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Russia fires on Syria from submarine

Tuesday, December 8th 2015, 21:53
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia says it has for the first time hit Islamic State targets in Syria with missiles launched from a submarine in the Mediterranean.
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'Foreign recruitment doubles' in Syria

Tuesday, December 8th 2015, 20:45

The number of foreign fighters in Syria has gone up from 12,000 to more than 27,000 in the past 18 months, according to research from a security consultancy.
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Syria air strikes 'kill 26 civilians'

Monday, December 7th 2015, 21:48
related countries: United States United States

Syrian activists say at least 26 civilians, including children, have been killed in the north-east of the country by air strikes possibly carried out by the US-led coalition.
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Coalition denies strike on Syrian army

Monday, December 7th 2015, 18:37
related countries: United States United States

The US-led coalition against Islamic State denies carrying out an air strike on an army camp in Syria that the government says killed three soldiers.
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UN seeks $20bn for humanitarian aid

Monday, December 7th 2015, 14:59

The UN is appealing for $20.1bn (£13.3bn) to fund aid operations in 2016, with two-fifths needed to help those affected by the conflict in Syria.
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Anti-IS fighter back in Australia

Monday, December 7th 2015, 7:43
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

An Australian who was fighting against IS militants in Syria returns home, with his family saying he should be given an amnesty under foreign fighter laws.
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VIDEO: Daily life in Syria 'worse than death'

Monday, December 7th 2015, 6:44

The BBC's Lyse Doucet reports from Kisweh in Syria about what daily life is like there, on the day the UN is expected to request a record sum to help Syrians as part of its annual appeal
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Strikes on Raqqa 'kill 32 IS militants'

Sunday, December 6th 2015, 15:26

Air strikes on the Syrian city of Raqqa have killed at least 32 Islamic State militants and wounded 40 more, an activist group says.
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Blair: Syria action not like Iraq War

Saturday, December 5th 2015, 2:26
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK action in Syria to target so-called Islamic State is not like the 2003 Iraq invasion, former Prime Minister Tony Blair tells the BBC.
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'How I was tortured in a Syrian jail'

Saturday, December 5th 2015, 0:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British woman's story of torture in a Syrian jail
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Germany backs Syria anti-IS mission

Friday, December 4th 2015, 21:01
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany's parliament votes in favour of sending military support in the fight against Islamic State militants in Syria.
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VIDEO: 'You go to jail for wearing tight trousers'

Friday, December 4th 2015, 15:17
related countries: Turkey Turkey

A Syrian refugee who has fled to Turkey talks to the BBC about what life in Raqqa, the Islamic State stronghold, was like.
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VIDEO: Three questions on UK-Syria air strikes

Friday, December 4th 2015, 13:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Lyse Doucet explains how the news of the UK involvement in Syria has been received.
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VIDEO: Secret video shows life in IS stronghold

Thursday, December 3rd 2015, 23:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

As the UK launches air strikes in Syria, the country's information minister criticises the decision.
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VIDEO: Migrant stand-off at Macedonia border

Thursday, December 3rd 2015, 20:22
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Greece Greece, Macedonia Macedonia

Thousands of migrants are stuck on the Greek-Macedonian border, with tensions mounting as only people from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan are allowed through.
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VIDEO: FSA: 'We are the West's best partners'

Thursday, December 3rd 2015, 15:03

A Free Syrian Army spokesman says that they are the West's "best partners on the ground in Syria".
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Putin: Turkey 'will regret' Syria act

Thursday, December 3rd 2015, 11:23
related countries: Russia Russia, Turkey Turkey

Russia's President Putin castigates Turkey's leaders, warning that they will regret shooting down a Russian Su-24 bomber in Syria.
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UK bombs IS: Syrians give reactions

Thursday, December 3rd 2015, 11:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Syrian reaction is divided after the UK begins bombing targets of the so-called Islamic State in Syria.
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UK launches first Syria air strikes

Thursday, December 3rd 2015, 10:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

RAF Tornado jets carried out "successful" bombing of oil fields in Syria controlled by Islamic State militants, the MoD says, shortly after MPs vote in favour of extending air strikes.
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VIDEO: IS, Isis, Isil, or Daesh?

Thursday, December 3rd 2015, 6:21
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Why is the jihadist group which controls large swathes of territory in Syria and Iraq sometimes referred to by different names by English-speaking governments and media?
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MPs authorise UK air strikes in Syria

Thursday, December 3rd 2015, 3:25
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United Kingdom United Kingdom

MPs overwhelmingly back UK air strikes against so-called Islamic State in Syria, and later four RAF fighter jets leave their Cyprus base for an unknown destination.
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VIDEO: View from Damascus as UK plans air strikes

Thursday, December 3rd 2015, 0:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Damascus

British MPs have voted to authorise UK air strikes against so-called Islamic State in Syria.
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VIDEO: What impact can UK forces have in Syria?

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015, 22:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK will take part in air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria after MPs voted in favour of the action.
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Leaders clash over Syria air strikes

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015, 15:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A mammoth 10-hour debate is expected before MPs vote whether to authorise UK airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria.
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Many German Tornadoes 'not airworthy'

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015, 11:20
related countries: Germany Germany

Only 29 of Germany's 66 Tornado jets are airworthy, a defence ministry report has revealed, ahead of a Bundestag vote on action in Syria.
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VIDEO: UK MPs debate Syria air strikes

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015, 10:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK Prime Minister David Cameron and opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn set out the arguments for and against bombing Syria ahead of a vote by MPs on the issue.
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VIDEO: 'IS shrinking since Russian strikes'

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015, 8:47
related countries: Russia Russia

Syria's president Bashar al-Assad says Russia's involvement in his country's war has led to significant changes, including the "shrinking" of the Islamic State (IS) group.
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Are there 70,000 Syrian 'moderates' ready to back UK?

Tuesday, December 1st 2015, 14:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Are there 70,000 Syrian 'moderates' ready to back UK?
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Syria jihadists release Lebanese troops

Tuesday, December 1st 2015, 12:26
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate has freed 16 Lebanese security personnel held captive for almost 16 months as part of a swap deal, officials say.
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German cabinet approves IS mission

Tuesday, December 1st 2015, 11:04
related countries: Germany Germany

The German cabinet backs plans for military support in the fight against Islamic State militants in Syria and MPs are expected to vote this week.
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Turkey 'shot down plane for IS oil'

Monday, November 30th 2015, 18:59
related countries: Russia Russia, Turkey Turkey
related places: Is

Russia says Turkey shot down one of its planes near the border with Syria to protect its oil trade with Islamic State - a trade Turkey has always denied.
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Turkey 'won't apologise' to Russia

Monday, November 30th 2015, 16:43
related countries: Russia Russia, Turkey Turkey

Turkey says it will not apologise for bringing down a Russian jet on the Syrian border, saying it has a right and duty to protect its airspace.
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VIDEO: Syria's drought: How has the country at war coped?

Monday, November 30th 2015, 0:41

Battling drought and war to farm in Syria
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Russian pilot's body flown to Ankara

Sunday, November 29th 2015, 23:04
related countries: Russia Russia, Turkey Turkey

Turkey flies the body of the Russian pilot killed after his plane was downed on the Syrian border to Ankara, to be met by Russian diplomats.
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Russia announces Turkey sanctions

Saturday, November 28th 2015, 19:18
related countries: Russia Russia, Turkey Turkey

Russia announces a package of economic sanctions against Turkey over the shooting down of a Russian jet on the Syrian border on Tuesday.
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Canada 'to admit Alan Kurdi relatives'

Saturday, November 28th 2015, 2:20
related countries: Canada Canada, Turkey Turkey

Relatives of Syrian boy Alan Kurdi, whose drowning off Turkey triggered an international outcry, are to be admitted to Canada, his aunt says.
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Russia beefs up defences in Syria

Saturday, November 28th 2015, 1:31

Russia strengthens its anti-aircraft defences in Syria by moving up a cruiser and deploying new missiles at an air base.
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Syria war: Attacks fuel search for solution

Saturday, November 28th 2015, 0:56

How rash of attacks fuel search for solution in Syria
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Why Cyprus backs Cameron's push for UK air strikes in Syria

Saturday, November 28th 2015, 0:52
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cameron

Why Cyprus backs UK airstrikes against Islamic State
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Turkish journalists charged with spying

Thursday, November 26th 2015, 22:18
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Two prominent Turkish journalists have been charged with espionage after alleging that Turkey's secret services sent arms to Islamist rebels in Syria.
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VIDEO: 'Salah Abdeslam might go to Syria'

Thursday, November 26th 2015, 20:47
related countries: Belgium Belgium, France France
related places: Brussels, Paris, Salah

A man from Brussels, who was a friend of Salah Abdeslam the chief suspect following the Paris attacks, has told the BBC that Salah's options are to "turn himself in" or "go to Syria".
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Russia plans sanctions against Turkey

Thursday, November 26th 2015, 19:46
related countries: Russia Russia, Turkey Turkey

Russia is preparing wide-ranging economic sanctions against Turkey after the downing of one of its jets, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says.
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Audio of 'warning' to Russia jet issued

Thursday, November 26th 2015, 9:52
related countries: Russia Russia, Turkey Turkey

The Turkish military releases an audio recording of what it says were warnings to a Russian warplane before it was shot down on the Syrian border.
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VIDEO: 'Audio warning' released by Turkish military

Thursday, November 26th 2015, 8:14
related countries: Russia Russia, Turkey Turkey

The Turkish military has released what it says is an audio recording of the warning given to the Russian plane shot down by Turkey on the Syrian border.
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Downed plane pilot denies Turkey warning

Wednesday, November 25th 2015, 21:25
related countries: Russia Russia, Turkey Turkey

The surviving pilot of a Russian plane shot down by Turkey on the Syrian border says no warning was given, and the plane was inside Syrian airspace.
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VIDEO: Eggs thrown at Turkish embassy in Moscow

Wednesday, November 25th 2015, 13:55
related countries: Russia Russia, Turkey Turkey
related places: Moscow

A protest has taken place outside the Turkish embassy in Moscow over Turkey's downing of a Russian jet on the Syrian border.
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Missing Russian pilot 'alive and well'

Wednesday, November 25th 2015, 12:39
related countries: Russia Russia, Turkey Turkey

A Russian pilot missing after Turkey downed his fighter jet is alive and well and back at an airbase in Syria, Russia's defence minister says.
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Canada slows down Syrian refugee intake

Wednesday, November 25th 2015, 2:28
related countries: Canada Canada

The Canadian government says it will resettle only 10,000 Syrian refugees by the end of this year - less than half the number it promised earlier.
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Putin fury after Turkey downs warplane

Tuesday, November 24th 2015, 21:07
related countries: Russia Russia, Turkey Turkey

President Putin condemns the downing of a Russian warplane on the Turkish-Syrian border, and threatens Turkey with "serious consequences".
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VIDEO: Air strike frequency - IS fight v WW2

Tuesday, November 24th 2015, 18:44
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

The US-led coalition launches about two combat aircraft sorties per hour against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq, but how does that compare to previous aerial campaigns?
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Turkey downs Russian warplane in Syria

Tuesday, November 24th 2015, 13:24
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish warplanes shoot down a Russian military aircraft on the border with Syria, an act President Vladimir Putin describes as "stab in the back".
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VIDEO: Footage of 'warplane downed on Syria border'

Tuesday, November 24th 2015, 10:18
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Video footage shows the plane reportedly shot down on the Turkish/Syrian border falling towards the ground.
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(Don't) give me your tired, your poor

Tuesday, November 24th 2015, 2:11

Jon Sopel on America's Syrian refugee dilemma
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VIDEO: The impact of air strikes against IS

Monday, November 23rd 2015, 23:03
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United Kingdom United Kingdom

David Cameron has said he will take his case to parliament to extend air strikes by the UK from Iraq into Syria.
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US air strike 'hits 238 IS oil trucks'

Monday, November 23rd 2015, 20:54
related countries: United States United States

A US air strike has destroyed more than 238 fuel trucks controlled by Islamic State (IS) militants in north-east Syria, says the US military.
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VIDEO: Migrants 'stuck' on Greece border

Monday, November 23rd 2015, 15:19
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Greece Greece, Macedonia Macedonia

Thousands of people are stuck on Greece's border with Macedonia because they are being told that only those that can prove they are escaping war Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan can pass.
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Syrian army takes western towns from IS

Monday, November 23rd 2015, 13:37

Syrian government forces are reported to have captured two towns from Islamic State militants in the west of the country.
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VIDEO: PM: Let's defeat evil death cult together

Monday, November 23rd 2015, 12:36
related countries: Iraq Iraq

David Cameron says that the world is coming together to hunt down Islamic State militants in their heartland of Syria and Iraq.
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VIDEO: Trump puts refugees on the agenda

Friday, November 20th 2015, 23:58
related countries: United States United States

How Donald Trump helped the resettlement of Syrian refugees become a key US political debate.
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Russia 'pounding IS' in Syria

Friday, November 20th 2015, 22:32

Russia intensifies its air raids on what it calls "terrorist" targets in Syria and raises to 69 the number of its aircraft there.
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Couple cancels wedding to help Syrians

Friday, November 20th 2015, 21:16
related countries: Canada Canada

A Canadian couple cancels their wedding, opting for a small City Hall ceremony, to raise money to sponsor a Syrian refugee family.
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US House votes to restrict refugees

Friday, November 20th 2015, 1:14
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

The US House of Representatives backs a Republican bill that places new restrictions on the resettlement of Syrian and Iraqi refugees in the US.
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Costa Rica arrests Syrian migrant

Thursday, November 19th 2015, 22:33
related countries: Costa Rica Costa Rica, Greece Greece, Honduras Honduras

Costa Rica detains a Syrian woman with a fake Greek passport, days after five illegal Syrian migrants were arrested in Honduras.
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Assad rejects Syria transition deadline

Thursday, November 19th 2015, 11:45

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad says a political process to end the country's bloody civil war cannot begin while it is occupied by "terrorists".
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VIDEO: Assad: Paris attacks a horrible crime

Thursday, November 19th 2015, 10:02
related countries: France France, Italy Italy

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, in an interview with Italian television, says the people in Syria understand what it is like to lose family in terror attacks.
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Raqqa activists criticise 'ineffective' air strikes on IS

Thursday, November 19th 2015, 9:17

France has stepped up its air strikes on the jihadist group's stronghold of Raqqa in Syria, but activists from the city say they are not working.
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Obama rejects 'hysterical' refugee ban

Wednesday, November 18th 2015, 17:38

President Barack Obama describes as hysterical the actions of two dozen state governors who are refusing to resettle Syrian refugees.
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