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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. News - World - SYRIA

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

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

    ... that grew out of peaceful protests in 2011. Assad's media adviser Buthaina Shaaban said her delegation would leave for Damascus on Friday as planned but would return for a new round of talks ...

  6. News - World - SYRIA

    Aid and release of prisoners on the table at Syria peace talks in Geneva

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 04:40am by Reuters

    ... was ready to release any civilians "but the coalition of what is known as the opposition has refrained from presenting a list". Homs was one of the early centres of protest against ...

  7. News - World - SYRIA

    US warns Assad he must step aside to foster peace in Syria

    Posted Jan 17th 2014, 10:40pm by Reuters

    ... they can protest, they can put out distortions, the bottom line is we are going to Geneva to implement Geneva I, and if Assad doesn't do that he will invite greater response," he said. ...

  8. News - World - SYRIA

    Bashar al-Assad sees no reason not to stand again for the Syrian presidency

    Posted Jan 20th 2014, 11:28pm by AFP

    ... They are backed by both the US, which supports the rebels, and Russia, a staunch Assad ally. The conflict began in March 2011, with peaceful protests that spiralled after a brutal regime crackdown. ...

  9. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria jihadists torturing, killing detainees: Amnesty

    Posted Dec 19th 2013, 11:38am by Agence France-Presse in Beirut

    ... protests in March 2011 but escalated into a civil war following a brutal regime crackdown.   ...

  10. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian air force accused of using barrel explosives to kill 76 in Aleppo

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 05:24pm by AFP

    ... crackdown on Arab spring-inspired democracy protests that erupted in March 2011. Explosive-laden barrels were dropped on six rebel-controlled districts in the east, including Sakhur, Ard al-Hamra ...




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