Thousands of Turkish supporters of Bashar al-Assad have marched through the town of Antakya, in southern Turkey, demanding that their government end its support for Syria’s opposition. Many protesters are fed up with the number of Syrian refugees who have fled into Turkey, something that has become a political issue along the tense border region. [...]
Near the town of Kasab, tucked into the wooded ridges of northwest Syria, camouflaged rebels attack a government checkpoint with rocket-propelled grenades and small arms. It’s the latest skirmish in a spreading fight near the Turkish border, a region where many people identify ethncially as Turkmen and have felt treated unfairly by their fellow Syrians. [...]
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For the first time since some of his most senior officials were killed in a bombing, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has appeared on television to deliver a message of defiance. The Syrian government’s battle to put down the mass uprising that began last year is moving forward, and the situation has become “better,” Assad said. [...]
Syrian President Bashar al Assad has sharply criticised foreign powers who have raised the possibility of outside intervention. He has lost control of large parts in the country’s west where teenage fighters have taken up arms against him. The young men soldier on, defending their communities against tanks and fighter jets, in spite of a [...]
Egyptian officials have confirmed seven men died after their boat sank off the Libyan coast. They are the recent casualties in the wave of illegal migrants from Egypt that are taking to the shores in hopes of a better life abroad. Residents of the village the victims came from said the young men were short [...]
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has said it is an “ethical duty” to support the Syrian people against the “oppressive regime” in Damascus. His speech at the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit in Tehran on Thursday prompted a walkout by the Syrians. Al Jazeera’s Imran Khan reports from Tehran.
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Syrians who sought refuge in schools in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley are being told they have to leave before the start of the school year next week. Lebanese officials have been handing out tents, but refugees have had to find somewhere to erect them. With more than 200000 refugees now registered in countries on Syria’s borders, [...]
Chris Bellamy is a former artillery officer in the British Army. He told Al Jazeera it appears likely that the Syrian army helicopter was shot down.
In this exclusive report, filed on August 6, Anita McNaught follows members of the Free Syrian Army deep into the heart of Aleppo city.
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The refugee crisis caused by the Syrian civil war is growing, but now Turkey says it is limiting the number of Syrian refugees crossing the border. The government says the camps are full, and that it needs time to build more, as Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr reports from the Bab al-Salameh border crossing in Syria.
An Israeli court has ruled in a civil case that the Israel army was not at fault in the bulldozer death of American pro-Palestinian activist Rachel Corrie nearly 10 years ago. Corrie was 23 years old when she went to the town of Rafah in the Gaza Strip as part of a group of activists [...]
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A growing number of unaccompanied children fleeing Syria’s conflict are turning up in refugee camps along the country’s borders. Many say their parents have been killed in the fighting. Hedinn Hallborsson is the emergency communication manager for Save the Children. He spoke to Al Jazeera from Amman in Jordan about the situation at the country’s [...]