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Calais migrants crisis: risking death for a better life

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THE DEBATE

Europe’s Blame Game: finger pointing continues as Calais migrant crisis worsens (part 2)

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THE DEBATE

Europe’s Blame Game: finger pointing continues as Calais migrant crisis worsens (part 1)

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PEOPLE & PROFIT

Gold prices: no longer a safe haven?

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FOCUS

Secular bloggers live in fear after spate of killings

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ENCORE!

The art of resistance, from Gaza to Lebanon via Timbuktu

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IN THE PAPERS

'Close down Calais until the French get a grip'

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IN THE PAPERS

Europe's new 'Iron Curtain'

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INSIDE THE AMERICAS

US gun laws criticised after fresh shootings

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Middle east

Timeline: Al-Assad faces unprecedented challenge

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2011-08-03

The shock waves of the Arab Spring first reached Syria on March 15, 2011. Since then, growing street protests have rocked President Bashar al-Assad's government and met with deadly repression. FRANCE 24 retraces the key dates of the Syrian revolt.

TIMELINE: SYRIAN UPRISING

Date created : 2011-08-03

  • SYRIA

    UN Security Council holds further talks on Syria

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  • SYRIA

    Europe seek UN resolution after tanks pound Hama

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  • SYRIA

    Hama under siege as intense shelling resumes

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