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Syrian forces besiege rebel-held Aleppo

Syrian government forces and their allies again laid siege to rebel-held eastern Aleppo on Sunday, while Turkish-backed fighters drove Islamic State from all the areas along its border, in two significant but separate developments in the multi-s

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Bahrain to build new school for Syrian refugees in Jordan

Bahrain will build a new school for Syrian refugees in Jordan. It follows the success of the Bahrain Academic Complex, which opened in the Zaatari refugee camp in 2012, Royal Charity Organisation (RCO) secretary general Dr Mustafa Al Sayed tol

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Civilians, fighters evacuated from Syria towns

About 350 Syrian pro-government militia fighters and civilians from two besieged Shi'ite towns in northwestern Syria boarded buses and ambulances bound for the Turkish border under a UN-brokered deal among warring parties, aid workers said.

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Syrian wins Arab science reality show

Yaman Abou Jieb, the young innovator from Syria, emerged victorious in the grand finale of Stars of Science held in Doha, Qatar, concluding the seventh season of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development's (QF) "

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RCO-built school for Syrian refugee children opens

A school for Syrian refugee children in Jordan built by Bahrain has officially opened its doors. The 2,135-sq-m, solar-powered Bahrain School was constructed in Irbid Governorate, north of the capital Amman, under an agreement signed between t

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Austria to pull peacekeepers from Golan

Austria will withdraw its peacekeepers from the UN monitoring force on the Golan Heights given worsening fighting between Syrian government forces and rebels, it said on Thursday.  

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Syrian jet flies into Lebanon, fires missile

A Syrian jet flew 20 km into Lebanon and fired a missile into a field on the outskirts of the border town of Arsal on Wednesday but caused no casualties, witnesses said. Lebanon has maintained a policy of "dissociation"

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Turkish plane in ‘breach of Syrian sovereignty’

Syrian air defences had to react immediately to a Turkish jet flying at 100 metres altitude inside Syrian airspace in what was 'a clear breach of Syrian sovereignty', Foreign Ministry spokesman Jihad Makdissi said on Monday. 'S

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Not time to arm Syrians, says Pentagon chief

US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta defended the Obama administration's decision not to arm the Syrian opposition, saying the country risked being pushed into an all-out civil war if efforts to secure a smooth political transition fail.

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Syrians storm embassies after 'Homs massacre'

Syrian demonstrators ransacked their country's embassy in Cairo and broke into the missions in London and Kuwait, after human rights activists reported more than 200 people were killed in shelling by government forces in the city of Homs.

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