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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: Waves of tourists desert Lebanon

Sunday, July 21st 2013, 9:38
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

The tourism industry is a key driver for Lebanon's economy, but visitor numbers have plunged because of the civil war in neighbouring Syria.
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VIDEO: Assad backer shot dead in Lebanon

Thursday, July 18th 2013, 1:48
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

A well-known pro-regime Syrian media commentator has been shot dead at his home in Lebanon.
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Turks hit by deadly Syrian clashes

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 16:06
related countries: Turkey Turkey

A Turkish boy dies and another is seriously wounded by stray gunfire from deadly clashes across the Syrian border.
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Syrian official shot dead in Lebanon

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 10:35
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

A prominent Syrian political figure, Mohammed Darrar Jamo, is shot dead in the southern Lebanese coastal town of Sarafand.
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Syria crisis 'worst since Rwanda'

Tuesday, July 16th 2013, 21:02
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

The conflict in Syria has caused the worst refugee crisis since the Rwandan genocide of 1994, UN's refugee chief Antonio Guterres says.
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Militiamen 'kill Syria mediators'

Tuesday, July 16th 2013, 14:27

At least six mediators have been killed by pro-government militiamen in the Syrian province of Homs while trying to broker talks, reports say.
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Deadly car bomb strikes Syrian town

Monday, July 15th 2013, 10:14
related places: Damascus

A car bomb explodes north of the Syrian capital Damascus killing at least 13 people including 10 policemen, activists say.
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VIDEO: Humanitarian access urged in Syria

Sunday, July 14th 2013, 20:42
related places: Damascus

The Syrian capital of Damascus is the scene of fierce fighting between the army and rebels, with reports of at least 13 people killed in the district of Qaboon.
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Return to Lebanon: A country fighting someone else's war

Saturday, July 13th 2013, 23:51
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Return to Lebanese homeland finds strain of Syria conflict
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VIDEO: Fears of Syrian 'war within war'

Saturday, July 13th 2013, 1:33

A senior rebel commander in Syria is reported to have been killed by rebels from a rival group linked to al-Qaeda.
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Key Syria rebel 'killed by rival'

Friday, July 12th 2013, 14:07

A Free Syrian Army commander is reported to have been killed by a rebel group linked to al-Qaeda in an escalating struggle within the opposition.
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Syria's civil war within a civil war

Friday, July 12th 2013, 13:34

Struggle between moderate and radical Islamist rebels in Syria
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Pakistan Taliban 'base in Syria'

Friday, July 12th 2013, 12:35
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Taliban

The Pakistani Taliban have visited Syria to set up a base and to assess "the needs of the jihad", a Taliban official tells the BBC.
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Syria rebels accused of sarin use

Tuesday, July 9th 2013, 19:18
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia says it has evidence showing a projectile that hit a northern Syrian village contained the nerve agent sarin and was most likely fired by rebels.
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UK pledges refugee aid for Lebanon

Tuesday, July 9th 2013, 1:01
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The government is to announce £10m in aid to Lebanon to help it cope with the influx of Syrian refugees.
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Syria opposition figure Hitto quits

Monday, July 8th 2013, 16:34

The Syrian opposition figure tasked with forming an interim government to administer rebel-held areas resigns, citing an inability to do so.
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'Progress made' on Syria peace talks

Tuesday, July 2nd 2013, 10:55
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

The US and Russia have made progress on plans to convene a conference to find a solution to the conflict in Syria, Secretary of State John Kerry says.
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The boy killed for an off-hand remark about God

Tuesday, July 2nd 2013, 4:22

Sharia spreading in Syria's rebel-held areas
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Catholic priest beheaded in Syria

Tuesday, July 2nd 2013, 1:27

The Vatican says a Syrian Catholic priest has been beheaded by rebels at a monastery in the northern Syria.
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Syrian forces pound city of Homs

Saturday, June 29th 2013, 22:31

Syrian armed forces launch an offensive on rebel-held districts of the city of Homs, say activists, as state TV claims "great success".
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VIDEO: Air strikes shake Syria's Homs

Saturday, June 29th 2013, 20:38

Syrian government war planes and ground forces have struck at rebel-held districts in the city of Homs, activists say.
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Blast in Damascus Christian quarter

Thursday, June 27th 2013, 13:56
related places: Damascus

A blast in an old Christian quarter of the Syrian capital Damascus leaves four people dead, in what Syrian state TV describes as a suicide attack.
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Syria war exerts growing strain on Lebanon tinderbox

Thursday, June 27th 2013, 7:08
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Lebanon clashes symptomatic of pressures exerted by Syria war
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US envoy: Syria 'a stain' on UN

Wednesday, June 26th 2013, 9:44
related countries: United States United States

Susan Rice has called the UN Security Council's inaction on the Syrian war "a stain" on the body, in final remarks as US ambassador to the body.
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VIDEO: On ground for US-Jordan war games

Tuesday, June 25th 2013, 14:19
related countries: Jordan Jordan, United States United States

Jordan hosts war games that may eventually prepare the way for a military intervention in Syria.
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Syria sides head for neither victory nor defeat

Tuesday, June 25th 2013, 1:32

Why victory or defeat might elude both sides in Syria war
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Syria rebels to get 'urgent support'

Saturday, June 22nd 2013, 15:42
related countries: Qatar Qatar

Ministers from the Friends of Syria group of nations meeting in Qatar agree to provide "urgent" support to rebels fighting President Bashar al-Assad.
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Syrian rebels 'have new weapons'

Friday, June 21st 2013, 21:38

The rebel Free Syrian Army says it has received new weapons that could lead to "changes" in the fighting in the country's civil war.
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Brothers deny Syria terror charges

Friday, June 21st 2013, 15:24
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Two brothers from east London deny being involved in kidnapping a British photographer and a Dutch journalist in Syria in July 2012.
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Spain arrests 'Syria jihadists'

Friday, June 21st 2013, 10:48
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Ceuta

Spanish police say they have arrested eight people suspected of recruiting fighters to go to Syria from the Spanish enclave of Ceuta.
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Syria's ancient sites 'in danger'

Thursday, June 20th 2013, 9:56

Six ancient sites in Syria are added to a UN list of endangered World Heritage sites because of the threat from the conflict there.
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Syrian conflict's sectarian shadow over Lebanon

Thursday, June 20th 2013, 0:29
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Syria conflict threatens delicate peace in next-door Lebanon
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Models for possible Syria intervention

Wednesday, June 19th 2013, 12:42

Possible models for intervention as West mulls action in Syria
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Refugee numbers 'highest since 1994'

Wednesday, June 19th 2013, 4:43

The UN says 7.6 million people became refugees in 2012, the highest number since 1994, with the conflict in Syria a major new factor.
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G8 backs urgent Syria peace talks

Tuesday, June 18th 2013, 16:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

G8 leaders back calls for Syrian peace talks to be held in Geneva "as soon as possible", without mentioning the fate of President Bashar al-Assad.
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G8 leaders 'close' to Syria deal

Tuesday, June 18th 2013, 14:55

UK PM David Cameron is giving details of a joint statement on Syria, after a two-day G8 summit in Northern Ireland.
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VIDEO: Lebanese families drawn into Syrian conflict

Tuesday, June 18th 2013, 10:35
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

As the Syrian conflict fans the flames of Sunni-Shia tensions in the wider Middle East, BBC Newsnight's Tim Whewell meets families in Lebanon already drawn into both sides of their neighbour's war.
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Obama and Putin push Syria summit

Monday, June 17th 2013, 22:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The US and Russian presidents acknowledge at the G8 summit they have a different stance on Syria but do agree to push for Geneva talks.
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VIDEO: 'Forgive me. Our sons were brainwashed'

Monday, June 17th 2013, 15:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

World leaders are gathering in Northern Ireland for a G8 summit set to be dominated by the conflict in Syria.
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Syrian angst over foreign rebel fighters

Monday, June 17th 2013, 15:01
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

Mothers travel from Tunisia in a bid to free their jailed sons
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VIDEO: Syria set to top agenda at G8

Monday, June 17th 2013, 6:03
related countries: Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The leaders of the G8 nations are set to begin a summit in Northern Ireland, with Syria's crisis likely to dominate.
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Blast at Damascus military airport

Monday, June 17th 2013, 0:45
related places: Damascus

A number of casualties are reported in an explosion in the Syrian capital Damascus in what state TV says was an attempt to target a military airport.
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UK and Russia 'share aims' on Syria

Sunday, June 16th 2013, 20:15
related countries: Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

David Cameron says he and President Putin will use the G8 summit to overcome differences on Syria and bring "new momentum" to stop the killing.
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Syria chides Egypt for cutting ties

Sunday, June 16th 2013, 14:46
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Syria condemns Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi for cutting off diplomatic relations between the two countries.
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VIDEO: Egypt to cut diplomacy with Syria

Sunday, June 16th 2013, 1:53
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

The Egyptian president, Mohammed Morsi, has announced that Cairo is cutting off diplomatic relations with Syria.
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Jordan to keep US F-16s and Patriots

Saturday, June 15th 2013, 22:38
related countries: Jordan Jordan, Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Patriot

The US says it will leave Patriot missiles and F-16 jets in Jordan, amid Russia warnings against imposing a no-fly zone over Syria.
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Russia rejects Syria no-fly zone

Saturday, June 15th 2013, 12:41
related countries: Jordan Jordan, Russia Russia, United States United States

Russia says any attempt to enforce a no-fly zone over Syria using US fighter jets and missiles operating from Jordan would violate international law.
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VIDEO: Game change? Powers at play in Syria

Friday, June 14th 2013, 22:37
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: Powers

A decision by the United States to offer "direct military aid" to certain Syrian opposition fighters comes amid Syrian leader is receiving backing from parts of the wider region, including Iran, Russia and Hezbollah,
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Syria condemns chemical weapon 'lie'

Friday, June 14th 2013, 22:08
related countries: United States United States

Syrian officials reject claims of chemical weapons use as "a caravan of lies", hours after the US said it would give the rebels "direct military aid".
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No decision on arms to Syria - PM

Friday, June 14th 2013, 21:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

David Cameron has said "no decision" has been taken in the UK to arm the Syrian rebels, as the US says it will provide them with military support.
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Viewpoints: Arming the Syrian rebels

Friday, June 14th 2013, 20:56
related countries: United States United States

What will happen when the US arms Syria's rebels?
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Obama approves arms for Syria rebels

Friday, June 14th 2013, 12:00
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

The US president approves the supply of direct military aid to the Syrian opposition after US intelligence concludes Assad forces are using chemical weapons "on a small scale".
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VIDEO: US: Syrian forces 'crossed red line'

Friday, June 14th 2013, 5:57
related countries: United States United States

The United States says it is increasing the scope and scale of military support for opposition forces in Syria after it concluded that President Assad's forces had used chemical weapons.
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VIDEO: Syria death toll 'at least 93,000'

Thursday, June 13th 2013, 21:47

At least 93,000 people have been killed in Syria since the start of the conflict, according to the latest United Nations figures.
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At least 93,000 killed in Syria - UN

Thursday, June 13th 2013, 15:30

At least 93,000 people have been killed in Syria since the start of the conflict, according to latest United Nations figures.
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UN condemns Syria children killings

Thursday, June 13th 2013, 1:11

Thousands of children have been killed in unrest in Syria since March 2011, according to a new UN report on children and armed conflict.
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VIDEO: Kerry: Syria needs political solution

Wednesday, June 12th 2013, 21:11
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State John Kerry said that a political solution was essential to end the violence in Syria and save the country.
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Syria rebels 'kill Shia villagers'

Wednesday, June 12th 2013, 14:54

Rebels have attacked a village in eastern Syria, killing dozens of Shia Muslims, most of them pro-government fighters, activists say.
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VIDEO: Syria: Children living with war

Wednesday, June 12th 2013, 12:54
related places: Damascus

Lyse Doucet travels to the Syrian capital Damascus to meet the children who have been living with the war for the past two years.
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Damascus: Behind the battle lines

Wednesday, June 12th 2013, 0:14
related places: Damascus

Damascus residents try to get on with ordinary life
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Damascus hit by double bombings

Tuesday, June 11th 2013, 19:53
related places: Damascus

Two suicide bombers blow themselves up in the centre of the Syrian capital, Damascus, killing 14 people and injuring many others, state media say.
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