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Terrorists in Syria Spreading Radical Ideology to Undermine Fabric of Society

The primary aim of terrorists fighting in Syria is to spread radical ideology among civilians to undermine the foundations of civil society, Syrian President Bashar Assad said Monday during a meeting with Chrysostomos II, the archbishop of Nova Justiniana and All Cyprus.

Syrians between a rock and a hard place on Turkey coup

Mohammed — not his real name — is a Syrian opposed to Syrian President Bashar Assad. In 2013, he fled to Turkey with his young family. A little over a week ago, he among the first out in Istanbul streets, waving the Turkish flag in support...Show More Summary

Russia Rules out New Coalitions in Syria Without UN Resolution

Russia rules out any new formal international coalitions in Syria without appropriate UN Security Council resolutions or a request of Syrian President Bashar Assad, Konstantin Kosachev, chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Russian parliament's upper house, said.

Kerry Raised Issue of Assad's Fate at Recent Talks in Moscow - Lavrov

US Secretary of State John Kerry raised the issue of Syrian President Bashar Assad's fate during his visit to Moscow earlier in July, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday.

Demonizing Certain Foreign Leaders Part of US Policy - Assad

Syrian President Bashar Assad named himself, Russian President Vladimir Putin and former Cuban President Fidel Castro as leaders subjected to US demonizing practices.

Assad Believes Erdogan Used Coup as Pretext to Carry Out Purge in Turkey

Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdo?an has used the pretext of the recent coup attempt to carry out his extremist policies in the country, Syrian President Bashar Assad said.

UK's Johnson says Russia must join push to oust Syria's Assad

LONDON (Reuters) - New British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson called on Tuesday for Russia and other states to demand Syrian President Bashar al-Assad step down as he prepared for his first meeting with Western counterparts on Syria's intractable civil war.

Moscow Opposition Group Waiting For Assad's Official Stance on Deputies

The Syrian Moscow-formed opposition group is waiting for Syrian President Bashar Assad's official reaction to its proposal to appoint several deputies, after which it may put forward new ideas for the war-torn country's reconciliation, group's leader Qadri Jamil told Sputnik on Monday.

French Senators No Longer Back Immediate Resignation of Assad

Following the terrorist attack in Nice on July 14 which left at least 84 people dead, France is considering closer cooperation with Russia and no longer insisting on the immediate resignation of Bashar al-Assad as president of Syria, according to Izvestia newspaper.

Assad Seizes Only Road Into Rebel-Held Aleppo As Siege Tightens

BEIRUT/AMMAN, July 17 (Reuters) - Syria’s army and allied militia fighters seized the only road into the rebel-held part of Aleppo on Sunday, tightening a siege around opposition areas of the northern city, which President Bashar al-Assad...Show More Summary

Assad supporters in Syria celebrate the Turkish coup

Supporters of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad celebrated on Saturday after the Turkish army said it was seizing power from President Tayyip Erdogan, while Syrian rebels said the loss of a main regional backer would be a major blow to their struggle. The government in Damascus has accused Erdogan, who said the coup would fail, of […]

Syrian President Bashar Assad: US 'not serious' about ISIS fight

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Syrian President Bashar Assad used a rare American media interview to troll the United States.

Syria's Assad says Putin has not talked about political transition

(Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said in an interview broadcast on Thursday that Russian President Vladimir Putin has never talked to him about leaving power, despite pressure from Washington for Assad to step down.

Bashar Assad Hopes History Sees Him as Protector of Syria From Terrorism

In his interview, Syrian President Bashar Assad said he hopes history will judge him as a defender of his country from terrorists.

Assad Appoints New Governors of Damascus, Suwayda Provinces

Syrian President Bashar Assad issued a decree appointing Alla Munir Ibrahim as a governor of Damascus province and Amer Ibrahim Ashi as a governor of Suwayda province, according to official statement.

Lebanon’s Hezbollah training Afghan snipers to fight for Assad

Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah movement has been providing advanced sniper training to Afghans fighting for the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Syria, reports an Iranian news service. According to the Iranian pro-state Tasnim news agency, hundreds of Afghan snipers recently concluded a comprehensive advanced shooting training. Show More Summary

Marie Colvin: Assad Regime 'Knew Exactly Where She Was'

The family of Marie Colvin on Saturday filed a lawsuit against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on accusations that his forces tracked and assassinated the foreign correspondent in the northern city of Homs four years ago. They...Show More Summary

Assad tells EU delegation West's actions in Syria cause terror in Europe

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad told a visiting group of European parliamentarians on Sunday that western governments' support for opposition groups in Syria caused terrorism in Europe.

Turkey May Agree on Assad Remaining in Power for Interim Period - Reports

Turkey is warming to the idea of Syrian President Bashar Assad remaining in power for a brief transitional period, Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper reported citing Turkish diplomatic sources.

Family of slain Sunday Times journalist Marie Colvin sues Syria

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Slain Journalist Marie Colvin’s Family Sues Syria The family of American war reporter Marie Colvin, who died in Syria in 2012, is suing President Bashar al Assad’s regime, claiming that she was killed because of her reporting. The family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Syrian...

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