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Europe Divided Over Assad, But Position Likely Won’t Please Obama

The Russian government insists that President Bashar al-Assad must play a key role in stabilizing Syria. The United States is insisting on his removal. Torn both ways, Europe is grappling for a middle ground.

EU at odds over Assad role in Syrian transition

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union countries are struggling to find a common position on the role that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad should play in the solution of the Syrian crisis, diplomats said on Friday.

A Top Iranian General Is Killed in Syria

15 hours agoNews : NYTimes: News

Gen.Hussein Hamedani and several bodyguards were killed near Aleppo. Iran has been actively supporting President Bashar al-Assad of Syria.

It looks like Obama is falling for 'the biggest myth out there' in Syria

Obama's stance of calling on Syrian president Bashar al-Assad to transition out of power while maintaining state institutions after he's ousted is a "fantasy" in the context of how the country works. "The biggest myth out there is the...Show More Summary

Russian strikes put Syrian rebel enclave in firing line

AMMAN (Reuters) - A week of Russian air strikes on Syria has left residents of the rebel-held town of Talbiseh, a strategic enclave of opposition to President Bashar al-Assad, braced for a wider ground assault.

Report: Russian 'Volunteers' From Ukraine Conflict Could Join the War in Syria

A Russian lawmaker told Interfax new agency that money may drive Russian soldiers to help Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

France plans U.N. resolution targeting Syrian barrel bombs

PARIS (Reuters) - France's foreign minister said on Tuesday his country was working on a United Nations Security Council resolution aimed at stopping Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces from using barrel bombs against his population.

How Iranian general plotted out Syrian assault in Moscow

BEIRUT (Reuters) - At a meeting in Moscow in July, a top Iranian general unfurled a map of Syria to explain to his Russian hosts how a series of defeats for President Bashar al-Assad could be turned into victory - with Russia's help...

Presidential candidate Clinton says removing Assad in Syria is No. 1 priority

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Monday said removing President Bashar al-Assad is the top priority in Syria. Clinton, speaking at a town hall meeting in Hollis, said the United States should pursue a diplomatic solution in resolving Syria’s internal conflict....

Obama Vague On Next Steps In Syria

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

President Obama said Friday he is “hopeful” Russian President Vladimir Putin will recognize that militarily defending Syrian President Bashar al-Assad “is not going to be a good long-term strategy.” -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. Show More Summary

The U.S. and Russia, Syria and Ukraine: Neo-Cons vs. Liberal Interventionists

As it stands today, United States policy in Syria insists that President Bashar al-Assad must go. But if the U.S. succeeds and the Assad government is scattered to the wind it raises the question: Who will defend the ethnic and religious...Show More Summary

Entire Middle East 'Will Be Destroyed' If ISIS Gains Power Warns Assad as Russia Escalates Syrian Airstrikes, Targets US Allies

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has warned that unless world powers find a way to work together to address the ongoing war in Syria, the entire Middle East region "will be destroyed." U.S. President Barack Obama has meanwhile launched an investigation into the bombing of a Médecins Sans Frontières hospital in Afghanistan by American jets, which killed 22 people.

Russia escalating Syria war by targeting moderate opposition: U.S.

MADRID (Reuters) - Russia is escalating Syria's civil war by targeting the moderate opposition, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Monday, comparing Moscow's effort to bolster Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to tethering itself to a sinking ship.

British PM calls Russia’s backing of “Butcher Assad”, terrible mistake

British Prime Minister David Cameron urged Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday to “change direction” in Syria and recognise that its President Bashar al-Assad must be replaced. Moscow says its airstrikes are targeting the Islamic State (ISIL) jihadists, but British intelligence forces claim that only one in 20 Russian airstrikes were hitting the extremist group. […]

Assad: Russian air campaign vital to save Middle East

President Bashar al-Assad said the success of a military campaign by Russia, Syria and its allies was vital to save the Middle East from destruction, a day after Moscow said it would step up air strikes against Islamic State targets across Syria. A year-long air campaign by Western and Arab air forces in Syria and […]

Russia ‘Reshuffles’ US Cards in Syrian Conflict

According to a US political expert, Russia has changed the balance of power in Syria, making it more difficult for the US to take any action to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Russian jets hit Syrian rebels, Moscow says Islamic State targeted

MOSCOW/AMMAN (Reuters) - Russian jets hit Islamic State targets and other rebel groups in Syria on Saturday, on a fourth day of air strikes by Moscow in support of President Bashar al-Assad which have dramatically escalated foreign intervention in Syria.

Syria Can Be Resolved by International Action

The world community possesses the ability to end the abominable war in Syria. The only question is whether it possesses the will to do it. The path to peace exists. Syrian president Bashar al-Assad would step down, an interim government...Show More Summary

Air, ‘Air Raid': The Week In One Song

This week, Russian President Vladimir Putin orders airstrikes  in Syria in support of embattled President Bashar al-Assad. Here’s “Air Raid” by Air — not the current French electronic duo, but the Chicago free-jazz trio of the 1970s. This track comes from their second album (of the same name), which was originally released in 1976.

Russian Airstrikes in Syria Hit Targets in ISIS-Controlled Area

last weekNews : NYTimes: News

The United States and other nations that back groups fighting President Bashar al-Assad had accused Moscow of targeting almost every opposition group but the Islamic State.

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