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Syria army battles rebels as UN bids to free Golan monitors

01 September 2014, 13:14

Syrian troops battled rebels hard by the armistice line with Israel on the Golan Heights as the United Nations pressed efforts to free 44 peacekeepers held by the insurgents.

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Israel downs drone from Syria

31 August 2014, 16:13

Israel downed a drone over the occupied Golan Heights, the army said, amid mounting tension on the UN-patrolled armistice line with Syria on the strategic plateau.

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UN investigators fear for children in ISIS training camps

27 August 2014, 14:13

United Nations investigators voiced concern at the fate of boys forced to join Islamic State training camps in Syria and said that any decision by the United States to bomb the Sunni militant group "must respect the laws of war".

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Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Obama backs surveillance over Syria

26 August 2014, 06:59

Barrack Obama approves surveillance flights over Syria to gather intelligence on militants.

Monday, 25 August 2014

Syria says ready to work with world against 'terror'

25 August 2014, 14:59

Syria is ready to work with the international community, including the United States, to combat "terrorism" within the framework of a UN resolution on extremists, Syria's foreign minister has said.

Friday, 22 August 2014

UN: death toll from Syrian civil war tops 191,000

22 August 2014, 12:09

UN: more than 191,000 people killed in 3 years of bloodshed in Syria's civil war.

UN: death toll from Syrian civil war tops 191,000

22 August 2014, 14:31

The death toll from three years of Syria's civil war has risen to more than 191,000 people, the United Nations reported.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

39 killed in rebel-jihadist clashes in north Syria

13 August 2014, 16:04

At least 39 fighters were killed in fierce clashes between Syrian rebels and jihadists from the Islamic State in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo, an NGO said.

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Terror threat against Norway

24 July 2014, 15:53

Norway's intelligence service says it has received information about an imminent "concrete threat" against Norway from people with links to Islamic fighters in Syria.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Fancy a war tour? Jihadists organise tours in their 'caliphate'

23 July 2014, 16:30

Known for kidnapping, public stonings, lashings and executions, the Islamic State (IS) is now expanding into tourism, taking jihadists on honeymoon and civilians to visit other parts of its "caliphate".

Friday, 18 July 2014

Syrian woman stoned to death for 'adultery'

18 July 2014, 14:37

Jihadists in the northern Syrian province of Raqa have accused a woman of adultery and stoned her to death, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Friday.

Jihadists kill 90 in Syria gas field takeover

18 July 2014, 19:27

Jihadists have killed at least 90 Syrian regime fighters, civilian security guards and employees when they seized a gas field in Homs province, a monitoring group says.

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Morocco warns of terror plot from Syria, Iraq

17 July 2014, 12:55

Morocco's interior minister says that Moroccan extremists fighting in Iraq and Syria are plotting terror attacks on prominent figures and sites back home.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Syria's Assad to be sworn in for 3rd term

16 July 2014, 18:50

President Bashar Assad will be sworn in and set out his plans for a new seven-year term, state media reports, after his victory in an election that has affirmed his grip on power.

Thursday, 10 July 2014

UK police fear missing twins abducted to Syria

10 July 2014, 12:44

British counterterrorism officers say they believe that two missing 16-year-old twin sisters who disappeared from their home in Manchester have travelled to Syria.

Wednesday, 09 July 2014

Syrian opposition coalition elects new president

09 July 2014, 14:46

Syria's Western-backed opposition National Coalition has elected Hadi al-Bahra as its new president following a three-day meeting in Istanbul.

Friday, 04 July 2014

UK had plan to train 100 000 Syria rebels - BBC

04 July 2014, 11:46

Britain had planned to train and equip a 100 000-strong rebel army to defeat Syrian President Bashar Assad before it was deemed to be too risky, BBC Newsnight reports.

Thursday, 03 July 2014

Transfer of Syria chemical weapons complete

03 July 2014, 09:44

The transfer of Syrian chemical weapons from a Danish container ship to a US vessel has been completed in an Italian port, the Pentagon says.

Wednesday, 02 July 2014

Militant urges all Muslims to build Islamic state

02 July 2014, 09:20

The leader of the extremist group that has overrun parts of Iraq and Syria has called on Muslims around the world to flock to territories under his control to fight and build an Islamic state.

Tuesday, 01 July 2014

Syria rebels say Islamic State 'null and void'

01 July 2014, 09:15

Syrian rebels, including the main Islamist factions, say the creation of a caliphate by the Islamic State (IS) was "null and void".

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Dozens of casualties in Syria car bombing

28 June 2014, 15:15

Dozens of people were wounded when a car bomb exploded in the Syrian town of Douma, northeast of the capital Damascus, local activists and a monitoring group said.

Friday, 27 June 2014

US seeks $500m to arm select Syrian rebels

27 June 2014, 12:39

President Barack Obama is seeking to bolster US efforts to train and arm select members of the Syrian opposition.

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Kerry issues warning after Syria bombs Iraq

26 June 2014, 09:13

Syrian warplanes have bombed Sunni militants’ position inside Iraq, military officials say, deepening concerns that the extremist insurgency could morph into an even wider regional conflict.

Monday, 23 June 2014

Israel launches air raids on Syrian positions in Golan

23 June 2014, 12:31

Israel carried out retaliatory air raids on Syrian army positions in the Golan Heights after a teenager on the Israeli side was killed in an attack from Syria, the army says.

Syria rebels recruit teenage fighters

23 June 2014, 14:37

Human Rights Watch has urged Syrian rebel groups to stop enlisting teenagers in their ranks and warned their foreign backers that they could be implicated in "war crimes".

Friday, 20 June 2014

Truck bomb kills at least 35 in Syria's Hama

20 June 2014, 14:52

A massive truck bomb claimed by rebels has killed at least 35 people in a government-controlled village in the central Syrian province of Hama.

Monday, 16 June 2014

20 dead in Syria barrel bomb attack in Aleppo

16 June 2014, 14:25

Syrian regime helicopters dropped barrel bombs on an opposition-held district in northern Aleppo city, killing at least 20 people, including several children, an NGO said.

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Al-Qaeda breakaway pursuing an Islamic state

12 June 2014, 12:13

An al-Qaeda splinter group that has seized a huge chunk of northern Iraq commands as many as 10 000 fighters and has steadily been consolidating its hold on much of northeastern Syria.

Monday, 09 June 2014

45 dead in clashes between jihadists in Syria

09 June 2014, 16:11

Fresh fighting between the jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and a coalition of rebels and an al-Qaeda affiliate in eastern Syria has left at least 45 fighters dead, a monitoring group says.

Friday, 06 June 2014

Syrians wage 'war of tunnels' for Damascus

06 June 2014, 09:32

Guided more by what they can hear than see, Syrian troops and rebels are battling in the bowels of Damascus, digging tunnels in a campaign to control the eastern entrance to the capital.

Thursday, 05 June 2014

Assad declared landslide victor in Syria election

05 June 2014, 11:53

President Bashar Assad has secured a landslide victory in a wartime election and has demonstrated his tenacious hold on power after three years of brutal civil war.

Tuesday, 03 June 2014

Assad eyes certain win in Syria vote

03 June 2014, 08:17

Voting offices have opened in Syria for a presidential election that Bashar Assad is certain to win, and that has been slammed as a "farce" by the opposition.

5 things to know about Syria's presidential vote

03 June 2014, 11:45

Syria's first multi candidate presidential elections in decades is being touted by President Assad's government as measuring Syrians' support for him after three years of civil war.

Friday, 30 May 2014

Syria opposition powerless as Assad holds election

30 May 2014, 14:00

Syria's divided rebels and their foreign backers are watching in disbelief as the government gears up for an election to give Bashar Assad another presidential mandate despite their uprising.

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Assad's re-election assured in Syria

28 May 2014, 14:54

Syrian President Bashar Assad is preparing for an inevitable re-election as the civil war shifts in the army's favour, with rebels losing ground and world powers paralysed by divisions.

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Wanted Hezbollah commander killed in Syria

27 May 2014, 13:32

A senior Hezbollah commander branded by the FBI as one of the world's most wanted terrorists has been killed fighting in Syria, residents of his village in southern Lebanon says.

Chemical weapons team in Syria 'safe'

27 May 2014, 18:54

The world's chemical weapons watchdog says that a convoy of its inspectors overseeing the dismantling of Syria's weapons programme had come under attack, but all were safe.

Chemical arms watchdog team kidnapped in Syria

27 May 2014, 19:55

Six international chemical weapons watchdog investigators have been kidnapped with their Syrian drivers on a fact-finding mission in the central province of Hama, the foreign ministry says.

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Car bomb in Syria's Homs kills 10

25 May 2014, 16:17

At least 10 people were killed in a car bomb attack targeting a regime-held area of the city of Homs in central Syria, the province's governor told AFP.

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Russia would veto UN Council vote on Syria

21 May 2014, 07:10

Russia will veto a draft United Nations Security Council calling for Syria to be hauled before the International Criminal Court.

WS journal allegations 'unfounded' - Iran

21 May 2014, 18:46

Iran has denied as "completely unfounded" a Wall Street Journal report that it is recruiting Afghan refugees to fight in Syria to help its ally battle rebels.

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Syrian army missile kills 23, including 8 kids

20 May 2014, 14:31

A missile crashed into a rebel-held Syrian town while most people were at home sleeping, killing at least 23 people, including an entire family.

Alleged chlorine attack kills teen in Syria

20 May 2014, 17:09

Syrian opposition activists say forces loyal to President Bashar Assad had dropped a chlorine bomb on a rebel-held village, killing a teenager, the sixth alleged poison gas attack there in two months.

Monday, 19 May 2014

Syria war toll over 162,000: NGO

19 May 2014, 12:23

More than 162,000 people have been killed in Syria since the conflict broke out in March 2011, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said in a new toll.

Syrian soccer goalie-turned-rebel becomes icon

19 May 2014, 13:43

Abdelbaset Sarout, a former goalkeeper— now an armed fighter — has become a charismatic icon of the Syria's rebellion after surviving 2 ½ years under a suffocating military siege of his city.

Friday, 16 May 2014

Raw data suggests chlorine a weapon in Syria

16 May 2014, 07:20

US Secretary of State John Kerry says he has seen raw data that suggests chlorine has been used in the Syrian conflict.

Iran recruiting Afghans to fight in Syria - report

16 May 2014, 12:50

Iran is recruiting Afghan refugees to fight in Syria, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Friday, 09 May 2014

Syria rebels blow up hotel turned army base

09 May 2014, 07:17

Syrian rebels blew up a luxury hotel turned army base in the historic heart of Aleppo after tunnelling under the front line that divides the northern city.

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