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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

VIDEO: Journalists destroy desk in TV row

Thursday, May 8th 2014, 9:19
related countries: Jordan Jordan

A Jordanian television discussion on the crisis on Syria has descended into chaos, with the participants destroying part of the set.
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Crucifixion from ancient Rome to modern Syria

Thursday, May 8th 2014, 0:30
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

Why is a Roman punishment in use in Syria today?
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Syria rebels evacuated from Homs

Wednesday, May 7th 2014, 20:44

Syrian rebels leave the last opposition-held enclaves in Homs, ending three years of resistance in the "capital of the revolution".
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VIDEO: Syrian rebels evacuated from Homs

Wednesday, May 7th 2014, 18:37

Paul Wood reports on the UN escorted evacuation from the city once dubbed the "capital of the revolution", Homs.
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Lebanon 'expels' Syria Palestinians

Tuesday, May 6th 2014, 15:06

Lebanon has been forcibly returning dozens of Palestinian refugees fleeing the conflict in Syria despite the dangers they face there, activists say.
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Syria opposition to open US mission

Monday, May 5th 2014, 22:08
related countries: United States United States

The US has said it will allow Syria's main opposition alliance, the National Coalition, to open a diplomatic mission in Washington.
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Syrian rebels 'to pull out of Homs'

Friday, May 2nd 2014, 13:57

Opposition fighters are to be allowed to withdraw from besieged parts of the Syrian city of Homs under a deal with the government, reports say.
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VIDEO: Video 'shows Aleppo bomb aftermath'

Friday, May 2nd 2014, 6:52
related places: Aleppo

Syrian activists say an airstrike on a busy market in a rebel-held district of Aleppo has killed at least 30 people.
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Deadly air strike on Aleppo market

Thursday, May 1st 2014, 18:03
related places: Aleppo

At least 33 people are killed in an air strike on a market in a rebel-held district of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, activists say.
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Children 'killed in Aleppo strike'

Wednesday, April 30th 2014, 19:42
related places: Aleppo

An air strike by Syrian government forces hits a school in Aleppo and kills at least 18 people, including 10 children, activists say.
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UK urges swift Syria chlorine probe

Wednesday, April 30th 2014, 14:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK has called on the global chemical weapons watchdog to carry out "with urgency" its investigation into the alleged use of chlorine in Syria.
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VIDEO: Students killed in Damascus attack

Tuesday, April 29th 2014, 15:42
related places: Damascus

At least 14 people have been killed and more than 80 wounded in a mortar attack on a technical institute in central Damascus.
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Syria blasts kill dozens in Homs

Tuesday, April 29th 2014, 14:15
related places: Damascus

At least 37 people are killed in explosions in the Syrian city of Homs, after at least 14 die in a mortar attack in Damascus, officials say.
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UN 'should ignore Syria aid curbs'

Tuesday, April 29th 2014, 4:19

A group of top legal experts urges the UN to ignore "arbitrary" government restrictions on delivering aid into Syria.
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VIDEO: Child pulled from barrel bomb debris

Monday, April 28th 2014, 12:11
related places: Aleppo

A BBC team has witnessed the devastating effects of air bombardment on Syrian civilians after gaining rare access to rebel-held areas of Aleppo.
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Aleppo gripped by barrel bomb fears

Monday, April 28th 2014, 10:08
related places: Aleppo

A BBC team witnesses the effects of barrel bombs on Syrian civilians after gaining rare access to rebel-held areas of the city of Aleppo.
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Syria 'still holds chemical weapons'

Sunday, April 27th 2014, 21:23

Syria still holds about 7.5% of its chemical weapons stocks at one site, an international envoy says, as a Sunday deadline to remove them passes.
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VIDEO: Syria 'still holds chemical weapons'

Sunday, April 27th 2014, 18:37

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons says Syria still has about 7.5% of its stockpile in the country despite it being the deadline for their removal on Sunday.
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Iraq hits 'jihadist convoy' in Syria

Sunday, April 27th 2014, 14:59
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraqi military helicopters destroy a convoy of fuel tankers inside Syria, alleging the lorries were heading into Iraq to supply jihadists.
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VIDEO: Syria weapons deadline looms

Sunday, April 27th 2014, 3:53

The Syrian government has until midnight on Sunday to hand over its remaining stocks of chemical weapons.
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Syrian election creates stark choices

Saturday, April 26th 2014, 11:06

To vote or not to vote in Syria's presidential election
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VIDEO: Syrian child: 'I must support siblings'

Friday, April 25th 2014, 21:48

An "overwhelming number" of Syrian refugees are sending their children onto the streets to beg, according to aid agencies.
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Maliki attacks Saudi 'interference'

Friday, April 25th 2014, 16:21
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Iraqi PM Nouri Maliki tells the BBC that Saudi Arabia has "clearly interfered" in Syria and in Iraq's internal affairs.
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Deadly air strike on Syria market

Thursday, April 24th 2014, 17:06
related places: Aleppo

A Syrian government air strike on a market in a rebel-held town in Aleppo kills more than 20 people, activist groups say.
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Police make Syria plea to UK women

Thursday, April 24th 2014, 14:08
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British counter-terrorism police chiefs make an unprecedented appeal to Muslim women to persuade their relatives against travelling to Syria to fight in the civil war.
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Ban blames all Syria sides over aid

Thursday, April 24th 2014, 3:02

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon accuses all parties in Syria's civil war of "flagrant violations" of international law over the delivery of aid.
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West criticises Syria election plan

Monday, April 21st 2014, 19:51

The Syrian government's plan to hold a presidential election on 3 June is a "parody of democracy" that could torpedo peace efforts, Western powers warn.
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Pope celebrates Easter Sunday Mass

Sunday, April 20th 2014, 11:46
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Pope Francis celebrates Easter in front of thousands in St Peter's Square, praying for peace in Syria and Ukraine and "an end to all war".
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VIDEO: Pope prays for Syria and Ukraine

Sunday, April 20th 2014, 10:50
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The pope has prayed for an end to conflicts around the world including in Syria and Ukraine, in his Easter address.
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Hostage reporters 'chained' in Syria

Sunday, April 20th 2014, 10:11
related countries: France France

Four French journalists who spent 10 months in captivity in Syria were chained to each other and kept in basements without light, one recounts.
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French hostages home from Syria

Sunday, April 20th 2014, 8:33
related countries: France France

Four French journalists released after 10 months in captivity in Syria arrive back in France.
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VIDEO: Syria-held French journalists freed

Sunday, April 20th 2014, 2:08
related countries: France France

Four French journalists held captive in Syria for almost a year have been freed.
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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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