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Ruth Sherlock

  • Polio returns to war-ravaged Syria

    Polio has returned to Syria after a long absence, and other dangerous diseases are on the increase. The World Health Organisation has recorded the first suspected outbreak of polio for 14 years in the country, provoking renewed alarm at the collapse of health care caused by civil war. Doctors...

    Monday, 21 October 2013 - 8:41am
  • I deserved to win Nobel Peace Prize, says Bashar Al-Assad

    Bashar Al-Assad, the Syrian president, has joked that he deserved to win the Nobel Peace Prize after it was awarded to the international weapons watchdog currently destroying his regime's massive chemical arsenal. The prize, which was given to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical...

    Tuesday, 15 October 2013 - 9:06am
  • Civil war spills into Iraq as 42 Assad troops killed

    Syrian civil war spills into Iraq as 49 die in attack on regime convoy.

    Tuesday, 5 March 2013 - 4:34pm
  • Mohamed Mursi swears by stability of the new constitution

    While admitting to mistakes on both sides during the recent temporary period, the president said: 'I bear the responsibility with you. I only took decisions for God and in the interests of the nation.'

    Thursday, 27 December 2012 - 9:56am
  • West prepares to ban Syria's Islamist rebels on fears of growing influence

    The US state department is planning to add to its list of Syrian terrorist groups Jabhat al-Nusra or the Nusra Front, which along with extremist organisations is becoming a dominant force in the fight against president Bashar al-Assad.

    Thursday, 6 December 2012 - 11:47am
  • Pitched battles on near Damascus airport; Internet, mobiles goes kaput

    Two Austrian soldiers from a UN peacekeeping force were wounded when their convoy came under fire near the airport, the defence ministry said in Vienna.

    Friday, 30 November 2012 - 11:34am
  • Terror car bombs kill 50 in Damascus

    More than 50 people were killed when a string of car bombs devastated a government-held suburb of Damascus in one of the bloodiest attacks to hit the Syrian capital since the civil war began.

    Thursday, 29 November 2012 - 12:14pm
  • Rebels fight to tighten noose on Damascus

    Syrian rebels fight to connect the suburbs of Damascus and tighten the noose on Assad.

    Thursday, 22 November 2012 - 9:53am
  • Opposition leader quits, leaving Western vision for Syria in disarray

    The setback came as Turkey said it was in talks to deploy Nato-controlled Patriot missiles on its border with Syria to ward off the regime's cross-border threat.

    Thursday, 8 November 2012 - 1:31pm
  • US demands shake-up of rebel leaders in Syrian war

    The US has made its boldest public intervention in the Syrian civil war by demanding a major shake-up of the rebel leadership.

    Friday, 2 November 2012 - 4:17pm