Syria

Country Syria
Capital Damascus
Continent Asia
Currency Syrian pound(SYP)
Languages Arabic

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Following World War I, France acquired a mandate over the northern portion of the former Ottoman Empire province of Syria. The French administered the area as Syria until granting it independence in 1946. The new country lacked political stability, however, and experienced a series of military coups during its first decades. Syria united with Egypt in February 1958 to form the United Arab Republic. In September 1961, the two entities separated, and the Syrian Arab Republic was reestablished. In November 1970, Hafiz al-ASAD, a member of the Socialist Ba'th Party and the minority Alawite sect, seized power in a bloodless coup and brought political stability to the country. In the 1967 Arab-Israeli War, Syria lost the Golan Heights to Israel. During the 1990s, Syria and Israel held occasional peace talks over its return. Following the death of President al-ASAD, his son, Bashar al-ASAD, was approved as president by popular referendum in July 2000. Syrian troops - stationed in Lebanon since 1976 in an ostensible peacekeeping role - were withdrawn in April 2005. During the July-August 2006 conflict between Israel and Hizballah, Syria placed its military forces on alert but did not intervene directly on behalf of its ally Hizballah. In May 2007 Bashar al-ASAD was elected to his second term as President.

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Pentagon report says ISIS is 're-surging in Syria' following Trump's troop withdrawal - CNNPentagon report says ISIS is 're-surging in Syria' following Trump's troop withdrawal  CNN

Less than five months after President Donald Trump claimed victory over ISIS' last territorial holdings in Syria, the terror group is "re-surging" there, according to ...



Three million caught in crossfire as Assad vows to capture every inch of Syria - The Guardian
  1. Three million caught in crossfire as Assad vows to capture every inch of Syria  The Guardian
  2. Syria's War: Government forces seize rebel territory in Hama  Aljazeera.com
  3. Regime forces mass in northwest Syria: monitor  FRANCE 24
  4. Time for a reality check in Syria  Hurriyet Daily News
  5. Syrian army takes towns in northwest that rebels held for years  Reuters
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Exodus grows as fighting rages in north-west Syria - BBC NewsExodus grows as fighting rages in north-west Syria  BBC News

Thousands flee their homes as Syrian government forces push into the opposition's last stronghold.



YPG has begun withdrawing in N Syria, according to CENTCOM - Hurriyet Daily NewsYPG has begun withdrawing in N Syria, according to CENTCOM  Hurriyet Daily News

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF)- a label used by the YPG/PKK terrorist group- have begun withdrawing in northeast Syria and demolished their military ...



Rebels withdraw from key Syrian town as pro-Assad troops advance - The GuardianRebels withdraw from key Syrian town as pro-Assad troops advance  The Guardian

Insurgent groups have withdrawn from Khan Sheikhun in north-west Syria, clearing the way for pro-government forces to enter the town, in a milestone moment ...



What ‘Victory’ Looks Like: A Journey Through Shattered Syria - The New York TimesWhat ‘Victory’ Looks Like: A Journey Through Shattered Syria  The New York Times

On an eight-day visit, New York Times journalists given rare access to Syria found ruin, grief and generosity. What was missing after eight years of civil war?



Syria opens 'humanitarian corridor' for civilians to leave Idlib - Aljazeera.comSyria opens 'humanitarian corridor' for civilians to leave Idlib  Aljazeera.com

The government says the corridor was opened in Soran village on the southern edge of the rebel-held area.



Turkey, US agree to launch first phase of Syria safe-zone plan - Al Jazeera EnglishTurkey, US agree to launch first phase of Syria safe-zone plan  Al Jazeera English

Both sides announce safe zone will be launched this week but questions remain on how deep it will be in northern Syria.



'It's not legal': UN stands by as Turkey deports vulnerable Syrians - The Guardian'It's not legal': UN stands by as Turkey deports vulnerable Syrians  The Guardian

Government pressure leaves agency silent despite claims of forced returns of LGBT refugees and others under police crackdown.



Air raids on Syria's Idlib kill family of seven, say activists - Al Jazeera EnglishAir raids on Syria's Idlib kill family of seven, say activists  Al Jazeera English

Mother and six children reported killed in Deir al-Sharqi as Syria and Russia intensify air raids on rebel stronghold.



Syria's teen documentarian - Columbia Journalism ReviewSyria's teen documentarian  Columbia Journalism Review

Around Eastern Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus, Muhammad Najem, age 16, is known as the “Little Journalist.” He grew up there, in the village of Arbin, where ...



U.S. Military Named Secretive Base in Syria After “Game of Thrones” Bastion - The InterceptU.S. Military Named Secretive Base in Syria After “Game of Thrones” Bastion  The Intercept

Special Operations forces named an outpost “Castle Black” after the “Game of Thrones” citadel. The U.S. has around 800 overseas bases.



Deadline extended for unregistered Syrians to leave Istanbul - Al Jazeera EnglishDeadline extended for unregistered Syrians to leave Istanbul  Al Jazeera English

Turkish minister says Syrians in Istanbul have until October 30 to return to cities where they were first registered.



We’re Listening to the Wrong Voices on Syria - TruthdigWe’re Listening to the Wrong Voices on Syria  Truthdig

Once upon a time, Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard traveled to Syria and met with the strongman President Bashar Assad. She considered her willingness to engage ...



Defense secretary says ISIS not in a resurgent state in Syria despite Pentagon report saying ISIS is re-surging - CNNDefense secretary says ISIS not in a resurgent state in Syria despite Pentagon report saying ISIS is re-surging  CNN

Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said Wednesday that ISIS was not "in a resurgent state in Syria" despite a Pentagon inspector general report saying the terror ...



A Turkish-Kurdish war in Syria is still possible - Al Jazeera EnglishA Turkish-Kurdish war in Syria is still possible  Al Jazeera English

The recently concluded US-Turkey agreement has delayed but not precluded a conflict in northeast Syria.



Netanyahu discusses Syria, Ukraine trip with Putin - The Times of IsraelNetanyahu discusses Syria, Ukraine trip with Putin  The Times of Israel

PM's office says they discussed tightening military coordination in Syria, where Israel has carried out strikes on Iranian-linked targets.



Syrian army resumes bombardment in rebel-held Idlib - Al Jazeera EnglishSyrian army resumes bombardment in rebel-held Idlib  Al Jazeera English

Reports of heavy bombardment in Syria's last rebel-held province as ceasefire agreed in Kazakhstan talks collapses.



ISIS Is Regaining Strength in Iraq and Syria - The New York TimesISIS Is Regaining Strength in Iraq and Syria  The New York Times

Five months after its territorial defeat, the Islamic State is conducting guerrilla attacks as defense officials acknowledge that the terrorist group is here to stay.



Syrians celebrate Eid amid bombing - Aljazeera.comSyrians celebrate Eid amid bombing  Aljazeera.com

Since the collapse of a short-lived ceasefire last week, the killing of civilians has continued.



Syrian gov't agrees to conditional ceasefire in rebel-held Idlib - Al Jazeera EnglishSyrian gov't agrees to conditional ceasefire in rebel-held Idlib  Al Jazeera English

Syrian government wants rebels to withdraw forces and weaponry from buffer zone as condition for a truce.



Macron tells Putin truce in Syria's Idlib must be respected - Aljazeera.comMacron tells Putin truce in Syria's Idlib must be respected  Aljazeera.com

French president hosts Russian counterpart for wide-ranging talks, including about Syria and Ukraine.



Syria war: 'World shrugs' as 103 civilians killed in 10 days - BBC NewsSyria war: 'World shrugs' as 103 civilians killed in 10 days  BBC News

More than 100 people, including 26 children, have died in air strikes on hospitals, schools, markets and bakeries in north-west Syria in the past 10 days, a top ...



I'm one of hundreds of archaeologists exiled from Syria who's mourning what the war is costing us - The Conversation - USI'm one of hundreds of archaeologists exiled from Syria who's mourning what the war is costing us  The Conversation - US

I used to be a Near Eastern archaeologist working in Syria. Nowadays, I am stuck in academic purgatory, observing from a great distance as the country burns, ...



Idlib hospital workers accuse Russia, Syria after air raids - Aljazeera.comIdlib hospital workers accuse Russia, Syria after air raids  Aljazeera.com

UN chief Antonio Guterres announced an internal inquiry after attacks on civilian infrastructure in rebel-held Syria.



Putin hijacks Syria’s future - The Jerusalem PostPutin hijacks Syria’s future  The Jerusalem Post

It is clear to any outside observer,” one Saudi commentator wrote, “that these countries lack any legitimacy to speak about peace and security in Syria. In fact ...



Navy dedicates California information warfare center in honor of senior chief killed in Syria suicide bombing - Task & PurposeNavy dedicates California information warfare center in honor of senior chief killed in Syria suicide bombing  Task & Purpose

The Navy detachment at the Presidio of Monterey on Wednesday dedicated a stage and several buildings at Information Warfare Training Command in honor of ...



Syria war: Rebels shoot down government warplane - BBC NewsSyria war: Rebels shoot down government warplane  BBC News

A Syrian government warplane has been shot down during fighting in the rebel-held northern province of Idlib. It happened near the town of Khan Sheikhoun, ...



Canadian released from Syria says 'I thought I was going to be there forever' - CNNCanadian released from Syria says 'I thought I was going to be there forever'  CNN

A Canadian national who was detained by the Syrian government for months has been released and appeared at a press conference in Beirut on Friday.



Italy, Syria, Hong Kong: Your Wednesday Briefing - The New York TimesItaly, Syria, Hong Kong: Your Wednesday Briefing  The New York Times

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here's the sign-up.) Good morning. We're covering Italy's chaotic government collapse, U.S. attempts to revive an economy ...



Syria's war: Idlib's hospitals under attack, at least 14 killed - Aljazeera.comSyria's war: Idlib's hospitals under attack, at least 14 killed  Aljazeera.com

Civilians, medical workers and health centres have all been hit by government air attacks.



Captured ISIS fighters get short sentences and art therapy in Syria - The Washington PostCaptured ISIS fighters get short sentences and art therapy in Syria  The Washington Post

QAMISHLI, Syria — At a closely guarded prison in this northeastern Syrian town, former Islamic State fighters make papier-mâché models of birds, flowers and ...



Iranian oil tanker reportedly making its way towards Syria - JNS.orgIranian oil tanker reportedly making its way towards Syria  JNS.org

Sources say the ship plans to meet two Syrian-owned oil tankers in the Mediterranean later this year and conduct a ship-to-ship transfer of the crude oil,” ...



Germany's Seehofer warns refugees who take Syria vacations - DW (English)Germany's Seehofer warns refugees who take Syria vacations  DW (English)

Refugees who return to Syria for holidays might lose their refugee status in Germany, German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer told the Bild newspaper.



Syrian troops capture key village in rebel-held Idlib - Washington PostSyrian troops capture key village in rebel-held Idlib  Washington Post

BEIRUT — Syrian government forces captured an important village in the northwestern province of Idlib on Sunday, drawing close to a major town in the last ...



Syria's hospitals bombed: UN Security Council calls for inquiry - Aljazeera.comSyria's hospitals bombed: UN Security Council calls for inquiry  Aljazeera.com

Growing frustration over the inaction of the United Nations as the Syrian government continues to hit Idlib's hospitals.



Is the world ignoring Syria's war? | Battle for Idlib - Aljazeera.comIs the world ignoring Syria's war? | Battle for Idlib  Aljazeera.com

The United Nations says the world is ignoring the bloodshed in Syria as President Bashar al-Assad steps up the campaign to take back the rebels' last ...



ISIS, Assad, and Turkey Are Waging a Shadow War on U.S. Allies in Syria - The Daily BeastISIS, Assad, and Turkey Are Waging a Shadow War on U.S. Allies in Syria  The Daily Beast

Arson, bombs, spies, and propaganda stoke tensions in northeast Syria as Turkish troops mobilize along the border for a threatened invasion.



Looking For Accountability For Syria's Disappeared - NPRLooking For Accountability For Syria's Disappeared  NPR

A senior U.N. official points to the Syrian government for the tens of thousands of disappearances during the long civil war there. But the government's looking ...



Syrian refugees in Beirut and Istanbul detained and deported - The GuardianSyrian refugees in Beirut and Istanbul detained and deported  The Guardian

Countries neighbouring the still rumbling Syrian war are rounding up hundreds of workers and sending many back to volatile parts of the country, raising fears of ...



Syria's war: Child casualties on the rise - Aljazeera.comSyria's war: Child casualties on the rise  Aljazeera.com

War monitors say there have been at least 800 civilian deaths, including 200 children, since the Russian-backed Syrian government offensive began in April.



American 'worldwide traveller' freed in Syria - BBC NewsAmerican 'worldwide traveller' freed in Syria  BBC News

An American blogger reportedly trying to visit every country in the world has been released from custody in Syria with the help of Lebanese officials. The release ...



US Grants Syrians In The US 18 More Months Of Protection From Deportation - NPRUS Grants Syrians In The US 18 More Months Of Protection From Deportation  NPR

The government's action grants thousands of Syrians in the U.S. an 18-month extension of a program allowing them to remain here. The State Department has ...



Assad’s control over Syria’s security apparatus is limited - Washington PostAssad’s control over Syria’s security apparatus is limited  Washington Post

Earlier this month, Syria saw its most extensive security reshuffle since the bombing of the National Security Bureau headquarters in July 2012. More than ...



Syria's Assad Is Deliberately Starving Thousands of Refugees - Foreign PolicySyria's Assad Is Deliberately Starving Thousands of Refugees  Foreign Policy

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime is deliberately starving thousands of displaced citizens taking refuge in the Rukban camp in the southern part of the ...



News Brief: U.S. Economy, Iran Sanctions, Syria's Civil War - NPRNews Brief: U.S. Economy, Iran Sanctions, Syria's Civil War  NPR

White House takes steps to stoke the economy. The U.S. says it will continue sanctions against Iran. And, Syrian government forces advance into a strategic ...



Report: US, Russia gave Israel green light to strike Iran in Syria, Iraq - The Times of IsraelReport: US, Russia gave Israel green light to strike Iran in Syria, Iraq  The Times of Israel

Under alleged agreement, Jerusalem allowed to conduct attacks against Iranian threats in Middle East, but can't publicly acknowledge them.



As U.S. and Turkey argue over Idlib, Syria's wild south reawakens - HaaretzAs U.S. and Turkey argue over Idlib, Syria's wild south reawakens  Haaretz

A little more than a year has passed since a cease-fire was reached in southern Syria. Russian police have been patrolling near the border, Syrian regime forces ...



Lebanon Is Sick and Tired of Syrian Refugees - Foreign PolicyLebanon Is Sick and Tired of Syrian Refugees  Foreign Policy

Since 2011, Lebanon has taken in 1.5 million Syrian refugees. Officially, the country's policy has been to host them until the war in the neighboring country has ...



In Overflowing Syrian Refugee Camps, Extremism Takes Root - Foreign PolicyIn Overflowing Syrian Refugee Camps, Extremism Takes Root  Foreign Policy

On a scorching day in mid-July, the signature black flag of the Islamic State rose over al-Hol refugee camp in northeastern Syria. In videos posted online, women ...



Syria's Rukban camp dwindles after five-month Russian siege: residents, aid workers - ReutersSyria's Rukban camp dwindles after five-month Russian siege: residents, aid workers  Reuters

The population of Rukban camp in a U.S.-protected desert zone in southeast Syria has dwindled to a quarter of the more than 40000 who lived there five months ...



'We feel home': Syrian family opens new restaurant in St. John's - CBC.ca'We feel home': Syrian family opens new restaurant in St. John's  CBC.ca

A Syrian family fled their war-torn country to Turkey and eventually were sponsored to come to St. John's where they have just fulfilled a dream - opening a new ...



Thousands are trapped in a desert settlement in Syria, near a US military base - CNNThousands are trapped in a desert settlement in Syria, near a US military base  CNN

A desert settlement in a US-protected zone in Syria has not received aid in months, and the US says it can do little to help.



Turkey Forcibly Returning Syrians to Danger - Human Rights WatchTurkey Forcibly Returning Syrians to Danger  Human Rights Watch

Turkish authorities are detaining and coercing Syrians into signing forms saying they want to return to Syria and then forcibly returning them there, Human Rights ...



Syria air strike sisters photo: Behind the image that shocked the world - BBC NewsSyria air strike sisters photo: Behind the image that shocked the world  BBC News

Journalist Bashar al-Sheikh on capturing a Syrian family's harrowing moment after an air strike hit Idlib.



‘Sanctions-busting’ Iranian oil tanker could still reach Syria amid doubts over its destination - iNews‘Sanctions-busting’ Iranian oil tanker could still reach Syria amid doubts over its destination  iNews

The destination of the Iranian tanker released from Gibraltar following its seizure by Royal Marines on suspicion of sanctions busting was thrown into doubt.



Violence in Afghanistan last year was worse than in Syria - The EconomistViolence in Afghanistan last year was worse than in Syria  The Economist

ON AUGUST 19TH Afghans will take to the streets to mark 100 years of independence from Britain. They have more to protest about than to celebrate: their ...



Syria Syria's Kurds feel brunt of Turkish-US crisis - Al-MonitorSyria Syria's Kurds feel brunt of Turkish-US crisis  Al-Monitor

Turkey is sending military reinforcements to its border with Syria after two missiles were recently launched from Syria toward a border city, portending an ...



ISIL is building a new caliphate from inside a Syrian refugee camp, and the West has no plan to combat it - National PostISIL is building a new caliphate from inside a Syrian refugee camp, and the West has no plan to combat it  National Post

ISIL has largely taken over control of a huge camp in northeast Syria, and there's no plan for what to do with the 70,000 people there (including more than ...



A scathing new Pentagon report blames Trump for the return of ISIS in Syria and Iraq - Business InsiderA scathing new Pentagon report blames Trump for the return of ISIS in Syria and Iraq  Business Insider

A new report from the Pentagon's inspector general said Trump's policies contributed to the resurgence of ISIS and instability in Iraq and Syria.



Millions of Syrians call Turkey home. An economic crisis is turning them into scapegoats - CNNMillions of Syrians call Turkey home. An economic crisis is turning them into scapegoats  CNN

Syrians say they're living in fear amid a crackdown on refugees who are not registered to live in Istanbul. As Turkey struggles with a sputtering economy, they ...



Syria's Raqqa Struggles to Recover, 2 Years After IS Ouster - VOA NewsSyria's Raqqa Struggles to Recover, 2 Years After IS Ouster  VOA News

Once considered the Islamic State's de facto capital, the Syrian city of Raqqa is slowly recovering, nearly two years after its liberation from the terror group.



The Syrian refugee's poem that exposed England's 'joyless' curriculum - The AgeThe Syrian refugee's poem that exposed England's 'joyless' curriculum  The Age

London: A melancholy, evocative poem by a teenage Syrian refugee has put English education under the microscope, accused of ignoring creativity and ...



Turkish Security Council Mulls Syrian Operation, Despite Washington's Warnings - VOA NewsTurkish Security Council Mulls Syrian Operation, Despite Washington's Warnings  VOA News

Turkey's National Security Council met Tuesday to decide whether to launch a military offensive into Syria against the YPG Kurdish militia. With Washington ...



This is what gloating looks like… NY Times distorts war-torn Syria - RTThis is what gloating looks like… NY Times distorts war-torn Syria  RT

A supposed survey of war-torn Syria by America's so-called “newspaper of record” was not merely shoddy journalism; it was a cynical attempt to rewrite the ...



Student who came to Ireland from Syria with little English gets 602 Leaving Cert points - The Irish TimesStudent who came to Ireland from Syria with little English gets 602 Leaving Cert points  The Irish Times

Nour Aljarad has secured a place to study dentistry in Trinity College Dublin.



SDF command reveals details about buffer zone in northeast Syria - Kurdistan24SDF command reveals details about buffer zone in northeast Syria  Kurdistan24

Commander in Chief of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) Mazlum Abdi on Thursday revealed details about the controversial plan for a buffer zone in ...



Russia Accuses U.S. of Stealing Syria's Oil, Using Money to Fund Militant Groups - NewsweekRussia Accuses U.S. of Stealing Syria's Oil, Using Money to Fund Militant Groups  Newsweek

A senior Russian military official has accused the United States of stealing oil from parts of Syria held by allied insurgents and of using the revenue to sabotage ...



Germany: Syrian man who posed with severed head charged with war crimes - DW (English)Germany: Syrian man who posed with severed head charged with war crimes  DW (English)

The 33-year old claims he did not kill and then desecrate the body of an opposing fighter. The suspect is already in prison for lesser crimes.



Twitter Suspends Russian Embassy in Syria's Account - The Moscow TimesTwitter Suspends Russian Embassy in Syria's Account  The Moscow Times

Update: The embassy's account has been re-activated as of late Wednesday night. Twitter has suspended the account of Russia's Embassy in Syria, the ...



US Welcomes Cease-Fire in Syria’s Idlib Region - VOA NewsUS Welcomes Cease-Fire in Syria’s Idlib Region  VOA News

The United States on Sunday welcomed a cease-fire in Syria's northwestern Idlib region after months of deadly government bombardments but insisted attacks ...



Syrian Is Convicted in Stabbing Death That Set Off Riots in Germany - The New York TimesSyrian Is Convicted in Stabbing Death That Set Off Riots in Germany  The New York Times

BERLIN — A German court convicted a Syrian asylum seeker of manslaughter on Thursday over a stabbing last year that touched off nationalist and neo-Nazi ...



Syria Why Syria's opposition council is opening offices in FSA-held areas - Al-MonitorSyria Why Syria's opposition council is opening offices in FSA-held areas  Al-Monitor

The National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces is opening offices in the Free Syrian Army-held areas to obtain the support of the people ...



Tulsi Gabbard Addresses Criticisms Over Her Views On Syria's Assad - HuffPostTulsi Gabbard Addresses Criticisms Over Her Views On Syria's Assad  HuffPost

The 2020 Democratic presidential contender said she wants to stop politicians from “fighting in these wasteful regime-change wars.” By Sara Boboltz.



U.S. Maximum Pressure on Iran Unsettles Syria's Kurds - The National Interest OnlineU.S. Maximum Pressure on Iran Unsettles Syria's Kurds  The National Interest Online

As tensions in the Persian Gulf ratchet up, it's not clear whether the Kurds and their allies in the Syrian Democratic Forces are willing—or able—to be a part of ...



Top GCSE marks for Syrian refugee who came to UK not able to speak English - Metro.co.ukTop GCSE marks for Syrian refugee who came to UK not able to speak English  Metro.co.uk

A Syrian refugee who started her GCSEs last year with no knowledge of English has achieved a string of top results. Haneen Al-Ghazawi, 17, gained the highest ...



Kuwait supports efforts to reduce hunger in Syria - Syrian Arab Republic - ReliefWebKuwait supports efforts to reduce hunger in Syria - Syrian Arab Republic  ReliefWeb

FAO welcomes Kuwait's contribution of $3 million to help Syrian farmers and herders recover. 7 August 2019, Cairo/Rome - Kuwait and the Food and Agriculture ...



Syrian refugee, 14, finds new life on the Isle of Bute after dad tragically killed in civil war - The Scottish SunSyrian refugee, 14, finds new life on the Isle of Bute after dad tragically killed in civil war  The Scottish Sun

A YOUNG Syrian refugee has told how he found a new life on the Isle of Bute after tragically losing his father in his homeland's civil war. Ali Maskon, 14, opens ...



Stacey Dooley meets Islamic State brides in Syria's refugee camps - BBC NewsStacey Dooley meets Islamic State brides in Syria's refugee camps  BBC News

Stacey Dooley meets some of the foreign women who fled their countries to marry Islamic State fighters.



GitHub confirms it has blocked developers in Iran, Syria and Crimea - TechCrunchGitHub confirms it has blocked developers in Iran, Syria and Crimea  TechCrunch

The impact of U.S. trade restrictions is trickling down to the developer community. GitHub, the world's largest host of source code, is preventing users in Iran, ...



US welcomes conditional truce in Syria's Idlib region - Times of IndiaUS welcomes conditional truce in Syria's Idlib region  Times of India

US News: Airstrikes on Idlib province halted on Friday after the Syrian regime agreed to a truce on the condition that rebel backer Turkey implements a buffer.



Rebuilding Aleppo: Before & after PHOTOS show reconstruction of key Syrian sites - RTRebuilding Aleppo: Before & after PHOTOS show reconstruction of key Syrian sites  RT

Syria's ancient city of Aleppo was filled with bustling markets and historical buildings before it was engulfed in the devastating conflict. Now, before and after ...



KT Impact: Reader pays off Syrian refugee child's UAE school fees - Khaleej TimesKT Impact: Reader pays off Syrian refugee child's UAE school fees  Khaleej Times

The life of a six-year-old Syrian refugee child in the UAE has taken a positive turn as a generous Khaleej Times reader has paid off her school tuition fee after we ...



Syria's Assad says talks on post-war constitution to 'continue' - Aljazeera.comSyria's Assad says talks on post-war constitution to 'continue'  Aljazeera.com

Syrian president says efforts to create constitutional committee ongoing following meetings with Moscow and UN envoy.



Syria Update - NPRSyria Update  NPR

Marwa Awad of the U.N. World Food Programme tells NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro about the conditions in Syria and about her tenure there.



At least five killed in fresh attacks in Syria's northwest - Al Jazeera EnglishAt least five killed in fresh attacks in Syria's northwest  Al Jazeera English

Medics say women and children among those killed in government-led attacks in Syria's rebel-held Idlib province.



More than 20 civilians killed in attacks on Syria's northwest - Al Jazeera EnglishMore than 20 civilians killed in attacks on Syria's northwest  Al Jazeera English

Latest bombardment comes as UN warns of catastrophe for three million caught in the crossfire in the besieged region.



Russia and Syria step up airstrikes against civilians in Idlib - The GuardianRussia and Syria step up airstrikes against civilians in Idlib  The Guardian

At least 33 people were killed and more than 100 wounded by an airstrike on a marketplace in northern Syria on Monday, as a Syrian and Russian bombing ...



Assad demolishes refugee homes to tighten grip on rebel strongholds - The GuardianAssad demolishes refugee homes to tighten grip on rebel strongholds  The Guardian

As the civil war wanes, the government is blowing up properties in areas it claims were opposition heartlands.



Syria says it doesn't want to fight with Turkey - Aljazeera.comSyria says it doesn't want to fight with Turkey  Aljazeera.com

Damascus says military action in response to rebel violations, including presence of fighters in a demilitarised zone.



Where Will the Money to Rebuild Syria Come From? - The AtlanticWhere Will the Money to Rebuild Syria Come From?  The Atlantic

The Syrian president appears comfortably in power, but his supporters in Moscow can't afford to pay for reconstruction; his adversaries in the West can, but won't ...



Syria calls Israeli strikes 'state terrorism' - Aljazeera.comSyria calls Israeli strikes 'state terrorism'  Aljazeera.com

Attacks by Israel near Damascus and in Homs killed nine pro-government fighters and six civilians, monitor says.



US investigating possible Assad chemical attack in Syria - The GuardianUS investigating possible Assad chemical attack in Syria  The Guardian

The US says it has seen signs the Syrian government may again be using chemical weapons in its attritional offensive to recapture the last rebel-held pocket of ...



New Delhi steps up bid to help war-torn Syria rebuild its infra - LivemintNew Delhi steps up bid to help war-torn Syria rebuild its infra  Livemint

NEW DELHI : With the war in Syria ebbing, India has stepped up efforts to play a role in the reconstruction of the strife-ridden country. “India and Syria resolved ...



Syrian forces pound rebel targets in the besieged northwest - Al Jazeera EnglishSyrian forces pound rebel targets in the besieged northwest  Al Jazeera English

Hundreds of air attacks help Russian-backed government troops recapture town of Kafr Nabuda as battles rage on.



Dozens killed in heavy fighting in northwest Syria - Aljazeera.comDozens killed in heavy fighting in northwest Syria  Aljazeera.com

Eighty-nine fighters and 41 government troops killed in Hama since Tuesday in major battle, UK-based monitor says.



Israel Is Blamed for Deadly Missile Strikes in Syria - The New York TimesIsrael Is Blamed for Deadly Missile Strikes in Syria  The New York Times

JERUSALEM — Israeli warplanes struck several military sites in Syria overnight and killed several fighters and civilians, Syrian state media reported on Monday, ...



Turkey says Syrian forces hit observation tower in Idlib - Al Jazeera EnglishTurkey says Syrian forces hit observation tower in Idlib  Al Jazeera English

Three Turkish soldiers have been wounded while some equipment and facilities were damaged, Ankara says.



Syrian Government Starts Campaign to Retake Last Opposition Stronghold of Idlib - The New York TimesSyrian Government Starts Campaign to Retake Last Opposition Stronghold of Idlib  The New York Times

BEIRUT, Lebanon — The Syrian military and its allies have begun a long, slow and violent campaign to recapture the last province in the country still under ...



Ten killed in Israeli airstrikes in Syria in reply to rocket attack - The GuardianTen killed in Israeli airstrikes in Syria in reply to rocket attack  The Guardian

Israel has carried out airstrikes in Syria in response to rare rocket fire from the neighbouring country. A war monitor reported that 10 people were killed, including ...