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Syrians spruce up famed Crusader castle after years of war

Homs - Clutching a small saw, Syrian volunteer Rana Jreij cut away at bushes growing up the centuries-old walls of one of the world's most famous Crusader castles, Krak des Chevaliers.

US sends more troops and military vehicles into Syria

After US confrontations with Syrian and Russian forces the US is increasing its presence in Syria sending more troops as well as military vehicles into the country.

In Damascus, rare glass blowers seek to keep craft alive

Damascus - In Syria's capital, Mohammed Hallak blows through a long metal tube into billowing red-hot glass, trying to keep his waning craft alive despite a war that keeps clients away."We're the last family to be working in glass blowing in Damascus.

Israel attacks on southern Syria kill at least eleven

The death toll from Monday night's report of a series of Israeli missile strikes on the southern Syria Daraa area during the day has been increased from just six killed to now at least a dozen killed.

Syria blackout after suspected pipeline attack

Damascus - A suspected attack on a pipeline in Syria caused a nationwide blackout overnight, the state news agency quoted authorities as saying Monday.

Syrians vote for new parliament amid war, economic turmoil

Damascus - Syrians voted Sunday to elect a new parliament as the Damascus government grapples with international sanctions and a crumbling economy after retaking large parts of the war-torn country.

Syrians vote for new parliament amid war, economic turmoil

Damascus - Syrians go to the polls Sunday to elect a new parliament as the Damascus government grapples with international sanctions and a crumbling economy after retaking large parts of the war-torn country.More than 7,400 polling stations will open at 7.

Syria pistachio farmers return to orchards after years of war

Hama - Pruning scissors in hand, Syrian pistachio farmer Fadi al-Mahmoud inspected his orchard, hoping for his first harvest after years of war, as nearby army de-miners swept the ground for buried explosives.

Syrians alarmed at Russia push to limit cross-border aid

- Displaced Syrians relying on humanitarian assistance voiced alarm Thursday after regime ally Russia tried to reduce cross-border aid to millions in the northwest of the war-torn country.

Israeli airstrikes hit several targets in Syria killing seven

Israeli media are reporting that there have been a series of Israeli air raids against targets in Syria. Syrian state media has reported two Syrian soldiers were killed, and Israeli media claimed seven dead overall.

Op-Ed: US threatens sanctions against UAE over Syria embassy

US Special Envoy, James Jeffrey, has warned the US will not tolerate the United Arab Emirates opening an embassy In Damascus, Syria.

US announces it will increase sanctions on Syria

On Wednesday new US sanctions on Syria are set to come into effect. The increased sanctions come as the nation is still struggling to rebuild after being shattered by a nine-year civil war.

Op-Ed: Israel missiles hit Syrian capital of Damascus

A new round of missile strikes by israel on Damascus the capital of Syria took place overnight. Details about the attacks are scarce as Israel has followed its standard protocol of not commenting on their attacks.

Syria's Assad sacks PM Khamis

Damascus - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Thursday sacked his prime minister of four years, Imad Khamis, as the country grappled with a stinging economic crisis and renewed protests.

Syrians turn to flea markets for frugal Eid al-Fitr

Damascus - In a Damascus flea market, Sham Alloush rummaged through a pile of clothes for something nice to wear for Eid al-Fitr that wasn't too expensive.

Hoping to cure virus, Syria labs churn out anti-malarial drug

Homs - In central Syria, factory owner Rashid al-Faysal watches his staff working tirelessly to churn out a controversial antimalarial drug that Damascus hopes can help treat the novel coronavirus.

Ramadan in ruins for Idlib family

Idlib - As dusk settles on the forest of gutted buildings around them, Tareq Abu Ziad and his family break the Ramadan fast on the remains of their home.

Syrians in Idlib protest opening of trade link with regime

Idlib - Protests broke out across opposition-held parts of northwest Syria Friday against an al-Qaeda-linked jihadist group after it opened a trade crossing into regime territory, an AFP correspondent and a war monitor said.

Some members of US-supported rebel militia in Syria defect

US-supported rebel militia group Maghawir al_Thawra appears to be losing some members along with their families who are fleeing into Assad government territory. There have been two recent group defections.

Israeli drones attack a vehicle near Syria Lebanon border

Israeli drones fired two missiles at a vehicle in southern Syria on Wednesday near the border between Syria and Lebanon. Israel said the attack target Hezbollah member. Early reports claim there were no Hezbollah casualties.
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