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Does Trump Want Assad Gone or No? Today, It Seems Like No.

20 hours agoNews : Slate: The Slatest

The thorniest question facing the various international powers involved in the war in Syria is the fate of President Bashar al-Assad. Russia and Iran want him to stay in power. Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and the other Gulf states want him gone. Show More Summary

As Putin Wanted, Trump Stops Arming Syria Rebels

The Trump administration has decided to halt the CIA's covert program to equip and train certain rebel groups fighting the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, two U.S. officials said, a move sought by Assad ally Russia. The U.S. Show More Summary

Report: Trump ends covert plan to arm Syrian rebels

President Donald Trump had decided to halt the CIA's years-long covert program to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels battling the regime of the nation's president Bashar al-Assad. Russia had … Click to Continue »

CIA halting support for Syria rebels: report

The Central Intelligence Agency is shutting down its program to support rebels fighting against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, the Washington Post reported Wednesday. Citing unnamed US officials, the Post said the four-year-old covert operation has had limited impact, especially since Russian forces stepped in to support Assad in 2015. Show More Summary

Trump ends CIA arms support for anti-Assad Syria rebels: U.S. officials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration has decided to halt the CIA's covert program to equip and train certain rebel groups fighting the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, two U.S. officials said, a move sought by Assad ally Russia.

'Putin won in Syria': Trump is reportedly ending the CIA's covert program to arm Syrian rebels

President Donald Trump will end the CIA program authorized by his predecessor in 2013 to arm Syrian rebel groups against forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, The Washington Post reported Wednesday. The decision comes just...Show More Summary

Russia sees growing acceptance of Assad as key to Syria talks

GENEVA (Reuters) - U.N.-led Syria talks have a chance of making progress because demands for the overthrow of President Bashar al-Assad have receded, Russia's ambassador in Geneva, Alexei Borodavkin, told reporters on Saturday.

U.S., Russia and Jordan Reach Deal for Cease-Fire in Part of Syria

last weekNews : NYTimes: News

Moscow has assured the United States that the government of President Bashar al-Assad of Syria will abide by the agreement, a State Department official said.

Assad appears on Syrian currency for first time

2 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

President Bashar al-Assad has appeared on the Syrian currency for the first time, his portrait printed on a new 2,000-pound banknote that went into circulation on Sunday. Central bank governor Duraid Durgham said the 2,000-pound note...Show More Summary

New Syrian pound features Assad for first time

The Syrian Central Bank has released the war-ravaged country's largest currency note yet, featuring the face of President Bashar al-Assad for the first time. The new 2,000 pound note went into circulation in several regions including the capital Damascus on Sunday, according to Central Bank governor Duraid Dergham. Show More Summary

Russians Alarmed, Washington Befuddled by White House Threat to Syria

3 weeks agoNews : Truthdig

By Juan Cole / Informed Comment The American statement that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (pictured) is preparing to use poison gas could lead to dire consequences.

US says Assad may be preparing chemical attack, warns ‘heavy price’

3 weeks agoNews : Trending Now

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad may be preparing another chemical weapons attack, one that would result in the "mass murder" of civilians, the White House said Monday, warning the regime would pay a "heavy price" if it went ahead with such an assault. Show More Summary

Donald Trump threatens Syrian President Bashar al-Assad over 'plan for new chemical attack'

The White House has announced that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is preparing to launch a chemical weapons attack on his own citizens, warning that the regime would “pay a heavy price” if it goes ahead. In a statement released late...Show More Summary

White House Issues Warning to Syria, Surprising U.S. Government

3 weeks agoNews : Truthdig

Shutterstock The White House said Monday that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad appeared to be preparing another chemical weapons attack, and it warned that Assad would “pay a heavy price” if an attack took place. As of Tuesday afternoon, White House press secretary Sean Spicer had not offered any evidence to back up the claims he made the day before. Show More Summary

Syria’s Assad Boards Russian Jet, Visits Injured Soldiers Amid U.S. Military Threats

Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad made a series of public appearances, surrounding himself with military officials and supporters amid U.S. threats.

Syria's Assad visits Russian airbase

President Bashar al-Assad toured a Russian airbase in western Syria on Tuesday in his first official visit to Moscow's main base of operations in an intervention that has shored up his regime. Increasingly confident after his forcesShow More Summary

US threatens Syria, says Assad is planning chemical weapons attack

WASHINGTON, June 26 (Reuters) - The White House warned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Monday that he and his military would "pay a heavy price" if it conducted a chemical weapons attack and said the United States had reason to believe such preparations were underway. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

White House warns Syria will "pay a heavy price" for any new chemical attack

The White House says it has evidence that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is preparing another deadly chemical weapons attack on his own people. In April, the Trump administration fired cruise missiles at a Syrian airbase in response to a nerve gas attack that killed more than 80 civilians. Margaret Brennan reports.

U.S.: Syria planning another chemical weapons attack

3 weeks agoNews : USAToday: News

The White House said on Monday that it looks like the Syrian government is preparing for another chemical weapons attack. It also warned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his military that they would 'pay a heavy price' if it conducts such an attack.        

White House warns Assad against planning another chem attack

3 weeks agoNews : NY Daily News

The White House accused the President Bashar al-Assad's regime of plotting another chemical attack.

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