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U.S. says committed to transition away from Syria's Assad

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.

Syria’s Assad: ‘We trust the Russians’

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 […]

Syrian government recaptures villages on strategic plain: monitor

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.

"F$$king Morons": Russia's Lavrov Drops F-Bomb At Saudi-Syria Press Conference

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

Assad’s forces retreating from strategic area near the heartland of Syria’s Alawites

  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 […]

Assad's 'Asshole' Cousin Arrested in Syria After Alleged Road Rage Murder

3 weeks agoNews : Vice News

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

To avoid losses, Syrian army retreats in key region: army source

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...

Russia, Saudis fail in talks to agree on fate of Syria's Assad

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.

Saudi FM says 'Assad not part of the solution' in Syria

Russia and Saudi Arabia failed in talks to overcome their differences on the fate of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Road Rage Killing by Assad’s 'Total Asshole' Cousin Triggers Protests in Syria

3 weeks agoNews : Vice News

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

Insurgents recapture villages on Syrian plain vital to Assad

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.

Russia's Lavrov says U.S. must work with Assad to fight Islamic State

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".

Fake Anti-ISIL War: US-Led Coalition Wants to Topple Syrian Government

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.

US Congressman Deems Assad Guilty Before UN Vote

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.

Congress Should Weigh US Authority to Defend US-Trained Rebels From Assad

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.

Islamic State Seizes Key Town in Central Syria

3 weeks agoNews : Vice News

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

Syria's Western-backed opposition due in Moscow next week: source

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.

In Effort To Neutralize ISIS And Protect American-Trained Forces, U.S. To Conduct Airstrikes In Syria

last monthNews : Huffington Post

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

U.S. to defend Syrian rebels from all atackers including Assad forces

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 […]

Claims of an Airstrike by an Israeli Drone

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

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