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Syria peace talks: a year of little progress

With the US lacking a strategy, Turkey taking steps away and Bashar al-Assad going nowhere, UN talks resume with little prospect of a breakthrough When the UN’s special envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, reconvenes the Syrian peace...Show More Summary

Syrian on trial in Austria for suspected killing of 20 Assad troops

VIENNA (Reuters) - A Syrian asylum seeker went on trial in Austria on Wednesday accused of killing 20 government soldiers fighting for President Bashar al-Assad near the city of Homs, a court spokesman said.

Years of failed efforts to end Syrian conflict

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Since the start of Syria's war in 2011, several diplomatic initiatives have stumbled over the future of President Bashar al-Assad. In January 2012, two months after an initial bid to end the violence, leading Arab diplomats adopt a fresh plan that would transfer power from Assad to a coalition cabinet. Show More Summary

Years of failed efforts to end Syrian conflict

Since the start of Syria's war in 2011, several diplomatic initiatives have stumbled over the future of President Bashar al-Assad. Here is a recap: - End of Arab solutions - In January 2012, two months after an initial bid to end the violence, leading Arab diplomats adopt a fresh plan that would transfer power from Assad to a coalition cabinet. Show More Summary

Where does Syria's opposition stand ahead of new talks?

Syrian opposition figures will return to Geneva on Thursday for new UN-sponsored talks with President Bashar al-Assad's regime on their country's six-year conflict. Since the delegations last gathered in Switzerland in April 2016, rebels...Show More Summary

Assad vows to retake Raqa and 'every inch' of Syria

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President Bashar al-Assad on Thursday said Raqa is not a priority target for his forces, saying his goal is to retake "every inch" of Syrian territory. "Raqa is a symbol," Assad said in an interview with French media, while asserting...Show More Summary

Assad says Trump travel ban targets terrorists, not Syria's people

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad said President Donald Trump's ban on Syrians entering the United States targeted terrorists, not the Syrian people, appearing to defend the logic of the measure in an interview broadcast on Thursday....Show More Summary

U.S. backs U.N. role in resolving Syria crisis: Gabriel

BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Countries opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, including the United States, backed continued efforts by the United Nations to broker a political solution to the bloody civil war in Syria, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Friday.

Bashar Al-Assad: Dictator Said To Be Fan Of ‘The Young Turks’

Last night, progressive newscaster The Young Turks hosted a fifteenth anniversary special that included revelations regarding the program’s audience, to the apparent amazement of hosts Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian. According to journalist...Show More Summary

Pentagon To Recommend US Deploy Ground Troops in Syria?

TeleSur | – – Countries opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will meet on Friday for the first time since Donald Trump’s U.S. administration took office. The U.S. Defense Department may recommend…

Anti-Assad states to meet amid concerns over US policy on Syria

Meeting between the US, France, Britain, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and others seen as opportunity to properly gauge American position Countries opposed to Bashar al-Assad will meet on Friday for the first time since Donald Trump’s US administration took office, to seek common ground ahead of United Nations-backed peace talks in Geneva next week. Show More Summary

Anti-Assad states to meet on Syria amid concerns over U.S. policy

BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Countries opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will meet on Friday for the first time since Donald Trump's U.S. administration took office, to seek common ground ahead of U.N.-backed peace talks in Geneva next week.

Lebanon PM stands firm on Assad 'crimes'

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri said Monday he stood firm against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's "crimes", at an event marking the anniversary of his father's assassination that he has blamed on Damascus. Hariri, whose father...Show More Summary

Syrian dissident says war 'over' as states cut aid to rebels

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A prominent Syrian dissident said on Friday he believed the country's war was effectively over, as foreign governments have cut support to rebels fighting to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad.

Bashar al-Assad Uses Phrase "Fake News" in Dismissing Amnesty International Torture Report

First, fake news was the name for the viral hoax sites created by Macedonian teenagers, among others, to game Facebook's algorithms with phony pieces about made-up political scandals. Next, fake news became something that Donald Trump...Show More Summary

Assad says 'terrorists' hiding among Syrian refugees

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said some of the millions of refugees who have fled his country's conflict are "terrorists," in an interview published Friday. Asked by Yahoo News about US President Donald Trump's claim that extremists...Show More Summary

Gabbard In Trouble Over Syria Trip

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s (D-HI) “visit with Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad has already raised controversy. Now she’s in hot water yet again for failing to comply with House ethics rules,” the Daily Beast reports. “Gabbard hasn’t yet submitted the required disclosure [...]

The Guardian view on Syrian war crimes: searching for a road to justice | Editorial

As many as 13,000 opponents of Bashar al-Assad were secretly hanged in Saydnaya prison, according to Amnesty International. Evidence of the regime’s viciousness continues to mount Year after year, month after month, the depravity ofShow More Summary

Syria’s Assad praises Trump, says “shows great promise”

By By Callum Paton Embattled Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad has said US President Donald Trump shows great promise, particularly in his statements on radical Islamist terrorism and his desire to fight the Islamic State (Isis) in Syria. The Syrian ruler in Damascus was quoted by the Syrian State News Agency SANA as saying Trump’s prioritisation […]

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