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Health Mar 23War-torn Syria braces for lockdown after first virus case is confirmed
The arrival of the global pandemic in Syria as well as the Gaza Strip has raised concerns it could run rampant in some of the most vulnerable areas in the Middle East.
World Feb 19Syria’s Aleppo airport resumes flights amid nearby offensive
The flight carrying Syrian officials and journalists was a symbolic message from President Bashar Assad's government, days after its forces consolidated control over the northwestern province of Aleppo and seized the last segments of the strategic M5 highway linking Aleppo…
World Feb 17Syria’s military hails advance against rebels in ‘record time’
The new advances, along with securing a key highway that ran through rebel territory, are set to facilitate movement between northern and southern Syria, including the city of Aleppo, Syria's commercial center before the war.
World Feb 12Clash between U.S. troops and Syrian government supporters kills 1
A state news agency said the Syrian man was killed after Syrian troops stopped a U.S. convoy and hundreds of people gathered at the checkpoint to prevent it from continuing on its way.
World Feb 08Syrian troops gain territory in push to control key highway
The weekslong government offensive has created a humanitarian crisis with about 600,000 people fleeing their homes in Syria's last rebel stronghold since the beginning of December, according to the United Nations.
World Jan 07Russia’s Putin visits Syria to meet Assad, a key Iran ally
While the official statements made during the previously unannounced visit made no mention of the killing last week of Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the timing was conspicuous.
World Aug 01Syria says it agrees to cease-fire in rebel stronghold of Idlib
The decision came hours after U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres authorized an investigation into attacks on health facilities and schools in the rebel-held enclave, following a petition from 10 members of the U.N. Security Council.
World Mar 22Trump’s Golan statement draws strong regional condemnation
The Syrian government called it "irresponsible" and a threat to international peace and stability, while Iran's foreign ministry said it plunges the region into a new crisis.
World Oct 28Shut for over 6 years, Syria’s national museum reopens
More than six years after it was shut down as the country’s civil war encroached, Syria’s National Museum in the heart of Damascus reopened on Sunday.
World Apr 14Syrians gather in capital in defiance after airstrikes
Immediately after the attack, hundreds of residents gathered in Damascus' landmark Omayyad square, celebrating what they said was the army's success in shooting down or derailing some of the missiles.