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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

Syria being destroyed, says envoy

Wednesday, January 30th 2013, 1:37
related places: Aleppo

The conflict in Syria has reached "unprecedented levels of horror", UN peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi says, hours after evidence of another massacre emerges in Aleppo.
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VIDEO: Dozens 'executed' in Syria massacre

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 22:30
related places: Aleppo

The bodies of dozens of young men, all apparently summarily executed, have been found in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, rebels and activists say. This report contains some disturbing images.
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'Dozens of bodies' found in Syria

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 21:40
related places: Aleppo

The bodies of at least 71 young men, all apparently summarily executed, have been found in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, rebels and activists say.
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VIDEO: 'Dozens of bodies' found in Aleppo

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 15:04
related places: Aleppo

The bodies of dozens of young men, all apparently summarily executed, have been found in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, rebels and activists say. This video contains some disturbing images.
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VIDEO: Syrians turn to forests for fuel

Monday, January 28th 2013, 18:15

Faced with fuel shortages and freezing weather, many Syrian civilians are felling trees from local forests and woodlands to stay warm.
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UK pledges £21m in aid over Syria

Saturday, January 26th 2013, 7:00
related countries: Jordan Jordan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain is to give another £21m in humanitarian aid to help those affected by the crisis in Syria, as huge numbers of refugees continue to enter Jordan.
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VIDEO: 'No water or heating for Homs displaced'

Saturday, January 26th 2013, 5:45

The UN has been visiting displaced residents in the Syrian city of Homs, which has been at the centre of the conflict in the country
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VIDEO: 'Fragile calm' returns to Homs

Friday, January 25th 2013, 15:51

Almost a year on since government forces in Syria began a sustained assault on the strategic city of Homs to drive out opposition fighters.
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Man arrested in Syria terror probe

Thursday, January 24th 2013, 22:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A 31-year-old man has been arrested in east London on suspicion of terror offences in Syria, Scotland Yard reveals.
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Jordan refugee crisis 'critical'

Thursday, January 24th 2013, 15:00
related countries: Jordan Jordan

There has been a huge leap in the numbers of Syrian refugees arriving in Jordan, the UN says, putting a considerable strain on resources.
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VIDEO: Syrian refugees: 'We've been abandoned'

Thursday, January 24th 2013, 13:08
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Up to 26,500 Syrian refugees have crossed the border into Jordan since 1 January, according to the United Nations Refugee Council.
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Russia calms Syria exodus talk

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 12:55
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Russia is not beginning a mass evacuation of its citizens from Syria, the foreign minister says, hours after planes carrying 80 Russians arrived in Moscow.
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Russians flee Syria via Beirut

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 2:59
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Russia Russia
related places: Beirut

Scores of Russians are flown home after fleeing the violence in Syria - but Russia insists it is not the start of a mass evacuation.
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VIDEO: Russians flee Syrian via Beirut

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013, 17:21
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Beirut

Buses carrying the Russians have crossed the Lebanese border heading for Beirut airport
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Syria suicide bomb 'kills dozens'

Monday, January 21st 2013, 22:37
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Russia Russia
related places: Beirut

A suicide bomb in central Syria kills many people, reports say, as Russia prepares to airlift its nationals fleeing the conflict.
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Syria's Muallem calls for talks

Sunday, January 20th 2013, 1:26

Syria's Foreign Minister Walid Muallem invites the "nationalistic opposition" to lay down its weapons and join talks to form a new government.
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Bread queues lengthen in Damascus

Sunday, January 20th 2013, 1:06
related places: Damascus

Desperation starts to show in Syrian capital
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Massacre evidence seen in Syria

Friday, January 18th 2013, 20:05

The BBC sees evidence of a massacre in a village near the Syrian city of Homs, where locals say at least 100 people were killed.
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VIDEO: Islamists 'gaining support' in Syria

Thursday, January 17th 2013, 19:40

Amid allegations of looting and kidnapping by the Free Syrian Army, the BBC's Paul Wood suggests there is growing support for Islamists in rebel-held areas of Syria
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AUDIO: Why Syrians are turning to extremism

Thursday, January 17th 2013, 8:36
related countries: United States United States

The BBC's correspondent Paul Wood reports that while the Free Syrian Army fighters have been accused of theft, looting and kidnapping for ransom, an increasing number of Syrians opposed to the government of President Assad are turning instead to hard
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VIDEO: The independent parts of Damascus

Wednesday, January 16th 2013, 19:43
related places: Damascus

Syrian officials say there are no opposition forces in the capital city - but in some parts of Damascus the guns are not the only things in rebel hands.
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Multiple blasts kill 20 in Syria

Wednesday, January 16th 2013, 15:41
related places: Idlib

More than 20 people have been killed in near-simultaneous car bomb blasts in the Syrian city of Idlib, government officials and activists say.
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Deadly blasts at Syria university

Tuesday, January 15th 2013, 23:57
related places: Aleppo

More than 80 people have been killed by two blasts at a university in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on the first day of exams, activists and officials say.
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VIDEO: Scores killed at Syria university

Tuesday, January 15th 2013, 22:36
related places: Aleppo

More than 80 people have been killed by two blasts in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, activists and officials say.
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Confusion surrounds Syria 'transition'

Monday, January 14th 2013, 22:50

Lyse Doucet on what a Syria-led transition might mean
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Syrians face 'staggering' crisis

Monday, January 14th 2013, 16:53

Syria is suffering a "staggering humanitarian crisis", an aid agency warns, amid reports of fresh deaths in an air strike on a Damascus suburb.
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VIDEO: Syrians face 'staggering' crisis

Monday, January 14th 2013, 7:20

The Middle East faces a "staggering" humanitarian crisis caused by the conflict in Syria, an aid agency says.
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Rebels 'overrun Syria airbase'

Friday, January 11th 2013, 16:23

Rebels are reported to have taken control of a strategic airbase in north-western Syria after weeks of fierce fighting with government forces.
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Syria 'fires ballistic missile'

Thursday, January 10th 2013, 15:00

The Syrian military has fired a ballistic missile towards cities in the north, Nato says, the third in recent days.
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Men held in UK in Syria terror probe

Thursday, January 10th 2013, 14:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Detectives investigating the support of alleged terrorist activity in Syria have arrested four men - three of them in east London - police say.
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VIDEO: 'I survived a Syrian firing squad'

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 22:55
related places: Aleppo

A Syrian refugee who claims he was the only survivor of a group that faced a firing squad near the city of Aleppo has been speaking about the incident.
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Syrian refugee's astonishing story of survival

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 18:29

Syrian refugee's astonishing story of survival
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Iranians held in Syria released

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 16:04
related countries: Iran Iran

Forty-eight Iranians held hostage by Syrian rebels since August are freed, reportedly in exchange for 2,130 prisoners held by the Syrian authorities.
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VIDEO: Brahimi laments Syria's 'lost opportunity'

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 13:03

The international envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi has said the recent speech by President Bashar al-Assad was a lost opportunity to resolve the crisis in Syria.
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UK hosts Syrian experts gathering

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 2:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK hosts a conference of experts on Syria to plan for the possibility of the collapse of President Bashar al-Assad's regime.
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Syria's jihadist group profiled

Tuesday, January 8th 2013, 18:49

A new report casts unprecedented light on Jabhat al-Nusra - the shadowy al-Qaeda-linked group in Syria that has become a key player in the conflict.
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VIDEO: Nato missiles sent to Syria border

Monday, January 7th 2013, 12:11
related countries: Germany Germany, Netherlands Netherlands, Turkey Turkey, United States United States
related places: Patriot

A Dutch convoy of Patriot missiles is travelling to the Turkish Syrian border to join German and US deployments, after a number of rockets from Syria hit targets inside Turkey.
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US condemns Assad 'puppet' speech

Monday, January 7th 2013, 5:38
related countries: United States United States
related places: West

A speech by Syria's Bashar al-Assad denouncing opponents as "puppets of the West" is dismissed by the US, which calls it "detached from reality".
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Assad denounces 'puppet' opponents

Sunday, January 6th 2013, 17:23

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad delivers a rare televised speech, denouncing the opposition as "puppets of the West".
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Patriot missiles on way to Turkey

Friday, January 4th 2013, 17:35
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Nato has begun to deploy Patriot missiles to Turkey to help defend it against threats from neighbouring Syria.
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Bomb hits Syria petrol station

Friday, January 4th 2013, 4:33
related places: Damascus

At least nine people have been killed and many injured by a car bomb at a petrol station in Damascus, say activists.
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Fierce fighting at Syria airports

Thursday, January 3rd 2013, 11:35

Intense battles are going on at several airports in northern Syria, as rebels attempt to neutralise the government's air advantage.
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VIDEO: 60,000 dead in Syrian unrest

Wednesday, January 2nd 2013, 22:34

More than 60,000 people have been killed since Syria's uprising began in March 2011, the UN has said.
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Syria unrest 'has killed 60,000'

Wednesday, January 2nd 2013, 18:35

More than 60,000 people have died since March 2011 in Syria, a sharp jump on other estimates, says the UN human rights commissioner.
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Syria air strike 'kills dozens'

Wednesday, January 2nd 2013, 16:17
related places: Damascus

A Syrian warplane hits a petrol station with a missile, killing dozens, activists say, as the UN says 60,000 have died since the uprising began.
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Fierce clash near Aleppo airport

Tuesday, January 1st 2013, 14:02
related places: Aleppo

Fierce clashes erupt near the international airport in Syria's second city of Aleppo, with unconfirmed reports it has been temporarily closed.
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VIDEO: Syria troops retake Homs district

Sunday, December 30th 2012, 12:47

Opposition activists claim that Syrian government forces have summarily executed 220 people, including women and children.
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Syria troops retake Homs district

Sunday, December 30th 2012, 10:45

Syrian government forces push rebels out of the Deir Baalbeh district of the city of Homs after days of fighting, amid allegations of a massacre.
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Syria facing 'hell' if no deal

Saturday, December 29th 2012, 17:39

Syria faces a choice between "hell or the political process", UN peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi says as he warns the fighting is becoming more sectarian.
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Russia urges Syria rebel talks

Friday, December 28th 2012, 15:46
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Damascus

Russia says it is ready to hold talks with Syria's opposition, but rebel spokesman Ahmed Moaz al-Khatib said they had rejected the offer.
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VIDEO: Brahimi calls for Syrian unity

Thursday, December 27th 2012, 13:50

The international envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, calls for the formation of a Syrian national unity government with full executive powers until elections can be held.
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Syria army police chief defects

Wednesday, December 26th 2012, 23:26

Syria's military police chief defects, saying the army had become "gangs of murder", as reports emerge of deadly shelling in Raqqa province.
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VIDEO: Pope's Christmas plea for peace

Tuesday, December 25th 2012, 15:55

Pope Benedict XVI has delivered his Christmas blessing and message from the central balcony of St Peter's Basilica, calling for an end to the bloodshed in Syria.
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Pope in Christmas plea on Syria

Tuesday, December 25th 2012, 13:56

The Pope calls for a political solution to the conflict in Syria during his Christmas message, delivered to thousands of pilgrims at the Vatican.
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Syria: An attempt to live a normal life

Monday, December 24th 2012, 19:25

One Syrian's account of daily life during the conflict
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Christians mark low-key Christmas in Syria

Monday, December 24th 2012, 13:59

Conflict means no festive cheer for Syria's Christian minority
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UN envoy in fresh Syria peace bid

Monday, December 24th 2012, 12:18
related places: Damascus

UN peace envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi has talks with President Assad in Damascus, a day after dozens were killed in a government air strike on what activists said was a bakery.
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