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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

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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Syria's children targeted and under fire

Wednesday, March 13th 2013, 21:45

Syria's children targeted - not just caught in the crossfire
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Russia warns on arming Syria rebels

Wednesday, March 13th 2013, 17:44
related countries: Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Any attempt by the UK to arm Syrian rebels would be a breach of international law, Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warns.
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EU staff member killed in Syria

Wednesday, March 13th 2013, 17:21
related places: Damascus

A member of the European Union's delegation in Syria was killed in a rocket attack in the Damascus suburb of Darayya on Tuesday, the EU announces.
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Charles 'heartbroken' over refugees

Wednesday, March 13th 2013, 14:11
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Prince Charles describes the plight of Syrian refugees as heartbreaking as he tours a camp in Jordan housing people fleeing the two-year conflict.
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VIDEO: Children 'recruited' into Syria war

Wednesday, March 13th 2013, 6:58

Increasing numbers of children in Syria are being recruited by armed groups on both sides of the conflict, Save the Children says in a report.
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Children 'recruited' into Syria war

Wednesday, March 13th 2013, 1:45

Increasing numbers of children in Syria are being recruited by armed groups on both sides of the conflict, Save the Children says in a report.
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Battles rage in Syrian city of Homs

Tuesday, March 12th 2013, 17:57

Syrian rebels are locked in a fierce battle with government troops as they try to take back the Baba Amr neighbourhood of Homs.
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Iraqi group 'killed Syrian troops'

Monday, March 11th 2013, 11:45
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A militant umbrella group that includes al-Qaeda in Iraq says it was behind the killing of 48 Syrian soldiers and nine Iraqi guards in Iraq last week.
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VIDEO: UN report to catalogue Syria massacres

Monday, March 11th 2013, 9:05

The UN Human Rights Council is to be presented with a new independent report, cataloguing evidence of war crimes over the last 6 months.
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Syria massacre: What happened in the village of Haswiya?

Monday, March 11th 2013, 6:44

What happened in the Syrian village of Haswiya?
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Syria refugee numbers may soar - UN

Sunday, March 10th 2013, 21:02

The number of refugees from Syria may double or even triple this year if the conflict does not end, the UN's refugee chief says.
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VIDEO: Concern at Syria refugee warning

Sunday, March 10th 2013, 14:30

The number of refugees from Syria may double or even triple this year if the conflict does not end, the UN's refugee chief has said.
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VIDEO: Freed UN hostages arrive in Jordan

Sunday, March 10th 2013, 7:44
related countries: Jordan Jordan

A group of 21 Filipino UN peacekeepers captured by rebels in Syria have arrived in Jordan after being released.
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Syria's priceless heritage under attack

Sunday, March 10th 2013, 0:15

How war in Syria is smashing humanity's shared past
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Freed UN hostages arrive in Jordan

Saturday, March 9th 2013, 22:03
related countries: Jordan Jordan

A group of 21 Filipino UN peacekeepers captured by rebels in Syria earlier this week arrive in Jordan after being released.
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Syria UN hostages talks continue

Friday, March 8th 2013, 12:07
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Negotiations to free 21 Filipino peacekeepers held hostage by Syrian rebels are continuing, despite earlier hopes the group would be released by Friday morning, the Philippines says.
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Russia 'won't press Syria's Assad'

Friday, March 8th 2013, 7:03
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

There is "absolutely" no chance of Moscow telling Syrian President Assad to stand down, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov tells the BBC.
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VIDEO: The few people returning home to Syria

Thursday, March 7th 2013, 22:54

The number of Syrian refugees who have fled the conflict has reached a million, the UN has said.
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UN observers seized in Syria 'safe'

Thursday, March 7th 2013, 19:20

UN observers taken hostage by Syrian rebels appear in videos saying they are safe and being well treated, amid reports of their expected release.
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Syria unrest 'wrecks health system'

Thursday, March 7th 2013, 11:09

Syria's health system has collapsed after two years of conflict, the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres says.
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VIDEO: Peacekeepers taken hostage in Syria

Thursday, March 7th 2013, 10:04
related countries: Philippines Philippines

The Philippines has demanded the immediate release of 21 of its nationals working as UN observers who have been kidnapped by rebels in Syria.
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Filipinos taken hostage in Syria

Thursday, March 7th 2013, 4:31
related countries: Philippines Philippines

The Philippines calls for the immediate release of 21 of its UN observers who were taken hostage by Syrian rebels near the Golan Heights.
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