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  • Sep 18, 2014
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Syrian opposition sets conditions for talks with Assad

The Syrian National Coalition opposition group is ready to negotiate a departure for President Bashar al-Assad with any member of his government who has not participated in the crackdown on the uprising, a high-

Friday, 15 February, 2013, 9:37am

Syria rebels train ‘killing machine’ teenagers

Bored at home and eager to join their older brothers and fathers on the frontline against President Bashar al-Assad’s army, Syrian teenagers are joining the rebel cause, oblivious to international laws prohibiting child combatants.

14 Feb 2013 - 12:44pm

UN chief appeals to Syria as Assad vows to fight on

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urged the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to accept an opposition offer of peace talks, hours after Assad himself vowed to fight on.

12 Feb 2013 - 3:19pm

Briefs, February 12, 2013

A new virus from the same family as Sars that sparked a global alert last September has been found in another patient in Britain.

12 Feb 2013 - 7:37am

Assad lashes out as Israel admits Syria raid

Israel on Sunday implicitly confirmed it staged an air strike on Syria last week as President Bashar al-Assad accused the Jewish state of trying to further destabilise his war-torn country.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Germany security talks begin with Syria, Mali in focus

High-level officials, ministers and top military brass gathered at the Munich Security Conference Friday with Syria in the spotlight and amid a US warning to Iran over stalled nuclear talks.

2 Feb 2013 - 3:55pm

Syrian rebels make slow headway in south

The revolt against President Bashar al-Assad first flared in Deraa, but the southern border city now epitomises the bloody stalemate gripping Syria after 22 months of violence and 60,000 dead.

31 Jan 2013 - 4:19pm

Sixty-five people executed in Syria’s Aleppo

At least 65 people were found shot dead with their hands bound in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on Tuesday in a “new massacre” in the near two-year revolt against President Bashar al-Assad, activists said.

30 Jan 2013 - 9:02am

Tehran warns 'foreign intervention in Syria would be an attack on Iran'

Any foreign attack on Syria would be considered an attack on Iran, a senior Iranian official warned as the first Patriot missile batteries were declared operational along Turkey's tense border with Syria.

28 Jan 2013 - 5:36am

Briefs, January 24, 2013

Rebels on rampage at Syria's religious sites

24 Jan 2013 - 4:37am