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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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Raqqa air strikes 'kill IS militants'

Wednesday, November 18th 2015, 14:20
related countries: France France

Air strikes since Sunday by France and other nations on the Islamic State (IS) stronghold of Raqqa in Syria kill at least 33 militants, activists say.
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VIDEO: 'Paris events happen every day in Syria'

Tuesday, November 17th 2015, 10:42
related countries: France France, Greece Greece
related places: Paris

Migrants arriving on Greek islands have been giving their reaction to the Paris attacks.
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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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