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'France Should Accept Assad in Syria to Effectively Fight ISIL With Russia'

Although both Russia and France agreed to join forces in the fight against ISIL, the unwillingness of the French government to work with the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad remains a major stumbling block, Robert Oulds, Director of the think-tank Bruges Group, told Radio Sputnik.

U.S. sanctions those helping Syrian government buy oil from Islamic State

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has sanctioned 10 targets for supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, including those who have helped the Syrian government buy oil from Islamic State militants, the U.S. Treasury Department said on Wednesday.

A Syrian Refugee Story

By Alex Altman / Dallas | Video By Michael Kirby Smith     Faez al-Sharaa was sure he was going to die. He was walking to work in his hometown of Daraa, the southern Syrian city where the protests against President Bashar al-Assad first erupted. For young civilians like Faez, now 28, leaving the house…

5 Things to Know About Syrian President Bashar al-Assad

As tens of thousands of refugees flee war-torn Syria to seek asylum in Europe, world leaders are deliberating on what actions to take against President Bashar al-Assad whose government has killed hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians in barrel bomb and chemical weapons attacks as the country fights a civil war and ISIS.

Why Syria’s Assad Will Likely Outlast Barack Obama in Office

While the US and its allies have insisted that any Syrian peace deal must include the ousting of President Bashar al-Assad, that outcome is looking less and less likely. With a US election fast approaching, Assad’s presidency will more than likely outlast President Barack Obama’s.

Assad Thanks Russian Airstrikes for Helping His War Effort

This is a poke at Obama’s ‘red line’ to try to stop the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, one could say.

Monday's Morning Email: Bashar Al-Assad is Here to Stay

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

TOP STORIES BASHAR AL-ASSAD ISN'T GOING ANYWHERE "Bashar al-Assad's presidency looks likely to outlast Barack Obama's. As the United States has turned its attention to defeating the Islamic State group, it has softened its stance on the Syrian leader. Show More Summary

Putin Visits Iran for Talks on Syria’s Future

Russia and Iran have helped prop up Syria's President Bashar al-Assad

Assad Says His Troops Advancing, Thanks Russia

Syrian president Bashar al-Assad says his forces are advancing on "almost" all fronts thanks to Russian airstrikes that began nearly two months ago and have tipped the balance in his favor in some parts of the country. In remarks published Sunday, Assad told China's Phoenix Television that the Russians depend...

Our Enemy Is ISIS, Not Refugees Fleeing ISIS

Last Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to make it almost impossible for people from Syria and Iraq, fleeing the brutality of ISIS and Bashar al-Assad, to find refuge in the United States. It is worth reflecting on what...Show More Summary

ISIL Created by US Interventionism, Saudi Money & Wahhabi Ideology – Assad

Commenting on the origins of the Islamist terrorism plaguing the Middle East, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad noted that terror groups including Al-Qaeda and ISIL have been able to find fertile soil in Iraq as a result of US interventionism, with Saudi oil money and their poisonous Wahhabi ideology nurturing the groups and helping them grow.

US Congressmen to Obama: Forget Assad, Fight ISIL

Republican and Democratic representatives in the US House of Representatives urged President Barack Obama to stop trying to overthrow Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad and focus all efforts on fighting the Islamic State (ISIL) terrorist group.

Lebanon arrests six Palestinians leaving to fight in Syria: source

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Lebanese army has arrested six Palestinians trying to leave to Syria to fight alongside insurgents aiming to topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, a Lebanese security source said on Saturday.

Syrian President Assad: Putin Is the Only World Leader Protecting Christians

As president of a country whose Christian population is quickly vanishing, Syria's Bashar al-Assad has said he sees Vladimir Putin as the only world leader defending Christianity.

Syrian opposition say working towards Saudi meet, but no date set

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian opposition figures said on Friday efforts were under way to hold a conference in Saudi Arabia aimed at unifying President Bashar al-Assad's opponents, but that no date had yet been set, after a report it would take place mid-December.

PALOMINO! Pelosi: ‘Count Me As a Lioness’ on National Security — “Anybody comes near my cubs, you’r…

PALOMINO! Pelosi: ‘Count Me As a Lioness’ on National Security — “Anybody comes near my cubs, you’re dead.” FLASHBACK: “‘The road to Damascus is a road to peace.’ When Nancy Pelosi embraced Bashar al-Assad in April 2007, she wasn’t simply challenging the commander-in-chief during a war; she was propagandizing for a dictator who was killing […]

Why France is so deeply entangled in Syria

On Nov. 14, Syrian president Bashar al-Assad declared that French support for opposition forces in the Syrian civil war triggered the Islamic State’s terror attacks, which killed 129 people in Paris the previous night. Assad’s response...Show More Summary

Obama says Bashar al-Assad must go to end Syria’s civil war

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US President Barack Obama on Thursday said Syria’s civil war would not end unless Bashar al-Assad leaves power, discounting suggestions the Middle Eastern leader could take part in future elections. “I do not foresee a situation in which we can end the civil war in Syria while Assad...

Syria: Can Humpty Dumpty Be Made Whole Again?

The end game is still miles away in Syria, but can the country ever be united again, regardless of what key negotiators do? Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will not be able to control more than a sliver of the country, but uniting the...Show More Summary

Russia Is Finally, Actually Attacking ISIS

Ever since Russia began launching airstrikes in Syria in September, U.S. officials have criticized the intervention, pointing out that the overwhelming majority of the strikes have targeted rebel groups fighting Bashar al-Assad’s government rather than ISIS. Show More Summary

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