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#Damascus

# damascus - Sunday 15 April, 2018

Putin says further Syria strikes from Western powers would spark 'chaos'

Meanwhile, a Russian resolution calling for condemnation of the US, British, and French missile strikes on Syria has failed at the UN Security Council.

# damascus - Sunday 2 July, 2017

Suicide bomber kills 18 after car chase in Damascus

It’s the deadliest attack to hit the Syrian capital in months.

# damascus - Thursday 27 April, 2017

'Massive explosion' at Damascus airport

It’s not immediately clear if it was the result of an air strike or a ground attack.

# damascus - Saturday 11 March, 2017

44 killed in twin bomb attack in centre of Damascus

Attacks are rare in the Syrian government stronghold.

# damascus - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

Russia has stopped bombing Aleppo - but for how long?

Russian and Syrian air forces have stopped bombing Aleppo as of 7am this morning, Russia’s defence minister said.

# damascus - Saturday 11 June, 2016

At least 20 killed and dozens wounded in Damascus bombings

A suicide bomber and a car bomb went off at the Sayyida Zeinab shrine in Damascus this morning.

# damascus - Saturday 27 February, 2016

'This is the first time we've woken up without the sound of shelling'

Fighting groups in Syria agreed to cease hostilities at midnight.

# damascus - Thursday 7 January, 2016

Shocking videos show the starving children trapped in a Syrian town

The UN said the Syrian government has now given permission for aid deliveries after the images were shared all across the world.

# damascus - Saturday 12 December, 2015

ISIS have taken their oil, so Syria has put a tax on shwarmas to pay for the civil war

The country’s oil revenues have imploded.

# damascus - Thursday 22 October, 2015

WATCH: First drone video shows devastation of war in Syria

The footage is a rare aerial view of the extent of the destruction in Syria.

# damascus - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

'I will be killed for sure': Life could get even worse for gay people in Syria

If the jihadists secure even more control, there are some frightening scenes ahead.

# damascus - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

There is "strong evidence" that the Syrian government used chlorine gas in attacks on rebels

Human Rights Watch say that barrel bombs embedded with cylinders of chlorine gas were dropped on three towns.

# damascus - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

Two crucified, 60 killed, as chemical weapons watchdog launches fresh probe in Syria

Up to 60 people were killed in attacks on Damascus and Homs yesterday.

# damascus - Saturday 21 December, 2013

British doctor 'failed by his government and Syrians'

The family of Dr Abbas Khan spoke to BBC News about their anger following his death in a Syrian prison.

# damascus - Monday 7 October, 2013

'A credit to the Assad regime': US welcomes Syria's chemical weapons disposal

Syria’s quick compliance with the destroying of chemical weapons stockpile has earned praise from US Secretary of State John Kerry.

# damascus - Sunday 6 October, 2013

Process of destroying Syria's chemical weapons now under way

The team charged with the destruction of the weapons began the process this morning, a source in the international mission has said.

# damascus - Saturday 21 September, 2013

Syria meets watchdog deadlines

Inspectors are reviewing the latest chemical weapons disclosure by Syrian officials.

# damascus - Monday 16 September, 2013

UN chief: Report confirms chemical weapons "war crime" in Syria

Ban Ki-moon says UN invesigators have confirmed “unequivocally and objectively” that chemical weapons, including sarin, were used.

# damascus - Sunday 8 September, 2013

Syria’s Assad tells US television that he was not behind chemical attack

The interview is the first given by Assad in two years.

# damascus - Saturday 7 September, 2013

EU ministers believe Assad was responsible for Syria chemical attack

The group of EU foreign ministers have pointed the finger of blame for the alleged murders on the Assad regime.

# damascus - Tuesday 3 September, 2013

Number of Syrian refugees passes 2 million mark

A year ago, the figure was around 230,000. One million Syrian children are now living as refugees.

# damascus - Sunday 1 September, 2013

John Kerry: US has evidence sarin nerve gas was used in Syria

Obama says America is ready for strike action following the chemical weapons attack that killed more than 1,400 people.

# damascus - Saturday 31 August, 2013

UN chemical weapons inspectors leave Syria

The team will head to The Hague to assess the evidence gathered during their probe.

# damascus - 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.”

# damascus - Wednesday 28 August, 2013

Drumroll, please… The top ten “most liveable cities” in the world have been named

Statistically, it’s unlikely you live in any of them.

# damascus - Monday 26 August, 2013

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# damascus - Friday 23 August, 2013

Column: Those Syrian children are dead because the world didn’t try to save them

Using chemical weapons and targeting innocent civilians are war crimes. But so is silence – and every day we sit back while this slaughter continues is another day that we have facilitated the killing of innocent people, writes Maurice McQuillan.

# damascus - 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”.

# damascus - Monday 6 May, 2013

Syria's rebels are using chemical weapons too, says UN investigator

A member of a UN panel investigating alleged war crimes says it appears that the rebels are using sarin gas.

# damascus - Sunday 5 May, 2013

Israel hits military research centre in Syria in second attack

It is Israel’s second strike on Syria in three days.

# damascus - Saturday 4 May, 2013

Israel targets shipment of surface-to-air missiles in Syria

At least 70,000 people have been killed in Syria so far, including 122 people killed in violence yesterday.

# damascus - Tuesday 30 April, 2013

Terrorist explosion kills nine in Damascus

The explosion took place in the central district of Marjeh, Syrian state television said.

# damascus - Monday 29 April, 2013

Syrian prime minister escapes assassination attempt

Wael al-Halqi was travelling through Damascus when his convoy was targeted earlier today, Syrian state television reports.

# damascus - 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.

# damascus - Monday 25 February, 2013

Syria says it's prepared to talk with armed rebels

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem is the first high-ranking regime official to say the government is prepared to talk with rebels.

# damascus - Friday 22 February, 2013

Damascus hit by its deadliest bombing in Syria war

Almost 60 people were killed in the blast that rocked the city with many children among those wounded.

# damascus - Thursday 31 January, 2013

Israel strike on Syria 'unacceptable': Russia

Russia’s foreign ministry said it was “deeply concerned” by the Syrian claims and that it was taking “urgent measures” to clarify the situation.

# damascus - Wednesday 30 January, 2013

World giving Syria regime licence to kill says Ban Ki-moon

The U.N. chief also appealed for a major boost in international relief aid for Syria.

# damascus - Friday 4 January, 2013

Car bomb in Syria kills at least 11 people

Over 160 people died in violence across the country yesterday, including 72 civilians.

# damascus - Saturday 29 December, 2012

IN PICTURES: a year of fighting in Syria Review 2012 This post contains images

IN PICTURES: a year of fighting in Syria

In the midst of the conflict, death and hurt, some rare smiles and moments of joy are captured by some of the world’s bravest photographers.

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