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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: 'We're leaving for sake of children'

Wednesday, February 26th 2014, 9:06

Thousands of people are fleeing the last rebel stronghold in the west of Syria, which is under continued attack from President Assad's forces.
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Ex-Guantanamo detainee Begg arrested

Tuesday, February 25th 2014, 14:09

Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg is among four people arrested on suspicion of Syria-related terrorism offences, West Midlands Police say.
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Al-Nusra Front gives Isis ultimatum

Tuesday, February 25th 2014, 13:43

The leader of the al-Qaeda-affiliated rebel group in Syria has given rival jihadists five days to accept arbitration in their dispute or be expelled.
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A Palestinian plea from Yarmouk

Tuesday, February 25th 2014, 2:53
related places: Damascus

The struggle to survive at Damascus refugee camp
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VIDEO: Face of desperation in Syria camp

Tuesday, February 25th 2014, 1:23
related places: Damascus

Faces of desperation in besieged Damascus district
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Israeli jets 'strike east Lebanon'

Monday, February 24th 2014, 22:47
related countries: Israel Israel, Lebanon Lebanon

Israeli jets have carried out air strikes in eastern Lebanon near the border with Syria, Lebanon's state news agency says.
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Syria al-Qaeda-linked rebel killed

Monday, February 24th 2014, 10:51
related places: Aleppo

A Syrian rebel leader linked to al-Qaeda is killed in a suicide attack in Aleppo, amid a bitter power struggle between rebel factions.
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Syria hospital hit by car bomb

Sunday, February 23rd 2014, 17:59
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Several people are reported killed by a bomb near a field hospital near the Turkish border, as a leading militant is killed in a separate attack in Aleppo.
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UN agrees resolution on Syria aid

Sunday, February 23rd 2014, 0:24

The UN Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution on access to humanitarian aid in Syria - the first time it has united on the issue.
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VIDEO: 'Syria talks not a failure'

Friday, February 21st 2014, 13:35

Lyse Doucet talks to the Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister, Faisal Mekdad
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VIDEO: Assad future 'not for discussion'

Friday, February 21st 2014, 6:28

Syrian deputy foreign minister Faisal Mekdad says the government will attend another round of peace talks in Geneva once a new date is set.
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UN condemns bomb near Syria school

Wednesday, February 19th 2014, 17:56

The United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees has described its shock and outrage at a bomb attack which killed 18 people near a school it runs in Syria.
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In pictures: Lives of Syrian refugees in a Bulgarian camp

Wednesday, February 19th 2014, 1:30
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria

Images of the lives of Syrians in a European refugee centre
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Lebanon dances into the abyss

Wednesday, February 19th 2014, 1:01
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Lebanon struggles to withstand shockwaves from Syria conflict
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Syrian refugee boy symbolises chaos

Tuesday, February 18th 2014, 9:12

The photo that sums up refugees' lonely trek out of Syria
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Free Syrian Army replaces leader

Monday, February 17th 2014, 11:28

The head of the rebel Free Syrian Army (FSA), Gen Salim Idris, is sacked and replaced by a more experienced field commander.
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Hezbollah vows to fight on in Syria

Monday, February 17th 2014, 2:42
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

The leader of Lebanon's Shia Hezbollah movement says his members will continue to fight alongside government forces in Syria's civil war.
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VIDEO: Syria evacuees 'ate grass and cats'

Sunday, February 16th 2014, 22:57

Hundreds of men are held for questioning in Syria after they left the rebel held area of Homs during an evacuation involving the UN last week.
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Syria terror threat 'a big problem'

Sunday, February 16th 2014, 8:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

"A growing proportion" of the security services' resources is needed to tackle the threat to UK from those who fought in Syria, a minister says.
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VIDEO: UN sorry over Syria talks failure

Saturday, February 15th 2014, 23:13

The UN mediator Lakhdar Brahimi has apologised to the Syrian people after peace talks in Geneva ended without making progress
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Syria blamed for talks failure

Saturday, February 15th 2014, 22:28
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK and France accuse the Syrian government over the failure of the second round of Geneva peace talks with opposition groups.
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UN sorry over Syria talks failure

Saturday, February 15th 2014, 16:42

The UN mediator apologises to the Syrian people as peace talks in Geneva end without progress, with the UK and France blaming the government.
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Lebanon gets cabinet after 10 months

Saturday, February 15th 2014, 14:44
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

A new coalition government is formed in Lebanon, 10 months after talks to bring together supporters and opponents of the Syrian regime.
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Final bid to save Syria peace talks

Saturday, February 15th 2014, 11:09

The UN mediator makes a final bid to break the deadlock in the Syrian peace talks, as President Obama threatens new pressure on the Assad regime.
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VIDEO: Concern for Homs refugees in Syria

Friday, February 14th 2014, 22:46

More than 1,000 people have escaped the city of Homs this week during a temporary ceasefire.
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Geneva talks on Syria 'deadlocked'

Friday, February 14th 2014, 22:18

The Geneva talks on ending the conflict in Syria appear to have reached an impasse as violence on the ground continues.
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Syrian peace talks pedal backwards

Friday, February 14th 2014, 20:31

Geneva talks on Syria may have done more harm than good
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VIDEO: Video 'shows UK Syria suicide bomber'

Friday, February 14th 2014, 16:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A video has been posted online that appears to show Abdul Waheed Majid, believed to be the first British suicide bomber to blow himself up in Syria.
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VIDEO: Syria unrest as peace talks stumble

Friday, February 14th 2014, 13:49

Violence on the ground in Syria has increased, as a second round of peace talks in Geneva closes with no sign of progress.
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UN humanitarian chief in Syria plea

Friday, February 14th 2014, 11:30

UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos urges the Security Council to act on Syria to stop "flagrant" violation of international humanitarian law.
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Syrian rebel stronghold bombarded

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 17:35

Syrian government forces have resumed their bombardment of the town of Yabroud, the last rebel stronghold in the Qalamoun mountains, activists say.
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'Surge' in Syria fighting death toll

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 4:33
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland
related places: Geneva

Activists in Syria report a surge in fighting across the country, amid attempts to broker a peace deal in the Swiss city of Geneva.
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VIDEO: Relief operation continues in Homs

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 0:40

International organisations were able to get back into Homs on Wednesday to help civilians trapped in the besieged Syrian city.
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Relief operation continues in Homs

Wednesday, February 12th 2014, 22:44

The UN-backed relief operation goes on in Homs, with aid supplies going in and more than 200 people evacuated - though hundreds remain.
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VIDEO: UK suicide bomber in Syria named

Wednesday, February 12th 2014, 19:52
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British man thought to have carried out a suicide bombing in Syria last week was Abdul Waheed Majid, the BBC has learned.
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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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