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French newspaper Le Monde’s Twitter account hacked by Syrian Electronic Army

last weekNews : The Raw Story

French newspaper Le Monde said its Twitter account and publishing tool were hacked by Syrian Electronic Army, an amorphous hacker collective that supports Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. “The hackers managed to infiltrate our publishing tool before launching a denial of service,” the...

400 US troops to train “moderate Syrians”

Someone sends us a link to the CNN story which reports that the US is sending 400 troops to train what the article calls “moderate Syrian rebels”; Those groups are battling forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and extremist groups like ISIS, as well as others linked to al Qaeda. The mission would be […]

Why the U.S. Prefers Assad to ISIS in Syria

Aaron David Miller: The Obama administration is willing, at least for now, to accept Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as a better alternative to the murderous jihadis who want to replace him.

Assad blames western leaders for Paris attack

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said Western “shortsightedness” and “support for terrorism” in the revolt against his rule were to blame for last week`s attacks in Paris, state media reported Wednesday. In his first reaction to the attacks on the Charlie Hebdo magazine and a Jewish supermarket which killed 17 people, Assad said he had repeatedly […]

Syrian president Assad makes rare public appearance on NYE

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad visited troops near Damascus on New Year’s Eve in a rare public appearance for the leader. Syrian state-run news agency SANA identified the location as Jobar, which is located on the outskirts of Damascus...Show More Summary

Syrian Hackers Got Into This News Website And Threatened To Delete It

On Tuesday, the Syrian Electronics Army (SEA), an anonymous hacking group supporting Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, hacked into the computer system the International Business Times’ CMS and threatened it would delete the entire site if it continues to write “false news” about Syria. Show More Summary

Putin still pursuing a costly policy in Syria, unwilling to compromise

Of all the states involved in the Syria crisis, Russia has arguably been the most insulated from its fallout. Western states and their regional allies have been frustrated as their policies to topple President Bashar al-Assad repeatedly fail, while threatening jihadists such as Islamic State (ISIS) have thrived in the chaos. Refugees have flooded Syria’s […]

State Department Testimony: Rebels Cannot Defeat Assad

The Islamic State has gained momentum in both Syria and Iraq while allegedly "moderate" groups against President Bashar al-Assad in the former nation have suffered increasing setbacks. With the outlook dire, even the U.S. State Department is admitting that a military overthrow of Assad appears far from a viable reality. Show More Summary

Here's How Bashar Al-Assad Says He Explains The Syrian Civil War To His Kids

On November 28, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad granted a rare interview to The Full Paris Match. The interview is full of deflections and rationalizations from a defiant Assad, who at one point compared his role as president to being a captain of a ship. Show More Summary

My meeting with Syria's President Bashar al-Assad

DAMASCUS, Syria — It had been a rocky journey. With the flow of refugees pouring out of Syria, crossing the Lebanese border was difficult, even though the president's staff were waiting for us on the other side to take us to meet Bashar...Show More Summary

Life in Assad’s Syria is great, tweets far-right British politician

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

Life under Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime is great,  if you believe the words of British far-right politician Nick Griffin. Wonders of www means I've been able to see highlights of England's great 26-17 thrashing of Aussies...Show More Summary

Assad regime cuts subsidies as Syria’s GDP falls to half prewar level

Syria’s economy is in a tailspin, and the regime of President Bashar al-Assad is increasingly struggling to find resources to quash the four-year-old rebellion, analysts say. The government has had to scale back subsidies for citizens for goods ranging from water to heating oil over the last six months. That has angered Syrians, who already […]

Russia vowed to support Syria’s Assad

Russia said on Wednesday it would support President Bashar al-Assad to combat “terrorism” in the Middle East, indicating there was no new room for compromise on one of the key contentious issues in the Syrian conflict. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov held talks with Assad’s foreign minister, Walid al-Moualem, on the […]

Is the Obama Administration Losing Its Collective Mind over the Islamic State?

Doug Bandow The president has added ground forces to the battle in Iraq and the military has suggested introducing thousands more. His officials reportedly have decided to focus on overthrowing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the name of fighting the Islamic State. The U.S. Show More Summary

President Obama wants advisers to review Syria strategy

President Obama wants his advisers to review the administration’s Syria strategy amid increasing speculation that it will be impossible to defeat Islamic State militants while Syrian President Bashar al-Assad remains in power, CNN reported Wednesday.

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Syria rebels, Qaeda capture key southern town: monitor

3 months agoNews : The Newsroom

Syrian rebels and Al-Qaeda seized the southern town of Nawa Sunday from troops loyal to President Bashar al-Assad after months of intense fighting, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Syria rebels, Qaeda capture key southern town: monitor

Syrian rebels and Al-Qaeda seized the southern town of Nawa Sunday from troops loyal to President Bashar al-Assad after months of intense fighting, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Nusra threatens Hezbollah: ‘The real war in Lebanon is yet to begin’

The leader of Syria’s al Qaeda rebel wing threatened attacks against the Shi’ite Muslim militant movement Hezbollah in Lebanon in coming days that he said would make it regret fighting alongside Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Lebanon...Show More Summary

Saudi Arabia mobilizes clergy, media against extremist recruitment

For Saudi Arabia, the war against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is a vital struggle for the future of the Middle East that must be fought – but not by its own young men. Alarmed by how jihadi veterans back home from Afghanistan and...Show More Summary

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