WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department on Friday repeated its commitment to a political transition "away from" Syrian President Bashar al-Assad after a U.S. special envoy held talks in Moscow on how to end Syria's more than four-year civil war.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said he is confident that his main allies, Russia and Iran, will stand by him. There has been speculation that they might abandon him to allow a settlement to be reached to end the fighting in Syria. Mr Assad said he welcomed Russian officials meeting different factions in the conflict […]
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian government forces recaptured four northwestern villages on Tuesday in a counter-attack on insurgents threatening strongholds of President Bashar al-Assad, a monitor said.
Earlier this week, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met with his Saudi counterpart Adel al-Jubeir to discuss options for Syria’s future. Here’s the context: Realizing that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s badly depleted forces...Show More Summary
A Syrian military source said on Tuesday the army had retreated to new defensive lines in a region of vital strategic importance to President Bashar al-Assad, seeking to avoid losses at the hands of advancing rebels. The insurgent advance into the Sahl al-Ghab plain in northwestern Syria has brought rebels including the al Qaeda-linked […]
A cousin of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad was arrested Monday after he allegedly killed a military officer in a brutal act of road rage. Suleiman al-Assad is accused of shooting Colonel Hassan Sheikh after the officer "overtook him at a crossroads," on August 6 in the province of Latakia. Show More Summary
BEIRUT (Reuters) - A Syrian military source said on Tuesday the army had retreated to new defensive lines in a region of vital strategic importance to President Bashar al-Assad, seeking to avoid losses at the hands of advancing rebe...
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia and Saudi Arabia failed in talks on Tuesday to overcome their differences on the fate of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, a central dispute in Syria's civil war that shows no sign of abating despite renewed diplomacy.
Russia and Saudi Arabia failed in talks to overcome their differences on the fate of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Protests erupted over the weekend in the Syrian city of Latakia after a relative of President Bashar al-Assad reportedly shot and killed a high-ranking army officer in a brutal act of road rage. Syrian media reports say that Suleiman...Show More Summary
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Insurgents have regained control of several villages in northwest Syria from government forces and have advanced beyond them, edging closer to a coastal stronghold of President Bashar al-Assad, a monitoring group and other sources said on Sunday.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the United States should cooperate with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to fight Islamic State and that this required an international coalition uniting all those for whom the jihadists are "a common enemy".
Washington is using its fight against the notorious Islamic State as a smokescreen to deal a lethal blow to Syria and its democratically elected leader President Bashar al-Assad, Western experts say.
A United Nations (UN) investigation is not necessary to assign guilt to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for the use of chemical weapons in Syria, US House Foreign Relations Chairman Ed Royce said in a press release.
The US Congress may consider whether the United States has the authority to carry out airstrikes against the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in order to defend US-trained Syrian rebels, US Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker told Sputnik.
Militants belonging to the so-called Islamic State (IS) have seized control of a key town in central Syria after violent clashes with forces loyal to President Bashar Al-Assad. According to the British based Syrian Observatory for Human...Show More Summary
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The main Western-backed Syrian opposition, long distrustful of Russia over its backing of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, is due to visit Moscow next week amid a renewed diplomatic push to settle the conflict, a source and Russian wires said.
The United States has decided to allow airstrikes to defend Syrian rebels trained by the U.S. military from any attackers, even if the enemies hail from forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, U.S. officials said on Sunday. The decision by President Barack Obama, which could deepen the U.S. Show More Summary
The United States has decided to allow airstrikes to defend Syrian rebels trained by the U.S. military from any attackers, even if the enemies hail from forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, U.S. officials said on Sunday. The decision by President Barack Obama, which could deepen the U.S. role in Syria’s conflict, aims to […]
Local media reports claim that Israel conducted another "phantom attack" on the Syrian Golan Heights on 29 July, killing three militants from the Popular Resistance Committees, a group loyal to Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad.The Hezbollah-owned...Show More Summary