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Kerry warns Syria's Assad of 'repercussions' if truce, transition fail

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday of "repercussions" if he does not stick to a ceasefire brokered by Russia and the United States and move forward with a political transition aimed at ending Syria's war.

The collapse of Syria's ceasefire is really bad news for the fight against ISIS

Syria peace talks are deadlocked as the regime and the opposition remain unable to move past a crucial sticking point — the role of President Bashar al-Assad in the country's future. Negotiations appear to have fallen apart, and theShow More Summary

Syrian Elections: Washington Unable to Strangle Assad's Legitimacy

The victory of Syria's ruling Baath party in the recent parliamentary elections has indicated that the Syrian government led by President Bashar al-Assad is a real and credible force in Syria; predictably, Western media largely neglected the event and even tried to downplay its significance.

US concerned over Russia’s military moves in Syria

The United States said on Thursday it was concerned about reports that Russia is moving more military equipment into Syria to bolster President Bashar al-Assad, with a truce in tatters and peace talks in meltdown. Asaad Zoubi, chief negotiator for the main Syrian opposition, the High Negotiations Committee (HNC), said all its members will leave […]

Kurds and Syrian Forces Clash, Adding Wrinkle to War

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Kurdish militias and President Bashar al-Assad’s forces tend to avoid clashes, but skirmished Thursday in the de facto Kurdish autonomous region.

White House concerned Russia moving military equipment into Syria

RIYADH/GENEVA (Reuters) - The United States said on Thursday it was concerned about reports that Russia is moving more military equipment into Syria to bolster President Bashar al-Assad with a truce in tatters and peace talks in meltdown.

BBC 'Treats Assad Better Than the EU:' Analysis

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad enjoy more favorable coverage overall from the BBC than the EU does, according to a new analysis. Media Tenor, a consultancy, conducted an analysis of 46,737 newsShow More Summary

Syrian opposition will join with government in transitional body, but not with Assad

Syria’s main opposition group is willing to share membership of a transitional governing body with current members of the government of President Bashar al-Assad, but not with Assad himself, the group’s spokesman said in Geneva. “There are many people on the other side who we can really deal with,” Salim al-Muslat, spokesman for the High […]

Exclusive: Syrian opposition says will join with government in transitional body, but not with Assad himself

GENEVA (Reuters) - Syria's main opposition group is willing to share membership of a transitional governing body with current members of the government of President Bashar al-Assad, but not with Assad himself, the group's spokesman told Reuters in Geneva.

Exclusive: Syrian HNC offers to share transition equally with government

GENEVA (Reuters) - Syria's main opposition group is willing to share membership of a transitional governing body with current members of the government of President Bashar al-Assad, but not Assad himself, the group's spokesman told Reuters in Geneva.

Assad holds parliamentary election as Syrian peace talks resume

DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Syrians voted in a parliamentary election in government-held areas of the country on Wednesday in what they called a show of support for President Bashar al-Assad, while his opponents and Western powers denounced the poll as illegitimate.

Syrians vote for parliament as diplomacy struggles

DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Syrians voted in a parliamentary election in government-held areas of the country on Wednesday in what voters called a show of support for President Bashar al-Assad, who is holding the poll in defiance of opponents seeking to oust him.

Document leak in Syria ‘enough to convict Assad of war crimes’

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad can be successfully prosecuted for war crimes. That’s the conclusion of a group of independent lawyers who have obtained top-secret documents from the highest levels of the Syrian government. All they need to put Assad behind bars, they say, is a court. The work of the lawyers is detailed by Ben [...]Show More Summary

'Bite on this so you don’t scream': The 'Assad files' offer a new glimpse into systematic torture in Syria

Syrian president Bashar al-Assad personally signed off on a brutal regime crackdown on dissidents that has led to the systematic torture of thousands of Syrians throughout the five-year civil war, according to an explosive new report...Show More Summary

Assad: Putin is the Most Popular Politician in Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin is the most popular politician in Syria, the country’s President Bashar al-Assad told a visiting Russian delegation, daily newspaper Izvestia reports. While a pariah in the West, Assad has enjoyed strong support from Putin, who has blocked moves by Western governments to oust Assad or force him to resign. Show More Summary

Assad has taken Russia 'hostage' — and what comes next could be 'the worst the war has seen'

Syrian president Bashar al-Assad is only growing more defiant as negotiators prepare to descend on Geneva for the third time to try to broker the terms of a political transition and end the five-year civil war. The opposition's central...Show More Summary

Four Iran army special forces troops killed in Syria: agency

DUBAI (Reuters) - Four soldiers in Iran's regular army were killed in Syria, the Tasnim news agency reported on Monday, only a week after Tehran announced the deployment of army commandos to help President Bashar al-Assad in the civil war there.

Lebanese ex-minister sentenced to 10 years for plotting attacks

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A Lebanese court sentenced a former minister with close ties to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to nine years and nine months in prison on Friday, after a retrial on charges of smuggling explosives and planning attacks.

Syria's Assad shows no willingess to compromise

CAIRO (Reuters)- - As the Syria peace talks resume next week, President Bashar al-Assad, backed militarily by Iran and Russia, shows no willingness to compromise, much less step aside to allow a transition Western powers claim is the solution to the conflict.

ISIS Carries Out Chemical Weapon Attack on Syrian Army: State TV

The Islamic State militant group (ISIS) has attacked the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad with chemical weapons at an airbase in eastern Syria, the state news agency SANA reported late Monday. "Daesh (ISIS) terrorists attacked...Show More Summary

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