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Displaced Syrians wary of coronavirus risk return to war-torn Idlib

13 April 2020, 8:00 AM

Thousands of displaced Syrians have begun moving back to their homes in war-torn Idlib province despite the risk of renewed conflict, some driven by fear that the new coronavirus could wreak havoc on crowded camps near the Turkish border.

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Syria confirms first coronavirus case as fears grow it could spread

23 March 2020, 5:40 AM

War-ravaged Syria on Sunday confirmed its first case of the coronavirus after weeks of rejecting opposition allegations that the disease had already reached a country with a wrecked health system and thousands of Iranian-backed militias and Shi’ite pilgrims.

Britain presses UN for Syria aid details ahead of likely showdown with Russia

6 March 2020, 11:53 PM

Britain has asked the United Nations to provide more detailed information to the Security Council on which communities in Syria they cannot reach with humanitarian help ahead of what some diplomats say will likely be another showdown between Western powers and Russia over cross-border aid deliveries.

Russia, Turkey agree ceasefire deal for Syria’s Idlib

6 March 2020, 10:24 AM

Turkey and Russia agreed a ceasefire deal on Thursday in Syria’s Idlib region, their two leaders said after talks in Moscow to contain a conflict which has displaced nearly a million people in three months.

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Iran ready to mediate between Turkey and Syria

8 February 2020, 7:01 PM

Iran is ready to help Turkey and Syria resolve their differences over the nearly nine-year-old war in Syria, the Foreign Ministry said on Saturday, adding that Tehran backs the sovereignty of its key regional ally Damascus.

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