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Islamic State 'seizes main Syria oil fields'
Al-Omar and Tanak oil fields on Iraq border fall to the Islamic State after rival fighters withdraw, activists say.
Last updated: 04 Jul 2014 12:24 GMT
Syrian rebels 'seize airport near Iraq'
Syrian rebels claim to have captured an airport used as a military base in Deir al-Zor province near Iraqi border.
Last updated: 18 Nov 2012 03:36 GMT
Brahimi to meet Assad during Damascus visit
New UN-Arab League envoy warns not to "expect miracles" this week as bombardment resumes in Aleppo rebel districts.
Last updated: 11 Sep 2012 23:58 GMT
Russia rejects more UN pressure on Syria
Moscow snubs calls for UN Security Council to take tougher stance on Syria as UN puts new death toll at 2,600 people.
Last updated: 12 Sep 2011 14:06 GMT
Gulf states condemn Syria 'killing machine'
Gulf Co-operation Council calls for "serious reforms" and end to bloodshed as fresh violence and arrests are reported.
Last updated: 11 Sep 2011 22:42 GMT
France criticises UN over Syria violence
Foreign minister calls Security Council failure to condemn crackdown a "scandal", while activists report fresh violence.
Last updated: 11 Sep 2011 15:50 GMT
Military assaults continue across Syria
Reports of seven deaths in Hama and Idlib province as the Turkish foreign minister meets President Assad in Damascus.
Last updated: 09 Aug 2011 10:54 GMT
Syria passes law to allow political parties
The concession by Assad to quell anti-government protests is blasted by opposition as symbolic and far too late.
Last updated: 25 Jul 2011 18:44 GMT
Assad sacks governor following huge protests
Move seen as bid to tighten government's grip in Deir az-Zor, after half a million people took to streets on Friday.
Last updated: 25 Jul 2011 08:45 GMT
Deadly violence continues in Syria
Armed men under the watch of Syrian security forces fire on protesters in central city of Homs, witnesses say.
Last updated: 17 Jul 2011 07:10 GMT
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