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Syria's Assad says Western plots against him foiled but war not yet won

AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Sunday his country had foiled Western designs to topple him but his army had not yet won the fight to end Syria's six-year-old insurgency.

Syria: Bashar al-Assad rejects security cooperation with west

Assad praises Russia, Iran, China and Hezbollah for supporting government as shell kills several at international fair The Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, has railed against the west, saying any security cooperation with western nations or the reopening of their embassies would not happen until they cut ties with opposition and insurgent groups. Show More Summary

Assad adviser: War is almost over, we must rebuild

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

A top advisor to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said the government believes that its extended war with rebels and jihadists was drawing to a close and that unwelcome foreign powers may be its next target. On the sidelines of the 59th Damascus International Fair, Presidential Political and...

When Will the War in Syria Be Over? Soon, Says Top Assad Adviser as Cities Rebuild

One of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's closest advisors said many challenges still lie ahead, including reconstruction and the presence of foreign powers.

Syrian city's rebel districts still in ruins years after Assad victory

HOMS, Syria (Reuters) - President Bashar al-Assad's victory in Homs is still evident in the rubble of Baba Amr, a former symbol of the rebellion where five years later only a handful of people live among ruins.

Assad advisor says Syria war nearing its end

BEIRUT (Reuters) - An advisor to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said the six-year war is nearly over as foreign states cut backing for rebels, and vowed the government would confront any "illegitimate" forces, whether Turkish or American.

Syria says it has more than six months' strategic wheat reserves

3 days agoHumor / odd : The Sideshow

Syria has more than six months' worth of strategic wheat reserves, Internal Trade and Consumer Protection Minister Abdullah al-Gharbi said on Thursday. While President Bashar al-Assad has scored vital military gains against rebels seeking...Show More Summary

Syrian activist who fled to France dies aged 44

Syrian actress-turned-activist Fadwa Suleiman, who fled to France after taking part in the 2011 uprising against President Bashar al-Assad, died in Paris overnight of cancer, her family said Thursday. She was 44. "Fadwa has left us, she has left this ugly world," her brother-in-law Hassane Taha said on Facebook. Show More Summary

Assad's march east compounds West's Syria dilemma

BEIRUT/AMMAN (Reuters) - Syria's war has entered a new phase as President Bashar al-Assad extends his grip in areas being captured from Islamic State, using firepower freed by Russian-backed truces in western Syria.

Why Do James Alex Field Jr. and U.S. Neo Nazis Love Syria’s Bashar al-Assad?

Fields stands accused of second-degree murder after allegedly ramming his car into protesters in Charlottesville.

Enough evidence to convict Syria's Assad of war crimes: prosecutor

A UN commission probing Syria rights abuses has gathered enough evidence to convict President Bashar al-Assad of war crimes, an outgoing member of the commission said in interviews published Sunday. Veteran former war crimes prosecutor...Show More Summary

Syria investigator del Ponte says enough evidence to convict Assad of war crimes: SonntagsZeitung

VIENNA (Reuters) - The U.N. Commission of Inquiry on Syria has gathered enough evidence for President Bashar al-Assad to be convicted of war crimes, a prominent member of the commission, Carla del Ponte, said in remarks published on Sunday.

Hezbollah steers Lebanon closer to Syria, straining efforts to stay neutral

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Hezbollah and its allies are pressing the Lebanese state to normalize relations with President Bashar al-Assad's government in Syria, testing Lebanon's policy of "dissociation" from the Syrian conflict and igniting a political row.

Former Syrian rebels flee, hide from army conscription

BEIRUT (Reuters) - After fighting against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for six years, rebel soldier Abu Mohammed laid down his arms as part of a peace deal in his home town of Moadamiya last year.

Saudi Arabia still sees no role for Assad in Syrian transition

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia, a main backer of Syrian rebels, said on Sunday it still supported an international agreement on the future of Syria and President Bashar al-Assad should have no role in any transition to bring the war there to an end.

THANKS, OBAMA: Trump says Al-Qaeda received US weapons intended for Syrian rebels. The CIA progra…

THANKS, OBAMA: Trump says Al-Qaeda received US weapons intended for Syrian rebels. The CIA program was begun by intelligence officials during the Barack Obama administration in an effort to push Bashar al-Assad to the negotiating table. The Washington Post first reported its termination last month. But Trump disputed the accounts of US officials quoted by […]

Trump says won't let Assad get away with 'horrible' crimes

US President Donald Trump accused Syria's leader Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday of committing "horrible" crimes against humanity, and vowed to prevent his regime from carrying out any more chemical attacks. Speaking at a White House press...Show More Summary

Syria says U.S. halting aid to rebels is step toward ending war

DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Syria views a U.S. decision to halt CIA support to rebel groups fighting to topple President Bashar al-Assad as a "start" toward ending the six-year conflict, a government minister told Reuters.

Syrian rebel aid program was 'dangerous and wasteful': Trump

US President Donald Trump on Monday announced he had ended a program to support rebels fighting against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad because it was "massive, dangerous, and wasteful." The comments came days after General Tony Thomas,...Show More Summary

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