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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

ISIS 'kills 7 children' in Syria

Friday, June 6th 2014, 0:26

Seven children were among 15 civilians summarily killed by jihadist rebels in a feud with Kurds in the north, Amnesty International says.
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Syria's Bashar al-Assad re-elected

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 9:00

President Bashar al-Assad has won a third term in office after securing 88.7% of votes cast in Syria's election, the parliamentary speaker says.
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VIDEO: Syria votes in presidential election

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 22:18

Presidential elections have been held in government-controlled areas of Syria.
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Syria votes in contentious election

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 21:29

Government-held areas of Syria have held a presidential election, which critics of the government have dismissed as a farce.
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Syrian exiles resigned to Assad reality

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 11:47

Exiled Assad opponents prepare for lifetime struggle
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VIDEO: Ballot boxes in a blasted landscape?

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 6:51

Syrians are due to head to the polls in a presidential election, despite the country's ongoing civil war.
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France arrests Syria jihad suspects

Monday, June 2nd 2014, 9:24
related countries: Belgium Belgium, France France
related places: Four

Four people are held in France on suspicion of recruiting militants to fight in Syria, after the arrest of a man over murders at Brussels' Jewish Museum.
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In pictures: War artist George Butler with Syrian refugees

Monday, June 2nd 2014, 1:16

War artist George Butler on the subject of Syrian refugees
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US man was Syria suicide bomber

Saturday, May 31st 2014, 0:52
related countries: United States United States

A US man carried out a suicide bombing in Syria, in what is thought to be the first such attack by an American citizen, the state department confirms.
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Syrian exiles in Lebanon voting frenzy

Friday, May 30th 2014, 12:12
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Beirut

Chaos as Syrian voters in Beirut face more than one choice
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Aleppo barrel bomb toll nears 2,000

Friday, May 30th 2014, 11:11
related places: Aleppo

Almost 2,000 people have been killed by Syrian government air attacks in the northern city of Aleppo so far this year, activists say.
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Syria refugees vote in election

Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 18:45
related countries: Jordan Jordan, Lebanon Lebanon

Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan are being given the chance to vote on Wednesday in the presidential election due to be held on 3 June.
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VIDEO: Inside 'Syrian' Calais refugee camp

Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 6:56
related countries: France France
related places: Calais

Hundreds of migrants from around the world are set to be evicted from their makeshift camp in the French port of Calais.
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Syria weapons inspectors 'attacked'

Tuesday, May 27th 2014, 11:39

A convoy of chemical weapons inspectors and UN staff that was travelling to a site of an alleged chlorine gas attack in Syria comes under attack.
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VIDEO: 'Rubbish' help for Syrian refugees

Tuesday, May 27th 2014, 5:12
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Beirut

Architecture students in Beirut are trying to help some of the Syrian refugees that have resorted to picking up the city's rubbish for recycling purposes, by designing more user-friendly carts.
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Jordan and Syria expel envoys in row

Monday, May 26th 2014, 17:47
related countries: Jordan Jordan
related places: Damascus

Jordan expels the Syrian ambassador over "repeated insults" and Syria responds by ejecting the Jordanian charge d'affaires to Damascus.
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Britons accused of Syria atrocities

Monday, May 26th 2014, 9:38

Britons make up the majority of foreign fighters in Syria's most violent terrorist group, a senior rebel commander says.
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VIDEO: Pope Francis urges Syria resolution

Sunday, May 25th 2014, 0:35

Pope Francis has called for an "urgent" solution to the Syrian conflict at the start of a three-day visit to the Middle East.
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Syrian refugees find renewed dignity

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 23:19

How new camp is restoring a sense of pride to Syrian refugees
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'Mortar attack' on pro-Assad rally

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 8:07

Mortar fire has hit a pro-Assad rally in the southern Syrian city of Deraa, killing at least 20 people, state media and activists say.
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Syria war crimes move blocked at UN

Thursday, May 22nd 2014, 15:59
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia and China veto a UN Security Council resolution that would have referred the conflict in Syria to the International Criminal Court.
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Syria 'breaks Aleppo prison siege'

Thursday, May 22nd 2014, 10:50
related places: Aleppo

Syrian forces have broken a year-long rebel siege of a prison in the northern city of Aleppo, reports say.
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Red Cross delivers food to Aleppo

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 22:11
related places: Aleppo

Aid groups negotiate a deal with government and rebels to deliver emergency rations to 60,000 people in the embattled Syrian province of Aleppo.
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Syrian refugees 'lack medical care'

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 1:18
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Amnesty International says a shortfall in international support has left many Syrian refugees in Lebanon unable to access crucial medical care.
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Deadly missile strike in north Syria

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 15:08

At least 13 people, including eight children, have been killed in a missile strike on a town in north-eastern Syria, activists say.
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Man guilty of Syria terror plan

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 14:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A 31-year-old man becomes the first person in the UK to be convicted of terrorist offences related to the conflict in Syria.
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Syria war crimes moves gains backing

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 0:16
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Nearly 60 countries led by Switzerland express support for a proposal to refer the conflict in Syria to the International Criminal Court (ICC).
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Exam respite for Yarmouk students

Monday, May 19th 2014, 21:20

Students spared siege to sit Syrian exams
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VIDEO: Students living under siege in Syria

Monday, May 19th 2014, 10:28

Children at besieged Syria camp allowed out to sit exams
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AUDIO: Anthony Loyd: Kidnapped in Syria

Monday, May 19th 2014, 9:32

Anthony Loyd, reporter for The Times, discusses his experience of being kidnapped in Syria.
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Syria's air defence chief killed

Sunday, May 18th 2014, 14:52
related places: Damascus

The head of Syria's air defences dies amid fighting near the capital Damascus, in a blow to the regime of Bashar al-Assad.
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Deadly blast at Syria-Turkey border

Thursday, May 15th 2014, 21:16
related countries: Turkey Turkey

At least 43 people have been killed and dozens hurt by a suspected car bomb blast near a border crossing between Syria and Turkey, activists say.
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Syria elections a 'parody', says UK

Thursday, May 15th 2014, 18:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: London

Presidential elections in Syria will be a "parody of democracy", UK Foreign Secretary William Hague says.
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Returning to the ruins of Homs

Thursday, May 15th 2014, 15:34

Civilians try to rebuild lives in ruined Syrian city
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Times journalists beaten in Syria

Thursday, May 15th 2014, 11:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A reporter and a photographer working for British newspaper The Times are badly beaten while being briefly held by a rebel gang in Syria.
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EU illegal migration rises sharply

Thursday, May 15th 2014, 9:55

The number of people detected trying to enter the EU illegally in 2013 rose by nearly half on 2012, with nearly one in four from Syria, an EU agency reports.
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'Hundreds dying' in Syria detention

Wednesday, May 14th 2014, 12:51

Nearly 850 people have died in Syrian government detention this year as a result of torture, executions, maltreatment and poor conditions, activists say.
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VIDEO: Inside the shattered city of Homs

Tuesday, May 13th 2014, 22:17

Last week rebel fighters completed their withdrawal from Homs, marking the end of three years of resistance in Syria's third city, once dubbed the "capital of the revolution".
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UN Syria envoy Brahimi stepping down

Tuesday, May 13th 2014, 19:24

UN envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi is stepping down, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon announces, admitting no breakthrough in three years of conflict.
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Syrian rebels launch Golan offensive

Tuesday, May 13th 2014, 17:10
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel monitors Syrian rebel offensive in Golan Heights
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VIDEO: Escape from Syria: Mohamed's story

Sunday, May 11th 2014, 0:28
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria

Mohamed is 17. He escaped from Syria after he was put under surveillance by the government. He tells his story from a refugee camp in Bulgaria.
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Syria troops move into Homs Old City

Friday, May 9th 2014, 15:11

Syrian government troops move into previously rebel-held areas of Homs - once a hub of the revolution - after the evacuation of rebel forces.
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Syria troops retake control of Homs

Thursday, May 8th 2014, 20:18

Syrian government forces retake control of the Old City of Homs - once a focus of the revolution - after the evacuation of rebel troops.
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Huge blast 'destroys Aleppo hotel'

Thursday, May 8th 2014, 13:40
related places: Aleppo

A large explosion in the centre of the Syrian city of Aleppo has destroyed a hotel and several other buildings, state media and activists report.
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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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