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#Syria

# syria - Monday 24 April, 2017

US blacklists Syrian chemists over deadly sarin gas attack

It is one of the US’s largest-ever sanctions announcements.

# syria - Friday 21 April, 2017

US forces say they have killed man responsible for Istanbul nightclub attack

The attack on1 January left 39 people dead.

# syria - Monday 17 April, 2017

British MPs call for Asma al-Assad to lose citizenship

The British-born woman married Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in 2000.

# syria - Sunday 16 April, 2017

At least 68 children among dead in horror Syrian bomb blast

At least 112 people have died in the blast, 109 of them evacuees.

# syria - Saturday 15 April, 2017

Death toll in Syrian car bomb attack rises to 43

The attack targeted residents evacuated from the northern towns of Fuaa and Kafraya.

# syria - Thursday 13 April, 2017

Syrian president claims chemical attack was faked by US

‘We don’t know whether those dead children were killed there … Were they dead at all?’

Goal won't lose out on US funding after investigation into alleged fraud

In a new deal, USAID has laid out conditions under which Goal must operate.

# syria - Tuesday 11 April, 2017

Sean Spicer just said even Hitler 'didn't sink to using chemical weapons' History Lesson This post contains videos

Sean Spicer just said even Hitler 'didn't sink to using chemical weapons'

The White House Press Secretary is under fire once again for his comments.

'What's the plan?' Confusion reigns on Syria as Trump sends secretary of state to Russia

The Trump administration has done little to clarify on how it will approach the situation in Syria.

Julien Mercille: Liberals are wrong to cheer on Trump's bombs

Boosting humanitarian aid and taking in more refugees would be more effective in alleviating suffering, writes Julien Mercille.

# syria - Saturday 8 April, 2017

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson cancels Russia trip after US bombs Syria

“The United States will no longer wait for Assad to use chemical weapons without any consequences.”

US-led air strike near ISIS-held city kills 15 civilians in Syria

More than 320,000 people have been killed in Syria since the conflict began with anti-government demonstrations in March 2011.

# syria - Friday 7 April, 2017

Poll: Do you support the US air strikes against the Syrian government? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support the US air strikes against the Syrian government?

Last night’s strikes represented an escalation of the conflict.

UK, Canada, France and Germany all support Trump strike on Syria

Russia, however says it wants an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council.

Syria airstrike: Donald Trump's 180 degree shift on attacking the Assad regime

“Very bad things will happen” if the US attacks Syria, Trump tweeted back in 2013.

First US targeted missile strike on Assad regime kills six Syrian soldiers

Trump confirmed the first American targeted strike against Assad’s regime.

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'Aggression against a sovereign state': Putin responds to Trump's Syria strikes

In the US, senior Democrats and Republicans have expressed support for the action.

# syria - Thursday 6 April, 2017

The Pentagon is briefing Donald Trump on military options for Syria

Rex Tillerson has meanwhile called on Bashar al-Assad to be removed.

# syria - Wednesday 5 April, 2017

'It crossed a lot of lines for me': Trump says he's changed attitude on Syria following alleged chemical attack

The air strike in Idlib province drew widespread condemnation.

# syria - Tuesday 4 April, 2017

US points finger at Assad after suspected chemical attack kills dozens in Syria

At least 58 people died in the attack.

# syria - Friday 17 March, 2017

Tensions flare as Syrian forces fire at Israeli jets

In an unusual move, the Israeli army confirmed the raid took place.

# syria - Wednesday 15 March, 2017

'Syrians are increasingly likely to opt for a strongman like Assad, capable of bringing stability'

Assad’s popularity is a narrative that has been marginalised in the West, but that doesn’t make it any less vital to bringing an end to the terrible war in my country, writes Antoine Bakhash with the help of Eimhin O’Reilly.

# syria - Monday 13 March, 2017

Maimed, killed, recruited as executioners - Violence against children in Syria at its worst in 2016

At least 652 children were killed last year – a 20% increase from 2015.

# syria - Saturday 11 March, 2017

44 killed in twin bomb attack in centre of Damascus

Attacks are rare in the Syrian government stronghold.

# syria - Tuesday 7 March, 2017

Islamic State imposes dress code on men in captured city to allow its fighters blend in

The new restriction comes as a Kurdish-Arab alliance of fighters nears Raqa, backed by the US-led coalition launching air strikes against IS.

# syria - Sunday 5 March, 2017

'Parents protect children - but they deserve to know and understand what's happening in the world'

Author Jane Mitchell tells us why she wrote about the Syrian war in her latest book – and why she went to volunteer in Calais.

# syria - Tuesday 14 February, 2017

UN warns of 'looming humanitarian catastrophe' in four Syrian towns

The UN’s last humanitarian access to the four towns was in November.

# syria - Thursday 9 February, 2017

Putin apologises after Russian air strike accidentally kills three Turkish soldiers

Russian and Turkish authorities appear keen to move on after today’s airstrike.

# syria - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

Assad says defending Syria is more important than UN action against him War

Assad says defending Syria is more important than UN action against him

The Syrian president also accused the UN of being biased because of American, French and British influence.

This is the before and after picture of a man who survived Syria's 'human slaughterhouse'

Amnesty says their new report reveals a “hidden, monstrous campaign” at Saydnaya prison.

# syria - Sunday 5 February, 2017

How different is the story of someone fleeing Syria to that of a World War II refugee?

Harry and Ahmed tell their stories to Unicef.

# syria - Saturday 4 February, 2017

A Dublin photographer has taken these amazing pictures of random, everyday life in Ireland

Award-winning conflict photographer Seamus Murphy spent a year-and-a-half documenting a side of Ireland all too familiar and yet all too different.

# syria - Wednesday 1 February, 2017

'Trump is a bully. And we have to stand up to bullies' - Mary Robinson

The former Irish president was scathing in her criticism this morning of the American commander-in-chief.

# syria - Monday 30 January, 2017

Confusion and outrage over Trump migrant ban as UK secures exemption

The new American president has ruffled feathers globally with his ban on refugees from Muslim-dominated countries entering the US.

# syria - Saturday 28 January, 2017

Refugees detained at airports after Trump bans them from entering US

Trump has barred all refugees from entering the country for three months — and those from war-ravaged Syria indefinitely.

# syria - Wednesday 25 January, 2017

"You must do something for the children of Syria" - 7-year-old Bana writes open letter to Trump

The Syrian child came to prominence by describing life in besieged Aleppo.

Trump takes first step towards building Mexican wall

Much of the land needed to build the wall is privately owned, implying lengthy legal proceedings and political blowback.

# syria - Friday 6 January, 2017

The number of migrants entering Europe by sea dropped massively in 2016

Data from EU border agency Frontex suggests the number of migrants entering Europe via two main routes dropped by two-thirds to 364,000 in 2016.

Russia says it has begun scaling down its forces in Syria

It comes as the Assad regime intensifies its bombardment of a rebel district home to the capital’s main water source.

# syria - Saturday 31 December, 2016

UN Security Council endorses Syria ceasefire and plans for peace talks

The UN Security Council approves the Russian-drafted resolution on the Syria ceasefire.

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