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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

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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Ancient Aleppo minaret destroyed

Wednesday, April 24th 2013, 15:34
related places: Aleppo

The minaret of Syria's famous 12th-Century Umayyad Mosque in the northern city of Aleppo is destroyed as rebels clash with government troops.
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Clashes for control of Syria airbase

Wednesday, April 24th 2013, 12:03
related places: Aleppo

Fierce fighting is taking place for the control of a military airbase near Aleppo, reports say, as a Syrian minister says his country is in a war against terrorism.
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AUDIO: Europeans 'radicalised in Syria'

Wednesday, April 24th 2013, 7:06
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Europe correspondent Duncan Crawford met one Belgian family who say their son has travelled to Syria to fight alongside rebels against Bashar al-Assad's regime.
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'Many Europeans' fighting in Syria

Wednesday, April 24th 2013, 3:45

Hundreds of Europeans are fighting with rebel forces in Syria - and could pose a threat when they return, says the EU's anti-terror chief.
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Syrian bishops' fate remains unclear

Wednesday, April 24th 2013, 2:01

Reports of the release of two bishops abducted by gunmen in a rebel-held area of northern Syria are denied by sources close to the pair.
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Israel general in Syria 'sarin' claim

Tuesday, April 23rd 2013, 16:19
related countries: Israel Israel

A senior Israeli military official says Syrian forces have used chemical weapons against rebels several times.
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Syrians live in fear as kidnappings increase

Tuesday, April 23rd 2013, 15:04

Fear of kidnap haunts Syria's war-torn streets
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Gunmen abduct bishops in Syria

Tuesday, April 23rd 2013, 7:07
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Aleppo

Militants in a rebel-held area of northern Syria abduct two bishops travelling from the Turkish border back to the city of Aleppo.
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VIDEO: 'More than 100 people' killed in Syria

Monday, April 22nd 2013, 23:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Damascus

British Foreign Secretary William Hague says he is "appalled" by reports that more than 100 people were killed by Syrian government forces in a suburb of the capital, Damascus.
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EU states ease Syria oil embargo

Monday, April 22nd 2013, 16:10

EU member states agree to ease an oil embargo on Syria to allow opponents of President Bashar al-Assad to sell crude.
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'Dozens killed' in Syria army attack

Monday, April 22nd 2013, 12:46
related places: Damascus

Syrian government troops killed at least 80 people - including women and children - while seizing a town near Damascus, opposition activists say.
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CBS Twitter accounts are hacked

Sunday, April 21st 2013, 6:55
related countries: United States United States

Twitter accounts for news programmes by US broadcaster CBS are hacked by a group proclaiming support for the Syrian government.
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US steps up aid to Syria opposition

Sunday, April 21st 2013, 3:51
related countries: United States United States

Secretary of State John Kerry steps up US aid to Syria's rebels and tells a Friends of Syria meeting there must be a peaceful transition in the country.
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The changing face of Syria's capital

Saturday, April 20th 2013, 23:06

How the face of Syria has changed since the unrest began
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Israel 'will act on Syria weapons'

Thursday, April 18th 2013, 14:38
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tells the BBC that Israel has a right to prevent weapons from falling into the wrong hands in Syria.
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Writer Colvin on Orwell shortlist

Thursday, April 18th 2013, 8:08

Journalist killed in Syria is shortlisted for Orwell Book Prize, which celebrates political writing.
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VIDEO: Israel 'will act on Syria weapons'

Thursday, April 18th 2013, 7:24
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has told the BBC that Israel has a right to prevent weapons from falling into the wrong hands in Syria.
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Assad: West to 'pay price' for Syria

Wednesday, April 17th 2013, 20:42

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says the West will pay a high price for what he describes as its support for al-Qaeda in his country's conflict.
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UN presses world to act over Syria

Tuesday, April 16th 2013, 7:39

The heads of five major UN agencies issue a rare joint appeal to the international community to do much more to end "cruelty and carnage" in Syria.
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UK fears Syria chemical weapon use

Monday, April 15th 2013, 16:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK is increasingly concerned there is evidence that chemical weapons have been used in Syria, Foreign Minister William Hague says.
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Syrian air strikes 'kill children'

Sunday, April 14th 2013, 20:40

At least 25 people, many of them children, have been killed in two Syrian government air strikes, activists say.
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VIDEO: Syrian boys who sparked a revolution

Saturday, April 13th 2013, 22:09

In an exclusive report, the BBC's Fergal Keane speaks to some of the children whose punishment for spraying anti-regime graffiti helped sparked the country's uprising.
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Italian journalists freed in Syria

Saturday, April 13th 2013, 14:00
related countries: Italy Italy

Four Italian journalists who were held hostage in Syria for nearly two weeks have been released, say officials in Italy.
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Syria urges UN action on jihadists

Thursday, April 11th 2013, 17:04

The Syrian government is calling on the UN Security Council to class the al-Nusra Front rebel group as having links with al-Qaeda.
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VIDEO: Syria attacks 'amount to war crimes'

Thursday, April 11th 2013, 13:23

The Syrian government has been accused of repeatedly carrying out indiscriminate and sometimes deliberate attacks on civilians, amounting to war crimes.
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Syria air strikes 'target civilians'

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 23:59

Syrian government forces are targeting civilians in opposition strongholds with air strikes, warns Human Rights Watch in a new report.
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Syrian rebels in al-Qaeda pledge

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 22:29

The leader of the al-Nusra Front, one of the main jihadist groups fighting in Syria, pledges allegiance to the chief of al-Qaeda.
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Syria 'top of agenda' at G8 meeting

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 9:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Foreign Secretary William Hague says the ongoing turmoil in Syria will be at the top of the agenda when G8 foreign ministers meet in London on Wednesday and Thursday.
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Syria's al-Nusra 'part of al-Qaeda'

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 9:05
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The leader of the Iraqi wing of al-Qaeda says his group will merge with al-Nusra Front in Syria under a new name.
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Syria 'death video' poses questions

Tuesday, April 9th 2013, 17:42

What really killed Syria's most famous sheikh?
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Syrian refugees in Lebanon fuel tensions

Tuesday, April 9th 2013, 8:11
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Tensions and hostility surround Syrian refugees in Lebanon
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US 'Syrian rebel' could be executed

Monday, April 8th 2013, 22:07
related countries: United States United States

An American accused of fighting alongside hardline Islamists against Syrian government forces could be executed, US prosecutors say.
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Syria opposes arms probe 'change'

Monday, April 8th 2013, 20:30

Syria rejects what it calls an attempt by the UN to broaden a probe into the alleged use of chemical weapons in the country's conflict.
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Damascus rocked by deadly car bomb

Monday, April 8th 2013, 13:58
related places: Damascus

At least 15 people are killed and 53 wounded as a car bomb explodes in a busy part of the Syrian capital Damascus, state media report.
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VIDEO: Ban Ki-moon on Syria's weapons

Monday, April 8th 2013, 9:45

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon gives a news conference at The Hague on the UN's investigation into the use of chemical weapons in Syria.
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Kerry warns Iran time is limited

Sunday, April 7th 2013, 21:47
related countries: Israel Israel, Turkey Turkey, United States United States

US Secretary of State John Kerry discusses Iran and ties with Israel on a visit to Turkey, before talks in the West Bank on Middle East peace.
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UN 'broke' as Syria funds run out

Friday, April 5th 2013, 16:59
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Unicef warns it will soon be unable to provide "life-saving" aid to Syrian refugees in Jordan and other countries as funding runs out.
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VIDEO: The child victims of Syria's civil war

Wednesday, April 3rd 2013, 15:44

The BBC's Caroline Hawley meets Isra, 9, who lost the use of her legs after she was hit by a sniper's bullet in Syria.
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Syrian 'air strike inside Lebanon'

Wednesday, April 3rd 2013, 13:05
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

A Syrian helicopter has crossed into Lebanon and fired two rockets near a town home to thousands of Syrian refugees, reports say.
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VIDEO: Syrian refugees: Lebanon struggles

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013, 10:44
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Lebanon is struggling to cope with the estimated 400,000 Syrian refugees that have crossed
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Syria suffers 'deadliest month'

Monday, April 1st 2013, 21:16

More than 6,000 people died in Syria in March during the deadliest month since protests against President Bashar al-Assad began two years ago, activists say.
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