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  • damascus blasts kill 27 as syria gears up for monitors

    Damascus Blasts Kill 27 As Syria Gears Up For Monitors

    World | Mar 18, 2012, 08:35 AM IST

    Damascus, Mar 18: Two huge bomb blasts killed at least 27 people in Syria's capital on Saturday, sparking anger at Riyadh and Doha, as special envoy Kofi Annan warned of regional fallout from the year-long

  • two bombings rock damascus

    Two Bombings Rock Damascus

    World | Mar 17, 2012, 02:30 PM IST

    Damascus, Mar 17: Two "terrorist" bombings rocked the Syrian capital early Saturday, state television said, without giving any immediate word on casualties. "Two terrorist bombings struck Damascus this morning," the television said, adding that preliminary

  • gunmen assassinate army general in damascus

    Gunmen Assassinate Army General In Damascus

    World | Feb 11, 2012, 10:57 PM IST

    Beirut, Feb 11: Gunmen assassinated an army general in Damascus on Saturday in the first killing of a high ranking military officer in the Syrian capital since the uprising against President Bashar Assad's regime began

  • syrian forces kill 21 as observers fan out

    Syrian Forces Kill 21 As Observers Fan Out

    World | Dec 30, 2011, 10:29 AM IST

    Damascus, Dec 30: Tens of thousands of protesters rallied in a square near Damascus today as Syrian security forces killed 21 civilians nationwide and peace monitors spread out to areas hit by unrelenting violence.Some 30,000

  • defiant assad vows not to quit as arab deadline passes

    Defiant Assad Vows Not To Quit As Arab Deadline Passes

    World | Nov 20, 2011, 07:38 PM IST

    Damascus, Nov 20: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad today defiantly vowed to fight and die if needed as an Arab League deadline for his government to stop its lethal crackdown on protesters expired with 20 more

  • 17 dead in syria as arab deadline looms

    17 Dead In Syria As Arab Deadline Looms

    World | Nov 20, 2011, 07:58 AM IST

    Damascus, Nov 20: At least 17 people were killed across Syria on Saturday, activists said, as an Arab League deadline for Damascus to stop its lethal crackdown on dissent was set to expire.Among the dead

  • us pulls envoy out of syria damascus retaliates

    US Pulls Envoy Out Of Syria, Damascus Retaliates

    World | Oct 25, 2011, 07:58 AM IST

    Washington, Oct 24: The Obama administration pulled its ambassador out of Syria over security concerns, blaming President Bashar Assad's regime for the threats that made it no longer safe for Robert Ford to remain.  The

  • syria troops open fire on protesters in several cities

    Syria: Troops Open Fire On Protesters In Several Cities

    World | Mar 26, 2011, 09:31 AM IST

    Damascus, March 26 :  Violence erupted around Syria on Friday as troops opened fire on protesters in several cities and pro- and anti-government crowds clashed on the tense streets of the capital in the most