‘Damascus dictator’s arm can reach even to Britain’ says award winning campaigner British authorities have confiscated the passport of a prominent Syrian critic of Bashar al-Assad at the request of the government in Damascus, effectively preventing her from travelling and blocking her work as an activist. Show More Summary
France on Friday accused Bashar al-Assad and his allies of seeking to break Syria apart, as Russian-backed regime forces prepared to storm rebel-held eastern Aleppo. Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault was also critical of Washington, accusing it of excluding its allies from the diplomatic search for a solution to the conflict. Show More Summary
The Syrian regime launched a new offensive on rebel-held areas of Aleppo Friday, backed by the Russian air force, pounding neighborhoods in a bid to wrestle the entire city from opponents of President Bashar al-Assad. Damascus announced...Show More Summary
Syria announced a new offensive against rebel-held areas of Aleppo on Thursday while diplomats failed to find a way in New York to revive a U.S. and Russian-brokered ceasefire that collapsed this week. Warplanes mounted the heaviestShow More Summary
US Secretary of State John Kerry demanded on Wednesday that Russia force Bashar al-Assad's regime to ground its air force in order to revive hopes of a ceasefire in Syria's civil war. Addressing the UN Security Council, including his...Show More Summary
Secretary General Ban Ki-moon delivered a full-throated, and thinly veiled, broadside against a host of world leaders from Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad to South Sudan’s Salva Kiir Mayardit during his tenth and final speech at the U.N. General Assembly.
The bombing of the convoy near Aleppo underlines the difficulties faced by aid workers trying to help the Syrian people From the moment the ceasefire in Syria started on Monday evening last week, President Bashar al-Assad made his intentions...Show More Summary
A deadly air strike on a UN aid convoy by Syrian or Russian planes calls into question international efforts to salvage a ceasefire, senior US officials said. The attack could only have been carried out by Bashar al-Assad's regime or his Russian allies, two high-ranking American officials told reporters Monday. Show More Summary
The United States has always said that Bashar al-Assad has to leave Syria and transfer power to someone else, in order for the Syrian Civil War to end. The reasons are clear. Bashar al-Assad has killed his own people, in massive numbers, starting when the Arab Spring spread through the region and Syrians began to... Show More Summary
President Bashar al-Assad on Monday described the deadly US-led coalition raid on his forces in eastern Syria at the weekend as "flagrant American aggression". Speaking to Iran's deputy foreign minister Hossein Jaberi Ansari, Assad accused world powers of supporting "terrorist organisations" in Syria such as the Islamic State jihadist group. Show More Summary
The U.S. has been bombing Syria for years. Now, for the first time, its hit the forces of the dictator Bashar al-Assad. And that could upend the entire conflict.
Though Mr. Assad’s standing has been diminished, he is able to present himself as the leader his nation needs to get through a war for which he denies any responsibility.
President Bashar al-Assad’s supporters and opponents alike share misgivings. They know the truce was negotiated over their heads, and they do not know the details.
There are plenty of reasons to be skeptical about the latest cease-fire agreement in Syria, all the more so with Russia accusing the U.S. of violating the agreement, Bashar al-Assad still blocking aid deliveries to besieged Aleppo, and U.S. Show More Summary
Syria is a conflict with no breaks and Assad himself is insulated in its cockpit.
Saudi Arabia, a key backer of Syria's rebels, has welcomed a ceasefire brokered by Moscow and Washington, but stressed President Bashar al-Assad's regime must abide by it. A foreign ministry source quoted by the official Saudi PressShow More Summary
There has been an entire day without any deaths or war casualties between President Bashar al-Assad and opponents due to a ceasefire that held off continued combat. A monitoring group reports that efforts to deliver assistance to those under siege is now in the works. Show More Summary
BEIRUT/GENEVA (Reuters) - A new ceasefire in Syria brought a full day with no combat deaths in the war between President Bashar al-Assad and his opponents, a monitoring body said on Tuesday, as efforts to deliver aid to besieged areas got cautiously under way.
As the new ceasefire agreed between Russia and the United States is coming into effect, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad can finally relax in the knowledge that he has won the Civil War. Sure, there is still a lot of fighting left to...Show More Summary
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry raised the possibility today that, under the terms of the Syria ceasefire agreement hammered out last week, the U.S. and Russia may work together with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s military on targeting the jihadist group formerly known as Jabhat al-Nusra (and now known as Jabhat Fateh al-Sham). Show More Summary