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Syria war: Children struggle to survive in Eastern Ghouta

BBC / News

This is the cost of five days of relentless air strikes for children in Eastern Ghouta, Syria.

Thursday, Feb 22

23

Syria war: Russia says no agreement on ceasefire resolution

BBC / Middle East

The Eastern Ghouta comes under continuing bombardment as the UN Security Council meets in New York.

21

Syrian refugees in the UK: 'We've lost nothing but our country'

www.bbc.co.uk

This family is among 10,000 Syrian refugees settled in the UK. But they left many more behind.

15

Saudi Arabia to invest $64bn in entertainment

BBC / News

The conservative kingdom promises thousands of Western-style events, include Cirque de Soleil.

13

Fear of war looms over Syria neighbours, Iran says

BBC / News

Iran's deputy foreign minister dismisses warnings about its presence in Syria as "propaganda".

04

Israel foiled 'plane terror plot' in Australia

BBC / Asia

PM Benjamin Netanyahu says his nation halted an "unimaginable slaughter" last year.

03

Syria conflict: Will powers end up in direct war?

www.bbc.co.uk

The increasing tension between the different countries with a stake in the Syrian conflict poses a real threat to the region.

Wednesday, Feb 21

23

Netanyahu aide 'agrees to turn state's witness'

BBC / Middle East

It is being seen as a blow to the Israeli PM as he faces several corruption allegations.

Moment policeman catches falling child

BBC

He was guarding a bank in Asyut, Egypt, when he spotted the boy three floors above.

21

Living under the sound of bombs in Eastern Ghouta

www.bbc.co.uk

Syrians in the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta live in fear as the government steps up its bombardment.

19

Syria war: UN plea to end 'hell on earth' Eastern Ghouta crisis

BBC / News

The UN Secretary General is calling for an end to the fighting so aid can enter the rebel-held area.

14

Syria war: Desperate rescue efforts in rebel enclave

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White Helmets in Eastern Ghouta find people trapped in the rubble after government bombardments.

Bahrain activist jailed for five years over Twitter comments

BBC / Middle East

Nabeel Rajab has been sentenced to five years in prison for criticising the government on Twitter.

11

Syria war: Eastern Ghouta bombing 'catastrophic'

BBC

A doctor working in the Eastern Ghouta says there is no food, no medicine, and no international aid.

04

Gangster rapper Nissim Black on becoming an Orthodox Jew

www.bbc.co.uk

Ex-gangster rapper Nissim Black, or 'D Black', has embraced Orthodox Judaism, changing his music to fit his new lifestyle.

02

Eastern Ghouta resident: 'Missiles are dropping like rain'

BBC / News

Over 200 people have been killed in the rebel-held region outside of Damascus, Syria.

01

Stanley Majors: Life sentence for Oklahoma man who murdered neighbour

BBC / Middle East

Khalid Jabara was shot dead outside his home after his family was harassed for months.

Syria war: '250 killed' in Eastern Ghouta bombardment

BBC / News

The death toll from two days of government bombing in the Eastern Ghouta is said to be 250.

Tuesday, Feb 20

20

Palestinian head Abbas calls for international peace summit

BBC / Middle East

The Palestinian leader's call is rebuffed by Israel, whose UN envoy tells him "you are the problem".

19

Syria war: Pro-government forces enter Kurdish-held Afrin

BBC.com

Militiamen enter the Kurdish-held border area, prompting Turkish troops to fire "warning shots".

18

Iran plane crash wreckage found on mountainside

BBC / Middle East

The wreckage of the plane, which went down with 66 people on board, is found on a mountainside.

15

Russia admits dozens of Russian casualties in Syria battle

BBC / News

Russia says "several dozen" Russians - not regular troops - were killed or wounded in a Syria clash.

13

Iran: Five security personnel die in clashes with dervishes

BBC / Middle East

Violence erupted in Tehran amid protests by dervishes against the detention of one of their members.

Russian guns for hire who die in Syria

BBC.com

A grieving mother sheds some light on Russia's secret mercenary war in Syria.

10

Syria war: Scores of civilians killed in Eastern Ghouta strikes

BBC / News

More than 100 people may have been killed in the Damascus area of the Eastern Ghouta.

09

Falluja: Meet Issa Saer, mayor of ruined Iraqi city

www.bbc.co.uk

Falluja was ruined in the battle against the Islamic State group - meet the mayor picking up the pieces.

08

'IS duo' to 'face full force of the law'

BBC / Middle East

The men who were captured last month should "face the full force of the law", the home secretary says.

Family member of crashed Iranian plane 'begged to send a chopper'

www.bbc.co.uk

Relatives of passengers on board the missing plane that crashed in Iran are questioning the rescue efforts. All 66 people on the flight are feared dead.

Monday, Feb 19

21

Afrin offensive: Turkey warns Syria against helping Kurds

BBC.com

It would be a "disaster" if troops were sent to back Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, Ankara says.

17

Iran plane crash: Search continues for missing Aseman Airlines plane

BBC / News

Officials contradict earlier reports from local government that the wreckage had been found.