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Nine Lebanese pilgrims kidnapped in Syria freed

Nine Lebanese Shiite pilgrims kidnapped by rebels in Syria last year have been released, with signs that two Turkish pilots whose abduction was linked to their capture may also be freed.

Saturday, 19 October, 2013, 2:47pm

Snipers haunt Syrian Christian town of Maalula

“Maalula, city of culture and history, welcomes you,” reads a sign at the entrance to Syria’s best known Christian town. But any semblance of welcome evaporates once inside Maalula.

20 Sep 2013 - 11:09am

Kerry seeks EU support on Syria after G20 split

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday sought to muster European Union support for military strikes against Syria, after a G20 summit failed to resolve bitter international divisions on the issue.

7 Sep 2013 - 6:14pm 1 comment

US weighs military options for Syria, says Hagel

The Pentagon is moving forces into place in case President Barack Obama opts for military action against Syria, US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel suggested on Friday.

24 Aug 2013 - 5:25pm

Gunmen kill 11 near Syrian Christian villages

Gunmen shot dead 11 people, mostly Christians, in central Syria on Saturday, state media and activists said. A witness described what appeared to be a sectarian attack indiscriminately targeting members of the minority.

17 Aug 2013 - 8:33pm

20 die in air raids in Syria’s Latakia province

Air strikes by the Syrian military killed at least 20 people in the northwestern province of Latakia overnight, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Saturday.

“The toll in several air strikes on the town of Salma in Jabal Akrad rose to at least 20 people,” Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman said.

10 Aug 2013 - 5:03pm

Syria rebels overrun key Aleppo air base

Rebels fighting to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad have captured a key air base in the northern province of Aleppo after a months-long battle, a monitoring group reported on Tuesday.

“The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant [jihadist group] and other opposition groups took total control at dawn today of Minnigh air base,” said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

6 Aug 2013 - 2:50pm

UN warns of plight of women, children in Syria’s Homs

The UN sounded the alarm on Saturday about the plight of women and children in Syria’s Homs, urging all parties in the conflict to enable access to some 400,000 trapped civilians.

3 Aug 2013 - 4:44pm

Syria’s Assad ‘sure of victory’ over rebels

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said he was “sure of victory” over rebels fighting to topple him, in an Army Day message carried by state media on Thursday.

“If we in Syria were not sure of victory, we would not have had the will to resist nor been able to persevere in the face of more than two years of aggression,” he said.

1 Aug 2013 - 4:12pm

Syria rebels meet UN Security Council to end Assad support

Syrian rebel leaders met with the UN Security Council for the first time on Friday to discuss the country’s two-year war and appealed to Russia to stop its powerful political and military support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government.

27 Jul 2013 - 11:45am