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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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VIDEO: EU lifts arms embargo on Syria rebels

Tuesday, May 28th 2013, 5:43
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

European Union foreign ministers have agreed not to renew the union's arms embargo on the Syrian opposition, after lengthy talks in Brussels.
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British doctor killed in Syria

Monday, May 27th 2013, 21:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British doctor, named as Dr Isa Abdur Rahman, has died in Syria after a makeshift hospital was shelled, a charity says.
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John McCain visits rebels in Syria

Monday, May 27th 2013, 21:07
related countries: United States United States

Senator John McCain, a leading voice for US calls to arm Syrian insurgents, has visited the war-torn country to meet rebels, his office tells the BBC.
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EU struggles over Syria arms embargo

Monday, May 27th 2013, 20:09
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom

EU foreign ministers are struggling to find agreement over whether to ease the arms embargo on Syria, with talks expected to continue into the evening.
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Sky apps targeted by Syrian hackers

Monday, May 27th 2013, 10:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Syrian Electronic Army defaces Android apps belonging to UK broadcaster Sky, the first time the hacking group has used this tactic.
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Syria confirms role in Geneva talks

Sunday, May 26th 2013, 12:19

Syria's foreign minister Walid Muallem says President Assad's government agrees "in principle" to take part in a June peace conference in Geneva.
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Hezbollah promises Syria 'victory'

Saturday, May 25th 2013, 21:08
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah group promises victory in Syria where his supporters are backing President al-Assad, amid an upsurge in fighting there.
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Syria town under heavy army shelling

Saturday, May 25th 2013, 13:27

Rebel positions in Qusair in western Syria come under heavy shelling as government troops step up their offensive to recapture the strategic town.
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Syria opposition ready to negotiate

Saturday, May 25th 2013, 1:56

Syria's main opposition coalition says it is willing to attend an peace conference next month only if President Bashar al-Assad agrees to step down.
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Syria 'to attend peace conference'

Friday, May 24th 2013, 10:29
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia says the Syrian government has agreed "in principle" to attend an international peace conference set to be held in Geneva in June.
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Transition plan floated for Syria

Thursday, May 23rd 2013, 16:55

As Syria's main opposition coalition begins three days of key talks, its leader puts forward a transition plan for the country.
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Refugees 'facing rising dangers'

Thursday, May 23rd 2013, 3:35

Amnesty International says the world has become an increasingly dangerous place for refugees and migrants in its annual report.
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Kerry condemns Hezbollah over Syria

Wednesday, May 22nd 2013, 22:55
related countries: Iran Iran, Lebanon Lebanon, United States United States

US Secretary of State John Kerry says Lebanon's Hezbollah and Iran are perpetuating President Bashar al-Assad's "campaign of terror" in Syria.
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Hezbollah plunges deeper into Syrian conflict

Wednesday, May 22nd 2013, 15:16
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Lebanon's Hezbollah plunges deeper into Syrian conflict
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Ten die in Lebanon sectarian clashes

Wednesday, May 22nd 2013, 10:48
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

At least 10 people die and 70 are wounded in four days of Syria-linked sectarian violence in the Lebanese city of Tripoli.
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Syria and Israel in exchange of fire

Tuesday, May 21st 2013, 15:22
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli and Syrian forces trade fire across the ceasefire line in the Israeli occupied Golan Heights.
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VIDEO: Syria troops 'claim Qusair victory'

Monday, May 20th 2013, 14:02

Fierce fighting is reported in the strategic Syrian town of Qusair, as the state news agency reports that the army has taken control of most of the town.
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Fierce battle for key Syrian town

Monday, May 20th 2013, 10:00

Fierce fighting is reported in the strategic Syrian town of Qusair, as rebels and government forces backed by Hezbollah militants fight for control.
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VIDEO: Iraqis 'helping fight Syrian holy war'

Monday, May 20th 2013, 9:38
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The BBC has seen evidence that the Syrian regime is getting support from Shia fighters crossing into the country from Iraq.
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VIDEO: Assad: No intention of stepping down

Sunday, May 19th 2013, 21:57

Syria's President Assad has said he has no intention of stepping down in his first interview since calls were made for a peace conference to try and resolve the conflict.
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Syria army storms rebel-held town

Sunday, May 19th 2013, 17:22

Heavy fighting is reported in the besieged Syrian town of Qusair as state forces launch a major offensive to re-capture the rebel stronghold.
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VIDEO: Syria army 'storms' rebel town Qusair

Sunday, May 19th 2013, 11:49

Syrian government forces have surrounded the rebel stronghold of Qusair and are storming it from several directions, says Syrian state TV.
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Father of Assad spokesman kidnapped

Saturday, May 18th 2013, 21:06

Gunmen in Syria abduct the elderly father of Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad, one of the most powerful voices in the government.
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US criticises Russia over missiles

Saturday, May 18th 2013, 1:24
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

The US chides Russia for what it calls an "unfortunate decision" to send missiles to the Syrian government, saying it will prolong the suffering.
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'More than 1.5m' Syrian refugees

Friday, May 17th 2013, 21:10

The UN's refugee agency says that more than 1.5m people have fled the conflict in Syria, and warns the total is likely to be far higher.
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Syria chemical weapons allegations

Friday, May 17th 2013, 18:33

What we know about claims of chemical weapons use in Syria
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VIDEO: Syria conflict: Obama under pressure

Friday, May 17th 2013, 16:15

President Obama is coming under pressure to intervene in Syria by members of Congress
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VIDEO: Russia lays out stance on Syria

Friday, May 17th 2013, 10:40
related countries: Russia Russia

UN and Russia discuss Syria crisis- UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said both parties agreed that "a negotiated political solution is the only way to end the crisis"
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Russia 'sends modern arms to Syria'

Friday, May 17th 2013, 10:07
related countries: United States United States

Russia has sent sophisticated anti-ship missiles to Syria which could be used to deter future military intervention, US media reports say.
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US 'saw Syria chemical evidence'

Thursday, May 16th 2013, 20:31
related countries: Turkey Turkey, United States United States

President Barack Obama says the US has seen evidence of chemical weapons being used in Syria, after talks with Turkey's prime minister.
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BBC hears claims of Syria gas attack

Thursday, May 16th 2013, 18:19

The BBC is shown evidence purporting to show a chemical attack by Syrian government forces in the northern town of Saraqeb last month.
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VIDEO: Syrians on 'suffocating gas attack'

Thursday, May 16th 2013, 13:05

Syrians describe effects of alleged gas attack
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UN urges Syria political transition

Wednesday, May 15th 2013, 23:17

The UN General Assembly calls for a political transition in Syria and condemns the Damascus government's use of heavy weapons.
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Rebels 'in assault on Aleppo prison'

Wednesday, May 15th 2013, 18:09
related places: Aleppo

Syrian rebel fighters launch an attack on Aleppo prison, and government forces respond with air raids and tank shells, reports say.
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VIDEO: Rebel fighters 'attack Syrian prison'

Wednesday, May 15th 2013, 17:44
related places: Aleppo

Rebel fighters have launched a massive assault on the prison in Syria's northern city of Aleppo, reports say.
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VIDEO: Syrian refugees now fleeing Turkey

Wednesday, May 15th 2013, 6:07
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Reyhanli

Hundreds of refugees who fled to Turkey to escape the conflict in Syria are turning back, following the detonation of two car bombs in the southern town of Reyhanli which left 46 people dead.
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Mother's agony as son joins Syria rebels

Wednesday, May 15th 2013, 5:18

Why have so many Tunisians joined the Syrian Islamists?
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Anger at Syria 'heart-eating video'

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 19:05
related countries: Israel Israel, Russia Russia

A video which appears to show a Syrian rebel eating the heart of a dead soldier is condemned by the opposition and Human Rights Watch.
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Tensions rise between Turks and Syrian refugees

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 0:07

Bombings drive wedge between Turks and Syria refugees
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VIDEO: UK and US to boost Syrian opposition

Monday, May 13th 2013, 23:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

The US and the UK say they will work to strengthen the moderate opposition in Syria and create a transitional body to replace President Bashar al-Assad.
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Turkish fighter crashes near Syria

Monday, May 13th 2013, 21:43
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The pilot of a Turkish F-16 fighter jet is found dead after the plane crashed near Turkey's border with Syria, reports say.
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VIDEO: Inside a town caught in the middle

Monday, May 13th 2013, 18:55
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Reyhanli

Tensions are rising between locals and Syrian refugees in the Turkish border town of Reyhanli, following deadly car bombs on Saturday.
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Pledge to bolster Syrian opposition

Monday, May 13th 2013, 18:41
related countries: Iran Iran, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Washington

The US and the UK say they will work to strengthen Syria's moderate opposition and create a transitional body to replace President Bashar al-Assad.
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The endless Syria conundrum

Sunday, May 12th 2013, 23:50

Cameron and Obama struggling to come up with answers
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Syria denies role in Turkey blasts

Sunday, May 12th 2013, 19:05
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Reyhanli

Syria says it was not behind two car bombs which claimed the lives of 46 people in the Turkish border town of Reyhanli on Saturday.
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Filipino UN peacekeepers released

Sunday, May 12th 2013, 9:07
related countries: Israel Israel

Four Filipino UN peacekeepers abducted while patrolling between Syria and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights are released, officials say.
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Turkey warns of response to bombing

Sunday, May 12th 2013, 8:58
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey warns it will take any necessary measure to protect itself after two car bombs exploded in a town on its border with Syria.
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Syria crisis: Israel prepares for the worst

Sunday, May 12th 2013, 0:15
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel takes action as tensions grow over Syria
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VIDEO: Blasts kill dozens in Turkish town

Saturday, May 11th 2013, 22:38
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Many people have been killed and dozens wounded in car bomb attacks in a Turkish town close to the Syrian border, the interior minister has said.
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Deadly blasts hit Turkey border town

Saturday, May 11th 2013, 21:30
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Reyhanli

Twin car bombs kill at least 43 people and injure at least 100 in the Turkish town of Reyhanli, near the Syrian border.
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Turkey says Syria used chemical arms

Saturday, May 11th 2013, 0:58
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he has evidence that Syria has used chemical weapons in the fight against rebel forces.
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Step up Syrian action, Cameron urges

Friday, May 10th 2013, 18:28
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Sochi

Prime Minister David Cameron says the international community must do more to "help shape" a transitional government in Syria after holding talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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Syrian women 'for sale' in Jordan

Friday, May 10th 2013, 6:56
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Syrian refugees resort to short-term paid marriages
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'No post-war role' for Syria's Assad

Thursday, May 9th 2013, 17:11
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State John Kerry says Syrian President Bashar al-Assad would have no role in a political settlement to Syria's conflict.
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Syria's unwinnable war

Thursday, May 9th 2013, 7:03

Syria's people lose in a war no-one knows how to end
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Ease Syria rebel arms sanctions - UK

Thursday, May 9th 2013, 3:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK government sets out the case for lifting or amending the EU arms embargo against the main Syrian opposition group, the National Coalition.
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Syria sarin row - an inconvenient outburst

Wednesday, May 8th 2013, 17:32

Mark Urban on response to claims of sarin use by Syrian rebels
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Envoy hails US-Russia deal on Syria

Wednesday, May 8th 2013, 16:42
related countries: United States United States

UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi hails a US-Russia accord to work together to end the conflict in Syria but warns it is "only a first step".
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No easy answers on Syria crisis

Wednesday, May 8th 2013, 16:12
related countries: United States United States

Questions remain despite US Russia accord
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Syrian internet back after blackout

Wednesday, May 8th 2013, 15:10

The internet in Syria appears to have returned after a blackout that lasted more than 19 hours.
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