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Lebanese city hit by deadly clashes

Sunday, December 1st 2013, 22:50
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

At least 10 people are killed in the Lebanese city of Tripoli in two days of fighting between supporters and opponents of Syria's President Assad.
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VIDEO: Syrian conflict impacts on nightlife

Sunday, December 1st 2013, 0:17

Ongoing violence may have forced some Syrians to change the way they go out and have fun - but others are refusing to give up their rich social life despite the dangers.
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US ship 'to destroy Syria chemicals'

Saturday, November 30th 2013, 11:48
related countries: United States United States

The organisation charged with overseeing the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons confirms some will be "neutralised" aboard a US Navy ship.
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VIDEO: Syria risks 'lost generation'

Friday, November 29th 2013, 17:31

UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres warns that Syria faces the risk of a "lost generation".
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Three killed near Damascus mosque

Friday, November 29th 2013, 15:57
related places: Damascus

A mortar round lands near the historic Umayyad Mosque in the Old City of Damascus, killing at least three people.
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Warning over Syria war's child cost

Friday, November 29th 2013, 5:06

The war in Syria is creating a generation of damaged refugee children, many of whom are forced to work to survive, a UN reports says.
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Plan to destroy Syria weapons at sea

Thursday, November 28th 2013, 19:01
related countries: United States United States

A plan has been drawn up to destroy Syria's chemical weapons at sea using a mobile plant on a US Navy auxiliary vessel, Newsnight understands.
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Syria opposition head to go to talks

Thursday, November 28th 2013, 10:42

Syria's main opposition leader says he will attend peace talks in Geneva in January, after the government confirms it will also go.
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VIDEO: On the road with Syrian aid group

Thursday, November 28th 2013, 6:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A small group of British Muslims are taking aid convoys overland to some of the most dangerous areas of Syria.
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Syrian government to attend talks

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 16:02

The Syrian government confirms its attendance at peace talks planned for January, but says it is not going to negotiate a handover of power.
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Al-Qaeda's brutal tactics in Syria forces out moderates

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 2:10

Al-Qaeda's brutal tactics in Syria forces out moderates
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FSA 'will fight during peace talks'

Tuesday, November 26th 2013, 15:28

The leader of the Western-backed rebel Free Syrian Army says that forces aligned to him will not join the peace conference in Geneva in January.
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Syrian women 'raped and tortured'

Tuesday, November 26th 2013, 9:04

Women in Syria are increasingly the targets of violent abuse and torture by government forces and armed groups, a report says.
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Geneva talks 'best chance' for Syria

Monday, November 25th 2013, 18:13
related countries: United States United States

Syrian peace talks planned for January are the "best opportunity" to form a transitional government, US Secretary of State John Kerry says.
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Syria peace talks set for January

Monday, November 25th 2013, 16:13

The United Nations announces that Syria's government and opposition will for the first time attend peace talks - in Geneva on 22 January.
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VIDEO: Syrians finding care in Israel

Monday, November 25th 2013, 5:41
related countries: Israel Israel

People wounded in Syria's civil war have been making the difficult and dangerous journey to Israel for treatment.
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The victims of Syria's war finding care in Israel

Monday, November 25th 2013, 0:21
related countries: Israel Israel

Inside the Israeli hospital quietly treating victims of the Syrian war
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Syria children 'targeted by snipers'

Sunday, November 24th 2013, 0:11

More than 11,000 children have died in Syria's civil war in nearly three years, including hundreds targeted by snipers, a new report says.
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Air strikes 'kill dozens' in Aleppo

Saturday, November 23rd 2013, 16:44
related places: Aleppo

Syrian government air strikes kill at least 40 people in and around the northern city of Aleppo, with "heavy civilian casualties", activists say.
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Syrian rebels form new Islamic Front

Friday, November 22nd 2013, 18:57

Seven leading Islamist rebel groups in Syria join forces in an effort to show a united front after weeks of major advances by government forces.
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UK fighter 'doing his duty' in Syria

Thursday, November 21st 2013, 0:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British man tells the BBC he is fighting in Syria for a group linked to al-Qaeda because it is his duty and Muslims are "being slaughtered".
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Chechens drawn south to fight against Syria's Assad

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 1:58

Chechens drawn to fight against Syria's Assad
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Syrian army captures town of Qara

Tuesday, November 19th 2013, 18:52
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

The Syrian army takes control of the strategically important town of Qara near the Lebanese border, officials and rebels say.
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Top Syrian rebel commander dies

Monday, November 18th 2013, 15:13
related places: Aleppo

A top Syrian rebel commander has died of wounds he sustained in a government air strike at a rebel-held air base near Aleppo on Thursday, reports say.
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Huge bomb hits Syria government site

Sunday, November 17th 2013, 21:49
related places: Damascus

A massive bomb attack on a Syrian government building near Damascus kills 31 people, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights activist group says.
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VIDEO: Syria weapons road map agreed

Saturday, November 16th 2013, 5:07

The global chemical weapons watchdog says it has adopted a detailed plan for the destruction of Syria's stockpile by mid-2014.
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Syria chemical arms plan adopted

Friday, November 15th 2013, 21:33

The global chemical weapons watchdog says it has now adopted a detailed plan for the destruction of Syria's stockpile by mid-2014.
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Albania shuns Syria chemical weapons

Friday, November 15th 2013, 20:49
related countries: Albania Albania

Albania will not allow the destruction of Syrian chemical weapons on its soil, the country's Prime Minister Edi Rama says.
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Anger in Albania over chemical arms

Friday, November 15th 2013, 16:10
related countries: Albania Albania
related places: Tirana

Unconfirmed reports that Albania may take in Syrian chemical weapons for disposal provoke angry protests in the capital Tirana.
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Syrian rebel 'beheaded by mistake'

Friday, November 15th 2013, 13:58

An al-Qaeda affiliated group in Syria has asked for forgiveness after beheading a fellow rebel in a case of mistaken identity, reports say.
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Damascus violence 'kills three'

Thursday, November 14th 2013, 16:18
related places: Damascus

Three people have been killed by bombs and mortar fire near the historic centre of the Syrian capital Damascus, state-run media report.
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Syria rebels in Aleppo call to arms

Wednesday, November 13th 2013, 20:11
related places: Aleppo

A jihadist rebel group affiliated to al-Qaeda joins calls for a mass mobilisation in the Syrian city of Aleppo to halt a government advance.
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Inside Syrian city run by al-Qaeda

Wednesday, November 13th 2013, 16:25

Activists forced to flee Syrian city after al-Qaeda takeover
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Syria Kurds plan transitional rule

Wednesday, November 13th 2013, 0:00

Syria's largest Kurdish party announces plans to form an transitional administration to run Kurdish-majority areas in the northeast.
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Fierce clashes south of Damascus

Tuesday, November 12th 2013, 18:15
related places: Damascus

There have been fierce clashes on the outskirts of Syria's capital, Damascus, as government forces continue their offensive on opposition-held areas.
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Sunni cleric shot dead in Lebanon

Tuesday, November 12th 2013, 13:46
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

A Lebanese Sunni Muslim cleric whose group is allied to Syria's government has been killed in the northern city of Tripoli, security sources say.
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VIDEO: Syria opposition talks to the BBC

Tuesday, November 12th 2013, 7:08

The leader of the Syrian National Coalition, Ahmad Jarba, tells the BBC's Lina Sinjab that his group aspires to a democratic Syria.
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Assad opponents agree talks position

Monday, November 11th 2013, 11:41

Syria's main opposition alliance, the National Coalition, says it will attend peace talks in Geneva, if a number of conditions are met.
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UN targets Syria polio outbreak

Friday, November 8th 2013, 17:13

A huge UN vaccination campaign against polio is under way across the Middle East after an outbreak in Syria, where fierce fighting is continuing.
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Syria ex-commander accuses UK and US

Friday, November 8th 2013, 16:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Western

A top rebel former commander in Syria says Western strategy is enabling President Assad to step up attacks with conventional weapons.
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Europe at 'polio risk' from Syria

Friday, November 8th 2013, 2:21

The outbreak of polio in Syria could lead to the disease re-emerging in Europe according to an article in the Lancet journal.
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Syrians grow numb to pain of war

Thursday, November 7th 2013, 17:30
related places: Damascus

Lyse Doucet on how Damascus copes with relentless conflict
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'Hundreds' of Britons fight in Syria

Thursday, November 7th 2013, 17:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The number of British Islamists who have gone to Syria to fight is in the "low hundreds", the head of domestic intelligence service MI5 says.
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Syria army retakes key rebel enclave

Thursday, November 7th 2013, 10:47
related places: Damascus

Syrian troops have retaken a major rebel enclave south of Damascus, state media say, as chemical weapons inspectors verify another site.
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VIDEO: Central Damascus hit by bombing

Wednesday, November 6th 2013, 23:30
related places: Damascus

In Syria, two bomb attacks, one in a busy square in Damascus, have claimed the lives of at least 15 people and injured many more.
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Deadly blast hits central Damascus

Wednesday, November 6th 2013, 22:31
related places: Damascus

Eight people are killed by am explosion blast in the Syrian capital Damascus, and another eight in a blast in the Druze town of Suweida, reports say.
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Syria peace conference delayed

Tuesday, November 5th 2013, 19:37

UN envoy Lakhdar Brahimi says a peace conference he had hoped to hold in Geneva this month on the Syria conflict has been delayed.
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VIDEO: 'Let Syrian people decide future'

Tuesday, November 5th 2013, 19:33

As world powers meet in Geneva to discuss possible Syria peace talks, the Syrian Presidential Advisor, Dr Bouthaina Shaaban, has rejected the opposition's demand that President Assad make it clear before the talks that he will step down during the tr
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Envoys in Syria peace talks summit

Tuesday, November 5th 2013, 18:47

Talks are held in Geneva between UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi and international diplomats to try to pave the way for a Syria peace conference.
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Iranian commander 'killed in Syria'

Tuesday, November 5th 2013, 11:46
related countries: Iran Iran

A funeral is held in south-eastern Iran for a Revolutionary Guards commander who was reportedly killed by rebel forces in Syria.
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VIDEO: Polio outbreak in Syria

Tuesday, November 5th 2013, 5:33

The World Health Organization has confirmed 10 cases of polio in Syria - the first outbreak in the country in 14 years.
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UN: 40% of Syrians need foreign aid

Tuesday, November 5th 2013, 1:46

Some 9.3 million people in Syria - or about 40% of the population - now need outside assistance, UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos says.
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Israel 'conducts Syria air strike'

Friday, November 1st 2013, 9:28
related countries: Israel Israel, Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Latakia

Israeli aircraft have carried out a strike near the Syrian coastal city of Latakia, apparently targeting Russian-made missiles, a US official says.
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Syria chemical equipment destroyed

Thursday, October 31st 2013, 23:42

Syria's declared equipment for producing, mixing and filling chemical weapons has been destroyed, the international watchdog OPCW says.
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VIDEO: BBC allowed onto Damascus front line

Thursday, October 31st 2013, 22:48

Syria's declared chemical weapons facilities have been destroyed, according to international inspectors.
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Polish hostage escapes from Syria

Thursday, October 31st 2013, 11:47
related countries: Poland Poland

A Polish photojournalist has escaped from kidnappers in Syria three months after his capture
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Syrians 'denied entry into Jordan'

Thursday, October 31st 2013, 8:00
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Hundreds of people fleeing the civil war in Syria are being turned back at the border with Jordan and other countries, says Amnesty International.
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Fears for 'trapped' Syrian civilians

Wednesday, October 30th 2013, 15:53
related places: Damascus

There are fears many civilians may still be trapped in a besieged Damascus suburb, despite thousands finally being allowed to leave.
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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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