Damascus

Key Lebanese militant Samir Qantar is killed in a rocket strike near Damascus in Syria, the Hezbollah group says, blaming Israel.
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'Russian strikes kill scores' in Syria

Sunday, December 20th 2015, 16:26
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Idlib

At least 43 people are killed in air strikes believed to have been carried out by Russian planes in the Syrian city of Idlib, activists and residents say.
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'Third of Syrian rebels share IS aims'

Sunday, December 20th 2015, 9:28
related countries: United States United States

About a third of rebel groups in Syria - 100,000 fighters - share the ideology of so-called Islamic State, a new report says.
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Videos spark Swiss terror probe

Saturday, December 19th 2015, 21:56
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Swiss authorities investigate a leading figure in a prominent Muslim organisation on terror-related charges over videos made in Syria.
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Russia 'capable of more' in Syria

Saturday, December 19th 2015, 20:05
related countries: Russia Russia

President Vladimir Putin says Russia is using "far from everything we are capable of" in its military operations in Syria.
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US welcomes Syria 'milestone' at UN

Saturday, December 19th 2015, 8:02
related countries: United States United States

A UN plan for Syria is a "milestone" in the efforts to end the conflict there, says US Secretary of State John Kerry.
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UN Security Council adopts Syria plan

Friday, December 18th 2015, 22:49

The United Nations Security Council unanimously adopts a resolution outlining a peace process for Syria.
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Powers meet on Syria ceasefire plan

Friday, December 18th 2015, 18:24

World powers meet in New York to try to move forward a tentative plan to bring about a ceasefire in Syria, but key differences persist.
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Russian jet's black box 'damaged'

Friday, December 18th 2015, 10:18
related countries: Russia Russia, Turkey Turkey

The memory card in the flight recorder of a Russian warplane downed by Turkey on the Syria border last month is damaged, Russian investigators say.
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VIDEO: Syria's future as Arab Spring marked

Friday, December 18th 2015, 1:10

The BBC's chief international correspondent Lyse Doucet, who has covered the civil war in Syria since it began, looks at what the future holds for the country.
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VIDEO: 'Licking Americans': Key Putin quotes

Thursday, December 17th 2015, 16:48
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Key

Key quotes from Russian President Vladimir Putin's annual news conference, covering Syria, Turkey's downing of a Russian jet and next year's US presidential election.
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US and Russia in Syria peace push

Tuesday, December 15th 2015, 20:40
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Moscow

The US and Russia say world powers will meet in New York on Friday to pass a UN resolution endorsing the Syria peace process.
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Syrian army retakes Damascus airbase

Monday, December 14th 2015, 18:14
related places: Damascus

Syrian government forces have regained control of a military airbase on the eastern outskirts of Damascus, activists and military sources say.
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Two Syrians held in Geneva terror hunt

Saturday, December 12th 2015, 19:42
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland
related places: Geneva

Two people of Syrian origin are arrested in Geneva on suspicion of making explosives and having links to jihadi groups, the Swiss authorities say.
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'IS Homs bomb attack' kills 16

Saturday, December 12th 2015, 19:21

The Islamic State group lays claim to a deadly car bomb attack in the Syrian city of Homs - days after rebels were evacuated under a ceasefire.
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Putin vows tough line on Syria threats

Friday, December 11th 2015, 17:39
related countries: Russia Russia

President Vladimir Putin orders the Russian military to take "extremely tough" action against any threat to its forces in Syria.
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VIDEO: Trudeau: 'This is a wonderful night'

Friday, December 11th 2015, 15:50
related countries: Canada Canada

The first military plane carrying Syrian refugees to be resettled in Canada has arrived in the country.
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IS oil trade 'worth more than $500m'

Friday, December 11th 2015, 12:18
related countries: United States United States

The so-called Islamic State (IS) has made more than $500m trading oil, with its main customer being the Syrian regime, a US treasury official says.
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Canada PM welcomes Syrian refugees

Friday, December 11th 2015, 5:45
related countries: Canada Canada

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau welcomes the first plane carrying Syrian refugees as it arrives in Toronto.
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