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Syria: Country in Western Asia
Syria, officially the Syrian Arab Republic, is a Western Asian country located in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Levant. It is a unitary republic that consists of 14 governorates (subdivisions), and is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the west, Turkey to the north, Iraq to the east and southeast, Jordan to the south, and Israel and Lebanon to the southwest. Cyprus lies to the west across the Mediterranean Sea. 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, Albanians and Greeks. Religious groups include Muslims, Christians, Alawites, Druze, and Yazidis. The capital and largest city of Syria is Damascus. Arabs are the largest ethnic group, and Muslims are the largest religious group.

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Milky Way glimmers over Syria's Idlib [Video]

Milky Way glimmers over Syria's Idlib

Timelapse images show the Milky Way galaxy glimmering in the night sky as it eerily lights up the town of al-Nayrab, in Syria's northwestern Idlib region, on the frontline between regime forces and..

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Vladimir Putin Embarks on Trip to Bolster Ties with Iran and Turkey [Video]

Vladimir Putin Embarks on Trip to Bolster Ties with Iran and Turkey

Vladimir Putin , Embarks on Trip to Bolster Ties , with Iran and Turkey. On July 19, Russian President Vladimir Putin started his visit to Iran and Turkey intended to deepen ties with Tehran and..

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Vladimir Putin visits Tehran for talks with leaders of Iran and Turkey [Video]

Vladimir Putin visits Tehran for talks with leaders of Iran and Turkey

Discussions will focus on the war in Syria and a proposal to resume exports of Ukrainian grain from blocked Black Sea ports.

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Putin lands in Tehran for Syria summit with Iran and Turkey [Video]

Putin lands in Tehran for Syria summit with Iran and Turkey

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Putin in Iran for Syria summit overshadowed by Ukraine war [Video]

Putin in Iran for Syria summit overshadowed by Ukraine war

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Russia's Putin arrives in Iran for talks on Syrian conflict, Ukraine grain [Video]

Russia's Putin arrives in Iran for talks on Syrian conflict, Ukraine grain

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France repatriates 51 women and children from camps in Syria [Video]

France repatriates 51 women and children from camps in Syria

France has repatriated 35 children and 16 mothers who were detained in Syrian camps.

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French nationals in Syria: France repatriates 35 children, 16 mothers from camps [Video]

French nationals in Syria: France repatriates 35 children, 16 mothers from camps

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French ISIS families repatriated from Syria in policy change [Video]

French ISIS families repatriated from Syria in policy change

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France repatriates 51 women, children from Syria camps [Video]

France repatriates 51 women, children from Syria camps

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Syrian and Ukrainian refugees should receive 'same treatment', says UN commission chair [Video]

Syrian and Ukrainian refugees should receive 'same treatment', says UN commission chair

More than 300,000 Syrian civilians have died in the last ten years of war in the Middle Eastern country.

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'We yearn for people to return:' Syrian desert monastery reopens after a decade of war [Video]

'We yearn for people to return:' Syrian desert monastery reopens after a decade of war

A lone Syrian monastery that was once a hub for interfaith dialogue has reopened to visitors after more than a decade of war.

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Belgian authorities repatriate Islamic State-linked women, and their children, from Syria [Video]

Belgian authorities repatriate Islamic State-linked women, and their children, from Syria

The Belgian citizens have already been sentenced to prison in their homeland.

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Belgium takes back mothers and children from Syria [Video]

Belgium takes back mothers and children from Syria

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Meet the Syrian refugee who spent 5,000 hours carving an incredible model of Cologne Cathedral [Video]

Meet the Syrian refugee who spent 5,000 hours carving an incredible model of Cologne Cathedral

Fadel Alkhudr arrived in Cologne in 2015, having fled the war in Syria. Four years later he began carving a model of the city's cathedral in his small basement.

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Belgium repatriates IS children, mothers from Syria [Video]

Belgium repatriates IS children, mothers from Syria

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World refugee day: Syrian refugees in Turkey face uncertain future [Video]

World refugee day: Syrian refugees in Turkey face uncertain future

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Syrian and Afghan refugees 'on first deportation flight to Rwanda'

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Covid-19: Saudi Arabia bans travel to 16 countries, including India

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Man accused of using coronavirus loans to fund terror organisation Islamic State in Syria

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IS 'Beatle' jailed for life for his role in killings of Western hostages

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A British-born terrorist has been jailed for life in the US for his role in the killings of Western hostages in Syria.
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Syrian refugee says plan to send migrants to Rwanda is 'moral failure'

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IS 'Beatle' found guilty of hostage-taking and conspiracy to murder

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IS "Beatle" El Shafee Elsheikh has been found guilty of hostage-taking and conspiring to murder journalists and aid workers in Syria.
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Who is IS 'Beatle' El Shafee Elsheikh and what did we find out at his trial?

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Who is the 'Butcher of Syria' and why has Putin turned to his old ally for help?

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British intelligence officials have confirmed reports that the so-called Butcher of Syria has been put in charge of the Russian war in Ukraine.
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Daughter of murdered aid worker will face 'IS Beatle' during terror trial

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The daughter of David Haines who was allegedly kidnapped and killed by an IS terror cell in Syria will face one of the men thought to be involved in a US court this week.
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A tale of two crises: Difference in Eastern Europe's welcome to Ukrainian and Syrian refugees is troubling

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Manchester City: Government critical of owner Sheikh Mansour's meeting with Syrian president

Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour is criticised by the UK government for recently meeting with Syrian president Bashar al-Assad.
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Syria's President Assad pictured meeting UAE rulers in first visit since brutal civil war began

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President Bashar Al Assad has travelled to the United Arab Emirates, his first visit to an Arab country since the outbreak of Syria's brutal civil war in 2011.
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Millions in need of help in Syria as freezing temperatures make conditions unbearable

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The United Nations has said millions of refugees in Syria need urgent help as freezing winter temperatures continue to make living conditions unbearable.
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Islamic State leader blows himself and his family up during US raid in Syria

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The leader of Islamic State has been killed during a raid by US special forces in Syria.
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US special forces kill IS leader in Syria raid

US special forces have killed the leader of Islamic State during a raid in Syria.
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World Cup 2022 qualifying: South Korea claim place but Australia in doubt

South Korea qualify for a 10th successive World Cup as they secure their place in Qatar with a 2-0 win against Syria.
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'Aleppo boil': Insecticides desperately needed in Syria to tackle parasitic disease

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Cases of a disease known as "Aleppo boil" have soared in recent months because of a lack of insecticides in northeastern Syria, the Kurdish Red Crescent has said.
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Israel strike targets Iran weapons in Syria port: monitor

An Israeli air strike hit a shipment of Iranian weapons in the Syrian port of Latakia Tuesday, in the first such attack on the key facility, a war monitor said.
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'I was groomed': Shamima Begum insists she 'didn't hate Britain' when she fled to Syria - and now wants to face trial in UK

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Body of young migrant found at Belarus-Polish border as Britain sends troops to help with crisis

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The body of a young Syrian man has been found on the Poland-Belarus border, bringing the death toll from the migrant crisis there to at least nine.
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13 killed and three injured after explosion destroys bus in Syria

At least 13 people have been killed after an explosion destroyed a bus in the Syrian capital of Damascus.
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Putin and Assad meet in Moscow for first time since 2015

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Syrian President Bashar al Assad has met Vladimir Putin in Moscow - their first meeting in the Russian capital since 2015.
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Tokyo Paralympics: Swimmer Ibrahim Al Hussein's remarkable journey from war-torn Syria

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NIA arrests 2 Kerala women, says linked to IS terror module

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Terribly burned Syrian toddler reunited with family after six months of treatment

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Tokyo Olympics: 12-year old Hend Zaza competes, Zou Jingyuan sets the standard in the Gymnastics and the first 3x3 Basketball match makes history

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

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