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Deadly Aleppo air strikes continue

Tuesday, December 24th 2013, 15:21
related places: Aleppo

At least 15 people have died in air strikes in the Syrian city of Aleppo, activists say, as the government's assault on rebel-held areas continues.
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VIDEO: Why Egyptians are investing in Wales

Tuesday, December 24th 2013, 10:18
related countries: Egypt Egypt, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The impact of conflict in Syria and a military coup in Egypt has helped encourage many from the region to invest abroad and to emigrate, including to the UK.
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The Syrian rebel groups pulling in foreign fighters

Tuesday, December 24th 2013, 8:17

Which rebel groups do jihadists from outside Syria flock to join?
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VIDEO: Syrian refugees try to travel to UK

Monday, December 23rd 2013, 23:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

More than two million refugees have fled their homes in Syria since the civil war began but the European Union has only offered to take in 10,000.
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Russian lorries to remove Syria arms

Monday, December 23rd 2013, 12:59
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia sends 75 vehicles to Syria to assist the international operation to destroy or remove its chemical weapons.
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Assad aircraft pound Aleppo district

Sunday, December 22nd 2013, 18:30
related places: Aleppo

Syrian government helicopters bomb a district of Aleppo, killing at least 25 people, as fighting for the country's second city rages.
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Syria should answer for death - PM

Sunday, December 22nd 2013, 18:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

In a letter to the mother of a British surgeon who died in a Syrian prison, David Cameron says her son's death is a "sickening and appalling tragedy".
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UK doctor's body to be flown home

Sunday, December 22nd 2013, 2:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The body of British surgeon Abbas Khan, who died in a Syrian prison last week, is being flown back to the UK.
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UK doctor's family visit morgue

Saturday, December 21st 2013, 20:02
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Beirut

The mother of a British doctor who died in a Syrian prison visits a morgue in Beirut where her son's body was taken.
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Syria rebels explode huge bomb

Saturday, December 21st 2013, 18:53
related places: Aleppo

Rebels in the Syrian city of Aleppo set off a massive suicide lorry bomb to seize back a strategic ruined hospital occupied by Assad loyalists.
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VIDEO: Syrian refugees struggle at Christmas

Saturday, December 21st 2013, 11:51
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Beirut

The BBC's Jim Muir reports from Beirut in Lebanon as thousands of Christian Syrian refugees celebrate Christmas with an uncertain future.
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US blocks Iran presence at Geneva II

Friday, December 20th 2013, 18:56
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

Diplomats preparing for Syrian peace talks next month have failed to agree on whether Iran should attend, the UN-Arab League envoy on Syria says.
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Barrel bombs a sign of brutal Syria war

Friday, December 20th 2013, 13:06

Barrel bombs show no end to Syria's brutal war
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Al-Nusra leader rejects Syria talks

Thursday, December 19th 2013, 18:16

The leader of the al-Nusra Front says the al-Qaeda affiliate will not accept the outcome of next month's proposed Geneva II peace conference on Syria.
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Syria abductions 'a terror strategy'

Thursday, December 19th 2013, 12:32

The Syrian government is systematically abducting civilians as part of a widespread campaign of terror, UN investigators say.
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Abuse 'rife in Syria al-Qaeda jails'

Thursday, December 19th 2013, 9:44

Torture and summary executions are rife in secret prisons in Syria run by fighters from ISIS, an al-Qaeda affiliate, Amnesty International says.
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Doctor's family 'can examine death'

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 20:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Damascus

The family of UK doctor Abbas Khan can send team to Damascus to investigate his death, the Syrian government tells the BBC.
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Russian lorries to move Syria arms

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 11:46
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

The world chemical weapons watchdog says Syria's arsenal will be removed overland by Russian lorries before being destroyed on a US Navy ship.
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'Doctors killed' in Somalia ambush

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 9:58
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Mogadishu

Three Syrian doctors and their Somali colleague are shot dead in an ambush near Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, eyewitnesses tell the BBC.
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FCO criticised over UK doctor death

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 2:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The family of British doctor Abbas Khan, who died in prison in Syria, accuse the Foreign Office of not doing enough to help secure his release.
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Audio slideshow: Under siege in Syria

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 1:23

The young photographers documenting life in the country
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UK doctor 'murdered' in Syrian jail

Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 21:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British doctor Abbas Khan has been "in effect murdered" by the Syrian authorities just days before his expected release from jail, Foreign Office Minister Hugh Robertson says.
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British doctor dies in Syrian jail

Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 17:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British surgeon Dr Abbas Khan imprisoned in Syria for over a year, has died in detention, his family tells the BBC.
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VIDEO: Bleak conditions for Syrian refugees

Monday, December 16th 2013, 23:05
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Syrians seeking refuge in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley are facing bleak living conditions, as the region is hit by one of the worst winter storms in decades.
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VIDEO: Syria facing 'absolute catastrophe'

Monday, December 16th 2013, 19:41

As the UN announces its biggest-ever appeal for aid money, David Miliband, the President of the International Rescue Committee, has told the BBC that he believes that Syria is facing "absolute catastrophe".
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VIDEO: Syria agrees to UN aid access

Monday, December 16th 2013, 19:21

The Syrian government has agreed to allow UN aid into areas trapped by fighting between rebels and the regime's forces, a spokesman has told the BBC.
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UN launches record Syria aid appeal

Monday, December 16th 2013, 17:12

The United Nations launches its biggest ever appeal, as it warns that nearly three-quarters of Syrians will need humanitarian aid in 2014.
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Aleppo barrel bomb death toll rises

Monday, December 16th 2013, 13:12
related places: Aleppo

The number of people killed by barrel bombs dropped by helicopters in the Syrian city of Aleppo on Sunday has risen to more than 70, activists say.
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VIDEO: A guide to the conflict in Syria

Monday, December 16th 2013, 8:22

Ahmed Maher looks at the facts, figures and reasons for the conflict in Syria.
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VIDEO: Can anyone win Syria's war?

Monday, December 16th 2013, 7:26

Katya Adler asks whether Syria is heading towards a military stalemate, where neither government forces nor rebels can win.
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'Barrel bombs' fall on Syrian city

Sunday, December 15th 2013, 15:40
related places: Aleppo

Twenty-two people have been killed after Syrian government aircraft dropped barrels packed with explosives in Aleppo, opposition activists say.
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Gaza fighters head to Syria as refugees flow in

Sunday, December 15th 2013, 0:25

Gaza jihadists head to Syria, as refugees flow other way
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French 'pessimism' over Syria talks

Saturday, December 14th 2013, 23:00
related countries: France France

France's foreign minister says he has little hope for planned Syrian peace talks, as the moderate opposition is in "serious difficulty".
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Syrian refugees forgotten in Lebanon

Saturday, December 14th 2013, 1:52
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Syrians struggle to survive in Lebanon camps
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VIDEO: Refugee camp 'no place for a child'

Friday, December 13th 2013, 19:12

European leaders "should be ashamed" by the "paltry" numbers of refugees from Syria they are prepared to resettle, human rights group Amnesty says.
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'Rebel attack' kills Syria civilians

Friday, December 13th 2013, 16:55
related places: `Adra

An attack by Islamist rebels has left at least 10 people dead over the past two days in the Syrian town of Adra, activists and eyewitnesses say.
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EU failing Syria refugees - Amnesty

Friday, December 13th 2013, 2:23

European leaders should be ashamed by the paltry numbers of refugees from Syria they are prepared to resettle, human rights group Amnesty says.
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Syria chemical arms 'probably used'

Friday, December 13th 2013, 1:01

Chemical weapons were "probably used" at five out of seven sites in Syria investigated by UN experts, their report says.
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VIDEO: Snow sweeps across war-torn Syria

Thursday, December 12th 2013, 16:48

Wintery storms have swept across Syria forcing roads and schools to close and blanketing refugee camps with snow.
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Winter storm hits Syrian refugees

Thursday, December 12th 2013, 11:31

Winter storm worsens plight of Syrian refugees
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Media urge end to Syria kidnappings

Thursday, December 12th 2013, 10:37

International news organisations urge Syrian rebel groups to stop kidnapping journalists, and to free those who are being held.
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VIDEO: Horror of Syria conflict revealed

Thursday, December 12th 2013, 7:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British film-maker Olly Lambert wins won a prestigious Rory Peck Award award based on filming of the Syria conflict.
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VIDEO: US and UK suspend Syria rebel aid

Thursday, December 12th 2013, 4:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

The US and UK have suspended all "non-lethal" support for rebels in northern Syria, but not humanitarian aid.
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Syrian refugees hit by Lebanon storm

Thursday, December 12th 2013, 0:23
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

The UN is "extremely concerned" for Syrian refugees in Lebanon as a winter storm brings snow, high winds and freezing temperatures to the country.
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US and UK suspend Syria rebel aid

Wednesday, December 11th 2013, 20:37
related countries: United States United States

The US and UK suspend "non-lethal assistance" to rebels in northern Syria - but not humanitarian aid - after an Islamist alliance seizes FSA bases.
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VIDEO: Refugees 'burning shoes to survive'

Wednesday, December 11th 2013, 19:39

Hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees living in makeshift camps along the Syria-Lebanon border are being forced to improvise to survive harsh winter conditions without aid.
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Syria sides fight for keeps as Geneva peace talks loom

Wednesday, December 11th 2013, 7:59

Syria sides vie for position as Geneva peace talks loom
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Spanish journalists seized in Syria

Tuesday, December 10th 2013, 17:41
related countries: Spain Spain

Two Spanish journalists have been kidnapped in Syria by a radical Islamist group linked to al-Qaeda, the newspaper El Mundo says.
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VIDEO: Syria fighter: 'We are all al-Qaeda'

Tuesday, December 10th 2013, 4:28
related countries: France France

A 25-year-old man from France talks about being part of the biggest brigade of foreign jihadists fighting in Syria, and why he left them.
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Syria army holds Damascus-Homs road

Monday, December 9th 2013, 17:02
related places: Damascus

Syrian government forces are reported to have taken control of the motorway linking Damascus with the city of Homs, as well as the nearby town of Nabak.
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Syria jihadists 'use Turkey bases'

Saturday, December 7th 2013, 13:41
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Foreign jihadist fighters, including Britons, are using safe houses in southern Turkey to go to Syria to fight against government forces, the BBC has learnt.
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VIDEO: Syria jihadists 'use Turkey bases'

Saturday, December 7th 2013, 12:50
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The BBC's Richard Galpin reports on how foreign jihadist fighters are using safe houses in southern Turkey to cross into Syria to fight against government forces.
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Growing suffering of Syria's besieged civilians

Thursday, December 5th 2013, 15:34

Civilian suffering getting worse in besieged Syrian towns
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Deadly rocket attack in north Syria

Wednesday, December 4th 2013, 17:51
related places: Aleppo

At least 18 people have been killed in a rocket attack on government-held areas in the Syrian city of Aleppo, activists say.
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Deadly blast in central Damascus

Tuesday, December 3rd 2013, 16:13
related places: Damascus

A bomb blast in the centre of the Syrian capital, Damascus, has killed at least four people, according to reports.
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VIDEO: UN implicates Assad in war crimes

Tuesday, December 3rd 2013, 2:31

The UN's human rights chief has said an inquiry has produced evidence that war crimes were authorised in Syria at the "highest level", including by President Bashar al-Assad.
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The US airman shot down by Syria

Tuesday, December 3rd 2013, 1:30
related countries: United States United States

The US airman shot down by Syria in 1983
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UN implicates Assad in war crimes

Monday, December 2nd 2013, 21:18

The UN's human rights chief Navi Pillay says there is evidence Syrian President Bashar al-Assad may be responsible for war crimes.
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VIDEO: Syrian migrants rescued from boat

Monday, December 2nd 2013, 19:57
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian coastguards have rescued more than 120 Syrian migrants from a boat adrift in stormy seas off the southern coast.
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VIDEO: Weapons inspectors in training

Monday, December 2nd 2013, 5:55

A new team of chemical weapons inspectors begins work in Syria on Monday, made up of civilians who have never worked inside an an active war zone.
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Lebanese city hit by deadly clashes

Sunday, December 1st 2013, 22:50
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

At least 10 people are killed in the Lebanese city of Tripoli in two days of fighting between supporters and opponents of Syria's President Assad.
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VIDEO: Syrian conflict impacts on nightlife

Sunday, December 1st 2013, 0:17

Ongoing violence may have forced some Syrians to change the way they go out and have fun - but others are refusing to give up their rich social life despite the dangers.
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US ship 'to destroy Syria chemicals'

Saturday, November 30th 2013, 11:48
related countries: United States United States

The organisation charged with overseeing the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons confirms some will be "neutralised" aboard a US Navy ship.
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VIDEO: Syria risks 'lost generation'

Friday, November 29th 2013, 17:31

UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres warns that Syria faces the risk of a "lost generation".
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Three killed near Damascus mosque

Friday, November 29th 2013, 15:57
related places: Damascus

A mortar round lands near the historic Umayyad Mosque in the Old City of Damascus, killing at least three people.
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