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UN condemns crackdown in Syria
General Assembly passes non-binding resolution calling for halt to violence, as military forces pound protest hubs.
Last updated: 17 Feb 2012 11:41 GMT
UN set for Syria vote amid crackdown
Opposition strongholds under attack as Russia continues to oppose any moves by Security Council to condemn Assad's rule.
Last updated: 16 Feb 2012 20:58 GMT
Syrian forces 'launch Deraa assault'
Southern city comes under attack as Homs and Hama endure ongoing bombardments, with UN assembly set to discuss violence.
Last updated: 16 Feb 2012 12:12 GMT
Syria death toll 'surpasses 1,000'
Rights groups say they have documented names of civilians allegedly killed by security forces since protests erupted.
Last updated: 24 May 2011 19:32 GMT
Syria arrests opposition figures
Rights groups say two opposition figures and 11 women protesters detained.
Last updated: 01 May 2011 02:43 GMT
Syria sends army reinforcements into Deraa
Arrests and raids reported in several towns and more than 200 members of the ruling Baath Party resign in protest.
Last updated: 27 Apr 2011 17:26 GMT
Syrian opposition vows to 'break the regime'
Activists say democratic transition will safeguard the country from "a period of violence, chaos and civil war".
Last updated: 27 Apr 2011 12:04 GMT
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UK charity crackdown riles Syria aid workers
Muslim volunteers face questioning and threat of arrest, while aid has been disrupted or blocked, charities say.
Abandonment of 'Bring Back Our Girls'
Six months on, outrage and sorrow over the mass schoolgirl abduction has disappeared - except for families in Nigeria.
A soft approach to returning British fighters
ISIL combatants seeking an 'exit strategy' from Mideast conflict need positive reinforcement back home, analysts say.
Austrian youth flocking to ISIL
European nation hit by a wave of Islamophobia as many young fighters join ISIL in Syria and Iraq.
Climate change: Europe's unfinished business
Jose Maria Figueres
Afghanistan's opium problem will keep growing
Cuba's war on Ebola
Stop blaming the Nepali guides
Investing in Africa on its own terms
In the battle of papal politics, Pope Francis will triumph
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