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Iraqi Foreign Minister, Hoshyar Zebari (centre)

Syria crisis: Only full-scale war can unseat Assad, says Iraqi minister

Hoshyar Zebari tells Patrick Cockburn that Syria’s President will ‘survive’ rebel uprising

Pentagon warns against Syria intervention which could cost US '$1bn a month'

Warning comes as the US and Britain concede that Assad could remain in power for a long while, albeit controlling only a portion of his country

Shiite Muslims Hezbollah militants stand to attention

Israel will maintain contact with Hezbollah, so why should Europe stop?

The Israelis will continue to maintain contact with the Hezballah ‘militant staff’ whenever they want a body swap

Shiite Muslims Hezbollah militants stand to attention

Hezbollah rattled as EU unanimously agrees to put group on terrorism blacklist

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Syria's refugee crisis 'is worst since Rwanda Genocide in 1994'

United Nations officials say war crimes and crimes against humanity are 'the rule' in Syria today

Syrian rebels gather outside a building which they blew up to target a regime sniper taking shelter inside but who managed to escape in the Salaheddine district of the northern city of Aleppo

Who is the US arming in Syria? President Assad rubs his hands at news of rebel split

The President would be the FSA’s best ally in war against Islamists, says Robert Fisk

Syrian war forces businesses to relocate across border in Jordan

The country has seen a rise in tourism from the Gulf states as they have shied away from Syria and volatile Lebanon

A wounded Syrian arrives for treatment at a hospital near the rebel-controlled border with Turkey
Aside from the human cost of civil war, ancient architecture is being lost

Syria's lost treasure: How the civil war is ruining the country's ancient architecture

The great cultural monuments of Syria, including Damascus, are at risk of damage or destruction

A Kurdish fighter from the Popular Protection Units (YPG) shows his weapon decorated

‘We don’t care who rules us, we just want to live’: After a year of fighting, most Damascans are simply weary of the battle for Syria

The boom of outgoing artillery fire no longer makes people in Damascus glance up from their work or interrupt their conversation even for a moment. After a year of fighting, it is a background noise so familiar that nobody refers to the thunderous sounds even though they show that the battle for the capital is not quite over.

Troops from 19 countries, including the US, have been taking part in war games in Jordan, not far from the Syrian border

Syria: President Assad’s grip on Damascus suggests David Cameron’s ‘coup’ is little more than fantasy

The Prime Minister has appealed to regime forces to rise up against their President. But this is not Libya

Syria crisis: Tony Blair warns against inaction as David Cameron plays down immediate prospect of arming rebels

PM says Britain will not 'plunge recklessly' into deeper involvement

Various rebel groups have long stated weapons is their most needed piece of equipment in fighting forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad

While the West deliberates, Saudi Arabia sends anti-aircraft missiles to arm anti-Assad rebels in Syria

Opposition fighters in Syria, preparing for a major onslaught by government forces in their northern strongholds around Aleppo, have been equipped for the first time with shoulder fired anti-aircraft missiles, it has emerged.

Syria civil war: Car bomb rocks Damascus, killing 10 soldiers and wounding 10 others

A car bomb targeting a checkpoint near a military airport in Damascus has killed 10 soldiers and wounded 10 others.

Syria civil war: UN says death toll has reached nearly 93,000 in battle between rebels and Bashar al-Assad

Syrians are being killed at an average rate of 5,000 per month, the U.N. said Thursday as it raised the overall death toll in the civil war to nearly 93,000, with civilians bearing the brunt of the attacks.

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