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Syria’s war is forging a skilled rebel army

Former civilians have been quickly picking up the tactics that will make them a formidable military force. Luke Harding reports.

Outrage as students killed in anti-regime protests in Syria

Syrian troops have killed four students and arrested some 200 after storming an anti-regime protest at Aleppo University, in the north of the country.

Syria witnesses deadliest day of ceasefire

Rebels have killed more than 20 troops in the Syrian army's deadliest day of a ceasefire deal even as UN observers say they have a "calming" impact.

Obama greenlights further Syria, Iran sanctions

US President Barack Obama has given the nod to tighten sanctions against Syria and Iran by going after foreign firms violating existing measures.

UN truce fails to hold Syria to account

Violence has erupted in two Syrian provinces with reports of 10 civilians dead in an army mortar attack and 12 soldiers killed in clashes with rebels.

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.

Protests, suicide bombings threaten UN’s Syria plan

Tens of thousands have protested across Syria as a suicide bombing rocked the capital, killing 11 people fuelling scepticism over a UN peace plan.

Bleak progress report offers no respite for Syria

Kofi Annan's peace plan has thrown up suspicions with a briefing to the Security Council suggesting a painful, open-ended process.

Obama order puts screws on MTN

Cellphone giant MTN has sought advice in the wake of sanctions by the United States against companies that aid human rights abuses.

Robust political institutions give nations the power to succeed

South Africans, along with the rest of Africa, have to demand political inclusivity if we hope to keep growing, says <strong>Richard Poplak</strong>.

Syrian opponents turn to assassinations

Syrian President Bashar Assad's opponents appear to be resorting to assassinations of loyalist military officers in an escalation of their campaign.

UN pushes Syria on humanitarian mission

The UN hopes to get permission from the Syrian government to send more aid workers to help at least 1-million people in need of urgent assistance.

Calls for swift deployment of Syria observers

Kofi Annan's deputy has told the Security Council that the swift deployment of observers to Syria is needed despite risks and persistent violence.

Over 3.5-million people displaced by conflicts in 2011

International monitors say conflicts, including the uprisings in the Arab world, last year forced 3.5-million people to flee within their country.

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.

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