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# Assad

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Seán Crowe says Syrian conflict "can be resolved"
The Sinn Féin TD met with a representative of a main Christian community in Syria yesterday, who said the conflict as not simple as it is being portrayed by elements of international media.
Syria in danger of 'long-term civil war', says UN chief
Meanwhile, Syrian rebels have been forced from key area of Aleppo.
Clashes rage in rebel bastions of Syria's Aleppo
Meanwhile, President Assad appointed a new prime minister to replace the one who defected to neighbouring Jordan earlier this week.
Syria: At least 162 reported killed across country
At least 37 people – 17 civilians, 10 rebels and 10 soldiers – were reportedly killed in the northern city of Aleppo.
Syria: Amnesty releases satellite images of Aleppo activity
Images taken in and around Aleppo recently show increased use of heavy weapons in the area.
Syria: Aleppo assault will be 'nail in coffin' of Assad's presidency
US Defence Secretary says reported use of weapons against the Syrian people shows that Assad’s “regime is coming to an end”.
Syria army launches Aleppo assault
Fears are growing about the safety of civilians in Syria’s second city, with reports of massive assaults on several neighbourhoods.
Syrian ambassador defections confirmed by US
White House also said it considers reports the Syrian government is using planes in its assault on Aleppo as “credible”.
Fighter jets, helicopter gunships target rebel areas of Syria's Aleppo - reports
The country’s second city has seen fresh heavy violence today, according to reports from the area.
Eight killed in Syrian prison mutiny
Opposition Syrian National Council claims regime forces opened fire on detainees during a peaceful sit-in protest.
Syrian regime forces accused of summary executions
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights claims that state forces executed at least 23 people yesterday.
Executions reported as rebels seize border crossings in Syria
Iraq says that all of its borders with Syria have been seized.
Syria: 'At least 200 dead' in village massacre
At least 200 people, mostly civilians, are thought to be dead after the single most violent attack reported in the bloody 16-month uprising.
Turkey scrambles fighter jets to Syrian border
Officials say military movement is in response to the activity of Syrian helicopters.
Syrian violence has worsened since ceasefire, says UN
Kofi Annan says the ceasefire plan he brokered “is clearly not being implemented”.
Turkey seeking NATO meeting after Syria shoots down military plane
Turkish minister says plane was shot down in international airspace 15 minutes after it had strayed briefly into Syrian territory.
Syria says it shot down Turkish warplane after it violated air space
Latest incident shows dramatic escalation in tensions between neighbouring states.
Russia 'not supplying' attack helicopters to Syria - Ministry
Hillary Clinton had said she believed that there were attack helicopters on the way from Russia to Syria – something Russia denies.
UN observers reach town of reported massacre
Meanwhile, Syrian troops have been heavily shelling a rebel-held area of Homs.
The Daily Fix: Tuesday
Your essential round-up of the day’s biggest news stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…
Car bomb strikes eastern city in Syria
Nine people have reportedly been killed in today’s powerful explosion.
UN observer team evacuated from Syrian town after bombing
Observers came under attack in a northern Syrian town yesterday.
VIDEO: Bomb strikes UN observer vehicle after attack on funeral
Activists say up to 20 people were killed when Syrian security forces opened fire on a funeral procession.
Syrian conflict spreads to Lebanon
Five people were reportedly killed in Syria today. Meanwhile, pro- and anti-Assad groups clashed in northern Lebanon.
Four students killed in assault on Syrian college
Activists say government forces stormed dorms at Aleppo University.
VIDEO: Syrian government forces accused of war crimes in Idlib
Human rights group says soldiers carried out summary executions and targeted civilians.
Explosions rock north-western Syrian city Idlib
UN observers have visited the site of the bombings, according to Syrian state news.
'Together we can make it': UN observer chief appeals for Syrian ceasefire support
Major General Robert Mood says both sides of the Syrian conflict have to work to end violence.
UN chief: Syrian government failing to comply with peace plan
Ban Ki-moon says he is “deeply concerned”, but optimistic that progress can be made on Syrian peace plan.
Syrian security forces 'using human shields'
Human Rights Watch says Syria should be referred to the International Criminal Court after accounts of soldiers forcing people to act as shields.
Clashes continue in Syria despite UN statement
The UN Security Council has called for a ceasefire to allow dialogue aimed at resolving the crisis and to allow humanitarian aid in.
Explosion in Syria's second city Aleppo
Syrian state media is reporting an unspecified number of casualties from today’s blast.
Dozens killed as twin explosions strike Syrian capital
State news agency SANA says that car bombs appear to have been involved in the attacks which killed several people this morning.
Syria's deputy minister for oil defects in YouTube video
Abdo Hussameldin announced he was defecting in a YouTube video, making him the first high ranking official to abandon the Assad regime since the uprising began a year ago this month.
EU ministers recognise Syrian National Council as legitimate representatives
The assets of the Syrian central bank have been frozen, while seven ministers have an asset freeze and a visa ban.
EU foreign ministers to meet as international pressure increases on Syria
The Ministers are expected to approve more sanctions against the Assad regime which has been responsible for the death of thousands of protesters.