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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

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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Syrian author shares Pinter prize

Monday, October 8th 2012, 19:41

Samar Yazbek, whose latest book is an account of life in Syria during the uprising, will share the Pen Pinter prize with poet Carol Anne Duffy.
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VIDEO: 'Saudi weapons' found in Syria

Monday, October 8th 2012, 18:01
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

BBC News has uncovered evidence that weapons intended for the Saudi military have been diverted to Syrian rebels.
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Turkey responds to Syrian fire

Sunday, October 7th 2012, 19:32
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish artillery return fire after a Syrian mortar round lands in a border village and a car bomb kills a policeman at a police headquarters in Damascus.
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Turkey 'fires over Syrian border'

Sunday, October 7th 2012, 18:12
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey's military fires into Syria for a fourth straight day after a Syrian mortar landed near a Turkish village, local media say.
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Turkey 'in new Syria retaliation'

Friday, October 5th 2012, 18:18
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey's military returns fire after a Syrian mortar round again lands on Turkish soil, television channels say.
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Syria's Homs sees heavy shelling

Friday, October 5th 2012, 16:42

The Syrian city of Homs is subjected to the most severe bombardment in five months, amid continuing violence across the country, activists say.
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Anger and grief in Turkish border town

Friday, October 5th 2012, 16:14
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish border town comes to terms with deadly Syrian shelling
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UN condemns Syria's Turkey attack

Friday, October 5th 2012, 10:06
related countries: Russia Russia, Turkey Turkey

The UN condemns a Syrian mortar attack on a Turkish border town, after hours of talks to persuade Russia to agree to the wording.
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Turkey 'will not start Syria war'

Thursday, October 4th 2012, 23:09
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Ankara

Turkey's prime minister says his country has no intention of starting a war, as the UN condemns Syria for shelling a Turkish town.
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VIDEO: Turkey authorises military action

Thursday, October 4th 2012, 22:29
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The Turkish parliament has approved a government request to send troops across the border into Syria, after yesterday's mortar attack, in which five Turkish civilians were killed.
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Turkey approves action in Syria

Thursday, October 4th 2012, 17:33

Turkey's parliament authorises military operations inside Syria after the deadly shelling of a Turkish town, but Ankara insists it is not a mandate for war.
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Turkey renews strikes on Syria

Thursday, October 4th 2012, 11:41
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish artillery hits targets inside Syria in response to deadly cross-border shelling, with unconfirmed reports that Syrian troops have been killed.
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VIDEO: Annan: Syria crisis could 'explode'

Thursday, October 4th 2012, 6:51

Kofi Annan has told the BBC that the conflict in Syria could "inflame the whole region", and said that if the UN security council didn't work together, the situation would get much worse.
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Deadly blasts rip through Aleppo

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012, 17:46
related places: Aleppo

At least 34 people are killed and dozens wounded in a series of bomb explosions in the centre of Syria's second city, Aleppo.
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Hezbollah chief 'killed in Syria'

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012, 17:58
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

A senior military figure in the Lebanese Shia group Hezbollah is reported to have died in Syria, with rebels saying he was killed in an ambush.
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UN states 'aid terror in Syria'

Monday, October 1st 2012, 20:33
related countries: Turkey Turkey, United States United States

States such as the US and Turkey which back rebels in Syria are supporting terrorism, the country's Foreign Minister Walid Muallem tells the UN.
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Yemen troops 'studying in Syria'

Monday, October 1st 2012, 10:01

Yemen's defence ministry has denied that five soldiers reportedly being held by rebels in Syria were sent to fight alongside government forces.
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