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Video: Marie Colvin's mother talks about war reporter's plans to leave Syria
Meanwhile, Eamon Gilmore will attend Friday’s international conference on Syria’s escalating violence.
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Head of Arab League observer mission to Syria resigns
The 22-member group is considering renewing its mission to Syria amid escalating violence.
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Military official shot dead in Damascus
Dr Issa al-Kholi is the highest ranking military official to have been killed since unrest began almost a year ago.
# Syria
Videos: What's happening in Homs?
Hundreds have been reportedly killed since the artillery assault of the Syrian city began last week.
# Syria
US closes Syrian embassy amid growing unrest
The US has reiterated its calls for the international community to act in support of the Arab League’s peace plan.
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China and Russia veto UN security council resolution on Syria
Today’s vote follows days of negotiations and came amid reports of heavy casualties in Homs after Syrian forces fired mortars and artillery.
# Syria
Syrian president blames 'foreign conspiracy' for unrest
Bashar Assad also warned that ‘terrorism’ would be tackled with an “iron fist” in today’s televised address.
# Syria
15 killed in Damascus suicide bombing: report
Syrian state media reports that a bomb exploded in the city earlier today.
# Review 2011
In pictures: The Arab Spring uprisings of 2011
Anti-government protests first broke out in Tunisia, before inspiring similar movements across the Middle East and bringing down leaders in Egypt and Libya.
# Syria
40 killed as double bombing strikes Syrian capital Damascus: report
The Syrian capital suffered twin bombings today, which local authorities claim bear the hallmarks of an al-Qaeda attack.
# Syria
Syrian soldiers name officials 'responsible for' torture and killings: report
Human Rights Watch is urging the ICC to investigate alleged human rights abuses in a new report that details incidents of torture and summary execution.
# Syria
Explosion strikes major Syrian oil line: report
The domestic supply pipeline carries around 140,000 barrels of oil a day.
# Syria
"We don't kill our people": Syria's Assad denies govt gave order for violent crackdown
Bashar Assad questions reports of violence against civilians, says he feels no guilt over protest deaths.
# Syria
US diplomat to return to Syria following withdrawal over security fears
Ambassador Robert Ford is to head back to Syria. He was withdrawn in October after being criticised by Syria over
# Syria
Syria accepts Arab League's observer mission request
Over 4,000 people have died since the uprising began in mid-March.
# Syria
25 killed in fresh Syrian violence
Sanctions by the EU, US and Arab League have so far failed to push the Syrian government to cease its violent crackdown on protesters.
# Syria
UN rights chief calls for international support for Syrian civilians
November was the bloodiest month so far since protests broke out in mid-March with 950 people killed.
# Syira
EU blocks export of 'monitoring equipment' to Syria
European Union foreign ministers today agreed a number of new economic sanctions against Syria which include limits on exports and support for Syrian government projects.
# Syria
Turkey hits Syria with sanctions, freezes assets of Assad's regime
Turkey – Syria largest trading partner – has announced that it will apply a range of economic and financial sanctions on Syria over of its failure to cease its brutal eight-month crackdown on protesters.
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Children tortured, killed during Syrian regime's crackdown: UN
UN Human Rights Council says its investigation into human rights abuse claims has found that at least 256 children were killed and that some were tortured to death.
# Syria
France recalls Syrian ambassador
Meanwhile, Syria is boycotting today’s Arab League meeting in Rabat over the group’s decision to suspend its membership.
# Syria
November set to be Syria's bloodiest month as dozens more die in clashes
Human rights organisations say that up to 90 people died in the past 24 hours in clashes between civilians and security forces, and soldiers and army defectors.
# Syria
King of Jordan calls on Assad to step down in Syria's 'interest'
Arab states are increasing pressure on the Syrian president over his government’s violent crackdown on political protesters.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Saturday
Catch up on the day’s biggest stories – as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…
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Arab League suspends Syria's membership over crackdown
League putting pressure on Syrian government to stop using violence against its civilians – as it had agreed to do under a recent peace deal.
# Syria
Syrian forces continue to strike protesters despite deal to end violence
Activists say that nine anti-Assad regime protesters were killed by Syrian security forces today.
# Syria
Four killed in crackdown on anti-Assad dissent - report
Meanwhile, thousands marched in support of Assad’s regime today and Syria’s oil minister indicated international sanctions are impacting on sales.
# Syria
US pulls its Syrian ambassador over security concerns
Ambassador Robert Ford returned to the US over the weekend following “credible threats” against him, according to the US State Dept.
# Syria
EU bans Syrian oil as Assad's crackdown continues
However, existing contracts can continue to be filled until mid-November.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Thursday
All the things you may have missed…
# Syria
Thousands of Palestinian refugees flee camp, says UN
Assad’s troops are reportedly targeting local residents – including refugees, women and children – in an attempt to crush any protest against the regime in the city of Latakia.
# Syria
Syrian troops fire on fleeing residents in city of Latakia, say activists
Nearly 30 people have been killed in the city since Saturday, with government troops firing on scores of people – many of them women and children – say activists.
# Syria
Clinton calls for global trade embargo on Syria
Hillary Clinton has spoken of a “crescendo of condemnation” of the Syrian government, however she stopped short of an explicit call for President Assad to leave power – meanwhile, Syrians are calling for his death.
# Syria
Kuwait recalls Syrian ambassador amid reports of fresh violence
Meanwhile, Kuwait also says that Gulf foreign ministers will meet soon to discuss the ongoing situation in Syria.
# Syria
Death toll rises to 52 in Syria
Syrian troops have stormed parts of the eastern city of Deir el-Zour and the town of Hula, killing at least 52 people, according to human rights activists.
# Syria
EU imposes more sanctions on Syrian officials
As Ramadan begins, the EU freezes the assets of five more high-level Syrians and the army mounts another attack on Hama.