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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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VIDEO: Arab tourists avoiding Turkey border

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 15:17
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Rajan Datar reports on the extent to which tourism in Turkey has been affected by the conflict in Syria.
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Syrian warplanes bomb rebel areas

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 14:56
related places: Damascus

Warplanes are bombing opposition strongholds in Damascus and the north, activists say, while a bomb explodes near a Shia shrine in the capital.
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Syrian general 'killed by rebels'

Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 18:20
related places: Damascus

A senior Syrian air force general has been shot dead by rebels in a suburb of the capital Damascus, state television reports.
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Jordan's jihadists drawn to Syria conflict

Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 0:01
related countries: Jordan Jordan

How Syria conflict is drawing in militant Islamists from Jordan
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VIDEO: Iraqi refugees flee Syrian conflict

Monday, October 29th 2012, 22:21
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

Many families that sought sanctuary in Syria are back in Baghdad after escaping for their lives a second time.
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Deadly car bombings rock Damascus

Monday, October 29th 2012, 15:57
related places: Damascus

Two car bombings in the Syrian capital Damascus kill at least 10 people, state media report, as a supposed ceasefire draws to an end.
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'Truce' hit by more Syria clashes

Saturday, October 27th 2012, 9:58

The Syrian government has heavily shelled several areas of the country, say activists, despite a UN-backed ceasefire for the festival of Eid al-Adha.
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VIDEO: Hezbollah accused of backing Assad

Saturday, October 27th 2012, 8:00
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, United States United States

The US has accused pro-Syrian groups in Lebanon - including Hezbollah - of providing training, advice, and logistical support to the Syrian military, raising fears that the conflict could spread beyond Syria's borders.
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VIDEO: Syrian parents find son in Cyprus

Saturday, October 27th 2012, 2:06
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus
related places: Damascus

A Syrian boy, feared to have been killed in the rubble of his shelled Damascus home in July, has been reunited with his parents, who had fled to seek asylum in Cyprus.
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Schooling Syria's refugee children

Saturday, October 27th 2012, 0:29
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Syrian exiles in Turkey set up schools for their children
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VIDEO: Bloodshed in Syria despite truce

Friday, October 26th 2012, 21:55
related places: Damascus

A temporary truce agreed by Government forces in Syria and rebels to mark a Muslim religious holiday has already been broken.
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Car bomb shatters Syrian truce

Friday, October 26th 2012, 21:10
related places: Damascus

A car bombing hits the Syrian capital Damascus, with reports of many casualties, shattering a ceasefire that came into force hours earlier.
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Fighting mars Syrian ceasefire

Friday, October 26th 2012, 14:42

A four-day ceasefire to mark the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha comes into effect in Syria, but fighting continues in several areas.
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Bosnian walks to Mecca via Syria

Friday, October 26th 2012, 10:47
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: Mecca

A Bosnian Muslim man walks thousands of kilometres to reach Saudi Arabia on a pilgrimage and thanks God for his safe passage through war-torn Syria.
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Lebanon's Hezbollah drawn into Syria conflict

Friday, October 26th 2012, 7:14
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Lebanon's Hezbollah increasingly drawn into Syrian fighting
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Syria army 'to observe ceasefire'

Thursday, October 25th 2012, 23:33
related places: Aleppo

Syria's army command says it will observe a four-day ceasefire from Friday at 0600 (0400 GMT), as rebels claim advances in the city of Aleppo.
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VIDEO: Syrian government backs ceasefire

Thursday, October 25th 2012, 15:36

The Syrian government has accepted a proposed four-day ceasefire to start on Friday.
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Secularism and Islamism compete among Syrian rebels

Thursday, October 25th 2012, 13:30

Growing discord between secular and Islamist rebels in Syria
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Syria 'to give truce decision'

Thursday, October 25th 2012, 11:05

Syria's government is expected to announce its decision on a ceasefire proposed for this weekend's Eid al-Adha holiday by UN envoy Lakhdar Brahimi.
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Assad 'agrees to Eid ceasefire'

Wednesday, October 24th 2012, 17:20

UN envoy Lakhdar Brahimi says the Syrian government and most rebel leaders agree to a ceasefire during the holiday of Eid al-Adha.
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Syrian rebels 'have US weapons'

Wednesday, October 24th 2012, 9:36
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

Anti-government rebels in Syria have acquired portable surface-to-air missiles, including US-made Stingers, a top Russian general says.
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Life in a rebel-controlled Syrian town at war

Wednesday, October 24th 2012, 0:01

Life and death in a rebel-controlled Syrian town
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Candidates spar on foreign policy

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012, 23:24
related countries: Libya Libya, United States United States

US President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney clash on Israel, Iran, the Arab Spring and China in the third and final presidential debate.
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VIDEO: Rare look inside Syrian rebel town

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012, 23:05

Newsnight's Tim Whewell travels to a northern Syrian town under the control of anti-Assad rebels to find out who they are and what they are fighting for.
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UN 'planning' Syria peacekeeping

Monday, October 22nd 2012, 21:22

The UN is making contingency plans for a Syria peacekeeping force in the event of a ceasefire there around a Muslim holiday beginning on Friday.
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Jordanian killed at Syrian border

Monday, October 22nd 2012, 14:13
related countries: Jordan Jordan

A Jordanian soldier has been killed on the border with Syria by militants attempting to join the fighting there, say Jordanian officials.
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VIDEO: Damascus car bomb 'kills several'

Sunday, October 21st 2012, 18:42
related places: Damascus

Syrian state media says several people have been killed in a car bomb explosion in a Christian area of the capital, Damascus.
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UN envoy meets Syria president

Sunday, October 21st 2012, 12:04

Peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi meets Syria's President Assad to discuss a temporary ceasefire, amid reports of several people killed in a bomb attack.
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VIDEO: The battle for control of Syria's media

Saturday, October 20th 2012, 23:09

BBC Monitoring's Mike Linstead explains how Syrian state TV is reporting the conflict - and how opposition activists are trying to put their side across.
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Emergency talks after Beirut bomb

Saturday, October 20th 2012, 13:03
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

The Lebanese cabinet meets for emergency talks a day after a powerful car bomb kills the head of internal intelligence and seven others.
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UN envoy opens Syrian truce talks

Saturday, October 20th 2012, 10:33

International peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi begins talks with the Syrian government on a ceasefire as fighting continues to rage.
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UN peace envoy lands in Damascus

Friday, October 19th 2012, 16:01
related places: Damascus

UN and Arab League peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi arrives in Damascus to press for a ceasefire in the Syrian conflict, amid continued fighting.
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Syrian air strikes on rebel towns

Thursday, October 18th 2012, 18:21

Air strikes on rebel strongholds in northern Syria kill dozens of people, activists say, leaving survivors digging through rubble to find bodies.
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Fears for 'disappeared' Syrians

Thursday, October 18th 2012, 10:29

Human rights groups in Syria say at least 28,000 people have disappeared after being abducted by soldiers or pro-government militia.
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Syrian opponents consider truce

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 20:34

The Syrian government and opposition indicate that they are willing to consider a ceasefire for Eid al-Adha proposed by the UN envoy, Lakhdar Brahimi.
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UN warns of jihadists in Syria

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 23:08

A UN commission on human rights abuses in Syria warns of the increasing risk of foreign Islamist militants radicalising an already volatile conflict.
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Man charged over Syria kidnapping

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 18:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Heathrow

A 26-year-old Briton arrested at Heathrow on suspicion of terrorism offences is charged with the kidnap of a UK photographer in Syria, police say.
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Syria rejects cluster bomb claims

Monday, October 15th 2012, 20:00

The Syrian army has dismissed as 'baseless' allegations by Human Rights Watch that it has been dropping cluster bombs on populated areas.
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Envoy appeals to Iran over Syria

Monday, October 15th 2012, 17:29
related countries: Iran Iran

UN envoy Lakhdar Brahimi appeals for Iranian help to implement a ceasefire in Syria over the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha.
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Syria bans Turkish civil flights

Sunday, October 14th 2012, 18:06
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Syria bans Turkish civilian flights over its territory, days after Turkey intercepted a Syrian plane reportedly carrying defence equipment.
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Turkey bans all Syrian flights

Sunday, October 14th 2012, 16:33
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey bans Syrian civilian flights over its territory, as tensions between the two countries have been further escalating.
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Syria 'cluster bomb use growing'

Sunday, October 14th 2012, 14:00

A leading human rights watchdog accuses the Syrian government of dropping cluster bombs on populated areas during its fight against rebels.
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UN Syria envoy holds Turkey talks

Saturday, October 13th 2012, 19:09
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Ankara, Damascus

The UN-Arab League envoy for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, has talks in Turkey amid rising tensions between Ankara and Damascus.
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Turkish town scarred by Syria conflict

Saturday, October 13th 2012, 0:10
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish town suffers fallout from Syrian conflict
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Russia-Syria plane had 'radar'

Friday, October 12th 2012, 22:01
related countries: Russia Russia, Turkey Turkey

Russia says the Syria-bound plane intercepted by Turkey was carrying a legal cargo of radar parts - not weapons for the Syrian war effort.
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Syria rebels 'take military base'

Friday, October 12th 2012, 15:21
related places: Aleppo

Syrian rebels have taken an air defence base from government forces near the embattled northern city of Aleppo, activists say.
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Turkey 'lying' over Syria plane

Friday, October 12th 2012, 10:09
related countries: Russia Russia, Turkey Turkey
related places: Ankara

Syria accuses Turkey of lying over its claim that a Syrian-bound plane forced to land in Ankara was carrying Russian-made defence equipment.
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Syria plane 'carried ammunition'

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 20:40
related countries: Russia Russia, Turkey Turkey

The Syrian plane forced to land in Turkey was carrying Russian-made equipment and ammunition for Syria's defence ministry, says Turkey's PM.
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Plane interception angers Russia

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 14:51
related countries: Russia Russia, Turkey Turkey
related places: Ankara

Moscow accuses Turkey of endangering Russian lives by using its military to force a Syria-bound passenger plane to land in Ankara.
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Plane interception angers Russia

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 13:40
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Ankara

Moscow accuses Turkey of endangering Russian lives by using its military to force a Syria-bound passenger plane to land in Ankara.
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VIDEO: Turkey intercepts Syrian plane

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 2:34
related countries: Turkey Turkey

A Syrian passenger plane has been allowed to take off from the Turkish capital, where it was forced down by Turkish fighter jets.
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Turkey intercepts Syrian plane

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 0:42
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Ankara

Turkish fighter jets force a Syrian passenger plane, suspected of carrying weapons, to land at Ankara airport amid tensions between the neighbours.
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Turkey steps up warning to Syria

Wednesday, October 10th 2012, 18:10

Turkey's top military commander warns Syria that it will respond with greater force if it continues its cross-border shelling.
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Terror suspects face kidnap probe

Wednesday, October 10th 2012, 16:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two Britons arrested at Heathrow Airport over terrorism offence claims face questions about the kidnap of a UK photographer in Syria, police confirm.
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VIDEO: Syria and Assad's last refuge?

Wednesday, October 10th 2012, 7:07

The death toll from the conflict in Syria has now passed 32,000, according to Syrian activists' estimates, but one region of the country remains largely untouched by the violence.
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Viewpoint: Echoes of Spanish civil war in Syria

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 16:30
related countries: Spain Spain

Echoes of Spain's civil war in Syria
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Syria intelligence complex bombed

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 11:53
related places: Damascus

Syrian rebels carry out a bomb attack on an intelligence agency complex in Damascus, with one activist group saying dozens of people were killed.
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'Saudi weapons' found in Syria

Monday, October 8th 2012, 20:06
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: Aleppo

The BBC finds evidence that appears to suggest that weapons intended for the Saudi military have been diverted to Syrian rebels in Aleppo.
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