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Syrian girl born without legs walks on new prosthetics

- Eight-year-old Maya Merhi had to struggle around a Syrian displaced persons camp on artificial limbs made of plastic tubing and tin cans.

US accuses Russia of lying on Syria attack to undermine truce

Washington - The United States and Britain accused Russia on Friday of fabricating a story about chemical weapons use by Syrian rebels and warned Moscow against undermining a shaky truce.

US accuses Russia of lying on Syria attack to undermine truce

Washington - The United States accused Russia on Friday of helping fabricate a story about chemical weapons use by Syrian rebels as a pretext to undermine a shaky truce.

Syria president announces $9bn budget for 2019

Damascus - Syria's president on Thursday announced a budget for 2019 of almost $9 billion, of which around a third has been allocated to investment projects including in areas ravaged by the war.

Parents of American kidnapped in Syria praise US efforts

Beirut - The parents of American journalist Austin Tice, who was abducted in Syria more than six years ago, said Tuesday they were encouraged by US efforts and new details about their son's fate.

Syria coalition says it killed IS leader linked to beheadings

Beirut - The US-led coalition against the Islamic State group said Monday it killed a senior jihadist involved in the executions of an American aid worker and other Western hostages.

Syria coalition kills IS leader linked to hostage executions

Beirut - The US-led coalition against the Islamic State group said Monday it killed a senior jihadist involved in the executions of an American aid worker and other Western hostages.

Syria coalition targets IS leader linked to execution of American

Damascus - An Islamic State group leader involved in the execution of American aid worker Peter Kassig and other Western prisoners was targeted in a strike Sunday by the US-led anti-jihadist coalition in Syria.

Pope lights candle for children of Syria

Vatican City - Pope Francis lit a candle at the Vatican on Sunday for victims of conflicts around the world, and in particular the children of war-torn Syria."Advent is a time of hope.

Germany jails Syrian refugee for planning car bomb attack

Berlin - A German court on Friday sentenced a Syrian refugee to six and a half years in jail for planning an Islamist attack using a car bomb.The 20-year-old, named as Yamen A.

Damascus accuses Israel of first Syria strikes since air defence upgrade

Beirut - Damascus Friday accused Israel of striking Syria, in what a monitor said were the such first missiles to hit the country since an air defence upgrade after the downing of a Russian plane in September.

Israel bombs targets in south Syria, near Damascus: monitor

Damascus - Israeli jets bombed several areas in southern Syria and near Damascus on Thursday drawing retaliatory fire from the ground, a monitoring group said.

Russia takes aim at UN aid to Syrian rebel areas

New York - Russia on Thursday called for changes to a UN measure allowing cross-border deliveries of humanitarian aid to millions of Syrians living in rebel-held areas.

Outgoing UN envoy rues 'missed opportunity' at Astana Syria talks

Astana - The United Nations envoy on Syria signed off from his posting Thursday ruing "a missed opportunity" to help end the country's long conflict at talks in Kazakhstan's capital Astana.

Syria talks on fragile Idlib truce begin in Kazakhstan

Astana - Negotiators from Iran, Russia and Turkey met in Kazakhstan's capital Astana on Wednesday, the Kazakh foreign ministry said, for two days of talks aiming to preserve a fragile 10-week-old truce in northern Syria.

Syrian refugee stranded at Malaysian airport lands in Canada

Ottawa - A Syrian refugee who spent months in limbo in a budget terminal at a Malaysian airport has arrived in Vancouver after he was granted permanent residency by Canada, a government source and his lawyer said Tuesday.

Syria rebels hand 4-year-old to her Belgian mother

Dizin - A rebel administration in Syria's last major insurgent stronghold of Idlib handed over a four-year-old girl to her Belgian mother on Monday after a custody dispute following her father's death.

Alleged Syria chemical attack: Is the Idlib deal in peril?

Beirut - A 10-week-old truce deal in northern Syria looked as precarious as ever Monday after an alleged chemical attack, which has already drawn retaliatory raids despite its origins being unclear.

East Syria death toll soars after massive IS attack

Beirut - US-backed fighters in Syria suffered record fatalities in an assault by the Islamic State group, a war monitor said Monday, as holdout jihadists kept up a fierce defence of their last Syrian redoubt.

East Syria death toll soars after massive IS attack

Beirut - US-backed fighters in Syria suffered record fatalities in an assault by the Islamic State group, a war monitor said Monday, as holdout jihadists kept up a fierce defence of their last Syrian redoubt.

Chemical arms watchdog to 'review security' for Syria gas probe

Den Haag - The world's chemical watchdog said Monday it was reviewing security ahead of a possible probe into an alleged chemical attack in Syria's regime-held city of Aleppo over the weekend.

East Syria fighting kills more than 200 in three days: monitor

Beirut - A major attack by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria has killed 92 US-backed forces in three days while 51 civilians also died in the fighting, a war monitor said on Monday.

Syria regime accuses armed groups of 'toxic gas' attack

Damascus - Syria's regime has accused armed groups of carrying out a "toxic gas" attack that left dozens of people struggling to breathe and prompted government ally Russia to launch retaliatory air strikes on Sunday.

Air raids hit rebel areas west of Syria's Aleppo: monitor

Beirut - Air strikes hit the edges of Syria's last major rebel stronghold west of Aleppo on Sunday, a monitor said, a day after an alleged toxic attack on the regime-held city.

Around 100 Syrians struggle to breathe after 'toxic' attack

Damascus - Around 100 Syrians have been hospitalised with breathing difficulties in Aleppo, state media and a monitor said Sunday, after allegations rebels fired "toxic gas" on the regime-held city the previous day.

IS counter-attacks kill 47 US-backed fighters in east Syria: monitor

Beirut - Counter-attacks by the Islamic State group have killed at least 47 US-backed fighters over two days as the jihadists struck from their embattled holdout in eastern Syria, a war monitor said Saturday.

In southern Syria, Roman theatre survives civil war intact

Sabha - Mobile phone in hand, student Abdelaziz al-Aswad bounds up the steps of an UNESCO-listed Roman theatre in southern Syria, elated that the heritage site has survived seven years of civil war.

Gunmen kill two activists in northwest Syria

Beirut - Two activists critical of both the regime and jihadists were gunned down Friday in Syria's last major rebel bastion in the northwest of the country, their radio station and a monitor said.

No 'artificial deadlines' for Syria peace process: Russia

Rome - Russia does not want any "artificial deadlines" for the Syrian peace process, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday, saying those who do want to sabotage Russian-backed peace efforts.

Dozens of Syrian migrants reach Cyprus: police

Nicosia - Cypriot authorities said Wednesday that 47 Syrian migrants had been found on the island's northwestern tip after being dropped off by suspected people smugglers.
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A U.N. chemical weapons expert  wearing a gas mask  holds a plastic bag containing samples from one ...
A U.N. chemical weapons expert, wearing a gas mask, holds a plastic bag containing samples from one of the sites of an alleged chemical weapons attack in the Ain Tarma neighbourhood of Damascus August 29, 2013
With permission by Reuters / Mohamed Abdullah
A make-shift refugee shelter in Tripoli  Lebanon.
A make-shift refugee shelter in Tripoli, Lebanon.
Syrian freedom flags planted on the lawn of Old City Hall in Toronto.
Syrian freedom flags planted on the lawn of Old City Hall in Toronto.
A U.S. Air Force A-10 fires its 30mm gatling gun during a training exercise.
A U.S. Air Force A-10 fires its 30mm gatling gun during a training exercise.
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Syrian freedom flags planted on the lawn of Old City Hall in Toronto.
Syrian freedom flags planted on the lawn of Old City Hall in Toronto.
A T-72 MBT belonging to al-Assad s forces is seen in Syria.
A T-72 MBT belonging to al-Assad's forces is seen in Syria.
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One of several building damaged after Syrian military forces launched an attack on a neighborhood in...
One of several building damaged after Syrian military forces launched an attack on a neighborhood in Damascus.
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Israel in winter
Israel in winter
Even with the constant threat of barrel bombs people still take time out to relax.
Even with the constant threat of barrel bombs people still take time out to relax.
Russell Chapman: “I spent time in Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan and am privileged to know Abdulla...
Russell Chapman: “I spent time in Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan and am privileged to know Abdullah al-Zoubi (pictured) as well as several members of his family”
Israel in winter
Israel in winter
Satellite imagery of the al-Safira military facility in Syria. The al-Safira military base is the he...
Satellite imagery of the al-Safira military facility in Syria. The al-Safira military base is the headquarters of the Syrian chemical weapons program and contains both a depot for storing chemical weapons as well as a massive laboratory for manufacturing them
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The St Thecla Monanstery at Maaloula  Syria  where some of the last Aramaic-speakers live
The St Thecla Monanstery at Maaloula, Syria, where some of the last Aramaic-speakers live
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A Syrian national flag flutters at a government-controlled district as seen from a rebel-held area i...
A Syrian national flag flutters at a government-controlled district as seen from a rebel-held area in Aleppo's Karm al-Jabal district
With permission by Reuters / Saad AboBrahim
Anti regime graffiti being sprayed in the Syrian city of Daraa early on in the Syrian uprising.
Anti regime graffiti being sprayed in the Syrian city of Daraa early on in the Syrian uprising.
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A Syrian boy who recently fled from Syria displays a drawing of the Syrian opposition flag on his fa...
A Syrian boy who recently fled from Syria displays a drawing of the Syrian opposition flag on his face
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A male Phlebotomus sp. sandfly.
A male Phlebotomus sp. sandfly.
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This residential building was struck by a missile during a US or US-led air strike in Raqqa  Syria. ...
This residential building was struck by a missile during a US or US-led air strike in Raqqa, Syria. Between 8-12 civilians were reportedly killed.
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Syria: Smoke from expolosions can be seen rising into the sky.
Syria: Smoke from expolosions can be seen rising into the sky.
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