Articles about Syrian Civil War

War, climate displaced tens of millions in 2020: Study

20 May 2021

World
War, climate displaced tens of millions in 2020: Study

A key group that monitors internal displacement said on Thursday that violence and disasters forced people to relocate within their countries more than 40 million times last year, the highest such tally in over a decade.

Syrian jihadist group kills 21 regime forces in Idlib: Monitor

03 Mar 2019

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Syrian jihadist group kills 21 regime forces in Idlib: Monitor

A Syrian jihadist group linked to al-Qaeda killed 21 regime and allied forces today near Idlib province, in one of the deadliest breaches of a six-month-old truce deal, a monitor said.

US court orders Syria to pay $302mn for journalist's murder

01 Feb 2019

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US court orders Syria to pay $302mn for journalist's murder

On Wednesday night, a court in Washington slapped the Syrian government with $302mn in damages for the death of journalist Marie Colvin.

7 members of heroic Syrian White Helmet relief organization killed

15 Aug 2017

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7 members of heroic Syrian White Helmet relief organization killed

In what can only be described as a horrifying incident, seven members of the Syrian White Helmets rescue group were shot dead by unknown gunmen in Sarmeen, a town in rebel-held Idlib province.

SyrianCivilWar: US-Russia-Jordan agree to ceasefire, raises hopes for peace

08 Jul 2017

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SyrianCivilWar: US-Russia-Jordan agree to ceasefire, raises hopes for peace

The US, Russia and Jordan have agreed to a ceasefire across the south-western Syrian regions of Daraa, Quneitra and Sweida.

Trump-Putin discuss Syrian civil war de-escalation during 'very good call'

03 May 2017

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Trump-Putin discuss Syrian civil war de-escalation during 'very good call'

US President Donald Trump discussed steps to de-escalate the Syrian civil war during a phone conversation with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.

Russian, Syrian forces retake formerly IS-held Palmyra

03 Mar 2017

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Russian, Syrian forces retake formerly IS-held Palmyra

Allies Russia and Syria have completely retaken the Islamic State-held Palmyra, ending the second occupation of the city by the IS, officials said.

Syrian rebels: Peace unlikely at Astana talks

25 Jan 2017

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Syrian rebels: Peace unlikely at Astana talks

Syrian rebel delegation spokesman Yahya al-Aridi said that the group had no intention of signing a joint communique demarcating an agreement to ceasefire, at talks being held in Kazakhstan.

IS destroys part of ancient Roman amphitheatre in Palmyra

20 Jan 2017

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IS destroys part of ancient Roman amphitheatre in Palmyra

Syrian officials said IS militants have destroyed part of the ancient Roman amphitheatre located in Palmyra.

Assad ready to negotiate everything at Kazakh talks

10 Jan 2017

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Assad ready to negotiate everything at Kazakh talks

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said he was ready to discuss "everything" at peace talks proposed to be held in Kazakhstan; however, there is no official representation for the opposition yet.

Trump praises Putin for not retaliating on diplomats' expulsion

31 Dec 2016

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Trump praises Putin for not retaliating on diplomats' expulsion

Donald Trump praised Vladimir Putin for not retaliating over the US expulsion of 35 suspected Russian spies by President Barack Obama.

US sanctions Russia, expels 35 diplomats over election hack

30 Dec 2016

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US sanctions Russia, expels 35 diplomats over election hack

In response to their allegations of Russia having tampered with the US elections, the Obama administration sanctioned the GRU and the FSB, Russia's intelligence agencies.

US to retaliate against Russia's vote-tampering

29 Dec 2016

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US to retaliate against Russia's vote-tampering

The Obama administration is set to announce a slew of retaliatory measures against Russia's alleged involvement in tampering with the US elections.

IS acquires air-defence gear in Palmyra

15 Dec 2016

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IS acquires air-defence gear in Palmyra

Sources have stated that the ISIS militants who retook Palymra may have got access to heavy weaponry including air-defence systems.

NBC says Putin personally involved in US-election hack

15 Dec 2016

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NBC says Putin personally involved in US-election hack

US television network NBC has stated that Russian President Vladimir Putin was personally involved in the alleged hacking of servers to manipulate the US election.

Islamic State recaptures Syria's historic city of Palmyra

14 Dec 2016

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Islamic State recaptures Syria's historic city of Palmyra

Islamic State militants have reportedly retaken Syria's historic city of Palmyra following days of intense fighting on the outskirts prompting a withdrawal of Syria's military.

Putin, Trump vow to improve US-Russia relations

15 Nov 2016

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Putin, Trump vow to improve US-Russia relations

President Trump and Russian President Putin acknowledged the "low-point" in Russia-US relations and vowed to work together to improve the shaky bilateral equation.