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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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'We felt the danger': Syria hit hard by Delta variant [Video]

'We felt the danger': Syria hit hard by Delta variant

CNN’s Jomana Karadsheh reports as Idlib province in northwest Syria is ravaged by a Covid-19 outbreak.

Credit: Bleacher Report AOL     Duration: 02:42Published
Students return to Idlib classrooms after Covid delays school year [Video]

Students return to Idlib classrooms after Covid delays school year

Syrian children return to shools in northwestern Idlib province after delays due to the conflict and exacerbated by the Covid pandemic.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:00Published
Bye Bye Merkel, Syrian Artist Bids Farewell From Idlib | Legacy of German Chancellor | Oneindia News [Video]

Bye Bye Merkel, Syrian Artist Bids Farewell From Idlib | Legacy of German Chancellor | Oneindia News

Artist Aziz Asmar is painting a homage to the outgoing German chancellor for her 'very humane' treatment of refugees. A wall destroyed by the Assad regime now imbued with more symbolism of the..

Credit: Oneindia     Duration: 02:42Published
Little Amal: Puppet of young Syrian refugee girl reaches Marseille [Video]

Little Amal: Puppet of young Syrian refugee girl reaches Marseille

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 01:19Published
Syria's war: Aid agencies concerned about children's safety [Video]

Syria's war: Aid agencies concerned about children's safety

Around 40,000 children are living in the Al Hol and Roj refugee camps in northeast Syria where violence is a daily threat.

Credit: Al Jazeera English     Duration: 02:41Published
Displaced Syrian children in Idlib compose 'letters of peace' [Video]

Displaced Syrian children in Idlib compose 'letters of peace'

Syrian children draw and write messages on a paper roll during an event organised by the Shafak NGO.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:00Published
Shamima Begum tells Boris Johnson over terror threat - 'You don't know what you're doing' [Video]

Shamima Begum tells Boris Johnson over terror threat - 'You don't know what you're doing'

Former Isis-bride Shamima Begum has begged the British public for forgiveness, saying there is “no evidence” she was a key player in preparing terrorist acts.The 22-year-old, who fled her east..

Credit: Yahoo News     Duration: 00:55Published
Coronavirus in Syria: Cases spike in north-western rebel held enclave of Idlib [Video]

Coronavirus in Syria: Cases spike in north-western rebel held enclave of Idlib

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Putin meets Assad: Syrian, Russian leaders hold top-level meeting in Moscow [Video]

Putin meets Assad: Syrian, Russian leaders hold top-level meeting in Moscow

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 02:32Published
Syria regime and Russian flags fly in destroyed Daraa after truce deal [Video]

Syria regime and Russian flags fly in destroyed Daraa after truce deal

Syria regime and Russian flags fly in the southern district of Daraa al-Balad in the city of Daraa, the cradle of Syria's uprising, after government forces entered under a ceasefire deal brokered by..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:00Published
Puppet depicting young refugee girl continues European journey with a visit to St Peter's Square [Video]

Puppet depicting young refugee girl continues European journey with a visit to St Peter's Square

Little Amal, a giant puppet depicting a young Syrian refugee child created by Handspring Puppet Company, arrives in St. Peter's Square in Vatican City.

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French jail term confirmed for uncle of Syria's Assad [Video]

French jail term confirmed for uncle of Syria's Assad

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 01:55Published
Court blocks Lafarge bid to scrap Syria crime against humanity charge [Video]

Court blocks Lafarge bid to scrap Syria crime against humanity charge

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France's Lafarge loses ruling in Syria 'crimes against humanity' case [Video]

France's Lafarge loses ruling in Syria 'crimes against humanity' case

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 03:42Published
French firm Lafarge awaits ruling on Syria 'crimes against humanity' [Video]

French firm Lafarge awaits ruling on Syria 'crimes against humanity'

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 01:49Published
Syrian refugee and activist: 'You either leave or you die' [Video]

Syrian refugee and activist: 'You either leave or you die'

Hassan Akkad, who shares his harrowing story of fleeing Syria in his new memoir “Hope Not Fear”, says Western governments should do more to help Afghan refugees.

Credit: Bleacher Report AOL     Duration: 08:25Published

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Sky News wins BAFTA for best news coverage for Inside Idlib report from Syria

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