A Syrian national pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges for his role in a scheme that hacked computers and targeted perceived enemies of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Peter Romar, 37, a refugee who was living in Germany when he was arrested earlier this year, pleaded guilty to charges that spell out a limited role as […]
More than 9,300 people, including around 3,800 civilians, have been killed in one year of Russian air strikes in Syria in support of President Bashar al-Assad, a monitoring group said Friday. The toll also includes more than 5,500 fighters from the Islamic State jihadist group and various rebel factions, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Show More Summary
Over the course of another violent week in Aleppo nearly 400 people have been killed and hundreds more injured as forces loyal to the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, prepare to reclaim the opposition-held east of the city with a ground offensive Continue reading...
By TeleSur | – – Western media reports that the airstrikes were conducted by Syrian or Russian aircraft as part of an offensive launched by President Bashar al-Assad. At least six people…
Russia one year ago carried out its first air strikes in support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces, in a major turning point in a multi-sided civil war. A timeline: Start of Russian intervention - September 30, 2015: Russia, at the Damascus regime's request, launches air strikes on Syria, saying it has hit Islamic State (IS) targets. Show More Summary
The Syrian regime launched a new offensive on rebel-held areas of Aleppo Friday, backed by the Russian air force, pounding neighborhoods in a bid to wrestle the entire city from opponents of President Bashar al-Assad. Damascus announced...Show More Summary
Secretary General Ban Ki-moon delivered a full-throated, and thinly veiled, broadside against a host of world leaders from Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad to South Sudan’s Salva Kiir Mayardit during his tenth and final speech at the U.N. General Assembly.
The bombing of the convoy near Aleppo underlines the difficulties faced by aid workers trying to help the Syrian people From the moment the ceasefire in Syria started on Monday evening last week, President Bashar al-Assad made his intentions...Show More Summary
President Bashar al-Assad on Monday described the deadly US-led coalition raid on his forces in eastern Syria at the weekend as "flagrant American aggression". Speaking to Iran's deputy foreign minister Hossein Jaberi Ansari, Assad accused world powers of supporting "terrorist organisations" in Syria such as the Islamic State jihadist group. Show More Summary
President Bashar al-Assad’s supporters and opponents alike share misgivings. They know the truce was negotiated over their heads, and they do not know the details.
Saudi Arabia, a key backer of Syria's rebels, has welcomed a ceasefire brokered by Moscow and Washington, but stressed President Bashar al-Assad's regime must abide by it. A foreign ministry source quoted by the official Saudi PressShow More Summary
There has been an entire day without any deaths or war casualties between President Bashar al-Assad and opponents due to a ceasefire that held off continued combat. A monitoring group reports that efforts to deliver assistance to those under siege is now in the works. Show More Summary
BEIRUT/GENEVA (Reuters) - A new ceasefire in Syria brought a full day with no combat deaths in the war between President Bashar al-Assad and his opponents, a monitoring body said on Tuesday, as efforts to deliver aid to besieged areas got cautiously under way.
As the new ceasefire agreed between Russia and the United States is coming into effect, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad can finally relax in the knowledge that he has won the Civil War. Sure, there is still a lot of fighting left to...Show More Summary
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry raised the possibility today that, under the terms of the Syria ceasefire agreement hammered out last week, the U.S. and Russia may work together with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s military on targeting the jihadist group formerly known as Jabhat al-Nusra (and now known as Jabhat Fateh al-Sham). Show More Summary
BEIRUT (Reuters) - An emboldened President Bashar al-Assad vowed on Monday to take back all of Syria, hours before the start of a ceasefire brokered by the United States and Russia, which Assad's opponents described as stacked in his favor.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Monday the state was determined to recover all areas from terrorist groups, the presidency said in a statement on its social media accounts, hours before a U.S.-Russian ceasefire deal was dueShow More Summary
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran, a close ally and military backer of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, welcomed a U.S.-Russian deal for a truce in Syria, saying on Sunday the conflict should be ended through politics.
Aleppo is one of Syria's largest cities and also one of its most divided. For years, control of the city has been split between President Bashar al-Assad's forces and the rebels fighting his authoritarian regime. The fighting has set...Show More Summary
MECCA, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - Syrians from territory held by opposing sides in the civil war prayed together for peace as they flew to Mecca for the haj, even as President Bashar al-Assad's government accused Saudi Arabia of politicizing the annual Muslim pilgrimage.