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Syrian Kurds point finger at Western-backed opposition

PARIS (Reuters) - The main Western-backed Syrian opposition has gained little by demanding the fall of President Bashar al-Assad other than fuelling killings and the refugee crisis, a senior official from Syrian's northern Kurdish region said on Monday.

Jihadists mobilize in Syria as peacemaking unravels

BEIRUT/AMMAN (Reuters) - Jihadi militants in Syria including al Qaeda are mobilizing again for all-out war against President Bashar al-Assad, taking advantage of the collapse of peace talks to eclipse nationalist rival insurgents that signed on to a faltering truce.

Iran's IRGC says many Iranians have volunteered to fight in Syria

ANKARA (Reuters) - Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) said on Wednesday many Iranians have volunteered to fight in Syria in support of President Bashar al-Assad's war against "terrorism", the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported.

Pessimism pervades Syria talks aimed at salvaging peace process

VIENNA/AMMAN (Reuters) - Major powers sought at talks on Tuesday to reimpose a ceasefire in Syria and ensure aid reaches besieged areas, with Moscow and Washington deeply divided over the fate of President Bashar al-Assad and violence rumbling around the country.

U.S., Russia stalemate on Syria frustrates European powers

UNITED NATIONS/VIENNA (Reuters) - The Obama administration's failure to convince Moscow that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad must go is fueling European frustration at being sidelined in efforts to end the country's five-year civil war, diplomats say.Some diplomats and analysts question whether the United States has misread Russia's desire to keep Assad in power.

Top Iranian Commander: Assad to Remain in Power 'Despite US Dreams, Wishes'

While the West continues its insistence that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad be removed from power, Iran’s top military official made assurances that the US and its allies will not get their wish.

‘Assad will be removed’, says Saudi Arabia’s FM ( interview)

Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told FRANCE 24’s Marc Perelman in an exclusive interview that Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad “will be removed, either through a political process or through military force”. In the interview with FRANCE 24 focusing on the Syrian crisis, Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister also asserted that the ceasefire was holding fairly […]

Russia Vows to Help Reign In Syrian Airstrikes Near Civilians

Russia has vowed to work with the Syrian government to reduce air force operations in areas populated by civilians, its Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Monday. A firm supporter of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime, Russia has been accused of hitting civilian targets itself. Show More Summary

Syrian hacker accused of attacking military systems for Assad extradited to U.S.

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A man the U.S. says is a hacker aligned with the government of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad will appear in a federal court in Alexandria, Virginia, Tuesday. An unnamed source with U.S. law enforcement told reporters today the accused hacker, 36 year old Peter Romar, was extradited to the US from Germany Monday. (more…)

Alleged Member of Assad's Syrian Electronic Army to be Tried in Virginia

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An alleged computer hacker sympathetic to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government is due to appear in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia, on Tuesday after being extradited from Germany, a U.S. law-enforcement...Show More Summary

Alleged Syrian hacker sympathetic to Damascus being sent to U.S.: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An alleged Syrian computer hacker sympathetic to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government is due to appear in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia, on Tuesday after extradition from Germany, a U.S. law-enforcement source said on Monday.

Kerry's Ultimatum to Assad: Why US Plan Means 'Capitulation to Al-Qaeda'

US Secretary of State John Kerry has given Syrian President Bashar al-Assad an ultimatum: either to begin "political transition" or risk the consequences of a new US approach toward ending the Syrian civil war, Tony Cartalucci notes...

Hezbollah blames Saudi Arabia for collapse of Syria truces

Lebanese Shi’ite group Hezbollah on Friday said Saudi Arabia was causing the collapse of ceasefires in Syria and thwarting peace talks by stepping up support to armed groups fighting against Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad. An escalation of fighting, particularly around the northern city of Aleppo, which has broken up talks to end the five-year civil […]

Kerry warns Syria's Assad of 'repercussions' if truce, transition fail

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday of "repercussions" if he does not stick to a ceasefire brokered by Russia and the United States and move forward with a political transition aimed at ending Syria's war.

The collapse of Syria's ceasefire is really bad news for the fight against ISIS

Syria peace talks are deadlocked as the regime and the opposition remain unable to move past a crucial sticking point — the role of President Bashar al-Assad in the country's future. Negotiations appear to have fallen apart, and theShow More Summary

Syrian Elections: Washington Unable to Strangle Assad's Legitimacy

The victory of Syria's ruling Baath party in the recent parliamentary elections has indicated that the Syrian government led by President Bashar al-Assad is a real and credible force in Syria; predictably, Western media largely neglected the event and even tried to downplay its significance.

US concerned over Russia’s military moves in Syria

The United States said on Thursday it was concerned about reports that Russia is moving more military equipment into Syria to bolster President Bashar al-Assad, with a truce in tatters and peace talks in meltdown. Asaad Zoubi, chief negotiator for the main Syrian opposition, the High Negotiations Committee (HNC), said all its members will leave […]

Kurds and Syrian Forces Clash, Adding Wrinkle to War

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Kurdish militias and President Bashar al-Assad’s forces tend to avoid clashes, but skirmished Thursday in the de facto Kurdish autonomous region.

White House concerned Russia moving military equipment into Syria

RIYADH/GENEVA (Reuters) - The United States said on Thursday it was concerned about reports that Russia is moving more military equipment into Syria to bolster President Bashar al-Assad with a truce in tatters and peace talks in meltdown.

BBC 'Treats Assad Better Than the EU:' Analysis

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad enjoy more favorable coverage overall from the BBC than the EU does, according to a new analysis. Media Tenor, a consultancy, conducted an analysis of 46,737 newsShow More Summary

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