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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

British Syria suicide bomber named

Wednesday, February 12th 2014, 19:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British man thought to have carried out a suicide bombing in Syria last week was 41-year-old Abdul Waheed Majid, the BBC learns.
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Syria crisis 'threatens free media'

Wednesday, February 12th 2014, 1:54

The Syrian conflict is endangering press freedom throughout the region, a study by Reporters Without Borders reports.
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VIDEO: UN concern for people in Homs

Wednesday, February 12th 2014, 0:07

The United Nations says it is "deeply concerned" about the fate of hundreds of men and boys who have been detained by the Syrian authorities after trying to escape from the besieged city of Homs.
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UN concerned about Homs detainees

Tuesday, February 11th 2014, 19:11

UN aid agencies say they are concerned about the safety of scores of men and boys detained by the Syrian authorities after fleeing Homs.
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'First UK suicide bomber' in Syria

Tuesday, February 11th 2014, 16:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Aleppo

UK officials believe a British man may have carried out a suicide bombing in Syria last week, in what would be the first such known attack by a Briton there.
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VIDEO: Fresh hopes for truce in Syria's Homs

Monday, February 10th 2014, 21:48

Fresh talks on a humanitarian truce are being negotiated in the Syrian city of Homs after hundreds of people were evacuated at the weekend, reports say.
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Evacuations resume in Syria's Homs

Monday, February 10th 2014, 18:57

Some 300 people are taken out of the Syrian city of Homs, the Red Crescent says, as a new three-day truce is agreed, and peace talks resume.
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More chemical weapons 'leave Syria'

Monday, February 10th 2014, 16:12

A third shipment of chemical weapons materials leaves Syria - with some destroyed inside the country - the global chemical weapons watchdog says.
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VIDEO: Desperate Syrians flee to UN vehicles

Monday, February 10th 2014, 4:37

More than 600 civilians have been evacuated from the rebel-held Old Quarter of the central Syrian city of Homs, state media report.
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'Hundreds' evacuated from Syria city

Sunday, February 9th 2014, 21:35

More than 600 civilians are reportedly evacuated from the rebel-held quarter of the Syrian city of Homs, despite mortar fire and shooting in the area.
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UN 'undeterred' by Homs aid attack

Sunday, February 9th 2014, 9:34

UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos says relief agencies will not be deterred by Saturday's attack on an aid convoy in the Syrian city of Homs.
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Aid convoy fired on in besieged Homs

Saturday, February 8th 2014, 21:07

An aid convoy bringing supplies into a besieged district of the Syrian city of Homs is trapped for several hours after coming under fire.
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First civilians evacuated from Homs

Friday, February 7th 2014, 20:19

The first civilians are evacuated from the besieged city of Homs in Syria, under a temporary ceasefire deal.
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Syrian 'deal' on Homs evacuations

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 20:29

The Syrian government says an agreement has been reached to allow "innocent civilians" to leave besieged areas of the city of Homs.
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Syria denies chemical weapons delay

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 16:20

Syria's deputy foreign minister says claims it is delaying the destruction of its chemical weapons stockpile are "absolutely unjustified".
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UN details abuse of Syria children

Wednesday, February 5th 2014, 13:09

A report shows children have endured "unspeakable and unacceptable" suffering during the conflict in Syria, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says.
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US condemns Aleppo barrel bomb raids

Wednesday, February 5th 2014, 6:08
related countries: United States United States
related places: Aleppo

The US secretary of state condemns the use of barrel bombs in the Syrian city of Aleppo, as forces loyal to President Assad step up attacks.
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VIDEO: Syrians flee barrel bomb attacks

Wednesday, February 5th 2014, 0:21
related countries: Russia Russia

The Syrian opposition has called on Russia to restrain the Syrian regime following the sustained use of barrel bombs in civilian areas.
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Syria 'to ship chemicals by March'

Tuesday, February 4th 2014, 16:48

Russia says Syria should ship all its chemical weapons abroad by March, and that the government will attend the next round of peace talks in Geneva.
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Al-Qaeda disavows ISIS in Syria

Monday, February 3rd 2014, 11:56
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Al-Qaeda insists it has no links the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), which has been locked in deadly clashes with rebels in Syria.
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VIDEO: Amateur video 'shows Aleppo attack'

Monday, February 3rd 2014, 2:44
related places: Aleppo

Syrian government forces have killed dozens of civilians in air raids in the northern city of Aleppo, activists say.
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Barrel bombs 'kill dozens' in Aleppo

Sunday, February 2nd 2014, 15:51
related places: Aleppo

Syrian government helicopters have dropped barrel bombs on the northern city of Aleppo, killing about 90 people, activists say.
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VIDEO: Syrian refugees' impact on Jordan

Saturday, February 1st 2014, 19:27
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Leana Hosea reports on the impact of Syrian refugees on neighbouring Jordan.
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US presses Russia on Syria weapons

Saturday, February 1st 2014, 5:05
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

The US asks Russia to press its ally Syria into speeding up the removal of chemical weapons, saying the slow progress in "unacceptable".
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The Syrian love affair across the lines

Saturday, February 1st 2014, 1:40

The doomed love affair of Syria's own Romeo and Juliet
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Syria talks end in recriminations

Friday, January 31st 2014, 21:19

Syrian rival delegations end a week-long peace conference in Geneva by trading insults, as no deal emerges on how to end the conflict.
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VIDEO: Snowy limbo for Syrian refugees

Friday, January 31st 2014, 17:06
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria

The BBC's Chris Morris reports from a former school in Bulgaria which has become home to Syrian refugees.
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Syria talks due to end in Geneva

Friday, January 31st 2014, 9:46
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland
related places: Geneva

The current round of peace talks on Syria is due to end in Switzerland later on Friday with little or no progress expected on core issues.
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VIDEO: Syrian refugees flock to Bulgaria

Friday, January 31st 2014, 6:19
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria, Turkey Turkey

More than 6,000 refugees from the war in Syria have arrived in Bulgaria over the past year, after crossing the border from Turkey.
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US 'concern' at Syria weapons delay

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 22:27
related countries: United States United States

The US says only 4% of Syria's declared chemical weapons has been surrendered and expresses concern at the lack of progress.
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Homes 'deliberately razed' in Syria

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 14:17

The Syrian authorities have "deliberately and unlawfully" demolished thousands of residential buildings, says Human Rights Watch.
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'Nothing substantive' from Syria talks

Wednesday, January 29th 2014, 23:22

UN mediator Lakhdar Brahimi says he doesn't expect to achieve "anything substantive" in the first round of Syria talks set to end on Friday.
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Syria talks take 'positive step'

Wednesday, January 29th 2014, 16:39

Syria's opposition has hailed as a "positive step" the government's willingness to discuss the Geneva Communique plan to end the conflict.
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VIDEO: Syrian refugees queue in Beirut

Wednesday, January 29th 2014, 16:04
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Beirut

The BBC's Jim Muir reports from Beirut in Lebanon where the number of Syrian refugees has now passed one million.
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UK 'to act with urgency' on Syrians

Wednesday, January 29th 2014, 15:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK will act with "the greatest urgency" in offering the "most needy people" in Syrian refugee camps a "home in our country", says David Cameron.
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VIDEO: How Germany houses Syrian refugees

Wednesday, January 29th 2014, 10:12
related countries: Germany Germany

Thousands of Syrians fleeing the civil war in their homeland have sought refuge in Germany, which has offered homes to more refugees than any other European country.
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Syria pressed on transition at talks

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 17:43

The Syria peace talks in Geneva adjourn early, as the opposition demands that the government address the question of a political transition.
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VIDEO: Will aid convoys be let into Homs?

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 6:39

The Syrian peace talks in Geneva are in deadlock over the divisive issue of transferring power to a transitional government.
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'Impasse' on Syria power transfer

Monday, January 27th 2014, 17:41

Syrian peace talks in Geneva are deadlocked over the issue of transferring power, the UN mediator says, but there is the "will" to continue.
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Homs deal at Syria peace talks

Sunday, January 26th 2014, 22:38

Syria will allow women and children to leave the besieged area of Homs "from now", UN mediator Lakhdar Brahimi says at the Geneva peace talks.
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Syria talks focus on prisoners issue

Sunday, January 26th 2014, 12:41

Syrian government and opposition delegations are discussing prisoner releases on their second day of face-to-face peace talks in Geneva.
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How to sweeten the Syrian peace pill

Saturday, January 25th 2014, 22:50

Bridget Kendall's guide to sweetening Syrian peace pill
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Humanitarian issues top Syria agenda

Saturday, January 25th 2014, 18:50

Humanitarian issues are top of the agenda in the first tentative meetings between the Syrian regime and opposition forces in Geneva.
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Britons back from Syria face arrest

Saturday, January 25th 2014, 14:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britons returning to the UK from Syria will be stopped at the border and could be arrested, a senior police chief says.
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Syria foes meet briefly face to face

Saturday, January 25th 2014, 10:33

Syria's opposition and government briefly meet face to face in Geneva for talks aimed at "saving Syria", but do not talk directly to each other.
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Syria regime 'may quit Geneva talks'

Friday, January 24th 2014, 17:03

Syria's foreign minister threatens to quit peace talks in Geneva, state media say, as both sides refuse to meet face-to-face.
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VIDEO: McCain and Pushkov clash over Syria

Friday, January 24th 2014, 16:19
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

US Senator John McCain has criticised Russia for supplying arms to the Assad regime in Syria but Russia's Alexei Pushkov said there had been foreign interference in Syria from the start.
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VIDEO: Syria regime threat to quit peace talks

Friday, January 24th 2014, 13:58

Syrian government officials threaten to quit peace talks if serious discussions do not begin in Geneva by Saturday.
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Full Syria talks begin in Geneva

Friday, January 24th 2014, 11:36

Syria's warring parties begin formal peace talks in Geneva, but they have decided to speak through a mediator rather than face-to-face.
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VIDEO: Peek inside UN ahead of Syria talks

Friday, January 24th 2014, 5:13

The BBC's Imogen Foulkes takes a look around the UN building where the first full day of peace talks between the Syrian government and rebels is due to take place.
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Montreux's moment

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 19:15

Lyse Doucet assesses the first stages of the Syrian peace talks
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UN seeks to bridge Syria divide

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 14:46

The UN mediator for Syrian peace talks, Lakhdar Brahimi, will hold separate talks with rival delegations to assess their willingness to meet together.
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PM 'open minded' on Syrian refugees

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 12:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Downing Street says David Cameron is "open minded" about the UK resettling Syrian refugees, amid signs he could be defeated in a Commons vote.
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Gulf over Assad blights Syria talks

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014, 21:48
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

The first day of a major Syrian peace conference in Switzerland ends amid bitter divisions over the future of President Bashar al-Assad.
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Bitter exchanges at Syria talks

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014, 18:24
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Syria's government and main political opposition trade bitter accusations on the first day of a major peace conference in Switzerland.
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