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Syria’s very poor revolution

Hundreds of international fighters have flocked to Syria to join the war against Bashar al-Assad's government, most of them ill-equipped.

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 step closer to victory

The assassination of the regime's top military strategists has led to mass defections from the Syrian army, writes Martin Chulov.

Syrian rebels threaten more violence should sanction bid fail

The Syrian opposition has vowed to confront Bashar al-Assad directly if the UN fails to vote in favour of imposing sanctions upon his regime.

Syrian ceasefire calls for UN observers

Efforts to build on a Syrian ceasefire are accelerating with plans to deploy UN observers being drawn up to keep up pressure on Bashar al-Assad.

UN envoy Annan fights for Syrian peace plan

UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan has urged an end to violence in Syria, amid claims 1 000 people have been killed in the past week.

Refugee camp bears brunt of Syrian violence

Syrian forces have fired into Turkey, hitting a refugee camp amid mounting international concern hours before a UN deadline to end the crisis.

Syrian peace plan greeted with scepticism

Syria's acceptance of a plan to end that country's bloody crisis has sparked sceptical responses and concern that Bashar al-Assad is buying time.

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.

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.

Saving Syria

The Responsibility to Protect doctrine is in danger of being deemed useless as thousands of Syrian civilians continue to die at the state's hands.

The day anger turned to violence

How peace-loving Syrians finally took up arms against the regime and fought back.

New February deadline for Syrian Constitution

Syria will hold a referendum on a draft Constitution on February 26 that limits the presidency to two seven-year terms and allows multiple parties.

Syria warns not to recognise opposition

President Bashar al-Assad has renewed a pledge of reforms as Syria threatened retaliation if countries recognised an opposition bloc.

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