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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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Palestinians drawn into Syria war

Friday, December 7th 2012, 1:26

Palestinian refugees increasingly drawn in to Syrian war
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VIDEO: Syria crisis 'at very important moment'

Friday, December 7th 2012, 0:45

The BBC's Middle East Editor Jeremy Bowen describes the crisis in Syria as "very serious" and warns that any violence would be difficult to contain.
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Syria's Orthodox patriarch dies

Wednesday, December 5th 2012, 12:51
related countries: Greece Greece, Lebanon Lebanon

The Greek Orthodox patriarch of Syria, Ignatius IV (Hazim), has died in neighbouring Lebanon at the age of 92, officials say.
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Nato approves Patriot deployment

Tuesday, December 4th 2012, 18:31
related countries: Turkey Turkey, United States United States
related places: Damascus, Patriot

Nato approves the deployment of Patriot anti-missile batteries on Turkey's border with Syria, as concern grows over chemical weapons.
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Deadly attack on Syrian school

Tuesday, December 4th 2012, 16:13
related places: Damascus

At least 28 students and a teacher were killed when a shell hit a school outside the Syrian capital, Damascus, state media and activists say.
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VIDEO: What Patriot missile system can do

Tuesday, December 4th 2012, 12:37
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Nato is set to approve the deployment of Patriot missile interceptors to defend Turkey's border with Syria.
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In pictures: Syria refugees struggle as winter sets in

Tuesday, December 4th 2012, 11:53

Images of a Syrian refugee family as winter sets in
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VIDEO: How do Patriot missiles work?

Tuesday, December 4th 2012, 11:00
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Nato is set to approve the deployment of Patriot missile interceptors to defend Turkey's border with Syria, what do they look and how do they work?
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VIDEO: Nato 'to approve' Turkey defences

Tuesday, December 4th 2012, 7:52
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Nato is expected to approve the deployment of Patriot Missile Interceptors to defend Turkey's border with Syria.
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Obama warns Assad against attacks

Tuesday, December 4th 2012, 3:21
related places: Damascus

US President Barack Obama warns Syrian President Bashar al-Assad he will face "consequences" if he uses chemical weapons against his people.
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Putin in Turkey for Syria talks

Monday, December 3rd 2012, 16:18
related countries: Russia Russia, Turkey Turkey

Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in Turkey for talks with PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan, which are expected to include the Syrian conflict.
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Egyptair resumes Syria flights

Sunday, December 2nd 2012, 19:23
related places: Damascus

Egyptair resumes flights to the Syrian cities of Damascus and Aleppo, as a car bomb kills at least seven people in Homs.
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Damascus online after blackout

Saturday, December 1st 2012, 15:34
related places: Damascus

Internet services in Syria's capital resume after a two-day blackout, as clashes between government forces and rebels around Damascus intensify.
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Syria 'brutality' appals UN chief

Saturday, December 1st 2012, 2:25

Syria's violence is "reaching appalling heights of brutality", UN chief Ban Ki-moon says, warning that refugee numbers could swell to 700,000 by January.
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More disruption to Syria flights

Friday, November 30th 2012, 20:20
related places: Damascus

Airlines suspend flights to the Syrian capital Damascus for a second day after heavy clashes around the road to the city's airport.
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VIDEO: Syria systems down for second day

Friday, November 30th 2012, 14:20
related places: Damascus

Internet and telephone lines in Syria have been reported to be down for a second day, amid reports of heavy fighting between rebels and government troops in southern Damascus.
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AUDIO: Communications blackout in Syria

Friday, November 30th 2012, 7:24

The BBC's Lina Sinjab describes the extent of a phone and internet blackout in Syria.
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'Fierce clashes' by Syria airport

Thursday, November 29th 2012, 21:46
related places: Damascus

The main Damascus airport road is closed and flights are cancelled amid reports of clashes, as internet and phone services go down across Syria.
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Internet 'cut off across Syria'

Thursday, November 29th 2012, 18:02

The internet and mobile phone systems are cut off in Syria, a global monitoring firm says, amid a major military operation.
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VIDEO: Shifting power in Syria crisis?

Thursday, November 29th 2012, 2:52
related places: Damascus

At least 34 people are reported to have been killed and many injured by two car bomb explosions in a south-eastern district of Syria's capital, Damascus.
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Twin blasts shake Damascus suburb

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 13:23
related places: Damascus

At least 34 people have been killed by two car bomb explosions in a south-eastern district of Syria's capital, Damascus, state media report.
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VIDEO: Syria's growing refugee crisis

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 7:10

Aid agencies in countries bordering Syria are warning that the country's prolonged civil war is putting huge strain on their efforts and on Syria's relations with its neighbours.
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Syria rebels build momentum with tactical successes

Tuesday, November 27th 2012, 12:44

Syria rebels build momentum with military successes
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Syria kidnappings compound conflict fears

Tuesday, November 27th 2012, 1:13

Syria hit by a wave of kidnappings as conflict rages on
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Syrian attack 'kills 10 children'

Monday, November 26th 2012, 18:26
related places: Damascus

Activists in Syria say a government MiG fighter jet has dropped a cluster bomb on a playground east of Damascus, leaving 10 children dead.
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Despair of refugees in Syria's Atma camp

Monday, November 26th 2012, 15:02

BBC's Paul Wood sees refugees' despair at camp in northern Syria
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VIDEO: Misery and despair for Syria refugees

Monday, November 26th 2012, 12:49

As the violence continues in many parts of Syria, millions of people have been forced to flee their homes in search of safety.
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VIDEO: 'Increasing pressure' on Assad

Monday, November 26th 2012, 9:33
related places: Damascus

Syrian rebels say they have captured a military airbase near the capital, Damascus, after a battle in which two helicopters were destroyed.
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AUDIO: 'UN must intervene' in Syria

Monday, November 26th 2012, 7:40

Speaking from the Mosque in Syria's Atma camp, senior cleric Samir Ibrahim says "more extreme organisations will emerge" if the UN does not do more to support the country.
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Rebels 'seize base near Damascus'

Sunday, November 25th 2012, 16:40
related places: Damascus

Syrian rebels say they have taken a military air base near the capital, Damascus.
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Syrian refugees slipping into Turkey

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 3:01
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The Syrian border crossers trying to keep their options open
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Syrian rebels 'capture key base'

Thursday, November 22nd 2012, 10:57

Syrian rebels say they have captured a key army base near the city of Deir Ezzor, giving them control of a large swathe of eastern Syria.
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VIDEO: Iraq's sectarian war goes on

Thursday, November 22nd 2012, 9:31
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The Free Syrian Army, the main armed rebel group fighting to topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, is supported by the Free Iraqi Army who aim to end Shia expansion.
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Nato mulls Turkey's missile plea

Wednesday, November 21st 2012, 17:39
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Nato says it is considering a request by Turkey to deploy Patriot anti-missile systems to protect its border with conflict-torn Syria.
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VIDEO: Riad Hijab: Iran is running Syria

Wednesday, November 21st 2012, 11:26
related countries: Iran Iran, Russia Russia

The former Syrian Prime Minister Riad Hijab who defected from the regime of President Bashar al-Assad earlier this year says Russia - and particularly Iran - are now deciding policy in Syria.
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Unveiled Syrian Facebook post stirs women's rights debate

Wednesday, November 21st 2012, 4:13

How a Syrian woman's Facebook post sparked online furore
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UK recognises Syria opposition

Tuesday, November 20th 2012, 15:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK believes the opposition coalition is the "sole legitimate representative" of the Syrian people, UK Foreign Secretary William Hague says.
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Islamists reject Syria opposition

Tuesday, November 20th 2012, 10:17
related places: Aleppo

Islamist rebel groups in the Syrian city of Aleppo say they reject the new Western-backed opposition coalition, and seek to establish an "Islamist state".
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VIDEO: Syria's growing refugee crisis

Tuesday, November 20th 2012, 6:15
related countries: Turkey Turkey

With no end in sight to the crisis in Syria, refugees are crossing the border into neighbouring countries, such as Turkey, in increasing numbers.
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Syria refugees 'face winter risk'

Monday, November 19th 2012, 12:43

International charity Save the Children warns that 200,000 Syrian refugee children are at serious risk from freezing temperatures as winter sets in.
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Syrian rebels 'capture airport'

Sunday, November 18th 2012, 4:48
related countries: France France, Iraq Iraq

Syrian rebels say they have captured an airport near the Iraqi border, as France says it will install a new ambassador from the opposition.
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UK moves towards Syria opposition

Friday, November 16th 2012, 10:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Syrian opposition groups could be a "credible, political alternative" to the Assad government, UK foreign secretary William Hague says.
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France pushes arming Syria rebels

Thursday, November 15th 2012, 18:13
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London, Paris

France says it will discuss supplying arms to the Syrian opposition coalition with European partners, ahead of key talks in Paris and London.
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EU group endorses Mali mission

Thursday, November 15th 2012, 17:49
related countries: France France, Mali Mali
related places: Eu, Paris

Foreign and defence ministers from five EU states back a proposed European mission to train Mali government forces tackling Islamist fighters.
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Ministers to hold talks on Syria

Thursday, November 15th 2012, 8:57

Prime Minister David Cameron will hold a security meeting with senior ministers later to discuss options for dealing with the crisis in Syria.
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VIDEO: Defector recounts Syria boat tragedy

Tuesday, November 13th 2012, 23:02

One of the aid agencies operating in Syria says that at least 2.5m people are now displaced within the country, with many risking their lives to seek sanctuary in Europe.
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France backs anti-Assad coalition

Tuesday, November 13th 2012, 20:19
related countries: France France

France becomes the first Western state to recognise Syria's new opposition coalition as the sole legitimate representative of the Syrian people.
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Syria's displaced 'number 2.5m'

Tuesday, November 13th 2012, 18:07

The Syrian Arab Red Crescent says some 2.5 million people have been displaced within Syria, doubling previous figures used by aid agencies.
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Arab states hail Syria coalition

Tuesday, November 13th 2012, 6:27

The Arab League welcomes Syria's new opposition bloc, but stops short of giving it full recognition as the sole representative of the Syrian people.
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Gulf states back Syria opposition

Tuesday, November 13th 2012, 3:09
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Six Gulf states recognise a new Syrian opposition coalition as the country's "legitimate representative", a day after factions united.
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What chance for Syria's new opposition?

Monday, November 12th 2012, 19:53

Jim Muir assesses chances of Syria's new opposition coalition
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Profile: Syria opposition leader Ahmed Moaz al-Khatib

Monday, November 12th 2012, 18:13

The cleric chosen to lead Syria's new opposition alliance
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Israeli tanks 'hit Syrian units'

Monday, November 12th 2012, 16:49
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel's military says its tanks have scored 'direct hits' on Syrian artillery units after Syrian mortar shells landed near an Israeli army post.
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VIDEO: Syrian aircraft attack border town

Monday, November 12th 2012, 15:05
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Syrian government aircraft have reportedly bombed the rebel-held town of Ras al-Ain, near the border with Turkey.
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Syrian cleric to lead opposition

Sunday, November 11th 2012, 22:34
related countries: Qatar Qatar

A leading Syrian cleric who fled to Egypt, Moaz al-Khatib, is chosen to head a new coalition to oppose President Bashar al-Assad's government.
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Israel fires 'warning' into Syria

Sunday, November 11th 2012, 21:37
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli forces say they have fired warning shots into Syria after a mortar round fired from Syria exploded in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.
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