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Several bomb explosions reported in Damascus
Car bomb and two explosions at main gate of Interior Ministry, after earlier blast at Palace of Justice, state TV says.
Last updated: 12 Dec 2012 20:58 GMT
Tanks roll on Damascus as violence reigns
Heavy fighting grips capital with state source saying "all weapons will be used to finish off terrorists" by Ramadan.
Last updated: 19 Jul 2012 21:28 GMT
Delaying the Syrian endgame
There are four compelling arguments for allowing Russia to prevent liberal intervention in Syria.
Last updated: 19 Jul 2012 15:01 GMT
Has the Damascus attack broken al-Assad?
The attack in Damascus has dealt a huge blow to the government, so we ask if the civil war is turning into a revolution.
Last updated: 19 Jul 2012 12:16 GMT
Profiles: Syria's fallen ministers
Generals Assef Shawkat, Hassan Turkmani and Daoud Rajiha were considered key figures in suppressing the Syrian uprising.
Al Jazeera staff
Last updated: 19 Jul 2012 11:15 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
US blacklists Syrian spy chief
government has slapped financial sanctions on
's military spy chief, the brother-in-law of the country'
Last updated: 18 Jan 2006 21:30 GMT
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