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# damascus - Thursday 8 October, 2020

125 troops return to Ireland after six months in Syria
# Damascus
# Damascus

125 troops return to Ireland after six months in Syria

Oct 8th 2020, 9:30 PM 30,002 Views 38 Comments

They arrived in from Damascus at 11.35pm last night.

# damascus - Sunday 15 April, 2018

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

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

Apr 15th 2018, 5:15 PM 25,784 Views 167 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

Suicide bomber kills 18 after car chase in Damascus

Jul 2nd 2017, 12:10 PM 7,458 Views 12 Comments

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

# damascus - Thursday 27 April, 2017

'Massive explosion' at Damascus airport
# Syria
# Syria

'Massive explosion' at Damascus airport

Apr 27th 2017, 7:52 AM 14,959 Views 52 Comments

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
# Syrian Civil War
# Syrian Civil War

44 killed in twin bomb attack in centre of Damascus

Mar 11th 2017, 11:37 AM 6,902 Views 21 Comments

Attacks are rare in the Syrian government stronghold.

# damascus - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

Russia has stopped bombing Aleppo - but for how long?
# Siege
# Siege

Russia has stopped bombing Aleppo - but for how long?

Oct 18th 2016, 10:50 AM 7,021 Views 73 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

At least 20 killed and dozens wounded in Damascus bombings

Jun 11th 2016, 12:41 PM 6,505 Views 26 Comments

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'
# Syrian Ceasefire
# Syrian Ceasefire

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

Feb 27th 2016, 3:28 PM 8,510 Views 16 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

Shocking videos show the starving children trapped in a Syrian town

Jan 7th 2016, 8:00 PM 24,177 Views 56 Comments

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
# Desperate Times
# Desperate Times

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

Dec 12th 2015, 7:00 PM 23,446 Views 31 Comments

The country’s oil revenues have imploded.

# damascus - Thursday 22 October, 2015

WATCH: First drone video shows devastation of war in Syria
# Jobar
# Jobar

WATCH: First drone video shows devastation of war in Syria

Oct 22nd 2015, 10:04 PM 25,152 Views 81 Comments

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
# Middle East
# Middle East

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

Dec 24th 2014, 6:30 AM 6,254 Views 31 Comments

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
# Barrel Bomb
# Barrel Bomb

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

May 13th 2014, 8:14 AM 3,559 Views 83 Comments

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
# Al Qaeda
# Al Qaeda

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

Apr 30th 2014, 10:28 AM 8,159 Views 50 Comments

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'
# Death
# Death

British doctor 'failed by his government and Syrians'

Dec 21st 2013, 6:00 PM 7,486 Views 7 Comments

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
# Syria

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

Oct 7th 2013, 7:49 AM 3,419 Views 43 Comments

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
# Syrian Conflict
# Syrian Conflict

Process of destroying Syria's chemical weapons now under way

Oct 6th 2013, 11:30 AM 3,068 Views 54 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

Syria meets watchdog deadlines

Sep 21st 2013, 5:28 PM 3,045 Views 31 Comments

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
# Syrian Crisis
# Syrian Crisis

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

Sep 16th 2013, 5:57 PM 5,463 Views 106 Comments

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
# Charlie Rose
# Charlie Rose

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

Sep 8th 2013, 7:45 PM 12,841 Views 161 Comments

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
# Conflict
# Conflict

EU ministers believe Assad was responsible for Syria chemical attack

Sep 7th 2013, 2:45 PM 4,571 Views 62 Comments

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
# Middle East
# Middle East

Number of Syrian refugees passes 2 million mark

Sep 3rd 2013, 8:31 AM 2,902 Views 16 Comments

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
# Chemical Weapons
# Chemical Weapons

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

Sep 1st 2013, 2:41 PM 10,001 Views 179 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

UN chemical weapons inspectors leave Syria

Aug 31st 2013, 8:01 AM 4,139 Views 57 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

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

Aug 30th 2013, 10:52 PM 8,570 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.”

# damascus - Wednesday 28 August, 2013

Drumroll, please... The top ten "most liveable cities" in the world have been named
# Where In The World
# Where In The World

Drumroll, please... The top ten "most liveable cities" in the world have been named

Aug 28th 2013, 10:16 PM 34,751 Views 102 Comments

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

# damascus - Monday 26 August, 2013

The 5 at 5: Monday
# Take Five
# Take Five

The 5 at 5: Monday

Aug 26th 2013, 4:52 PM 7,090 Views 0 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Aug 23rd 2013, 9:53 AM 70 Views 90 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

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

Aug 21st 2013, 6:55 PM 8,454 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”.

# damascus - Monday 6 May, 2013

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

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

May 6th 2013, 1:39 PM 4,820 Views 106 Comments

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
# Tensions
# Tensions

Israel hits military research centre in Syria in second attack

May 5th 2013, 12:52 PM 8,629 Views 135 Comments

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
# Israel
# Israel

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

May 4th 2013, 4:07 PM 7,208 Views 128 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

Terrorist explosion kills nine in Damascus

Apr 30th 2013, 11:07 AM 2,199 Views 48 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

Syrian prime minister escapes assassination attempt

Apr 29th 2013, 9:45 AM 5,459 Views 19 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

Assad vows to 'cleanse' Syria after attack

Mar 22nd 2013, 9:50 AM 4,140 Views 34 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

Syria says it's prepared to talk with armed rebels

Feb 25th 2013, 8:05 PM 3,419 Views 44 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

Damascus hit by its deadliest bombing in Syria war

Feb 22nd 2013, 7:46 AM 2,562 Views 11 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

Israel strike on Syria 'unacceptable': Russia

Jan 31st 2013, 10:28 AM 5,109 Views 80 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

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

Jan 30th 2013, 12:32 PM 2,933 Views 27 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

Car bomb in Syria kills at least 11 people

Jan 4th 2013, 10:31 AM 1,809 Views 11 Comments

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

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