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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.

World news related to Syria – overview

Syria: news

Syrian angst over foreign rebel fighters

Monday, June 17th 2013, 15:01
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

Mothers travel from Tunisia in a bid to free their jailed sons
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VIDEO: Syria set to top agenda at G8

Monday, June 17th 2013, 6:03
related countries: Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The leaders of the G8 nations are set to begin a summit in Northern Ireland, with Syria's crisis likely to dominate.
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Blast at Damascus military airport

Monday, June 17th 2013, 0:45
related places: Damascus

A number of casualties are reported in an explosion in the Syrian capital Damascus in what state TV says was an attempt to target a military airport.
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UK and Russia 'share aims' on Syria

Sunday, June 16th 2013, 20:15
related countries: Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

David Cameron says he and President Putin will use the G8 summit to overcome differences on Syria and bring "new momentum" to stop the killing.
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Syria chides Egypt for cutting ties

Sunday, June 16th 2013, 14:46
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Syria condemns Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi for cutting off diplomatic relations between the two countries.
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VIDEO: Egypt to cut diplomacy with Syria

Sunday, June 16th 2013, 1:53
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

The Egyptian president, Mohammed Morsi, has announced that Cairo is cutting off diplomatic relations with Syria.
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Jordan to keep US F-16s and Patriots

Saturday, June 15th 2013, 22:38
related countries: Jordan Jordan, Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Patriot

The US says it will leave Patriot missiles and F-16 jets in Jordan, amid Russia warnings against imposing a no-fly zone over Syria.
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Russia rejects Syria no-fly zone

Saturday, June 15th 2013, 12:41
related countries: Jordan Jordan, Russia Russia, United States United States

Russia says any attempt to enforce a no-fly zone over Syria using US fighter jets and missiles operating from Jordan would violate international law.
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VIDEO: Game change? Powers at play in Syria

Friday, June 14th 2013, 22:37
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: Powers

A decision by the United States to offer "direct military aid" to certain Syrian opposition fighters comes amid Syrian leader is receiving backing from parts of the wider region, including Iran, Russia and Hezbollah,
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Syria condemns chemical weapon 'lie'

Friday, June 14th 2013, 22:08
related countries: United States United States

Syrian officials reject claims of chemical weapons use as "a caravan of lies", hours after the US said it would give the rebels "direct military aid".
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No decision on arms to Syria - PM

Friday, June 14th 2013, 21:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

David Cameron has said "no decision" has been taken in the UK to arm the Syrian rebels, as the US says it will provide them with military support.
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Viewpoints: Arming the Syrian rebels

Friday, June 14th 2013, 20:56
related countries: United States United States

What will happen when the US arms Syria's rebels?
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Obama approves arms for Syria rebels

Friday, June 14th 2013, 12:00
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

The US president approves the supply of direct military aid to the Syrian opposition after US intelligence concludes Assad forces are using chemical weapons "on a small scale".
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VIDEO: US: Syrian forces 'crossed red line'

Friday, June 14th 2013, 5:57
related countries: United States United States

The United States says it is increasing the scope and scale of military support for opposition forces in Syria after it concluded that President Assad's forces had used chemical weapons.
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VIDEO: Syria death toll 'at least 93,000'

Thursday, June 13th 2013, 21:47

At least 93,000 people have been killed in Syria since the start of the conflict, according to the latest United Nations figures.
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At least 93,000 killed in Syria - UN

Thursday, June 13th 2013, 15:30

At least 93,000 people have been killed in Syria since the start of the conflict, according to latest United Nations figures.
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UN condemns Syria children killings

Thursday, June 13th 2013, 1:11

Thousands of children have been killed in unrest in Syria since March 2011, according to a new UN report on children and armed conflict.
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VIDEO: Kerry: Syria needs political solution

Wednesday, June 12th 2013, 21:11
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State John Kerry said that a political solution was essential to end the violence in Syria and save the country.
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Syria rebels 'kill Shia villagers'

Wednesday, June 12th 2013, 14:54

Rebels have attacked a village in eastern Syria, killing dozens of Shia Muslims, most of them pro-government fighters, activists say.
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VIDEO: Syria: Children living with war

Wednesday, June 12th 2013, 12:54
related places: Damascus

Lyse Doucet travels to the Syrian capital Damascus to meet the children who have been living with the war for the past two years.
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Damascus: Behind the battle lines

Wednesday, June 12th 2013, 0:14
related places: Damascus

Damascus residents try to get on with ordinary life
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Damascus hit by double bombings

Tuesday, June 11th 2013, 19:53
related places: Damascus

Two suicide bombers blow themselves up in the centre of the Syrian capital, Damascus, killing 14 people and injuring many others, state media say.
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Austria begins Golan UN withdrawal

Tuesday, June 11th 2013, 15:59
related countries: Austria Austria

Austria begins the withdrawal of its 377 soldiers monitoring the UN buffer zone in the Golan Heights, because of the increased fighting in Syria.
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Rebels condemn Syria child killing

Tuesday, June 11th 2013, 15:55

Syrian opposition activists and rebels condemn the killing of a 14-year-old boy, allegedly by Islamist fighters who accused him of blasphemy.
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VIDEO: Damascus hit by double bombing

Tuesday, June 11th 2013, 10:50
related places: Damascus

Two suicide bombers have blown themselves up in the centre of the Syrian capital, Damascus, killing 14 people, Syrian media say.
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Syria army 'planning Aleppo assault'

Monday, June 10th 2013, 18:19
related places: Aleppo

Syrian government forces are reported to be preparing for a major offensive on rebel-held parts of the northern city of Aleppo and its surroundings.
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Syria protester 'killed in Beirut'

Sunday, June 9th 2013, 14:12
related countries: Iran Iran, Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Beirut

A Lebanese man apparently protesting against Hezbollah's role in the Syria conflict is shot dead outside the Iranian embassy in Beirut, reports say.
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How Syria conflict affects neighbours

Sunday, June 9th 2013, 10:18

The Syria conflict spreads crisis across the region
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Syria rebels trounced near Qusair

Saturday, June 8th 2013, 15:23

Syrian state TV says government forces have captured Eastern Bouweida, the final rebel stronghold near the strategic town of Qusair.
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Farewell to Damascus

Saturday, June 8th 2013, 12:54

A tearful exit as the BBC's Lina Sinjab leaves her ruined home city
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UN launches record appeal for Syria

Friday, June 7th 2013, 20:19

Half of Syria's population will soon need humanitarian aid, says the UN as it launches the largest appeal for funds in its history.
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Qusair - the Syrian city that died

Friday, June 7th 2013, 12:25

Lyse Doucet on her visit to Qusair in western Syria
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French journalists missing in Syria

Friday, June 7th 2013, 7:20
related countries: France France

France's President Francois Hollande calls for the release of two French journalists who are missing in conflict-torn Syria.
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Syrian army 'retakes Golan crossing'

Friday, June 7th 2013, 2:25

Syria's army recaptures a UN-run Golan Heights crossing briefly seized by rebels, as Austria says its peacekeepers will leave because of the fighting.
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Qusair - the Syrian city that died

Friday, June 7th 2013, 2:20

Lyse Doucet on her visit to Syria's Qusair
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VIDEO: Qusair ripped apart inside out

Thursday, June 6th 2013, 21:38

Syrian government forces have been consolidating their hold on villages around the key town of Qusair which they seized from rebel fighters on Wednesday after a two week offensive.
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US condemns Syrian siege of Qusair

Thursday, June 6th 2013, 8:33
related countries: France France

As a BBC team visits Qusair, the US condemns "in the strongest possible terms" Syria's military campaign to retake the strategic town from rebels.
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Is Greece 'pushing back' migrant boats?

Wednesday, June 5th 2013, 23:24

Is Greece pushing back boats full of Syrian refugees?
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VIDEO: Inside Qusair as Syrian army returns

Wednesday, June 5th 2013, 22:03

Syrian government forces have taken full control of the strategic town of Qusair, state TV and the rebels say
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VIDEO: Syrian flag marks 'victory' in Qusair

Wednesday, June 5th 2013, 20:26

The BBC's Lyse Doucet is the first Western journalist to visit the key town of Qusair on the day it was retaken by Syrian troops and Hezbollah militants.
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Syrian army retakes town of Qusair

Wednesday, June 5th 2013, 17:57
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Syrian government forces have regained control of the strategic town of Qusair, near the Lebanese border, the army and the rebels confirm.
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Syrian rebels 'can fight in Lebanon'

Wednesday, June 5th 2013, 5:59
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

A key Syrian rebel leader tell the BBC his troops are ready to fight Hezbollah on Lebanese soil, as state TV says the rebels have lost control of Qusair.
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Syrian regime 'used sarin' - France

Wednesday, June 5th 2013, 2:29
related countries: France France

There is no doubt Syria's government has used sarin during the country's crisis, says France's foreign minister, without specifying where or when.
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'New levels of brutality in Syria'

Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 14:41

Syria's war has reached "new levels of brutality", the UN says, with evidence of fresh suspected massacres, sieges and violations of children's rights.
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US may leave F-16s longer in Jordan

Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 2:27
related countries: Jordan Jordan, United States United States
related places: Patriot

The US says a Patriot missile battery and F-16 fighters to be sent to Jordan for military exercises could be kept there because of the threat from Syria.
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Syrian rebels and Hezbollah 'clash'

Sunday, June 2nd 2013, 17:48
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

A number of people are killed in rare clashes on Lebanese soil between Syrian rebels and the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, say reports.
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VIDEO: American 'brainwashed' to go to Syria

Sunday, June 2nd 2013, 11:59
related countries: United States United States

The family of an American woman, believed to be the first American killed during fighting in Syria, say she was brainwashed into going.
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US woman 'brainwashed' into Syria fight

Sunday, June 2nd 2013, 11:58
related countries: United States United States

Family of US woman killed in Syria search for answers
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Red Cross 'alarmed' over Syria town

Sunday, June 2nd 2013, 10:24
related countries: Russia Russia

The Red Cross calls for immediate access to the besieged Syrian town of Qusair, as Russia blocks a draft UN declaration expressing concern.
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VIDEO: Qusair 'like hell' say eyewitnesses

Sunday, June 2nd 2013, 7:42
related countries: Russia Russia

Diplomats at the UN Security Council say Russia has blocked a draft declaration expressing concern over the situation in the besieged Syrian city of Qusair.
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Sunnis urged to join Syria battle

Saturday, June 1st 2013, 14:39

Influential cleric Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi urges Sunnis from around the Middle East to go to Syria to join the battle against President Bashar al-Assad.
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US woman killed fighting in Syria

Friday, May 31st 2013, 20:37
related countries: United States United States
related places: Flint, Michigan

American woman Nicole Mansfield, from the town of Flint in Michigan, is killed fighting for rebels in Syria, her family are told by the FBI.
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Russia urged not to arm Syria troops

Friday, May 31st 2013, 19:48
related countries: Germany Germany, Russia Russia, United States United States

The US and Germany call on Russia not to supply Syria's military with an advanced missile system, as fighting rages in the key town of Qusair.
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Syria shifts could change Obama's calculus

Friday, May 31st 2013, 18:25

Shifts in Syria pressure reluctant Washington, says Kim Ghattas
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Rebels reinforce for key Syria fight

Friday, May 31st 2013, 15:00

Dozens of fighters arrive to reinforce rebel units battling to hold off a Syrian government and Hezbollah assault on the key town of Qusair.
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Lebanon parliament postpones vote

Friday, May 31st 2013, 14:35
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Lebanon's parliament votes to postpone elections due in June because of security concerns over the conflict in Syria, officials say.
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VIDEO: 'Assad wants women and children killed'

Friday, May 31st 2013, 10:11

Women and children are dying in the battle for control of Qusair and more than 600 people there have been injured, a doctor in Syria has told the BBC.
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British national 'killed in Syria'

Friday, May 31st 2013, 9:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Foreign Office is investigating reports that a British man has been killed in Syria along with two other people.
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Assad warns Israel against strikes

Friday, May 31st 2013, 8:02
related countries: Israel Israel

Syria's President Assad warns Israel it will respond in kind to future air strikes and confirms a deal for a new Russian missile system is being implemented.
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Turkey 'arrests terror suspects'

Thursday, May 30th 2013, 22:52
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey detains 12 people suspected of ties to terrorism, an official says, with local media linking them to the Syrian jihadist Al-Nusra Front.
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VIDEO: Assad: Russia fulfilling arms contract

Thursday, May 30th 2013, 22:26
related countries: Russia Russia

President Bashar al-Assad has suggested Syria may have received the first shipment of an advanced Russian air defence system.
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