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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.

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Syria: news

Grim determination in Assad Alawite heartland

Monday, September 24th 2012, 10:45

Lyse Doucet finds grief and defiance at Syrian Alawite funeral
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VIDEO: Suffering in Assad-supporting village

Sunday, September 23rd 2012, 18:50
related places: Latakia

While many of the casualties in the Syrian conflict are civilians, the region of Latakia in the west of the country is seeing more of its men die on the government's side.
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VIDEO: Syrian opposition denounces regime

Sunday, September 23rd 2012, 17:10

In Syria, a meeting of authorised opposition parties has called for the removal of President Bashar al-Assad's government and an immediate ceasefire.
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Opposition meeting in Damascus

Sunday, September 23rd 2012, 14:23
related places: Damascus

A rare meeting of Syrian opposition figures in the capital Damascus hears calls for the overthrow of President Bashar al-Assad.
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Rebel command 'moved into Syria'

Saturday, September 22nd 2012, 20:42
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The rebel Free Syrian Army announces it has moved its command centre from Turkey to "liberated areas" inside Syria.
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VIDEO: Syria: Aleppo assault continues

Saturday, September 22nd 2012, 18:15
related places: Aleppo

A government offensive against rebel districts in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo is reportedly continuing, with amateur video appearing to show the aftermath of an airstrike on the Al-Missar quarter.
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Lebanon's fears of a proxy war

Saturday, September 22nd 2012, 11:01
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Beirut

Syria's spreading conflict strikes fear in Beirut's glitzy malls
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Arab Spring brought chaos - Assad

Friday, September 21st 2012, 17:44
related countries: Egypt Egypt

President Bashar al-Assad of Syria is quoted by an Egyptian magazine as saying the Arab uprisings only brought chaos and the Syrian rebels cannot win.
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Syrian plane 'bombs petrol queue'

Thursday, September 20th 2012, 18:52

A Syrian warplane attacks a petrol station in the north-east of the country, killing at least 30 people and wounding dozens more, opposition activists say.
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Syrian helicopter 'clipped plane'

Thursday, September 20th 2012, 14:22
related places: Damascus

A Syrian helicopter reportedly crashes after clipping the tail of a plane and an air strike is said to have caused heavy casualties near a petrol station.
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'No military solution' in Syria

Thursday, September 20th 2012, 5:08

The UN secretary general says there may not be a military solution to Syria's conflict, though both sides seem intent on defeating the other by force.
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VIDEO: Syrian life amid violent conflict

Thursday, September 20th 2012, 1:46

Amnesty International has warned that the civilian population in many parts of Syria is in a desperate state, with the conflict in the country in its eighteenth month.
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School in a time of war

Thursday, September 20th 2012, 0:53
related places: Damascus

Damascus children return to their classrooms in war-torn city
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Heavy fighting in Damascus suburb

Wednesday, September 19th 2012, 18:34

Heavy fighting hits Syria's capital Damascus, as Amnesty International says government forces are "indiscriminately" bombing civilians.
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VIDEO: 'Business as usual' in Syrian capital

Wednesday, September 19th 2012, 17:34
related places: Damascus

The neighbourhood of Midan has long been the livliest and most popular in Damascus, and despite heavy shelling it is business as usual.
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UN adds to Syria war crimes list

Monday, September 17th 2012, 11:06

A UN commission investigating human rights abuses in Syria says it has drawn up a new secret list of Syrians and units suspected of war crimes.
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AUDIO: Blair call to 'ramp up' on Syria

Monday, September 17th 2012, 9:05

Tony Blair, former prime minister and currently Middle East "quartet" representative, said he would be advocating "ramping up where we are" in Syria.
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Aleppo's deadly aerial warfare

Monday, September 17th 2012, 4:00
related places: Aleppo

The BBC's Paul Wood sees the deadly assault on Syria's second city, Aleppo
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VIDEO: Jolie visits Syrian refugees in Iraq

Sunday, September 16th 2012, 21:03
related countries: Iraq Iraq

UN special envoy and actress Angelina Jolie has visited Syrian refugees in the Domiz camp in the northern Iraqi Kurdish province of Duhouk.
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Envoy's warning after Assad talks

Saturday, September 15th 2012, 12:09

Peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi warns the Syrian crisis presents a "threat to the world" after holding his first meeting with President Bashar al-Assad.
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Syria: Perilous history lessons

Saturday, September 15th 2012, 10:39

800 years of failed Syrian interventions
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Pope urges end to fundamentalism

Friday, September 14th 2012, 17:42
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Pope Benedict XVI urges religions to root out fundamentalism, as he visits Lebanon in the midst of anger over an anti-Islam film.
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New Syria envoy in Damascus talks

Friday, September 14th 2012, 11:47

The new UN-Arab League envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, is to meet an opposition group as his first mission to the war-torn country continues.
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VIDEO: Annan: Syria response 'shameful'

Friday, September 14th 2012, 6:11

The former UN and Arab League envoy to Syria, Kofi Annan, has described the international community's failure to find a solution to the the conflict in Syria as "shameful".
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Pope visits Lebanon torn by Syria crisis

Friday, September 14th 2012, 2:45
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Pope visits Lebanon torn by regional strife
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New Syria peace envoy in Damascus

Thursday, September 13th 2012, 21:12
related places: Damascus

The new UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi begins his first visit to Syria since his appointment, meeting the country's foreign minister.
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VIDEO: Anguish of a family caught in conflict

Tuesday, September 11th 2012, 15:47

Hundreds of thousands of civilians have fled the conflict in Syria and for those with injuries it is an especially difficult challenge to try and rebuild their lives.
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VIDEO: Angelina Jolie visits Syrian refugees

Tuesday, September 11th 2012, 15:44
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Actress Angelina Jolie visits a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan.
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AUDIO: Mood: Weapons are speaking in Syria

Tuesday, September 11th 2012, 12:32

Dialogue in Syria is further away than ever as weapons take centre stage, according to the man who headed up the UN monitoring mission there, General Mood.
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VIDEO: Syrians wed at refugee camp in Jordan

Monday, September 10th 2012, 20:25
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Life goes on in a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan as a traditional wedding takes place over the weekend.
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VIDEO: 'Why I defected from Syrian regime'

Monday, September 10th 2012, 19:42
related countries: France France

Key Syrian defector Gen Manaf Tlas has hinted that French secret agents helped him flee and accused the Syrian government of lying and being unwilling to reform.
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France 'helped Syria defector'

Monday, September 10th 2012, 19:13
related countries: France France

Manaf Tlas, a Syrian general who defected in July, hints that French intelligence agencies helped him escape.
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First Syria mission for Brahimi

Monday, September 10th 2012, 15:56
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

New UN-Arab League envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, begins his first mission with a visit to Cairo where he acknowledges the challenges he will face.
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Explosion in Aleppo 'kills 17'

Monday, September 10th 2012, 9:01
related places: Aleppo

At least 17 people are killed by a car bomb in the Syrian city of Aleppo, reports say, as new peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi begins a mission to the region.
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VIDEO: Syria resolution 'needs teeth'

Sunday, September 9th 2012, 18:10
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has dismissed a Russian proposal for a new UN Security Council resolution on Syria as pointless "without teeth".
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Syria resolution 'needs teeth'

Sunday, September 9th 2012, 7:59
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says a Russian plan for a UN Security Council resolution on Syria will be pointless without consequences.
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Fighting cuts Aleppo water supply

Saturday, September 8th 2012, 19:15
related places: Aleppo

About 100 people have died in violence across Syria, activists say, as large parts of the city of Aleppo are left without water.
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Syria rockets kill girl in Iraq

Saturday, September 8th 2012, 16:23
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Syrian rockets hit an Iraqi border town killing a young girl, in one of the the most serious spillovers of violence since the Syrian conflict began.
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VIDEO: Two bomb blasts strike Damascus

Friday, September 7th 2012, 21:09
related places: Damascus

Two bombs have struck the Syrian capital Damascus, according to state media and opposition activists.
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Two bomb blasts strike Damascus

Friday, September 7th 2012, 15:02
related places: Damascus

Two bombs strike the Syrian capital Damascus, the first killing at least five members of the security forces, reports say.
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Syrian army 'storms border town'

Thursday, September 6th 2012, 18:35
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Syrian soldiers have stormed Tal Shehab, a town on the Jordanian border which has been a crossing point for refugees, according to activists.
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Desperate plight of Syrian civilians

Thursday, September 6th 2012, 8:52
related places: Damascus

Desperate plight of civilians who fled to Damascus for safety
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Syria military 'bombards Aleppo'

Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 19:18
related places: Aleppo

Security forces shell several opposition-held districts in Syria's second city of Aleppo, leaving at least 19 people dead, activists say.
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Envoy warns UN on Syria conflict

Tuesday, September 4th 2012, 21:40

The new UN and Arab League envoy for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, says the death toll in the conflict is "staggering" and the destruction "catastrophic".
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Record flight of Syria refugees

Tuesday, September 4th 2012, 15:52
related places: Aleppo

The UN says more than 100,000 Syrians fled their country in August, as the head of the Red Cross discusses the aid crisis with President Assad.
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War artist captures life of Syrian town

Tuesday, September 4th 2012, 0:05

Broken tanks and bread queues - an artist paints war-ravaged town
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'Deadly strike' in Syria's Aleppo

Monday, September 3rd 2012, 18:27
related places: Aleppo

Activists report a deadly air strike in Aleppo province, as the new UN envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, tells the BBC his task is "nearly impossible".
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New UN envoy gloomy at Syria task

Monday, September 3rd 2012, 9:13

The new UN envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, describes his task as "nearly impossible", in comments to the BBC after taking up the post.
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VIDEO: New Syria envoy talks of worries

Monday, September 3rd 2012, 1:00

The new international envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, has given a pessimistic assessment of the task ahead of him.
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Blast in 'Damascus security area'

Sunday, September 2nd 2012, 11:56
related places: Damascus

An explosion is reported in an area of the Syrian capital Damascus which houses major military and security compounds.
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Jordan in Syria crisis aid plea

Sunday, September 2nd 2012, 1:49
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Jordan calls for international help to cope with the influx of refugees, as escalating fighting in Syria increases the number of fleeing civilians.
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Fighting rages at Syria air bases

Saturday, September 1st 2012, 16:54
related places: Aleppo

Fighting breaks out at several air bases in Syria, as new peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi formally takes up his post.
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VIDEO: 'Bloody stalemate' in Syria crisis

Saturday, September 1st 2012, 15:52

Rebels and regime forces have been battling for control of several air bases in Syria, as fighting also continued in key cities.
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Damascus Alawites stand firm behind Assad

Saturday, September 1st 2012, 7:37

Damascus Alawites standing firm behind beleaguered leader
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Syria refugee camp plea vexes UN

Friday, August 31st 2012, 3:28
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The UN Security Council discusses Turkey's demand for refugee camps inside Syria but admits the issue raises "serious questions".
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VIDEO: Egypt criticism prompts Syria walk-out

Thursday, August 30th 2012, 21:29
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Iran Iran, Israel Israel
related places: Tehran

Ban Ki-moon has criticised Iran's position on Israel and the Egyptian president, Mohammed Mursi, has attacked the Syrian government on the first day of the Non-Aligned Movement summit in Tehran.
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Syria walkout after Egypt attack

Thursday, August 30th 2012, 17:16
related countries: Iran Iran

Egypt's president Mohammed Mursi hits out at the "oppressive" Syrian regime at a summit in Iran, sparking a walkout by the Syrian delegation.
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