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Syria conflict

Assad rejects exile, vows to 'live and die' in Syria

A defiant President Bashar al-Assad on Thursday rejected calls that he seek a safe exit, vowing he will “live in Syria and die in Syria” and warning the world cannot afford the cost of a foreign intervention.

Friday, 9 November, 2012, 1:13am

Syria regime will not stay for long: Arab League head

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime will not stay in power for long, Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi said on Wednesday, urging the opposition meeting in Qatar to put aside their differences.

7 Nov 2012 - 11:27pm

Syrian rebels capture Al-Ward oilfield, fighter pilot as blast rocks Damascus

Rebels seized a major oilfield and shot down a warplane in eastern Syria yesterday, a watchdog said, notching up new battlefield successes even as the main opposition met in Qatar under US pressure for a makeover.

5 Nov 2012 - 4:14am

Briefs, November 3, 2012

Syrian killings on video probably a 'war crime'

3 Nov 2012 - 4:04am

Briefs, November 1, 2012

Taliban candidates 'can stand for president'

1 Nov 2012 - 3:26am

More than 36,000 killed in Syria conflict, says watchdog

More than 36,000 people have been killed since the outbreak of Syria’s anti-regime revolt in March last year, with an average of 165 people killed a day since August 1, a watchdog said on Wednesday.

31 Oct 2012 - 6:13pm

Syrian jets hit targets inside Damascus for first time

A Syrian air force general was assassinated in Damascus as a Syrian fighter jet reportedly hit targets inside the capital for the first time.

31 Oct 2012 - 3:53am

Syrian jets hit targets inside Damascus for first time

A Syrian air force general was assassinated in Damascus as a Syrian fighter jet reportedly hit targets inside the capital for the first time.

31 Oct 2012 - 3:33am

Syria air force general 'assassinated', air strikes pound rebels

A Syrian air force general has been assassinated in Damascus, state television said Tuesday, as air strikes pounded rebel bastions and fighting raged for control of areas around the capital and in the northwest.

30 Oct 2012 - 11:03pm

Syrian jets level '100' buildings in Damascus

Syrian jets bombed parts of Damascus yesterday in what residents said were the capital’s fiercest air raids yet, underlining the collapse of a truce proposed by peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi.

30 Oct 2012 - 4:50am

Talking Points

UN's Syria envoy in Beijing for talks

30 Oct 2012 - 3:04am

Syrian jets hammer Damascus on last day of Muslim holiday

Syrian warplanes hammered Damascus on Monday with loud explosions shaking the capital on the fourth day of a Muslim holiday marked by the failure of a ceasefire bid, a correspondent said.

The explosions, which appeared to come from several different districts, could be heard over about two hours and were among the most intense in the city since the beginning of the 19-month conflict.

29 Oct 2012 - 7:23pm

UN Syria envoy to visit China this week

The United Nations-Arab League peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi will visit China this week, as Syrian President Bashar al-Assad kept up air strikes against rebels despite a shaky UN-brokered truce.

29 Oct 2012 - 5:09pm

Syrian pilgrims in Mecca protest against Bashar al-Assad's regime

Saudi authorities quickly dispersed a protest by hundreds of Syrian pilgrims calling for the fall of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and denouncing what they said was an international failure to stop bloodshed in their country, witnesses said.

29 Oct 2012 - 3:55am

Iraqi militants join in battle for Syria on both sides

Militant Sunnis from Iraq have been going to Syria to fight against President Bashar al-Assad for months. Now Iraqi Shiites are joining the battle in increasing numbers, but on the government's side, transplanting Iraq's explosive sectarian conflict to a civil war that is increasingly fuelled by religious rivalry.

29 Oct 2012 - 3:55am