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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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UN urges Syria political transition

Wednesday, May 15th 2013, 23:17

The UN General Assembly calls for a political transition in Syria and condemns the Damascus government's use of heavy weapons.
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Rebels 'in assault on Aleppo prison'

Wednesday, May 15th 2013, 18:09
related places: Aleppo

Syrian rebel fighters launch an attack on Aleppo prison, and government forces respond with air raids and tank shells, reports say.
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VIDEO: Rebel fighters 'attack Syrian prison'

Wednesday, May 15th 2013, 17:44
related places: Aleppo

Rebel fighters have launched a massive assault on the prison in Syria's northern city of Aleppo, reports say.
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VIDEO: Syrian refugees now fleeing Turkey

Wednesday, May 15th 2013, 6:07
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Reyhanli

Hundreds of refugees who fled to Turkey to escape the conflict in Syria are turning back, following the detonation of two car bombs in the southern town of Reyhanli which left 46 people dead.
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Mother's agony as son joins Syria rebels

Wednesday, May 15th 2013, 5:18

Why have so many Tunisians joined the Syrian Islamists?
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Anger at Syria 'heart-eating video'

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 19:05
related countries: Israel Israel, Russia Russia

A video which appears to show a Syrian rebel eating the heart of a dead soldier is condemned by the opposition and Human Rights Watch.
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Tensions rise between Turks and Syrian refugees

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 0:07

Bombings drive wedge between Turks and Syria refugees
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VIDEO: UK and US to boost Syrian opposition

Monday, May 13th 2013, 23:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

The US and the UK say they will work to strengthen the moderate opposition in Syria and create a transitional body to replace President Bashar al-Assad.
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Turkish fighter crashes near Syria

Monday, May 13th 2013, 21:43
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The pilot of a Turkish F-16 fighter jet is found dead after the plane crashed near Turkey's border with Syria, reports say.
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VIDEO: Inside a town caught in the middle

Monday, May 13th 2013, 18:55
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Reyhanli

Tensions are rising between locals and Syrian refugees in the Turkish border town of Reyhanli, following deadly car bombs on Saturday.
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Pledge to bolster Syrian opposition

Monday, May 13th 2013, 18:41
related countries: Iran Iran, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Washington

The US and the UK say they will work to strengthen Syria's moderate opposition and create a transitional body to replace President Bashar al-Assad.
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The endless Syria conundrum

Sunday, May 12th 2013, 23:50

Cameron and Obama struggling to come up with answers
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Syria denies role in Turkey blasts

Sunday, May 12th 2013, 19:05
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Reyhanli

Syria says it was not behind two car bombs which claimed the lives of 46 people in the Turkish border town of Reyhanli on Saturday.
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Filipino UN peacekeepers released

Sunday, May 12th 2013, 9:07
related countries: Israel Israel

Four Filipino UN peacekeepers abducted while patrolling between Syria and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights are released, officials say.
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Turkey warns of response to bombing

Sunday, May 12th 2013, 8:58
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey warns it will take any necessary measure to protect itself after two car bombs exploded in a town on its border with Syria.
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Syria crisis: Israel prepares for the worst

Sunday, May 12th 2013, 0:15
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel takes action as tensions grow over Syria
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VIDEO: Blasts kill dozens in Turkish town

Saturday, May 11th 2013, 22:38
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Many people have been killed and dozens wounded in car bomb attacks in a Turkish town close to the Syrian border, the interior minister has said.
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Deadly blasts hit Turkey border town

Saturday, May 11th 2013, 21:30
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Reyhanli

Twin car bombs kill at least 43 people and injure at least 100 in the Turkish town of Reyhanli, near the Syrian border.
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Turkey says Syria used chemical arms

Saturday, May 11th 2013, 0:58
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he has evidence that Syria has used chemical weapons in the fight against rebel forces.
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Step up Syrian action, Cameron urges

Friday, May 10th 2013, 18:28
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Sochi

Prime Minister David Cameron says the international community must do more to "help shape" a transitional government in Syria after holding talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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Syrian women 'for sale' in Jordan

Friday, May 10th 2013, 6:56
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Syrian refugees resort to short-term paid marriages
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'No post-war role' for Syria's Assad

Thursday, May 9th 2013, 17:11
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State John Kerry says Syrian President Bashar al-Assad would have no role in a political settlement to Syria's conflict.
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Syria's unwinnable war

Thursday, May 9th 2013, 7:03

Syria's people lose in a war no-one knows how to end
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Ease Syria rebel arms sanctions - UK

Thursday, May 9th 2013, 3:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK government sets out the case for lifting or amending the EU arms embargo against the main Syrian opposition group, the National Coalition.
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Syria sarin row - an inconvenient outburst

Wednesday, May 8th 2013, 17:32

Mark Urban on response to claims of sarin use by Syrian rebels
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Envoy hails US-Russia deal on Syria

Wednesday, May 8th 2013, 16:42
related countries: United States United States

UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi hails a US-Russia accord to work together to end the conflict in Syria but warns it is "only a first step".
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No easy answers on Syria crisis

Wednesday, May 8th 2013, 16:12
related countries: United States United States

Questions remain despite US Russia accord
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Syrian internet back after blackout

Wednesday, May 8th 2013, 15:10

The internet in Syria appears to have returned after a blackout that lasted more than 19 hours.
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Syria 'cut off from the internet'

Wednesday, May 8th 2013, 10:08

Web traffic in Syria plunges to zero overnight, in what appears to be the second internet blackout in six months.
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Russia and US agree Syria conference

Tuesday, May 7th 2013, 22:54
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Moscow

Russia and the US say they have agreed to work towards holding an international conference to find a political solution to the conflict in Syria.
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UN peacekeepers seized in Golan

Tuesday, May 7th 2013, 17:32

Four Filipino UN peacekeepers are seized while patrolling the demilitarised area between Syria and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.
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Syria rebel sarin claim downplayed

Monday, May 6th 2013, 21:18

A UN inquiry seeks to distance itself from comments made by a member that there is evidence of the nerve gas sarin being used by Syrian rebels.
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Evidence Syria rebels 'used sarin'

Monday, May 6th 2013, 15:06

UN investigator Carla Del Ponte says there are strong suspicions Syrian rebels have used sarin nerve agent - her commission says it's not conclusive.
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Syria condemns Israeli air strikes

Sunday, May 5th 2013, 18:57
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel's air strikes on military targets in Syria show co-ordination between Israel and "terrorist groups", the Syrian foreign ministry says.
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VIDEO: Head 'torn off Assad father statue'

Sunday, May 5th 2013, 17:49

Amateur footage apparently showing a statue of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad's father being attacked has been posted online.
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Damascus 'hit by Israeli strikes'

Sunday, May 5th 2013, 11:16
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Damascus

Multiple explosions shake the suburbs of Damascus, with Syria accusing Israel of launching its second attack in two days.
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Israel planes strike inside Syria

Saturday, May 4th 2013, 19:32
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States

Israel launches an air strike against Syria, targeting weapons heading for Lebanon's Hezbollah, as the US reiterates it is unlikely to send troops.
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Obama foresees no US troops in Syria

Saturday, May 4th 2013, 2:33
related countries: United States United States

President Barack Obama says he does not envisage sending American troops to Syria, as US reports suggest Israel conducted an air strike there.
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'Dozens killed' in Syrian village

Friday, May 3rd 2013, 18:45

At least 40 people were killed by pro-government gunmen in north-west Syria on Thursday, activists say, prompting opposition claims of a "massacre".
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Syrian massacre allegations fuel sectarian sentiment

Friday, May 3rd 2013, 18:33

Massacre allegations fuel sectarian sentiment
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US considering arms for Syria rebels

Thursday, May 2nd 2013, 23:04
related countries: United States United States

For the first time a senior US official acknowledges the administration is thinking about arming Syria's rebels, amid allegations of a new massacre.
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Growing signs of Hezbollah role in Syria conflict

Wednesday, May 1st 2013, 13:45

BBC sees growing evidence of Hezbollah role in Syria conflict
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VIDEO: Obama takes cautious approach on Syria

Wednesday, May 1st 2013, 3:00

President Obama has said he will not be rushed to respond to Syria's apparent use of chemical weapons.
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Bearing witness to the Syrian conflict

Wednesday, May 1st 2013, 0:04
related countries: Argentina Argentina

An Argentine photographer's journey to Syria
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Hezbollah's Nasrallah in Syria pledge

Tuesday, April 30th 2013, 20:25
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, United States United States

The head of Lebanese militant group Hezbollah declares that Syria has real friends who will not let it fall to the US, Israel or Islamic extremists.
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VIDEO: Lebanon dragged into Syria conflict

Tuesday, April 30th 2013, 16:42

As the conflict in Syria drags on, pro-government fighters near the country's borders are turning for increasing support to their allies in neighbouring territories.
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Central Damascus 'hit by explosion'

Tuesday, April 30th 2013, 15:31
related places: Damascus

At least 13 people have been killed and many more injured by a powerful explosion in Syria's capital, Damascus, state media and activists say.
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Italian reporter disappears in Syria

Monday, April 29th 2013, 21:59
related countries: Italy Italy, Lebanon Lebanon

A war correspondent for Italy's La Stampa newspaper has been missing for 20 days since crossing into Syria from Lebanon, the paper says.
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Syrian PM survives car bomb attack

Monday, April 29th 2013, 15:26
related places: Damascus

Syrian Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi survives a car bomb attack in the capital, Damascus, in which several people are killed, state media say.
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Investigating Syria chemical weapon claims

Saturday, April 27th 2013, 11:42

Gordon Corera on the investigation into chemical weapons in Syria
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VIDEO: Syria chemical arms 'a game changer'

Saturday, April 27th 2013, 8:08
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama has vowed a "vigorous investigation" into reports that Syria has used chemical weapons, warning they will be a "game changer" for US policy if proven true.
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Cameron fears Iraq effect over Syria

Friday, April 26th 2013, 22:00
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Prime Minister David Cameron expresses concerns that international action in Syria may be being held back because of fears of a repeat of the Iraq war.
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VIDEO: Syria chemical evidence growing - UK

Friday, April 26th 2013, 21:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

There is "limited but growing" evidence that Syrian government troops have used chemical weapons, UK Prime Minister David Cameron says.
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Syria chemical arms 'a game changer'

Friday, April 26th 2013, 20:16
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama vows a "vigorous investigation" into reports Syria has used chemical arms, warning they will be a "game changer" if proven true.
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Syria chemical evidence growing - UK

Friday, April 26th 2013, 14:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

There is "limited but growing" evidence that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons, says British Prime Minister David Cameron.
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Covert help for Syria's rebels in Jordan

Friday, April 26th 2013, 7:18
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Evidence that Syrian rebels are receiving training in Jordan
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VIDEO: US suspects Syria of chemical attack

Friday, April 26th 2013, 6:18
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

US intelligence agencies believe "with varying degrees of confidence" that Syria has used chemical weapons against rebels, the White House has said.
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US suspects Syria of chemical attack

Thursday, April 25th 2013, 22:46
related countries: United States United States

US intelligence agencies believe "to some degree of varying confidence" that Syria has used chemical weapons against rebels, the White House says.
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VIDEO: Ancient Aleppo minaret destroyed

Thursday, April 25th 2013, 2:35
related places: Aleppo

The minaret of one of Syria's most famous mosques has been destroyed during clashes in the northern city of Aleppo.
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VIDEO: Syria government makes jihadist claim

Thursday, April 25th 2013, 0:26

Syria's deputy foreign minister has repeated the country's claim that the West is involved in an alliance with jihadists of al-Qaeda in the fight against President Assad's regime.
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