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Syria's ex-spokesperson breaks silence
Jihad Makdissi in emailed statement says he has neutral stance on 23-month conflict that has left more than 60,000 dead.
Last updated: 13 Feb 2013 17:29 GMT
Syria rejects UN calls for unilateral truce
Regime says opposition fighters must stop the violence first, as it deploys soldiers in rebel-held town in Idlib.
Last updated: 10 Oct 2012 23:18 GMT
US and Turkey plan for 'worst Syria scenario'
Clinton says must prepare for potential use of chemical weapons, as fighting continues in Damascus and Aleppo.
Last updated: 11 Aug 2012 20:37 GMT
US rebukes Syria over chemical weapons threat
Government says country will deploy weapons against "external aggression", but rules out their use against Syrians.
Last updated: 24 Jul 2012 10:52 GMT
Red Cross declares Syria conflict a civil war
Fighting has spread and international humanitarian law now applies, Red Cross says, as clashes are reported in Damascus.
Last updated: 16 Jul 2012 18:03 GMT
Russia says West using 'blackmail' over Syria
Foreign minister warns Russia will block extension of UN mission if Western powers push for sanctions on Damascus.
Last updated: 16 Jul 2012 16:21 GMT
Damascus struck by 'most intense' clashes yet
Opposition reports explosions and heaviest fighting to date in the capital as Syria army tries to invade neighbourhoods.
Last updated: 15 Jul 2012 23:35 GMT
Annan hails 'constructive' talks with Assad
Syria's President Bashar al-Assad and envoy Kofi Annan said to agree on peace "approach" to be put to armed opposition.
Last updated: 10 Jul 2012 02:09 GMT
Turkish and Syrian rhetoric takes flight
As the two countries trade blame, it is impossible that both sides are telling truth about Turkish jet downed by Syria.
Last updated: 27 Jun 2012 19:13 GMT
UN observers confirm Syria aerial attacks
Monitors and joint envoy Annan cite increasing use of helicopter gunships, mortars and tanks against opposition areas.
Last updated: 12 Jun 2012 03:56 GMT
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