n" style="transform: translate3d(0px, 0px, 0px);">International investigators have said for the first time that they suspect President Bashar al-Assad and his brother are responsible for the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian conflict,...Show More Summary
(Reuters) - International investigators have said for the first time that they suspect President Bashar al-Assad and his brother are responsible for the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian conflict, according to a document seen by Reuters.
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey still believes a united and peaceful Syria is impossible with President Bashar al-Assad but wants to proceed "step-by-step" and see the outcome of planned peace talks in Astana, President Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman said on Friday.
I'm stumped. The outgoing Nobel Peace Prize-winning president has confronted Russia over its cyber hacking of emails during the election. But he has turned a blind eye to Russia's overt support of Bashar al-Assad's slaughter of 500,000 Syrians, not to mention five million Syrian refugees and an additional six million Syrian homeless. Show More Summary
How much of a threat is Russia? Marian Tupy writes: In recent months, much has been written about the dismal relations between the United States and Russia. The latter has carved up Ukraine and helped Bashar al-Assad to triumph in the Syrian civil war. Show More Summary
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said he welcomed conservative French presidential candidate François Fillon’s policies on terrorism.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has vowed to retake an area that supplies Damascus with water and rejected any negotiations on his departure at upcoming talks in Kazakhstan. Millions of people have been without water for weeks after...Show More Summary
The Syrian dictator reiterated his pledge to recapture all of Syria.
With Russian and Syrian forces loyal to Bashar al-Assad’s regime rapidly closing in, the situation for those trapped in eastern Aleppo in the first week of December was growing grimmer by the hour. It was especially dire for the White Helmets, a Syrian first-responders group that had won international acclaim for its humanitarian work, including a […]
In interviews with French media, Syrian leader says military victory in Aleppo was the "tipping point" in the conflict.
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said his government is ready to negotiate on "everything" in proposed peace talks in Kazakhstan but said it was not yet clear who would represent the opposition and no date had been set.
Syria's President Bashar al-Assad told visiting French lawmakers on Sunday that he was "optimistic" about new peace talks planned for later this month, a member of the delegation told AFP. Lawmaker Thierry Mariani said the Syrian president...Show More Summary
Syria's President Bashar al-Assad told visiting French lawmakers on Sunday that he was "optimistic" about new peace talks planned for later this month, a member of the delegation told French news agency AFP.
Owen Jones (Americans can spot meddling, 5 January) refers to Russian interference in Syria to support the dictatorship of Bashar al-Assad against his own people. In fact, Vladimir Putin is supporting Syria against the brutal invasion...Show More Summary
By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – Iran’s pundits are confident that the country is sitting in the catbird seat. They are elated over the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad…
ISIL and Assad are both the tragic representatives of a culture of violence and authoritarianism.
President Bashar al-Assad’s regime and Syrian rebel groups have reached a cease-fire set to go into effect at midnight local time, Russia announced on Thursday. This is the third such cease-fire in the past year, with the previous two...Show More Summary
A LITTLE PIECE OF POLAND, A LITTLE PIECE OF FRANCE: Russia, Turkey, Iran are discussing chopping Syria into zones of influence. Syria would be divided into informal zones of regional power influence and Bashar al-Assad would remain president for at least a few years under an outline deal between Russia, Turkey and Iran, sources say. […]
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - A former Syrian opposition fighter has been charged with breaching international law over the execution in 2012 of seven soldiers loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, the Swedish prosecutor's office said on Thursday.
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey aims to establish a ceasefire in Syria before the new year, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday, adding that Ankara would not hold talks with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.