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We have started to collect the most important news related to Syria in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Syria: news

VIDEO: The war within a war in Syria

Friday, March 14th 2014, 21:49

The BBC's Jim Muir gained rare access to a new front in the Syrian civil war as Kurds in the north clash with Islamist extremists and other rebel groups.
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Time to honour Syria 'promises'

Friday, March 14th 2014, 8:52

The head of Syria's main opposition coalition tells the BBC international allies must honour what he says were promises to supply heavy weapons to the Free Syrian Army.
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VIDEO: 'Time to honour Syria promises'

Friday, March 14th 2014, 6:37

The head of the Syrian Opposition Coalition Ahmed Jarba, has said the time has come for the leading members of the Friends of Syria group to honour promises to supply heavy weapons to the free Syria army.
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VIDEO: Syria: Collective failure of century

Wednesday, March 12th 2014, 21:44

David Miliband has described the international response to the crisis in Syria as the "defining collective failure of this century".
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Banksy marks Syria third anniversary

Wednesday, March 12th 2014, 10:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Reclusive British street artist Banksy reworks one of his most celebrated pieces to mark the third anniversary of the ongoing conflict in Syria.
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VIDEO: Plight of Syria's refugee children

Tuesday, March 11th 2014, 21:06

The number of Syrian children in need has more than doubled in the past year to 5.5 million, according to the UN's children's charity, Unicef.
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Five million Syrian children in need

Tuesday, March 11th 2014, 12:59

The number of Syrian children in need has more than doubled in the past year to 5.5 million, the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) says.
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VIDEO: Kidnapped nuns released in Syria

Monday, March 10th 2014, 21:11
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Damascus

A group of Greek Orthodox nuns held for three months by rebels in Syria after being taken from their convent in Maaloula have arrived back in Damascus.
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Syria rebels free kidnapped nuns

Monday, March 10th 2014, 16:49
related countries: Greece Greece

A group of Greek Orthodox nuns held for three months by rebels in Syria after being taken from their convent in Maaloula arrive back in Damascus.
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Syria prisoner deal on a knife edge

Monday, March 10th 2014, 16:26

The man behind Syria's rare prisoner swap
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Assad forces 'starving' refugee camp

Monday, March 10th 2014, 0:06
related places: Damascus

Starvation of civilians is being used as a weapon of war by Syria, Amnesty International says, with 128 dying as a result in Yarmouk camp in Damascus.
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VIDEO: UN's food worries for Syrians

Sunday, March 9th 2014, 18:37

The World Food Programme says it has a serious funding shortfall for its work in Syria.
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Born a refugee: Syrian children of the camp

Sunday, March 9th 2014, 2:48

Syrian children of the camp
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Brotherhood 'terrorists', say Saudis

Friday, March 7th 2014, 19:03
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia designates the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organisation, along with two jihadist groups fighting with the Syrian rebels.
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Iran says Israel lying about rockets

Thursday, March 6th 2014, 12:12
related countries: Iran Iran, Israel Israel

Iran rejects as "failed lies" Israeli allegations that it was behind a shipment of Syrian-made rockets intended for Palestinian militants in Gaza.
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VIDEO: Truce breaks down in Yarmouk

Wednesday, March 5th 2014, 20:41
related places: Damascus

The BBC's Rami Ruhayem reports from the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp near Damascus, where food parcel distribution has halted because of fresh fighting.
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VIDEO: 'Scars of war' on Syrian streets

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 11:16
related places: Damascus

Rami Ruhayem reflects on the "scars of war" being etched on the streets of Damascus.
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Ex-al-Qaeda man warns over Syria

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 8:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

An ex-member of al-Qaeda says the UK government must be clear about why it has not intervened in Syria, or risk more Muslims being radicalised.
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Moazzam Begg remanded in custody

Saturday, March 1st 2014, 13:17

Former UK Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg has been remanded in custody after appearing in court charged with terrorism offences.
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Isis 'retreating' in northern Syria

Friday, February 28th 2014, 16:49
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Reports from northern Syria say the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis) is pulling back following an ultimatum from the Nusra Front.
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US rights report focuses on Syria

Friday, February 28th 2014, 0:10
related countries: United States United States

A worldwide human rights report by the US singles out Syria's civil war as a tragedy that "stands apart in its scope and human cost".
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Syria Christians get jihadist rules

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 13:08

A Syrian jihadist group has demanded Christians in Raqqa pay a levy in gold and follow restrictions on their faith, under a new set of rules.
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Assad opponents' relatives 'held'

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 12:35
related countries: United States United States

The US accuses the Syrian government of undermining the Geneva II peace talks by detaining the relatives of opposition delegates.
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Tide of desperate civilians in Syria's Yarmouk camp

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 8:47

Picture captures scale of vast crowd of refugees in Syria
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Syrian forces 'kill many rebels'

Wednesday, February 26th 2014, 18:34
related places: Damascus

Syrian government forces ambush and kill a large number of Islamist rebels in the eastern outskirts of the capital Damascus, reports say.
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Hezbollah 'will respond to strike'

Wednesday, February 26th 2014, 11:41
related countries: Israel Israel, Lebanon Lebanon

Hezbollah says it will respond to an air strike it accuses Israeli forces of carrying out against one of its bases on Lebanon's border with Syria.
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VIDEO: 'We're leaving for sake of children'

Wednesday, February 26th 2014, 9:06

Thousands of people are fleeing the last rebel stronghold in the west of Syria, which is under continued attack from President Assad's forces.
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Ex-Guantanamo detainee Begg arrested

Tuesday, February 25th 2014, 14:09

Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg is among four people arrested on suspicion of Syria-related terrorism offences, West Midlands Police say.
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Al-Nusra Front gives Isis ultimatum

Tuesday, February 25th 2014, 13:43

The leader of the al-Qaeda-affiliated rebel group in Syria has given rival jihadists five days to accept arbitration in their dispute or be expelled.
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A Palestinian plea from Yarmouk

Tuesday, February 25th 2014, 2:53
related places: Damascus

The struggle to survive at Damascus refugee camp
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VIDEO: Face of desperation in Syria camp

Tuesday, February 25th 2014, 1:23
related places: Damascus

Faces of desperation in besieged Damascus district
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Israeli jets 'strike east Lebanon'

Monday, February 24th 2014, 22:47
related countries: Israel Israel, Lebanon Lebanon

Israeli jets have carried out air strikes in eastern Lebanon near the border with Syria, Lebanon's state news agency says.
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Syria al-Qaeda-linked rebel killed

Monday, February 24th 2014, 10:51
related places: Aleppo

A Syrian rebel leader linked to al-Qaeda is killed in a suicide attack in Aleppo, amid a bitter power struggle between rebel factions.
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Syria hospital hit by car bomb

Sunday, February 23rd 2014, 17:59
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Several people are reported killed by a bomb near a field hospital near the Turkish border, as a leading militant is killed in a separate attack in Aleppo.
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UN agrees resolution on Syria aid

Sunday, February 23rd 2014, 0:24

The UN Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution on access to humanitarian aid in Syria - the first time it has united on the issue.
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VIDEO: 'Syria talks not a failure'

Friday, February 21st 2014, 13:35

Lyse Doucet talks to the Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister, Faisal Mekdad
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VIDEO: Assad future 'not for discussion'

Friday, February 21st 2014, 6:28

Syrian deputy foreign minister Faisal Mekdad says the government will attend another round of peace talks in Geneva once a new date is set.
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UN condemns bomb near Syria school

Wednesday, February 19th 2014, 17:56

The United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees has described its shock and outrage at a bomb attack which killed 18 people near a school it runs in Syria.
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In pictures: Lives of Syrian refugees in a Bulgarian camp

Wednesday, February 19th 2014, 1:30
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria

Images of the lives of Syrians in a European refugee centre
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Lebanon dances into the abyss

Wednesday, February 19th 2014, 1:01
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Lebanon struggles to withstand shockwaves from Syria conflict
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Syrian refugee boy symbolises chaos

Tuesday, February 18th 2014, 9:12

The photo that sums up refugees' lonely trek out of Syria
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Free Syrian Army replaces leader

Monday, February 17th 2014, 11:28

The head of the rebel Free Syrian Army (FSA), Gen Salim Idris, is sacked and replaced by a more experienced field commander.
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Hezbollah vows to fight on in Syria

Monday, February 17th 2014, 2:42
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

The leader of Lebanon's Shia Hezbollah movement says his members will continue to fight alongside government forces in Syria's civil war.
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VIDEO: Syria evacuees 'ate grass and cats'

Sunday, February 16th 2014, 22:57

Hundreds of men are held for questioning in Syria after they left the rebel held area of Homs during an evacuation involving the UN last week.
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Syria terror threat 'a big problem'

Sunday, February 16th 2014, 8:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

"A growing proportion" of the security services' resources is needed to tackle the threat to UK from those who fought in Syria, a minister says.
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VIDEO: UN sorry over Syria talks failure

Saturday, February 15th 2014, 23:13

The UN mediator Lakhdar Brahimi has apologised to the Syrian people after peace talks in Geneva ended without making progress
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Syria blamed for talks failure

Saturday, February 15th 2014, 22:28
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK and France accuse the Syrian government over the failure of the second round of Geneva peace talks with opposition groups.
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UN sorry over Syria talks failure

Saturday, February 15th 2014, 16:42

The UN mediator apologises to the Syrian people as peace talks in Geneva end without progress, with the UK and France blaming the government.
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Lebanon gets cabinet after 10 months

Saturday, February 15th 2014, 14:44
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

A new coalition government is formed in Lebanon, 10 months after talks to bring together supporters and opponents of the Syrian regime.
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Final bid to save Syria peace talks

Saturday, February 15th 2014, 11:09

The UN mediator makes a final bid to break the deadlock in the Syrian peace talks, as President Obama threatens new pressure on the Assad regime.
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VIDEO: Concern for Homs refugees in Syria

Friday, February 14th 2014, 22:46

More than 1,000 people have escaped the city of Homs this week during a temporary ceasefire.
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Geneva talks on Syria 'deadlocked'

Friday, February 14th 2014, 22:18

The Geneva talks on ending the conflict in Syria appear to have reached an impasse as violence on the ground continues.
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Syrian peace talks pedal backwards

Friday, February 14th 2014, 20:31

Geneva talks on Syria may have done more harm than good
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VIDEO: Video 'shows UK Syria suicide bomber'

Friday, February 14th 2014, 16:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A video has been posted online that appears to show Abdul Waheed Majid, believed to be the first British suicide bomber to blow himself up in Syria.
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VIDEO: Syria unrest as peace talks stumble

Friday, February 14th 2014, 13:49

Violence on the ground in Syria has increased, as a second round of peace talks in Geneva closes with no sign of progress.
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