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Assad Blames Turkey For Regime Setback As His Forces Pound Rebel-Held Idlib

BEIRUT, April 17 (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said Turkish support was the main factor that helped insurgents to seize the northwestern Syrian city of Idlib from his government's control last month. Idlib, a short...Show More Summary

Assad says Turkish support 'main factor' in Idlib takeover

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said Turkish military and logistical support was the main factor that helped insurgents to seize the northwestern city of Idlib from government control last month.

Syrian human rights group: 220,000 dead in conflict

Middle East Eye says: The conflict in Syria has left more than 220,000 dead since it began four years ago with an uprising against President Bashar al-Assad, a key monitoring group said Thursday. The story is here.

Palestinian Envoy Broke PLO Line to Agree Yarmouk Deal With Assad Regime

The Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) official who announced an agreement for a joint military operation between the Syrian president Bashar al-Assad’s regime and Palestinian factions against ISIS in Yarmouk refugee camp did so...Show More Summary

ISIS Is Just Miles Away From Assad's Presidential Palace In Damascus

Don’t look now but ISIS fighters are just a few short miles away from Bashar al-Assad’s Presidential Palace in Syria after taking control of the Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus where some 18,000 are trapped in what the UN calls a “beyond inhumane” situation. Show More Summary

"Beyond inhumane" battle for refugee camp in Syria

ISIS takes over sprawling Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus, close to Bashar al-Assad's seat of power, but how long can they hold it?

Bursting Assad's media bubble

The futility in trying to hold Bashar al-Assad to account through media scrutiny.

Assad and the Struggle For a Political Solution in Syria

The Syrian conflict will end, and it will end in a political solution, but President Bashar al-Assad can’t and won’t be a part of it – not if it has any hope of succeeding.

As regional war rages, Syria's Assad faces setbacks

BEIRUT/AMMAN (Reuters) - In the course of a week, several setbacks for President Bashar al-Assad have provided fresh reminders of the strains facing the Syrian army and its allies in the four-year-long struggle for Syria.

Obama’s Gamble

President Obama is taking a monumental gamble with his Rose Garden statement on war with Syria, but it’s a worthwhile one. In recent days he and Secretary of State John Kerry have made a powerful case that Bashar al-Assad’s regime launched the chemical weapons that killed more than 1,000 civilians in a suburb of Damascus. Show More Summary

ISIS Fighters Seize Palestinian Refugee Camp in Damascus

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters seized most of a vast camp for Palestinian refugees on the outskirts of Damascus from other insurgents on Wednesday in a bid to capture a major foothold close to President Bashar al-Assad's seat...Show More Summary

Don’t let Obama’s first-term advisers off the hook on Iran

While the concessions in the P5+1 talks pile up, the relationship with Israel frays to the breaking point, the Islamic State still occupies a good chunk of two countries as Iran forces take up positions in Iraq, Bashar al-Assad remains in power in Syria with the death toll climbing, and Saudi Arabia is leading a […]

Islamic State expands in Damascus, al Qaeda vows sharia for city

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters seized most of a Palestinian camp on the outskirts of the Syrian capital Damascus on Wednesday, nearing President Bashar al-Assad's seat of power.

Syrian President Bashar Al Assad Says Media Is Responsible For 'Malicious Propaganda'

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

Earlier this year, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons found "with a high degree of confidence" that chlorine gas had been used in Northern Syria in 2014. President Bashar al-Assad has chosen to fight the allegations...Show More Summary

Not bashing Bashar

(Scott Johnson) Charlie Rose interviewed Bashar al-Assad last week. 60 Minutes broadcast a portion of the interview last night (video below, transcript here). Rose reported that the interview was conducted “under the conditions thatShow More Summary

Republicans see Obama as more imminent threat than Putin: Reuters/Ipsos poll

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

A third of Republicans believe President Barack Obama poses an imminent threat to the United States, outranking concerns about Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. A Reuters/Ipsos online poll this month asked 2,809 Americans to rate how much of a threat a list of...

Syria gets Russian arms under deals signed since conflict began: Assad

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia is supplying weapons to Damascus under contracts completed since the conflict in Syria began in 2011, as well as under earlier deals, President Bashar al-Assad said.

Syria's Assad says Islamic State has expanded since start of U.S. air strikes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said in a U.S. television interview that Islamic State, which has seized swaths of territory in Syria and Iraq, has been gaining recruits since the start of U.S.-led air strikes against the militant group.

Charlie Rose Grills Syrian President Bashar al-Assad: When Will You ‘Give Up Power?’

2 weeks agoNews : Mediaite

Four years after President Barack Obama declared that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad must give up his power, the leader still remains firmly in power, albeit in the midst of a brutal civil war that has cost hundreds of thousands of lives. Show More Summary

Watching Richard III With Bashar al-Assad

Last year Brooklyn Brewery launched an i nterview series at their brewhouse in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, in conjunction with RISC, a nonprofit that offers instruction on life-saving skills for freelance war journalists. The conversations were an instant hit. For its second season, Slate partnered with the brewery to film the series. Show More Summary

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