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 Syrian troops - stationed in Lebanon since 1976 in an ostensible peacekeeping role - were withdrawn in April 2005.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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How the U.S. Miscounted the Dead in Syria - Foreign Policy
  1. How the U.S. Miscounted the Dead in Syria  Foreign Policy
  2. US-led coalition 'killed 1,600 civilians' in Syria's Raqqa  Aljazeera.com
  3. Amnesty, monitors say US-led coalition killed 1,600 civilians in Syria's Raqqa  EWN
  4. Syria: 1,600 civilian deaths in US-led strikes on Raqqa, says Amnesty  DW (English)
  5. U.S.-led coalition killed 1,600 civilians in Syria's Raqqa, Amnesty and monitoring group say  CBC.ca
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Amnesty International Says U.S.-Led Coalition Killed Hundreds More In Syria - NPRAmnesty International Says U.S.-Led Coalition Killed Hundreds More In Syria  NPR

Amnesty International says U.S.-led forces killed 1600 civilians during the fight to get ISIS out of the Syrian city of Raqqa. Reporting on the ground showed ...



18 killed in huge blast in northwest Syria - Aljazeera.com18 killed in huge blast in northwest Syria  Aljazeera.com

Mostly civilians among the dead in the massive explosion, the cause of which was not immediately clear.



Syria drawdown raises security risks for US troops - Al-MonitorSyria drawdown raises security risks for US troops  Al-Monitor

The Donald Trump administration's drawdown in Syria threatens to disrupt a fragile balance where US troops trade military power for Kurdish protection.



Russia firm to take over Syria port for 49 years - Business DayRussia firm to take over Syria port for 49 years  Business Day

Damascus — A Russian firm is to take over Syria's largest port for 49 years and invest $500m in expanding it, the transport minister says. A deal would be signed ...



Syrian Arab Republic: Attacks on health care in Syria, January 2019 - Syrian Arab Republic - ReliefWebSyrian Arab Republic: Attacks on health care in Syria, January 2019 - Syrian Arab Republic  ReliefWeb

A *service* provided by. ReliefWeb has been the leading online source for reliable and timely humanitarian information on global crises and disasters since 1996.



Syrian Fuel Shortage Squeezes Assad’s Loyalists - The Wall Street JournalSyrian Fuel Shortage Squeezes Assad’s Loyalists  The Wall Street Journal

Syria is experiencing a worsening fuel shortage as a result of Western sanctions, bringing some major cities to a near standstill and causing some of the war's ...



Syria constitutional committee 'unclear': Russian negotiator - FRANCE 24Syria constitutional committee 'unclear': Russian negotiator  FRANCE 24

Nur-Sultan (Kazakhstan) (AFP). Russia's envoy on Syria said Thursday that "several unclear issues" were slowing the formation of a constitutional committee ...



$360 Million U.S. Lawsuit Against Iran And Syria For Funding Hamas Killers In Israel - Forbes$360 Million U.S. Lawsuit Against Iran And Syria For Funding Hamas Killers In Israel  Forbes

A U.S. law firm has filed a $360 million lawsuit against Iran and Syria for the 2015 Hamas killings of an American citizen and his wife in Israel. The lawsuit ...



Trump Administration Struggles to Get International Support for Syria Plan - The Wall Street JournalTrump Administration Struggles to Get International Support for Syria Plan  The Wall Street Journal

The Trump administration has asked at least 21 of its allies to provide troops and other logistical support in Syria to prevent an Islamic State resurgence, but ...



Qatar envoy calls for accountability for war criminals in Syria - Middle East MonitorQatar envoy calls for accountability for war criminals in Syria  Middle East Monitor

The Permanent Representative of Qatar to the United Nations Sheikha Alya Ahmed Saif Al Thani yesterday reiterated her country's support for a neutral and ...



Syria and Qatar silently mend broken fences - gulfnews.comSyria and Qatar silently mend broken fences  gulfnews.com

Beirut: After eight years of being at the each other's throats, Syria and Qatar are taking baby steps towards normalisation, triggered, it seems, by Iraqi mediation, ...



The Syrians Don't and Won't Toe the Iranian Line: Explaining a Most Curious Alliance - War on the RocksThe Syrians Don't and Won't Toe the Iranian Line: Explaining a Most Curious Alliance  War on the Rocks

The war in Syria has played up all the classic clichés that have defined the Middle East for the last many decades: democracy versus authoritarianism,



Iraq Iraq's Qaim border open to nonlocal PMU fighting in Syria - Al-MonitorIraq Iraq's Qaim border open to nonlocal PMU fighting in Syria  Al-Monitor

Iraqi Shiite Popular Mobilization Units fighting in Syria cross the western Iraqi border with ease.



ISIS steps up attacks on pro-Assad troops in Syria’s Badia desert - The Defense PostISIS steps up attacks on pro-Assad troops in Syria’s Badia desert  The Defense Post

ISIS claims deadly attacks against Syrian government and pro-regime forces west of the Euphrates.



Russia deploys new forward air control vehicle to Syria - IHS Jane's 360Russia deploys new forward air control vehicle to Syria  IHS Jane's 360

Russia has deployed a BOMAN (BOyevaya Mashina AviaNavodchika) forward air control vehicle to Syria, the Izvestia newspaper reported on 24 April citing ...



U.S. withdrawal from Syria threatens revival of Kurdish language, too - HaaretzU.S. withdrawal from Syria threatens revival of Kurdish language, too  Haaretz

The civil war lessened the Assad regime's grip on northeastern Syria, allowing Kurdish culture to be seen and heard again. Locals worry that recent events will ...



Through snooker, Syrian teenager Yazan al-Hadad looks at life after war - ESPNThrough snooker, Syrian teenager Yazan al-Hadad looks at life after war  ESPN

The war in Syria forced Yazan al-Hadad to give up football and take up snooker. His progress in the sport is a means of regaining normalcy.



As Turkey's economy slows, attitudes toward Syrian refugees harden - The EconomistAs Turkey's economy slows, attitudes toward Syrian refugees harden  The Economist

EARLIER THIS year, shortly after he launched his campaign for mayor in Mersin, a port city on the Mediterranean, Vahap Secer asked his constituents to identify ...



Meet Russia's T-90 Tank: It Blew Up All Over Syria - The National Interest OnlineMeet Russia's T-90 Tank: It Blew Up All Over Syria  The National Interest Online

Even the most heavily armored main battle tanks are significantly less well protected from hits to the side, rear or top armor. The interconnected conflicts raging ...



Rockets kill 11 in Syria's northern city of Aleppo: Reports - Aljazeera.comRockets kill 11 in Syria's northern city of Aleppo: Reports  Aljazeera.com

At least 11 killed, and 11 others wounded in rockets fired from rebel-held Idlib province, state-run media reported.



Syria and Now Iran: How the US Is Driving Russia South - The Moscow TimesSyria and Now Iran: How the US Is Driving Russia South  The Moscow Times

Opinion | Trump's decision to end Iran oil waivers will shift Russia's foreign policy down south.



Roundup: Lebanese companies eye role in Syria's reconstruction process - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaRoundup: Lebanese companies eye role in Syria's reconstruction process - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

DAMASCUS, April 25 (Xinhua) -- Lebanese companies are opting to take part in the rebuilding process in Syria because of its proximity and the mixed social ...



Joining ISIS has been a 'disastrous mistake' for many women who came from around the world - USA TODAYJoining ISIS has been a 'disastrous mistake' for many women who came from around the world  USA TODAY

AL-HOL CAMP, Syria – The women say it was misguided religious faith, naivete, a search for something to believe in or youthful rebellion. Whatever it was, it led ...



Ten Kosovo women under house arrest after returning from Syria - ReutersTen Kosovo women under house arrest after returning from Syria  Reuters

PRISTINA (Reuters) - Ten women repatriated to Kosovo from Syria at the weekend have been placed under house arrest on charges of participating in terrorist ...



In north Syria, skin disease ravages young and old - ArabnewsIn north Syria, skin disease ravages young and old  Arabnews

AL-KARAMAH, Syria: Inside a dank clinic in the north of war-torn Syria, a girl covered in scabs wails and tries to wriggle out of her mother's arms to escape a ...



Activist: Disabled people are 'invisible' in Syria - InfoMigrantsActivist: Disabled people are 'invisible' in Syria  InfoMigrants

She fled warn-torn Syria in a wheelchair. Now, Nujeen Mustafa spoke at the UN on behalf of other disabled Syrians.



PKK offshoot YPG launches Armenian battalion in northern Syria - Daily SabahPKK offshoot YPG launches Armenian battalion in northern Syria  Daily Sabah

The Syrian offshoot of the PKK terrorist group formed a new terror outfit comprising of foreign terrorists on Wednesday, including those of Armenian...



Syria's Assad discusses peace talks, Tartus port with Russians - ReutersSyria's Assad discusses peace talks, Tartus port with Russians  Reuters

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad met senior officials from his strongest ally Russia in Damascus on Friday and Saturday to discuss upcoming peace talks, ...



Syria war: Kosovo brings back 110 citizens including jihadists - BBC NewsSyria war: Kosovo brings back 110 citizens including jihadists  BBC News

Kosovo has brought back 110 of its citizens from Syria, mostly mothers and their children but also several jihadist fighters. The group contained 74 children, ...



Anne Frank Award Winner Feels Optimistic about Syria's Future - VOA NewsAnne Frank Award Winner Feels Optimistic about Syria's Future  VOA News

This year marks the fourth occasion that the Dutch embassy in Washington has presented the Anne Frank Award to those whom Ambassador Henne Schuwer ...



Separate attacks kill nearly 50 Syrian soldiers - Al Jazeera EnglishSeparate attacks kill nearly 50 Syrian soldiers  Al Jazeera English

In one attack, ISIL ambushed Syrian forces in the desert of central Homs province, setting off two days of clashes.



After ISIS Collapse, Serbian Women Trapped in Syria - Balkan InsightAfter ISIS Collapse, Serbian Women Trapped in Syria  Balkan Insight

Some 20 women who left Serbia for the Islamic State are now stuck in camps in Syria, with no apparent effort from the Serbian state to aid their return, BIRN has ...



ISIS fightback sees terror group seize another chunk of Syria and plot to re-take Palmyra a month after Trump - The SunISIS fightback sees terror group seize another chunk of Syria and plot to re-take Palmyra a month after Trump  The Sun

Death cult fanatics are regrouping and dominating tracts of the east of the country while repeatedly ambushing Syrian regime forces. By Patrick Knox. 25th April ...



Sen. Scott warns Venezuela will become ‘this hemisphere’s Syria’ if Maduro not ousted - Miami HeraldSen. Scott warns Venezuela will become ‘this hemisphere’s Syria’ if Maduro not ousted  Miami Herald

Florida Sen. Rick Scott visited the Colombian-Venezuelan border this week and said more sanctions, and military intervention, are needed to oust Maduro and ...



Syrian army shelling kills at least a dozen in rebel-held Idlib - Aljazeera.comSyrian army shelling kills at least a dozen in rebel-held Idlib  Aljazeera.com

Rescue *service* says dozens more wounded when missile fired by Syrian government forces hit market in Kafr Nabl.



Syrian refugees use art to keep their culture alive - Aljazeera.comSyrian refugees use art to keep their culture alive  Aljazeera.com

How Syrian refugees are preserving their history and culture under threat by years of war.



Henkin family files $360m. lawsuit against Iran, Syria for parents' murder - The Jerusalem PostHenkin family files $360m. lawsuit against Iran, Syria for parents' murder  The Jerusalem Post

The four Henkin children – then ages nine, seven, four and ten months – bore witness to the shocking murder of their parents, all from the backseat of the ...



Syria deserves to live - CNNSyria deserves to live  CNN

Mouaz al-Khatib is founding and former president of the Syrian National Coalition and a former imam of the Umayyad Mosque in Damascus, Syria. The opinions ...



Bashar al Assad’s bet on permanent demographic change in Syria - TRT WorldBashar al Assad’s bet on permanent demographic change in Syria  TRT World

A new law in Syria makes it extremely hard for Syrians to return to their homeland and could permanently alter the demographic makeup of the country.



Russia Might Regret the U.S. Drawdown in Syria - LawfareRussia Might Regret the U.S. Drawdown in Syria  Lawfare

With the war winding down, Putin's partners in Syria have fewer shared interests.



France rejects demands to repatriate citizens who went to Syria to join ISIS - CBC.caFrance rejects demands to repatriate citizens who went to Syria to join ISIS  CBC.ca

France's most powerful administrative court has refused the demands of Syria-based French women to be repatriated back to French soil with their families.



Rumors seek to drive U.S. and Iran into conflict in eastern Syria - The Jerusalem PostRumors seek to drive U.S. and Iran into conflict in eastern Syria  The Jerusalem Post

The false reports of airstrikes come in the context of both the US-IRGC tensions and tensions between the SDF and the Syrian regime.



Sri Lanka Attack Signals ISIS’ Widening Reach - The New York TimesSri Lanka Attack Signals ISIS’ Widening Reach  The New York Times

A month after losing the last of its territory in Iraq and Syria, the Islamic State is believed to have pulled off one of its deadliest attacks. It may be the way of the ...



Australian Fights to Save Her Grandchildren From Syrian Refugee Camp - The New York TimesAustralian Fights to Save Her Grandchildren From Syrian Refugee Camp  The New York Times

MELBOURNE, Australia — Karen Nettleton has spent the past five years in search of her grandchildren, who were taken by their mother in 2014 from Sydney, ...



Jordan in crucible of Middle East peace deal and Syrian refugee crisis | TheHill - The HillJordan in crucible of Middle East peace deal and Syrian refugee crisis | TheHill  The Hill

Al-Buwayda is a quiet, dusty town on the road from Irbid in northern Jordan to Mafraq. It was here that the wave of Syrian refugees who fled fighting crested in ...



Hard Truths in Syria - Foreign Affairs MagazineHard Truths in Syria  Foreign Affairs Magazine

With the impending troop reductions decreed by Trump, Washington must lower its sights in Syria. It should focus on protecting only two interests: preventing ...



Review: A trip into the dark heart of Syria - Middle East EyeReview: A trip into the dark heart of Syria  Middle East Eye

Khaled Khalifa's Death Is Hard Work is a road trip novel unlike any other. Not because of the landscape it traverses (the bleak and blasted highways of war-torn ...



US delivers equipment to YPG terrorists near Turkish border in Syria - Daily SabahUS delivers equipment to YPG terrorists near Turkish border in Syria  Daily Sabah

Washington's support for the PKK-affiliated terrorists in Syria continues with the latest delivery of 200 truckloads of construction materials and heavy equipment ...



Waiting 19 Hours for Gas in a Lifeless City - BloombergWaiting 19 Hours for Gas in a Lifeless City  Bloomberg

The war in Syria is now an economic one and a visit to Damascus shows how people are struggling to find essentials.



Syria says Israeli air attack injures six soldiers - Aljazeera.comSyria says Israeli air attack injures six soldiers  Aljazeera.com

Damascus says its defence system struck down some missiles during the Israeli air attack on a military position in Hama.



Jordan bans imports of 194 Syrian goods – Middle East Monitor - Middle East MonitorJordan bans imports of 194 Syrian goods – Middle East Monitor  Middle East Monitor

Jordan's Minister of Industry, Trade, and Supply, Tariq Al-Hammouri, banned the import of some 194 Syrian goods on Wednesday, Addustour local newspaper ...



Russia Is Trying To Fly Military Planes Into Venezuela Via Syria Again - BuzzFeed NewsRussia Is Trying To Fly Military Planes Into Venezuela Via Syria Again  BuzzFeed News

LONDON — Malta has refused a new Russian request to use its airspace to fly military aircraft from Syria to Venezuela this month, BuzzFeed News has learned.



Mossad may have tried to 'kidnap' spy Eli Cohen's body from Syria 40 years ago - The Times of IsraelMossad may have tried to 'kidnap' spy Eli Cohen's body from Syria 40 years ago  The Times of Israel

Recording made by legendary operative's brother says agency managed to get the body to the Lebanese border but apparently failed; daughter says she's ...



4 children of parents murdered in West Bank sue Syria, Iran in US federal court - The Times of Israel4 children of parents murdered in West Bank sue Syria, Iran in US federal court  The Times of Israel

Henkin family demands $360 million in civil damages from nations for financing, arming Hamas terrorists.



As the US withdraws from Syria, China may boost its influence in the country - CNBCAs the US withdraws from Syria, China may boost its influence in the country  CNBC

As U.S. troops withdraw from Syria, another country may be stepping up its presence in the war torn nation: China. Beijing sees the situation in Syria as an ...



U.S. Troops Leaving Syria, but Some May Stay Longer Than Expected - The New York TimesU.S. Troops Leaving Syria, but Some May Stay Longer Than Expected  The New York Times

Hundreds of the 2000 American troops in Syria are leaving, but new plans will pause the withdrawal before reaching the 400-troop level President Trump ...



18 dead in huge blast in extremist-held northwest Syria - Borneo Bulletin Online18 dead in huge blast in extremist-held northwest Syria  Borneo Bulletin Online

JISR AL-SHUGHUR, Syria (AFP) – A powerful explosion on Wednesday killed 18 people including more than a dozen civilians in extremist-held northwest Syria, ...



Syrian military: Israeli air attack targeted Aleppo - Aljazeera.comSyrian military: Israeli air attack targeted Aleppo  Aljazeera.com

Syrian opposition sources say ammunition depot belonging to Iranian militias directly hit by Israeli air attack.



'We Pray For The Caliphate To Return': ISIS Families Crowd Into Syrian Camps - NPR'We Pray For The Caliphate To Return': ISIS Families Crowd Into Syrian Camps  NPR

"The women and children who have been raised on the mentality of ISIS and terrorism need to be rehabilitated," an official warns. "Otherwise, they will be the ...



Russia, Iran, Turkey discuss post-war scenario in Syria talks - Aljazeera.comRussia, Iran, Turkey discuss post-war scenario in Syria talks  Aljazeera.com

Key regional players meet in Kazakhstan to discuss rebuilding efforts in talks aimed at winding down war.



Assad regime hits Syria's Idlib – Middle East Monitor - Middle East MonitorAssad regime hits Syria's Idlib – Middle East Monitor  Middle East Monitor

A civilian was killed while three others were injured on Monday when Syrian regime forces shelled opposition-held positions in northern Syria's de-escalation ...



Russian Proxy Diplomacy in Syria: Crimea and Sevastopol - The Jamestown FoundationRussian Proxy Diplomacy in Syria: Crimea and Sevastopol  The Jamestown Foundation

As the war in Syria appears to wind down, the Kremlin is shifting its focus to rebuilding the country and reestablishing social order there based on Russia's vision ...



I'm a White Helmets Volunteer Saving Lives in Syria with the Syria Civil Defense and the World Must Join Me - TeenVogue.comI'm a White Helmets Volunteer Saving Lives in Syria with the Syria Civil Defense and the World Must Join Me  TeenVogue.com

For the past two years, I have been a member of the White Helmets, Syria's search-and-rescue organization that saves civilians from the frequent bombings that ...



The Trickiness of Syria's Return to the Arab League - LobeLogThe Trickiness of Syria's Return to the Arab League  LobeLog

by Imad K. Harb. The thirtieth regular summit of the League of Arab States that is scheduled for March 31 in Tunisia may have dodged a bullet by deciding not to ...



Israeli F-16 Jets Blew Up a Syrian Missile Factory (And Russia's Air Defense Missiles Didn't Strike) - The National Interest OnlineIsraeli F-16 Jets Blew Up a Syrian Missile Factory (And Russia's Air Defense Missiles Didn't Strike)  The National Interest Online

At 2:30 in the morning on April 13, 2019, around a dozen missiles tore over the night sky of Hama province, Syria, launched by Israeli F-16 jets flying over ...



After Islamic State Collapse, Serbian Women Trapped In Syria - Eurasia ReviewAfter Islamic State Collapse, Serbian Women Trapped In Syria  Eurasia Review

By Maja Zivanovic. Some 20 women who left Serbia for the Islamic State are now stuck in camps in Syria, with no apparent effort from the Serbian state to aid ...



During Easter season, some Russians look to strengthen bonds with Syria’s embattled Christians - The Washington PostDuring Easter season, some Russians look to strengthen bonds with Syria’s embattled Christians  The Washington Post

MOSCOW — When Russians celebrate Orthodox Easter on April 28, leaders in Moscow will send their annual messages of kinship to fellow Orthodox Christians ...



Armenians in northern Syria establish armed force - RudawArmenians in northern Syria establish armed force  Rudaw

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – On the anniversary of the Armenian genocide, a group of Armenians in northern Syria announced the formation of a special brigade, ...



Syria requests urgent UN Security Council meeting on Golan - Aljazeera.comSyria requests urgent UN Security Council meeting on Golan  Aljazeera.com

Syria says the US decision to recognise the Golan Heights as Israeli territory contravenes international law.



18 killed by suspected car bomb in Syria's Idlib - Middle East Monitor18 killed by suspected car bomb in Syria's Idlib  Middle East Monitor

At least 18 people have been killed after an explosion in the centre of Jisr Al-Shughour in the opposition stronghold of Idlib, a day after heavy Russian air strikes ...



Saving Northeastern Syria - Foreign Affairs MagazineSaving Northeastern Syria  Foreign Affairs Magazine

By using American aid and investment to promote the economic integration of Turkey and northeastern Syria, Washington can foster improved relations between ...



Syria's Refugees Begin Their Journey Home - Foreign PolicySyria's Refugees Begin Their Journey Home  Foreign Policy

“Eighty-five meters,” the man in uniform said, pointing north along a small paved road leading away from us. “Syria is 85 meters that way.” For almost anyone, the ...



ISIS Has Not Been Defeated. It's Alive and Well in Southern Syria. - Foreign PolicyISIS Has Not Been Defeated. It's Alive and Well in Southern Syria.  Foreign Policy

The world has been celebrating the Islamic State's defeat since the final battle of Baghouz on March 23. In February, President Donald Trump celebrated the ...



Red Cross makes appeal for staff abducted in Syria - BBC NewsRed Cross makes appeal for staff abducted in Syria  BBC News

The Red Cross is seeking information about three staff members abducted in Syria five and a half years ago. In its first detailed statement on the incident, it says ...



Syrian film aims to cut capital city's divorce rate - BBC NewsSyrian film aims to cut capital city's divorce rate  BBC News

Courts in the Syrian capital Damascus will try to deter married couples from divorcing by playing them a film about the ill-effects of separation, the country's ...



Trump Wants Out of Syria. Will His Staff Listen? - National ReviewTrump Wants Out of Syria. Will His Staff Listen?  National Review

If neither the public nor the Pentagon can take the word of the commander-in-chief seriously, exactly who will be accountable for our foreign policy?



Syria demands immediate withdrawal of US, French, British, and Turkish forces - AMN Al-Masdar NewsSyria demands immediate withdrawal of US, French, British, and Turkish forces  AMN Al-Masdar News

The withdrawal of British, US, Turkish and French troops, which are in Syria illegally, guarantees the end of war crimes in the country, Syrian Deputy.



'Foreign children' in overwhelmed Syrian camp need urgent international help, says top UN official - UN News'Foreign children' in overwhelmed Syrian camp need urgent international help, says top UN official  UN News

Help is needed urgently from the international community to help some 2500 apparently stateless “foreign children” at a camp for the displaced, in north-east ...



The Trolls Accused Me of 'Crypto-Colonialism' in Syria – I'm Listening - CoinDeskThe Trolls Accused Me of 'Crypto-Colonialism' in Syria – I'm Listening  CoinDesk

Rachel-Rose O'Leary is a reporter at CoinDesk, covering how cryptocurrencies are being used in areas of economic, social and political unrest. This article is ...



Jihadists go all out in western Syria, launch new attack on Russian base - AMN Al-Masdar NewsJihadists go all out in western Syria, launch new attack on Russian base  AMN Al-Masdar News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:40 A.M.) - The jihadist rebels in northeast Latakia launched an all out attack on the government-held areas along the coast, yesterday,



The Body Pullers of Syria - WIREDThe Body Pullers of Syria  WIRED

Thousands of bodies are buried in shallow graves around Raqqa. One group is using Facebook and Google Earth to identify human remains and rebury them ...



Bring back children of Syria Isis fighters, Save the Children urges Australia - The GuardianBring back children of Syria Isis fighters, Save the Children urges Australia  The Guardian

Save the Children has called on Scott Morrison and Bill Shorten to publicly commit – if they win the election – to bringing home the children of Australian foreign ...



At Least 40 Members of White Helmets Admit Staging Syria Chemical Attacks - Sputnik InternationalAt Least 40 Members of White Helmets Admit Staging Syria Chemical Attacks  Sputnik International

UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) – At least 40 members of the White Helmets organization have admitted during recent interviews that they staged chemical attacks ...



Kosovar returnees from Syria eager to leave shelter, go home - Fox NewsKosovar returnees from Syria eager to leave shelter, go home  Fox News

Kosovo families have been waiting outside a shelter, trying to talk with relatives who have been repatriated from Syria.



11 dead in Syria clashes between Russia troops and pro-Iran militias - Middle East Monitor11 dead in Syria clashes between Russia troops and pro-Iran militias  Middle East Monitor

At least 11 people have been killed in escalating clashes between Russian forces and pro-Iranian militias in the city of Aleppo, amid strained relations between ...



Finland's 'Refugees of 2019' hail from Syria, Togo - YLE NewsFinland's 'Refugees of 2019' hail from Syria, Togo  YLE News

NGO the Finnish Refugee Council announced on Wednesday that this year's recipients of its Refugee of The Year accolade are 18-year-old Rand Mohamad ...



In a Crowded Syria Tent Camp, the Women and Children of ISIS Wait in Limbo - The New York TimesIn a Crowded Syria Tent Camp, the Women and Children of ISIS Wait in Limbo  The New York Times

I just want to go back to a normal life”: The Times visited a camp, swollen to breaking point, where the families of ISIS fighters are stuck.



Civilian casualties rise as fighting intensifies in Syria's Idlib - Aljazeera.comCivilian casualties rise as fighting intensifies in Syria's Idlib  Aljazeera.com

Dire warnings from the UN about what's happening in Syria's last rebel-held province.



Syria's fuel shortage affects government-controlled areas - Aljazeera.comSyria's fuel shortage affects government-controlled areas  Aljazeera.com

The government blames Western sanctions on Syria and its ally Iran for the shortage.



Syria: Humanitarian Response in Al Hol camp, Situation report No. 2 - Syrian Arab Republic - ReliefWebSyria: Humanitarian Response in Al Hol camp, Situation report No. 2 - Syrian Arab Republic  ReliefWeb

This report is produced by OCHA Syria in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the period from 31 March to 17 April 2019. Situation reports on Al ...



Syria: 'Small number' of children return to UK - BBC NewsSyria: 'Small number' of children return to UK  BBC News

A "small number" of British children have left Syria and returned to the UK via other countries in the last year, the government has said. But British officials were ...



Flowers bloom in war-torn Syria's battered cities - ReutersFlowers bloom in war-torn Syria's battered cities  Reuters

ALEPPO, Syria (Reuters) - A mantle of gold smothers Aleppo's ruins, hiding the rubble and filling the craters with wild flowers that for a moment seem to ...



How Sri Lankan jihadists' connections to Syria may hold key to understanding terror attack - The TelegraphHow Sri Lankan jihadists' connections to Syria may hold key to understanding terror attack  The Telegraph

Intelligence agencies are now scrambling to understand why Sri Lanka, which had been relatively unscathed by Islamic State's radicalism, was targeted in ...



Syria-Iraq trade stymied by US border presence | Article - Asia TimesSyria-Iraq trade stymied by US border presence | Article  Asia Times

Damascus and Baghdad have taken steps to facilitate trade, but crossing remains firmly shut from Iraqi side.



Syria US to ask Syrian Kurds to let Turkish forces through the door - Al-MonitorSyria US to ask Syrian Kurds to let Turkish forces through the door  Al-Monitor

The United States is pressing its Kurdish allies in Syria to ease their resistance to allowing Turkish forces to deploy on their side of the Turkish-Syrian border, ...



Latin Americans fear precedent set by legal justification for Syria intervention - The GuardianLatin Americans fear precedent set by legal justification for Syria intervention  The Guardian

Countries fear that legal standard of states being 'unwilling or unable' to deal with terrorism could be used in Latin America.



Reporter Sharmine Narwani on the secret history of America's defeat in Syria - SalonReporter Sharmine Narwani on the secret history of America's defeat in Syria  Salon

When the war in Syria was recently declared decisively over, there were few correspondents or witnesses to turn to for a credible look at exactly what happened ...



Karen Nettleton: Grandmother finds children raised under ISIS in Syria - The Washington PostKaren Nettleton: Grandmother finds children raised under ISIS in Syria  The Washington Post

Karen Nettleton hopes to bring the orphaned children home.



Gadget Lab Podcast: Reporting From Syria - WIREDGadget Lab Podcast: Reporting From Syria  WIRED

This week, we're joined by a special guest: freelance war correspondent Kenneth R. Rosen. Ken is working on a series of stories for WIRED about the ...