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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

VIDEO: Humanitarian help plea for Syria

Sunday, April 1st 2012, 1:13

Dr Bassma Kodmani from the Syrian National Council tells the BBC's Jonathan Head that ''concrete measures'' are needed to address the ''humanitarian crisis'' in Syria.
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Saturday, March 31st 2012, 8:52

The Syrian government says it will keep troops in residential areas of cities until "peace and security" prevail, after the UN urges their withdrawal.
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Syria 'must begin ceasefire now'

Friday, March 30th 2012, 15:57

The UN and Arab League envoy to Syria, Kofi Annan, expects the government to implement his peace plan immediately, his spokesman says.
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UK doubles aid to Syria opponents

Friday, March 30th 2012, 4:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK is doubling its non-military aid to opponents of President Bashar al-Assad's regime in Syria, Foreign Secretary William Hague says.
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Arab states back Syria peace plan

Thursday, March 29th 2012, 20:17
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Baghdad, Arab

Arab League states call for the immediate implementation of a plan to end a year of violence in Syria as Syria's president says he backs the plan.
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VIDEO: Syria to dominate Baghdad summit

Thursday, March 29th 2012, 12:44
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

Arab leaders have begun talks on a UN-backed peace plan for Syria at the first major international summit to be hosted by Iraq in decades.
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US brothers in arms join Syria fight

Thursday, March 29th 2012, 0:55
related countries: United States United States

How two Syrian-American brothers joined the anti-Assad rebels
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Syria clashes as Arab states meet

Wednesday, March 28th 2012, 17:04
related places: Damascus

Fighting continues in Syria as the Arab League meets over the crisis, with the government in Damascus rejecting co-operation with its peace moves.
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VIDEO: UN chief: Syria targets children

Wednesday, March 28th 2012, 15:56

Syrian authorities are systematically detaining and torturing children, the United Nations' human rights chief, Navi Pillay, has told the BBC.
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Syria forces 'targeting children'

Wednesday, March 28th 2012, 14:27
related places: Damascus

Syrian forces are detaining and torturing children in their crackdown on opposition activists, UN human rights chief Navi Pillay tells the BBC.
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Syria opposition unite behind SNC

Wednesday, March 28th 2012, 8:04

All but one of Syria's disparate opposition groups agree at a meeting in Istanbul to unite behind the Syrian National Council.
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'Scepticism' at Syria peace move

Wednesday, March 28th 2012, 4:00

Western powers react with scepticism to Syria's acceptance of UN envoy Kofi Annan's peace plan, as the UN says more than 9,000 have died in unrest.
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Syria government backs peace plan

Tuesday, March 27th 2012, 17:59

Syria's government agrees to accept the peace plan put forward by UN and Arab League envoy Kofi Annan, as the UN says the death toll has hit 9,000.
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VIDEO: Syria government backs peace plan

Tuesday, March 27th 2012, 15:38

Syria's government has agreed to accept the peace plan put forward by the United Nations and Arab League envoy, Kofi Annan, his spokesman has said.
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Annan asks China for Syria help

Tuesday, March 27th 2012, 10:37
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

UN-Arab League envoy to Syria Kofi Annan urges China to support his peace plan to end the unrest, as violence continues.
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Syria clashes spill into Lebanon

Tuesday, March 27th 2012, 10:22
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Clashes between Syrian security forces and armed rebels have spilled across the border with Lebanon, witnesses and Lebanese security officials say.
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Syria's opposition seeks to unite

Monday, March 26th 2012, 16:34
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Syria's divided opposition groups meet in Turkey to draw up a "national pact" to back efforts to unseat President Assad's government.
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VIDEO: Syrian American artist's vision

Monday, March 26th 2012, 4:24
related countries: United States United States

Syrian American artist Diana Al-Hadid tells BBC News how she is looking back at her roots and trying to reconnect with her own identity.
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VIDEO: Russia offers Annan support on Syria

Sunday, March 25th 2012, 19:43
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian President Dmitri Medvedev has offered full support for envoy Kofi Annan's peace mission in Syria, saying it may be the last chance to avoid a "prolonged and bloody civil war".
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Annan is 'last chance' for Syria

Sunday, March 25th 2012, 15:37
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev gives envoy Kofi Annan's mission full backing, saying it may be the "last chance" to avoid a long civil war.
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Ali Ferzat: Revolution redefines art in Syria

Sunday, March 25th 2012, 12:02

Syrian cartoonist on revolution, art - and taking a beating
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Peace bid as fighting grips Syria

Saturday, March 24th 2012, 18:55
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

The UN-Arab League envoy to Syria, Kofi Annan, arrives for talks in Moscow amid reports of 24 civilian deaths in continuing violence.
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Syria rebellion encroaches on Turkey

Saturday, March 24th 2012, 13:11
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey's Syrian refugees try to keep revolution alive
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VIDEO: 'Tanks shell houses' in Hama, Syria

Saturday, March 24th 2012, 5:37

An Syrian activist has described how "at least 19" government tanks have rolled into the city of Hama and "shelled houses".
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VIDEO: EU sanctions on Assad's wife

Friday, March 23rd 2012, 19:49

The EU has imposed travel sanctions and frozen the assets of President Assad's wife, his mother and his sister. Asma al-Assad is among 12 people added to the Syria sanctions list, which already includes her husband, as Jonny Dymond reports.
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EU slaps sanctions on Assad wife

Friday, March 23rd 2012, 17:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The EU imposes a travel ban and an asset freeze on Asma al-Assad, the British-born wife of Syrian leader Bashar, and other family members.
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VIDEO: Sanctions imposed on Assad wife

Friday, March 23rd 2012, 13:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

EU foreign ministers impose a travel ban and asset freeze on Asma al-Assad, UK-born wife of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad, and other family members.
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Syrian divisions reflected closely in Lebanon

Friday, March 23rd 2012, 6:33
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Syrian religious divisions reflected closely in Lebanon
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Attack on Syrian bus 'kills 10'

Thursday, March 22nd 2012, 20:18

Opposition groups in Syria say at least 10 civilians have died on a bus trying to flee to Turkey, with about 60 people killed throughout the country.
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US warns Syria over UN peace plan

Wednesday, March 21st 2012, 17:48
related countries: United States United States
related places: Damascus

The US warns Syria to comply with a UN-backed peace plan, as government tanks reportedly shell suburbs of Damascus
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Tanks 'shelling Damascus suburbs'

Wednesday, March 21st 2012, 15:54
related places: Damascus

Government tanks have shelled two suburbs of Syria's capital Damascus, opposition activists say, as the UN Security Council backs a peace plan.
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Russia criticises Syrian 'errors'

Tuesday, March 20th 2012, 19:52
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Damascus, Moscow

Syria's leadership is making "a lot of mistakes", says Russia, in a sign Moscow may be hardening its stance towards Damascus.
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Syria opposition accused of abuse

Tuesday, March 20th 2012, 12:52
related countries: United States United States

US campaign group Human Rights Watch says elements of Syria's armed opposition have carried out serious human rights abuses, including kidnapping, torture and execution.
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VIDEO: Amos: Need to help everyone in Syria

Tuesday, March 20th 2012, 1:58

The United Nations humanitarian chief, Baroness Valerie Amos, has called for unhindered access for humanitarian aid in Syria.
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VIDEO: Russia calls for Syria aid truce

Monday, March 19th 2012, 22:46
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia has joined the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in calling for a daily two-hour humanitarian ceasefire in Syria.
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Russia calls for Syria ceasefires

Monday, March 19th 2012, 21:00
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia calls for daily humanitarian ceasefires in Syria to allow aid into the areas worst affected by fighting, following a meeting with the Red Cross.
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Heavy fighting in Syria capital

Monday, March 19th 2012, 17:12
related places: Damascus

A firefight erupts in Damascus, one of the fiercest clashes in the Syrian capital since the year-long uprising against President Bashar al-Assad began.
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VIDEO: Nobel Laureate visits Syrian refugees

Monday, March 19th 2012, 1:31
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The Yemeni Nobel Peace Prize Winner Tawakul Karman has visited a refugee camp in Turkey for displaced Syrians.
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'Deadly car bomb' in Syrian city

Sunday, March 18th 2012, 17:52
related places: Aleppo, Damascus

A car bomb has exploded in the Syrian city of Aleppo, with reports of dead and injured, a day after two blasts in the capital Damascus.
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Why I'm risking my life to treat protesters

Sunday, March 18th 2012, 0:39

Why I'm risking my life to treat Syrian protesters
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'Deadly blasts' in Syrian capital

Saturday, March 17th 2012, 10:48
related places: Damascus

At least 27 people have been killed in two explosions in the Syrian capital Damascus, officials say, describing them as "terrorist attacks".
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Syria's Kurds undecided over future

Saturday, March 17th 2012, 0:53

Syria's Kurds unsure whether to join the uprising against Assad
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Annan seeks Syria monitor mission

Friday, March 16th 2012, 17:55
related places: Damascus

The UN and Arab League envoy on Syria, Kofi Annan, says he is sending a team to Damascus to discuss setting up a new international monitoring mission.
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Syria Turks urged to return home

Friday, March 16th 2012, 16:17
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey urges its citizens to leave Syria, citing serious security risks, as international envoy Kofi Annan briefs the UN about the latest peace moves.
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VIDEO: Syrian refugee exodus continues

Friday, March 16th 2012, 13:23
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Refugees from the conflict in Syria are continuing to flock into neighbouring Turkey.
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UN team to join Syria aid mission

Friday, March 16th 2012, 12:55

On the first anniversary of Syria's uprising against Bashar al-Assad's regime, the UN announces it will participate in a humanitarian mission this weekend.
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Assad father-in-law defends Homs

Friday, March 16th 2012, 11:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

The father-in-law of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad compares the Syrian army's actions in Homs to the UK police's response to the London riots.
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VIDEO: Pro-Assad rally in Syrian capital

Friday, March 16th 2012, 0:53
related places: Damascus

Thousands of Syrians gathered in the capital Damascus for a rally supporting leader President Bashar al-Assad.
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Syria and Libya: Two paths to freedom

Friday, March 16th 2012, 0:27
related countries: Libya Libya

Why have Syria and Libya's uprisings unfolded so differently?
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VIDEO: Syria's children: Stories of violence and torture

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 21:48

A year on from the start of protests in Syria, the south-eastern town of Deraa and its children are enduring symbols of the resistance against the government.
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Rights groups urge Syria unity

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 17:44
related countries: China China, Russia Russia

A coalition of 200 rights and aid groups urge Russia and China to back UN action against Syria, on the anniversary of the start of the uprising there.
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Syria's year of protest and insurrection

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 15:54

Syria's Bashar al-Assad survives at great cost
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VIDEO: Syrian forces 'pillage Homs homes'

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 12:57

Video filmed by a Syrian activist purports to show security forces helping themselves to property from homes in Homs.
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VIDEO: Syrian refugee exodus steps up

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 12:06

In the past 12 months, the UN says 8,000 people have been killed in Syria and more than 200,000 have been forced to flee their homes.
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VIDEO: A year of violence in Syria

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 5:07

The BBC's Jon Donnison looks back on a year of violence in Syria since the uprising against President Bashar Assad began.
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