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Syria: Defiant Assad vows to carry on fight against 'foreign-backed terrorism'
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# Syria

Syria: Defiant Assad vows to carry on fight against 'foreign-backed terrorism'

Mar 6th 2012, 10:30 PM 1,797 Views 8 Comments

The military crackdown has turned to southern Daraa province, where the uprising began a year ago as pro-Assad troops shelled a village there and clashed with military defectors.

Patients 'tortured' by doctors in Syrian hospital
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# Syria

Patients 'tortured' by doctors in Syrian hospital

Mar 6th 2012, 8:17 AM 4,097 Views 83 Comments

Chilling footage has emerged from Homs, showing patients tightly shackled to beds and bearing the marks of beatings.

Ireland to pledge €500,000 in response to Syria crisis
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# Syria

Ireland to pledge €500,000 in response to Syria crisis

Mar 5th 2012, 6:45 AM 1,156 Views 25 Comments

Half a million euro will be made available to humanitarian agencies working in Syria.

Still no access to Baba Amr for Red Cross in Syria
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# Syria

Still no access to Baba Amr for Red Cross in Syria

Mar 3rd 2012, 7:08 PM 1,340 Views 8 Comments

Those suffering in the besieged neighbourhood in Homs have gone weeks without any humanitarian aid.

Syria releases bodies of Marie Colvin and Remi Ochlik
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# Syria

Syria releases bodies of Marie Colvin and Remi Ochlik

Mar 3rd 2012, 3:34 PM 2,072 Views 1 Comment

The two journalists were killed in a rocket attack by Syrian security forces in Homs.

Red Cross denied entry to besieged Homs neighbourhood
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# Syria

Red Cross denied entry to besieged Homs neighbourhood

Mar 2nd 2012, 7:37 PM 1,055 Views 6 Comments

Meanwhile, the organisation says it has received the bodies of Western journalists Marie Colvin and Remi Ochlik.

French journalist wounded in Syria to leave Beirut
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# Syria

French journalist wounded in Syria to leave Beirut

Mar 2nd 2012, 10:52 AM 630 Views 0 Comments

A French reporter wounded in a rocket attack last week in Syria that killed two other journalists is receiving treatment in Beirut hospital and is expected to fly home today.

China and Russia join the West in criticising Syria
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# Arab Spring

China and Russia join the West in criticising Syria

Mar 2nd 2012, 8:23 AM 1,110 Views 6 Comments

The 15 members of the UN Security Council have condemned Syria for not allowing the head of humanitarian aid for the UN visit the country.

Syrian activists claim to have buried Marie Colvin and Remi Ochlik in Homs
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# Syria

Syrian activists claim to have buried Marie Colvin and Remi Ochlik in Homs

Mar 1st 2012, 10:09 PM 3,795 Views 12 Comments

The two western journalists were killed in a rocket attack on the besieged neighbourhood of Homs last week.

Red Cross permitted entry to besieged Homs neighbourhood
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# Syria

Red Cross permitted entry to besieged Homs neighbourhood

Mar 1st 2012, 6:29 PM 1,109 Views 1 Comment

The ICRC says Syrian authorities have given it the green light to enter Baba Amr tomorrow.

UN humanitarian envoy refused entry to Syria
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# Syria

UN humanitarian envoy refused entry to Syria

Mar 1st 2012, 11:49 AM 474 Views 3 Comments

Meanwhile, Syria’s main opposition group formed a military council and Britain has closed its embassy in the country and withdrawn all diplomatic staff.

UN says 100 civilians are being killed every day in Syria
# Arab Spring
# Arab Spring

UN says 100 civilians are being killed every day in Syria

Feb 29th 2012, 9:44 AM 508 Views 5 Comments

A top UN official has said that over 7500 people have died so far in the ongoing violence.

Two journalists ‘safe’ after being smuggled out of Syria – report
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# Syria

Two journalists ‘safe’ after being smuggled out of Syria – report

Feb 28th 2012, 10:15 AM 1,193 Views 2 Comments

Conroy and French journalist Edith Bouvier were wounded in the same attack that killed colleagues Marie Colvin and Remi Ochlik.

Arming Syrian opposition would 'contribute to civil war situation' - Tánaiste
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# Syria

Arming Syrian opposition would 'contribute to civil war situation' - Tánaiste

Feb 28th 2012, 7:20 AM 824 Views 35 Comments

Eamon Gilmore was speaking as EU foreign ministers agreed further sanctions on Syria but there is no sign of military intervention of any sort.

Syria: Women and children among 64 killed at Homs checkpoint - activists
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# Syria

Syria: Women and children among 64 killed at Homs checkpoint - activists

Feb 27th 2012, 9:17 PM 2,345 Views 17 Comments

The 64 people were trying to flee the bombarded city. Activists said that 135 people have been killed across the country today.

Syrians vote on new draft constitution as violence continues
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# Syria

Syrians vote on new draft constitution as violence continues

Feb 26th 2012, 9:20 AM 1,252 Views 1 Comment

Opposition parties are boycotting the vote and have called for Assad to step down immediately.

Red Cross attempts to rescue Syrians and journalists trapped in Homs
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# Syria

Red Cross attempts to rescue Syrians and journalists trapped in Homs

Feb 25th 2012, 5:26 PM 1,056 Views 2 Comments

Negotiations between aid agencies and the Syrian government come after just over two dozen people were evacuated from the besieged city yesterday.

Ireland to take part in 'Friends of Syria' conference
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# Action

Ireland to take part in 'Friends of Syria' conference

Feb 24th 2012, 8:50 AM 1,728 Views 20 Comments

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore is in Tunisia for discussions on how to help the Syrian people.

French journalist injured in Homs shelling appeals for evacuation
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# Syria

French journalist injured in Homs shelling appeals for evacuation

Feb 23rd 2012, 5:23 PM 2,329 Views 0 Comments

Edith Bouvier was injured in yesterday’s heavy Homs shelling activists say killed about 30 people, including two journalists.

UN to send top humanitarian official to Syria as civil war looms
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# Arab Spring

UN to send top humanitarian official to Syria as civil war looms

Feb 23rd 2012, 7:48 AM 553 Views 1 Comment

Ban Ki-Moon has asked Valerie Amos to visit Syria to assess the humanitarian situation and renew the call for urgent access.

Video: Marie Colvin's mother talks about war reporter's plans to leave Syria
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# Syria

Video: Marie Colvin's mother talks about war reporter's plans to leave Syria

Feb 22nd 2012, 10:08 PM 3,006 Views 7 Comments

Meanwhile, Eamon Gilmore will attend Friday’s international conference on Syria’s escalating violence.

Sunday Times journalist Marie Colvin killed in Syria
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# Syria

Sunday Times journalist Marie Colvin killed in Syria

Feb 22nd 2012, 12:45 PM 7,345 Views 21 Comments

A French photographer Remi Ochlik is also thought to have died in heavy shelling of a rebel stronghold in the city of Homs.

Syria: Troops heavily shell rebel districts killing 12 - reports
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# Syria

Syria: Troops heavily shell rebel districts killing 12 - reports

Feb 21st 2012, 1:13 PM 697 Views 4 Comments

Activists say Government troops have bombarded rebel areas in Homs killing 12 people, including two children.

Syria sets date for referendum on draft constitution
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# Assad Regime

Syria sets date for referendum on draft constitution

Feb 15th 2012, 10:51 AM 737 Views 4 Comments

Read President Assad’s rambling statement on the future of the country. Plus, rare non-government images from inside Syria.

Violence escalates in Syria as UN cites crimes against humanity
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Violence escalates in Syria as UN cites crimes against humanity

Feb 14th 2012, 9:52 AM 700 Views 4 Comments

Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton has said it is “deplorable” that the regime has escalated violence to the extent that it is using artillery and tank fire against innocent civilians.

Head of Arab League observer mission to Syria resigns
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# Syria

Head of Arab League observer mission to Syria resigns

Feb 12th 2012, 2:35 PM 993 Views 1 Comment

The 22-member group is considering renewing its mission to Syria amid escalating violence.

Al-Qaeda chief urges outside help for Syria rebels
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# Syria

Al-Qaeda chief urges outside help for Syria rebels

Feb 12th 2012, 10:28 AM 2,633 Views 37 Comments

Ayman al-Zawahri calls on Muslims elsewhere in the Arab World to join the uprising against Syrian president Bashar Assad.

Military official shot dead in Damascus
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# Syria

Military official shot dead in Damascus

Feb 11th 2012, 3:27 PM 1,431 Views 6 Comments

Dr Issa al-Kholi is the highest ranking military official to have been killed since unrest began almost a year ago.

Syria: 28 killed in Aleppo bomb blasts
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# Syria

Syria: 28 killed in Aleppo bomb blasts

Feb 10th 2012, 5:30 PM 1,671 Views 37 Comments

Bashar Assad’s forces continue to bombard the city of Homs as the government said that military complexes in the economically important city of Aleppo had been targeted today.

Over a dozen dead as shelling of Syrian city of Homs continues
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# Syria

Over a dozen dead as shelling of Syrian city of Homs continues

Feb 9th 2012, 8:53 AM 811 Views 15 Comments

Scores of people have died in the last week alone as UN chief Ban Ki Moon said that the failure to agree a resolution on Syria at the UN Security Council has been “disastrous”.

Syria: Dozens reported dead as shelling of Homs continues
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# Syria

Syria: Dozens reported dead as shelling of Homs continues

Feb 8th 2012, 9:08 AM 736 Views 42 Comments

The violence comes despite more assurances from president Bashar Assad to end the bombardment and start dialogue with rebel fighters.

Videos: What's happening in Homs?
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# Syria

Videos: What's happening in Homs?

Feb 7th 2012, 12:43 PM 1,137 Views 6 Comments

Hundreds have been reportedly killed since the artillery assault of the Syrian city began last week.

More deaths as shelling continues in Syrian city of Homs
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# Violence

More deaths as shelling continues in Syrian city of Homs

Feb 6th 2012, 8:05 AM 760 Views 6 Comments

Meanwhile, the US has called China and Russia’s veto on a UN resolution on Syria a “travesty”.

China and Russia veto UN security council resolution on Syria
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# Syria

China and Russia veto UN security council resolution on Syria

Feb 4th 2012, 7:19 PM 2,387 Views 53 Comments

Today’s vote follows days of negotiations and came amid reports of heavy casualties in Homs after Syrian forces fired mortars and artillery.

Up to 350 killed in sustained shelling in Syria
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# Syria

Up to 350 killed in sustained shelling in Syria

Feb 4th 2012, 9:37 AM 1,072 Views 32 Comments

Syrian forces unleash a three-hour barrage of mortar bombs and artillery shells in Homs, with at least 200 people killed.

Children among the dead in "terrifying" Syrian massacre
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# Syria

Children among the dead in "terrifying" Syrian massacre

Jan 27th 2012, 10:12 AM 999 Views 4 Comments

The attack took place in Homs and led to the death of 30 people, including small children, activists said today.

French journalist killed in Syria
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# Syria

French journalist killed in Syria

Jan 11th 2012, 5:17 PM 1,233 Views 3 Comments

The French reporter, Gilles Jacquier, was in the city of Homs on a rare western reporting trip authorised by Syria’s government.