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, Mandeans, Shiites, Salafis, and Yazidis. Sunni Arabs make up the largest population group in Syria.

In English, the name "Syria" was formerly synonymous with the Levant (known in Arabic as al-Sham), while the modern state encompasses the sites of several ancient kingdoms and empires, including the Eblan civilization of the 3rd millennium BC. Its capital Damascus is among the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. In the Islamic era, Damascus was the seat of the Umayyad Caliphate and a provincial capital of the Mamluk Sultanate in Egypt.

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New York Times’ Cliff Levy still not appearing on paper’s masthead

New York Post 04 Feb 2021
The New York Times announced late last month that it was promoting Cliff Levy from metro editor/assistant managing editor to be one of five deputy managing editors on the upper reaches of the masthead ... Until the announcement of the Levy promotion, Dolnick and the metro editor held the same rank.
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Wait for terror law IRR, law enforcers told

Journal Online 19 Jul 2020
“If the government has intelligence information that an ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria)-infiltrated group is about to blow up the MRT (Metro Rail Transit), our law enforcers will probably not wait for the promulgation of the IRR to take the appropriate action,” Guevarra said ... .
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Guevarra advises law enforcers to wait for IRR of Anti-Terror Law

Manila Bulletin 18 Jul 2020
“If the government has intelligence information that an ISIS(Islamic State of Iraq and Syria)-infiltrated group is about to blow up the MRT (Metro Rail Transit), our law enforcers will probably not wait for the promulgation of the IRR to take the appropriate action,” he cited as an example ... .
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Refugee Week: Bafta winner Waad Al-Kateab recalls surviving siege in Syria to film confronting documentary For Sama

Metro UK 18 Jun 2020
Despite leaving Aleppo, Syria, three and a half years ago, Waad Al-Kateab is still dealing ... While she recognises the amazing impact her story has had on others, speaking to Metro.co.uk during Refugee Week, the filmmaker admits she’s still processed what she went through in Syria.
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Thousands of migrants head to Europe as Turkey opens borders to Syrian refugees

Metro UK 02 Mar 2020
Turkey is already home to about 3.5 million refugees from Syria and said it can not take any more ... He said Ankara’s focus had changed and that it was preparing for the possibility of new arrivals from Syria ‘instead of preventing refugees who intend to migrate to Europe.’ Got a story for Metro.co.uk?.
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ICE agent shoots immigrant in face as morning arrest in Brooklyn goes awry

AM New York 06 Feb 2020
A 30-year-old Mexican immigrant was shot in the face and hand by an ICE agent as they tried to arrest his mother’s boyfriend in Brooklyn on Thursday morning, police say ... from Syria 26 years ago, told amNY Metro saw the entire incident after the ICE agents struck the back of his Chevy Suburban with their Mustang on West 12th Street.
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Girl, 4, pulled from rubble of her home ‘destroyed by Russian rockets’

Metro UK 23 Jan 2020
This is the shocking moment a girl is pulled from the wreckage of bombed building in Syria. The little four-year-old called Dania was saved during a week where at least 44 other people were killed by Russian-led air strikes in north-west Syria, according to rescuers on the ground ... He told Metro.co.uk ... Got a story for Metro.co.uk?.
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New Isis leader unmasked as man who led enslavement of Yazidi women

Metro UK 20 Jan 2020
Amir Mohammed Abdul Rahman al-Mawli al-Salbi, right, is believed to be hiding in north west Syria (Picture ... Although his whereabouts remain unknown, intelligence officials believe him to be hiding in Idlib province in north west Syria, much like his predecessor. Got a story for Metro.co.uk?.
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Radio silence: The Syrian broadcasters in exile

BBC News 26 Dec 2019
The radio station giving hope to listeners in Syria (December 2016) ... If the recent Turkish invasion of Kurdish-held territory in northern Syria has complicated an already chaotic war, it's also made things much more difficult for Syrian asylum seekers, like the Radio Alwan journalists.
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British Isis fighters to be ‘brought back to UK to face prosecution’

Metro UK 23 Nov 2019
Last month, the two suspected British IS terrorists dubbed The Beatles were taken from Syria into American custody (Picture ... Hundreds of foreign IS fighters and their families remain in Syria (Picture ... Last month, the two suspected British IS terrorists dubbed The Beatles were taken from Syria into American custody ... Got a story for Metro.co.uk?.
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Film on conflict that lost crew members to bombings

The Telegraph India 11 Nov 2019
The End Will Be Spectacular (Ji Bo Azadiyê) was shot in the middle of an armed conflict in the Kurdish-majority area of Syria ... All three men are Kurds from Turkey and Syria. Sotorra’s last film was Commander Arian, the story of a female soldier — a leader of the Kurdish Women’s Protection Unit — who fought the Islamic State in Syria.
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What the papers say – October 28

Belfast Telegraph 28 Oct 2019
The Daily Express, The Times, The Sun, Metro and The Independent all splash on stories about the death of the Islamic State leader in Syria. EXPRESS ... The Times 28/10/2019. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the fugitive leader of Islamic State, blew himself up with 3 of his children after a raid in northwest Syria, President Trump announced yesterday. Photo ... METRO.
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Donald Trump's revelling in Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s death and December election dominate Monday's ...

ITV 28 Oct 2019
The manner of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s death makes headlines on Monday, as does a possible route to a December election. The Daily Express, The Times, The Sun, Metro and The Independent all splash on stories about the death of the Islamic State leader in Syria. Sorry, this content isn't available on your device ... ....

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