Syria's brutal civil war does not lack for villains—President Bashar al-Assad, for example, who according to the UN, has blistered his people with chemical weapons. Or Russian President Vladimir Putin—many would argue—whose warplanes...Show More Summary
U.S. and Turkish troops are "illegal invader" forces on Syrian territory and Syria will "deal with" them, a top adviser to President Bashar al-Assad said on Tuesday. Bouthaina Shaaban also said in a television interview that Damascus...Show More Summary
Despite signing up to the Paris climate accord Syria has not been invited to a summit on the pact in the French capital in December, the French foreign ministry said Wednesday. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad joins US President Donald...Show More Summary
Syrian refugees in Germany backed by human rights groups said Wednesday they had filed new criminal complaints accusing President Bashar al-Assad's regime of war crimes and crimes against humanity. The 13 Syrian men and women named 17...Show More Summary
Israeli security forces say they are “prepared and ready” to prevent the capture of a village in Syria’s Quneitra province caught up in clashes between President Bashar al-Assad’s troops and rebels. Violence erupted in Hader, in the Syrian-controlled part of the Golan Heights area that borders Israel, after a suicide attack at dawn on Friday […]
BEIRUT/AMMAN (Reuters) - The Syrian opposition to President Bashar al-Assad rejected a Russian-sponsored congress of Syrian groups scheduled for Nov. 18 in Sochi and insisted any peace talks be held under U.N. sponsorship in Geneva, opposition officials said on Wednesday.
AMMAN (Reuters) - The Syrian opposition to President Bashar al-Assad will reject a Russian-sponsored congress of Syrian groups, which amounts to a meeting of "the regime with the regime", a prominent opposition official told Reuters on Wednesday.
Syria's President Bashar al-Assad has regained the upper hand after six years of conflict, but his regime faces a tough diplomatic fight against international isolation and negotiations with newly powerful Kurds. "The regime has indeed...Show More Summary
Damascus said Sunday it still considers Raqa an occupied city, less than two weeks after a US-backed alliance drove the Islamic State group out of its onetime Syrian capital. Troops loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad kept outShow More Summary
Russian lawmakers discussed Moscow's future plans in Syria with ISIS poised for defeat and President Bashar al-Assad regaining clout.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces were responsible for a deadly sarin gas attack on the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhun that killed scores of people, a UN investigative panel said Thursday. The "panel is confident that the Syrian...Show More Summary
By Jonathan Landay GENEVA (Reuters) - President Bashar al-Assad and his family have no role in the future of Syria, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Thursday ahead of peace talks aiming at a political transition scheduled to resume next month. Show More Summary
LONDON (Reuters) - British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Friday accused Russia of trying to hide the use of sarin gas by Syrian president Bashar al-Assad's government, and said Moscow's behavior was undermining the consensus against chemical weapons.
President Bashar al-Assad and his family have no role in the future of Syria, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Thursday ahead of peace talks aiming at a political transition scheduled to resume next month. Tillerson said that the Trump administration backed the Geneva peace talks as...
GENEVA (Reuters) - President Bashar al-Assad and his family have no role in the future Syria, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Thursday.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad discussed a forthcoming round of peace talks in the Kazakh capital, Astana, at a meeting with the Russian president's special envoy on Syria, Sergei Lavrentyev, RIA news agency said on Thursday.
Fleeing grinding poverty and unemployment, thousands of Afghan Shiites have been recruited by Iran to defend Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime, former fighters and rights activists say. Afghan men and boys as young as 14 areShow More Summary
For most of the Syrian civil war, there have been two constants of Turkish policy: support for opposition forces seeking the removal of President Bashar al-Assad, and concern about the growing strength of the Kurds in northern Syria, whom Ankara regards as a direct threat. Show More Summary
Even as the Syrian conflict rages, a legal case is being built against officials of President Bashar al-Assad’s government, who are accused of committing crimes against humanity and war crimes. [ more › ]
A senior Syrian commander and one of President Bashar al-Assad’s most trusted generals has been killed during an operation against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil). Brig Gen Issam Zahreddine, a field commander in the elite...Show More Summary