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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

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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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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