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ISIL demands gold to 'protect' Christians
Armed group also bans Christians from renovating churches, displaying religious symbols and praying in public.
Last updated: 26 Feb 2014 20:58 GMT
ISIL recaptures Raqqa from Syria’s rebels
Al-Qaeda-linked group take the northern city after fierce fighting with a loose coalition of rebel groups.
Last updated: 14 Jan 2014 20:53 GMT
Rebel infighting spreads across Syria
The recent infighting has been the most serious since armed groups initially rose to try overthrow Bashar al-Assad.
Last updated: 06 Jan 2014 21:56 GMT
Students reported killed in Syria air attack
Activists say 12 people dead and dozens more wounded in aerial raid on secondary school in northeastern city of Raqqa.
Last updated: 29 Sep 2013 15:31 GMT
Friction prevails in Syria's rebel-held city
Actions of some rebel groups operating in the northern city of al-Raqqah raise fears among citizens.
Last updated: 26 May 2013 09:59 GMT
Jabhat al-Nusra's rising stock in Syria
Even moderates back group with hard-line fighters despite radical ideology in absence of Western help to topple Assad.
Stephanie d'Arc Taylor
Last updated: 19 May 2013 14:45 GMT
Syrian warplanes launch 'attacks' in Damascus
Air raids carried out in and around capital, as rights group releases report about secret prisons holding activists.
Last updated: 15 Apr 2013 22:38 GMT
Children among dead in 'Aleppo airstrike'
Syrian government attack on Kurdish neighbourhood of northern city kills at least 15, including nine children.
Last updated: 07 Apr 2013 00:05 GMT
Children 'killed' in Syria army tank attack
UK-based activists claim eight children among at least 20 total dead from tank shells in northern province of al-Raqqa.
Last updated: 26 Dec 2012 18:36 GMT
Dangerous contradictions in Syria
Incoherent national policies and geopolitical rivalries are leading to a worsening crisis in Syria.
Last updated: 28 Jun 2012 13:11 GMT
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