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Syrian rebels

Israel PM says could block weapons to Syrian rebels

Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu has urged caution over international calls to arm Syrian rebels and reserved the right for the Jewish state to block the supply of weapons that could be turned against it.

Thursday, 18 April, 2013, 6:07pm

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

Rebels take control of key Assad air base

Rebels fighting the Bashar al-Assad regime scored a significant victory yesterday when they took control of one of Syria's most important northern airbases, seizing tanks, helicopters and large amounts of ammunition.

12 Jan 2013 - 4:02am

Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad losing control of his country, says Russia

Syria's most powerful ally, Russia, said for the first time yesterday that President Bashar al-Assad is losing control of his country and the rebels might win the civil war, dramatically shifting the diplomatic landscape at a time of enormous momentum for the opposition.

14 Dec 2012 - 5:15am

Syria rebel attack on school kills 9 students, teacher: TV

A rebel mortar attack on a school in a camp for displaced people near Damascus on Tuesday killed nine students and their teacher, Syrian state television reported, branding it a “horrific crime.”

The broadcaster also reported 20 people were injured in the attack, but it was not immediately possible to verify their identities.

4 Dec 2012 - 10:47pm

Briefs, November 26, 2012

Bombers attack church congregation in Nigeria

26 Nov 2012 - 4:26am

Briefs, November 16, 2012

France raises prospect of arming Syrian rebels

16 Nov 2012 - 3:47am

Briefs, November 8, 2012

Britain to begin talks with Syrian rebels

8 Nov 2012 - 4:15am

Car bomb kills 50 in Syria as air strikes pound rebels

Syrian rebels launched a devastating car bomb attack Monday that killed 50 pro-regime fighters, a watchdog said, as air strikes pounded rebel positions and the opposition held talks on an overhaul.

6 Nov 2012 - 12:30pm

US rejection of Syrian group shocks allies

The US administration's decision to drop its recognition of the Syrian National Council (SNC) as the leading Syrian opposition group and propose creating a new umbrella organisation surprised and puzzled close allies.

4 Nov 2012 - 1:26pm