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News: Syria

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

Heavy fighting in Damascus suburb

Wednesday, September 19th 2012, 18:34

Heavy fighting hits Syria's capital Damascus, as Amnesty International says government forces are "indiscriminately" bombing civilians.
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VIDEO: 'Business as usual' in Syrian capital

Wednesday, September 19th 2012, 17:34
related places: Damascus

The neighbourhood of Midan has long been the livliest and most popular in Damascus, and despite heavy shelling it is business as usual.
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UN adds to Syria war crimes list

Monday, September 17th 2012, 11:06

A UN commission investigating human rights abuses in Syria says it has drawn up a new secret list of Syrians and units suspected of war crimes.
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AUDIO: Blair call to 'ramp up' on Syria

Monday, September 17th 2012, 9:05

Tony Blair, former prime minister and currently Middle East "quartet" representative, said he would be advocating "ramping up where we are" in Syria.
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Aleppo's deadly aerial warfare

Monday, September 17th 2012, 4:00
related places: Aleppo

The BBC's Paul Wood sees the deadly assault on Syria's second city, Aleppo
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VIDEO: Jolie visits Syrian refugees in Iraq

Sunday, September 16th 2012, 21:03
related countries: Iraq Iraq

UN special envoy and actress Angelina Jolie has visited Syrian refugees in the Domiz camp in the northern Iraqi Kurdish province of Duhouk.
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Envoy's warning after Assad talks

Saturday, September 15th 2012, 12:09

Peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi warns the Syrian crisis presents a "threat to the world" after holding his first meeting with President Bashar al-Assad.
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Syria: Perilous history lessons

Saturday, September 15th 2012, 10:39

800 years of failed Syrian interventions
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Pope urges end to fundamentalism

Friday, September 14th 2012, 17:42
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Pope Benedict XVI urges religions to root out fundamentalism, as he visits Lebanon in the midst of anger over an anti-Islam film.
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New Syria envoy in Damascus talks

Friday, September 14th 2012, 11:47

The new UN-Arab League envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, is to meet an opposition group as his first mission to the war-torn country continues.
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VIDEO: Annan: Syria response 'shameful'

Friday, September 14th 2012, 6:11

The former UN and Arab League envoy to Syria, Kofi Annan, has described the international community's failure to find a solution to the the conflict in Syria as "shameful".
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Pope visits Lebanon torn by Syria crisis

Friday, September 14th 2012, 2:45
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Pope visits Lebanon torn by regional strife
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New Syria peace envoy in Damascus

Thursday, September 13th 2012, 21:12
related places: Damascus

The new UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi begins his first visit to Syria since his appointment, meeting the country's foreign minister.
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VIDEO: Anguish of a family caught in conflict

Tuesday, September 11th 2012, 15:47

Hundreds of thousands of civilians have fled the conflict in Syria and for those with injuries it is an especially difficult challenge to try and rebuild their lives.
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VIDEO: Angelina Jolie visits Syrian refugees

Tuesday, September 11th 2012, 15:44
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Actress Angelina Jolie visits a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan.
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AUDIO: Mood: Weapons are speaking in Syria

Tuesday, September 11th 2012, 12:32

Dialogue in Syria is further away than ever as weapons take centre stage, according to the man who headed up the UN monitoring mission there, General Mood.
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VIDEO: Syrians wed at refugee camp in Jordan

Monday, September 10th 2012, 20:25
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Life goes on in a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan as a traditional wedding takes place over the weekend.
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VIDEO: 'Why I defected from Syrian regime'

Monday, September 10th 2012, 19:42
related countries: France France

Key Syrian defector Gen Manaf Tlas has hinted that French secret agents helped him flee and accused the Syrian government of lying and being unwilling to reform.
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France 'helped Syria defector'

Monday, September 10th 2012, 19:13
related countries: France France

Manaf Tlas, a Syrian general who defected in July, hints that French intelligence agencies helped him escape.
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First Syria mission for Brahimi

Monday, September 10th 2012, 15:56
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

New UN-Arab League envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, begins his first mission with a visit to Cairo where he acknowledges the challenges he will face.
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Explosion in Aleppo 'kills 17'

Monday, September 10th 2012, 9:01
related places: Aleppo

At least 17 people are killed by a car bomb in the Syrian city of Aleppo, reports say, as new peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi begins a mission to the region.
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VIDEO: Syria resolution 'needs teeth'

Sunday, September 9th 2012, 18:10
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has dismissed a Russian proposal for a new UN Security Council resolution on Syria as pointless "without teeth".
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Syria resolution 'needs teeth'

Sunday, September 9th 2012, 7:59
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says a Russian plan for a UN Security Council resolution on Syria will be pointless without consequences.
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Fighting cuts Aleppo water supply

Saturday, September 8th 2012, 19:15
related places: Aleppo

About 100 people have died in violence across Syria, activists say, as large parts of the city of Aleppo are left without water.
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Syria rockets kill girl in Iraq

Saturday, September 8th 2012, 16:23
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Syrian rockets hit an Iraqi border town killing a young girl, in one of the the most serious spillovers of violence since the Syrian conflict began.
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VIDEO: Two bomb blasts strike Damascus

Friday, September 7th 2012, 21:09
related places: Damascus

Two bombs have struck the Syrian capital Damascus, according to state media and opposition activists.
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Two bomb blasts strike Damascus

Friday, September 7th 2012, 15:02
related places: Damascus

Two bombs strike the Syrian capital Damascus, the first killing at least five members of the security forces, reports say.
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Syrian army 'storms border town'

Thursday, September 6th 2012, 18:35
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Syrian soldiers have stormed Tal Shehab, a town on the Jordanian border which has been a crossing point for refugees, according to activists.
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Desperate plight of Syrian civilians

Thursday, September 6th 2012, 8:52
related places: Damascus

Desperate plight of civilians who fled to Damascus for safety
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Syria military 'bombards Aleppo'

Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 19:18
related places: Aleppo

Security forces shell several opposition-held districts in Syria's second city of Aleppo, leaving at least 19 people dead, activists say.
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Envoy warns UN on Syria conflict

Tuesday, September 4th 2012, 21:40

The new UN and Arab League envoy for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, says the death toll in the conflict is "staggering" and the destruction "catastrophic".
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Record flight of Syria refugees

Tuesday, September 4th 2012, 15:52
related places: Aleppo

The UN says more than 100,000 Syrians fled their country in August, as the head of the Red Cross discusses the aid crisis with President Assad.
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War artist captures life of Syrian town

Tuesday, September 4th 2012, 0:05

Broken tanks and bread queues - an artist paints war-ravaged town
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'Deadly strike' in Syria's Aleppo

Monday, September 3rd 2012, 18:27
related places: Aleppo

Activists report a deadly air strike in Aleppo province, as the new UN envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, tells the BBC his task is "nearly impossible".
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New UN envoy gloomy at Syria task

Monday, September 3rd 2012, 9:13

The new UN envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, describes his task as "nearly impossible", in comments to the BBC after taking up the post.
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VIDEO: New Syria envoy talks of worries

Monday, September 3rd 2012, 1:00

The new international envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, has given a pessimistic assessment of the task ahead of him.
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Blast in 'Damascus security area'

Sunday, September 2nd 2012, 11:56
related places: Damascus

An explosion is reported in an area of the Syrian capital Damascus which houses major military and security compounds.
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Jordan in Syria crisis aid plea

Sunday, September 2nd 2012, 1:49
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Jordan calls for international help to cope with the influx of refugees, as escalating fighting in Syria increases the number of fleeing civilians.
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Fighting rages at Syria air bases

Saturday, September 1st 2012, 16:54
related places: Aleppo

Fighting breaks out at several air bases in Syria, as new peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi formally takes up his post.
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VIDEO: 'Bloody stalemate' in Syria crisis

Saturday, September 1st 2012, 15:52

Rebels and regime forces have been battling for control of several air bases in Syria, as fighting also continued in key cities.
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Damascus Alawites stand firm behind Assad

Saturday, September 1st 2012, 7:37

Damascus Alawites standing firm behind beleaguered leader
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Syria refugee camp plea vexes UN

Friday, August 31st 2012, 3:28
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The UN Security Council discusses Turkey's demand for refugee camps inside Syria but admits the issue raises "serious questions".
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VIDEO: Egypt criticism prompts Syria walk-out

Thursday, August 30th 2012, 21:29
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Iran Iran, Israel Israel
related places: Tehran

Ban Ki-moon has criticised Iran's position on Israel and the Egyptian president, Mohammed Mursi, has attacked the Syrian government on the first day of the Non-Aligned Movement summit in Tehran.
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Syria walkout after Egypt attack

Thursday, August 30th 2012, 17:16
related countries: Iran Iran

Egypt's president Mohammed Mursi hits out at the "oppressive" Syrian regime at a summit in Iran, sparking a walkout by the Syrian delegation.
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Syria rebels 'down fighter jet'

Thursday, August 30th 2012, 15:59
related places: Idlib

Syrian rebels shoot down a government fighter jet in the north-western province of Idlib, unconfirmed reports say.
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Viewpoint: Syria set for drawn-out conflict

Thursday, August 30th 2012, 0:02

Syrian rivals dig in for long drawn-out battle
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Assad 'needs time to win battle'

Wednesday, August 29th 2012, 21:23

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said the military needs more time to "win the battle" against rebel forces, as fighting rages across the country.
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Deadly car bomb at Syria funeral

Wednesday, August 29th 2012, 6:19
related places: Damascus

Twelve people are killed by a car bomb at a funeral in the Jaramana suburb of the Syrian capital Damascus, state TV says.
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VIDEO: Syria helicopter down in Damascus

Monday, August 27th 2012, 21:45
related places: Damascus

Syrian state television has confirmed a military helicopter has come down in the capital, Damascus, with rebels from the Free Syrian Army claiming they shot it down.
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Syria helicopter down in Damascus

Monday, August 27th 2012, 17:00
related places: Damascus

A Syrian helicopter comes down in the capital Damascus, state television reports, with rebels claiming they shot it down.
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Syrian woman tells of 'forced TV confession'

Monday, August 27th 2012, 11:59

Ordeal of Syrian woman 'ordered to admit fabricating TV news'
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VIDEO: Syria government helicopter 'shot down'

Monday, August 27th 2012, 8:46
related places: Damascus

The BBC's Barbara Plett reports as armed rebels in Syria say they have shot down a military helicopter over the capital, Damascus.
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'Scores of bodies' found in Syria

Sunday, August 26th 2012, 16:22
related places: Damascus

Opposition activists say they found scores of bodies in a town near the Syrian capital where government forces carried out a "massacre".
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VIDEO: 'Scores of bodies' found in Syria

Sunday, August 26th 2012, 13:00
related places: Damascus

Opposition activists in Syria say scores of bodies have been found in a town near the capital Damascus, accusing government troops of a "massacre".
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Dust and memories of death

Sunday, August 26th 2012, 0:32

Syria's youngest refugees struggle with conflict memories
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Syria reporter's body flown home

Saturday, August 25th 2012, 13:16
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Aleppo

The body of Japanese reporter Mika Yamamoto, killed in the Syrian city of Aleppo, is repatriated, as three other journalists remain missing.
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