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Syria's Assad calls chlorine allegations 'malicious propaganda': CBS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bashar al-Assad of Syria dismissed as "malicious propaganda" allegations that his troops used chlorine gas in the fight against insurgent rebels, according to an interview broadcast on Friday on CBS "This Morning."

Syria's Assad says West wants to weaken Russia

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has accused the West of trying to weaken Russia by turning Ukraine into a puppet state, a tactic he said had also been used against his own country.

Syria's Assad says open to dialogue with U.S.: CBS interview

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is open to having a dialogue with the United States, but there can be no "pressuring of the sovereignty" of his country, he said in an excerpt of an interview with CBS' "60 Minutes" that aired on Thursday.

Charlie Rose Lands Another Bashar al-Assad Interview

“CBS This Morning” co-host Charlie Rose won a Peabody Award back in 2013 when he interviewed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Rose gets another chance, interviewing al-Assad in Damascus for this Sunday’s “60 Minutes.” Excerpts fromShow More Summary

Syria's Assad urges united front with Iraq against terrorism: state media

AMMAN/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad called on Tuesday during talks with Iraq's foreign minister in Damascus for a united front with Baghdad in tackling terrorism as the two countries battle Islamic State militants on their territory.

Iraqi Foreign Minister Meets Syria's Assad in Damascus

Iraqi Foreign Affairs Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday to deliberate ways to combat militant groups during the first visit by Baghdad official since the Syrian conflict began in 2011.

Assad has no role in Syria’s future, says British FM

Visiting British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond on Monday said there is no chance for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to have a role in the future of Syria, according to local Al Arabiya news. Hammond, who is on a visit to Saudi Arabia, told the press that his country supports moderate Syrian opposition and efforts to […]

Blog: Syria anniversary shows need for more news outlets to step up

It started as a street protest against President Bashar al-Assad. Ordinary citizens took out their smart phones to record the demonstrations that quickly spread. Four years and 220,000 dead later, the Syrian civil war is still raging, although the numbers of 'citizen' and professional journalists on hand to document...

Syria air defence shoots down US drone: state media

Syria’s military has shot down a US drone over the coastal province of Latakia, a stronghold of President Bashar al-Assad, state media said on Tuesday. “Syrian air defences brought down a hostile US surveillance aircraft over north Latakia,” the official […]

Syrian Video Artists Risk Their Lives to Laugh at ISIS

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

A bearded man wearing sunglasses and a flak jacket sits on the ground beside a portrait of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as a pro-Assad song plays on the radio. He lifts up the lid of a cooking pot, and a genie emerges.

Syria Claims Shoot Down of U.S. Drone

The Syrian military says it has shot down a U.S. drone near the city of Latakia, a stronghold of President Bashar al-Assad in north-west Syria. U.S. officials have said they lost contact with a drone but that it is unclear if it was shot down. Show More Summary

Syria conflict: is diplomatic solution possible?

Comments by US Secretary of State John Kerry reignite the debate on dialogue with President Bashar al-Assad.

Germany investigating members of Syrian government for crimes against humanity

Germany is investigating members of the Syrian government under President Bashar al-Assad on suspicion of committing crimes against humanity, the country’s top federal prosecutor said on Tuesday. “Of course the subjects of our investigation...Show More Summary

Syrian Activists Say Family of Six Dead In Alleged Chlorine Attack

last weekNews : Vice News

Monitoring and activist groups claim President Bashar al-Assad's forces are responsible for a gas attack on an opposition-held village late Monday that killed six and injured dozens.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Department

United States officials denied there were any plans to meet Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, saying he would "never" be part of any peace negotiations to end the civil war.

U.S. officials dismiss Kerry’s comments, say no place for Assad in Syria talks

The United States insisted on Monday it would never negotiate directly with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, edging away from comments made by Secretary of State John Kerry, and it cast doubt on any immediate prospects for third-party talks to resolve Syria’s civil war. Kerry’s apparent suggestion in a CBS television interview on Sunday that there […]

Syria's President Awaits US 'Action' Following Kerry’s Comments

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad said he was waiting for action from Washington.

US seeking to get Bashar al-Assad to negotiate end to Syria war

last weekNews : The Raw Story

As the devastating war in Syria entered its fifth year Sunday, the US said it would have to negotiate with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as it seeks to “reignite” new peace talks. “Well, we have to negotiate in the end. We’ve always been willing to negotiate in the...

Syria's Assad Dismisses John Kerry's Remarks On Negotiations

BEIRUT, March 16 (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad dismissed on Monday remarks made by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that Assad should be included in negotiations to reach a political transition, saying "declarationsShow More Summary

Kerry seems ready to negotiate with Adolf Hitler !

By: Cortney O’Brien It seems John Kerry is ready to negotiate with Adolf Hitler. Two years ago, when he appeared on NBC‘s “Meet the Press,” the Secretary of State put Syrian  Dictator President Bashar al-Assad in the same category as the ruthless dictators Hitler and Saddam Hussein when he was asked about Syria’s reported use […]

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