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Trump has accelerated Obama’s misguided policy toward Syria

NBC News reports: Hezbollah is now playing a much larger role in Syria and Lebanon than monitoring Israel. The militia is fighting on behalf of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in that country’s civil war, and just completed the final phase of a successful operation in conjunction with the Lebanese army to finally clear the Syrian border of […]

Anti-Assad nations say no to Syria reconstruction until political process on track

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States, Britain and other countries opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will not support the reconstruction of the country until there is a political transition "away from Assad," British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Monday.

Assad aide says Syria will fight any force, including U.S.-backed militias

6 days agoNews : The Cutline

A top aide to President Bashar al-Assad said on Friday the Syrian government would fight any force, including U.S.-backed forces also battling Islamic State militants, in its drive to recapture the whole of the country. Assad has previously vowed to recapture the whole of Syria. Show More Summary

Iran recruits Afghan and Pakistani Shiites to fight in Syria

6 days agoNews : Trending Now

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Thousands of Shiite Muslims from Afghanistan and Pakistan are being recruited by Iran to fight with President Bashar al-Assad's forces in Syria, lured by promises of housing, a monthly salary of up to $600 and the possibility of employment in Iran when they return, say counterterrorism officials and analysts.

Syria's Assad Sends Thanks to Iran, North Korea

6 days agoNews : The Lookout

Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and North Korea's Kim Jong Un have stood behind Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, despite accusations of human rights abuses.

Syria's President Exposed A Flaw In US Foreign Policy That No One Wants To Talk About

Authored by Darius Shahtahmasebi via, In an interview with RT in 2015, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad uttered perhaps one of his most intriguing statements since the Syrian conflict erupted in 2011. Assad stated: “Western propaganda has, from the very beginning, been about the cause of the problem being the president. Show More Summary

Syria’s Assad sends thanks to Iran, North Korea

last weekNews : The Raw Story

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has expressed his gratitude to the supreme leaders of Iran and North Korea in two recent letters thanking them for standing behind his government, which has been accused by the West of perpetrating human rights abuses throughout a six-year war against jihadists and...

War in Syria: Assad Thanks Iran and North Korea For Help In Letters To Two Supreme Leaders Opposed to U.S.

Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and North Korea's Kim Jong Un have stood behind Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, despite accusations of human rights abuses.

U.S.-backed Syrian fighters set red line for Assad in Syria's east

BEIRUT (Reuters) - U.S.-backed Syrian militias will not let government forces cross the Euphrates River in their bid to recover eastern Syria, setting a red line for President Bashar al-Assad as both sides converge on Islamic State in Deir al-Zor, their commander said.

Russian defence minister visits Assad ahead of Syrian offensive

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad welcomed Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu to Damascus on Tuesday as Syrian forces supported by the Russian army prepare to make a final push into parts of the eastern city of Deir Ezzor. ShoiguShow More Summary

Hezbollah declares Syria victory, Russia says much of country won back

BEIRUT/MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Lebanese Shi'ite group Hezbollah has declared victory in the Syrian war while Russia said government forces had driven militants from 85 percent of the country where President Bashar al-Assad's rule seemed in danger two years ago.

Assad may win war but will preside over a ruined Syria

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad appears to be winning the war against those who sought his overthrow, but he will preside over a ruined country with an economy in tatters. "Assad remains in charge of most of the population and most...Show More Summary

UN Negotiator: Syrian Opposition Has Lost War

Syria's opposition must accept that they have not won the six-and-a-half year war against President Bashar al-Assad, U.N. peace talks mediator Staffan de Mistura said on Wednesday. De Mistura suggested the war was almost over because...Show More Summary

Israeli jets hit 'chemical weapons site' in Syria

Israeli jets have bombed a Syrian military facility believed to be linked to President Bashar al-Assad’s chemical weapons programme. The 2am attack on the Syrian Scientific Research Centre in the central province of Homs, near the Mediterranean coast, left two dead. Show More Summary

Syria's Assad in rare appearance for Eid prayers

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad made a rare public appearance outside Damascus Friday for morning prayers marking the Muslim feast of Eid al-Adha, state media reported. Since the start of Syria's devastating conflict in 2011, Assad has only left the capital on a few occasions. Show More Summary

Muslim Religious Holiday Eid Al-adha Marked by ISIS and Syrian President Assad in War-torn Syria

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, his opposition, U.S.-backed Kurdish forces and the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) all recognized Eid al-Adha.

France urges Syria transition without Assad

France called Friday for a political transition in Syria that would not include President Bashar al-Assad, after a series of shifting positions on resolving the six-year-old conflict. "We cannot build peace with Assad," Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on France's RTL radio. Show More Summary

France says powers must impose transition on Syrians, no role for Assad

PARIS (Reuters) - France's foreign minister said on Friday he wanted major powers to agree on a transition calendar that would be imposed on Syrians, but ruled out any role for President Bashar al-Assad, who he said had "murdered" part of his population.

Syria's Assad gives Eid prayers near seized Islamic State pocket

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad gave prayers on Friday for Islam's Eid al-Adha festival in the town of Qara, near an enclave surrendered on Monday by Islamic State fighters.

What the West Got Wrong in Syria

As President Bashar al-Assad tightens his grip over the country, it's time for those who tried to topple him to take stock of where they went wrong.

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