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Russia vowed to support Syria’s Assad

Russia said on Wednesday it would support President Bashar al-Assad to combat “terrorism” in the Middle East, indicating there was no new room for compromise on one of the key contentious issues in the Syrian conflict. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov held talks with Assad’s foreign minister, Walid al-Moualem, on the […]

Is the Obama Administration Losing Its Collective Mind over the Islamic State?

Doug Bandow The president has added ground forces to the battle in Iraq and the military has suggested introducing thousands more. His officials reportedly have decided to focus on overthrowing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the name of fighting the Islamic State. The U.S. Show More Summary

Obama's Policy On Assad, In One Word

This week, President Barack Obama made his clearest remarks yet on his stance toward Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad. Liz Sly of the Washington Post tweeted the exchange: JOURNALIST: "Are you actively discussing ways to remove [Assad]...Show More Summary

Bashar al-Assad and the Devil's Bargain

A new plan to stop the bleeding in Syria means agreeing to a limited truce with the regime in Damascus. It’s repugnant -- but is it wrong?

President Obama wants advisers to review Syria strategy

President Obama wants his advisers to review the administration’s Syria strategy amid increasing speculation that it will be impossible to defeat Islamic State militants while Syrian President Bashar al-Assad remains in power, CNN reported Wednesday.

The Roundup

- Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is considering a UN proposal for a ceasefire in Aleppo - Dean Baker: "Election Results Indicate Huge Mandate for New Trade Pacts" - President Barack Obama: We need "the strongest possible rules" inShow More Summary

Welcome to Assadville, USA

2 weeks agoNews : The Daily Beast

To most of the world, Bashar al-Assad is a brutal dictator, responsible for the slaughter of 100,000 or more. The Syrian-American residents of one Pennsylvania town disagree—strongly.

Syria rebels, Qaeda capture key southern town: monitor

2 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

Syrian rebels and Al-Qaeda seized the southern town of Nawa Sunday from troops loyal to President Bashar al-Assad after months of intense fighting, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Syria rebels, Qaeda capture key southern town: monitor

Syrian rebels and Al-Qaeda seized the southern town of Nawa Sunday from troops loyal to President Bashar al-Assad after months of intense fighting, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Iran assembling another Hezbollah in Syria

Iran is working to unite Shiite foreign militias fighting in Syria under one organization that could serve as a “parallel army” to that of Bashar al-Assad’s regime, pro-opposition news website Siraj Press reported on Wednesday. The new organization, described as similar to the highly organized and well-armed Lebanese Hezbollah group, would bring together Afghan and […]

Nusra threatens Hezbollah: ‘The real war in Lebanon is yet to begin’

The leader of Syria’s al Qaeda rebel wing threatened attacks against the Shi’ite Muslim militant movement Hezbollah in Lebanon in coming days that he said would make it regret fighting alongside Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Lebanon...Show More Summary

Saudi Arabia mobilizes clergy, media against extremist recruitment

For Saudi Arabia, the war against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is a vital struggle for the future of the Middle East that must be fought – but not by its own young men. Alarmed by how jihadi veterans back home from Afghanistan and...Show More Summary

U.S. sees Syria rebels in political, not military solution, report

The United States does not expect Syrian rebels it plans to train to fight Islamic State militants to also take on President Bashar al-Assad’s forces, but sees them as a crucial part of a political solution to end the war, a senior U.S. Show More Summary

How the Media's Focus on Kobane Obscures the War in Syria

ISTANBUL, Turkey—As the world's attention is gripped by the Islamic State's advance on the small Kurdish town of Kobane in northeastern Syria, other towns in Syria are being overrun by forces loyal to the dictator Bashar al-Assad largely...Show More Summary

Woman Quits Teaching for ISIS, Then Quits ISIS

A Syrian elementary school teacher says she joined ISIS to help topple President Bashar al-Assad, but ended up fleeing the group for her life. Covered in a niqab and calling herself Khadija, she tells CNN that she initially enjoyed demonstrations against al-Assad and came to hate the chaos and bloodshed...

Graham: Obama Immorally Sending Syrian Free Army to Get Slaughtered

Sunday, on CNN's "State of the Union" with Candy Crowley, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said it is immoral for President Obama to arm and train the Free Syrian Army without first taking out Bashar al-Assad's air power, because doing so will lead to the Free Syrian Army's slaughter. Show More Summary

These Are The Women Battling ISIS

Meet the YPJ, an all-women, all-volunteer military faction in Syria formed to defend the Kurdish against the deadly attacks led by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, an al-Qaeda affiliate, and ISIS.

Syria’s Assad makes rare public appearance at Eid prayers

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad made a rare public appearance on Saturday, attending prayers on the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday at a mosque in Damascus, state media said. State media and Assad’s official Twitter feed posted photos of the embattled president praying alongside the...

Syria’s Alawites protest against the Assad regime for first time

Member of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s Alawite sect took to the streets in the city of Homs on Thursday to protest the horrific twin bombing at an elementary school. The protest was the first of its kind by members of the Alawite...Show More Summary

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