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Syria's Medical and Humanitarian Nightmare: An Interview with Dr. Zaher Sahloul

Since their days as medical school classmates, Bashar al-Assad and Zaher Sahloul have followed rather different paths: one became a war criminal; the other, a humanitarian advocate. Dr. Sahloul is the immediate past president of andShow More Summary

Waging a lyrical war against Syria's Bashar al-Assad

Refugees of Rap use their music to promote regime change in war-torn Syria and to tell the stories of refugees.

At least 80 killed in ISIS attacks in Syria

What was believed the most secure part of Syria was rocked Monday as ISIS detonated a series of bombs along the country's Mediterranean Coast. The area is home to Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad's family, as well as two Russian military bases.

Syrian Kurds point finger at Western-backed opposition

PARIS (Reuters) - The main Western-backed Syrian opposition has gained little by demanding the fall of President Bashar al-Assad other than fuelling killings and the refugee crisis, a senior official from Syrian's northern Kurdish region said on Monday.

Jihadists mobilize in Syria as peacemaking unravels

BEIRUT/AMMAN (Reuters) - Jihadi militants in Syria including al Qaeda are mobilizing again for all-out war against President Bashar al-Assad, taking advantage of the collapse of peace talks to eclipse nationalist rival insurgents that signed on to a faltering truce.

Iran's IRGC says many Iranians have volunteered to fight in Syria

ANKARA (Reuters) - Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) said on Wednesday many Iranians have volunteered to fight in Syria in support of President Bashar al-Assad's war against "terrorism", the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported.

Pessimism pervades Syria talks aimed at salvaging peace process

VIENNA/AMMAN (Reuters) - Major powers sought at talks on Tuesday to reimpose a ceasefire in Syria and ensure aid reaches besieged areas, with Moscow and Washington deeply divided over the fate of President Bashar al-Assad and violence rumbling around the country.

U.S., Russia stalemate on Syria frustrates European powers

UNITED NATIONS/VIENNA (Reuters) - The Obama administration's failure to convince Moscow that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad must go is fueling European frustration at being sidelined in efforts to end the country's five-year civil war, diplomats say.Some diplomats and analysts question whether the United States has misread Russia's desire to keep Assad in power.

Top Iranian Commander: Assad to Remain in Power 'Despite US Dreams, Wishes'

While the West continues its insistence that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad be removed from power, Iran’s top military official made assurances that the US and its allies will not get their wish.

18,000 Shiite militiamen fight for Syria’s Assad, report

Around 18,000 Shia militiamen are believed to be fighting alongside the Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria, which has been ravaged by a vicious civil war since 2011, local sources told Anadolu Agency. The sources, who did not reveal their identities for security concerns, said Shiite  militias were intensively engaged in military operations against opposition forces in […]

‘Assad will be removed’, says Saudi Arabia’s FM ( interview)

Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told FRANCE 24’s Marc Perelman in an exclusive interview that Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad “will be removed, either through a political process or through military force”. In the interview with FRANCE 24 focusing on the Syrian crisis, Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister also asserted that the ceasefire was holding fairly […]

Russia Vows to Help Reign In Syrian Airstrikes Near Civilians

Russia has vowed to work with the Syrian government to reduce air force operations in areas populated by civilians, its Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Monday. A firm supporter of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime, Russia has been accused of hitting civilian targets itself. Show More Summary

Alleged Syrian Hacker to Face Charges of Conspiracy in US

A hacker allegedly supporting the legitimate Syrian government of Bashar al-Assad has been extradited to the US to face charges of extorting American-based online companies.

Syrian hacker accused of attacking military systems for Assad extradited to U.S.

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A man the U.S. says is a hacker aligned with the government of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad will appear in a federal court in Alexandria, Virginia, Tuesday. An unnamed source with U.S. law enforcement told reporters today the accused hacker, 36 year old Peter Romar, was extradited to the US from Germany Monday. (more…)

Alleged Member of Assad's Syrian Electronic Army to be Tried in Virginia

3 weeks agoNews : Newsweek: US

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An alleged computer hacker sympathetic to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government is due to appear in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia, on Tuesday after being extradited from Germany, a U.S. law-enforcement...Show More Summary

Alleged Syrian hacker sympathetic to Damascus being sent to U.S.: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An alleged Syrian computer hacker sympathetic to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government is due to appear in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia, on Tuesday after extradition from Germany, a U.S. law-enforcement source said on Monday.

Kerry's Ultimatum to Assad: Why US Plan Means 'Capitulation to Al-Qaeda'

US Secretary of State John Kerry has given Syrian President Bashar al-Assad an ultimatum: either to begin "political transition" or risk the consequences of a new US approach toward ending the Syrian civil war, Tony Cartalucci notes...

Hezbollah blames Saudi Arabia for collapse of Syria truces

Lebanese Shi’ite group Hezbollah on Friday said Saudi Arabia was causing the collapse of ceasefires in Syria and thwarting peace talks by stepping up support to armed groups fighting against Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad. An escalation of fighting, particularly around the northern city of Aleppo, which has broken up talks to end the five-year civil […]

Kerry warns Assad of 'repercussions' over truce violations

US Secretary of State John Kerry warned Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday of "repercussions" if his regime flouts a new ceasefire being negotiated with Moscow for the battered city of Aleppo. A February 27 truce between the Syrian regime and non-jihadist rebels raised hopes for efforts to resolve the five-year conflict. Show More Summary

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