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Syria: Country in Western Asia
Syria, officially the Syrian Arab Republic, is a country in Western Asia, bordering Lebanon to the southwest, the Mediterranean Sea to the west, Turkey to the north, Iraq to the east, Jordan to the south, and Israel to the southwest. Its capital and largest city is Damascus. A country of fertile plains, high mountains, and deserts, Syria is home to diverse ethnic and religious groups, including the majority Syrian Arabs, Kurds, Turkmens, Assyrians, Armenians, Circassians, Mandaeans, and Greeks. Religious groups include Sunnis, Christians, Alawites, Druze, Isma'ilis, Mandaeans, Shiites, Salafis, and Yazidis. Arabs are the largest ethnic group, and Sunnis are the largest religious group.

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Turkey retaliates against YPG attack in northern Syria [Video]

Turkey retaliates against YPG attack in northern Syria

Turkish security forces say they have killed seven fighters from a Kurdish group responsible for killing two Turkish soldiers in northern Syria.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:15Published
Germany: Syrian refugees travel to help people| Floods | Oneindia News [Video]

Germany: Syrian refugees travel to help people| Floods | Oneindia News

A group of Syrian men who came to Germany as refugees six years ago are helping people affected by the floods in the western part of the country. They answered a call on social media and traveled to..

Credit: Oneindia     Duration: 02:14Published
GPS Web Extra: The fate of Jordan's many refugees [Video]

GPS Web Extra: The fate of Jordan's many refugees

King Abdullah II of Jordan tells Fareed how he sees the future of over a million Syrian refugees now living in his country.

Credit: Bleacher Report AOL     Duration: 04:28Published
Tommy Robinson ordered to pay £100,000 to Syrian schoolboy after libel case loss [Video]

Tommy Robinson ordered to pay £100,000 to Syrian schoolboy after libel case loss

Tommy Robinson has been ordered to pay £100,000 to a Syrian schoolboy who was filmed being attacked at school, after the English Defence League founder lost a libel case.Robinson – whose real name..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:15Published
Syria army shells rebel bastion killing seven [Video]

Syria army shells rebel bastion killing seven

Syrians mourn the victims of a regime shelling on the village of Iblin, south of Idlib, in which seven civilians, three of them children, were killed and several wounded, in the army's third deadly..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:00Published
This Syrian man was tortured and murdered. His brother wants justice [Video]

This Syrian man was tortured and murdered. His brother wants justice

Russian mercenaries have been accused of grave human rights abuses that experts say could, in some cases, amount to war crimes. CNN has reported extensively on the alleged atrocities committed in..

Credit: Bleacher Report AOL     Duration: 05:10Published
Should families of foreign ISIL fighters be able to return home? | Inside Story [Video]

Should families of foreign ISIL fighters be able to return home? | Inside Story

Belgium repatriates six women and 10 children from Syrian refugee camp.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 25:05Published
Syria rockets hit villages in last rebel enclave [Video]

Syria rockets hit villages in last rebel enclave

Syrian government rockets hit two villages in the last rebel stronghold in northwestern Syria on Thursday, killing at least nine civilians, including three children, rescue workers and a war monitor..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:00Published
France’s top court to decide on war crime charges against Lafarge [Video]

France’s top court to decide on war crime charges against Lafarge

France’s Court of Cassation is due to decide on a number of charges against French cement giant Lafarge, including its indictment for "complicity in crimes against humanity" in Syria

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:24Published
UN Security Council extends Syria cross-border aid [Video]

UN Security Council extends Syria cross-border aid

UN Security Council extends Syria cross-border aid

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:19Published
Aid groups urge UN to keep Syria’s last cross-border aid lifeline [Video]

Aid groups urge UN to keep Syria’s last cross-border aid lifeline

A crucial border crossing that's a lifeline for Syrian refugees is at risk of closing, because of a rift within the UN security council.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:45Published
Syria aid workers form human chain to protect cross-border 'lifeline' [Video]

Syria aid workers form human chain to protect cross-border 'lifeline'

Hundreds of aid workers form a human chain near the Bab al-Hawa border crossing in northern Syria calling for an extension of a United Nations resolution allowing "lifeline" cross-border aid into the..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:00Published
Russia signals opposition to extension of Syria's last aid corridor [Video]

Russia signals opposition to extension of Syria's last aid corridor

A dispute over cross-border aid for Syria that the UN says will have devastating consequences for millions of people.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:04Published
US forces in Syria attacked after air raids on armed groups [Video]

US forces in Syria attacked after air raids on armed groups

Iran-backed armed groups launch rockets at US troops in eastern Syria causing no casualties, says war monitor.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:18Published
Sen. Warner reacts to airstrikes on US base in Syria [Video]

Sen. Warner reacts to airstrikes on US base in Syria

Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) discusses reports that rockets landed on a US military base in eastern Syria, a day after the US carried out airstrikes on Iranian-backed militias.

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U.S. defends strikes in Iraq, Syria as ‘necessary’ [Video]

U.S. defends strikes in Iraq, Syria as ‘necessary’

The United States on Monday strongly defended weekend strikes against Iran-aligned militias but the fighters vowed revenge and both Iraq and Syria condemned the unilateral U.S. air strikes as..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 02:19Published
Department of Defense footage shows US airstrikes on Iraq-Syria border [Video]

Department of Defense footage shows US airstrikes on Iraq-Syria border

President Joe Biden directed military forces to conduct defensive precision airstrikes against facilities used by Iran-backed militia groups in the Iraq-Syria border region on June 27, according to a..

Credit: Bleacher Report AOL     Duration: 03:18Published
US carries out air raids on Iran-backed militias in Syria, Iraq [Video]

US carries out air raids on Iran-backed militias in Syria, Iraq

Strikes mark second time US President Joe Biden has ordered retaliatory attacks against armed groups since taking office.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 06:25Published
Six years ago he was fleeing war.This year he is competing at the Olympics [Video]

Six years ago he was fleeing war.This year he is competing at the Olympics

Refugee Aram Mahmoud fled Syria six years ago in search of a better life, leaving behind his family in the process. Now, he is set to take center stage as one of 29 athletes selected by the..

Credit: Bleacher Report AOL     Duration: 03:31Published
The Danish immigration decisions tearing Syrian refugee families apart [Video]

The Danish immigration decisions tearing Syrian refugee families apart

The Alata family was torn apart once when their father was killed in Syria. Now they are being put to the test once more as half of the family's refugee status in Denmark is being revoked. Where can..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 08:00Published
Syrian artist Naja Albukai uses visual expression to deal with trauma [Video]

Syrian artist Naja Albukai uses visual expression to deal with trauma

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 03:29Published
Biden, Erdogan upbeat but no breakthrough disclosed [Video]

Biden, Erdogan upbeat but no breakthrough disclosed

U.S. President Joe Biden and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan sounded upbeat after their first face-to-face talks on Monday, although they did not announce major breakthroughs in the relationship..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:54Published
Displaced Syrians vaccinated against COVID-19 [Video]

Displaced Syrians vaccinated against COVID-19

The second phase of a vaccination campaign in rebel-held parts of northwestern Syria began on Monday with dozens of people getting inoculated against coronavirus.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:00Published
New hope for missing U.S. journalist Austin Tice? [Video]

New hope for missing U.S. journalist Austin Tice?

Brian Stelter asks if the Biden administration’s review of Syria policy could provide an opening to secure journalist Austin Tice’s freedom. Michael Holtzman says “Bashir al-Assad has a moment in..

Credit: Bleacher Report AOL     Duration: 03:22Published

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12-year-old Hend Zaza from Syria competes in the Table Tennis at just 12-years old, China's Zou Jingyuan sets the standard in the Gymnastics and the first 3x3 Basketball match at the 2020 Olympics took..
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Tokyo Olympics: Syria's Hend Zaza, 12, is out, but hopes to inspire others

Youngest Olympian Hend Zaza, the 12-year-old Syrian table tennis star, wants to inspire others despite losing 4-0 in the preliminary round.
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Syrian refugee recalls how 'swimming literally saved my life' as she prepares to compete in Olympics

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US carries out airstrikes against Iran-backed militia in response to drone attacks

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The United States has carried out another round of airstrikes against Iran-backed militia in Iraq and Syria, the Pentagon has said.
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Syria's Bashar al Assad elected for fourth term as president after winning 95.1% of the vote

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Syria's President Bashar al Assad has been re-elected with 95.1% of the vote, according to officials in the country, as the West denounced the vote as illegitimate. 
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Footage from Syria in 2018 among inaccurate videos circulating about Israel-Gaza conflict

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As violence between Israeli and Palestinian groups worsens, misinformation relating to both sides is spreading on social media.
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'Dambusters' squadron to join fight against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria

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The renowned "Dambusters" squadron is set to fly stealth fighter jets to support operations against the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria.
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Syrian anti-aircraft missile strikes near Israeli nuclear reactor, military says

syrian anti-aircraft missile strikes near israeli nuclear reactor, military says
A missile launched from Syria has struck Israel's Negev desert region, setting off air raid sirens near the country's nuclear reactor.
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Syria's 'miracle baby' has cheated death several times - and brought together people across the world

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The Turkish doctors treating her are calling her the "miracle baby".
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Meet the Syrian doctor who left hospital bombings behind in Aleppo for the UK's COVID frontline

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In the midst of gunfire and airstrikes that rained across the Syrian city of Aleppo, a young final-year medical student trained how to treat war injuries.
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Security forces move into notorious Syrian camp to oust ISIS elements

security forces move into notorious syrian camp to oust isis elements
Security forces in Kurdish-controlled northeastern Syria have entered the notorious al Hol camp where ISIS sympathisers are being held.
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'Creating the next generation of jihadists' - The return of IS to Syrian refugee camps

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Humanitarian crisis, worsened by Covid-19, calls for relaxation of sanctions imposed on Syria: India


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'We have to judge them': The court trying Islamic State fighters left behind in Syria

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On the edge of a dusty town in Kurdish-controlled northeastern Syria, a small team of lawyers are doing something remarkable; a task no other government globally is willing to do.
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Close allies of Assad hit with UK sanctions for 'wholesale assault' on Syrian people

Six close allies of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad - incuding his foreign minister - have been targeted with asset freezes and travel bans as part of fresh UK sanctions.
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Britain's treatment of Shamima Begum criticised - as new photos of IS bride in Syria emerge

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A fractured state and a people displaced - counting the cost of a decade of war in Syria

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The Syrian government "must be held accountable" for crimes committed over the past decade, according to the Netherlands, which is leading the international action to bring President Bashar al Assad to..
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Met's War Crimes Unit examining allegations against Asma al Assad, wife of Syrian president

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The Metropolitan Police has launched a preliminary investigation into Asma al Assad, Sky News understands. 
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Syrian president Bashar al-Assad and wife test positive for coronavirus

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After US airstrikes in Syria, Biden warns Iran of consequences for supporting militia groups

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American airstrikes in Syria show that Iran can expect consequences for supporting militia groups threatening US interests and personnel, Joe Biden has warned.
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US conducts air strikes against Iranian-backed militia facilities in Syria: Pentagon

The strikes, which were first reported by Reuters, appeared to be limited in scope, potentially lowering the risk of escalation.
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The US has launched airstrikes on eastern Syria - the first military action undertaken since Joe Biden became president.
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Ex-Syrian agent convicted by German court in landmark torture trial

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A former member of Syrian president Bashar al Assad's secret police has been sentenced by a German court to four-and-a-half years in jail for facilitating the torture of prisoners.
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Refugee camp 'womb' for new generation of IS extremists as killings surge

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Killings have surged at a huge refugee camp in Syria housing Islamic State sympathisers, prompting warnings it is the "womb" for a new generation of extremists.
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Drill-rapping jihadist bought 18-inch sword and plotted attack during pandemic, court told

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A drill-rapping jihadist whose brothers travelled to Syria bought an 18-inch sword, a balaclava and a bullet-proof vest as he plotted an attack in the midst of the pandemic, a court has heard.
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At UNSC, India highlights politicisation of Syrian conflict

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At UNSC, India warns of Syrian chemical weapons falling into the hands of terrorists

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PM Modi holds discussions with two warring Kerala based Syrian church groups

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The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested a business analyst working at a Chennai bank and a rice merchant from Bengaluru for allegedly radicalising members of a Bengaluru-based ISIS module..
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