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# bashar-assad - Sunday 15 December, 2013

Syria rebel commander freezes to death in bitter cold – report

Syria has been struck by a severe snowstorm that has seen a number of people die from the cold.

# bashar-assad - Friday 13 December, 2013

‘Clear and convincing evidence’ that chemical weapons used in Syria

The United Nations report concluded that there have been at least five deadly attacks.

# bashar-assad - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

Syrian children return to school for first time in a year Syria This post contains images

Syrian children return to school for first time in a year

Children in the rural village of Madaya went back to school last week. Here are the first photos of them in class, playing football and making do.

# bashar-assad - Friday 20 September, 2013

Meeting of chemical weapons watchdog on Syria postponed again

Syria has handed over details of its chemical weapons arsenal.

Syria war has reached stalemate

Neither side can win, the country’s deputy prime minister has said.

# bashar-assad - Friday 6 September, 2013

G20 fails to heal rift on Syria at Russia talks

Putin has emerged as one of the most implacable critics of military intervention against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

# bashar-assad - Saturday 31 August, 2013

Putin: Idea of Assad using chemical weapons is ‘utter nonsense’

The Russian president said it would be “utter nonsense” for the Assad regime to hand a “trump card” to those calling for military intervention.

# bashar-assad - Friday 30 August, 2013

President Obama says no decision has been made on Syria but insists world must act

The US Secretary of State John Kerry said earlier that “the question is no longer what do we know, the question is what we in the international community do now.”

# bashar-assad - Monday 26 August, 2013

UN chemical inspectors shot at in Syria

A UN spokesperson confirmed the attack.

# bashar-assad - Wednesday 21 August, 2013

Syrian opposition accuses regime of killing 1,300 in chemical weapons attack

Pro-opposition groups say that government forces used a “poisonous gas” in an attack earlier today but the government says the reports are “totally false”.

# bashar-assad - Friday 14 June, 2013

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning! Here are nine things to know before you start your day…

Barack Obama has decided it’s time to send weapons to Syrian rebels

Associated Press reports that the White House has reached a view that the Syrian crisis requires greater intervention by western powers.

# bashar-assad - Wednesday 5 June, 2013

France says Assad regime has used the deadly chemical sarin

Meanwhile, it is reported this morning that the Assad regime has retaken the key western town of Qusayr.

# bashar-assad - Monday 27 May, 2013

US, French and Russian ministers to meet for Syria talks

There will also be a meeting of the EU’s 27 foreign ministers in Brussels.

# bashar-assad - Monday 6 May, 2013

Israeli PM visits China after Syria strikes

Benjamin Netanyahu’s signalling of a return to “business as usual” may indicate that Israel does not expect an immediate retaliation for this weekend’s airstrikes.

# bashar-assad - Tuesday 30 April, 2013

Syrian refugees ‘now make up 10 per cent of population of Lebanon’

Oxfam said the figure is comparable to the entire population of Belfast, Cork, Galway, Limerick, Waterford and Derry all moving to Dublin.

# bashar-assad - Thursday 4 April, 2013

Study finds 26 Irish people have fought in Syria

Researchers in London found that between 2,000 and 5,500 people from other countries have joined the rebel forces to fight against the Assad regime.

# bashar-assad - Sunday 24 March, 2013

Syrian opposition in disarray as leader attempts to resign

But matters were confused by the Syrian National Coalition’s refusal to accept Ahmed Moaz al-Khatib’s resignation earlier today.

# bashar-assad - Friday 22 March, 2013

Assad vows to ‘cleanse’ Syria after attack

The statement was made after a suicide bomb at the Iman Mosque in Damascus.

# bashar-assad - Wednesday 6 March, 2013

There are now one million Syrian refugees

“This tragedy has to be stopped,” says UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres. The refugees arrive “traumatised, without possessions and having lost members of their families”.

# bashar-assad - Tuesday 5 March, 2013

Syrian conflict spills into Iraq as dozens killed in ambush

In a separate development rebel forces have seized parts of Raqqa city, the capital of the northern province of Raqqa, in what could be a significant development.

# bashar-assad - Saturday 2 March, 2013

Iran: ‘Bashar al-Assad will run for Syrian president again next year’

Iran’s foreign minister says the country officially expects Assad to remain in power for the rest of his mandate, and run again.

# bashar-assad - Sunday 3 February, 2013

Russia in ground-breaking talks with Syrian opposition

The development brings with it a glimmer of hope for the end of the bloody conflict.

# bashar-assad - Sunday 30 December, 2012

Syria’s war worsening ‘by the day’, says UN envoy

Lakhdar Brahimi believes he has a ceasefire plan that could be accepted by the international community, including Russia.

# bashar-assad - Sunday 16 December, 2012

Syrian rebels claim capture of infantry base in Aleppo

The fall of the army installation in Syria’s largest city is the last blow to the regime of Bashar al-Assad.

# bashar-assad - Friday 30 November, 2012

Syria cuts off internet and phone networks

Authorities say the interruption is “maintenance” – but activists are accusing the Syrian regime of preparing a massacre.

# bashar-assad - Friday 23 November, 2012

Syria state TV journalist shot dead: official media

The official state news agency said that the man was the latest in a string of employees of pro-government media to be killed.

# bashar-assad - Saturday 10 November, 2012

NGO: Two blasts kill and injure dozens in Syria

Meanwhile, Kurds say they have taken control of towns in the northeast.

# bashar-assad - Friday 9 November, 2012

Assad warns against armed intervention

Meanwhile the UN has said that the need for humanitarian aid in Syria could rise sharply early next year.

# bashar-assad - Thursday 8 November, 2012

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Syria’s Assad refuses to flee: ‘I’ll live and die in Syria’

The beleaguered Syrian president is defiant, telling Russian TV: “I am not a puppet, I was not made by the West”.

# bashar-assad - Wednesday 7 November, 2012

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning! Here’s nine things to know before your brekkie…

# bashar-assad - Saturday 27 October, 2012

Syria ceasefire in tatters as fighting rages

The death toll on the first of of Eid al-Adha reached 146, according to reports.

# bashar-assad - Sunday 21 October, 2012

Protestors try to storm Lebanese government headquarters

Police used tear gas to repel protestors who stormed the headquarters of the Lebanese Prime Minister following the funeral of the security chief killed in a car bomb on Friday.

# bashar-assad - Sunday 14 October, 2012

Turkey, Syria ban flights to each other as tensions soar

Syria says it banned flights from Turkey “in accordance with the principle of reciprocity”.

# bashar-assad - Thursday 27 September, 2012

Syria: Over 305 killed on uprising’s deadliest day so far

A human rights watchdog yesterday’s death toll – which doesn’t include unidentified bodies – is the highest yet.

# bashar-assad - Saturday 22 September, 2012

Syrian rebels move command from Turkey to Syria

Fighting continues to spill over borders, however, with violence reported near Jordan today.

# bashar-assad - Thursday 20 September, 2012

Syria: Air strike kills 30 as over 150 reported dead in nationwide violence

Clashes across the country have continued today as some estimates now put the death toll from the civil war at over 29,000 since early last year.

# bashar-assad - Saturday 15 September, 2012

UN envoy: Syria crisis is a threat to the world

The conflict’s death toll continues to rise with overnight air strikes killing 12 civilians and wounding 60 more.

# bashar-assad - Monday 10 September, 2012

Syria latest: Aleppo bombs, UN envoy and water crisis

Residents of the country’s second city are experiencing serious water shortages as a main water pipeline has been destroyed.

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