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A crude oil embargo placed on Syria by EU member states has been eased in a move that will allow the purchase of the natural resource from areas held by groups opposing the rule of President Bashar al-Assad.
Government accused of rounding up troublemakers ahead of lucrative Grand Prix
Human Rights Watch say crudely aimed attacks on civilian areas have killed more than 4,000 people since July
Bahrain has been accused of arbitrarily detaining potential trouble-makers in house-to-house raids ahead of next month's Formula One Grand Prix, an event which will throw an international spotlight on the handling of anti-government protesters in the Kingdom.
Oncologist's nightmare ordeal finally ends after he is acquitted of decade-old manslaughter charge and allowed to go home
The regime has been accused of using chemical weapons, as have the rebels
White House to bolster support for opposition with medicine and food supply drops
EU sanctions to allow greater assistance but opponents of Assad say they need more from the international community
New US Secretary of State steps up efforts to persuade opposition to attend Rome meeting
Children among the casualties after 1.5 tonnes of explosives are detonated in Damascus
Battle lines redrawn as Assad regime hangs by thread in wake of rebels’ push into heart of capital
Ennahda scuppers substance of Hamadi Jebali's TV address to the nation and street protests ensue
Attack was unacceptable and unprovoked, says Russia as allies rally around Assad regime
There is growing concern that groups such as Hezbollah will get hold of Damascus’s stockpile of chemical weapons