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Islamic State strengthens control in Syria
The seizure of the Tabqa airbase highlights the Islamic State's consolidation of power in eastern Syria, analysts say.
Last updated: 27 Aug 2014 09:29 GMT
Fighting rages on across Syria
Clashes and bombardment reported, day after Russia says peace conference unlikely to happen before October.
Last updated: 13 Aug 2013 17:50 GMT
Reports of 'massacre' in eastern Syria
British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says at least 60 Shia Muslims killed by rebels near Deir al-Zour.
Last updated: 12 Jun 2013 17:06 GMT
Ancient souk burns as fighting rages in Syria
Hundreds of shops destroyed at UNESCO world heritage site in Aleppo's Old City, as deadly violence continues.
Last updated: 29 Sep 2012 19:57 GMT
Annan renews call for UN unity on Syria
UN-Arab League envoy tells Security Council that mishandling Syria crisis could have "serious impact" on entire region.
Last updated: 17 Mar 2012 05:21 GMT
UN council condemns use of force by Syria
Envoys agree on statement criticising human rights violations, as tanks continue to shell besieged city of Hama.
Last updated: 04 Aug 2011 04:41 GMT
Deaths reported as huge protests grip Syria
Activists say eleven people killed by security forces as hundreds of thousands take to the streets across the country.
Last updated: 01 Jul 2011 19:20 GMT
Deadly clashes reported as Syrians rally
Activists say seven people killed as government supporters and opponents clash in three cities.
Last updated: 21 Jun 2011 21:28 GMT
Assad orders new Syrian amnesty
President announces general amnesty for crimes committed up until June 20, as his supporters rally in major cities.
Last updated: 21 Jun 2011 14:47 GMT
Cousin of Syrian president 'quits business'
Tycoon Rami Makhlouf, under sanctions for corruption, moves to charity in apparent concession to protesters.
Last updated: 17 Jun 2011 08:19 GMT
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