UN human rights chef Navi Pillay says evidence has been uncovered in Syria that implicates President Bashar al-Assad and members of his entourage, in war crimes and crimes against humanity. And it points toward, “the highest level of government,” she says.
Syria war crimes evidence implicates Assad (via AFP) Evidence has been uncovered in Syria that implicates President Bashar al-Assad and members of his inner circle in war crimes and crimes against humanity, a top UN official said Monday. Syrian rebels including jihadists, meanwhile, have moved into the…
WASHINGTON — The peace talks regarding the Syrian civil war will not end well, as both sides disagree on a final agreement. Reuters reported that this past Wednesday, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said that he will not step aside from his position of power. Syrian rebels insist that Assad step down from power in order […]
On Monday, the United Nations announced that Syria's warring factions — the government of President Bashar al-Assad and the rebels trying to overthrow him — would sit down for peace talks for the first time on Jan. 22, 2014. The U.S....Show More Summary
Seven Islamist armed groups dissolve and form the largest alliance battling President Bashar al-Assad's forces.
He also compares the Queen to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
The leader of one of the most prominent rebel factions fighting to oust Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has died of wounds sustained in a government airstrike last week, rebels and activists said on Monday. The death of Abdul Qader Saleh is a blow to rebels as they attempt to repel the advance of government troops [...]
A group of Syrian Sunni Muslim rebels linked to al Qaeda have beheaded one of their own wounded fighters after mistaking him for a foreign Shi'ite fighting for President Bashar al-Assad, a monitoring group said on Saturday.
WASHINGTON — Looks like the Syrian civil war will end in a stalemate, unless the Syrian opposition drops its demands that current president Bashar al-Assad must be removed as head of state. Reuters reported that the Western- and Saudi-backed opposition group, the Syrian National Coalition, refused to push for a transitional government with Assad still […]
Radical anti-government fighters in Syria mistakenly beheaded a wounded fellow rebel soldier after assuming he was a supporter of President Bashar al-Assad, according to an online statement from the radical fighters’ group. A separate online video showed a gruesome display of radical fighters holding what appeared to be the victim’s head. After the beheading earlier [...]
Group's fighters will battle alongside President Bashar al-Assad's forces as long as necessary, Hezbollah leader says.
Shi’ite militants from Hezbollah will keep fighting in Syria’s civil war alongside President Bashar al-Assad’s forces as long as necessary, the group’s leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said on Thursday. Hezbollah has helped turn the tide in Assad’s favor this year, leading the recapture of the town of Qusair and fighting alongside his forces south of [...]
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon will no longer buy Russian helicopters for the Afghan Air Force from Rosoboronexport, a state-owned arms exporter that also sells weapons to the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, a leading Senate oppone...
Syrain rebels in the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan freely acknowledge recruiting fighters in the camp, trying to bolster rebel ranks in the face of stepped up offensives by President Bashar al-Assad's forces just across the border in southern Syria. Recruiting is banned in Zaatari, and the rebel activities put...
The United States sought on Friday to persuade the Syrian opposition to agree to attend international peace talks in Geneva, a day before President Bashar al-Assad’s opponents gather to decide on the issue, opposition sources said. U.S. envoy Robert Ford met the senior leadership of the Syrian National Coalition in Istanbul to push them to [...]
Members of the Syrian opposition reacted in horror on Wednesday o a new report that President Bashar al-Assad has offered his cooperation on the removal of chemical weapons in exchange for armored trucks, advanced communications gear and other equipment with both military and civilian applications. Show More Summary
President Bashar al-Assad's government has presented the United Nation's chemical weapons watchdog with a detailed plan for the transfer of chemical materials abroad for destruction. And according to a confidential account of the plan...Show More Summary
An Iranian commander of the Revolutionary Guards was killed in Syria by “terrorists” while defending “oppressed Syrian people” near Damascus, media reports said Monday. Iran — a key ally of President Bashar al-Assad’s embattled regime — has repeatedly denied it has troops fighting in Syria. The Mehr news agency said commander Mohammad Jamali Paqale, a [...]
President Bashar al-Assad told U.N. envoy Lakhdar Brahimi on Wednesday that talks to end Syria’s civil war would only succeed if foreign powers ended support for rebels fighting to overthrow him. Brahimi is in Damascus to met Syrian officials in an effort to shore up support for the faltering peace talks. State television quoted Assad [...]
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad discharged Syrian Deputy Prime Minister Qadri Jamil from his post on Tuesday for leaving the country and reportedly meeting with U.S. officials in Switzerland without government permission, state media reported. Jamil had reportedly met with U.S. envoy for Syria Robert Ford on Saturday to discuss proposed Geneva peace talks. “Jamil was [...]