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VIDEO: Aftermath of Russia's Syria strikes

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 22:31
related countries: Russia Russia

The BBC has obtained exclusive footage of what appears to be the aftermath of a Russian airstrike in Syria which locals say left 18 people dead.
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Russia defends Syria air strikes

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 19:28
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov defends his country's air strikes in Syria, saying they target the same militants as the US-led coalition.
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Russia's intervention lifts Syria crisis to new level

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 17:57
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian intervention lifts Syria crisis to new level
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Trump: I would send Syria refugees home

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 17:11
related countries: United States United States

Republican Donald Trump says he would send home all Syrian refugees the US accepts, if he becomes president.
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Russia launches fresh Syria strikes

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 15:06
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia has launched air strikes in Syria for a second day, targeting rebel positions in the north-west and centre of the country.
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VIDEO: Russian military releases strikes video

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 11:54
related countries: Russia Russia

The Russian military releases drone footage that it says shows a second wave of air strikes being carried out on targets within Syria.
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VIDEO: Russia's military hardware in Syria

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 10:55

Details of Russia's cutting edge military technology being deployed in Syria.
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Russia and US military to talk on Syria

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 8:56
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

The US and Russian military are to hold talks "as soon as possible" to avoid their forces clashing in Syria following Moscow's air attacks on Wednesday.
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VIDEO: Trump: I'll send Syrian refugees back

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 8:09
related countries: United States United States

Donald Trump says he will send home all Syrian refugees the US accepts if he becomes president.
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The Syrians starting over in Egypt

Wednesday, September 30th 2015, 23:26
related countries: Egypt Egypt

The Syrian entrepreneurs starting new lives in Egypt
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Russia launches Syria air strikes

Wednesday, September 30th 2015, 19:15
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

Russia's military carries out its first air strikes in Syria against opponents of President Bashar al-Assad, after giving the US an hour's notice.
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VIDEO: Putin pledges Syria military support

Wednesday, September 30th 2015, 14:47
related countries: Russia Russia

President Putin says that the Russian military support in Syria will continue until the Syrian army can carry on the offensive.
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French raid 'kills IS child soldiers'

Wednesday, September 30th 2015, 13:28
related countries: France France

An activist group reports that France's first air strike on Islamic State in Syrian territory killed 30, including 12 child soldiers.
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Russia approves military move in Syria

Wednesday, September 30th 2015, 12:06

Russia's upper house of parliament votes to allow military deployments to Syria, paving the way for air strikes on Islamic State militants.
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Syria refugee's delight at soap scene

Wednesday, September 30th 2015, 11:06
related countries: United States United States

A teenage Syrian refugee who travelled to Europe in her wheelchair has expressed delight after a US soap opera filmed a special scene in her honour.
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Soap star's surprise for Syria refugee

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 11:16
related countries: United States United States

An unlikely dream comes true for a teenage Syrian refugee and fan of the US soap Days of Our Lives, as the show's star comes "back from the dead" in her honour.
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VIDEO: Syria UN: Handshake but no smiles

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 6:21
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

The Russian and American presidents meet on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) and discuss the conflict in Syria.
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Divisions on Syria laid bare at UN

Monday, September 28th 2015, 23:27

Divisions among world leaders on Syria have been laid bare at the UN, but the US and Russia suggest there can be compromise.
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VIDEO: Disabled in Calais: 'I can't make it alone'

Monday, September 28th 2015, 23:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Ali has travelled from Syria to the migrant camp in Calais, but is afraid his disabilities will make it impossible to get to the UK.
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VIDEO: Disabled in Calais: 'I can't make it alone'

Monday, September 28th 2015, 23:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Ali has travelled from Syria to the migrant camp in Calais, but is afraid his disabilities will make it impossible to get to the UK.
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VIDEO: Bowen: Can leaders find Syria consensus?

Monday, September 28th 2015, 21:38
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon says five countries hold the key to resolving the conflict in Syria - including Russia and the US.
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Book world joins forces for charity

Monday, September 28th 2015, 2:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Some of Britain's bestselling authors and their publishers are donating their books to raise money for Syrian refugees.
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PM to meet Iran's president over Syria

Monday, September 28th 2015, 1:10
related countries: Iran Iran

Prime Minister David Cameron will hold face-to-face talks with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani as he seeks to revive the Syrian peace process.
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West 'walking into abyss' on Syria

Monday, September 28th 2015, 0:11

How the West is failing to provide leadership on Syria
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UK PM to urge new Syria peace drive

Sunday, September 27th 2015, 21:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: New York

David Cameron will call for a new diplomatic drive to end Syria's civil war as he meets world leaders at the United Nations in New York.
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France launches Syria anti-IS strikes

Sunday, September 27th 2015, 16:33
related countries: France France

France has carried out its first air strikes against IS militants in Syria, destroying a training camp in Deir al-Zour, President Hollande says.
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VIDEO: Fighting IS: On board an RAF spy plane

Sunday, September 27th 2015, 10:21
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United Kingdom United Kingdom

One year since the UK began combat missions against Islamic State militant targets, the BBC's Jonathan Beale is the first journalist to join an RAF Sentinel spy plane crew carrying out surveillance over Iraq and Syria.
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Sunday, September 27th 2015, 0:07

A moment of love on the road to Europe and other trends
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Syria rebels give equipment to al-Qaeda

Saturday, September 26th 2015, 2:09
related countries: United States United States

A group of US-trained Syrian rebels has handed over their vehicles and ammunition to fighters linked to al-Qaeda, the US military admits.
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UK extends Iraq and Syria surveillance

Friday, September 25th 2015, 23:34
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK is to extend the use of the RAF's Sentinel surveillance aircraft in Iraq and Syria, the defence secretary announces.
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Hezbollah confirms local Syria truces

Friday, September 25th 2015, 21:06
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

The Lebanese Shia militia Hezbollah confirms a six-month truce in fighting against anti-government rebels in two areas of Syria.
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Refugee flow to Europe '8,000 daily'

Friday, September 25th 2015, 16:32
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A daily flow of about 8,000 refugees to Europe - many from Syria and Iraq - is likely to continue, the United Nations warns.
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VIDEO: Disabled Syrian teen's journey across Europe

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 21:59
related countries: Germany Germany

Noujain Mustaffa has travelled thousands of miles from Syria to Germany to be with her brother
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VIDEO: Migrants' hopes of reaching EU 'dashed'

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 18:04
related countries: Greece Greece, Turkey Turkey

Syrian migrants camped out on Turkey's frontier with Greece are being bussed to other locations in the country after the EU strengthened border controls, as Mark Lowen reports.
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EU leaders pledge aid for Syrians

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 4:00
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

EU leaders meeting in Brussels agree to give at least €1bn (£700m, $1.1bn) to UN agencies in a series of measures aimed at tackling the migrant crisis.
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UK to boost Syrian refugee aid by £100m

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015, 21:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK will give another £100m to help refugees in camps bordering Syria, David Cameron says as he arrives for an emergency EU summit on the migrant crisis.
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Migrant crisis: Fleeing life under Islamic State in Syria

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015, 13:31

Syrian refugee tells of Islamic State terror in Raqqa
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Russia 'protecting forces in Syria'

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015, 13:07
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kerry

Russia's military build-up in Syria appears to be limited to protecting its own forces in the country, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday.
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Councils 'need clarity over refugees'

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015, 11:08
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Key issues over incoming Syrian refugees still need to be "urgently resolved", local councils say, as the first of 20,000 due over the next five years arrive in the UK.
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First of 20,000 Syrians arrive in UK

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 21:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The first Syrian refugees to be resettled in the UK since the government announced it was expanding its protection scheme have arrived.
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VIDEO: Hungary prints ads to warn migrants

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 15:49
related countries: Hungary Hungary, Jordan Jordan, Lebanon Lebanon

Hungary has printed adverts in Lebanese and Jordanian newspapers warning Syrian refugees in those countries against making the journey to Europe.
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Putin assures Netanyahu over Syria

Monday, September 21st 2015, 17:31
related countries: Israel Israel, Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Russian President Vladimir Putin seeks to allay Israeli concerns at Russia's military build-up in Syria during top-level talks in Moscow.
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Ofcom backs BBC in Russian TV case

Monday, September 21st 2015, 14:52
related countries: Russia Russia

The BBC has won a case against TV station RT (formerly Russia Today), which claimed the corporation had faked a news report on Syria.
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New US-backed rebels 'enter Syria'

Sunday, September 20th 2015, 10:18
related countries: Turkey Turkey, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

A group of 75 US-backed rebels has crossed into northern Syria from Turkey to fight jihadists there, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says.
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A Syrian love story

Sunday, September 20th 2015, 1:09

How revolution, war and exile changed a marriage
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The solution to Syria runs through Moscow

Saturday, September 19th 2015, 17:03
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

How the solution to Syria runs through Moscow
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Kerry seeks push to end Syria conflict

Saturday, September 19th 2015, 13:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

US Secretary of State John Kerry calls for a fresh diplomatic push to end the Syria conflict, after talks in London with the UK's Philip Hammond.
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Syria 'launches air raids on Palmyra'

Saturday, September 19th 2015, 8:58

Syrian war planes launch one of the heaviest bombardments yet on the city of Palmyra, held by Islamic State militants, activists say.
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VIDEO: 'It's a journey for a new life'

Friday, September 18th 2015, 21:39
related countries: Germany Germany

Najeen Mustafa, a 16 year old from Syria is trying to reach her brother in Germany.
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US-Russia defence talks over Syria

Friday, September 18th 2015, 21:20
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

US and Russian defence ministers hold their first talks in more than a year, discussing the conflict in Syria and how to avoid clashing with each other on the ground.
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Russian troops 'fear Syria mission'

Friday, September 18th 2015, 13:14
related countries: Russia Russia

A top Russian human rights body says it has been contacted by Russian soldiers who fear being sent to fight in Syria.
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VIDEO: Pianist of Yarmouk's journey to Europe

Friday, September 18th 2015, 12:02

Ayham al-Ahmad, the pianist of Yarmouk, records his journey, as he leaves Syria for Europe.
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Yarmouk pianist's perilous journey to Greece

Friday, September 18th 2015, 2:26
related countries: Greece Greece

Following a famed pianist's journey from Syria to Greece
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VIDEO: Exhausted Syrian 'to walk all night'

Thursday, September 17th 2015, 20:58

A Syrian migrant explains why he will keep walking through the night to reach his destination.
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VIDEO: Tripped migrants 'happy' to be in Spain

Thursday, September 17th 2015, 14:29
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong, Spain Spain

The Syrian refugee who was tripped up by a Hungarian camerawoman says he is 'happy' to be in Spain.
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Syria rebel training 'a failure'

Thursday, September 17th 2015, 10:00
related countries: United States United States

A US scheme to train Syrian rebels to combat Islamic State draws strong condemnation after a military official admits "only four or five" are still fighting.
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VIDEO: What is Russia's role in Syria?

Thursday, September 17th 2015, 1:33
related countries: Russia Russia

As Russia strengthens its military relationship with Syria, the BBC's Paul Adams looks at what is known about the ties between the two countries.
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VIDEO: Disabled Syrian teenager's journey across borders

Wednesday, September 16th 2015, 22:11
related countries: Croatia Croatia

The BBC's Fergal Keane meets Noujain Mustaffa, a 16-year-old disabled girl from Kobane in Syria, who is making the long journey to a new life through Croatia with her sister.
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Assad vows not to 'quit under pressure'

Wednesday, September 16th 2015, 18:32
related countries: Iran Iran, Russia Russia

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad tells Russian TV that he will not leave under foreign pressure and says Iran is "at Syria's side".
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Syrian refugees 'to arrive in UK soon'

Wednesday, September 16th 2015, 14:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The first Syrian refugees taken in under the government's expanded resettlement scheme will arrive "in the coming days", the home secretary says.
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US presses Russia on Syria build-up

Wednesday, September 16th 2015, 2:27
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Moscow

US Secretary of State John Kerry calls his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov for a third time to clarify Moscow's military build-up in Syria.
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Australia launches Syria air strikes

Tuesday, September 15th 2015, 23:12
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The Australian government has confirmed it has launched its first air strikes against IS targets inside Syria.
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Rebel rockets 'kill 20' in Syria

Tuesday, September 15th 2015, 20:46
related places: Aleppo

At least 20 people are killed in rebel shelling of a government-held area of Aleppo, with further violence in the Kurdish-held city of Hassakeh.
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Russia makes military pledge to Syria

Tuesday, September 15th 2015, 19:29
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Russia's Vladimir Putin pledges to continue military support for the Syrian government, despite Western concerns over Moscow's role.
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VIDEO: Syria: On the front line in Damascus

Tuesday, September 15th 2015, 11:42
related places: Damascus

Syria conflict: Jeremy Bowen reports from the front line in Damascus where shelling is having terrible consequences on both sides.
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