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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: Learning to play in a refugee camp

Tuesday, August 21st 2012, 15:19
related countries: Jordan Jordan

The BBC's Shaimaa Khalil went to visit the Za'atari refugee in Jordan, where Syrian children have the chance to play again safe from the conflict at home.
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VIDEO: Japanese journalist killed in Syria

Tuesday, August 21st 2012, 15:05
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Aleppo

A Japanese journalist, Mika Yamamoto, has been killed in the conflict-torn Syrian city of Aleppo, Tokyo has confirmed.
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VIDEO: Inside Syria: Treating the wounded

Tuesday, August 21st 2012, 12:27

Medecins Sans Frontiers says it is currently the only international medical organisation working inside Syria to treat the wounded.
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Deadly clashes in north Lebanon

Tuesday, August 21st 2012, 10:28
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

At least three people are killed and 25 hurt in clashes in the Lebanese city of Tripoli between opponents and supporters of Syria's president.
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US warns Syria on chemical arms

Tuesday, August 21st 2012, 8:02

President Barack Obama says the use of chemical weapons by Syria would change his calculations on US military action in the conflict.
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Japan journalist killed in Syria

Tuesday, August 21st 2012, 3:15
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Aleppo

A Japanese journalist, Mika Yamamoto, has been killed reporting fighting in Aleppo, Syria, Japan's foreign ministry confirms.
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Syria fighting heightens fear in Damascus

Monday, August 20th 2012, 23:48
related places: Damascus

Damascus resident describes effect of fighting in Syrian capital
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UN observer mission in Syria ends

Monday, August 20th 2012, 8:59

The UN's observer mission in Syria formally comes to an end, days after it was decided to cancel it in response to mounting violence.
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Assad in rare public appearance

Sunday, August 19th 2012, 21:13

Bashar al-Assad makes his first appearance in a public place since a bomb attack last month, visiting a mosque to mark Eid al-Fitr.
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VIDEO: Kurds given taste of freedom in Syria

Sunday, August 19th 2012, 18:49

The conflict between rebel forces and those loyal to President Assad in Syria has resulted in the government loosening its grip on the Kurdish region in the North East of the country.
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Brahimi welcomed as Syria envoy

Saturday, August 18th 2012, 12:23
related countries: Algeria Algeria, Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Damascus

The US, Russia, Syria and others welcome the appointment of veteran Algerian diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi as the new international envoy to Damascus.
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Syrian crisis boosts Kurdish hopes

Saturday, August 18th 2012, 11:12

Syrian conflict raises hopes of minority
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Brahimi named new UN Syria envoy

Saturday, August 18th 2012, 4:51
related countries: Algeria Algeria

Algerian diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi takes over from Kofi Annan as the new international envoy for Syria, as fighting continued to rage in the main cities.
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Organisers of first Syria protest - where are they now?

Friday, August 17th 2012, 12:41
related places: Damascus

Where are the organisers of first Damascus demonstration now?
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Bodies 'found outside Damascus'

Friday, August 17th 2012, 10:23
related places: Damascus

At least 60 bodies have been found in a Damascus suburb, activists say, after what the opposition describes as a "massacre" by government forces.
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VIDEO: Syrian farmer 'to take on regime'

Friday, August 17th 2012, 6:39
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The BBC's Gabriel Gatehouse meets some of the Syrians who have fled to Turkey and yearn to return and take on the Syrian army.
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UN ends observer mission in Syria

Thursday, August 16th 2012, 21:02
related countries: France France

The United Nations has called an end to its military observer mission in Syria, days before its mandate was due to expire.
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Russia opposes UN exit from Syria

Thursday, August 16th 2012, 16:01

Russia's foreign ministry warns of "serious negative consequences" if the UN pulls out of Syria, as the UN prepares formally to end its mission.
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VIDEO: UN: Urgent need for aid in Syria

Thursday, August 16th 2012, 14:20

The United Nations says at least 2.5m people in Syria are in need of aid, as fears grow that the conflict is spilling across the border.
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Reuters hacked for third time

Thursday, August 16th 2012, 10:57

The news agency suffers its third breach in a month, as hackers continue their pro-Syria propaganda war on the site.
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VIDEO: 'Scores dead' after Azaz air strike

Thursday, August 16th 2012, 10:30

An air strike by Syrian warplanes on the northern town of Azaz leaves many dead, according to international monitoring team
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VIDEO: What next for UN's role in Syria?

Thursday, August 16th 2012, 7:19

The BBC's Barbara Plett reports on the UN's future role in Syria, as the UN Security Council prepares to meet to discuss the observer mission.
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VIDEO: Undercover in Syria's Kurdish region

Thursday, August 16th 2012, 5:55

After five days undercover, Orla Guerin reports from Syria's Kurdish region.
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Arab nations urge Lebanon exodus

Wednesday, August 15th 2012, 23:33
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Four Arab nations urge their citizens to leave Lebanon after a string of kidnappings raises fears that the Syrian conflict is spilling over.
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'Thirty dead' in Syria air strike

Wednesday, August 15th 2012, 18:24
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Syrian warplanes attack the northern town of Azaz, reportedly killing 30 people, and as tensions escalate in Lebanon, Saudi Arabia urges its citizens to leave.
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UN blames Syria for Houla deaths

Wednesday, August 15th 2012, 16:36

Syrian troops and militia were behind the Houla massacre of 108 people, the UN says, as dozens are reported killed in a government air raid on Azaz in the north.
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Central Damascus rocked by blast

Wednesday, August 15th 2012, 13:42
related places: Damascus

A large blast hits the centre of the Syrian capital Damascus near a hotel used by UN observers and gunbattles are reported in another key district.
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Iran trains Syrian militia - US

Wednesday, August 15th 2012, 6:13
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: Damascus, Tehran

The US accuses Iran of training a pro-regime militia in Syria, as a summit of Muslim countries is poised to suspend Damascus despite protests from Tehran.
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VIDEO: Syrian rebels accused of atrocities

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 21:38

Footage has emerged which appears to show Syrian rebels abusing captured pro-Assad forces.
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Syria regime collapsing - ex-PM

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 15:37

Syria's regime is collapsing "morally, financially and militarily" and controls just 30% of the country, says former PM Riad Hijab who defected to Jordan.
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VIDEO: Amos in Syria to discuss aid access

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 13:47

UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos is in Syria to discuss ways of getting aid to people caught up in the conflict, as the BBC's Kevin Connolly reports.
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China hosts aide to Syria's Assad

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 8:32
related countries: China China
related places: Aleppo, Damascus

A senior aide to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad has flown to China for talks, officials say, amid continuing violence in Damascus and Aleppo.
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Syria rebels 'shoot down plane'

Monday, August 13th 2012, 21:38

Syrian rebels produce footage of a man they claim is the captured pilot of a fighter jet that went down in the east of the country.
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Arab League postpones Syria talks

Sunday, August 12th 2012, 1:21
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Foreign ministers of the Arab League postpone a meeting on the Syrian crisis, officials say, as fighting in key cities continues.
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Filipinos caught up in Syria violence

Saturday, August 11th 2012, 23:51

Filipinos caught up in the violence glad to be home
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US steps up planning for Syria

Saturday, August 11th 2012, 21:31
related countries: Turkey Turkey, United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says a working group will be set up with Turkey to plan a joint response to the deepening Syrian crisis.
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Aleppo clashes spark refugee rise

Friday, August 10th 2012, 15:58
related places: Aleppo

Syrian civilians are fleeing the embattled city of Aleppo in increasing numbers, the UN says, amid a lull in fighting between rebels and government forces.
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UK to give Syria groups extra £5m

Friday, August 10th 2012, 14:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Foreign Secretary William Hague says the UK's commitment of an extra £5m in non-lethal equipment to opposition groups is "the right thing to do".
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Will Syria's Kurds benefit from the crisis?

Friday, August 10th 2012, 8:08

Syria's Kurds could benefit from political chaos
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Algerian 'to be UN Syria envoy'

Friday, August 10th 2012, 0:27
related countries: Algeria Algeria

Algerian diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi is expected to be named the new UN envoy for Syria, diplomats say, a week after the resignation of Kofi Annan.
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Syria rebels lose key Aleppo area

Thursday, August 9th 2012, 23:02
related places: Aleppo, Salah

Syria rebels say they have lost control of the Salah al-Din district in Aleppo, as UN diplomats name a possible successor to Kofi Annan.
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'New strikes' on Aleppo districts

Thursday, August 9th 2012, 11:30
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Aleppo

Several districts of the Syrian city of Aleppo are hit by fresh bombardments, activists say, as Iran prepares to host its summit on the crisis.
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Battle rages in key Syrian city

Wednesday, August 8th 2012, 17:15
related places: Aleppo

Fierce fighting is taking place in Syria's northern city of Aleppo, with government forces and rebels both claiming advances in a key district.
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VIDEO: Syria in 'real battle for Aleppo'

Wednesday, August 8th 2012, 17:01
related places: Aleppo

There are reports from both sides in Syria's conflict of further clashes in the northern city of Aleppo.
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Ex-Guards among Iranian hostages

Wednesday, August 8th 2012, 9:30
related countries: Iran Iran

The Iranian foreign minister says a group of 48 Iranians abducted by rebels in Syria include a number of retired Revolutionary Guards.
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'Bomb' images spark Syria alarm

Wednesday, August 8th 2012, 7:04
related places: Aleppo

Renewed fighting is reported in the Syrian city of Aleppo, as Amnesty International warns that satellite images show increased use of heavy weapons.
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Syria: Iran 'will protect axis'

Tuesday, August 7th 2012, 19:55
related places: Damascus

Iran's security chief tells Syria's president his country is part of a vital regional alliance that Tehran will not allow to be broken, during talks in Damascus.
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VIDEO: Syrian jihadis 'had English accents'

Tuesday, August 7th 2012, 19:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

As growing evidence suggests the presence of British islamic extremists in Syria.
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VIDEO: Syrians in 'tough' refugee camp

Tuesday, August 7th 2012, 9:02
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The BBC's Richard Galpin takes a look at some of the tough living conditions for thousands of Syrian people living in a refugee camp on the Turkish border.
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VIDEO: Syria 'crumbling' after PM's defection

Tuesday, August 7th 2012, 6:10

Western powers have said the defection of Syrian Prime Minister Riad Hijab is a sign that the regime of President Bashar al-Assad is crumbling.
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Syria 'crumbling' as PM defects

Monday, August 6th 2012, 21:56
related places: Aleppo

The defection of Syria's prime minister is a sign that the regime is crumbling, Western powers say, as fighting continues in the northern city of Aleppo.
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VIDEO: Reporting the conflict in Aleppo

Monday, August 6th 2012, 19:57
related places: Aleppo

Reporting the conflict in the Syrian city of Aleppo is proving very difficult for all broadcasters, but how are the main Arabic-language TV channels reporting on the fighting?
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Syria's prime minister defects

Monday, August 6th 2012, 17:10

Syrian Prime Minister Riad Hijab defects from President Bashar al-Assad's government, two months after he was appointed.
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'Bomb attack' on Syrian state TV

Monday, August 6th 2012, 10:04
related places: Damascus

An explosion reportedly wounds three people at the Syrian state TV building in Damascus, as Jordan says the Syrian prime minister has defected.
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VIDEO: Greek police arrest illegal immigrants

Monday, August 6th 2012, 4:12
related countries: Greece Greece

Greek police have arrested nearly 5,000 people in an operation against illegal immigration, amid fears that the fighting in Syria could lead to a new influx of refugees.
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Troops 'mass for Aleppo assault'

Sunday, August 5th 2012, 20:41
related places: Aleppo

More than 20,000 Syrian troops are said to be massing for a full-scale assault on Aleppo within days, as fighting rages for control of the city.
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