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Jihadists kill 270 in raid on Syria gas field, says NGO

Jihadists have killed 270 Syrian regime fighters, civilian security guards and staff since seizing a gas field in Homs, a monitoring group said.

UN to vote on resolution to improve Syria aid access

The United Nations will vote on a draft resolution which will allow the delivery of humanitarian aid to Syrians without government consent.

Syria announces presidential election date

Syria's governement says a presidential election will take place on June 3, but Western leaders say the vote is a "parody of democracy".

Little progress after second round of Syria talks

The international mediator for Syria has apologised for a lack of progress at "laborious" talks in Geneva.

Mediator to meet Syria sides separately to demand peace

Mediator Lakhdar Brahimi will meet representatives of the warring sides in Syria separately for the first few days to increase pressure on them.

Deadly bombs in Syria’s Idlib target security

Nine people are dead and 100 wounded in bomb blasts near Syrian security service buildings as a bombing battle intensifies against government targets.

Syria opposed scale of UN mission as shelling continues

Syria has challenged the UN chief over the scope of a UN truce monitoring mission, resisting a larger presence as its army shelled targets in Homs.

Syria violence kills 18, say monitors

At least 18 people have been killed on Monday as Syrian forces pressed their crackdown on dissent, pounding rebel bastions in the restive north.

Fear and anguish for Syrians fleeing to Turkey

For ordinary Syrians cornered by the regime's brutal crackdown, an escape across the border into Turkey is their only chance of survival.

Syria urged to avoid civil war as violence rages on

Syrian forces sent shells crashing into a rebel Homs neighbourhood for a seventh straight day, hours after Russia warned Damascus to avoid civil war.

Dozens of bodies discovered in Syrian city

The bodies of 47 women and children have been found in the Syria's Homs, where security forces have been fighting raging battles against armed rebels.

Hundreds killed in Syria shelling, says HRW

Human Rights Watch claim new satellite imagery and eyewitness accounts reveal that the bombardment of Homs in Syria has caused 700 deaths.

Colvin died while trying to retrieve her shoes

American war correspondent Marie Colvin was killed while trying to retrieve her shoes so she could flee an army bombardment in Homs, Syria.

Homs laid to waste in Syrian attacks

Syrian troops have shelled rebel-held neighbourhoods in Homs, a day after the UN General Assembly condemned human rights violations by the regime.

Residents flee during Syrian army bombardments

Syrian government forces have attacked President Bashar al-Assad opponents on several fronts, sending residents fleeing from a town near the capital.

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