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News: Syria

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

Writer Colvin on Orwell shortlist

Thursday, April 18th 2013, 8:08

Journalist killed in Syria is shortlisted for Orwell Book Prize, which celebrates political writing.
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VIDEO: Israel 'will act on Syria weapons'

Thursday, April 18th 2013, 7:24
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has told the BBC that Israel has a right to prevent weapons from falling into the wrong hands in Syria.
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Assad: West to 'pay price' for Syria

Wednesday, April 17th 2013, 20:42

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says the West will pay a high price for what he describes as its support for al-Qaeda in his country's conflict.
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UN presses world to act over Syria

Tuesday, April 16th 2013, 7:39

The heads of five major UN agencies issue a rare joint appeal to the international community to do much more to end "cruelty and carnage" in Syria.
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UK fears Syria chemical weapon use

Monday, April 15th 2013, 16:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK is increasingly concerned there is evidence that chemical weapons have been used in Syria, Foreign Minister William Hague says.
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Syrian air strikes 'kill children'

Sunday, April 14th 2013, 20:40

At least 25 people, many of them children, have been killed in two Syrian government air strikes, activists say.
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VIDEO: Syrian boys who sparked a revolution

Saturday, April 13th 2013, 22:09

In an exclusive report, the BBC's Fergal Keane speaks to some of the children whose punishment for spraying anti-regime graffiti helped sparked the country's uprising.
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Italian journalists freed in Syria

Saturday, April 13th 2013, 14:00
related countries: Italy Italy

Four Italian journalists who were held hostage in Syria for nearly two weeks have been released, say officials in Italy.
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Syria urges UN action on jihadists

Thursday, April 11th 2013, 17:04

The Syrian government is calling on the UN Security Council to class the al-Nusra Front rebel group as having links with al-Qaeda.
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VIDEO: Syria attacks 'amount to war crimes'

Thursday, April 11th 2013, 13:23

The Syrian government has been accused of repeatedly carrying out indiscriminate and sometimes deliberate attacks on civilians, amounting to war crimes.
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Syria air strikes 'target civilians'

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 23:59

Syrian government forces are targeting civilians in opposition strongholds with air strikes, warns Human Rights Watch in a new report.
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Syrian rebels in al-Qaeda pledge

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 22:29

The leader of the al-Nusra Front, one of the main jihadist groups fighting in Syria, pledges allegiance to the chief of al-Qaeda.
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Syria 'top of agenda' at G8 meeting

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 9:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Foreign Secretary William Hague says the ongoing turmoil in Syria will be at the top of the agenda when G8 foreign ministers meet in London on Wednesday and Thursday.
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Syria's al-Nusra 'part of al-Qaeda'

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 9:05
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The leader of the Iraqi wing of al-Qaeda says his group will merge with al-Nusra Front in Syria under a new name.
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Syria 'death video' poses questions

Tuesday, April 9th 2013, 17:42

What really killed Syria's most famous sheikh?
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Syrian refugees in Lebanon fuel tensions

Tuesday, April 9th 2013, 8:11
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Tensions and hostility surround Syrian refugees in Lebanon
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US 'Syrian rebel' could be executed

Monday, April 8th 2013, 22:07
related countries: United States United States

An American accused of fighting alongside hardline Islamists against Syrian government forces could be executed, US prosecutors say.
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Syria opposes arms probe 'change'

Monday, April 8th 2013, 20:30

Syria rejects what it calls an attempt by the UN to broaden a probe into the alleged use of chemical weapons in the country's conflict.
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Damascus rocked by deadly car bomb

Monday, April 8th 2013, 13:58
related places: Damascus

At least 15 people are killed and 53 wounded as a car bomb explodes in a busy part of the Syrian capital Damascus, state media report.
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VIDEO: Ban Ki-moon on Syria's weapons

Monday, April 8th 2013, 9:45

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon gives a news conference at The Hague on the UN's investigation into the use of chemical weapons in Syria.
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Kerry warns Iran time is limited

Sunday, April 7th 2013, 21:47
related countries: Israel Israel, Turkey Turkey, United States United States

US Secretary of State John Kerry discusses Iran and ties with Israel on a visit to Turkey, before talks in the West Bank on Middle East peace.
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UN 'broke' as Syria funds run out

Friday, April 5th 2013, 16:59
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Unicef warns it will soon be unable to provide "life-saving" aid to Syrian refugees in Jordan and other countries as funding runs out.
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VIDEO: The child victims of Syria's civil war

Wednesday, April 3rd 2013, 15:44

The BBC's Caroline Hawley meets Isra, 9, who lost the use of her legs after she was hit by a sniper's bullet in Syria.
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Syrian 'air strike inside Lebanon'

Wednesday, April 3rd 2013, 13:05
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

A Syrian helicopter has crossed into Lebanon and fired two rockets near a town home to thousands of Syrian refugees, reports say.
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VIDEO: Syrian refugees: Lebanon struggles

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013, 10:44
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Lebanon is struggling to cope with the estimated 400,000 Syrian refugees that have crossed
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Syria suffers 'deadliest month'

Monday, April 1st 2013, 21:16

More than 6,000 people died in Syria in March during the deadliest month since protests against President Bashar al-Assad began two years ago, activists say.
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Pope delivers Easter plea for peace

Sunday, March 31st 2013, 13:51

Pope Francis delivers a passionate plea for world peace - singling out "dear Syria" - in his first Easter Sunday speech since being elected.
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US ex-soldier 'fought in Syria'

Friday, March 29th 2013, 2:22
related countries: United States United States

An American ex-soldier is charged with using a weapon outside the US as he fought against Syrian government forces, prosecutors say.
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In pictures: Syria refugee keepsakes

Friday, March 29th 2013, 1:45

The simple treasures people fleeing Syria have held close
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Treaty on global arms trade blocked

Friday, March 29th 2013, 1:38
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran, North Korea and Syria block what would have been the first treaty to regulate the $70bn (£46bn) global trade in conventional arms.
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Mortars hit Damascus University

Thursday, March 28th 2013, 14:36
related places: Damascus

Mortar fire hits the University of Damascus, killing 15 students and wounding several others, Syrian state media say.
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VIDEO: Syrian refugees protest in Turkey

Wednesday, March 27th 2013, 22:51
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish police have used water cannon and tear gas on Syrian refugees demonstrating against conditions in their camp.
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Russia angry at Arab League on Syria

Wednesday, March 27th 2013, 14:40

Russia criticises the Arab League's decision to allow Syria's main opposition coalition to take the country's official seat at its summit.
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Opposition takes Syria summit seat

Tuesday, March 26th 2013, 22:04

Syria's opposition National Coalition takes the official seat of the country at the start of a two-day Arab League summit in Qatar.
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Blast wounds Syria rebel commander

Monday, March 25th 2013, 17:06

The man who established and once commanded the rebel Free Syrian Army (FSA), Col Riad al-Asaad, is badly hurt by an explosion in the country's east.
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VIDEO: Syrian opposition leader resigns

Monday, March 25th 2013, 6:11

The leader of the opposition Syrian National Coalition (SNC), Ahmed Moaz al-Khatib, has resigned.
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Syrian opposition leader resigns

Sunday, March 24th 2013, 17:43

The leader of the opposition Syrian National Coalition says he has quit his job, but a report claims the coalition has refused his resignation.
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Israel 'returns fire' from Syria

Sunday, March 24th 2013, 14:41
related countries: Israel Israel

The Israeli government says its military has destroyed a machine-gun nest inside Syria after troops were shot at twice in the Golan Heights.
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Kerry presses Iraq on Iran flights

Sunday, March 24th 2013, 14:38
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

US Secretary of State John Kerry says it is problematic that Iranian planes with arms for Syria are flying over Iraq, in an unannounced visit to Baghdad.
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VIDEO: Has Obama charmed the Middle East?

Friday, March 22nd 2013, 23:11
related countries: Israel Israel, Jordan Jordan, United States United States

US President Barack Obama has met Palestinian, Israeli and Jordanian leaders on his visit to the Middle East - with Syria and the stalled peace process key areas under discussion.
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Lebanon's PM Mikati steps down

Friday, March 22nd 2013, 20:00
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati announces the resignation of his entire government, divided over planned elections and the unrest in Syria.
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Obama pledges extra $200m to Jordan

Friday, March 22nd 2013, 18:29
related countries: Jordan Jordan, United States United States

US President Barack Obama pledges to give Jordan an additional $200m (£131m) to help deal with the growing number of Syrian refugees in the country.
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Syria cleric among mosque bomb dead

Thursday, March 21st 2013, 22:16
related places: Damascus

At least 42 people, including a leading pro-government cleric, are killed by a blast at a mosque in the Syrian capital, Damascus, say state media.
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Hackers attack BBC Twitter accounts

Thursday, March 21st 2013, 17:34

The BBC has become the latest victim of Twitter hackers as several of its feeds, including @bbcweather, are taken over by pro-Syrian hackers.
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UN to probe Syria 'chemical attack'

Thursday, March 21st 2013, 16:33
related places: Aleppo

The UN is to investigate the possible use of chemical weapons in an attack in Syria's Aleppo province, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon announces.
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VIDEO: Emergency appeal launched for Syria

Thursday, March 21st 2013, 11:29

The Disasters Emergency Committee is launching a special appeal for those affected by the conflict in Syria, now entering its third year.
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Syria 'chemical attack' probe urged

Wednesday, March 20th 2013, 23:48

Syria's government and opposition both call for an international inquiry into an attack in which each accused the other of using chemical weapons.
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Obama: US proud to be Israel ally

Wednesday, March 20th 2013, 17:04
related countries: Iran Iran, Israel Israel

Barack Obama says Israel has "no greater friend" than the US, as he makes his first visit to the country as president.
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Syrians trade chemical attack claims

Tuesday, March 19th 2013, 16:33

Syrian rebels and the government accuse each other of firing chemical weapons, reportedly killing 25 people, but there is no confirmation of either claim.
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VIDEO: Iraq 'could have been worse than Syria'

Tuesday, March 19th 2013, 10:38
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Former UK PM Tony Blair tells the BBC he has no regrets over Iraq on the 10th anniversary of the country's invasion - and says the situation otherwise would have been "a lot worse than Syria".
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Syrian opposition names rebel PM

Tuesday, March 19th 2013, 2:19
related countries: United States United States

Syria's opposition coalition names Ghassan Hitto, an IT expert who spent decades in the US, prime minister to head a government for rebel-held areas.
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VIDEO: Syrians looking for work in Jordan

Monday, March 18th 2013, 10:20
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Syrian refugees in Jordan are struggling to look for a way to make a living to support their families
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Syria arms ban debate intensifies in Europe

Monday, March 18th 2013, 5:31

The growing European debate on whether to arm Syrian opposition
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Syrian general 'defects to rebels'

Saturday, March 16th 2013, 21:28

A Syrian army general reportedly defects to the opposition while a human rights agency accuses the Assad government over cluster bombs.
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VIDEO: Europe divided over Syria weapons

Friday, March 15th 2013, 22:43

As Syrians mark the second anniversary of the start of the nation's unrest, the EU has been discussing lifting its arms embargo to allow supplying rebels.
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War both sides think they can win

Friday, March 15th 2013, 22:13

Jeremy Bowen on the conflict destroying Syria from within
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France defends Syria weapons plan

Friday, March 15th 2013, 18:52

France's president defends his plan to supply arms to Syria's rebels, as activists mark two years since the start of the anti-government uprising.
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'They fired at us from the start'

Friday, March 15th 2013, 14:45

Syrian activists recalls the very start of the uprising
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France backs end to Syria arms ban

Thursday, March 14th 2013, 18:34
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Eu

French President Francois Hollande backs calls for the EU arms embargo on Syria to be lifted to allow weapons to reach anti-government rebels.
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