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    Seven-year-old girl with explosive-laden belt detonates in Damascus police station

    World | December 17, 2016 13:01 IST

    A seven-year-old girl in southeast Damascus blew up herself on Friday inside a police station, injuring three security officials.

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    A look at key events in Syria since March 2011

    World | March 12, 2016 15:54 IST

    As Syrians mark the fifth anniversary of the uprising against President Bashar Assad, here are some of the key events in the conflict

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    More Than 130 Killed by ISIS Bombings in Damascus, Homs in Syria

    World | February 22, 2016 9:14 IST

    Damascus: Bombings claimed by the Islamic State group in the Syrian cities of Damascus and Homs killed nearly 130 people on Sunday, highlighting the threat posed by the extremists as the country's warring factions fight

  • mass grave of 100 bodies uncovered in eastern syria

    Mass grave of 100 bodies uncovered in eastern Syria

    World | February 15, 2016 12:31 IST

    Damascus: A mass grave of some 100 bodies was uncovered in Syria's eastern province of Deir al-Zour on Sunday, a media report said.Residents of Mrat town in the eastern countryside of Deir al-Zour uncovered the

  • insurgents shell russian embassy in syria during rally

    Insurgents shell Russian embassy in Syria during rally

    World | October 13, 2015 19:03 IST

    Damascus: Insurgents fired two shells at the Russian embassy in the Syrian capital on Tuesday as hundreds of pro-government supporters gathered outside the compound to thank Moscow for its intervention in Syria.An Associated Press reporter

  • damascus to berlin a syrian family s escape to new life

    Damascus to Berlin; a Syrian family's escape to new life

    World | September 11, 2015 21:53 IST

    Berlin: The Syrian family asks with wonder why they didn't die like thousands of others like them: killed by bombs in their native Damascus; drowned by the rough waves of the Mediterranean; or suffocated in

  • 47 militants killed in rebels islamic state battles

    47 militants killed in rebels'-Islamic state battles

    World | September 05, 2015 17:23 IST

    Damascus:  At least 47 militants were killed in rebel-on-rebel battles in Syria's northern province of Aleppo on Saturday, a monitor group reported.The rebels were killed during battles between an array of militant groups and the

  • syrian army captures key town in southern region

    Syrian army captures key town in southern region

    World | February 28, 2015 8:34 IST

    Damascus: The Syrian troops on Friday recaptured a key town in the southern province of Daraa, moving closer to a key hilltop in that province, a source said.The Syrian government forces wrested back control over

  • mortar fire on syria school kills 11 children

    Mortar fire on Syria school kills 11 children

    World | November 06, 2014 6:29 IST

    Beirut: Mortar shells struck a school east of Damascus today, killing at least 11 children, said activists, and the death toll was likely to rise.It was the most serious violence against Syrian minors since a

  • president bashar assad s syria truncated battered but

    President Bashar Assad's Syria truncated, battered, but defiant

    World | November 02, 2014 21:25 IST

    Tartous, Syria: Syrian businessmen start from scratch after their shops and factories were destroyed. Families who lost their homes struggle to rent new dwellings and make ends meet. Along highways stretching through government-controlled areas are

  • british doctor killed without legal justification in syria

    British doctor 'killed without legal justification' in Syria: Jury

    World | October 28, 2014 13:45 IST

    London: A doctor from south London was "killed without any legal justification" in a jail cell in Syria, an inquest jury has said.The jury at the Royal Courts of Justice said Monday, Abbas Khan, a

  • damascus slams french support for buffer zone in syria

    Damascus slams French support for buffer zone in Syria

    World | October 09, 2014 7:34 IST

    Damascus: Syria's Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad slammed on Wednesday France's support to the idea of setting up a buffer zone between Turkey and Syria, media reported.Mekdad condemned in the strongest possible terms the stance

  • russia urges cooperation between us led coalition damascus

    Russia urges cooperation between US-led coalition, Damascus

    World | September 28, 2014 6:11 IST

    United Nations: Russia on Saturday said the fight against terrorists in Syria by US-led coalition should be structured in cooperation with the Syrian government."It goes without saying that the fight against terrorism should rely on

  • more than 160 killed as syrian rebels try to siege

    More than 160 killed as Syrian rebels try to siege

    World | November 24, 2013 22:53 IST

    Beirut: Heavy clashes between Syrian troops and rebels trying to break a government siege in the suburbs of Damascus have killed at least 160 fighters over two days, activists said on Sunday.Forces loyal to Syrian

  • syrian army recaptures key town

    Syrian army recaptures key town

    World | November 02, 2013 11:52 IST

    Damascus : The Syrian army Friday fully recaptured a strategic town in the countryside of the northern province of Aleppo, securing thus the southeastern entrance of Aleppo.In a statement issued Friday, the Syrian Army General

  • mortar round lands in russian embassy in damascus

    Mortar round lands in Russian Embassy in Damascus

    World | September 22, 2013 21:21 IST

    Amman, Jordan: A mortar round landed inside the Russian Embassy compound in Damascus on Sunday, state media said, as Moscow said it was willing to send military observers to secure Syrian efforts to surrender its

  • syrian troops battle rebels in damascus suburbs

    Syrian troops battle rebels in Damascus suburbs

    World | December 19, 2012 16:38 IST

    Beirut, Dec 19: Syria's state media say the military is carrying out a broad operation against rebels in the suburbs of Damascus.The state-run SANA news agency says the troops have killed “scores of terrorists” the

  • fresh bombings hit damascus

    Fresh bombings hit Damascus

    World | November 01, 2012 17:25 IST

    Beirut, November 1, 2012: Syria's state-run news agency says a fresh wave of bombings has hit Damascus and its outskirts.SANA says “terrorists detonated” three bombs in Al-azzeh district of Damascus late Wednesday night, targeting a

  • deadliest day for syria troops as monitors fan out

    Deadliest day for Syria troops as monitors fan out

    World | May 03, 2012 7:44 IST

    Damascus, May 3: Rebels yesterday killed 22 troops in the Syrian army's deadliest day of a three-week-old ceasefire deal, even as UN observers said they were having a “calming” impact as they deploy on the

  • annan says syria violence levels unacceptable

    Annan says Syria violence levels 'unacceptable'

    World | April 25, 2012 8:48 IST

    Damascus, Apr 25: A car bomb rocked Damascus on Tuesday, a day after nearly 60 were killed across Syria, as international peace envoy Kofi Annan said violence levels were “unacceptable” 12 days into a promised

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