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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian border town is 'about to fall', warns Turkey

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 04:17am by Reuters

    ... raged in Kobani, more than 20 Turkish tanks were parked on a hillside 1km from the border. Groups of mainly men travelled towards the border area to protest against inaction by Turkey to protect ... to the streets protesting in solidarity for Kobani. One young pro-Kurdish protester was killed in the southeastern city of Mus while police used tear gas and water canon to disperse angry protests ...

  2. News - World - SYRIA

    100,000 victims’ names read in global protest against UN inaction on Syria

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 08:49pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New York 100,000 victims' names read in global protest Activists began reading the names of 100,000 people killed in Syria outside UN headquarters, in a modest launch of what they hope will be a global protest. A dozen Syrian-Americans opposed to President Bashar al-Assad started the event in New York's Dag Hammarskjold Plaza. The names of 100,000 ...

  3. News - World - SYRIA

    UN rights chief slams Syria ‘paralysis’ as death toll tops 191,000

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 06:26pm by AFP

    ... when security forces cracked down on protesters, sparking an uprising against President Bashar al-Assad’s regime. Pillay said there had been “serious allegations that war crimes and crimes ...

  4. News - World - SYRIA

    ISIL ‘crucifies eight rival fighters’ in Syria

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 09:30pm by Reuters

    ... President Bashar al-Assad which started with pro-democracy protests but has descended into civil war. The Observatory, an anti-Assad group which tracks the violence, said the vast majority were ...

  5. News - World - SYRIA

    Deadly explosion rocks Turkey-Syria border crossing

    Posted May 16th 2014, 01:24am by AP

    ... of thousands of people have been wounded in Syria's civil war, which started as a series of largely peaceful protests. ...

  6. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian rebels start withdrawal from Homs, cradle of uprising

    Posted May 07th 2014, 06:27pm by Reuters

    ... with Homs and his Alawite heartland on the Mediterranean. Their final withdrawal from the centre of the city, known as the “capital of the revolution” when protests first erupted against Assad ...

  7. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria announces presidential election as air strikes kill dozens in Aleppo

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 07:44pm by Reuters

    ... as a peaceful protest movement against President Bashar al-Assad’s rule in March 2011 and turned into civil war after a government crackdown. ...

  8. News - World - SYRIA

    Three years after revolt to topple him began, Assad retains grip on power

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 05:54am by WASHPOST

    ... rule by Syrians who rose up to challenge his hold on power, first with peaceful protests and later with arms. Aided by the steadfast support of his allies and the deepening disarray of his ... spring protests sweeping the region, the realisation that the rebellion is faltering is "deeply depressing", said Abu Emad, a student activist who has watched as the government has ...

  9. 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

    ... Coalition said in a statement. Syria’s uprising began with largely peaceful protests against Assad’s rule. It has since then evolved into a civil war with sectarian overtones, pitting predominantly ...

  10. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian children suffering from ‘brutal’ health care methods, says charity

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 10:31pm by AP

    ... in 2010, before the war. In contrast, in the first week of 2014, 84 cases in children under five were recorded in northern Syria alone. The Syrian crisis began as largely peaceful protests against ...




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