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Middle East

Syrian daily roundup Sep 27: Rebel fighters launch "decisive battle" in Aleppo

The Commander-in-Chief of the biggest rebel force of al-Tawheed brigade in Aleppo announced the start of a "decisive battle" to push Assad's forces out of the city.

Syrian daily roundup Sep 25: Emir of Qatar calls for Arab-led intervention in Syria

The Emir of Qatar Shiekh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani called for an Arab-led intervention in Syria while addressing the UN General Assembly today. He cited the failure of the UN Security...

Syrian daily roundup Sep 24: Rebel fighters seize more towns in Aleppo suburbs

The rebel Free Syrian Army said it captured the Aleppo suburbs of Orum Kobra and Arada following fierce fighting with regime forces as fighter jets intensified their aerial attacks on the western...

Syrian daily roundup Sep 23: Power cut off hits several provinces in Syria

The majority of Syrian cities and towns have been left without electricity due to the failure of the country’s main hydroelectric power generator in Raqa.

Syrian daily roundup Sep 22: Free Syrian Army moves command from Turkey to Syria

Commander-in-chief of the rebel Free Syrian Army has announced that their command centre is being moved from Turkey into the liberated territories in Syria in order to direct the operations on the...

Syrian regime perpetrates its first massacre in Raqa province

At least 55 people were killed and dozens more were injured in the Raqa suburb of Ain Eissa when regime fighter jets shelled a petrol station crowded with cars and people, making it the first...

Rebel fighters seize another Syrian border crossing with Turkey

Rebels seized control of the border crossing of Tal Abyad on the border with Turkey in the province of Raqa.

Free Syrian Army offers $25 million bounty for Assad

A commander with the rebel Free Syrian Army has offered a $25 million bounty for anyone who captures Bashar Assad alive or dead.

Talking with Moroccan free speech activist Maria Karim, a day before her trial

A voice of Morocco's democracy movement speaks to VO the day before her trial.

Clashes in Syria's Raqa province intensify

Heavy clashes between rebel fighters and regime forces broke out in the towns of Tal Abyad and Solouq in the province of Raqa.