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How the U.S. Lost the War in Syria to Russia and Iran

Syria's war is almost over and experts say the U.S. has few options to counter what's been a major victory for Russia, Iran and President Bashar al-Assad.

How a businessman struck a deal with Islamic State to help Assad feed Syrians

RAQQA/DUBAI (Reuters) - While Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was accusing the West of turning a blind eye to Islamic State smuggling, a member of his parliament was quietly doing business with the group, farmers and administrators in the militants' former stronghold said.

Idlib province hit by intensive bombing

Idlib province in north-west Syria has faced an intensive bombing campaign conducted by President Bashar al-Assad and his Russian allies. Yesterday an airstrike on a market reportedly killed ten people, including two children. Following a military push by President Assad, backed by Russian airstrikes, he has regained control of half the country. The people of…

President of Assembly of Council of Europe resigns

The President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Spanish Senator Pedro Agramunt Font de Mora (on the right in the photo), has presented his apologies for meeting with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. On 6 October 2017, he handed in his resignation. Show More Summary

Syrian rebels resist Jordan pressure to hand over border crossing

By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian opposition groups are resisting Jordanian pressure to hand control of a border crossing back to the Syrian government, a step that would be a major boost for President Bashar al-Assad and undermine rebel groups in southwestern Syria. Show More Summary

Israeli defence minister says Syria's Assad 'victorious'

Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Tuesday that President Bashar al-Assad has been "victorious" in Syria's civil war and was now being courted by former enemies. "Assad has emerged victorious in the battle," Avigdor Lieberman told Israeli news website Walla!. "Suddenly, everyone wants to get closer to Assad," he said.

Israel sees Assad winning Syria war, urges more U.S. involvement

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's defense minister said on Tuesday President Bashar al-Assad was winning Syria's civil war and urged the United States to weigh in as Damascus's Iranian and Hezbollah allies gain ground.

Nicaragua joins Paris Accord, leaving the US and Syria as lone dissenters

Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega has announced plans to sign the Paris Accord, leaving President Trump alone with Syria's Bashar al-Assad as the two remaining national heads refusing to support the international agreement. In December...Show More Summary

Trump has accelerated Obama’s misguided policy toward Syria

NBC News reports: Hezbollah is now playing a much larger role in Syria and Lebanon than monitoring Israel. The militia is fighting on behalf of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in that country’s civil war, and just completed the final phase of a successful operation in conjunction with the Lebanese army to finally clear the Syrian border of […]

Syrians Are Ready to Accept Bashar al-Assad as President

The war-weary country isn’t enthusiastic about its president, but desperate for a return to normalcy.

Anti-Assad nations say no to Syria reconstruction until political process on track

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States, Britain and other countries opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will not support the reconstruction of the country until there is a political transition "away from Assad," British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Monday.

Assad aide says Syria will fight any force, including U.S.-backed militias

last monthNews : The Cutline

A top aide to President Bashar al-Assad said on Friday the Syrian government would fight any force, including U.S.-backed forces also battling Islamic State militants, in its drive to recapture the whole of the country. Assad has previously vowed to recapture the whole of Syria. Show More Summary

Iran recruits Afghan and Pakistani Shiites to fight in Syria

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ISLAMABAD (AP) — Thousands of Shiite Muslims from Afghanistan and Pakistan are being recruited by Iran to fight with President Bashar al-Assad's forces in Syria, lured by promises of housing, a monthly salary of up to $600 and the possibility of employment in Iran when they return, say counterterrorism officials and analysts.

Syria's Assad Sends Thanks to Iran, North Korea

last monthNews : The Lookout

Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and North Korea's Kim Jong Un have stood behind Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, despite accusations of human rights abuses.

Syria's President Exposed A Flaw In US Foreign Policy That No One Wants To Talk About

Authored by Darius Shahtahmasebi via TheAntiMedia.org, In an interview with RT in 2015, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad uttered perhaps one of his most intriguing statements since the Syrian conflict erupted in 2011. Assad stated: “Western propaganda has, from the very beginning, been about the cause of the problem being the president. Show More Summary

Syria’s Assad sends thanks to Iran, North Korea

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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has expressed his gratitude to the supreme leaders of Iran and North Korea in two recent letters thanking them for standing behind his government, which has been accused by the West of perpetrating human rights abuses throughout a six-year war against jihadists and...

War in Syria: Assad Thanks Iran and North Korea For Help In Letters To Two Supreme Leaders Opposed to U.S.

Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and North Korea's Kim Jong Un have stood behind Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, despite accusations of human rights abuses.

U.S.-backed Syrian fighters set red line for Assad in Syria's east

BEIRUT (Reuters) - U.S.-backed Syrian militias will not let government forces cross the Euphrates River in their bid to recover eastern Syria, setting a red line for President Bashar al-Assad as both sides converge on Islamic State in Deir al-Zor, their commander said.

Russian defence minister visits Assad ahead of Syrian offensive

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad welcomed Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu to Damascus on Tuesday as Syrian forces supported by the Russian army prepare to make a final push into parts of the eastern city of Deir Ezzor. ShoiguShow More Summary

Hezbollah declares Syria victory, Russia says much of country won back

BEIRUT/MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Lebanese Shi'ite group Hezbollah has declared victory in the Syrian war while Russia said government forces had driven militants from 85 percent of the country where President Bashar al-Assad's rule seemed in danger two years ago.

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