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# assad - Sunday 12 February, 2012

Head of Arab League observer mission to Syria resigns
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Head of Arab League observer mission to Syria resigns

Feb 12th 2012, 2:35 PM 984 Views 1 Comment

The 22-member group is considering renewing its mission to Syria amid escalating violence.

# assad - Saturday 11 February, 2012

Military official shot dead in Damascus
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Military official shot dead in Damascus

Feb 11th 2012, 3:27 PM 1,420 Views 6 Comments

Dr Issa al-Kholi is the highest ranking military official to have been killed since unrest began almost a year ago.

# assad - Tuesday 7 February, 2012

Videos: What's happening in Homs?
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Videos: What's happening in Homs?

Feb 7th 2012, 12:43 PM 1,116 Views 6 Comments

Hundreds have been reportedly killed since the artillery assault of the Syrian city began last week.

# assad - Monday 6 February, 2012

US closes Syrian embassy amid growing unrest
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US closes Syrian embassy amid growing unrest

Feb 6th 2012, 3:18 PM 1,096 Views 2 Comments

The US has reiterated its calls for the international community to act in support of the Arab League’s peace plan.

# assad - Saturday 4 February, 2012

China and Russia veto UN security council resolution on Syria
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China and Russia veto UN security council resolution on Syria

Feb 4th 2012, 7:19 PM 2,373 Views 53 Comments

Today’s vote follows days of negotiations and came amid reports of heavy casualties in Homs after Syrian forces fired mortars and artillery.

# assad - Tuesday 10 January, 2012

Syrian president blames 'foreign conspiracy' for unrest
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Syrian president blames 'foreign conspiracy' for unrest

Jan 10th 2012, 2:22 PM 758 Views 2 Comments

Bashar Assad also warned that ‘terrorism’ would be tackled with an “iron fist” in today’s televised address.

# assad - Friday 6 January, 2012

15 killed in Damascus suicide bombing: report
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# Syria

15 killed in Damascus suicide bombing: report

Jan 6th 2012, 12:01 PM 646 Views 1 Comment

Syrian state media reports that a bomb exploded in the city earlier today.

# assad - Tuesday 27 December, 2011

The 9 at 9: Tuesday
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The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Dec 27th 2011, 8:32 AM 6,210 Views 18 Comments

Nine things you should know this morning…

# assad - Monday 26 December, 2011

In pictures: The Arab Spring uprisings of 2011
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# Review 2011

In pictures: The Arab Spring uprisings of 2011

Dec 26th 2011, 4:00 PM 2,828 Views 3 Comments

Anti-government protests first broke out in Tunisia, before inspiring similar movements across the Middle East and bringing down leaders in Egypt and Libya.

# assad - Friday 23 December, 2011

40 killed as double bombing strikes Syrian capital Damascus: report
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40 killed as double bombing strikes Syrian capital Damascus: report

Dec 23rd 2011, 12:54 PM 1,052 Views 1 Comment

The Syrian capital suffered twin bombings today, which local authorities claim bear the hallmarks of an al-Qaeda attack.

# assad - Wednesday 21 December, 2011

The 9 at 9: Wednesday
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The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Dec 21st 2011, 8:42 AM 3,263 Views 4 Comments

Nine things to know this morning…

# assad - Thursday 15 December, 2011

Syrian soldiers name officials 'responsible for' torture and killings: report
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Syrian soldiers name officials 'responsible for' torture and killings: report

Dec 15th 2011, 9:00 PM 1,342 Views 1 Comment

Human Rights Watch is urging the ICC to investigate alleged human rights abuses in a new report that details incidents of torture and summary execution.

# assad - Thursday 8 December, 2011

Explosion strikes major Syrian oil line: report
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Explosion strikes major Syrian oil line: report

Dec 8th 2011, 12:26 PM 598 Views 1 Comment

The domestic supply pipeline carries around 140,000 barrels of oil a day.

# assad - Wednesday 7 December, 2011

"We don't kill our people": Syria's Assad denies govt gave order for violent crackdown
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# Syria

"We don't kill our people": Syria's Assad denies govt gave order for violent crackdown

Dec 7th 2011, 2:32 PM 851 Views 7 Comments

Bashar Assad questions reports of violence against civilians, says he feels no guilt over protest deaths.

# assad - Tuesday 6 December, 2011

US diplomat to return to Syria following withdrawal over security fears
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US diplomat to return to Syria following withdrawal over security fears

Dec 6th 2011, 4:42 PM 390 Views 0 Comments

Ambassador Robert Ford is to head back to Syria. He was withdrawn in October after being criticised by Syria over

# assad - Monday 5 December, 2011

Syria accepts Arab League's observer mission request
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Syria accepts Arab League's observer mission request

Dec 5th 2011, 12:25 PM 287 Views 0 Comments

Over 4,000 people have died since the uprising began in mid-March.

# assad - Saturday 3 December, 2011

25 killed in fresh Syrian violence
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25 killed in fresh Syrian violence

Dec 3rd 2011, 3:42 PM 1,003 Views 0 Comments

Sanctions by the EU, US and Arab League have so far failed to push the Syrian government to cease its violent crackdown on protesters.

# assad - Friday 2 December, 2011

UN rights chief calls for international support for Syrian civilians
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UN rights chief calls for international support for Syrian civilians

Dec 2nd 2011, 9:15 PM 999 Views 9 Comments

November was the bloodiest month so far since protests broke out in mid-March with 950 people killed.

# assad - Thursday 1 December, 2011

EU blocks export of 'monitoring equipment' to Syria
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EU blocks export of 'monitoring equipment' to Syria

Dec 1st 2011, 3:00 PM 1,071 Views 3 Comments

European Union foreign ministers today agreed a number of new economic sanctions against Syria which include limits on exports and support for Syrian government projects.

# assad - Wednesday 30 November, 2011

Turkey hits Syria with sanctions, freezes assets of Assad's regime
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Turkey hits Syria with sanctions, freezes assets of Assad's regime

Nov 30th 2011, 3:59 PM 932 Views 10 Comments

Turkey – Syria largest trading partner – has announced that it will apply a range of economic and financial sanctions on Syria over of its failure to cease its brutal eight-month crackdown on protesters.

# assad - Monday 28 November, 2011

Children tortured, killed during Syrian regime's crackdown: UN
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Children tortured, killed during Syrian regime's crackdown: UN

Nov 28th 2011, 10:01 PM 2,262 Views 16 Comments

UN Human Rights Council says its investigation into human rights abuse claims has found that at least 256 children were killed and that some were tortured to death.

# assad - Wednesday 16 November, 2011

France recalls Syrian ambassador
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France recalls Syrian ambassador

Nov 16th 2011, 3:54 PM 665 Views 1 Comment

Meanwhile, Syria is boycotting today’s Arab League meeting in Rabat over the group’s decision to suspend its membership.

# assad - Tuesday 15 November, 2011

November set to be Syria's bloodiest month as dozens more die in clashes
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November set to be Syria's bloodiest month as dozens more die in clashes

Nov 15th 2011, 3:54 PM 599 Views 3 Comments

Human rights organisations say that up to 90 people died in the past 24 hours in clashes between civilians and security forces, and soldiers and army defectors.

# assad - Monday 14 November, 2011

King of Jordan calls on Assad to step down in Syria's 'interest'
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King of Jordan calls on Assad to step down in Syria's 'interest'

Nov 14th 2011, 3:11 PM 164 Views 2 Comments

Arab states are increasing pressure on the Syrian president over his government’s violent crackdown on political protesters.

# assad - Saturday 12 November, 2011

The Daily Fix: Saturday
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The Daily Fix: Saturday

Nov 12th 2011, 8:00 PM 1,500 Views 0 Comments

Catch up on the day’s biggest stories – as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…

Arab League suspends Syria's membership over crackdown
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Arab League suspends Syria's membership over crackdown

Nov 12th 2011, 1:33 PM 146 Views 6 Comments

League putting pressure on Syrian government to stop using violence against its civilians – as it had agreed to do under a recent peace deal.

# assad - Friday 4 November, 2011

Syrian forces continue to strike protesters despite deal to end violence
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Syrian forces continue to strike protesters despite deal to end violence

Nov 4th 2011, 3:15 PM 50 Views 3 Comments

Activists say that nine anti-Assad regime protesters were killed by Syrian security forces today.

# assad - Thursday 27 October, 2011

Four killed in crackdown on anti-Assad dissent - report
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Four killed in crackdown on anti-Assad dissent - report

Oct 27th 2011, 3:27 PM 74 Views 1 Comment

Meanwhile, thousands marched in support of Assad’s regime today and Syria’s oil minister indicated international sanctions are impacting on sales.

# assad - Monday 24 October, 2011

US pulls its Syrian ambassador over security concerns
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US pulls its Syrian ambassador over security concerns

Oct 24th 2011, 1:24 PM 96 Views 1 Comment

Ambassador Robert Ford returned to the US over the weekend following “credible threats” against him, according to the US State Dept.

# assad - Friday 2 September, 2011

EU bans Syrian oil as Assad's crackdown continues
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EU bans Syrian oil as Assad's crackdown continues

Sep 2nd 2011, 4:21 PM 137 Views 0 Comments

However, existing contracts can continue to be filled until mid-November.

# assad - Thursday 18 August, 2011

The Daily Fix: Thursday
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The Daily Fix: Thursday

Aug 18th 2011, 7:58 PM 709 Views 0 Comments

All the things you may have missed…

Take 5: Thursday
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Take 5: Thursday

Aug 18th 2011, 4:46 PM 606 Views 9 Comments

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# assad - Tuesday 16 August, 2011

Thousands of Palestinian refugees flee camp, says UN
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Thousands of Palestinian refugees flee camp, says UN

Aug 16th 2011, 10:01 AM 350 Views 25 Comments

Assad’s troops are reportedly targeting local residents – including refugees, women and children – in an attempt to crush any protest against the regime in the city of Latakia.

# assad - Monday 15 August, 2011

Syrian troops fire on fleeing residents in city of Latakia, say activists
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Syrian troops fire on fleeing residents in city of Latakia, say activists

Aug 15th 2011, 12:29 PM 194 Views 1 Comment

Nearly 30 people have been killed in the city since Saturday, with government troops firing on scores of people – many of them women and children – say activists.

# assad - Saturday 13 August, 2011

Clinton calls for global trade embargo on Syria
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Clinton calls for global trade embargo on Syria

Aug 13th 2011, 12:56 PM 118 Views 5 Comments

Hillary Clinton has spoken of a “crescendo of condemnation” of the Syrian government, however she stopped short of an explicit call for President Assad to leave power – meanwhile, Syrians are calling for his death.

# assad - Wednesday 10 August, 2011

The 9 at 9: Wednesday
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The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Aug 10th 2011, 8:37 AM 3,257 Views 21 Comments

Nine things to know this morning…

# assad - Monday 8 August, 2011

Kuwait recalls Syrian ambassador amid reports of fresh violence
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Kuwait recalls Syrian ambassador amid reports of fresh violence

Aug 8th 2011, 3:24 PM 159 Views 0 Comments

Meanwhile, Kuwait also says that Gulf foreign ministers will meet soon to discuss the ongoing situation in Syria.

# assad - Sunday 7 August, 2011

Death toll rises to 52 in Syria
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Death toll rises to 52 in Syria

Aug 7th 2011, 3:45 PM 140 Views 1 Comment

Syrian troops have stormed parts of the eastern city of Deir el-Zour and the town of Hula, killing at least 52 people, according to human rights activists.

# assad - Monday 1 August, 2011

EU imposes more sanctions on Syrian officials
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EU imposes more sanctions on Syrian officials

Aug 1st 2011, 5:53 PM 179 Views 2 Comments

As Ramadan begins, the EU freezes the assets of five more high-level Syrians and the army mounts another attack on Hama.

# assad - Tuesday 12 July, 2011

Clinton says Assad has 'lost legitimacy' but Syria says that's provocation
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Clinton says Assad has 'lost legitimacy' but Syria says that's provocation

Jul 12th 2011, 2:55 PM 156 Views 0 Comments

The US said it had nothing invested in Bashar Assad remaining in power.