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Envoy Brahimi talks peace with Assad

Wednesday, October 30th 2013, 15:11
related places: Damascus

UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi meets Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus to try to win backing for planned peace talks next month.
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AUDIO: Syrian civilians 'too weak to walk'

Wednesday, October 30th 2013, 10:27
related places: Damascus

Lyse Doucet reports from Moadamiya, the war-battered suburb of Damascus.
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VIDEO: Starved Syrians flee Damascus suburb

Tuesday, October 29th 2013, 22:34
related places: Damascus

The BBC's chief international correspondent witnesses a tide of Syrians fleeing a suburb which has been under siege for nine months.
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Starved Syrians flee Damascus suburb

Tuesday, October 29th 2013, 17:59
related places: Damascus

Thousands of desperate civilians flee a suburb of the Syrian capital Damascus that has been blockaded by government forces since March.
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VIDEO: Moment of escape from siege suburb

Tuesday, October 29th 2013, 15:33
related places: Damascus

Thousands of Syrian civilians have finally been allowed to leave the besieged Damascus suburb of Moadamiya.
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Polio outbreak in Syria confirmed

Tuesday, October 29th 2013, 12:19

World health officials confirm Syria's first outbreak of polio in 14 years, amid speculation that foreign groups fighting in Syria may have imported it.
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Two Syria chemical sites not visited

Monday, October 28th 2013, 15:45

Chemical weapons inspectors finish the first phase of their verification activities in Syria, but say two sites were not visited for security reasons.
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VIDEO: 'World's tallest man' weds fiancée

Monday, October 28th 2013, 15:01

After years of being unable to find love, the world's tallest man - according to Guinness World Records - ties the knot with his Syrian fiancée over the weekend.
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Syria submits arms destruction plan

Sunday, October 27th 2013, 15:34

Syria submits a plan for the destruction of its chemical weapons, as international inspectors try to complete visiting weapons sites.
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VIDEO: Syria inspection deadline looms

Sunday, October 27th 2013, 8:07

Weapons inspectors in Syria have until the end of Sunday to meet their deadline for visiting all of the chemical weapons sites declared by the the country's government.
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Syria: Kurds seize border crossing

Saturday, October 26th 2013, 19:26
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Kurdish fighters in north-eastern Syria seize control of an important border crossing with Iraq from Islamist rebel groups.
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Syria rebels doubt death report

Friday, October 25th 2013, 22:59

Syrian rebels cast doubt on claims that the head of the al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front, Abu Mohammed al-Jolani, has been killed in western Syria.
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Car bomb targets Syrian mosque

Friday, October 25th 2013, 22:22
related places: Damascus

At least 40 people, some of them children, have been killed in a car bomb blast outside a mosque in Syria's Damascus province, activists say.
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Syria: Polio epidemic fears grow

Friday, October 25th 2013, 12:13

The number of suspected cases of polio among children in Syria is believed to have risen sharply, with at least 22 people now thought to be suffering from the disease, health officials say.
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'Four killed' in Lebanon flare-up

Thursday, October 24th 2013, 13:29
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

At least four people are killed in the Lebanese city of Tripoli in fighting between supporters and opponents of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
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Syria 'releases female prisoners'

Thursday, October 24th 2013, 11:33

At least 61 female prisoners are released by the Syrian government in one of the final stages of a complex three-way hostage deal, reports say.
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Syria hit by blackouts after blast

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013, 23:26
related places: Damascus

An explosion near the airport in Syria's capital, Damascus, is followed by blackouts in the city and across the country.
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VIDEO: Starting a new life in Sweden

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013, 23:19
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Chris Morris visits a migrant processing centre in Sweden, which has taken in more asylum seekers from Syria than any other country in Europe.
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VIDEO: The long journey of a Syrian family

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013, 21:54
related countries: Austria Austria, Italy Italy
related places: Lampedusa, Vienna

The BBC's Matthew Price rejoins a Syrian refugee family after their long journey from the Italian island of Lampedusa to Vienna in search of a better life.
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Syria opposition urged to join talks

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013, 20:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Syria's moderate opposition should "commit itself fully" to planned peace talks, ministers from the Friends of Syria group of countries say.
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VIDEO: Syria opposition urged to join talks

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013, 18:11

Syria's moderate opposition should "commit itself fully" to planned peace talks, the Friends of Syria groups of countries have said.
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VIDEO: From middle class to hiding on trains

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013, 10:04
related countries: Austria Austria, Italy Italy
related places: Lampedusa, Vienna

The BBC's Matthew Price rejoins a Syrian refugee family after their long journey from the Italian island of Lampedusa to Vienna in search of a better life.
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VIDEO: Key Syria talks to open in London

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013, 5:52
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Arab and Western foreign ministers are to meet Syrian opposition officials in London in an effort to persuade them to attend upcoming peace talks.
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VIDEO: Migrant police 'increasing checks'

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013, 5:37
related countries: Germany Germany, Italy Italy

Bethany Bell follows four Syrian men who tried to make the journey from Italy to Germany, only to be sent back by border police.
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Rebel commander killed in Syria

Monday, October 21st 2013, 17:25

A senior rebel commander in southern Syria has been killed in fighting with government troops near the city of Deraa, activists and state media say.
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Syria: Polio outbreak fears

Monday, October 21st 2013, 8:35

Experts are concerned that polio may have made a return in war-torn Syria.
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VIDEO: The Syrian folk singer hot in the US

Monday, October 21st 2013, 0:57
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

Omar Souleyman's traditional folk makes waves in New York
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Deadly truck bomb rocks Syrian city

Sunday, October 20th 2013, 14:39

At least 30 people are killed by a suicide truck bombing targeting government troops on the edge of the central Syrian city of Hama.
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VIDEO: Inside Iraqi Kurdistan refugee camp

Sunday, October 20th 2013, 8:12
related countries: Iraq Iraq

An increasing number of Syrian Kurdish refugees are heading to Iraqi Kurdistan as fighting between Kurds and jihadist groups in northern Syria intensifies.
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Hostages freed in Lebanon swap deal

Sunday, October 20th 2013, 4:15
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Turkey Turkey

Nine Lebanese citizens kidnapped in Syria last year return home to Beirut, after a complex hostage deal sees two Turkish pilots released in Lebanon.
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UN calls for urgent Syria ceasefire

Saturday, October 19th 2013, 16:32
related places: Damascus

The UN's humanitarian chief calls for an immediate ceasefire in the Damascus suburb of Moadamiyah to allow for aid delivery and evacuations.
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Syrian soldiers 'killed in blast'

Saturday, October 19th 2013, 10:43
related places: Damascus

At least 16 Syrian soldiers have been killed in a suicide bombing and fighting that followed in a Damascus suburb, activists say.
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Lebanese hostages in Syria 'freed'

Saturday, October 19th 2013, 1:56
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Nine Lebanese Shia pilgrims held hostage in Syria since May 2012 have been freed, the Lebanese interior minister says.
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US warns Syria over 'mass hunger'

Saturday, October 19th 2013, 0:56
related countries: United States United States
related places: Damascus

The US urges the Syrian government to allow immediate aid convoys to starving civilians cut off for months in rebel-held suburbs of Damascus.
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VIDEO: A Syrian family's struggle to survive

Friday, October 18th 2013, 21:28

The deteriorating plight of civilians trapped in Syria's conflict has raised alarm among international aid agencies.
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Syrian intelligence chief killed

Friday, October 18th 2013, 15:12

A senior Military Intelligence officer, who activists said was close to President Bashar al-Assad, has been killed in eastern Syria.
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Egypt denies holding Syrian refugees

Friday, October 18th 2013, 11:22
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egypt has described as inaccurate an Amnesty International report that accuses it of unlawfully detaining hundreds of Syrian refugees.
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AUDIO: UK 'will give us a place to sleep'

Friday, October 18th 2013, 10:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

5 live's Lesley Ashmall speaks to Syrian refugees in Calais who are desperate to start a new life in Britain.
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Inspectors hail progress in Syria

Thursday, October 17th 2013, 17:05

Chemical weapons inspectors say they are making good progress in Syria, having completed nearly 50% of their work.
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Syrian refugees 'detained in Egypt'

Thursday, October 17th 2013, 10:35
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Syrian refugees fleeing to Egypt face unlawful detention, often in deplorable conditions, or deportation, Amnesty International says.
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VIDEO: Who is fighting who in Syria?

Thursday, October 17th 2013, 6:50

The BBC's Lina Sinjab takes a look at who is involved in the Syria conflict.
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Carnage as bus hits mine in Syria

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 19:48

At least 21 people were killed, including children, when a bus ran over an explosive device in Deraa, southern Syria, say activists.
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Syria's Christians 'flee conflict'

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 15:48

A senior Syrian Church leader says almost a third of the country's Christians have fled their homes - but insists the Christian community will survive.
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Abducted Turks in Lebanon video

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 21:19
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Turkey Turkey

Two Turkish pilots kidnapped in Lebanon in August apparently in connection with the Syria conflict appear in a video on Lebanese television.
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Starving Syrians 'can eat dogs'

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 15:09
related places: Damascus

A group of Muslim clerics in Syria issue a religious ruling permitting people living in besieged suburbs of Damascus to eat cats, dogs and donkeys.
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VIDEO: Bomb blast interrupts Syrian live TV

Monday, October 14th 2013, 18:54
related places: Damascus

Two bomb blasts interrupt a live television interview from Damascus. In northern Syria three of the kidnapped Red Cross workers and a local volunteer are freed.
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Arms team in Syria short-truce plea

Monday, October 14th 2013, 15:55

The head of the body tasked with destroying Syria's chemical arsenal tells the BBC fighting is hampering access to sites and calls for truces.
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Three Red Cross staff freed in Syria

Monday, October 14th 2013, 13:51

Three out of six kidnapped Red Cross members and a Syrian Red Crescent volunteer are freed in Syria, the ICRC says.
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Red Cross workers kidnapped in Syria

Sunday, October 13th 2013, 18:56

Seven Red Cross and Red Crescent workers have been kidnapped by gunmen in north-west Syria, the International Committee of the Red Cross says.
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Key Syria bloc rejects peace talks

Sunday, October 13th 2013, 14:43

The Syrian National Council, the biggest opposition coalition, says it will not take part in peace talks while Syrians are still suffering.
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VIDEO: Nobel prize for weapons monitors

Friday, October 11th 2013, 19:27

The 2013 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, which is currently involved in the destruction of poison gas stockpiles in Syria.
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Syria monitors win Nobel Peace Prize

Friday, October 11th 2013, 17:20

The OPCW, the body overseeing the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons arsenal, wins the Nobel Peace Prize.
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VIDEO: Syria to Lampedusa 'like a death trip'

Friday, October 11th 2013, 15:21
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Lampedusa

A mother-of-four has told the BBC's Matthew Price about her harrowing journey from Syria to Lampedusa, Italy, on a boat carrying migrants, which sank off the coast, with the loss of at least 300 lives.
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The Syrian air force deserter driven to escape the war

Friday, October 11th 2013, 14:16

How violence led Syrian security officer to fake his own death
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VIDEO: Syrian rebels 'executed families'

Friday, October 11th 2013, 11:16

The campaign group Human Rights Watch has accused Syrian Islamist rebel groups of carrying out war crimes during an offensive in August.
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Syria rebels 'executed civilians'

Friday, October 11th 2013, 10:32

Rebels in Syria killed as many as 190 civilians and seized more than 200 hostages during a military offensive in August, Human Rights Watch says.
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VIDEO: Syria monitors win Nobel Peace Prize

Friday, October 11th 2013, 9:33

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, the body overseeing destruction of Syria's chemical weapons, has won the Nobel Peace Prize.
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Chemicals watchdog urges Syria truce

Wednesday, October 9th 2013, 13:48

The global chemical weapons watchdog urges a ceasefire in Syria to enable it to meet deadlines for inspecting and destroying the stockpiles.
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Weapons watchdog to boost Syria team

Tuesday, October 8th 2013, 14:30

The global chemical weapons watchdog says it will send a second team of inspectors to boost its programme to destroy Syria's stockpile.
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US credits Syria over chemical arms

Monday, October 7th 2013, 4:46
related countries: United States United States

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government deserves credit for so far complying with a chemical weapons deal, the US secretary of state says.
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Syria chemical arms removal begins

Sunday, October 6th 2013, 20:37

The destruction of Syria's chemical weapons arsenal is under way, monitors from the OPCW international watchdog say.
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Assad 'views Germany as mediator'

Sunday, October 6th 2013, 4:50
related countries: Germany Germany

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad raises the possibility of Germany acting as a mediator to try to end his country's 30-month-long civil war.
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'Progress' on Syria inspections

Thursday, October 3rd 2013, 17:52

Chemical weapons experts have made "encouraging initial progress" in Syria, but questions remain to be answered, the UN says.
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UN in humanitarian call to Syria

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013, 18:19

The UN Security Council - speaking once again in a united voice - urges Syrian authorities to allow access amid a worsening humanitarian situation.
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Bulgarian refugee chief fired

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013, 16:41
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria

Bulgaria's refugee agency head is dismissed as the EU country struggles to cope with increasing numbers fleeing the conflict in Syria.
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Emmy success for BBC Syria coverage

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013, 10:40

BBC World News wins a prize for its coverage of the Syria conflict at the news and documentary Emmy awards in New York.
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