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UK opposes Syria intervention as US considers actions

Britain will not join any military action against Syria after a stunning parliamentary defeat of a government motion on the issue.

Syrian forces clash in key town

A fourth member of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's inner circle has died from a bomb attack this week as rebels converge on the capital.

Syrian rebels kill 25 pro-Assad militiamen

Syrian rebels have killed at least 25 members of militia loyal to President Bashar al-Assad and troops killed 10 protesters in Aleppo.

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 accepts rough peace plan, says Annan

Syria has accepted a ceasefire and peace plan drawn up by Arab League special envoy Kofi Annan as Syrian troops thrust into Lebanon to battle rebels.

Rights group accuses opposition of torture in Syria

Human Rights Watch says armed opposition groups in Syria have kidnapped, tortured and executed supporters of President Bashar al-Assad.

Ambush results in death of several Syrian soldiers

Rights activists have reported the death of several Syrian soldiers after being ambushed by Syrian army defectors.

Anger greets call for political solution in Syria

As the UN's representative to Syria, Kofi Annan has urged Bashar al-Assad and his foes to seek a political solution, drawing anger from dissidents.

Libyan diplomat dies after torture

A Libyan diplomat who served as ambassador to France for Muammar Gaddafi died from torture within a day of being detained by a militia from Zintan.

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