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President Bashar Assad Offers Amnesty For Syrian Rebels Who Lay Down Arms

2 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

BEIRUT, July 28 (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad offered an amnesty on Thursday for rebels who lay down their arms and surrender to authorities within three months. The amnesty offer, announced on state media, came as pro-government...Show More Summary

Assad offers amnesty for Syria rebels who lay down arms

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad offered an amnesty on Thursday for rebels who lay down their arms and surrender to authorities within three months.

How A Senator Grayson Could Help Stop Michele Flournoy's New Syria War

On June 20, Defense One reported that Michele Flournoy, whom it described as "the woman expected to run the Pentagon under Hillary Clinton," said she would "direct U.S. troops to push President Bashar al-Assad's forces out of southern...Show More Summary

Seeing no future, deserters and draft-dodgers flee Syria

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Nasser lifts another cigarette to his mouth with a scarred left hand, chain smoking and watching action films on a grainy TV at his friend's flat in a Beirut suburb. Since deserting President Bashar al-Assad's army he mostly avoids venturing outdoors.

UK's Johnson says Russia must join push to oust Syria's Assad

LONDON (Reuters) - New British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson called on Tuesday for Russia and other states to demand Syrian President Bashar al-Assad step down as he prepared for his first meeting with Western counterparts on Syria's intractable civil war.

Syrian Forces Loyal to al-Assad Close in on Rebel-Held Aleppo

Syria's army and allied militia fighters seized the only road into the rebel-held part of Aleppo on Sunday, tightening a siege around opposition areas of the northern city, which President Bashar al-Assad has pledged to recapture. Aleppo...Show More Summary

Assad supporters in Syria celebrate the Turkish coup

Supporters of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad celebrated on Saturday after the Turkish army said it was seizing power from President Tayyip Erdogan, while Syrian rebels said the loss of a main regional backer would be a major blow to their struggle. The government in Damascus has accused Erdogan, who said the coup would fail, of […]

Syria's Assad says Putin has not talked about political transition

(Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said in an interview broadcast on Thursday that Russian President Vladimir Putin has never talked to him about leaving power, despite pressure from Washington for Assad to step down.

Lebanon’s Hezbollah training Afghan snipers to fight for Assad

Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah movement has been providing advanced sniper training to Afghans fighting for the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Syria, reports an Iranian news service. According to the Iranian pro-state Tasnim news agency, hundreds of Afghan snipers recently concluded a comprehensive advanced shooting training. Show More Summary

Marie Colvin: Assad Regime 'Knew Exactly Where She Was'

The family of Marie Colvin on Saturday filed a lawsuit against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on accusations that his forces tracked and assassinated the foreign correspondent in the northern city of Homs four years ago. They...Show More Summary

Assad tells EU delegation West's actions in Syria cause terror in Europe

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad told a visiting group of European parliamentarians on Sunday that western governments' support for opposition groups in Syria caused terrorism in Europe.

This giant, hairy Iranian bodybuilder wants to fight ISIS in Syria

2 weeks agoNews : BlogPost

An Iranian weightlifter who rose to Internet stardom from social media has announced this week that he plans to travel to Syria to fight the Islamic State alongside the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Sajad Gharibi, nicknamed the Iranian Hulk, revealed his plan to join other Iranian forces fighting in Syria in a video clip to his 148,000 Instagram […]

The US and Russia may have just sealed Al Qaeda's fate in Syria

Al Qaeda has thrived in Syria thanks to the continued political survival of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Washington's failure to adequately support the revolution's more moderate opposition groups, Syria expert Charles Lister...Show More Summary

Syrians Peacefully Resist The Rule Of Extremist Groups

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

ISTANBUL – Following the start of the U.S. and Russia-brokered ceasefire in February, civilians across the country took to the streets en masse to protest against President Bashar al-Assad’s government for the first time since the start...Show More Summary

Pope Francis Slams Countries Who Talk Peace But Send Arms Into Syria

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Tuesday criticized countries which are arming the warring parties in Syria while speaking at the same time of peace. The pontiff did not name any countries. President Bashar al-Assad's government...Show More Summary

Pope Francis: Some Countries Speak of Syrian Peace Yet Supply Arms

Pope Francis on Tuesday criticized countries which are arming the warring parties in Syria while speaking at the same time of peace. The pontiff did not name any countries. President Bashar al-Assad's government is receiving military...Show More Summary

Syria's Assad keeps key portfolios in new cabinet line-up

AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, fighting a civil war that has ruined the country economically and fragmented it regions, issued a decree to form a new cabinet on Sunday that kept key ministers in place.

Iran covertly recruits Afghan Shias to fight rebels in Syria

Iran is covertly recruiting hundreds of Afghan Shias in Afghanistan to fight for Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, drawing them out of their own conflict-ridden country and into another war in which Afghanistan plays no official part. The Afghan fighters are often impoverished, religiously devout or ostracised from society, looking for money, social acceptance and a […]

U.S. eyes military cooperation with Russia in Syria

The Obama administration is considering a plan to coordinate strikes against terrorist groups in Syria with Russia if Moscow agrees to use its leverage with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to stop bombing U.S.-backed rebels, U.S. officials said Thursday....Under the proposed plan, the U.S. Show More Summary

This is How Turkey's 'Pivot to Russia' and Istanbul Terror Are Linked

Turkey has long been accused of helping radical groups trying to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad, but Ankara appears to have made a U-turn and is now serious about tackling Daesh and resolving the Syrian conflict. This policy change prompted terrorists to carry out an attack at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport, Professor Hilmi Demir told Sputnik.

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