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Syria

Country in Western Asia

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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 Turkemens. Religious groups include Sunnis, Christians, Alawites, Druze, Isma'ilis, Mandeans, Shiites, Salafis, Yazidis, and Jews. Sunnis make up the largest religious group in Syria.

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Iran rejects Turkey's establishing of military posts inside Syria, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said on Monday, adding that the integrity of..
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United States troops have crossed into Iraq from Syria through the Sahela border crossing in the northern province of Dohuk, Reuters witnesses said on Monday.
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Russia hopes its coordination with the United States and Turkey in Syria will help security and stability in the region, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on..
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Here are the top stories for Sunday, October 20th: US troops leaving Syria for Iraq; Thousands protest corruption in Lebanon; New Orleans tries to demolish..
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The Turkish government on Thursday promised the U.S. that it would allow once American-allied Kurdish fighters to retreat out areas of northern Syria
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Even for a president who often lards his online missives with typos, caps-lock abuses and errant exclamation points, Sundayโ€™s Twitter missive on Syria..
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The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Sunday they had withdrawn from the border town of Ras al Ain under a U.S.-brokered ceasefire deal, but a..
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This week on "Face the Nation," Margaret Brennan talks to Reps. Jim Himes and Will Hurd. She interviews Retired General Raymond Thomas and talks Syria with CIA..
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"I think they'll see this is certainly a respite if not an opportunity to have a resurgence," retired General Raymond Thomas told "Face the Nation"
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This week on "Face the Nation," Margaret Brennan, in Syria, a shaky ceasefire brokered by the U.S. is set to expire Tuesday while the White House continues..
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Michael Morell, the former CIA deputy director and CBS News senior national security contributor, and William Burns, the former deputy secretary of state, break..
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Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, who has been one of the most vocal critics of President Donald Trump's decision to move U.S. troops out of northeastern Syria,..
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The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Sunday it had pulled out all its fighters from the border town of Ras al Ain as part of a U.S.-brokered..
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Turkey expects the United States to keep its promises and not use stalling tactics in a deal between the NATO allies for Ankara to pause its offensive into..
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The former commander of U.S. Special Operations Command talks White House strategy in Syria.
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From the U.S. working to bring violence to a standstill with a five-day ceasefire, to Democrats pouncing on White House officials as the impeachment process..
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This week on "Face the Nation," Margaret Brennan, in Syria, a shaky ceasefire brokered by the U.S. is set to expire Tuesday while the White House continues..
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President Trump quoted "Mark Esperanto, Secretary of Defense" on Sunday. But the man he put in charge of the Pentagon is named Mark Esper, not Esperanto.
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Turkey and Russia will discuss the removal of the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia from the northern Syrian towns of Manbij and Kobani during talks in Sochi next week,..
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Turkey and Russia will discuss the removal of the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia from the northern Syrian towns of Manbij and Kobani during talks in Sochi next week,..
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One Turkish soldier was killed and another was wounded on Sunday after an attack by the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia in northeast Syria's Tel Abyad, the defense..
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One Turkish soldier was killed and another was wounded on Sunday after an attack by the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia in northeast Syria's Tel Abyad, the defense..
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U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Saturday that all of the nearly 1,000 troops withdrawing from northern Syria are expected to move to western Iraq to..
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U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Saturday that all of the nearly 1,000 troops withdrawing from northern Syria are expected to move to western Iraq to..
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Next week, the acting U.S. ambassador to Ukraine is expected to appear on Capitol Hill for questioning in the impeachment inquiry. William Taylor's testimony..
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President Trump is facing backlash over withdrawing troops from Syria. Julia Manchester, reporter for The Hill, joined CBSN to discuss how Syria could impact..
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Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed Ukraine, Syria and Libya during a phone call, the Interfax news agency quoted the..
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President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday Turkey would press on with its offensive into northeastern Syria and "crush the heads of terrorists" if a deal with..
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Former Obama administration official Susan Rice hit back at Trump after he criticized her on Twitter.
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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday he would discuss the deployment of Syrian government forces in a planned "safe zone" in northern Syria during..
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Turkish troops in northern Syria are ready to continue their offensive if a deal with Washington to pause the conflict while Kurdish fighters withdraw is not..
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In Syria, Kurdish forces are accusing Turkey of failing to abide by the terms of the U.S.-brokered ceasefire. Its leaders are calling on Vice President Mike..
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The newest tropical storm lashes Floridaโ€™s Gulf Coast as it continues to race toward the Florida Panhandle. Also, President Trump's decision to pull out of..
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President Trump is urging Republicans to stick together and in his words from a tweet Friday night "fight." This comes as the White House tries to recover from..
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A fragile ceasefire was holding along Turkey's border with Syria on Saturday, two days after President Tayyip Erdogan agreed the truce to allow Kurdish forces..
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President Trump on Friday faced attacks from the top Republicans in Congress over his decision to pull troops out of Syria. It followed harsh comments from top..
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The Senate majority leader never mentions President Donald Trump by name in his op-ed for the Washington Post.
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Fighting in Syria continued, despite a ceasefire deal maded between the U.S. and Turkey. Meanwhile, Kurdish children may be victims of a possible chemical..
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The surprise deal to suspend Turkey's military offensive against Kurdish-led forces in Syria hinged on President Tayyip Erdogan's demand that Washington agree a..
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Brussels on Friday to address NATO leaders on the cease-fire in Northern Syria. (Oct. 18)
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Reps. Jim Himes and Will Hurd will appear on "Face the Nation" this Sunday. We'll also have a discussion on the latest developments in Syria with
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There is new evidence today of violence in Syria despite the announcement of a ceasefire. CBS News State Department and foreign affairs reporter Christina..
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EU Council President Tusk says the "so-called" Syria ceasefire is "a demand of capitulation of the Kurds" and called on Turkey to immediately halt its operation..
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President Trump said he spoke to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan this morning. Mr. Trump said the attacks against the Kurds in northern Syria were..
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U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Friday that no U.S. troops will take part in enforcing the so-called safe zone in northern Syria and the United States..
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U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that a five-day ceasefire along the Syrian-Turkish border had resumed, despite shelling and machine-gun fire earlier..
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Turkey will set up a dozen observation posts across northeast Syria, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday, insisting that a planned "safe zone" will extend..
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Here's the latest for Friday, Oct. 18th: Erdogan says Turkey will resume offensive if Syrian fighters aren't pulled; White House acknowledges Ukraine aid hold up..
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U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that he had spoken with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan who told him there had been some "minor" sniper and mortar..
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France's president on Friday decried NATO's inability to react to what he called Turkey's "crazy" offensive into northern Syria and said it was time Europe..
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As U.S. lawmakers from both parties press forward to penalize Turkey for its recent assault on Syria, the top Republican in the House of Representatives, Kevin..
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Turkey's president says of Donald Trump's letter: "Of course we haven't forgotten it. It would not be right for us to forget it."
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Turkey aims to establish 12 observation posts in a planned so-called safe zone in northern Syria, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday, adding Ankara would..
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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday he would discuss with Russia's Vladimir Putin next week what steps to take in a planned "safe zone" in northeast..
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France's president on Friday bemoaned Turkey's offensive into northern Syria as "madness" and decried the North Atlantic Organisation's inability to react to the..
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo underscored U.S.-Israeli efforts to counter Iran in talks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday, in an apparent attempt..
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Shelling could be heard at the Syrian-Turkish border on Friday morning despite a five-day ceasefire agreed between Turkey and the United States, and Washington..
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European Union Council President Donald Tusk on Friday said the halt of Turkish hostilities announced in northern Syria is not a genuine ceasefire and called on..
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Implementing a ceasefire will take time, a White House spokeswoman said on Friday as machine-gun fire, shelling and smoke were observed at the Syria-Turkey..
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Fighting is continuing near the Syria-Turkey border despite a Trump administration boast it had helped brokerย a 'ceasefire,' Kurdish authorities say.
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Former Defense Secretary James Mattis is firing back after President Trump criticized him during a White House meeting. During a Wednesday meeting on Syria the..
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Turkey will continue its offensive into northeast Syria more rapidly than before if an agreement with the United States to pause the operation and allow the..
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Turkey replaced the mayors of a Kurdish-majority town in its southeast with a state official, the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) said, amid a..
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There are concerns the short ceasefire announced by Pence hands Turkey exactly what it wants, as claims surface of Turkish forces using chemical weapons
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There's heavy criticism of Vice President Mike Pence's deal to stop Turkey's attacks on Kurdish forces in northern Syria. Turkish forces have also been accused..
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There's heavy criticism of the White House deal to stop Turkey's attacks on Kurdish forces in northern Syria. Also, the acting White House chief of staff admits..
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