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Chemical Weapons Progress in Syria Clouded by New Allegations

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has gotten rid of 80 percent of his chemical weapons, and is increasingly likely to hit a key deadline for he elimination of his entire arsenal by the end of the month. That good news is being partially...Show More Summary

Syria Announces Presidential Elections Amid Civil War in June

With President Bashar al-Assad's term coming close to an end, Syria announced today that it will hold presidential elections on June 3, within the 60-90 day window the constitution requires. The announcement raises many logistical concerns involved in staging an election during a civil war, and many expect Assad to easily win reelection. Show More Summary

Morning News: Elections, Weapons, the Hurricane, and Out-of-Control Cars

Syria Sets Date for Presidential Election: The parliament speaker has announced that the election will be held on June 3. President Bashar al-Assad is expected to seek a third term. Says CBS News, "The announcement came just hours after...Show More Summary

Syria Will Hold Presidential Elections on June 3

Syria will hold presidential elections on June 3 in a contest that current President Bashar al-Assad is likely to win, extending his regime to a third term. The Syrian parliament speaker made the announcement about the elections on Monday,...Show More Summary

GOP SENATOR: 'The Wisest Thing Assad Did Really Was To Kill 1,200 People With Chemical Weapons'

Both Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Russian President Vladimir Putin are following a similar procedure that allows them to stretch the boundaries of legality without worrying about consequences from the United States, Republican Sen. Show More Summary

State media: Syria to hold presidential election on June 3

Syria will hold a presidential election on June 3, the speaker of parliament said on Monday, setting a date for a vote likely to give President Bashar al-Assad a third term days after he said his forces were winning the country's civil war. Show More Summary

State media: Syria to hold presidential election on June 3

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Syria will hold a presidential election on June 3, state media reported on Monday, setting the date for a vote likely to give President Bashar al-Assad a third term.

Syria army advances in besieged Homs

Push by President Bashar al-Assad's troops in the central city comes as bomb explodes outside a mosque, killing 14.

Assad's Forces Accused of New Syrian Poison Gas Attack

Opposition activists accused Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces of yet another new poison gas attack in the capital of Damascus on Wednesday, posting footage of four men being treated by medics for apparent chemical exposure, reports The Jerusalem Post. Show More Summary

Syria’s opposition accuses Assad of new poison gas attack

Beirut, Lebanon- Syria’s opposition activists accused President Bashar al-Assad’s forces of a new poison gas attack in the Syrian capital on Wednesday, posting footage of four men being treated by medics. They said the chemical attack, the fourth the opposition has reported this month, was in the Harasta neighborhood. Show More Summary

Syria rebels get US-made missiles: source

Syrian rebels fighting to topple President Bashar al-Assad for the first time received at least 20 US-made TOW anti-tank missiles from a “Western source,” a rebel official told AFP Tuesday. “Moderate, well-organized fighters from the Hazm movement have for the […]

Opposition calls on Obama to stand up and stop the genocide of Syrian people

The western-backed Syrian opposition called on the United States to give “an appropriate response” to what it said was genocide committed by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo, the country’s second city. In a letter to U.S. Show More Summary

Both Sides Allege New Chemical Weapon Attack in Syria

A deadly gas not on the list of chemical weapons Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was made to relinquish to the international community last year was used twice in a northern Syrian village this weekend, prompting accusations that both the government and the Syrian opposition used the gas on civilians. Show More Summary

Syrian regime takes control of Christian town, destroy rebel base

Syrian troops retook the ancient Christian town of Maaloula from rebels Monday, a day after President Bashar al-Assad said the three-year old civil war was turning in his favor. The Al-Safir hotel, which rebels had been using as a base, was almost completely destroyed, with a facade that gave on to a cliff having collapsed. […]

Assad: Syrian War Turning in Government's Favour

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said that the three-year civil war in Syria is "passing through a turning point" following a series of military victories by government forces. "This is a turning point in the crisis, both militarily...Show More Summary

Second presidential candidate emerges in Lebanon: Robert Ghanem vows to unite citizens

March 14 alliance parliamentarian Robert Ghanem announced his candidacy for the presidential election and promised he would be a unifying head of state. Ghanem said he wouldn’t go to Syria to meet with President Bashar al-Assad if he is elected president. “I am a candidate for the presidency, and the title of my battle will […]

While the World Is Watching Eastern Ukraine Is Anyone Still Watching Assad?

BEIRUT -- Amid opposition claims of new Syrian chemical weapons attacks, President Bashar al-Assad is fast approaching an important deadline for removing his stockpiles of the deadly armaments from from the country. It doesn't appear...Show More Summary

US has reportedly started supplying Syrian rebels with anti-tank weapons

``Rebels embattled against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad have reportedly come into possession of high-powered anti-tank weaponry, the likes of which may have been supplied by the United States... According to Debkafile, the report -- if true -- marks "the first advanced US weapon to be deployed in more than three years of civil war."''

This Haunting Photo Of A Stunned Syrian Girl Embodies Assad's Strategy

The regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is in the midst of an unprecedented bombing campaign in Syria's largest city of Aleppo. For the last four months, the Syrian Air Force jets have been dropping bombs — including steel barrels packed with explosives and shrapnel — on rebel-held areas of the country's former commercial and industrial hub. Show More Summary

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