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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

Syrians in prison 'despite amnesty'

Friday, July 18th 2014, 16:34

Many activists in Syria remain in detention despite an amnesty declared last month, a group of 12 human rights and civil society groups says.
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The Belgian fathers who lost their sons in Syria

Friday, July 18th 2014, 9:58
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Pain of Belgian father who lost his son to Isis
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While Iraq burns, Isis takes advantage in Syria

Friday, July 18th 2014, 1:18

While Iraq burns, Isis takes advantage in Syria
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Assad sworn in for third Syria term

Wednesday, July 16th 2014, 11:05

Bashar al-Assad is sworn in for a third seven-year term as president of Syria, after an election last month that opponents dismissed as a "farce".
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UN authorises Syria aid convoys

Monday, July 14th 2014, 18:14

The UN Security Council unanimously adopts a resolution on Syria allowing aid convoys to go into rebel-held areas without government approval.
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VIDEO: Baby rescued from rubble in Aleppo

Friday, July 11th 2014, 23:47
related places: Aleppo

A two-month-old baby has been rescued from under rubble in the war-battered city of Aleppo in Syria.
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Seeking missing sons in Syria

Friday, July 11th 2014, 14:32

The Belgians trying to win their sons back from Isis
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VIDEO: Meet man hunting sons lost to Isis

Friday, July 11th 2014, 14:15
related countries: Belgium Belgium

The BBC's Duncan Crawford meets a parent headed to Syria to try to persuade his son to abandon the militant group Isis and go home to Belgium.
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The ancient sites targeted by high-tech guns

Wednesday, July 9th 2014, 23:30

How ancient treasures in Syria are being bombed to pieces
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France eyes anti-terror travel ban

Wednesday, July 9th 2014, 16:21
related countries: France France, Iraq Iraq

The French government proposes travels bans to stop citizens travelling to Syria and Iraq to fight alongside Islamist militants.
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Syria opposition elects new leader

Wednesday, July 9th 2014, 16:09
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Syria's main opposition alliance, the National Coalition, elects Hadi al-Bahra as its new president at a meeting in Turkey.
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VIDEO: UK sold sarin ingredients to Syria

Wednesday, July 9th 2014, 15:08
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK companies were the sole supplier to Syria of three important ingredients in the production of deadly nerve agent sarin, BBC Newsnight learns.
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UK sold sarin ingredients to Syria

Tuesday, July 8th 2014, 21:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK companies were the sole supplier to Syria of three important ingredients in the production of deadly nerve agent sarin, BBC Newsnight learns.
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US warns Europe over Syrian fighters

Tuesday, July 8th 2014, 20:43
related countries: United States United States

The US attorney general has called on European governments to be more aggressive preventing its own citizens from joining the fighting in Syria.
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British pair admit terror charges

Tuesday, July 8th 2014, 16:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two British men who travelled to Syria to join rebel fighters plead guilty at Woolwich Crown Court to preparing to carry out terrorist acts.
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UK doctor death not suicide - inmates

Tuesday, July 8th 2014, 7:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A UK doctor who was found dead in prison in Syria did not not kill himself as Syrian officials claim, two of his former inmates say.
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VIDEO: Syria UK doctor 'did not kill himself'

Monday, July 7th 2014, 21:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two men, who were in prison with a British doctor in Syria, have spoken for the first time about his death and have cast doubt on the official Syrian explanation.
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Rise in Ukrainians seeking EU asylum

Monday, July 7th 2014, 15:46
related countries: Eritrea Eritrea, Ukraine Ukraine

The EU reports a sudden rise in Ukrainian asylum seekers, though many more claims come from Syrian and Eritrean refugees.
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Britain expands Syria border aid

Saturday, July 5th 2014, 13:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cross

Cross-border aid operations into Syria are being boosted with more than £46m of aid from the UK, the International Development Secretary says.
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Jihadists' assets frozen by Treasury

Friday, July 4th 2014, 20:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cardiff

Two men from Cardiff who have joined a jihadists group in Syria have their assets frozen by the UK government.
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Briton in Syria calls UK 'pure evil'

Friday, July 4th 2014, 10:23
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British man who claims he has been fighting in Syria says he will not return until the "black flag of Islam" is flying over Buckingham Palace.
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VIDEO: The British trying to bring aid to Syria

Friday, July 4th 2014, 9:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British citizens have been warned by the government not to travel to Syria for any reason - but some are ignoring the warnings and going anyway.
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UK planned to train Syrian rebels

Thursday, July 3rd 2014, 21:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK drew up plans to train and equip a 100,000-strong Syrian rebel army to defeat President Bashar al-Assad, BBC Newsnight has learned.
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US woman 'tried to support Isis'

Thursday, July 3rd 2014, 1:52
related countries: United States United States
related places: Denver

A Denver woman was arrested for allegedly trying to provide support to Islamic State of Syria and the Levant (Isis), it has emerged.
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Syria chemical arms leave Italy

Thursday, July 3rd 2014, 0:38
related countries: Italy Italy, United States United States

A US ship carrying deadly material from Syria's chemical weapons programme leaves Italy in the final phases of the destruction of the arsenal.
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VIDEO: Syrian chemical weapons delivered

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 8:56

The process of destroying Syria's chemical weapons stockpile is to enter a new phase.
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UK police squeeze Syria aid convoys

Tuesday, July 1st 2014, 23:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK police suspicion squeezes Syria aid convoys
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Isis leader issues call to Muslims

Tuesday, July 1st 2014, 17:51
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The leader of the Isis jihadist group calls on Muslims to travel to Iraq and Syria to help build an Islamic state, in a new audio message.
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VIDEO: Isis bulldozes into 'Islamic state'

Monday, June 30th 2014, 12:45
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Jihadist militant group Isis has said it is establishing a caliphate, or Islamic state, on the territories it controls in Iraq and Syria.
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Isis rebels declare 'Islamic state'

Monday, June 30th 2014, 9:35
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Jihadist militant group Isis declares the establishment of a caliphate, or Islamic state, on the territories it controls in Iraq and Syria.
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Imams urge fighters to shun Syria

Friday, June 27th 2014, 15:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Imams from mosques around the UK use Friday prayers to urge young British men to avoid travelling to Syria to fight in the country's civil war.
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Obama seeks $500m for Syria rebels

Thursday, June 26th 2014, 20:41

President Barack Obama asks the US Congress for $500m (£294m) to train and equip what he described as "moderate" Syrian opposition forces.
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VIDEO: Assad 'responsible' for rise of Isis

Thursday, June 26th 2014, 17:11

Foreign Secretary William Hague says the Syrian regime are directly to blame for the rise of Islamist militant group Isis.
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Iraqi PM welcomes Syrian air strikes

Thursday, June 26th 2014, 14:50
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri Maliki tells the BBC he supports an air strike on Islamist militants at a border crossing between Iraq and Syria.
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VIDEO: 'Emergency Cinema' tells Syrian stories

Wednesday, June 25th 2014, 23:01
related places: Damascus

A group of filmmakers based in Damascus are gaining attention for their short videos about ordinary Syrians.
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VIDEO: Syrian refugees 'beaten in Lebanon'

Wednesday, June 25th 2014, 5:41
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Lebanon's policy has been to allow all Syrians refuge within the country, but the BBC has spoken to one man who says he was mistreated by the Lebanese army.
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UK teenager was 'radicalised by imam'

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 6:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The father of a Briton who travelled to Syria tells the BBC he believes his son was radicalised by an imam at a UK mosque.
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Israeli air strikes target Syria

Monday, June 23rd 2014, 16:53
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel says it has carried out air strikes against military targets in Syria, after a teenager was killed by firing from Syria in the occupied Golan Heights.
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Last of Syrian chemical arms removed

Monday, June 23rd 2014, 14:43

The last of Syria's declared chemical weapons have been shipped out of the country for destruction, the international watchdog OPCW says.
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Iraq 'loses western border control'

Monday, June 23rd 2014, 4:28
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Jordan Jordan

Iraq's government loses control of its western borders after Sunni militants seize crossings into Syria and Jordan, reports say.
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Tracking all Syria Britons 'impossible'

Monday, June 23rd 2014, 4:27

Security services will not be able to monitor all of the Britons who return to the country after fighting in Syria, a former MI6 counter-terrorism official says.
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Syria truce over 'desperate' camp

Sunday, June 22nd 2014, 22:14

The Syrian government and rebel groups reportedly agree a truce for Yarmouk refugee camp, where 18,000 are living in desperate conditions.
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UK Syria fighters a 'long-term threat'

Sunday, June 22nd 2014, 17:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Police in the UK will have to deal with the threat of British fighters returning from Syria for "many years", a senior Scotland Yard officer tells the BBC.
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Israeli teen 'killed by Syria fire'

Sunday, June 22nd 2014, 11:55
related countries: Israel Israel

A teenager becomes the first Israeli to be killed by firing from Syria in the occupied Golan Heights since the start of the Syria conflict, Israel says.
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VIDEO: Europe 'is safety' for Syrian refugees

Sunday, June 22nd 2014, 7:21
related countries: Italy Italy

Europe has seen an increasing number of refugees in recent months, with many coming across the Mediterranean from Africa and heading for Italy.
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Family 'heartbroken' by jihad video

Saturday, June 21st 2014, 17:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The father of a British man who has appeared in a video aimed at recruiting fighters for the Islamist militant group Isis says he is "heartbroken" his son left the UK to fight in Syria.
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VIDEO: Obama dismisses Syria arms 'fantasy'

Saturday, June 21st 2014, 7:40
related countries: United States United States

President Obama has dismissed the idea that supplying US arms to Syrian rebels would have toppled President Assad, calling it a "fantasy".
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MI5 focus on tracking Syria fighters

Friday, June 20th 2014, 21:41

Tracking British jihadists in Syria is now the top priority for MI5, as footage appears to show British men trying to recruit people to fight in Iraq.
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Car bomb 'kills dozens' in Syria

Friday, June 20th 2014, 13:08

A car bomb kills at least 34 people in a Syrian government-controlled village in central Hama province, state media say.
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'Abuses' by Kurdish rulers in Syria

Thursday, June 19th 2014, 15:08

Human Rights Watch says Kurdish authorities ruling parts of northern Syria have committed rights abuses including arbitrary arrests and beatings.
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Chemical use in Syria 'systematic'

Wednesday, June 18th 2014, 13:19

A team from the world's chemical weapons watchdog believes toxic chemicals such as chlorine are being used in a "systematic manner" in Syria.
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Defiance inside Damascus rebel suburb

Tuesday, June 17th 2014, 11:41
related places: Damascus

Finding defiance on both sides of the fight in Damascus
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Spain arrests eight in 'ISIS cell'

Monday, June 16th 2014, 15:29
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Spain Spain

Spanish police have detained eight people on suspicion of recruiting militants to fight in Syria and Iraq, officials say.
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VIDEO: 'ISIS cell' arrested at Spain apartment

Monday, June 16th 2014, 14:17
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Spain Spain

Tom Burridge reports on the arrest of eight people on suspicion of recruiting militants in Spain to fight in Syria and Iraq
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VIDEO: Orphan, and head of family, aged 10

Monday, June 16th 2014, 11:57
related places: Aleppo, Damascus

The BBC's Jeremy Bowen is the first western journalist to enter the government-held part of Aleppo by road from Damascus. He meets those left behind.
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Blair: 'We didn't cause Iraq crisis'

Sunday, June 15th 2014, 13:25
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Western inaction over Syria is behind the current insurgency in Iraq, says Tony Blair, but critics accuse the ex-PM of "washing his hands" over the crisis.
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VIDEO: 'Common approach for Iraq and Syria'

Thursday, June 12th 2014, 0:13
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has called for a core group of countries to work together to help Iraq and Syria resolve the conflicts in their countries.
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