A Syrian government air strike on a rebel-held village near Damascus killed 10 children on Sunday as they played outdoors, opposition activists said, and video footage showed residents collecting young bodies torn by shrapnel.
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Russia on Thursday warned Turkey against deploying Patriot missiles to protect its troubled border with Syria, saying it should instead help broker peace.22 Nov 2012 - 7:18pm
Britain formally recognised a newly-formed opposition bloc as the sole representative of the Syrian people yesterday, as the chief of the UN said he feared Syria could become a "regional battleground".21 Nov 2012 - 6:37am
A newly formed Syrian opposition bloc that has received Arab and international backing is to be based in Egypt, its head Ahmed Moaz al-Khatib told the official MENA news agency on Monday.
“It has been decided that the Syrian National Coalition will have its headquarters in Egypt,” Khatib was quoted as saying after talks with Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohammed Kamel Amr.19 Nov 2012 - 9:37pm
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North Korea is suspected of having tried to send missile components to Syria in violation of UN sanctions, but the shipment was intercepted by South Korean authorities, diplomats say.
South Korean officials seized 445 graphite cylinders, which had been declared as lead piping, from a Chinese vessel, the Xin Yan Tai, UN Security Council diplomats said. The incident occurred in May.15 Nov 2012 - 2:40am
Jean-Luc Duthion admits it was risky opening a bar in the heart of Damascus almost a year into Syria's civil war, but his venue has become a hit among locals seeking relief from the bloodshed.15 Nov 2012 - 2:57am
France has become the first European country to recognise the newly formed Syrian rebel coalition, and raised the possibility of arming the group as it begins taking charge of the opposition's role in the civil war.15 Nov 2012 - 2:57am
British police have arrested a man at London's Heathrow Airport in connection with the kidnapping of two Western journalists by Islamic extremists in Syria.
London's Metropolitan Police said they arrested the 24-year-old man on Monday on suspicion of terrorism offences after he arrived on a flight from Bahrain.14 Nov 2012 - 3:52am
In a Damascus jewellery shop, the customer's jaw drops when he hears what he is being offered for his gold ring. Barely US$100. "Can't you do any better?" he asks timidly before accepting the deal.
After nearly 20 long months of conflict, many Syrians are now digging deep into their pockets, with many having to sell their jewellery - including family heirlooms - just to survive.13 Nov 2012 - 3:01am
The United States has declared its support for the united Syrian opposition after various groups opposed to the government of President Bashar al-Assad decided to come together following talks in Doha, Qatar.13 Nov 2012 - 2:56am
Syrian opposition factions which agreed on Sunday in Qatar to form a new coalition to fight President Bashar al-Assad have elected cleric Ahmed Moaz al-Khatib to head the bloc, dissidents said.12 Nov 2012 - 4:30am
Israeli forces fired into Syria yesterday in what the military called a warning, after stray munitions from fighting between Syrian troops and rebels hit the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.12 Nov 2012 - 4:19am
Thousands of Syrians flee border town10 Nov 2012 - 3:00am
China’s four-point plan for Syria is a rare foray into international mediation for the rising power, a sign that Beijing’s increasingly global economic interests can trump its traditional hands-off diplomacy.9 Nov 2012 - 5:41pm