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# regime - Monday 28 November, 2016

Seven-year-old girl tweets of being "between death and life" as Aleppo on verge of falling

Retaking the beleaguered city from rebel forces is key for regime head Bashar al Assad’s strategy in the now five-year war.

# regime - 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.

# regime - Thursday 27 March, 2014

Tymoshenko to run for president of Ukraine

The 53 year old made the announcement today.

# regime - Sunday 26 January, 2014

No longer under siege: Women and children to be allowed leave Homs

UN mediator Lakhdar Brahimi said that tomorrow he expects the two parties to talk about the “way forward”.

# regime - Saturday 25 January, 2014

Bombings keep people on edge on third anniversary of Arab Spring

A small bomb struck outside a police training hours before the rallies were due to start.

Despite walk-out threats, Syria foes set to meet face-to-face

The delegations were due to meet yesterday, brought together by the United Nations.

# regime - Saturday 18 January, 2014

Fractured Syrian opposition agrees to join peace talks

The brutal conflict has killed 130,000 people and made millions homeless since 2011. Talks are set to get under way next Wednesday.

# regime - Saturday 26 October, 2013

Iran hangs 16 after deadly border attack

The 16 “rebels” were hanged overnight following clashes in which 14 border guards were killed on the frontier with Pakistan.

# regime - 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.

# regime - Wednesday 28 August, 2013

Gilmore: Syria needs a political solution - not a military invasion

The Minister for Foreign Affairs described the deliberate use of chemical weapons against civilians in Syria as “a very serious war crime” – but called for diplomacy rather than an invasion.

# regime - Monday 26 August, 2013

'Every hour counts' for UN chemical arms probe

Meanwhile, Bashar al-Assed has said claims that his regime used chemical weapons were an “insult to common sense”.

# regime - Saturday 27 April, 2013

North Korea puts US citizen on trial for 'trying to overthrow regime'

North Korea says the man has admitted the charges and will soon face ‘judgment’.

# regime - Friday 29 March, 2013

Residents of Syria's Aleppo sell their belongings to survive

People are trying to sell off electronic devices to make money – but there isn’t enough electricity to make them work.

# regime - Tuesday 12 March, 2013

Whole generation of Syrian children could be lost, says UN

Two years to the day since the conflict began, the UN says there’s a generation of children who have known only fighting.

# regime - Sunday 10 March, 2013

Descendants of Stalin officials bear witness to his 'mission'

Theatrical show in a Moscow human rights’ museum is shedding light on those who imposed the brutal will of the Russian dictator.

# regime - Monday 25 February, 2013

No surprises: Raul Castro re-elected president of Cuba

This is the second five year term for the 81-year-old Raul Castro who officially took over from his brother Fidel in 2008.

# regime - 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.

# regime - Sunday 23 December, 2012

Syria: 60 reported dead after strike hits bakery

The people were queueing outside a bakery in the rebel-held town of Halfaya when the strike hit.

# regime - Monday 17 December, 2012

North Korean leader's wife 'appears pregnant'

Kim Jong-un’s wife sighting on state television fuels expectation of an addition to the Kim dynasty.

# regime - Saturday 17 November, 2012

Air strikes across Syria amid deadly clashes

Most of the army’s air strikes targeted the Idlib province in the northwest, Aleppo and Damascas province.

# regime - Tuesday 30 October, 2012

Syrian regime launches nationwide airstrikes

The death toll for what was supposed to be a four-day ceasefire exceeded 500.

# regime - Tuesday 7 August, 2012

Syrian PM was "planning break from regime for two months" Syria This post contains images

Syrian PM was "planning break from regime for two months"

The country’s prime minister defected yesterday from what he described as a “regime of killing and terror”.

# regime - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

Eight killed in Syrian prison mutiny

Opposition Syrian National Council claims regime forces opened fire on detainees during a peaceful sit-in protest.

# regime - Saturday 30 June, 2012

Annan warns 'history will judge' the world's failure on Syria

The former UN chief has convened a meeting of foreign ministers to try and broker a deal on Syria – but it’s looking unlikely.

# regime - Friday 15 June, 2012

Russia 'not supplying' attack helicopters to Syria - Ministry

Hillary Clinton had said she believed that there were attack helicopters on the way from Russia to Syria – something Russia denies.

# regime - Thursday 31 May, 2012

UN chief urges Syria to stop attacks

Ban Ki-Moon said UN observers monitoring the ceasefire were not there to watch the killings of innocent people.

# regime - Thursday 8 March, 2012

Syria's deputy minister for oil defects in YouTube video Syria This post contains videos

Syria's deputy minister for oil defects in YouTube video

Abdo Hussameldin announced he was defecting in a YouTube video, making him the first high ranking official to abandon the Assad regime since the uprising began a year ago this month.

# regime - Monday 27 February, 2012

EU ministers recognise Syrian National Council as legitimate representatives

The assets of the Syrian central bank have been frozen, while seven ministers have an asset freeze and a visa ban.

EU foreign ministers to meet as international pressure increases on Syria

The Ministers are expected to approve more sanctions against the Assad regime which has been responsible for the death of thousands of protesters.

# regime - Thursday 23 February, 2012

UN to send top humanitarian official to Syria as civil war looms

Ban Ki-Moon has asked Valerie Amos to visit Syria to assess the humanitarian situation and renew the call for urgent access.

# regime - Tuesday 27 December, 2011

Egypt bans 'virginity tests' by military rulers on women

The practice of the ‘tests’ had caused outrage among women and human rights groups.

# regime - Monday 12 December, 2011

Woman beheaded in Saudi Arabia for 'sorcery'

Colm O’Gorman of Amnesty International Ireland has called the killing an “appalling and sickening act”.

# regime - Monday 3 October, 2011

National council launched in Syria

The council was designed to overthrow President Bashar Assad’s regime and is the broadest umbrella movement of revolutionary forces formed so far.

# regime - Friday 15 July, 2011

New government for Libya

More than 30 countries have declared Colonel Gaddafi’s regime in Libya no longer legitimate as the Transitional National Council is recognised as the country’s new government.

# regime - Monday 27 June, 2011

Khmer Rouge: A timeline

An estimated 1.7 million people died under the brutal regime of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia in the seventies.

# regime - Monday 17 January, 2011

Notorious Haitian dictator returns to "help" country's people Haiti This post contains videos

Notorious Haitian dictator returns to "help" country's people

Jean-Claude Duvalier was ousted in revolt in 1986 after he and his father presided over brutal regime reinforced by deadly private militia, the Tonton Macoutes.