Country in the Middle East

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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Amaani Noor had married a jihadi fighter online and wanted to join him in Syria
Credit: Independent - Published 1 day ago

A U.S. Senate committee backed legislation on Wednesday to impose sanctions on Turkey after its offensive in Syria and purchase of a Russian S-400 missile..
Credit: Reuters - Published 2 days ago

Finland's new prime minister said on Wednesday the center-left coalition government had given its "silent blessing" to the Foreign Minister to go ahead with..
Credit: Reuters - Published 3 days ago

Russia, Turkey and Iran are concerned about the increased presence of terrorist groups in Syria's Idlib province, the three countries said after talks in..
Credit: Reuters - Published 3 days ago

Turkey aims to settle one million Syrian war refugees in the area of northern Syria where it carried out a military incursion in October, President Tayyip..
Credit: Reuters - Published 4 days ago

Rifaat al-Assad denies embezzling Syrian state funds to buy homes and offices worth â‚Ŧ90m.
Credit: BBC News - Published 4 days ago

Russian forces have entered Raqqa, the former de facto capital of the Islamic State caliphate, in one of the starkest examples yet of how Moscow has filled the..
Credit: Reuters - Published 5 days ago

Police said arrests not related in 'any way' to London Bridge terror attack
Credit: Independent - Published 6 days ago

The man and woman were arrested in Dover by detectives from West Midlands counter terrorism unit.
Credit: BBC News - Published 6 days ago

Air strikes by Syrian government and Russian forces killed at least 20 people in rebel-held northwestern Syria on Saturday, activists and the Syrian Observatory..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

Bosnia said on Friday that the repatriation of nine ex-Islamic State fighters, along with wives and children, from Syria that had been planned for this weekend,..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

Turkey will block final publication of a NATO defense plan for the Baltics and Poland until allies agree to designate the Syrian Kurdish YPG a terrorist group,..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

NATO allies should support Turkey in its conflict with Syrian Kurdish fighters after Ankara dropped its objections to the alliance's defense plans for Poland and..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

The United States has completed its military pullback in northeastern Syria, settling into a more stable posture of about 600 troops in the rest of the country..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

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