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Assad praises troops as planes pound Aleppo
President says fate of nation at stake in fight against rebels, as rights group reports brutal crackdown on dissidents.
Last updated: 01 Aug 2012 17:59 GMT
Syria denies use of heavy weapons in Tremseh
Foreign ministry says Kofi Annan statement that government used helicopters and artillery in Hama village is "rushed".
Last updated: 15 Jul 2012 15:02 GMT
UN pursues probe in Syria village killings
Monitors are in Tremseh, where an attack took place on Thursday, to assess the casualties and damage.
Last updated: 15 Jul 2012 09:06 GMT
UN observers say Syria attack targeted rebels
Monitors say Thursday's assault on the village of Tremseh appeared targeted at army defectors and activists.
Last updated: 15 Jul 2012 01:05 GMT
Syria violence 'derailing' UN peace mission
Head of UN observers says attacks by both sides are intensifying, limiting mission's aim to observe, verify and report.
Last updated: 16 Jun 2012 03:53 GMT
Bomb attack hits Damascus suburb
Dozens killed in violence across Syria, as car bombs explode in Damascus and Idlib, activists and state media report.
Last updated: 15 Jun 2012 00:26 GMT
UN official says Syria in state of civil war
UN peacekeeping chief says government has lost "large chunks of territory" as witnesses describe heavy shelling in Homs.
Last updated: 12 Jun 2012 22:03 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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French minorities alarmed by far-right wins
French Jews and Muslims say recent National Front victories in mayoral races reflect rising xenophobia.
The white 'saviours' of the Arabs
Western fighters have streamed into the Middle East to help 'liberate' Arab countries such as Syria and Libya.
Pakistan mulls tighter controls on madrassas
The Pakistani government is proposing reform of the nation's madrassas, which are accused of fostering terrorism.
Unravelling culture in Iraq's Kurdish region
Weaving and handicrafts are being re-taught to a younger generation of Iraqi Kurds, but not without challenges.
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French jihadists in Syria and cyber-indoctrination
Armenian genocide: Turkey has lost the battle of truth
Eastern Ukraine: A new pawn in Putin's dangerous game
South Sudan's massacre among many
Marx's last stand: Eastern Ukraine
Libya and the ICC: Courting chaos and confusion
In Pictures: Clowning around in Lebanon camps
Volunteer clowns from Belgium's 'Clowns Without Borders' entertain children in Lebanon's refugee camps.
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.
Three years since the start of the uprising, nine million people have been displaced by fighting.
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An in-depth look at Egypt's ongoing political crisis.
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