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Syria conflict

Rebels use China missiles to shoot down Syrian army helicopters

Chinese-made missiles have been used to shoot down two Syrian army helicopters, state media reported on Thursday, adding their performance could boost the international sales appeal of Chinese weapons.

Thursday, 14 March, 2013, 8:54pm

Assad says 'bullying' Britain wants to arm terrorists in Syria

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has accused the British government of wanting to arm “terrorists” in his country, in a rare interview with a UK newspaper.

3 Mar 2013 - 11:14am

Hollande visits Russia to press Putin on Syria

French President Francois Hollande visited Moscow on Thursday to press Russian President Vladimir Putin to engage in efforts to agree a peaceful transition of power in Syria without President Bashar al-Assad.

28 Feb 2013 - 6:07pm

Syria opposition to boycott international meetings

The Syrian National Coalition decided to boycott talks with world powers after announcing plans to form a government to run “liberated areas” of Syria, in what analysts said was a bid to boost its credibility and win more support from the international community.

24 Feb 2013 - 1:35pm

Syria rebels on offensive as UN rights chief calls for action

Regime troops on Saturday fended off fierce rebel onslaughts around Aleppo international airport and the adjacent Nayrab military airbase, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

17 Feb 2013 - 2:23pm

Car blast kills at least 10 on Turkey-Syria border

At least 10 people were killed and dozens wounded when a car exploded on Monday near the border between Turkey and Syria, officials said.

12 Feb 2013 - 12:28am

Syrian Foreign Minister calls on rebels to disarm, engage in national 'dialogue'

Syria’s foreign minister invited the country’s rebels on Saturday to lay down their weapons and take part in a national dialogue, saying everyone who participates will be included in a new Cabinet with wide executive powers.

20 Jan 2013 - 1:48pm

Syrian army assault kills more than 100 civilians

A Syrian army assault killed more than 100 civilians, including women and children, on farmland on the outskirts of the central city of Homs, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on Thursday.

It said the attack took place on Tuesday.

17 Jan 2013 - 5:42pm

Push for Syria war crimes probe as 26 children die

International calls for a war crimes probe into the 22-month Syrian conflict are growing after a watchdog reported at least 26 children have been killed in the latest violence.

Reports of the child deaths came on Monday as New York-based Human Rights Watch accused President Bashar al-Assad’s regime of expanding its use of banned cluster bombs.

15 Jan 2013 - 2:29pm

Russia 'has not, will not' change Syria stance

Russia said on Friday that it had not changed and would not change its controversial stance on Syria, after a top Russian diplomat said the defeat of the Syrian regime was possible.

14 Dec 2012 - 8:37pm