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Syria-held French journalists freed

Saturday, April 19th 2014, 21:42
related countries: France France

Four French journalists held captive in Syria for months have been freed and are in "good health", says President Francois Hollande.
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British teenager killed in Syria

Friday, April 18th 2014, 16:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

An 18-year-old British man who was killed in Syria "died in battle" and was not a terrorist, his father tells the BBC.
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Bomb kills at least 14 in Syria

Friday, April 18th 2014, 15:49

At least 14 people are killed after a car bomb explodes in a government-controlled area of the besieged Syrian city of Homs.
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VIDEO: Anxious time for Syria's Christians

Friday, April 18th 2014, 5:23

Around the world Christians are marking Holy Week in the run up to Easter, but for Syria's Christians, it is also an anxious time as the country's war drags on into a fourth year.
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Fresh Syria gas attack alleged

Thursday, April 17th 2014, 15:40

Activists in Syria have published what they say is evidence of a chlorine gas attack by government forces - the fourth, they say, this month.
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Jordan 'targets vehicles from Syria'

Wednesday, April 16th 2014, 13:49
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Jordanian warplanes have targeted and destroyed several vehicles trying to cross the border from Syria, the Jordanian military says.
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Uplifting letters of hope sent to children of Syria

Wednesday, April 16th 2014, 0:10
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Somali refugee children's letters of hope to homeless Syrians
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Syria 'torture' photos shown to UN

Tuesday, April 15th 2014, 22:48

Members of the UN Security Council view graphic photographs of prisoners allegedly tortured by Syrian government forces.
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Syria: Report shows how foreign fighters use social media

Tuesday, April 15th 2014, 21:56

Report shows how foreign fighters in Syria are using social media
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Lebanese journalists killed in Syria

Tuesday, April 15th 2014, 15:03
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Funerals are to take place for three Lebanese journalists for the Hezbollah TV station al-Manar who were killed in Syria on Monday.
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Syria rebels driven from Maaloula

Monday, April 14th 2014, 16:06

Syrian government forces backed by Hezbollah fighters have driven Islamist rebels out of the ancient Christian town of Maaloula, state media say.
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Syria's Assad claims war advantage

Monday, April 14th 2014, 0:03

Syria's President Assad claims his government has gained the upper hand in the civil war which has raged for more than three years.
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Claims of new gas attack in Syria

Saturday, April 12th 2014, 15:15

Opposition groups accuse government forces of a poison gas attack on Kafr Zita village in Hama province but the government blames jihadists.
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VIDEO: Below deck of Syria chemical destroyer

Thursday, April 10th 2014, 21:51

Time is fast running out for Syria to hand over its chemical weapons stocks, the international body in charge of their destruction says.
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Race to destroy Syria chemical arms

Thursday, April 10th 2014, 18:03

Time is fast running out for Syria to hand over its chemical weapons stocks, the international body in charge of their destruction says.
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VIDEO: Homs double car bombing 'kills 25'

Thursday, April 10th 2014, 1:54

Two car bombs have exploded in the Syrian city of Homs, killing at least 25 people and wounding scores more, state news agency Sana says.
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Car bombings 'kill 25' in Homs

Wednesday, April 9th 2014, 18:34
related places: Damascus

Two car bombs kill at least 25 people in Homs, Syrian state media say, hours after government forces reportedly capture a key town.
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Syria 'main terror threat to UK'

Wednesday, April 9th 2014, 18:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The government's chief anti-terrorism official says Syria-related threats are now the number one challenge facing the UK security services.
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UN warns of effects of Syria drought

Tuesday, April 8th 2014, 15:59

The UN warns that a drought in Syria could lead to a record low wheat harvest at a time when food aid has been cut due to a lack of funds.
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Gunman kills Dutch priest in Syria

Monday, April 7th 2014, 16:20
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

An elderly Dutch priest who had become well known for refusing to leave the besieged Syrian city of Homs has been shot dead by a gunman.
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VIDEO: Riot in Jordan camp leaves one dead

Sunday, April 6th 2014, 16:55
related countries: Jordan Jordan

A Syrian refugee has died and many others have been wounded in a riot in the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan which is home to 106,000 people.
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Deadly clash in Syrian refugee camp

Sunday, April 6th 2014, 14:03
related countries: Jordan Jordan

At least one person is reported killed and dozens hurt in a riot at Jordan's Zaatari camp, home to some 106,000 refugees from Syria's war.
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'Million Syria refugees' in Lebanon

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 8:04
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

The number of refugees who have fled Syria and registered in Lebanon has surpassed the "devastating milestone" of one million, the UN says.
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Syrians fear permanent exile in Lebanon's camps

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 1:56
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Syrian refugees fear long wait in Lebanon's Palestinian camps
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VIDEO: Refugee: I'd live anywhere but here

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 0:23
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

BBC News meets some of the Syrian refugees inside the Sabra and Shatila camps in Lebanon.
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Freed journalists home from Syria

Sunday, March 30th 2014, 17:18
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Madrid

Two Spanish journalists taken hostage in Syria are welcomed home by their families in Madrid after being held for six months by Islamist militants.
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Spanish journalists freed in Syria

Sunday, March 30th 2014, 4:42
related countries: Spain Spain

Two Spanish journalists kidnapped in Syria six months ago by radical Islamist rebels have been released.
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Soldiers killed by Lebanon car bomb

Saturday, March 29th 2014, 19:58
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

A suicide car bomber attacks a Lebanese army checkpoint near the Syrian border, killing three soldiers and wounding four others, reports say.
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Obama seeks to smooth Saudi ties

Friday, March 28th 2014, 22:51
related countries: Iran Iran, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, United States United States

US President Barack Obama holds talks with Saudi King Abdullah to ease tensions over the Syria conflict and Iranian nuclear negotiations.
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VIDEO: Syrian refugee crisis deepens

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 22:31
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

A Syrian woman is in serious condition after setting herself on fire outside the UNHCR offices in Tripoli in Lebanon, after trying and failing to get food aid several times from the UN.
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'Vulnerable' Syrians arrive in UK

Tuesday, March 25th 2014, 15:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The first group of Syrian refugees arrives in the UK as part of a government scheme to take in some of the most vulnerable victims of the conflict.
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Turkey downs Syrian military jet

Sunday, March 23rd 2014, 20:07
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey shoots down a Syrian military jet it says violated its airspace, but Damascus condemns what it calls "blatant aggression".
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VIDEO: Beirut violence flares over Syria

Sunday, March 23rd 2014, 18:10
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Beirut

Supporters and opponents of the Syrian regime are involved in violent clashes in Beirut.
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Lebanon clashes flare over Syria

Sunday, March 23rd 2014, 9:24
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Beirut

Clashes flare in Lebanon's capital Beirut among supporters and opponents of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
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Crusader castle has Syria war scars

Saturday, March 22nd 2014, 9:24

Syrian government forces show reporters around the recently recaptured Crusader castle Krak des Chevaliers, where significant war damage is visible.
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Strategic prize for Syria government

Friday, March 21st 2014, 19:17

Loss of border town chokes off supply route for rebels
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Death toll climbs in Lebanon clashes

Friday, March 21st 2014, 15:10
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

At least four people have been killed in northern Lebanon, bringing to 21 the death toll in a week of clashes linked to the conflict in Syria.
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Jordan's 'forgotten' urban refugees from Syria

Friday, March 21st 2014, 12:52
related countries: Jordan Jordan

'Forgotten' plight of Syrians outside Jordan's refugee camps
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VIDEO: Flashmob for Syria refugee camp

Friday, March 21st 2014, 7:14

A flashmob has taken place in New York's Times Square to raise awareness about the conflict in Syria and the situation at the Yarmouk refugee camp
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'Half' Syria's chemical arms removed

Thursday, March 20th 2014, 16:06

Almost half of Syria's declared stockpile of chemical weapons has now been removed, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons says.
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VIDEO: Syria rebels 'free prison inmates'

Thursday, March 20th 2014, 3:36
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Rebel fighters have taken control of a jail outside the city of Daraa near the border with Jordan, according to Syrian activists.
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Israel attacks Syrian army sites

Wednesday, March 19th 2014, 16:55
related countries: Israel Israel

A Syrian soldier is killed in air strikes launched by Israel in retaliation for a bombing in the occupied Golan Heights, Syrian state media report.
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ISIS 'executed detainees' in Syria

Tuesday, March 18th 2014, 16:54

Jihadist rebels have carried out mass executions in Syria and the government has increased its use of indiscriminate weapons, UN rights investigators say.
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Golan blast wounds Israeli soldiers

Tuesday, March 18th 2014, 16:41
related countries: Israel Israel

Four Israeli soldiers have been wounded by a bomb explosion on the frontier between the occupied Golan Heights and Syria, Israel's military says.
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Between Iraq and a hard place

Monday, March 17th 2014, 1:07
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Damascus

Two Iraqi women who travelled to Syria for safety - and got trapped
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VIDEO: Syrians broadcast from Turkey

Monday, March 17th 2014, 0:09
related countries: Turkey Turkey, United States United States
related places: Istanbul

BBC reporter James Reynolds visits US-backed Watan FM radio, based in Istanbul, which helps exiled Syrians broadcast across the border into Syria.
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Syria 'recaptures rebel border town'

Sunday, March 16th 2014, 22:46
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Syria's military says it has recaptured Yabroud, the last major rebel stronghold near the Lebanese border.
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Syria's Kurds fight to keep out jihadists

Saturday, March 15th 2014, 13:28

Syria's Kurds fight to keep out encroaching jihadists
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Syria activists undeterred by death and disillusionment

Saturday, March 15th 2014, 1:04

Syria activists undeterred by death and disillusionment
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VIDEO: The war within a war in Syria

Friday, March 14th 2014, 21:49

The BBC's Jim Muir gained rare access to a new front in the Syrian civil war as Kurds in the north clash with Islamist extremists and other rebel groups.
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Time to honour Syria 'promises'

Friday, March 14th 2014, 8:52

The head of Syria's main opposition coalition tells the BBC international allies must honour what he says were promises to supply heavy weapons to the Free Syrian Army.
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VIDEO: 'Time to honour Syria promises'

Friday, March 14th 2014, 6:37

The head of the Syrian Opposition Coalition Ahmed Jarba, has said the time has come for the leading members of the Friends of Syria group to honour promises to supply heavy weapons to the free Syria army.
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VIDEO: Syria: Collective failure of century

Wednesday, March 12th 2014, 21:44

David Miliband has described the international response to the crisis in Syria as the "defining collective failure of this century".
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Banksy marks Syria third anniversary

Wednesday, March 12th 2014, 10:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Reclusive British street artist Banksy reworks one of his most celebrated pieces to mark the third anniversary of the ongoing conflict in Syria.
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VIDEO: Plight of Syria's refugee children

Tuesday, March 11th 2014, 21:06

The number of Syrian children in need has more than doubled in the past year to 5.5 million, according to the UN's children's charity, Unicef.
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Five million Syrian children in need

Tuesday, March 11th 2014, 12:59

The number of Syrian children in need has more than doubled in the past year to 5.5 million, the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) says.
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VIDEO: Kidnapped nuns released in Syria

Monday, March 10th 2014, 21:11
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Damascus

A group of Greek Orthodox nuns held for three months by rebels in Syria after being taken from their convent in Maaloula have arrived back in Damascus.
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Syria rebels free kidnapped nuns

Monday, March 10th 2014, 16:49
related countries: Greece Greece

A group of Greek Orthodox nuns held for three months by rebels in Syria after being taken from their convent in Maaloula arrive back in Damascus.
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Syria prisoner deal on a knife edge

Monday, March 10th 2014, 16:26

The man behind Syria's rare prisoner swap
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Assad forces 'starving' refugee camp

Monday, March 10th 2014, 0:06
related places: Damascus

Starvation of civilians is being used as a weapon of war by Syria, Amnesty International says, with 128 dying as a result in Yarmouk camp in Damascus.
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VIDEO: UN's food worries for Syrians

Sunday, March 9th 2014, 18:37

The World Food Programme says it has a serious funding shortfall for its work in Syria.
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Born a refugee: Syrian children of the camp

Sunday, March 9th 2014, 2:48

Syrian children of the camp
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Brotherhood 'terrorists', say Saudis

Friday, March 7th 2014, 19:03
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia designates the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organisation, along with two jihadist groups fighting with the Syrian rebels.
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Iran says Israel lying about rockets

Thursday, March 6th 2014, 12:12
related countries: Iran Iran, Israel Israel

Iran rejects as "failed lies" Israeli allegations that it was behind a shipment of Syrian-made rockets intended for Palestinian militants in Gaza.
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VIDEO: Truce breaks down in Yarmouk

Wednesday, March 5th 2014, 20:41
related places: Damascus

The BBC's Rami Ruhayem reports from the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp near Damascus, where food parcel distribution has halted because of fresh fighting.
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VIDEO: 'Scars of war' on Syrian streets

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 11:16
related places: Damascus

Rami Ruhayem reflects on the "scars of war" being etched on the streets of Damascus.
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Ex-al-Qaeda man warns over Syria

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 8:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

An ex-member of al-Qaeda says the UK government must be clear about why it has not intervened in Syria, or risk more Muslims being radicalised.
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Moazzam Begg remanded in custody

Saturday, March 1st 2014, 13:17

Former UK Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg has been remanded in custody after appearing in court charged with terrorism offences.
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Isis 'retreating' in northern Syria

Friday, February 28th 2014, 16:49
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Reports from northern Syria say the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis) is pulling back following an ultimatum from the Nusra Front.
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