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Syria: Country in Western Asia
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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Syrian air defenses thwart hostile fire in city of Masyaf in Hama Governorate: state TV

Syrian air defenses on Sunday thwarted hostile fire in the northwestern city of Masyaf in Hama Governorate, state TV reported.
Reuters - Published

Air strikes kill 18 in Syria's Idlib: Observatory

Air strikes killed at least 18 people, including seven children, in rebel-held Idlib region in northwestern Syria on Sunday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Syria

Skateboarding in Syria: New park helps displaced children [Video]Skateboarding in Syria: New park helps displaced children

German NGO Skate Aid has built a skate park in Damascus, so children can learn the sport and perhaps one day become professional.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:03Published

Tanker seizure shows Iran 'nothing but trouble': Trump [Video]Tanker seizure shows Iran 'nothing but trouble': Trump

President Donald Trump said on Friday that the U.S. will be 'speaking with the UK' after Iran's Revolutionary Guards said it had seized a British-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf. Rough Cut (no reporter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:49Published

Children in Al-Hol camp and several parts of Syria 'in limbo amid dire humanitarian needs' [Video]Children in Al-Hol camp and several parts of Syria 'in limbo amid dire humanitarian needs'

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned tens of thousands of children in Al-Hol camp and several parts of Syria are in limbo amid dire humanitarian needs.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:40Published

UK offers release of Iran tanker if oil isn't bound for Syria [Video]UK offers release of Iran tanker if oil isn't bound for Syria

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said the tanker detained near Gibraltar could be released if the UK receives guarantees that its oil isn't bound for Syria.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:05Published

Iran: We Will Continue Exporting Oil, No Matter What [Video]Iran: We Will Continue Exporting Oil, No Matter What

Iran will continue its oil exports under any conditions. That's what Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told his British counterpart Jeremy Hunt in a telephone call on Saturday. According..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

Syrian government struggles to make gains in Idlib [Video]Syrian government struggles to make gains in Idlib

Syrian government forces and their allies are now defending their territory against a fierce counteroffensive by rebel factions.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:31Published

UK threatened with a UK threatened with a "slap" in Iran tanker row

Iran has warned of consequences if Britain does not release an oil tanker seized off the coast of Gibraltar a week ago. In Tehran, some residents are backing such a retaliation. David Doyle reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:41Published

S-400s arrive in Turkey as it braces for U.S. sanctions [Video]S-400s arrive in Turkey as it braces for U.S. sanctions

The first parts of a Russian S-400 missile defence system were delivered to NATO member Turkey on Friday a development set to escalate tensions with the United States. Emily Wither reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:14Published

Deraa: Rampant arrests and detentions mark truce anniversary [Video]Deraa: Rampant arrests and detentions mark truce anniversary

Observers say violations by Syrian government started immediately after Deraa reconciliation deal was agreed last year.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:29Published

Why Turkey’s S-400 missile purchase angers the US [Video]Why Turkey’s S-400 missile purchase angers the US

A delivery of Russian S-400 air defence systems are expected to arrive in Turkey any day now despite the U.S. warning it would face sanctions if it didn't cancel the deal. Emily Wither reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:23Published

Syrian refugees: Lebanon crackdown on undocumented foreign labour [Video]Syrian refugees: Lebanon crackdown on undocumented foreign labour

Officials say end goal is to enforce law and protect Lebanese jobs, but activists say Syrian refugees unfairly hit.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:35Published

Iranian boats 'harassed' British tanker: U.S. [Video]Iranian boats 'harassed' British tanker: U.S.

U.S. officials say five boats belonging to Iran's Revolutionary Guards tried to stop a British oil tanker in the Gulf but withdrew after a British warship warned them. The Guards and Iran's foreign..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:04Published

Syria's war: UNICEF alarmed by child deaths in gov’t offensive [Video]Syria's war: UNICEF alarmed by child deaths in gov’t offensive

Rights groups say more than 500 have been killed, more than 100 of them children.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:35Published

Syria seige has killed over 500 civilians: rights groups [Video]Syria seige has killed over 500 civilians: rights groups

At least 544 civilians have been killed and over 2,000 people injured since a Russian-led assault on the last rebel bastion in northwestern Syria began two months ago, rights groups and rescuers have..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:47Published

Despite Objections Of Italian Government, Migrant Rescue Ships Heads Towards Port [Video]Despite Objections Of Italian Government, Migrant Rescue Ships Heads Towards Port

The migrant rescue ship Alan Kurdi is making its way towards the Italian port of Lampedusa. The ship was named in honor of the Syrian boy whose body washed ashore at the height of the 2015 migrant..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

Iran demands UK release of oil tanker held in Gibraltar [Video]Iran demands UK release of oil tanker held in Gibraltar

Gibraltar says tanker transporting crude oil to Syria in breach of EU sanctions, as Spain says move made at US request.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:24Published

Frontline Stalemate: Govt loses hundreds of troops [Video]Frontline Stalemate: Govt loses hundreds of troops

Syrian government forces backed by Russian military have not been able to break the opposition's defensive positions after weeks of fighting.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:43Published

Damascus citadel restoration in progress, UNESCO to decide fate of Syrian heritage sites [Video]Damascus citadel restoration in progress, UNESCO to decide fate of Syrian heritage sites

Since civil war broke out in 2011 the country has been left picking up the pieces. Today, archaeological digs have restarted and new excavations are underway in the Damascus Citadel, located in the..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:22Published

Tanker seizure stirs Iran's tensions with the West [Video]Tanker seizure stirs Iran's tensions with the West

Iran has summoned the British ambassador to Tehran over what it calls an illegal seizure of one of its tankers off Gibraltar. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:49Published

Oil tanker bound for Syria detained by UK marines [Video]Oil tanker bound for Syria detained by UK marines

British Royal Marines have detained a tanker believed to be carrying Iranian crude to Syria, putting it in violation of U.S. and European sanctions. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:45Published

Blast kills 3 in Syria's Sweida - governor [Video]Blast kills 3 in Syria's Sweida - governor

Video released by the Syrian Arab News Agency showed the aftermath of a reported motorcycle bomb in the Syrian city of Sweida that killed a number of people. Rough cut - no reporter narration.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:45Published

Syria's war: People live in fear as assault intensifies in Idlib [Video]Syria's war: People live in fear as assault intensifies in Idlib

Trying to find home comfort, life of Syrian children in opposition-held areas as bombs drop around them.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:20Published

Errant missile from Syria-Israel clash lands on Cyprus. [Video]Errant missile from Syria-Israel clash lands on Cyprus.

An errant missile struck Cyprus early on Monday, skimming the densely populated capital Nicosia and crashing into a mountainside in what officials said could have been a spillover of an Israeli strike..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:39Published

US drone shooting highlights Iran's advanced weapons technology [Video]US drone shooting highlights Iran's advanced weapons technology

Iran purchased missile systems from countries including Russia and China, and worked with North Korea and Syria for development.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:08Published

 

Turkish foreign minister discusses defense, Syria with Pompeo

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has discussed by telephone with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo the Russian S-400 missile defense system and the U.S. F-35 fighter jet program, a foreign..
Reuters - Published

U.S. prosecutors charge New York man with being Islamic State sniper

U.S. prosecutors have charged a New York man with fighting for the Islamic State militant group in Syria and serving as a weapons trainer, according to court documents unsealed on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Soldier reunites with puppy he met overseas

Army Spc. Tyler Mosley was reunited with Daisy, a puppy he met and rescued while serving in Syria at Eglin Air Force Base.
USATODAY.com - Published

Russia denies its troops are fighting in northwest Syria: RIA

Russia on Thursday denied allegations by Syrian rebels that Russian special forces or ground troops were fighting in the campaign for the rebel-held region of Idlib, the RIA news agency reported.
Reuters - Published

Syrian rebels say Moscow deploys ground forces in Idlib campaign

Russia has sent special forces in recent days to fight alongside Syrian army troops struggling to make gains in a more than two month assault in northwestern Syria to seize the last opposition bastion,..
Reuters - Published

UK PM May pays tribute to Gibraltar's efforts in detaining Grace 1 tanker

British Prime Minister Theresa May thanked Gibraltar's Chief Minister for upholding European Union sanctions against Syria by detaining an oil tanker, her office said on Wednesday, adding its..
Reuters - Published

Syrian air strike on village market kill at least 12: rescuers

At least 12 people were killed and scores wounded on Tuesday in aerial strikes believed to have been carried out by the Syrian air force on a popular market in a village in opposition-held northwestern..
Reuters - Published

UK to facilitate release of Iranian tanker if it gets Syria guarantees: Hunt

Britain's foreign minister said he had told his Iranian counterpart on Saturday that Britain would facilitate the release of the detained Grace 1 oil tanker if there were guarantees it would not go to..
Reuters - Published

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