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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

Syria 'still using Scud missiles'

Friday, December 21st 2012, 16:36

Nato Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen says Syrian government forces are continuing to fire short-range ballistic missiles at rebel fighters.
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Lebanese town drawn into Syria war

Thursday, December 20th 2012, 13:21
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Life in Lebanese border town shelled and shot at from Syria
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Wounded minister 'leaves Syria'

Wednesday, December 19th 2012, 23:12
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Damascus

Syria's interior minister is admitted to hospital in Lebanon after being wounded in a bombing in Damascus, reports say.
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UN appeals for $1.5bn Syria aid

Wednesday, December 19th 2012, 13:55

The United Nations is appealing for more than $1.5bn (£920m) to fund aid efforts for those affected by the conflict in Syria for the next six months.
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US news team free after abduction

Tuesday, December 18th 2012, 20:29
related countries: United States United States

Richard Engel, chief foreign correspondent of NBC News, escapes from heavily armed captors during a firefight in Syria after several days in captivity.
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Syria rebels 'make fresh gains'

Tuesday, December 18th 2012, 14:43
related places: Damascus

Rebels in Syria are reported to have made fresh gains across the country, as fighting inside two Palestinian refugee camps in the south of Damascus intensifies.
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Fuel lack 'blocks UN Syria aid'

Tuesday, December 18th 2012, 5:00

The UN calls on Syria to allow fuel imports for aid deliveries and grant access to 10 more aid agencies amid a growing humanitarian crisis.
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Neither side can win - Syria VP

Monday, December 17th 2012, 17:00
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Syrian Vice-President Farouq al-Sharaa tells a Lebanese newspaper neither the government's forces nor the rebels can win the 21-month-old conflict.
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Damascus refugee camp 'attacked'

Sunday, December 16th 2012, 15:43
related places: Damascus

A Palestinian refugee camp in the Syrian capital Damascus has been attacked, activists say, causing an unknown number of casualties.
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Russia's Syria stance 'unchanged'

Friday, December 14th 2012, 12:06
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia insists its position on Syria remains unchanged, a day after its deputy foreign minister said the Syrian government was losing control.
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Syria's fate hangs in the balance

Thursday, December 13th 2012, 23:42

Syria's fate is still hanging in the balance
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McCullin in final front-line trip

Thursday, December 13th 2012, 19:06

Don McCullin on why he came out of retirement to photograph Syria
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Syrian rebels may win - Russia

Thursday, December 13th 2012, 19:05
related countries: Russia Russia

A Russian official says for the first time that the Syrian government is losing "more and more control" and may lose the conflict against rebels.
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Fears grow for reporter in Syria

Thursday, December 13th 2012, 10:15
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The Ukrainian government appeals for the release of a journalist abducted in Syria two months ago amid reports her life is in danger.
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'Deadly blast' in Damascus suburb

Thursday, December 13th 2012, 10:04
related places: Damascus, Qatana

A car bomb has killed 16 people in the Qatana suburb of the Syrian capital Damascus, according to state media, which blamed "terrorists".
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Syria 'fires Scud-type missiles'

Wednesday, December 12th 2012, 19:45
related countries: United States United States

Forces loyal to the Syrian government have fired "Scud-type missiles" at rebels, media quote US officials as saying.
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VIDEO: Struggle for Syria's young refugees

Wednesday, December 12th 2012, 18:42
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

The BBC's Fergal Keane has travelled to Lebanon to meet Syrian refugees who have risked everything to escape.
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Blasts 'strike Syria ministry'

Wednesday, December 12th 2012, 17:32
related places: Damascus

The building of the Syrian interior ministry in the capital Damascus has been targeted by three explosions, according to state TV.
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Obama recognises Syria opposition

Wednesday, December 12th 2012, 12:22
related countries: United States United States

President Obama says the US formally recognises Syria's opposition coalition as the sole "legitimate representative" of the Syrian people.
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VIDEO: Queues and rubbish in Aleppo streets

Wednesday, December 12th 2012, 10:59
related places: Aleppo

People return to the streets of Aleppo, but face long queues to buy food and huge piles of rubbish.
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Aleppo's winter of discontent

Wednesday, December 12th 2012, 10:48
related places: Aleppo

Ian Pannell sees anger and desperation in Syria's Aleppo
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Uprooted Syrians dream of returning home

Wednesday, December 12th 2012, 9:31
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Syrian refugees in Lebanon dream of returning home
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'Scores killed' in Syria village

Wednesday, December 12th 2012, 8:22

A large number of civilians from Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's Alawite sect are reported to have been killed or hurt in Hama province.
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VIDEO: Battle for Syria's capital intensifies

Tuesday, December 11th 2012, 22:53
related places: Damascus

The Assad regime has abandoned areas of the countryside to concentrate on defending the cities against armed rebels.
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VIDEO: Syria minister tips Assad to prevail

Tuesday, December 11th 2012, 17:20

Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Miqdad tells the BBC's Jeremy Bowen that President Assad and the political system will survive
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Syrian refugees 'number 509,000'

Tuesday, December 11th 2012, 12:21

More than half a million refugees have now fled the conflict in Syria, with many more not yet registered, according to the UN's refugee agency.
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VIDEO: Syria could become 'failed state'

Tuesday, December 11th 2012, 9:41

UN-Arab League representative Mokhtar Lamani warns of the escalating danger of the situation in Syria.
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Defiance and resolve in war-torn Damascus

Tuesday, December 11th 2012, 9:09
related places: Damascus

Jeremy Bowen finds Syrian foes still bent on victory in Damascus
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Syria rebels overrun Aleppo base

Monday, December 10th 2012, 13:07
related places: Aleppo

Rebel fighters are reported to have captured large parts of a military base in northern Syria, the latest in a string of losses by government forces.
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Deadly clashes in north Lebanon

Monday, December 10th 2012, 9:59
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

Six people are killed and at least 40 injured in the Lebanese city of Tripoli in clashes between opponents and supporters of Syria's president.
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Damascus - a tale of two cities

Sunday, December 9th 2012, 15:48
related places: Damascus

Jeremy Bowen finds Damascus centre a far cry from the suburbs
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Kidnapped Waite returns to Beirut

Sunday, December 9th 2012, 8:51
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Beirut

Kidnap victim Terry Waite returns to Lebanon, 25 years after he was captured by Hezbollah militants, to ask for aid for Syria's Christian refugees.
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UK alert on Syrian chemical arms

Saturday, December 8th 2012, 11:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

British Foreign Secretary William Hague says the UK and the US have seen evidence that Syria is preparing to use chemical weapons.
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VIDEO: Syrian rebel-held areas fear attack

Friday, December 7th 2012, 22:40

There have been clashes around the city in recent days. The opposition says it is increasingly fearing a ground attack on rebel-held areas.
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Syria rebels aim to seize airport

Friday, December 7th 2012, 17:44
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Rebels in Syria say they aim to capture Damascus international airport, as fighting with government forces around the capital intensifies.
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VIDEO: Ban Ki Moon: End violence in Syria

Friday, December 7th 2012, 13:37

The United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, has called for Security Council member countries to unite in their stance on the Syrian crisis.
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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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