Appearing on Hugh Hewitt’s radio show on Monday, MSNBC host Joy Reid repeatedly refused to characterize either Russian president Vladimir Putin or Syrian president Bashar al-Assad as “evil.” During a contentious debate over Russia’sShow More Summary
A video posted online and shared Saturday by the media monitoring group Middle East Media Research Institute purports to show two Los Angeles gangsters fighting alongside the forces of President Bashar al-Assad in Syria’s civil war. In the video, rife with cursing and gunfire, the two men claim to be on the “front lines” of the fighting. Show More Summary
Two Los Angeles gang members appear to have joined the flow of foreigners flocking to fight in Syria in this instance, on the side of President Bashar al-Assad. In a video posted online, the two men boast that they are on the front lines and fire their guns in the direction of what they call "the enemigos." Read full article >>
Forces loyal to embattled Syrian President Bashar Assad said they delivered a devastating blow to opposition elements, including Al Qaeda-linked fighters, after killing 175 rebels during an ambush near Damascus. According to an English-language...Show More Summary
The United Nations Security Council voted unanimously for the first time Saturday to resolve Syria’s humanitarian crisis, demanding that the opposition and President Bashar Assad’s government provide access to humanitarian aid and deliver aid to millions of civilians across the country. Show More Summary
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council united for the first time on a resolution on Syria's humanitarian crisis Saturday, demanding that President Bashar Assad's government and the opposition provide immediate access everywhere in the country to deliver aid to millions of people in desperate need.
WASHINGTON — The international blame game is on, this time between the U.S. and Russia regarding the ongoing civil war in Syria. Reuters reported that the U.S. accused the Syrian government under President Bashar Assad of creating a standstill during peace negotiations, while Russia denied such stalling charges. Instead, Russia said that the countries backing […]
Hezbollah is reportedly recruiting European mercenaries from Russia and Eastern Europe to fight alongside the forces loyal to president Bashar Al Assad against the rebels, security sources were quoted as saying according to the lebanese...Show More Summary
The Arab Democratic Party which is closely allied with the Syrian regime of president Bashar al Assad issued a 48-hour ultimatum to Lebanese authorities Thursday following the assassination of of its official Abdul Rahman Diab in the city of Tripoli in northern Lebanon. Secretary-General Rifaat Eid said if Diab’s killers were not arrested by the […]
(WASHINGTON) — For the United States, Syria‘s civil war is threatening to start hitting closer to home. Peace talks between the Syrian government and opposition are faltering. President Bashar Assad’s military is on the offensive and the rebels are in disarray. Show More Summary
(JAKARTA, Indonesia) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is accusing Syrian President Bashar Assad of stonewalling in peace talks and is calling on Russia to push its ally to negotiate with opposition leaders. Kerry says Assad’s team...Show More Summary
As Syrian peace talks in Geneva appeared to flounder, US President Barack Obama vowed to step up pressure on the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. Obama’s remarks came as he hosted Jordan’s King Abdullah II at the Sunnylands retreat in Palm Springs, California, to address issues including the flood of Syrian refugees into Jordan. The […]
RANCHO MIRAGE, California (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Friday he is considering new ways to pressure the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as he pledged fresh U.S. assistance to Jordan's King Abdullah, whose country is reelin...
As a human rights lawyer and longtime pro-democracy activist in Syria, Suheir Atassi once said she would never negotiate with President Bashar Assad’s government. Known by some as the “Lady of the Revolution,” Atassi, 42, was among the first to join the protests against Assad that erupted in March 2011. She was beaten by security […]
GENEVA (AP) — As a human rights lawyer and longtime pro-democracy activist in Syria, Suheir Atassi once said she would never negotiate with President Bashar Assad's government.
Russia said it would veto the current U.N. draft resolution on humanitarian aid for Syria because it believes the resolution would lay the groundwork for future military action against President Bashar Assad’s government. On Wednesday...Show More Summary
GENEVA (AP) — Even as he fights to hold on to power, Syrian President Bashar Assad has agreed to destroy Analysis: In Peace Talks, Assad Plays For Time - -
GENEVA (AP) — Even as he fights to hold on to power, Syrian President Bashar Assad has agreed to destroy a significant part of his arsenal and to join negotiations whose stated aim is to remove him from his post.
Syrian rebels claim to have received enhanced funding from the U.S. in the wake of failed peace talks with President Bashar Assad’s administration in Geneva. As soon as the negotiations ended — with no breakthroughs and uncertainty as...Show More Summary
BEIRUT (AP) — A close adviser to Syrian President Bashar Assad says the government has not yet decided Syria Undecided On Next Round Of Peace Talks - -