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US To Send $6.6 Million To Syrian Rescue Group0:31
June 14, 2018
By Jake Jones

US To Send $6.6 Million To Syrian Rescue Group

The "White Helmets" are known for their volunteer work rescuing Syrian civilians after bombings and other attacks.
Syrian Refugee Group Shifts Focus To Stay Open In Trump Era5:27
May 24, 2018
By Ben Schamisso

Syrian Refugee Group Shifts Focus To Stay Open In Trump Era

The organization leader says President Trump's efforts to drastically scale back refugee programs won't put her out of business.
Refugee Or Not? Countries Are Going High-tech To Figure It Out3:04
May 22, 2018
By Phil Pruitt, Chance Seales

Refugee Or Not? Countries Are Going High-tech To Figure It Out

Germany has become especially good at it.
US Freeze On Funding To Syria Includes White Helmets Rescue Group0:51
May 4, 2018
By Jake Jones

US Freeze On Funding To Syria Includes White Helmets Rescue Group

The group has received more than $33 million from the U.S. since 2013.
What We Know About The Strikes In Syria1:11
April 14, 2018
By Jake Jones

What We Know About The Strikes In Syria

Pentagon officials say the strikes were successful. Officials also said Russia, an ally of Syria, was told about the attack beforehand.
Trump Announces Joint Military Strike On Syria1:17
April 13, 2018
By Jake Jones

Trump Announces Joint Military Strike On Syria

Trump said the strike would be carried out in coordination with the U.K. and France.
Russian Official Claims Chemical Attack In Syria Was 'Staged'1:00
April 13, 2018
By Katherine Biek

Russian Official Claims Chemical Attack In Syria Was 'Staged'

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told reporters Friday there's "irrefutable" evidence the attack was fabricated.
71 Deaths A Day: Numbers Tell Tale Of Horror In Syria's Eastern Ghouta1:26
March 9, 2018
By Jake Godin

71 Deaths A Day: Numbers Tell Tale Of Horror In Syria's Eastern Ghouta

Doctors Without Borders says of the 20 hospitals and clinics it supports, 15 have been hit by bombing or shelling.
Dozens Killed In Strikes On Eastern Ghouta In Syria0:38
February 20, 2018
By Briana Koeneman

Dozens Killed In Strikes On Eastern Ghouta In Syria

Dozens of people are dead in Syria's Eastern Ghouta after pro-government forces intensified attacks on the area late Sunday.
With Half Its People Displaced, Syria's Wars Are Far From Over2:08
February 15, 2018
By Chance Seales

With Half Its People Displaced, Syria's Wars Are Far From Over

Violence in Syria isn't just a factor of the country's civil war. Several conflicts are raging.
Macron: France To 'Strike' If Syria Used Chemical Weapons On Civilians0:51
February 13, 2018
By Jake Jones

Macron: France To 'Strike' If Syria Used Chemical Weapons On Civilians

Macron's statement follows reports of a possible chlorine attack in Syria earlier this month.
UN Pleads With Syria To End Airstrikes And Allow Humanitarian Aid0:42
February 6, 2018
By Jake Jones

UN Pleads With Syria To End Airstrikes And Allow Humanitarian Aid

At least 80 people died in Syria on Tuesday as regime airstrikes increase.
Officials: Syria Might Be Making New Chemical Weapons0:40
February 1, 2018
By James Packard

Officials: Syria Might Be Making New Chemical Weapons

Trump administration officials told reporters Syria might be making new chemical weapons, despite a 2013 agreement to destroy its stockpile.
Trump Tells Turkish President The US Will Stop Arming Syrian Kurds1:02
November 25, 2017
By Jake Jones

Trump Tells Turkish President The US Will Stop Arming Syrian Kurds

President Donald Trump reportedly told Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan about that change over a phone call.
Report: Syrian Government Behind Deadly Chemical Weapons Attack1:28
October 28, 2017
By Jake Jones

Report: Syrian Government Behind Deadly Chemical Weapons Attack

Officials from both Syria and its ally Russia have said the attack was a fabrication.
Russia Voted To Block Investigators From Continuing Work In Syria1:05
October 25, 2017
By Jake Jones

Russia Voted To Block Investigators From Continuing Work In Syria

The U.S., U.K. and France agree Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces carried out a deadly chemical weapons attack in April.
'Successful' Syrian Cease-Fire Leads To Call For De-escalation Zones1:03
September 11, 2017
By Jake Jones

'Successful' Syrian Cease-Fire Leads To Call For De-escalation Zones

The cease-fire went into force July 9.
US Condemns Brutal Killings Of White Helmet Volunteers In Syria1:12
August 14, 2017
By Briana Koeneman

US Condemns Brutal Killings Of White Helmet Volunteers In Syria

The State Department said it is "saddened and horrified" by the recent deaths of seven White Helmet volunteers in Syria.
US Faces Reports That A Coalition Airstrike Killed Dozens Of Civilians1:09
June 27, 2017
By Jake Jones

US Faces Reports That A Coalition Airstrike Killed Dozens Of Civilians

Watchdog groups say civilian deaths have gone up since the fight against ISIS entered urban terrain.
Cease-Fire Takes Hold In Syrian City As UN, Russia Plan Peace Talks0:40
June 18, 2017
By Jake Jones

Cease-Fire Takes Hold In Syrian City As UN, Russia Plan Peace Talks

Pro- and anti-government forces have agreed to a 48-hour cease-fire in the southern Syrian city of Daraa.
Trump In Saudi Arabia: 'This Is Not A Battle Between Different Faiths'1:57
May 21, 2017
By Jake Jones

Trump In Saudi Arabia: 'This Is Not A Battle Between Different Faiths'

In President Donald Trump's first speech overseas, he called for the Muslim world to come together and drive out terrorism.
US To Arm Kurdish Fighters One Ally Considers A Terrorist Group1:11
May 9, 2017
By Jake Jones

US To Arm Kurdish Fighters One Ally Considers A Terrorist Group

The YPG is a dominant force within the Syrian Democratic Forces.
Trump Calls Putin To Talk About Ending The War In Syria0:49
May 2, 2017
By Jake Jones

Trump Calls Putin To Talk About Ending The War In Syria

Speaking on the phone for the third time, Trump and Putin also discussed North Korea and terrorism in the Middle East.
Chemical Agents Aren't The Only Banned Weapons Being Used In Syria2:11
April 12, 2017
By Jake Godin

Chemical Agents Aren't The Only Banned Weapons Being Used In Syria

Although the chemical attack in northwest Syria was illegal under international law, other banned weapons have been used in the Syrian conflict.
US Says Russia Tried To Hide Syrian Regime's Involvement In Gas Attack1:09
April 11, 2017
By Jake Jones

US Says Russia Tried To Hide Syrian Regime's Involvement In Gas Attack

A declassified intelligence report confirms sarin gas was used on Syrian rebels, and Russia took efforts to hide evidence and misinform the public.
Nikki Haley Now Says Removing Assad From Power Is A US Priority0:37
April 9, 2017
By Jake Jones

Nikki Haley Now Says Removing Assad From Power Is A US Priority

U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley says the U.S. will prioritize removing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad from power.
Hawkish Democrats Find Common Ground With Trump Over Missile Strikes1:21
April 8, 2017
By Jake Jones

Hawkish Democrats Find Common Ground With Trump Over Missile Strikes

The Trump administration's decision to conduct missile strikes on a Syrian air base has received support from both sides of the aisle.
The Deadly Chemical Attack In Syria Is Only The Latest Of Many1:35
April 6, 2017
By Jake Godin

The Deadly Chemical Attack In Syria Is Only The Latest Of Many

The deadly chemical attack in Syria's north in April received coverage around the globe — but it was far from being the first gas attack in Syria.
White House Responds To Chemical Attack In Syria By Blaming Obama1:27
April 4, 2017
By Jake Jones

White House Responds To Chemical Attack In Syria By Blaming Obama

In a statement about the chemical attack in Syria, President Trump blamed the Obama administration's infamous "red line."
Syrian President Says Some Refugees Are Terrorists But Offers No Proof1:14
February 11, 2017
By Jake Jones

Syrian President Says Some Refugees Are Terrorists But Offers No Proof

In an interview with Yahoo News, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad alleged many peaceful refugees were once terrorists in Syria.
Winter In Greece Means Snow, Rain And Freezing Temps For Refugees1:22
January 13, 2017
By Jake Godin

Winter In Greece Means Snow, Rain And Freezing Temps For Refugees

Refugees and migrants at a camp on the Greek island of Lesbos are suffering from wintry conditions and poor shelter.
Syria's Newest Cease-fire Deal Is Different Than The Others This Year0:51
December 29, 2016
By Stephanie Liebergen

Syria's Newest Cease-fire Deal Is Different Than The Others This Year

Turkey and Russia brokered a new agreement that should start at midnight Dec. 30.
Syrian Regime Says It Has Regained Control Of Aleppo0:53
December 22, 2016
By Lauren Stephenson

Syrian Regime Says It Has Regained Control Of Aleppo

Half the city had been under opposition control for the past four years.
Syrian Girl Who Tweeted Through Civil War Safely Evacuated0:36
December 19, 2016
By Jake Jones

Syrian Girl Who Tweeted Through Civil War Safely Evacuated

The family of little girl who shared tweets of the destruction in Aleppo has been evacuated.
New Deal Means Civilians Can Start Evacuating Aleppo – Again0:58
December 18, 2016
By Carter Woodiel

New Deal Means Civilians Can Start Evacuating Aleppo – Again

Buses are reportedly on their way to move thousands of people from the eastern part of the city. Many people were out in the cold for two nights.
2016 In East Aleppo: Airstrikes, Chemical Weapons And Lost Homes0:41
December 15, 2016
By Melissa Prax

2016 In East Aleppo: Airstrikes, Chemical Weapons And Lost Homes

This was the fifth year of the Syrian conflict.
An Airstrike Left This Syrian Boy Hanging From A Pile Of Rubble1:02
October 18, 2016
By Matt Picht

An Airstrike Left This Syrian Boy Hanging From A Pile Of Rubble

At least 21 other people were killed in the strike.
This Syrian City Has A Short Window Of Time For Humanitarian Aid:42
October 18, 2016
By Ryan Biek

This Syrian City Has A Short Window Of Time For Humanitarian Aid

Russia and Syria agreed to stop bombing the war-torn city for eight hours on Thursday.
The Syrian War Through A 7-Year-Old's Eyes0:46
October 3, 2016
By Melissa Prax

The Syrian War Through A 7-Year-Old's Eyes

Bana Alabed tweets with the help of her mom so the world can see firsthand what's going on in Aleppo.
The Aleppo Siege, As Explained By A White Helmet1:22
September 28, 2016
By Jake Godin

The Aleppo Siege, As Explained By A White Helmet

Aleppo's opposition-held eastern neighborhoods have been hit with an unprecedented number of airstrikes.
Dear Assad, Here's Why The White Helmets Matter To Syria1:26
September 22, 2016
By Jake Godin

Dear Assad, Here's Why The White Helmets Matter To Syria

Whether they're pulling people out of the rubble or putting out fires, the White Helmets are saving lives.
Children In Syria Grow Up Knowing Nothing But War1:36
September 14, 2016
By Jake Godin

Children In Syria Grow Up Knowing Nothing But War

There are more than 8 million Syrian children in need of aid. A Syrian doctor describes life for some of those who've grown up with the conflict.
Here's What You Can Do Now To Help People In Syria1:29
August 31, 2016
By Jake Godin

Here's What You Can Do Now To Help People In Syria

The image of Omran Daqneesh may have gone viral, but there are kids like him in Syria every day. Here's what you can do to help change that.
These Volunteers Have One Of The Most Dangerous Jobs In The World1:05
August 20, 2016
By Lauren Stephenson

These Volunteers Have One Of The Most Dangerous Jobs In The World

The White Helmets have been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize for their work in Syria.
5-Year-Old Boy Is Symbol Of Devastation In Aleppo:49
August 17, 2016
By Jake Godin

5-Year-Old Boy Is Symbol Of Devastation In Aleppo

The boy was one of about a dozen injured in an airstrike.
The Syrian Volunteer Who Rescued Aleppo's 'Miracle Baby' Has Died:51
August 14, 2016
By Melissa Prax

The Syrian Volunteer Who Rescued Aleppo's 'Miracle Baby' Has Died

Khaled Harah volunteered with Syria Civil Defence in Aleppo for about three years.
Violence Continues In Aleppo, But Syrians Are Celebrating:51
August 7, 2016
By Melissa Prax

Violence Continues In Aleppo, But Syrians Are Celebrating

Syrians in Aleppo are cheering on rebels who have reportedly ended the government's monthlong siege. But the regime says it's pushing back.
Chemical Weapons May Have Been Used In Syria — Again1:08
August 2, 2016
By Jake Godin

Chemical Weapons May Have Been Used In Syria — Again

The northern Syrian city of Saraqib has been attacked with chemical weapons in the past, including one instance where sarin may have been used.
Syrian Kids Are Burning Tires To Create A DIY No-Fly Zone1:03
August 1, 2016
By Jake Godin

Syrian Kids Are Burning Tires To Create A DIY No-Fly Zone

Syrians in rebel-held east Aleppo have resorted to burning tires to try to prevent airstrikes from Russia and the Syrian regime.
The Syrian Artist Who 'Paints On Death'1:17
July 12, 2016
By Jake Godin

The Syrian Artist Who 'Paints On Death'

Akram Abo Alfoz paints on death. Using discarded bombs and bullets, Alfoz creates art to show the world that Syrians aren't terrorists.