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Syria gunships target rebels amid massacre fears

Syrian gunships pound rebels and troops clash with insurgents in Aleppo as world powers voice calls for "maximum pressure" to prevent a massacre.

Assad: Syria ‘in a state of war’

President Bashar al-Assad says Syria is in a state of war, ordering his Cabinet to crush the revolt even as fierce fighting continues near Damascus.

Syrian deaths bring fresh EU sanctions

Clashes between regime forces and rebels in Syria has killed 23 Syrian soldiers and wounded dozens as the EU slaps fresh sanctions on the regime.

Annan warns of last chance for Syria

UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan says his peace plan could be the last bid to avoid war in Syria, where a truce has failed to end months of bloodshed.

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.

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.

Syrian violence continues unabated

Syria has told Arab League envoy Kofi Annan that it has begun pulling troops in line with a peace plan accepted by President Bashar al-Assad.

Syrian cities bombarded as truce deadline nears

Activists accuse Syrian troops of shelling two cities in an effort to weaken forces fighting Bashar al-Assad's government before a ceasefire deadline.

South Africa calls for speedy resolution in Syria

South Africa has condemned the escalating violence in Syria and has urged all parties involved to seek a peaceful solution to the ongoing conflict.

Syria experiences worst violence in a year

Rebels are fighting security forces in Damascus in the most violent gun battles the Syrian capital has seen since the start of the year-long uprising.

Syria struck by deadly blasts ahead of UN mission

Syria has been hit by the weekend's third car bomb as UN teams ready for a government-led humanitarian mission and to work on an observer operation.

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 killed as crackdown on Homs enters fifth day

Syrian troops have pressed a relentless assault on the flashpoint Syrian city of Homs for a fifth straight day, killing dozens more civilians.

Syria rejects unity plan as bloody conflict rages on

Syria has rejected the Arab League's plan to end the country's conflict, saying the call for a unity government is a violation of Syria's sovereignty.

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Fake trafficking news targets migrants

Exaggerated reports on social media of human trafficking syndicates snatching people in broad daylight legitimate xenophobia while deflecting from the real problems in society

Female cops sent for rape counselling

Brigadier Sifiso Cele denies the rape allegations, saying that they are part of a smear campaign and that criminal charges should have been opened if the accusations were true

‘Lost’ PPE: Morar a ‘player and ref’

Roshan Morar, the auditor who supplied the KZN education department with sanitisers has also been tasked with investigating the “disappearance” of millions of rands worth of PPE

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