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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian rebels in Homs sign deal with military to give up most of stronghold city

    Posted May 04th 2014, 06:45am by AFP, GUARDIAN, AP, Reuters

    ... to elections. Rebel leaders speaking from Homs said they had little choice but to yield after at least six relentless months of shelling that has taken them and the small number of families who remain ...

  2. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria's 'lost boy' not quiet the full picture

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 08:47pm by GDN

    ... of a four-year-old Syrian boy apparently alone in the desert, separated from his family and clutching a tattered plastic bag of possessions, seemed to epitomise the refugee crisis caused by the civil war. The image went viral after it was tweeted by United Nations staff who helped the child find his family, with the caption: "Here 4 year old Marwan, who was temporarily separated from his ...

  3. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria conflict death toll reaches 150,344, human rights group says

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 09:47am by Associated Press in Beirut

    ... Christian-Armenian town of Kassab. Assad’s family hails from Latakia, the scene of a fierce 11-day battle in which rebel groups including the al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front have made significant gains. So far, ...

  4. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria army using starvation as ‘weapon of war’, say Amnesty

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 07:24pm by AFP

    ... are committing war crimes by using starvation of civilians as a weapon of war,” Luther said. “The harrowing accounts of families having to resort to eating cats and dogs, and civilians attacked ...

  5. News - World - SYRIA

    Pro-Assad forces kill 175 rebel fighters in ambush south of Damascus

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 01:40am by AP

    ... the ruling family began. If confirmed, it would be one of the deadliest attacks by government forces against rebels in the area. Syrian state news agency SANA quoted a field commander in the eastern ...

  6. News - World - SYRIA

    Evacuations, aid delivery resume in Syria’s besieged city of Homs

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 07:24pm by AFP

    ... will bring out a number of civilians, including 20 Christians from the Bustan al-Diwan neighbourhood,” he added. The Syrian Red Crescent said earlier Wednesday that a group of families from Bustan ...

  7. News - World - SYRIA

    UN details abuse of children in Syria

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 09:44pm by AFP

    ... the killing and injuring of members of their families and peers, or of being separated from their family and/or displaced. The report details the detention of children as young as 11 for alleged ...

  8. News - World - SYRIA

    Aid workers defy gunfire to evacuate civilians from Syrian city of Homs

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 04:47am by AP

    ... 130,000 people, driven millions from their homes and devastated whole districts of Syrian cities, and particularly Homs, a centre of protest when the 2011 uprising against 40 years of Assad family ...

  9. News - World - SYRIA

    Hundreds evacuated as truce extended in besieged Syrian city of Homs

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 10:34am by Associated Press in Beirut

    ... sectarian killings in Syria’s civil war. Al-Qaeda-inspired rebels killed more than two dozen civilians, including an entire family, when they overran a village populated by minority Alawites ... road, according to Abdurrahman of the Syrian Observatory. At least 25 of the victims were civilians, including an extended family of 11 – a man, his wife, and their sons and daughters – along ...

  10. News - World - SYRIA

    United States increases pressure to allow aid into 'starving' Homs

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 11:19pm by Reuters

    ... their families before receiving aid. After long months of fighting, much of Syria's third biggest city has been reduced to rubble. The UN mediator said he hoped yesterday's talks in Geneva ...




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