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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 Turks. Religious groups include Sunnis, Christians, Alawites, Druze, Isma'ilis, Mandeans, Shiites, Salafis, Yazidis, and Jews. Sunni make up the largest religious group in Syria.

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Sri Lankan police are holding a Syrian national in custody for questioning over the Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels, three government and military..
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An Iraqi court has sentenced four people to death by hanging for belonging to the Islamic State militant group and committing terrorist crimes in Iraq and Syria,..
Credit: Reuters - Published 2 days ago

More than 100 Kosovans, including mothers, children and several suspected IS fighters, are flown home.
3 days ago • BBC News
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad met senior officials from his strongest ally Russia in Damascus on Friday and Saturday to discuss upcoming peace talks, renting..
Credit: Reuters - Published 3 days ago

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad met senior officials from his strongest ally Russia in Damascus on Friday and Saturday to discuss upcoming peace talks and trade..
Credit: Reuters - Published 3 days ago

Reports say dozens of troops loyal to the government have been killed by militants since Thursday.
3 days ago • BBC News
A Bosnian national suspected of fighting for Islamic State in Syria has been transferred to Bosnia and put in detention, Bosnia's prosecutor's office said on..
Credit: Reuters - Published 3 days ago

Kosovo brought back 110 of its citizens from Syria on Saturday including jihadists who had gone to fight in the country's civil war and 74 children, the..
Credit: Reuters - Published 3 days ago

Several Russian envoys met Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and discussed a constitutional committee, trade, as well as the ways to improve Syria's relations..
Credit: Reuters - Published 3 days ago

Islamic State attacks on the Syrian army and allied militias in central Syria have killed 35 soldiers over two days, a war monitor said early on Saturday.
Credit: Reuters - Published 3 days ago

An airplane has returned women and children who are relatives to Kosovo jihadists in Syria to Kosovo early on Saturday, the country's justice minister said.
Credit: Reuters - Published 3 days ago

A senior United Nations relief official called on governments on Thursday to help resolve the fate of 2,500 foreign children being held among 75,000 people at..
Credit: Reuters - Published 5 days ago

The uncle of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will stand trial in France for allegedly acquiring millions of euros worth of French property assets using funds..
Credit: Reuters - Published 6 days ago

Nine Bosnians were arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of being part of a gang that smuggled 140 migrants from Pakistan, Syria, Iraq and Iran into the European..
Credit: Reuters - Published 6 days ago

A community of Syrians who converted to Christianity from Islam is growing in Kobani, a town besieged by Islamic State for months, and where the tide turned..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

A mantle of gold smothers Aleppo's ruins, hiding the rubble and filling the craters with wild flowers that for a moment seem to transform a landscape scarred by..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

Jury fails to reach verdict in first case of its kind
Credit: Independent - Published 1 week ago

Shamima Begum, who fled to Syria aged 15, wants to overturn a ruling stopping her returning to the UK.
1 week ago • BBC News
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has appealed for information on the fate of three employees abducted in Syria more than five years ago and..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) appealed on Sunday for information on the whereabouts of three employees abducted in Syria more than five..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

One of three staff abducted in 2013 is thought to be in the hands of the Islamic State group.
1 week ago • BBC News

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