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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

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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Syria rebels detain UN Golan team

Wednesday, March 6th 2013, 21:38

About 20 UN observers are detained by armed fighters in the Golan Heights on the Syria-Israel border, the UN has confirmed.
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VIDEO: Syrian refugees reach million mark

Wednesday, March 6th 2013, 19:30

The number of Syrian refugees who have fled the conflict has reached a million, the UN has said.
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Syrian refugees reach million mark

Wednesday, March 6th 2013, 17:06

The number of people fleeing the conflict in Syria has reached a million, the UN refugee agency says, with neighbouring countries struggling to cope.
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UK sends armoured vehicles to Syria

Wednesday, March 6th 2013, 16:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK is to provide armoured vehicles and body armour to opposition forces in Syria to help save lives, Foreign Secretary William Hague says.
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VIDEO: Teen 'is Syria's millionth refugee'

Wednesday, March 6th 2013, 14:25

A teenage girl has become the one millionth refugee of the crisis in Syria, according to the UN.
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VIDEO: Civilian suffering in Syria's capital

Wednesday, March 6th 2013, 9:15
related places: Damascus

The BBC's Lina Sinjab visits a Damascus suburb that has been devastated by the ongoing conflict in Syria.
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VIDEO: Syrian planes 'hunt rebels in Raqqa'

Tuesday, March 5th 2013, 23:15
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Syrian warplanes have bombed the northern city of Iraqi, hours after reports said rebels had overrun it, activists and residents say.
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Syrian planes 'bomb rebels in Raqqa'

Tuesday, March 5th 2013, 16:04

Syrian warplanes bomb the northern city of Raqqa, hours after reports said rebels had overrun it, activists and residents say.
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Syrian governor held 'as city falls'

Tuesday, March 5th 2013, 13:05

Syrian rebels have captured the governor of the northern province of Raqqa after over-running most its capital city, activists say.
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Syrian soldiers 'killed in Iraq'

Monday, March 4th 2013, 18:48
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

At least 40 Syrian soldiers and Iraqis have been killed by gunmen in western Iraq, officials in Baghdad say.
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UK 'cannot rule out arms for Syria'

Sunday, March 3rd 2013, 16:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain cannot rule out providing arms to the Syrian opposition in the future, the foreign secretary says, after President Bashar al-Assad accuses the UK of bullying and naivety.
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AUDIO: 'Love letter to my lost boyfriend'

Sunday, March 3rd 2013, 15:48
related countries: France France

A year after the French photographer Remi Ochlik was killed in Syria, his partner Emilie Blachere has written a love letter to him.
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Rebels 'control most of Syria base'

Sunday, March 3rd 2013, 13:55
related places: Aleppo

Rebels seize large parts of a Syrian police academy near Aleppo, after a fierce battle resulting in heavy loss of life, activists say.
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Assad says Britain bullying Syria

Sunday, March 3rd 2013, 0:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, in a rare interview with a British newspaper, accuses the UK government of bullying and naivety.
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VIDEO: Assad says UK backs 'terrorists'

Saturday, March 2nd 2013, 23:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has accused the British government of siding with those he calls "terrorists" in the civil war which has engulfed his country.
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Clashes in Syrian provincial capital

Saturday, March 2nd 2013, 13:42

Ferocious clashes are reported around the northern town of Raqqa, amid further fighting between government and rebels forces across Syria.
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Kerry holds Syria talks in Turkey

Friday, March 1st 2013, 17:26
related countries: Turkey Turkey, United States United States

US Secretary of State John Kerry holds talks with his Turkish counterpart Ahmet Davutoglu on the conflict in neighbouring Syria, amid differences on how best to support the opposition.
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US extends aid to Syrian rebels

Friday, March 1st 2013, 0:01
related countries: Italy Italy, United States United States
related places: Rome

Secretary of State John Kerry says the US will provide "non-lethal" support to Syrian rebels for the first time, as well as extra aid to the opposition.
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Frustration forces Western shift on Syria

Thursday, February 28th 2013, 16:51

The West tries to play catch-up on the war in Syria
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VIDEO: Kerry holds talks with Syrian opposition

Thursday, February 28th 2013, 6:36
related countries: Italy Italy, United States United States
related places: Rome

US Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in Rome for his first meeting with key figures in the Syrian opposition.
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VIDEO: Blair calls for UK intervention in Syria

Wednesday, February 27th 2013, 17:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair tells Newsnight's Kirsty Wark he believes Britain should be taking a far stronger line on Syria.
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VIDEO: Syria destruction alarms aid agencies

Wednesday, February 27th 2013, 6:39

Aid agencies say they are shocked and appalled by the number of children killed in Syria last week.
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Low hopes for Rome talks over Syria

Tuesday, February 26th 2013, 21:11
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

Why change of heart on Syria talks was inevitable
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VIDEO: Syrian opposition 'performs U-turn'

Tuesday, February 26th 2013, 11:19
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

The Syrian opposition has decided it will attend an international summit in Rome which it initially announced it would boycott.
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Syria opposition U-turn on talks

Monday, February 25th 2013, 23:44
related countries: Italy Italy, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Rome

The Syrian opposition reverses its decision to boycott international talks in Rome, after the US and the UK promise to increase their support.
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VIDEO: The Syrian children living in caves

Monday, February 25th 2013, 17:58

The UN says nearly 70,000 people have died in Syria and hundreds of thousands have been forced from their homes, most civilians remain trapped in appalling conditions
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Kerry on first official trip abroad

Sunday, February 24th 2013, 22:14
related countries: United States United States

John Kerry sets off for his first foreign tour as US secretary of state, with the conflict in Syria at the top of his agenda.
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US condemns Aleppo rocket strikes

Sunday, February 24th 2013, 5:34
related countries: United States United States
related places: Aleppo

The US condemns recent deadly attacks on Syria's northern city of Aleppo, which opposition activists say were carried out by government forces.
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Syria opposition boycotts talks

Saturday, February 23rd 2013, 21:31
related countries: Italy Italy, Russia Russia
related places: Moscow, Rome

Syria's main opposition coalition pulls out of talks in Rome, Washington and Moscow in protest at what it says is the "shameful" failure to stop the violence.
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'Civilians killed' by Aleppo rockets

Friday, February 22nd 2013, 23:12
related places: Aleppo

At least 12 civilians are killed by rockets in Aleppo, activists say, as opposition groups agree to form a rebel government.
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Deadly bomb rocks Syrian capital

Thursday, February 21st 2013, 22:17
related places: Damascus

At least 53 people are killed in a car bombing in Damascus, which the Syrian foreign ministry blames on "terrorist groups linked to al-Qaeda".
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Russia proposes direct Syria talks

Thursday, February 21st 2013, 0:11
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Russia Russia
related places: Cairo

Russia and the Arab League say they want to broker direct talks to end the Syria crisis as the opposition prepares to hold a two-day summit in Cairo.
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Syria footballer 'killed by mortars'

Wednesday, February 20th 2013, 15:05
related places: Damascus

A Syrian footballer has been killed in a mortar strike near a stadium in the capital, Damascus, a state news outlet says.
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