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UN commission 'has enough to prosecute Assad for war crimes'
# Syria
# Syria

UN commission 'has enough to prosecute Assad for war crimes'

Aug 13th 2017, 2:56 PM 8,151 Views 40 Comments

“The preparatory work has been done, but nevertheless, there is no prosecutor and no court.”

France is in no doubt who it blames for deadly sarin gas attack
# Chemical Weapons
# Chemical Weapons

France is in no doubt who it blames for deadly sarin gas attack

Apr 26th 2017, 11:54 AM 12,825 Views 111 Comments

It says the chemical fingerprint was developed in Syrian laboratories.

Syrian rebels storm Sunni village, leaving 14 dead
# Conflict
# Conflict

Syrian rebels storm Sunni village, leaving 14 dead

Jul 10th 2014, 8:33 AM 4,490 Views 27 Comments

Both State media and the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported the attack.

Faces of War: Syrian children make the most of makeshift homes
# Syria
# Syria

Faces of War: Syrian children make the most of makeshift homes

Jun 1st 2014, 8:15 AM 4,112 Views 5 Comments

The real lives behind the civil war which the world barely notices.

'God, Bashar, and that's all': Assad announces presidential candidacy
# Parody Of Democracy
# Parody Of Democracy

'God, Bashar, and that's all': Assad announces presidential candidacy

Apr 28th 2014, 3:00 PM 7,280 Views 61 Comments

Shouts of “God, Bashar, and that’s all” were heard from schoolchildren following the announcement.

Syria rebel commander freezes to death in bitter cold - report
# Snow
# Snow

Syria rebel commander freezes to death in bitter cold - report

Dec 15th 2013, 7:30 AM 12,666 Views 34 Comments

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

'Clear and convincing evidence' that chemical weapons used in Syria
# Syria
# Syria

'Clear and convincing evidence' that chemical weapons used in Syria

Dec 13th 2013, 7:57 AM 4,128 Views 25 Comments

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

Syrian children return to school for first time in a year
# Syria
# Syria

Syrian children return to school for first time in a year

Oct 1st 2013, 10:23 PM 5,075 Views 14 Comments

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.

Meeting of chemical weapons watchdog on Syria postponed again
# Syria
# Syria

Meeting of chemical weapons watchdog on Syria postponed again

Sep 20th 2013, 3:02 PM 2,732 Views 4 Comments

Syria has handed over details of its chemical weapons arsenal.

Syria war has reached stalemate
# Syria
# Syria

Syria war has reached stalemate

Sep 20th 2013, 10:31 AM 3,163 Views 32 Comments

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

G20 fails to heal rift on Syria at Russia talks
# Chemical Weapons
# Chemical Weapons

G20 fails to heal rift on Syria at Russia talks

Sep 6th 2013, 9:12 AM 4,021 Views 96 Comments

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

Putin: Idea of Assad using chemical weapons is 'utter nonsense'
# Syria
# Syria

Putin: Idea of Assad using chemical weapons is 'utter nonsense'

Aug 31st 2013, 1:44 PM 10,088 Views 149 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 30th 2013, 10:52 PM 8,593 Views 168 Comments

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.”

UN chemical inspectors shot at in Syria
# Syria
# Syria

UN chemical inspectors shot at in Syria

Aug 26th 2013, 11:53 AM 10,068 Views 172 Comments

A UN spokesperson confirmed the attack.

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

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

Aug 21st 2013, 6:55 PM 8,477 Views 156 Comments

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”.

Barack Obama has decided it's time to send weapons to Syrian rebels
# Syria
# Syria

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

Jun 14th 2013, 7:10 AM 5,626 Views 92 Comments

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

France says Assad regime has used the deadly chemical sarin
# Syria
# Syria

France says Assad regime has used the deadly chemical sarin

Jun 5th 2013, 7:34 AM 3,183 Views 56 Comments

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

US, French and Russian ministers to meet for Syria talks
# Geneva 2
# Geneva 2

US, French and Russian ministers to meet for Syria talks

May 27th 2013, 7:55 AM 3,037 Views 6 Comments

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

Israeli PM visits China after Syria strikes
# Middle East
# Middle East

Israeli PM visits China after Syria strikes

May 6th 2013, 9:57 AM 4,688 Views 103 Comments

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.

Syrian refugees 'now make up 10 per cent of population of Lebanon'
# Crisis
# Crisis

Syrian refugees 'now make up 10 per cent of population of Lebanon'

Apr 30th 2013, 7:15 AM 2,390 Views 49 Comments

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

Study finds 26 Irish people have fought in Syria
# Civil War
# Civil War

Study finds 26 Irish people have fought in Syria

Apr 4th 2013, 10:51 AM 6,111 Views 39 Comments

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.

Syrian opposition in disarray as leader attempts to resign
# Syria
# Syria

Syrian opposition in disarray as leader attempts to resign

Mar 24th 2013, 7:46 PM 6,692 Views 13 Comments

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

Assad vows to 'cleanse' Syria after attack
# Syria
# Syria

Assad vows to 'cleanse' Syria after attack

Mar 22nd 2013, 9:50 AM 4,159 Views 35 Comments

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

There are now one million Syrian refugees
# Civil War
# Civil War

There are now one million Syrian refugees

Mar 6th 2013, 7:51 AM 2,330 Views 14 Comments

“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”.

Syrian conflict spills into Iraq as dozens killed in ambush
# Syria
# Syria

Syrian conflict spills into Iraq as dozens killed in ambush

Mar 5th 2013, 9:41 AM 2,513 Views 7 Comments

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.

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

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

Mar 2nd 2013, 2:05 PM 4,702 Views 25 Comments

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

Russia in ground-breaking talks with Syrian opposition
# Civil War
# Civil War

Russia in ground-breaking talks with Syrian opposition

Feb 3rd 2013, 9:26 AM 4,379 Views 10 Comments

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

Syria's war worsening 'by the day', says UN envoy
# Syria
# Syria

Syria's war worsening 'by the day', says UN envoy

Dec 30th 2012, 6:22 PM 3,856 Views 29 Comments

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

Syrian rebels claim capture of infantry base in Aleppo
# Syria
# Syria

Syrian rebels claim capture of infantry base in Aleppo

Dec 16th 2012, 3:23 PM 3,028 Views 19 Comments

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

Syria cuts off internet and phone networks
# Shut Down
# Shut Down

Syria cuts off internet and phone networks

Nov 30th 2012, 9:53 AM 3,389 Views 12 Comments

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

Syria state TV journalist shot dead: official media
# Killed
# Killed

Syria state TV journalist shot dead: official media

Nov 23rd 2012, 9:41 AM 1,908 Views 9 Comments

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

NGO: Two blasts kill and injure dozens in Syria
# Daraa
# Daraa

NGO: Two blasts kill and injure dozens in Syria

Nov 10th 2012, 10:08 AM 2,075 Views 9 Comments

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

Assad warns against armed intervention
# Syria
# Syria

Assad warns against armed intervention

Nov 9th 2012, 8:14 AM 3,519 Views 16 Comments

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

Syria's Assad refuses to flee: 'I'll live and die in Syria'
# Syria
# Syria

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

Nov 8th 2012, 4:20 PM 3,900 Views 45 Comments

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

Syria ceasefire in tatters as fighting rages
# Civil War
# Civil War

Syria ceasefire in tatters as fighting rages

Oct 27th 2012, 9:41 AM 2,678 Views 9 Comments

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

Protestors try to storm Lebanese government headquarters
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

Protestors try to storm Lebanese government headquarters

Oct 21st 2012, 3:12 PM 2,425 Views 2 Comments

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.

Turkey, Syria ban flights to each other as tensions soar
# Middle East
# Middle East

Turkey, Syria ban flights to each other as tensions soar

Oct 14th 2012, 7:15 PM 3,518 Views 13 Comments

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

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