Jets bomb eastern Syrian city

2013-10-18 13:41

Syrian air force jets have bombarded the eastern city of Deir al-Zor after heavy overnight clashes and the killing of one of President Bashar Assad's top military intelligence officers.


Syria conflict timeline

2013-09-02 09:50
See a timeline of the major events in Syria since their first anti-government protest two years ago.

See a timeline of the major events in Syria since their first anti-government protest two years ago.

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Syrian refugees flee to camps in Iraq

Thousands of refugees from Syria have fled to Iraq's temporary camps. This video by the United Nations refugee agency shows Syrians at a temporary camp in Kwargost.

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Assad 'unharmed' after reported attack

2013-08-08 09:01

Syrian rebels say they have targeted President Bashar Assad's motorcade as he was heading to attend prayers at a mosque, but footage broadcast by state television has showed him unharmed.

Bahrain toughens 'terror acts' penalties

2013-08-01 19:02

Bahrain's King Hamad has decreed stiffer penalties for "terror acts" in the country rocked by a Shi'ite-led uprising since 2011, says a report.

Chemical weapons inspectors to visit Syria

2013-08-01 08:08

UN inspectors will travel to Syria to investigate claims of chemical weapons use after President Bashar Assad's government granted access to three sites, says the United Nations.

UN chemical weapons experts in Damascus

2013-07-24 14:03

Two senior UN inspectors tasked with examining claims that chemical weapons have been deployed in Syria's civil war have arrived in Damascus, says an AFP photographer.

Syria stray bullets kill 2 Turkish citizens

2013-07-17 15:03

One man and a 15-year-old boy have been killed after they were hit by stray bullets from Syria in the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, say Turkish security sources and health officials.

Syria Ramadan ceasefire 'desirable'

2013-07-16 12:00

Iran says it will welcome a ceasefire between rebel forces and the Syrian government during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, reiterating that a national dialogue was critical.

Ousted Baathists made mistakes: Assad

2013-07-11 13:03

Ruling party leaders removed in a reshuffle this week had made mistakes while in office, Syria's President Bashar Assad has told the Baath party's mouthpiece in an interview.


Assad will remain in office - minister

2013-10-01 13:30

Syria's President Bashar Assad will remain in office, and has the right to decide to run for re-election next year, Information Minister Omran al-Zohbi says.

Protests are increasing as expectations grow of a foreign military strike on Syria. See the latest pictures of the conflict in and surrounding Syria here.

Protests are increasing as expectations grow of a foreign military strike on Syria. See the latest pictures of the conflict in and surrounding Syria here.

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Syria denies Assad motorcade attacked

2013-08-08 10:02

Syrian authorities have denied media reports of an attack on President Bashar Assad's motorcade as he was on his way to a mosque to attend prayers marking the Muslim Eid al-Fitr holiday.

Syria eyes frozen bank accounts for food

2013-08-06 19:45

Syria is trying to tap frozen funds in foreign bank accounts to step up purchases of food stocks, as a humanitarian crisis pushes President Bashar Assad to seek new ways to feed his people.

Assad lauds his army, says he will win war

2013-08-01 11:00

The Syrian president has lauded his military troops, saying they are fighting the "fiercest" war but that he is confident they will win in the country's conflict.

Violence in Syria blocks food aid: UN

2013-07-30 17:19

The United Nations' food agency says 600 000 Syrians have not receive aid this month as spiralling violence has prevented convoys from reaching them.

Shelling destroys historic Syrian shrine

2013-07-22 11:09

Syrian army shelling has destroyed the historic mausoleum of a companion of the Prophet Mohammed in the central city of Homs, a monitoring group says.

Pakistan Taliban says no shift to Syria

2013-07-16 15:52

The Pakistani Taliban has rejected suggestions they are sending fighters to Syria, saying some have gone there independently but the movement's focus remained in Pakistan.

Syrians in Egypt swept up in turmoil

2013-07-15 13:28

Once welcomed with open arms in Egypt, many of the tens of thousands of Syrians who took refuge here have now found themselves targets of hate speech and intimidation.

Islamist jihadists in Syria worry UK

2013-07-10 15:50

Islamic extremists fighting in Syria pose one of the most worrying threats to Britain and its allies, particularly if they gain access to the regime's stocks of chemical weapons, say British lawmakers.

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