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Syria

Country in Western Asia

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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. A country of fertile plains, high mountains, and deserts, Syria is home to diverse ethnic and religious groups, including Syrian Arabs, Greeks, Armenians, Assyrians, Kurds, Circassians, Mandeans and Turkemens. Religious groups include Sunnis, Christians, Alawites, Druze, Isma'ilis, Mandeans, Shiites, Salafis, Yazidis, and Jews. Sunnis make up the largest religious group in Syria.

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Air strikes have killed more than two dozen civilians including 11 children in rebel-held northwestern Syria in the last two days in an escalation of a..
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Newly released U.S. court documents show the United States issued a warrant for the seizure of an Iranian tanker that British Royal Marines had seized last month..
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France called on Friday for an immediate end to fighting in the Syrian city of Idlib, and the French foreign ministry added that it condemned in particular air..
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A joint Turkish-U.S. operation centre to establish and manage a safe zone in northeast Syria will be fully operational next week, Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi..
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A joint Turkish-U.S. operation centre to establish and manage a safe zone in northeast Syria will be fully operational next week, Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi..
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Iran has made no commitments to gain the release of its tanker from detention in Gibraltar, an Iranian government spokesman was quoted as saying on Friday,..
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Syrian air defenses identified a missile that was fired toward the city of Masyaf near Hama late on Thursday and destroyed it before it hit its target, a Syrian..
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Syrian air defences identified a missile that was fired toward the city of Masyaf near Hama late on Thursday and destroyed it before it hit its target, a Syrian..
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Syrian air defenses identified a missile fired toward the northern city of Masyaf and destroyed it before it hit its target, Syrian state television reported..
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A rebel group backed by Turkey will send reinforcements to the front lines of the last major rebel enclave in northern Syria to oppose a government offensive, it..
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Britain said on Thursday Iran must abide by assurances it had given that the Grace 1 tanker would not travel to Syria, and said it would not allow Iran or anyone..
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Gibraltar decided to release the Grace 1 tanker after receiving formal written assurances from the Iranian government that it would not discharge its cargo in..
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A Syrian rebel force supported by Turkey will send fighters to reinforce positions facing a Russian-backed Syrian government offensive in the Idlib region in the..
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The U.S. Department of Justice has applied to seize the Iranian tanker Grace 1, which is being held in Gibraltar on suspicion of smuggling oil to Syria in breach..
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Rebels shot down a Syrian warplane in the opposition stronghold of Idlib province on Wednesday as Russian-backed government forces closed in on a strategically..
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The jihadist group Tahrir al-Sham said it shot down a warplane over Idlib province on Wednesday, identifying the jet as a Sukhoi 22.
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A Syrian government warplane crashed in Idlib province on Wednesday after being targeted by rebel groups, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.
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Turkish drones have started operating in northern Syria where Washington and Ankara have agreed to create a safe zone, Turkey's Defence Ministry said on..
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Syrian government forces on Wednesday closed in on a rebel-held town in Idlib that was bombed with sarin in 2017, sources on both sides said, building on their..
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German prosecutors said on Tuesday they had found no grounds to investigate the world's largest chemicals distributor Brenntag over the 2014 sale to a company in..
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A U.N. investigator rebuked France on Monday for its possible role in the transfer of seven suspected jihadists from Syria to Iraq, but Paris dismissed her..
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A U.S. delegation has arrived in Turkey's southern province of Sanliurfa to start work on the establishment of a joint operations center to coordinate a planned..
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Syria's army has captured a strategically important town in Idlib in the rebels' last major enclave, a war monitor and a military media unit run by its ally..
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Canadian Kristian Lee Baxter, detained while travelling in Syria last year, was freed on Friday, the second Westerner released by the Syrian government in two..
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Russia hopes that an agreement can be reached soon under U.N. auspices on forming Syria's new constitutional committee and that it can convene in Geneva as early..
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A Canadian citizen held in Syria since last year was released in Lebanon on Friday and broke down in tears at a news conference, saying he thought he would be..
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A Canadian citizen held in Syria has been released, and appeared at a news conference in Beirut with the Lebanese security chief on Friday.
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Lebanon's security chief Abbas Ibrahim will on Friday announce the release of a Canadian who was being held in Syria, an official Lebanese source said.
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Weeks-long disruptions to GPS signals in Israel's airspace have ended, officials said on Friday, declining comment on an Army Radio report that Russian..
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A series of explosions rocked an ammunition depot in Turkey's Hatay province, near the Syrian border, early on Friday and nearby homes were evacuated but there..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

A series of explosions rocked an ammunition depot in Turkey's Hatay province, near the Syrian border, early on Friday and nearby homes were evacuated but there..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

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