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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

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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Syria 'rocket kills 31 in Aleppo'

Tuesday, February 19th 2013, 23:16
related places: Aleppo

A Syrian army rocket attack kills at least 31 people in the northern city of Aleppo, eyewitnesses and activists say.
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VIDEO: Rebels battle for control of Aleppo

Tuesday, February 19th 2013, 23:05
related places: Aleppo

The BBC's Ian Pannell reports from al-Safira and Aleppo in the north of Syria where thousands have lost their lives and rebel fighters are battling for control.
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Living in a Syrian battleground town

Tuesday, February 19th 2013, 12:04

Syrian conflict tears life apart for civilians on front line
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VIDEO: Syria violence worsening says report

Tuesday, February 19th 2013, 8:04

A United Nations report says the conflict in Syria is becoming increasingly violent, militarised and sectarian.
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Hezbollah 'attacked Syrian villages'

Monday, February 18th 2013, 15:10
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Syrian rebels and opposition leaders have accused the Lebanese militant Shia group Hezbollah of attacking three villages in a big operation inside Syria.
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Funeral for Iran Revolutionary Guard

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 22:53
related countries: Iran Iran, Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Tehran

A funeral is held in Tehran for Gen Hassan Shateri, a commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guard recently killed while travelling from Syria to Lebanon.
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Islamists 'capture Syrian oil town'

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 15:00

Fighters from the Islamist al-Nusra Front have captured a town close to Syria's oil city of Hasaka, according to foreign-based anti-Assad organisations.
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UN Syria team meets rebel leader

Wednesday, February 13th 2013, 22:13

A member of the UN special envoy's team in Syria carries out the first field visit for several months, meeting a rebel leader, Christian and civil leaders.
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Qatar handing over Syrian embassy

Wednesday, February 13th 2013, 15:14
related countries: Qatar Qatar

Qatar confirms it is handing over the Syrian embassy in its capital to the opposition, as a former Syrian spokesman tells the BBC why he abandoned the regime.
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Lasting scars of Syria's assault on Baba Amr

Wednesday, February 13th 2013, 12:41

Survivors haunted by Syria’s devastating siege of Homs
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Syria opposition 'seizes air base'

Tuesday, February 12th 2013, 11:44
related places: Aleppo

Syrian rebels have captured a military air base near the northern city of Aleppo, activists say, a day after taking control of a major dam.
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Deadly blast on Syria-Turkey border

Monday, February 11th 2013, 22:18

At least 13 people die in a minibus explosion on the Syria-Turkey border, amid reports that Syrian rebels have taken control of a strategic dam.
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Panetta backs Syria rebels arms plan

Thursday, February 7th 2013, 19:49
related countries: United States United States

The US defence secretary says for the first time that he supports arming Syrian rebels, a proposal reportedly over-ruled by President Barack Obama.
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VIDEO: Syria conflict affects medicine supplies

Thursday, February 7th 2013, 6:19

The war in Syria is destroying the country's economy as well as people's lives and one of the industries worst affected by the violence is pharmaceuticals
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Heavy fighting hits Syrian capital

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 23:32

Fierce fighting breaks out between rebels and pro-government troops in the Syrian capital, as bombings hit a central town and peace talk hopes fade.
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Neighbours at war in Lebanon's divided city of Tripoli

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 17:31
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

Lebanon hosts replica of Syrian civil war
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Suicide bombings rock central Syria

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 16:05
related places: Damascus

Several people have been killed in twin suicide car bombings in the central Syrian town of Palmyra, reports say, as heavy fighting erupts in Damascus.
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Syrian opposition presses Assad

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 1:00

Syrian opposition leader Moaz al-Khatib urges embattled President Bashar al-Assad to respond to his offer of peace talks.
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AUDIO: Assad 'delusional and dangerous'

Monday, February 4th 2013, 12:11
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States

A former US ambassador to Syria and Israel told 5 live that Bashar Al Assad was getting more dangerous and "delusional".
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VIDEO: Assad: Israel 'destabilising' Syria

Monday, February 4th 2013, 1:07
related countries: Israel Israel

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad has accused Israel of trying to "destabilise" his country, in his first comments on last week's reported Israeli air strike in Syria.
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Assad: Israel destabilising Syria

Sunday, February 3rd 2013, 19:56
related countries: Israel Israel

Syria's embattled President Assad has accused Israel of trying to "destabilise" his country, in his first remarks on a reported Israeli air strike.
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Russia invites anti-Assad leader

Saturday, February 2nd 2013, 20:27
related countries: Germany Germany, Russia Russia

Syrian opposition leader Moaz al-Khatib is invited to Moscow during his first direct talks with Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov.
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Aid reaches Syria rebel-held area

Friday, February 1st 2013, 15:52

The UN refugee agency for the first time reaches a rebel-held area in northern Syria, saying 45,000 displaced people there live in "appalling" conditions.
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VIDEO: Peace envoy: 'Syria's Assad should go'

Friday, February 1st 2013, 14:28

Leaked comments from a UN security council briefing reveal peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi suggested President Assad must step down as part of any political transition.
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Iran 'steps up' Syria aid - Clinton

Friday, February 1st 2013, 5:32
related countries: Iran Iran, Israel Israel, Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Clinton

Departing US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warns that Iran and Russia are fuelling the conflict in Syria, as tensions rise over an alleged Israeli strike.
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US warns Syria over 'arms supply'

Thursday, January 31st 2013, 22:21
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Damascus

The US warns Syria not to transfer weapons to Hezbollah in neighbouring Lebanon, amid an international row over an Israeli strike in Syria.
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Russia concern at Israeli 'strike'

Thursday, January 31st 2013, 14:21
related countries: Israel Israel, Russia Russia

Russia expresses grave concern at an alleged Israeli air attack on Syria, amid reports that either a research facility or a weapons convoy had been targeted.
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Syria 'confirms' Israeli strike

Thursday, January 31st 2013, 6:18
related countries: Israel Israel, Lebanon Lebanon

Syria's military says Israeli jets carried out an air strike on its territory, but denies reports that a convoy of weapons bound for Lebanon was hit.
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Israelis 'attack Syria convoy'

Wednesday, January 30th 2013, 19:40
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli forces attack a convoy on the Syria-Lebanon border, unconfirmed reports say, amid fears that Syrian weaponry might fall into rebel hands.
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Donors pledge $1.5bn Syria aid

Wednesday, January 30th 2013, 16:18
related countries: Kuwait Kuwait

More than $1.5bn is pledged at a donors conference to help civilians affected by the conflict in Syria, as state media blame rebels for a massacre.
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VIDEO: The rebels building bombs for Syria

Wednesday, January 30th 2013, 6:46

As the civil war in Syria continues, home-made weapons are a key tool in the Free Syrian Army's campaign to try and oust President Bashar al-Assad.
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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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