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Syria's Assad slams Turkey offensive as 'support for terrorism'

President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday condemned Turkey's offensive against Kurdish militia in the northern Syrian region of Afrin, saying it was part of Ankara's support for extremist groups. Turkey and allied Syrian rebels entered the Afrin region on Sunday, a day after launching their offensive against the Kurdish-controlled area. Show More Summary

Recep Tayyip Erdo?an's risky gamble could quickly turn sour | Simon Tisdall

Turkish president defies Russia, the US and Bashar al-Assad with assault on Kurds in Syria Recep Tayyip Erdo?an’s Kurdish vendetta has taken a dramatic new twist with the cross-border ground assault on the Afrin enclave in north-west Syria. Show More Summary

The next phase in this unending tragedy could prove even more dangerous | Observer editorial

The next phase in this intractable and bloody tragedy could prove the most dangerous yet The conflict in Syria, triggered by a grassroots uprising in 2011 against the repressive regime of Bashar al-Assad, is usually referred to as a civil war. Show More Summary

Assad regime promotes Syria as a 'tourist' destination

It is over a year since Bashar al-Assad's regime, with the help of Russian air strikes and barrel bombs, pounded the rebel-held east of Aleppo into submission. Now, having largely destroyed the city it sought to control, the Assad regime wants the world to visit what remains: as a tourist destination. Show More Summary

China May Be the Biggest Winner of All if Assad Takes Over Syria

2 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

China's long-term global economic and security goals fit in line with a victory for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Comrade Con Man? Assad’s Welching on His Russia Debts Already

3 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

Mikhail Klimentyev/Getty To the charges against Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad of mass murder, ethnic cleansing, and crimes against humanity can now be added another compelling allegation: He’s a deadbeat. According to a classifiedShow More Summary

Tillerson says US troops in Syria to counter Assad

3 days agoNews : The Lookout

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday that US troops will remain in Syria not just to fight jihadists but also to counter the power of Bashar al-Assad and his ally Iran. In a speech on the US strategy to help end Syria's seven-year...Show More Summary

Tillerson: US military to maintain open-ended presence in Syria – video

The US signalled an open-ended military presence in Syria as part of a broader strategy to prevent Islamic State's resurgence, pave the way for the eventual departure of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and curtail Iran's influence. Continue reading...

US military to maintain open-ended presence in Syria, Tillerson says

US secretary of state says forces will remain in country in push against Isis, Bashar al-Assad and Iranian influence The US intends to maintain an open-ended military presence in Syria, not only to fight Isis and al-Qaida but also to...Show More Summary

Tillerson Vows Indefinite US Presence In Syria

4 days agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Bloomberg reports: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urged patience in waiting out Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, saying there’s no place for him in the war-torn country’s future while vowing that the U.S. military will remain to counter Islamic State, al-Qaeda and Iran. Show More Summary

Republican Senator Compares Trump to Stalin for Attacks on the Media

In a fiery speech on the Senate floor Wednesday, Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) compared President Donald Trump’s ongoing attacks on the media to the actions of dictators, including Joseph Stalin, Bashar al-Assad, and Rodrigo Duterte, and called on his colleagues to safeguard the freedom of the press. “The ‘enemy of the people’ was how the […]

US must do more to force Assad to negotiate, says Syrian opposition leader

Nasr al-Hariri, chief negotiator for Syria’s umbrella opposition group, said that without pressure there will be no settlement The US is showing a new commitment to forcing the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad to make concessions toShow More Summary

Syrian opposition calls on Trump and EU to put pressure on Russia and Iran

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and European Union leaders should increase the pressure on President Bashar al-Assad and his allies Russia and Iran to return to talks to end Syria's civil war, Syria's chief opposition negotiator said on Monday.

Syrian opposition calls on Trump and EU to up pressure on Russia and Iran

LONDON (Reuters) - Syria's chief opposition negotiator called on U.S. President Donald Trump and European Union leaders to increase pressure on President Bashar al-Assad, Russia and Iran to return to talks aimed at ending the six-year civil war.

Assad crackdown on Idlib could trigger a refugee ‘catastrophe’

Syrian refugees could push on into Turkey as thousands flee bombardment of last rebel-held province, warn migrant workers The assault by Bashar al-Assad’s regime on the last Syrian province under rebel control could spark a “new wave...Show More Summary

Turkey urges Russia, Iran to stop Syria offensive on Idlib

Turkey on Wednesday called on Russia and Iran, the two chief allies of President Bashar al-Assad's regime in Syria, to halt an air offensive on the rebel-held Idlib province near the Turkish border. Ankara has been working closely with...Show More Summary

Names Written in Blood

last weekHumor / odd : Neatorama

In 2012, Syrian journalist Mansour Omari was one of tens of thousands of people who "disappeared" under the rule of President Bashar al-Assad. He was taken to an underground military complex, where he lived in a cell with dozens of other prisoners. Show More Summary

Syria's Assad replaces defence minister

2 weeks agoNews : Trending Now

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad replaced his defence minister for the first time since 2012 as part of a government reshuffle announced by the state news agency SANA on Monday. "President Assad issued a decree, the first of 2018, naming...Show More Summary

Politics and Religion

When the Arab Spring spread to Syria in 2011, Shia religious leaders in Iran were quick to offer support to the tyrannical, Shia dominated regime of Bashar al-Assad which rejected calls for greater freedom and democracy. Instead peaceful protests were met with violence from the Syrian state and civil war. Show More Summary

Syria's Assad names new defense and other ministers: state TV

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Monday issued a decree appointing new ministers for defense, industry and information, state television reported. Ayoub, who was previously chief of staff in the army, is a member of Assad's Alawite sect, an offshoot of Shi'ite Islam. The new information minister, Sarah, was previously the head of Syria radio and television.

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