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U.S. helicopter crashes in Syria’s Hasakah

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A U.S. helicopter crashed in Syria's northeastern province of Hasakah on Tuesday, state news agency SANA reported. The helicopter crashed in the...
Airstrikes

Monitor: Suspected Israeli strikes kill 10 militiamen in Syria

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At least 10 pro-Iranian militiamen were killed on Monday in airstrikes believed to have been conducted by Israel in eastern Syria, a monitor reported. The...
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Wildfires engulf agricultural lands in Syria

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Agricultural lands have been engulfed by wildfires in the countryside of the Hama Province, a Syrian official said on Wednesday. Cited by...
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Twenty-one irregular migrants from Lebanon, Syria arrive by boat in Cyprus

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A group of 21 irregular migrants from Syria and Lebanon arrived on a boat on the southeastern coast of Cyprus, the police said in...
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Latest Israeli strikes kill 11 in Syria – monitor

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A total of 11 people, mostly military personnel, were killed in the overnight Israeli missile strikes on the capital Damascus and Daraa province...

Car bomb explodes near Turkish military point in Northwestern Syria

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A car bomb exploded on Friday evening near a Turkish military point in Syria's northwestern province of Idlib, a war monitor reported. ...
A Syrian man pushes a wheelbarrow past collapsed buildings in the northern Syrian town of Manbij as civilians go back to their homes on August 14, 2016 more than a week after the Arab-Kurdish alliance, known as the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), pushed the Islamic State (IS) group out of the city. (AFP/Xinhua)

14 soldiers killed in battles with Islamic State in eastern Syria

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A total of 14 Syrian soldiers were killed on Friday in battles with the Islamic State (IS) militants in the eastern province of...
Islamic State had demanded a ransom in return for sparing the hostages? lives

6 military personnel killed by Islamic State in east Syria – monitor

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The Islamic State (IS) killed six members of the Syrian military intelligence in the country's eastern province of Deir al-Zour on Friday, a war...
Russia

Russia blames U.S. for military vehicle collision in Syria

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Russia has blamed the United States for a recent collision between Russian and U.S. military vehicles in Syria. On Wednesday, Chief of...
Firefighters work at a blast site amid smoke and dust in Paris, France, Jan. 12, 2019. A huge gas explosion in central Paris injured at least 20 people on Saturday, of whom two were in critical condition, Le Figaro newspaper reported. The explosion occurred at around 9 a.m. (0800 GMT) in a closed bakery on the Rue de Trevise in the 9th district of Paris due to a suspected gas leak. (Xinhua/Chen Yichen)

Explosion hits Turkey-Russia joint patrol in Syria’s Idlib – ministry

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An explosion on Tuesday hit the convoy of the joint patrol of Turkish and Russian militaries in Idlib province of northwestern Syria, Turkey's defense...
Electricity

Gas line explosion causes power outage in Syria

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An explosion in the al-Arabi gas line in the countryside of Syrian capital Damascus at dawn on Monday caused a massive power outage in...
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In interview, Bolton warns NATO could unravel in second Trump term

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Former national security adviser John Bolton warns NATO could break apart if President Donald Trump wins a second term, as he expressed hope the...
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Israeli experts expect lull in Hezbollah violence after Beirut blast

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Over the past two weeks, the Israeli army has been on high alert, waiting for a revenge attack by the Iranian-backed Shiite Hezbollah movement...
Airstrikes

Airstrikes kill 15 pro-government fighters in eastern Syria

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A total of 15 pro-government fighters were killed by airstrikes in eastern Syria on Monday, a war monitor reported Tuesday. The airstrikes targeted the positions...
Russia Wagner

Russia’s Wagner paramilitary group implicated in Ukraine, Syria

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Russia is alleged to use a secretive paramilitary group known as Wagner to represent Russian national interests in conflict zones, particularly in Ukraine and...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Netanyahu acknowledges Israeli “constant action” against Iran in Syria

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday that Israel is taking "constant action" against Iran in Syria, two days after Israeli jets allegedly...
Help Aged

Coronavirus: Older people in low- and middle-income countries need urgent attention

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In order to prevent global humanitarian catastrophe Thousands, if not millions, of older people’s lives are at risk, if the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic takes...
Syrian soldiers are seen on the Damascus-Aleppo highway near the administrative border of Aleppo province, Syria, on Feb. 12, 2020. For the first time since 2012, the Syrian army wrested control of the strategic Damascus-Aleppo highway following battles against the rebel groups, a war monitor reported on Tuesday. (Str/Xinhua)

Almost 5 million children born into war in Syria

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Some 4.8 million children have been born in Syria since the conflict began nine years ago. An additional 1 million have been born as...
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Turkish drones kill 26 Syrian soldiers in Idlib

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Turkish forces renewed drone attacks on Syrian forces' positions in the northwestern province of Idlib on Saturday, killing 26 Syrian soldiers, according to a...
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (C), Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani pose for a group photo after their summit in Ankara, Turkey, on Sept. 16, 2019. (Photo by Mustafa Kaya/Xinhua)

Russian and Iranian presidents discuss Syria’s Idlib

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Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani discussed the recent escalation of tensions in Syria's Idlib during a phone conversation on...
Hassan Rouhani

Iran’s president proposes trilateral Tehran summit over Syria

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Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Saturday that Iran is ready to host a meeting with the participation of the president's of Iran, Turkey and...
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Airstrikes kill 34 Turkish soldiers in Syria’s Idlib

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Airstrikes on rebel-held areas in Syria's northwestern province of Idlib on Thursday killed 34 Turkish soldiers, a war monitor reported. Russian and...
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Pentagon chief speaks over phone with Turkish defense minister over Syria, Libya

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U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper spoke by phone on Thursday with his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar over Syria and Libya, said the Pentagon in...
Syrian soldiers are seen on the Damascus-Aleppo highway near the administrative border of Aleppo province, Syria, on Feb. 12, 2020. For the first time since 2012, the Syrian army wrested control of the strategic Damascus-Aleppo highway following battles against the rebel groups, a war monitor reported on Tuesday. (Str/Xinhua)

UNICEF chief calls on parties all over Syria to protect children

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Henrietta Fore, executive director of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), on Thursday urged parties all over Syria to protect children and the essential...
Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) listens to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during their meeting in Sochi, Russia, on Oct. 22, 2019. Russia and Turkey have adopted a joint memorandum on the situation in Syria after the talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Sochi. According to the memorandum, Moscow and Ankara have agreed to deploy Russian and Syrian forces in zone of the Turkish operation in Syria starting from Wednesday. (Sputnik via Xinhua)

Russian delegation to visit Turkey for Idlib talks

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A Russian delegation will pay a visit to Turkey on Wednesday to discuss situation in Syria's northwestern province of Idlib, Turkish President Recep Tayyip...
Vladimir Putin

Russian military thwarts major threats by defeating terrorists in Syria

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The Russian military thwarted major threats to the country by defeating terrorists in Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday at a gala...
terrorism

Terrorism in Syria must be eradicated – Wu Haitao

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A Chinese envoy said Wednesday that terrorism in Syria must be eradicated to create a favorable security environment for the political process. ...
Photo released by Turkish Defense Ministry shows Turkish army launches a military operation into northern Syria on the Turkey-Syria border, on Oct. 9, 2019. Turkish Armed Forces on late Wednesday began a land operation into northern Syria against the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG). (Xinhua)

Turkey’s president warns of “imminent” Turkish operation in Syria

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday vowed to launch an operation into the Idlib province of Syria if the Syrian government does not...
U.S. President Donald Trump waves upon his arrival at the White House from Philadelphia, in Washington D.C., the United States, on Jan. 26, 2017. U.S. President Donald Trump wants a 20-percent border tax on all imports from Mexico, said White House spokesman Sean Spicer on Thursday. (Xinhua/Yin Bogu)

Trump, Erdogan discuss Syria, Libya on phone

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U.S. President Donald Trump spoke over phone with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday to discuss issues concerning Syria and Libya, said...

Syria’s Aleppo international airport to re-open after 8 years closure

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Syria's Transportation Ministry announced Monday that the International airport of Aleppo will return to service on Feb. 19, as the army declared the city...