Jaysh al-Islam, a group that is trying to overthrow Bashar al-Assad and establish a caliphate in Syria, has shelled a UN humanitarian convoy in the province of Damascus, the Russian Defense Ministry reported. Moscow urged the UN to designate the group as a terrorist organization, but the US blocked this initiative.
The Obama administration is considering a plan to coordinate strikes against terrorist groups in Syria with Russia if Moscow agrees to use its leverage with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to stop bombing U.S.-backed rebels, U.S. officials said Thursday....Under the proposed plan, the U.S. Show More Summary
Turkey has long been accused of helping radical groups trying to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad, but Ankara appears to have made a U-turn and is now serious about tackling Daesh and resolving the Syrian conflict. This policy change prompted terrorists to carry out an attack at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport, Professor Hilmi Demir told Sputnik.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia will countenance Syrian President Bashar al-Assad leaving office, but only when it is confident a change of leader will not trigger a collapse of the Syrian government, sources familiar with the Kremlin's thinking say.
Prosecutors in Paris charged Rifaat al-Assad, the uncle of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, with corruption earlier this month, an anti-corruption group said Tuesday. Rifaat al-Assad, who was Syria’s vice president in the 1980s, was...Show More Summary
The devastating conflict in Syria and the violent breakup of Yugoslavia have a lot in common in the eyes of US hardliners, who have repeatedly called for unleashing Washington's military power to force Bashar al-Assad to agree to what the US wants. Hawks think that this approach worked in Yugoslavia and will thus work in Syria. It did not.
The UN cannot in good conscience highlight the blood on Bashar al-Assad's hands while willingly shaking them.
In an internal "dissent channel cable," 51 State Department officers called for "targeted military strikes" against the government of Bashar al-Assad in Syria, a proposal that President Barack Obama has thus far resisted. However, were he to accept the cable's advice, he would risk a dangerous - possibly catastrophic - confrontation with Russia. Show More Summary
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria's President Bashar al-Assad tasked Electricity Minister Emad Khamis with forming a new government on Wednesday, state news agency SANA reported, without giving an immediate reason for the formation of a new cabinet.
"Why are we arming rebels to overthrow Bashar al-Assad?" American conservative commentator Patrick J. Buchanan asks, posing yet another question: who will fill the power vacuum in Damascus in the event of Assad's stepping down, if not al-Nusra Front and Daesh?
Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu meets Syrian President Bashar al-Assad during unannounced visit to Damascus.
This article first appeared on the Atlantic Council site. Several recent events in Syria suggest that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his allies are changing their strategy to focus on retaking more land from the Islamic State militant...Show More Summary
Barack Obama has come under heavy criticism from a group of US State Department diplomats for being too focused on the war against Daesh instead of cracking down on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. So, will the diplomats' memo affect the US foreign policy in Syria?
Confirming once again that the entire US Middle-East campaign over the past 4 years has been one ongoing plan to destabilize and eliminate Syria's president Bashar al-Assad from power - certainly including the involvement of ISIS which...Show More Summary
More than 50 State Department officials signed an internal memo protesting U.S. policy in Syria, calling for targeted U.S. military strikes against the regime of Bashar al-Assad and urging regime change as the only way to defeat ISIS. Show More Summary
Dozens of U.S. diplomats have urged President Barack Obama to consider targeted strikes against Bashar Al-Assad’s forces in Syria, claiming the Syrian president has consistently violated a purported ceasefire in the war-torn country. A...Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than 50 State Department diplomats have signed an internal memo sharply critical of U.S. policy in Syria, calling for military strikes against President Bashar al-Assad's government to stop its persistent violations of a cease-fire in the country's civil war.
As President Obama nears the end of his second term, his administration's patience over the Syrian state of affairs is running out: indeed, a five-year war has not resulted in ousting Syria’s legitimate president Bashar al-Assad.
The hospitals were hit by airstrikes a day after President Bashar al-Assad vowed to take back “every inch” of territory held by his enemies.
Syria's Bashar al-Assad addressed his country's new parliament on Tuesday, and he sounded very much like a confident ruler with no plans to step down. “Just like we liberated Palmyra and many other areas before it, we are going to liberate each and every inch of Syria from their hands,...