In the aftermath of another “apparent chlorine gas attack” by the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson blasted the Assad regime for its “crimes against humanity” but also laid some of the blame on Russia. “Whoever conducted the attacks, Russia ultimately bears responsibility for the victims in east Ghouta and […]
President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday condemned Turkey's offensive against Kurdish militia in the northern Syrian region of Afrin, saying it was part of Ankara's support for extremist groups. Turkey and allied Syrian rebels entered the Afrin region on Sunday, a day after launching their offensive against the Kurdish-controlled area. Show More Summary
China's long-term global economic and security goals fit in line with a victory for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
The US signalled an open-ended military presence in Syria as part of a broader strategy to prevent Islamic State's resurgence, pave the way for the eventual departure of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and curtail Iran's influence. Continue reading...
Bloomberg reports: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urged patience in waiting out Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, saying there’s no place for him in the war-torn country’s future while vowing that the U.S. military will remain to counter Islamic State, al-Qaeda and Iran. Show More Summary
LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and European Union leaders should increase the pressure on President Bashar al-Assad and his allies Russia and Iran to return to talks to end Syria's civil war, Syria's chief opposition negotiator said on Monday.
LONDON (Reuters) - Syria's chief opposition negotiator called on U.S. President Donald Trump and European Union leaders to increase pressure on President Bashar al-Assad, Russia and Iran to return to talks aimed at ending the six-year civil war.
Turkey on Wednesday called on Russia and Iran, the two chief allies of President Bashar al-Assad's regime in Syria, to halt an air offensive on the rebel-held Idlib province near the Turkish border. Ankara has been working closely with...Show More Summary
In 2012, Syrian journalist Mansour Omari was one of tens of thousands of people who "disappeared" under the rule of President Bashar al-Assad. He was taken to an underground military complex, where he lived in a cell with dozens of other prisoners. Show More Summary
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad replaced his defence minister for the first time since 2012 as part of a government reshuffle announced by the state news agency SANA on Monday. "President Assad issued a decree, the first of 2018, naming...Show More Summary
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Monday issued a decree appointing new ministers for defense, industry and information, state television reported. Ayoub, who was previously chief of staff in the army, is a member of Assad's Alawite sect, an offshoot of Shi'ite Islam. The new information minister, Sarah, was previously the head of Syria radio and television.
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Monday issued a decree appointing new ministers for defense, industry and information, state television reported.
Syria's President Bashar al-Assad is confident his regime is no longer threatened after Russia helped turn the tide.
The Russian president has a new year’s message for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis on Friday warned President Bashar al-Assad against launching an offensive against US-supported Syrian Kurds, after the Syrian leader recently slammed them as "traitors." "That would be a mistake," Mattis told reporters at the Pentagon. Show More Summary
The coalition said it will remain committed to fighting ISIS in Syria but will not target the militants in areas held by the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.
TUNIS (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday called Syrian President Bashar al-Assad a terrorist and said it was impossible for Syrian peace efforts to continue with him.
On Monday Syrian President Bashar al-Assad described US-backed forces in eastern Syria as “traitors” during a meeting with Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin. "When we talk about those referred to as 'the Kurds', they are in fact not just Kurds," Assad said in remarks released through official Syrian government accounts on social media. Show More Summary
?OSCOW (Reuters) - Russia will be the only country to take part in rebuilding Syrian energy facilities, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Monday, after holding talks in Syria with President Bashar al-Assad, the RIA news agency reported. Show More Summary
One year after a vicious battle turned the tides of war for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, he and his Russian ally want the U.S. gone.