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
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
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 »
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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 President Bashar al-Assad made a series of public appearances, surrounding himself with military officials and supporters amid U.S. threats.
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
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
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.
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.
The White House accused the President Bashar al-Assad's regime of plotting another chemical attack.