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Syria fights off rebel advance on Damascus
Government bombards opposition strongholds in Damascus suburbs to fend off fierce rebel campaign to take the capital.
Last updated: 05 Jan 2013 20:39 GMT
Syria 'secures chemical weapons stockpile'
Russia says government in Damascus consolidated its chemical weapons in "one or two" locations amid rebel onslaught.
Last updated: 23 Dec 2012 08:37 GMT
Syria planes strike Damascus refugee district
Activists report government air attacks on area in capital inhabited by Palestinian refugees and displaced Syrians.
Last updated: 16 Dec 2012 20:47 GMT
Fighting rages near Damascus airport
Syrian rebels declare the capital's international airport a legitimate target as clashes continue in suburbs.
Last updated: 08 Dec 2012 11:29 GMT
Syria fighting rages amid Iran envoy's visit
Shelling of Damascus districts reported as Iran's parliamentary speaker holds talks with officials in the capital.
Last updated: 23 Nov 2012 17:26 GMT
Syria rebels clash with armed Kurds
Fighting near Turkey between Free Syrian Army and Kurds affiliated with Democratic Union Party leaves several injured.
Last updated: 19 Nov 2012 17:54 GMT
Bombs hit Syrian army compounds in Aleppo
Blast kills and wounds scores of President Bashar al-Assad's forces, residents and opposition activists say.
Last updated: 10 Sep 2012 03:52 GMT
Syrian strikes on Aleppo 'kill dozens'
Water shortage worsens after bombardment, while Clinton says a new UN resolution on Syria "needs teeth".
Last updated: 09 Sep 2012 20:34 GMT
Syrian forces 'bombard south Damascus'
Shelling reportedly kills at least 20 people in Yarmouk district of capital, home to tens of thousands of Palestinians.
Last updated: 06 Sep 2012 21:37 GMT
Syrian army 'readies for assault on Aleppo'
Rebel strongholds shelled in country's commercial hub as pro-regime paper warns of a looming "battle of all battles".
Last updated: 26 Jul 2012 19:13 GMT
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In Pictures: Myanmar's opium hotspot
A rebel militia in Myanmar's Shan state has been cracking down on drug production.
In Pictures: The Boston Marathon
Runners compete in race where last year a bombing left three dead and more than 260 people injured.
In Pictures: Recounting horror of Rana Plaza
Suffering continues for survivors and victims’ families a year after the building collapsed in Dhaka.
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