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Mass murder on the Mediterranean high seas
A fishing trawler carrying 500 migrants across the Mediterranean was rammed by another boat, causing hundreds to drown.
Last updated: 21 Sep 2014 13:34 GMT
Childhood lost: Syria's youth toil in Jordan
Facing severe economic hardship, Syrian refugee children are dropping out of school to work to support their families.
Last updated: 28 Jun 2014 08:41 GMT
Syrian rebels go underground against Assad
Rebels in the city of Deraa employ tunnels to recapture strategic positions from government forces.
Last updated: 26 May 2014 02:50 GMT
Analysis: Syrian uprising's cautionary tale
Unintended consequences of the struggle to oust Bashar al-Assad could be a warning to other revolutionaries.
Arnab Neil Sengupta
Last updated: 13 Oct 2013 07:05 GMT
Syrian rebels capture border post near Jordan
Control of Ramtha crossing changes hands after days of fighting that has left 26 soldiers and several rebels dead.
Last updated: 28 Sep 2013 17:32 GMT
Why intervene in Syria now?
We ask why, when bullets and bombs have killed tens of thousands, it took an alleged chemical attack to inspire outrage.
Last updated: 10 Sep 2013 14:38 GMT
Syria rebels seize key Deraa army post
Syrian Observatory says opposition fighters captured a checkpoint in southern city after two weeks of fighting.
Last updated: 28 Jun 2013 22:11 GMT
Rebels battle for control of Syria's Deraa
Fighting rages on for strategically located city between Jordan and Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.
Last updated: 09 Jun 2013 15:34 GMT
Syria hospital buckles under strain of war
Violence forces doctors and nurses to flee, leaving hospital in Deraa overwhelmed by number of casualties.
Last updated: 08 Jun 2013 08:28 GMT
Syrians mark two-year anniversary of uprising
Protests held in several towns as rebels call for stepped-up attacks against Assad government.
Last updated: 15 Mar 2013 17:45 GMT
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