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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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Syria: news

Obama: Syria chemicals grave concern

Friday, August 23rd 2013, 17:22
related countries: Russia Russia

US President Barack Obama says allegations of a chemical weapons attack in Syria represents a "big event of grave concern".
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VIDEO: One million Syrian child refugees

Friday, August 23rd 2013, 12:45

The number of children forced to flee the Syria conflict as refugees has now reached one million.
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Mardell: Obama's cautious reaction

Friday, August 23rd 2013, 12:42

Obama does not sound like a man gung ho for action on Syria
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Hague believes Assad behind attack

Friday, August 23rd 2013, 12:36
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Foreign Secretary William Hague says he believes the Assad regime is behind a chemical attack in Syria and says the UK has not ruled out any options.
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'One million' Syrian child refugees

Friday, August 23rd 2013, 8:52

UN agencies say the number of children forced to flee Syria has reached one million, describing the figure as "a shameful milestone".
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UN chief calls for swift Syria probe

Friday, August 23rd 2013, 4:32

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urges the Syrian government to allow a UN team to swiftly investigate an alleged chemical weapons attack.
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France calls for 'force' over Syria

Thursday, August 22nd 2013, 19:42

France says a "reaction with force" may be needed if Syria is proved to have used chemical weapons, as the international clamour for action grows.
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VIDEO: Calls for 'force' over Syria attack

Thursday, August 22nd 2013, 18:29
related countries: Turkey Turkey, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The United Nations is making a formal request to the Syrian government to allow UN inspectors to the scene of a suspected chemical weapons attack, as France calls for a "reaction with force".
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Obama's thick red line on Syria

Thursday, August 22nd 2013, 16:59

Mark Mardell weighs President Barack Obama's options on Syria
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UN urges clarity over Syria attacks

Thursday, August 22nd 2013, 9:33
related places: Damascus

UN officials say alleged chemical weapons attacks which Syria's opposition says killed hundreds of people near Damascus are a "serious escalation".
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Syria 'toxic attacks kill hundreds'

Wednesday, August 21st 2013, 22:31
related places: Damascus

Attacks using chemical weapons have killed hundreds of people near the Syrian capital, Damascus, the opposition alliance says.
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VIDEO: Syrian refugees in 'exodus'

Wednesday, August 21st 2013, 18:24
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Thousands of refugees from Syria are crossing the border into Iraqi Kurdistan.
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VIDEO: Syria 'toxic attacks kill hundreds'

Wednesday, August 21st 2013, 17:45

Opposition groups in Syria have accused the country's security forces of killing hundreds of people in chemical weapons attacks, a claim which the Syrian government denies.
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VIDEO: French 'brainwashed' to fight in Syria

Monday, August 19th 2013, 19:11
related countries: France France

What makes French white men fight for Islam in Syria?
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Syria refugees flood Iraqi Kurdistan

Sunday, August 18th 2013, 18:31
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Thousands pour over Syria's border into Iraqi Kurdistan, the UN says, in one of the biggest waves of refugees in the Syrian conflict.
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VIDEO: 'Chaotic' scenes at Syria border

Sunday, August 18th 2013, 14:49
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Thousands pour over Syria's border into Iraqi Kurdistan, the UN says, in one of the biggest waves of refugees in the Syrian conflict.
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VIDEO: Thousands of refugees leave Syria

Sunday, August 18th 2013, 12:26
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Thousands of refugees from Syria are pouring over the border into Iraqi Kurdistan, the UN refugee agency says.
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Washington Post and CNN hit by hack

Friday, August 16th 2013, 0:22

A firm providing recommendation links used on the Washington Post, CNN and Time magazine's websites reveals how hackers breached its security.
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UN weapons inspectors head to Syria

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 16:39

The UN says its weapons inspectors are to depart for Syria shortly to investigate allegations of chemical weapons use during the conflict.
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Iraqi Kurd leader in Syria warning

Saturday, August 10th 2013, 16:43
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The president of Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdistan region threatens to intervene to defend the Kurdish population caught up in Syria's unrest.
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Muted Eid al-Fitr in war-torn Syria

Friday, August 9th 2013, 23:20

Celebrating a muted Eid in Syria's war-torn Homs
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Italy rescues 'Syrian' boat migrants

Friday, August 9th 2013, 10:52
related countries: Italy Italy

Syrians and Egyptians are reported to be among nearly 700 migrants who arrived illegally by boat in southern Italy inside 24 hours.
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VIDEO: Massive city of Syrian refugees

Friday, August 9th 2013, 10:11
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan is home to more than 120,000 migrants who've fled the conflict in neighbouring Syria. The camp has grown so big it has an internal economy all of its own
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VIDEO: Syria dismisses Assad attack claims

Thursday, August 8th 2013, 22:13

The Syrian Government has denied rebel claims that President Bashar al Assad's motorcade has been hit by mortar rounds.
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Syria denies Assad 'convoy attack'

Thursday, August 8th 2013, 12:14
related places: Damascus

Claims by Syrian rebels that they attacked President Bashar al-Assad's convoy in Damascus are "dreams and illusions", the country's information minister tells state television.
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Rebels 'killed in Syria army ambush'

Wednesday, August 7th 2013, 14:19
related places: Damascus

More than 60 rebel fighters have been killed in an ambush by the Syrian army east of Damascus, a monitoring group says.
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Syria rebels 'capture key airbase'

Tuesday, August 6th 2013, 12:53
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Aleppo

Rebels fighting to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad have captured a key airbase in Aleppo province, near the Turkish border, activists say.
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Syria rebels strike Assad stronghold

Tuesday, August 6th 2013, 0:09
related places: Latakia

Syrian rebels capture villages during an offensive in Latakia province, the heartland of President Bashar al-Assad's Alawite sect, activists say.
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Many killed in Syrian air strike

Saturday, August 3rd 2013, 17:26
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

At least six people are killed in a Syrian war plane attack on the town of Yabroud, just across the border from Lebanon, reports say.
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Homs arms-depot blast 'kills dozens'

Thursday, August 1st 2013, 16:18

A suspected rebel rocket attack on an arms dump in Syria leaves 40 dead, a monitoring group says, as President Assad says he is confident of victory.
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UN to probe Syria chemical weapons

Wednesday, July 31st 2013, 20:56

United Nations inspectors will go to Syria to visit three sites where chemical weapons are suspected of being used, a spokesman says.
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Kurdish politician killed in Syria

Tuesday, July 30th 2013, 16:43

A leading Kurdish politician, Isa Huso, is killed in a car bomb attack in the border town of Qamishli in north-eastern Syria.
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After Khalidiya, Syria conflict goes on

Monday, July 29th 2013, 17:34

Khalidiya 'victory' does not mean Syria uprising will be extinguished
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Syria troops 'retake' key Homs area

Monday, July 29th 2013, 15:25

Syrian government forces have fully captured the Khalidiya district of Homs, a key rebel stronghold in the central city, state media report.
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Syrian army 'makes key Homs gains'

Sunday, July 28th 2013, 13:50

Syrian government forces capture most of Khalidiya, a key neighbourhood in the strategically important central city of Homs, activists say.
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VIDEO: Syria rebel leaders hold talks at UN

Saturday, July 27th 2013, 2:13

Syrian rebel leaders have met for the first time with the United Nations Security Council to discuss the country's two-year civil war.
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Syria death toll rises above 100,000

Thursday, July 25th 2013, 18:49

More than 100,000 people have been killed in the conflict in Syria, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says.
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VIDEO: Sending weapons to Syria 'deepen crisis'

Thursday, July 25th 2013, 6:33

The UN-Arab League special envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi has warned that sending more weapons to Syria will only only deepen the crisis.
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VIDEO: Art helps young Syrian refugees

Wednesday, July 24th 2013, 19:54
related countries: Jordan Jordan, United States United States

A project set up by an American artist is helping Syrian children in the Zataari refugee camp in Jordan to overcome memories of the violence and suffering they witnessed and experienced back home.
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US general outlines Syria options

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013, 13:48
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

The top US military officer says any decision to use force in Syria could cost America billions, and that care must be taken to "preserve a functioning state".
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Syrian rebels 'seize' strategic town

Monday, July 22nd 2013, 14:36
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Aleppo

A strategic town close to the northern city of Aleppo has fallen to Syrian rebels, according to a UK-based activist group.
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VIDEO: Syria troops accused of new atrocity

Monday, July 22nd 2013, 3:30

Thirteen members of the same family, mostly women and children, are killed by pro-government forces in Syria, activist groups say.
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Syria troops accused of new atrocity

Sunday, July 21st 2013, 19:44

Thirteen members of the same family, mostly women and children, are killed by pro-government forces in Syria, activist groups say.
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Syria conflict in stalemate - PM

Sunday, July 21st 2013, 9:57

The conflict in Syria is on the "wrong trajectory", UK PM David Cameron tells the BBC, but insists more can be done to help the opposition forces.
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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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