Syria, officially the Syrian Arab Republic, is a country in Western Asia, bordering Lebanon to the southwest, the Mediterranean Sea to the west, Turkey to the north, Iraq to the east, Jordan to the south, and Israel to the southwest. A country of fertile plains, high mountains, and deserts, Syria is home to diverse ethnic and religious groups, including Syrian Arabs, Greeks, Armenians, Assyrians, Kurds, Circassians, Mandeans and Turks. Religious groups include Sunnis, Christians, Alawites, Druze, Isma'ilis, Mandeans, Shiites, Salafis, Yazidis, and Jews. Sunni make up the largest religious group in Syria.
U.S.-backed forces proclaimed the capture of Islamic State's last territory in Syria on Saturday, eliminating its rule over a self-proclaimed "caliphate", but the jihadists remain a threat from sleeper.. Reuters - Published
U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) formally announced the destruction of Islamic State's control of land in eastern Syria on Saturday but said it would continue its military and security.. Reuters - Published
Islamic State has been defeated at its final shred of territory of Baghouz in Syria, the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Saturday, announcing the end of its self-declared "caliphate"..
According to a report by Reuters, on Friday, the UN Human Rights Council criticized Israeli settlement expansion into the occupied Syrian Golan Heights, just one day after US President Donald Trump's..
According to a report by Reuters, on Friday, a senior administration official said that the United States is preparing an official document to recognize Israel's sovereignty of the Golan Heights that..
After being briefed by U.S. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan, President Trump declared on Friday that Islamic State no longer holds any territory in Syria. However, U.S.-backed forces on the..
According to a report by Reuters, on Friday, US President Donald Trump said that US-backed forces had dislodged the Islamic State militant group from its last holdout in Syria. Over the past few weeks,..
President Donald Trump says it's time for the United States to fully recognise Israel's sovereignty over the disputed Golan Heights, a territory captured from Syria in the 1967 war. Such a move would..
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French President Emmanuel Macron said on Saturday that a "major danger for France" had been eliminated, after U.S.-backed forces said they had captured Islamic State's last shred of territory in.. Reuters - Published
U.S.-backed Syrian forces say they have seized control of the last pocket of territory held by the ISIS in Syria. The victory puts an end to the brutal and long reign of terror by ISIS that once.. CBS News - Published
The nearly two-year investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election is delivered to the attorney general. Also, after a four-year fight, U.S.-backed forces confirm ISIS is no.. CBS News - Published
U.S.-backed forces said they had captured Islamic State's last shred of territory in eastern Syria at Baghouz on Saturday, ending the group's self-proclaimed caliphate after years of fighting. Reuters - Published Also reported by •France 24
U.S.-backed fighters say they have captured Islamic State's last shred of ground in eastern Syria - but while its era of territorial rule may be over for now, there is near universal agreement that IS.. Reuters - Published
A U.S.-backed Syrian force said Saturday that it has liberated the last area held by the Islamic State group in the eastern Syrian village of Baghouz, declaring victory over the extremists and the end.. USATODAY.com - Published
Islamic State has been defeated at its final shred of territory of Baghouz in Syria, the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Saturday, announcing the end of its self-declared "caliphate".. Reuters - Published
Islamic State fighters have been defeated at the final shred of territory they held in eastern Syria, marking the end of jihadist rule that once spanned a third of Iraq and Syria, the U.S.-backed.. Reuters - Published
President Trump declared victory over ISIS in Syria, but nobody in eastern Syria is cheering just yet. U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces say there is still heavy fighting underway against ISIS.. CBS News - Published
Hungarian authorities detained a Syrian man on Friday accused of taking part in beheadings in Syria as a member of Islamic State, Budapest prosecutors and the European judicial co-operation agency.. WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters
Islamic State militants in eastern Syria still held out late on Friday, the U.S.-backed militia besieging them said, after U.S. President Donald Trump said the jihadist group had lost its last scrap of.. Reuters - Published
Britain said it had no plans to change its stance on the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights after U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday moved to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the territory seized from.. Reuters - Published
The U.N. Human Rights Council on Friday criticized Israeli settlement expansion in the occupied Syrian Golan Heights a day after U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Israeli sovereignty.. Reuters - Published
The Gulf Cooperation Council regional group of six Arab monarchies expressed regret on Friday at U.S. President Donald Trump's call to recognize Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights, territory.. Reuters - Published
A Serbian court sentenced seven people, three of them in absentia, to up to 11 years in prison for joining Islamic State and conspiring to recruit others to fight for the militants in Syria and.. Reuters - Published
The Golan Heights is Syrian territory occupied by Israel, a German government spokeswoman said on Friday when asked about U.S. President Donald Trump's call to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the.. Reuters - Published
President Trump upended more than five decades of U.S. policy with his call on Twitter Thursday to recognize Israel's sovereignty over the disputed territory of Golan Heights. Israel seized it from.. CBS News - Published
Egypt said on Friday it considers the Golan Heights as occupied Syrian land, rejecting a call by U.S. President Donald Trump to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the territory captured in the 1967.. Reuters - Published
Iran, Turkey and Russia have sharply criticised Donald Trump after he said it was time to recognise Israel’s sovereignty over the disputed Golan Heights, as Syria vowed to recover the area using "all.. WorldNews - Published
The Syrian government vowed to recover the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Friday as its allies and enemies alike condemned U.S. President Donald Trump for moving to recognize Israeli sovereignty.. Reuters - Published
Children under five who live in conflict zones are 20 times more likely to die from diarrhoeal diseases linked to unsafe water than from direct violence as a result of war, Unicef has found. Analysing.. WorldNews - Published
The Syrian government condemned on Friday U.S. President Donald Trump's statement that it was time to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights and said Syria was determined to recover the.. Reuters - Published