Britain will not work with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to combat Islamic State (IS) fighters in the country and his permission would not be needed for any military intervention, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said Friday. Hammond...Show More Summary
On August 21st, 2013, the regime of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad committed one of the most shocking war crimes of the 21st century, gassing nearly 1,500 people to death in Ghouta, outside of Damascus. Assad's regime, which facedShow More Summary
By Tom Perry BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria is wagering that Islamic State's push to reshape the Middle East will eventually force a hostile West to deal with President Bashar al-Assad as the only way to tackle the threat. While Assad's forces...Show More Summary
A year ago this month, President Obama announced his intention to launch military strikes against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who had crossed a "red line" by using chemical weapons against his own people. There was...Show More Summary
This article originally appeared in The Guardian: Abu al-Mutasim, 18, from a Syrian border town in the province of Deir Ezzor, joined the rebellion against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad in early 2012. He left his family home...Show More Summary
Many in the media have conjectured that supporters of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad were responsible for a series of Internet outages in Syria in 2012. But National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden claims at least one was caused by the United States Government. Show More Summary
We remarked upon the jaw-dropping hypocrisy of the U.S. media in virtually ignoring tens of thousands of children murdered in Syria by jihadists and President Bashar al-Assad while endlessly castigating not Hamas, but Israel, for the horrible but inevitable deaths of innocents in Gaza who were used as human shields for terrorists in order to ring […]
Opposition forces in Syria exploded bombs in tunnels under Aleppo late on Tuesday and killed at least 13 fighters loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in the northern city, a group tracking the violence said. The bombs were placed in two...Show More Summary
The former Syrian military crime-scene investigator who helped document years of suspected torture and killing under President Bashar al-Assad is scheduled to tell his story to U.S. lawmakers on Thursday.
In the three weeks after Josh Rogan of The Daily Beast reported that some on the Obama administration advocated " a de facto alliance" with the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to fight ISIS extremists, substantial evidence of the regime's crimes and internal planning have surfaced. Show More Summary
Here we go again with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry leveraging a tragedy to make another “strong case” based on limited evidence. We have already seen this in the case of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and chemical weapons. Now...Show More Summary
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was sworn in for a third seven-year term Wednesday morning, The Associated Press reports. President al-Assad, 48, called the Syrian people winners of a "dirty war" with outsiders, saying countries that...Show More Summary
Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad was sworn in on Wednesday for a new seven-year term in a red carpet ceremony in Damascus, after an election his opponents had slammed as a “farce”. Assad swore by the Koran before the country’s parliamentarians...Show More Summary
Bashar al-Assad was sworn in for his third seven-year term as President of Syria today, one day sooner than citizens expected. He won a sham election last month where opposition forces were cut out of the voting process. Read more.....
President Bashar al-Assad swears on Quran and accepts seven-year term after winning poll dismissed as sham by critics.
Daniel R. DePetris Security, Syria When evidence emerged on August 21, 2013 that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime launched a series of lethal chemical weapons attacks on rebel-held towns outside of Damascus, President Barack Obama and U.S. Show More Summary
The U.S. container ship Cape Ray has started to neutralize chemical materials that were once part of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's weapons arsenal, the Defense Department said. The ship, located in international waters in the Mediterranean...Show More Summary
Here's how quickly things can change in the volatile Middle East: Less than one year ago, President Barack Obama considered airstrikes against military targets held by the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad after a chemical weapons attack killed as many as 1,400 people in the capital. Show More Summary
Nine Syrian rebel and jihadist groups fighting against President Bashar al-Assad have issued a collective statement against the terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), with some leaders affiliated with al-Qaeda calling...Show More Summary
As President Bashar al-Assad’s officials reach out to contacts in the West, the differences between the regime and the opposition may be smaller than they first appeared.