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B. 09-23 Syria conflict: US-Russia plans 'must be saved' - Lavrov UN
09-19 Syria conflict: US 'outraged' over aid convoy attack Washington
3. 09-09 Syrian conflict: US and Russia agree peace moves Geneva
4. 08-25 Daraya: Deal reached to evacuate besieged town Darayya, Damascus
F. 08-18 Nearly 18,000 have died in Syria state jails Syria
G. 08-10 Aleppo medics appeal to Obama for help Aleppo, Northern Syria
H. 06-01 Syria conflict: Calls for air drops of humanitarian aid United Kingdom
8. 05-29 Syria conflict: Chief opposition negotiator resigns Syria
J. 05-21 Top US commander makes secret visit to northern Syria Northern Syria

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  Syria conflict: US-Russia plans 'must be saved' - Lavrov   UN: US and Russian plans to end Syria's conflict must be saved as there is no alternative, Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has told the UN Syria conflict: US 'outraged' over aid convoy attack


September 2016 ... more > Top ^
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Sep. 19
  Washington: The US government has expressed 'outrage' over an attack on an aid convoy near the Syrian city of Aleppo that, a war monitor says, left 12 dead
Sep. 9   Syrian conflict: US and Russia agree peace moves
  Geneva: Russia and the US have announced an agreement on Syria starting with a 'cessation of hostilities' from sunset on Monday


August 2016 ... more > Top ^
Aug.25  Daraya: Deal reached to evacuate besieged town Aug.18  Nearly 18,000 have died in Syria state jails Aug.10  Aleppo medics appeal to Obama for help

May 2016 ... more > Top ^
May.29  Syria conflict: Chief opposition negotiator resigns May.1  Aleppo: Kerry begins new bid to stop fighting

April 2016 ... more > Top ^
Apr.27  Syria conflict: UN envoy calls on US and Russia to save talks

February 2016 ... more > Top ^
Feb.22  Syria conflict: US-Russia brokered truce 'to start at weekend' Feb.11   World powers agree Syria ceasefire, says John Kerry   Munich: World powers meeting on Syria have agreed to implement a nationwide 'cessation of hostilities', US Secretary of State John Kerry has said Feb.8  Syria 'exterminating detainees' - UN report Feb.4  Syria civil war: Donors pledge billions in vital aid Feb.3   Sides trade blame over talks' suspension   Geneva: Syria's government and the opposition have blamed each other for the suspension of peace talks in Geneva

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Jan.30  Key Syrian opposition group arrive for Geneva talks

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December 2015 ... more > Top ^
Dec.18 US welcomes 'milestone' as UN endorses Syria peace plan

October 2015 ... more > Top ^
Oct.27  Syria conflict: Iran to be invited to key talks, US says Oct.21 US attacks Moscow welcome for Assad


January 2015 ... more > Top ^
Jan.4  Lebanon tightens flow of Syrians

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Dec.25  Pope's message: Iraq and Syria suffered too long Oct.24  Turkey: 200 Peshmerga will join Syrian Kurds' fight for Kobani Oct.19  Kobane: US drops arms and aid to Kurds battling IS Oct.2  Turkish lawmakers OK military action against ISIS Sep.10  Obama threatens action in Syria Jun.4  Syria's Bashar al-Assad re-elected Feb.10  New round of Syria peace talks begins in Geneva Jan.22     Syria defiant at conference; Kerry rules out al-Assad
   Switzerland: 'This is a Syrian conflict, and it will remain as such,' Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem told the peace conference Jan.20  Syria accused of systematic torture  UN withdraws Iran invitation to Geneva talks Jan.19 UN invites Iran to Syria peace talks
Jan.18 Syria opposition to attend peace talks

year 2013 Top ^

Dec.2  UN implicates Assad in war crimes Oct.31 Syria met first weapons deadline: OPCW
Sep.27   UN adopts Syria chemical resolution
  UN Security Council: The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a binding resolution on ridding Syria of chemical weapons.    The 15-member body backed the draft document agreed earlier by Russia and the US. The deal breaks a two-a...
Sep.21  Syria hands in chemical weapons data Sep.20  Syria submits 'initial disclosure' of chemical weapons program Sep.15  Syrian official declares 'victory,' thanks Russia Sep.14   US and Russia reach agreement in Syria weapons talks
  Geneva: Secretary of State Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov have reached an agreement on a framework for securing Syria's chemical weapons Sep.12  Tense talks in bid for Syria deal Sep.10  Obama: Military ready for attacking Syria if diplomacy fails Sep.8  Syria chemical arms: 'Global red line' crossed - Kerry Sep.6 Russia and US 'no closer' on Syria at G20. St. Petersburg Sep.1 US 'has evidence of Syrian sarin use'. Washington Aug.31  Obama to seek Congress vote on Syria Aug.30  Syria attack killed 1,429 - Kerry Aug.29   UK MPs vote against Syria action
  London: British MPs have voted to reject possible military action against the Assad regime in Syria to deter the use of chemical weapons Aug.28 Obama 'sure Syria behind attack'. Washington Jun.22 Syria rebels to get 'urgent support'. Qatar Jun.17 Obama and Putin push Syria G8 summit. Northern Ireland Jun.13   White House: Syria crosses 'red line'   Washington: Syria used sarin gas, against rebels, a move that is prompting the U.S. to increase the 'scale and scope' of its support for the opposition May.27   EU ends arms embargo against Syrian rebels  Brussels: European Union foreign ministers have agreed not to renew the union's arms embargo on the Syrian opposition Jan.6  Assad denounces 'puppet' opponents

year 2012 Top ^

Dec.11 Obama recognises Syria opposition
. Washington Nov.11  Syrian cleric to lead opposition Oct.24 UN: Syria offers holiday cease-fire Sep.4  Refugees flee Syria in record numbers Aug.20 Obama warns Syria on chemical arms. Washington Aug.6 Syria's prime minister leaves regime Jul.18 Top Syrian officials killed  Defense Minister Dawood Rajiha; Deputy Defense Minister, al-Assad's security adviser and assistant vice president, and Interior Minister were... Jul.11  Top Syria diplomat abandons Assad Jun.21  Syrian pilot flees to Jordan seeking asylum Jun.12  Syria in civil war - UN official Jun.1  Putin stands firm on Syria crisis Apr.21  UN votes to boost Syria mission Apr.14 UN passes plan for Syria monitors. UN Security Council Mar.10  Assad issues 'terrorism' vow to Annan Mar.7  Syria minister joins opposition Syrian city 'devastated' - UN aid chief Feb.25  Syria holds vote on constitution Feb.23 World powers seek Syria breakthrough. Tunisia Feb.22   Two Western journalists killed in Syria   Marie Colvin, a American foreign correspondent for London's The Sunday Times, and war photographer Remi Ochlik, 28, were killed in shelling in... Feb.18  2 killed as Syrians protest near palace Feb.16 UN assembly adopts Syria motion. UN Gen. Assembly Feb.4   Security Council's Syria resolution fails   UN Security Council: As international anger grows over reports of mass carnage at the hands of the regime, a draft resolution condemning Syria failed to be adopted Jan.28 Arab League suspends Syria mission Jan.11 French journalist killed in Syria Jan.1  Arab body urges Syria mission end

year 2011 Top ^

Dec.27  Security forces fire on protesters in Homs  Homs residents confront Arab League team Dec.26   Arab League observers arrive in Syria   Members of an Arab League delegation arrived to look into events on the ground and whether Syria is upholding a commitment to end a brutal c... Dec.12  UN estimates 5,000 killed in Syria Nov.28  'Gross violations' of human rights in Syria Nov.27 Arab League imposed sanctions on Syria
. Egypt Nov.12  Arab League sanctions for Syria Nov.3  Tanks 'open fire' in Syrian city of Homs Oct.24  U.S. pulls ambassador from Syria Oct.10  At least 31 were killed during clashes Oct.4 UN resolution on Syria is vetoed. UN Security Council Sep.29  Mob pelts US ambassador in Syria Aug.18  Obama says al-Assad must go Aug.15  Palestinians 'flee Syrian camp' Aug.14 21 dead after naval forces shell city. Northern Syria Aug.7  Syrian tanks, bulldozers roll into Deir Ezzor Jul.31 Army, protesters clash, killing 71   Syrian tanks stormed the flashpoint city of Hama in one of several clashes nationwide that left at least 67 dead and more than 100 injured Jul.1  Hundreds of thousands in protests Jun.3  Troops 'kill 34' at Syria protest May.18  U.S. sanctions target Syrian president Apr.30 Syrian troops storm Daraa mosque   The army has seized control of Omari mosque which had become a centre for anti-government protests in the southern Syrian city of Daraa Apr.25  Syria launches bloody new crackdown Apr.22   75 Killed After Security Forces Open Fire   The security forces used live ammunition and tear gas on anti-government protesters who rallied across the country after Friday prayers Apr.18  Syria protesters take over square Apr.15  Clashes at mass protest in Syria Apr.8 Forces fire on Syrian protesters Mar.30  Syria leaves state of emergency in place Mar.23   15 killed in Syria clashes   Escalating violence between security forces and anti-government protesters. The government fired the governor of the province

year 2010 Top ^

Jul.29  Syria and Saudi leaders in Beirut

year 2008 Top ^

Jul.12  Syria, Lebanon to open embassies Apr.24  Syria 'had covert nuclear scheme'

year 2007 Top ^

Nov.25  Syria to attend Mideast summit

year 2006 Top ^

Feb.4   Danish, Norwegian embassies ablaze
  Hundreds of Syrian demonstrators stormed the Danish Embassy in Damascus and set fire to the building in protest at the cartoons
 Protesters scaled the Danish mission amid chants of 'God is great', before moving on to attack the Norwegian site. Denmark and Norway urged their citizens to leave and condemned Syria for failing international obligations. Palestinians protest in Gaza and the West Bank


year 2005 Top ^

Dec.30 Ex-VP: Assad threatened Lebanese PM. Lebanon Dec.11 New Hariri report 'blames Syria' Oct.31  U.N. vote demands Syria cooperation Oct.20 U.N. probe links Syria to Hariri killing. Lebanon Feb.28  Lebanon's pro-Syrian PM resigns Feb.16  Iran to aid Syria against threats

year 2003 Top ^

Apr.14  Pressure mounts on Syria

year 2000 Top ^

Jun.10     Bashar al-Assad succeeds late father  Son to replace deceased longest-serving Mideast ruler who led country since 1971
before year 2000
Apr. 3, 1949   Arab armistice with Israel
  The agreements ended the official hostilities of the 1948 Arab–Israeli War between Israel and neighboring Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, and Syria
Mar. 4, 1193 Sultan Saladin dies  Damascus: The first Sultan of Egypt and Syria and the founder of the Ayyubid dynasty. Saladin led the Muslim opposition to the European Crusaders


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Sep. 19
  Washington: The US government has expressed 'outrage' over an attack on an aid convoy near the Syrian city of Aleppo that, a war monitor says, left 12 dead
Aug.10  Aleppo medics appeal to Obama for help Feb.4  Syria civil war: Donors pledge billions in vital aid 2014 Oct.19  Kobane: US drops arms and aid to Kurds battling IS 2013 Jun.22 Syria rebels to get 'urgent support'. Qatar 2005 Feb.16  Iran to aid Syria against threats



Syria, Politics Election, Vote Timeline ... See World Election, Vote timeline Top ^
2014 Jun.4  Syria's Bashar al-Assad re-elected 2012 Feb.25  Syria holds vote on constitution 2005 Oct.31  U.N. vote demands Syria cooperation



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2005 Feb.28  Lebanon's pro-Syrian PM resigns



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2014 Dec.25  Pope's message: Iraq and Syria suffered too long



Syria, Politics Media Politics Timeline ... See World Media Politics timeline Top ^
2012 Feb.22   Two Western journalists killed in Syria   Marie Colvin, a American foreign correspondent for London's The Sunday Times, and war photographer Remi Ochlik, 28, were killed in shelling in... Jan.11 French journalist killed in Syria




Syria, Politics Warning Timeline ... See World Warning timeline Top ^
2014 Sep.10  Obama threatens action in Syria 2012 Aug.20 Obama warns Syria on chemical arms
. Washington 2005 Dec.30 Ex-VP: Assad threatened Lebanese PM. Lebanon 2003 Apr.14  Pressure mounts on Syria



Syria, Politics Summit Timeline ... See World Summit timeline Top ^
2013 Sep.6 Russia and US 'no closer' on Syria at G20
. St. Petersburg Jun.17 Obama and Putin push Syria G8 summit. Northern Ireland 2007 Nov.25  Syria to attend Mideast summit



Syria, Politics Political Probe Timeline ... See World Political Probe timeline Top ^
2005 Dec.11 New Hariri report 'blames Syria'
Oct.20 U.N. probe links Syria to Hariri killing. Lebanon



Syria, Politics Immigration Timeline ... See World Immigration timeline Top ^
2015 Jan.4  Lebanon tightens flow of Syrians 2012 Sep.4  Refugees flee Syria in record numbers Jun.21  Syrian pilot flees to Jordan seeking asylum 2011 Aug.15  Palestinians 'flee Syrian camp'



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2016 Sep. 9   Syrian conflict: US and Russia agree peace moves
  Geneva: Russia and the US have announced an agreement on Syria starting with a 'cessation of hostilities' from sunset on Monday
Aug.25  Daraya: Deal reached to evacuate besieged town Feb.22  Syria conflict: US-Russia brokered truce 'to start at weekend' Feb.11   World powers agree Syria ceasefire, says John Kerry   Munich: World powers meeting on Syria have agreed to implement a nationwide 'cessation of hostilities', US Secretary of State John Kerry has said 2014 Oct.24  Turkey: 200 Peshmerga will join Syrian Kurds' fight for Kobani 2013 Sep.14   US and Russia reach agreement in Syria weapons talks
  Geneva: Secretary of State Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov have reached an agreement on a framework for securing Syria's chemical weapons 1949 Apr. 3, 1949   Arab armistice with Israel
  The agreements ended the official hostilities of the 1948 Arab–Israeli War between Israel and neighboring Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, and Syria




Syria, Politics Visit Timeline ... See World Visit timeline Top ^
2015 Oct.21 US attacks Moscow welcome for Assad 2012 Mar.10  Assad issues 'terrorism' vow to Annan Mar.7 Syrian city 'devastated' - UN aid chief 2010 Jul.29  Syria and Saudi leaders in Beirut



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2012 Jul.11  Top Syria diplomat abandons Assad 2011 Oct.24  U.S. pulls ambassador from Syria 2008 Jul.12  Syria, Lebanon to open embassies



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2016 Aug.18  Nearly 18,000 have died in Syria state jails Feb.8  Syria 'exterminating detainees' - UN report 2014 Jan.20  Syria accused of systematic torture 2013 Dec.2  UN implicates Assad in war crimes 2012 Apr.21  UN votes to boost Syria mission Apr.14 UN passes plan for Syria monitors
. UN Security Council Feb.16 UN assembly adopts Syria motion. UN Gen. Assembly Feb.4 Security Council's Syria resolution fails   UN Security Council: As international anger grows over reports of mass carnage at the hands of the regime, a draft resolution condemning Syria failed to be adopted Jan.28 Arab League suspends Syria mission Jan.1  Arab body urges Syria mission end 2011 Dec.27  Homs residents confront Arab League team Dec.26 Arab League observers arrive in Syria   Members of an Arab League delegation arrived to look into events on the ground and whether Syria is upholding a commitment to end a brutal c... Dec.12  UN estimates 5,000 killed in Syria Nov.28  'Gross violations' of human rights in Syria Oct.10  At least 31 were killed during clashes Oct.4 UN resolution on Syria is vetoed. UN Security Council Aug.18  Obama says al-Assad must go Aug.14 21 dead after naval forces shell city. Northern Syria Aug.7  Syrian tanks, bulldozers roll into Deir Ezzor Mar.30  Syria leaves state of emergency in place



Syria, Politics Political Sanctions Timeline ... See World Political Sanctions timeline Top ^
2013 May.27   EU ends arms embargo against Syrian rebels  Brussels: European Union foreign ministers have agreed not to renew the union's arms embargo on the Syrian opposition 2011 Nov.27 Arab League imposed sanctions on Syria
. Egypt Nov.12  Arab League sanctions for Syria May.18  U.S. sanctions target Syrian president



Syria, Politics Talks Timeline ... See World Talks timeline Top ^
2016 May.29  Syria conflict: Chief opposition negotiator resigns May.1  Aleppo: Kerry begins new bid to stop fighting Apr.27  Syria conflict: UN envoy calls on US and Russia to save talks Feb.3 Sides trade blame over talks' suspension   Geneva: Syria's government and the opposition have blamed each other for the suspension of peace talks in Geneva Jan.30  Key Syrian opposition group arrive for Geneva talks 2015 Dec.18 US welcomes 'milestone' as UN endorses Syria peace plan
Oct.27  Syria conflict: Iran to be invited to key talks, US says 2014 Feb.10  New round of Syria peace talks begins in Geneva Jan.22   Syria defiant at conference; Kerry rules out al-Assad    Switzerland: 'This is a Syrian conflict, and it will remain as such,' Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem told the peace conference Jan.20  UN withdraws Iran invitation to Geneva talks Jan.19 UN invites Iran to Syria peace talks Jan.18 Syria opposition to attend peace talks 2013 Sep.12  Tense talks in bid for Syria deal 2012 Feb.23 World powers seek Syria breakthrough. Tunisia



Syria, Politics Political Leaders Timeline ... See World Political Leaders timeline Top ^
2013 Jan.6  Assad denounces 'puppet' opponents 2012 Aug.6 Syria's prime minister leaves regime
Jul.18 Top Syrian officials killed  Defense Minister Dawood Rajiha; Deputy Defense Minister, al-Assad's security adviser and assistant vice president, and Interior Minister were... Mar.7  Syria minister joins opposition 2000 Jun.10   Bashar al-Assad succeeds late father  Son to replace deceased longest-serving Mideast ruler who led country since 1971



Syria, Politics Protest Timeline ... See World Protest timeline Top ^
2012 Feb.18  2 killed as Syrians protest near palace 2011 Dec.27  Security forces fire on protesters in Homs Nov.3  Tanks 'open fire' in Syrian city of Homs Sep.29  Mob pelts US ambassador in Syria Jul.31 Army, protesters clash, killing 71   Syrian tanks stormed the flashpoint city of Hama in one of several clashes nationwide that left at least 67 dead and more than 100 injured Jul.1  Hundreds of thousands in protests Jun.3  Troops 'kill 34' at Syria protest Apr.25  Syria launches bloody new crackdown Apr.22 75 Killed After Security Forces Open Fire   The security forces used live ammunition and tear gas on anti-government protesters who rallied across the country after Friday prayers Apr.18  Syria protesters take over square Apr.15  Clashes at mass protest in Syria Apr.8 Forces fire on Syrian protesters
Mar.23 15 killed in Syria clashes   Escalating violence between security forces and anti-government protesters. The government fired the governor of the province 2006 Feb.4   Danish, Norwegian embassies ablaze
  Hundreds of Syrian demonstrators stormed the Danish Embassy in Damascus and set fire to the building in protest at the cartoons
 Protesters scaled the Danish mission amid chants of 'God is great', before moving on to attack the Norwegian site. Denmark and Norway urged their citizens to leave and condemned Syria for failing international obligations. Palestinians protest in Gaza and the West Bank




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2011 Apr.30 Syrian troops storm Daraa mosque   The army has seized control of Omari mosque which had become a centre for anti-government protests in the southern Syrian city of Daraa



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2013 Oct.31 Syria met first weapons deadline: OPCW Sep.27   UN adopts Syria chemical resolution
  UN Security Council: The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a binding resolution on ridding Syria of chemical weapons.    The 15-member body backed the draft document agreed earlier by Russia and the US. The deal breaks a two-a...
Sep.21  Syria hands in chemical weapons data Sep.20  Syria submits 'initial disclosure' of chemical weapons program Sep.15  Syrian official declares 'victory,' thanks Russia Sep.8  Syria chemical arms: 'Global red line' crossed - Kerry Sep.1 US 'has evidence of Syrian sarin use'. Washington Aug.30  Syria attack killed 1,429 - Kerry Aug.28 Obama 'sure Syria behind attack'. Washington Jun.13   White House: Syria crosses 'red line'   Washington: Syria used sarin gas, against rebels, a move that is prompting the U.S. to increase the 'scale and scope' of its support for the opposition 2008 Apr.24  Syria 'had covert nuclear scheme'



Syria, Politics Obituary Timeline ... See World Obituary timeline Top ^
1830 Mar. 4, 1193 Sultan Saladin dies  Damascus: The first Sultan of Egypt and Syria and the founder of the Ayyubid dynasty. Saladin led the Muslim opposition to the European Crusaders



Syria, Politics Parliament Timeline ... See World Parliament timeline Top ^
2014 Oct.2  Turkish lawmakers OK military action against ISIS 2013 Aug.31  Obama to seek Congress vote on Syria Aug.29   UK MPs vote against Syria action   London: British MPs have voted to reject possible military action against the Assad regime in Syria to deter the use of chemical weapons