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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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 […]
(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 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
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
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.
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 […]
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
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
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 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
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 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 […]
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
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.