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U.S. says committed to transition away from Syria's Assad

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department on Friday repeated its commitment to a political transition "away from" Syrian President Bashar al-Assad after a U.S. special envoy held talks in Moscow on how to end Syria's more than four-year civil war.

France sees Assad’s ‘neutralization’ as a prerequisite for peace

French President Francois Hollande said Tuesday that the “neutralization” of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad was a pre-condition to resolving the crisis in the war-torn country. “We must reduce the terrorist influence without maintaining Assad. The two are bound up together,” Hollande told a gathering of French diplomats in Paris. “We must create a political transition […]

Syria’s Assad: ‘We trust the Russians’

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said he is confident that his main allies, Russia and Iran, will stand by him. There has been speculation that they might abandon him to allow a settlement to be reached to end the fighting in Syria. Mr Assad said he welcomed Russian officials meeting different factions in the conflict […]

Assad Says Appreciates Russia's Assistance in Resolving Syrian Crisis

Syrian President Bashar Assad said that Syria's trust to Russia remains high.

We are witnessing 'a better recruiting tool for ISIS than any propaganda'

While many in the West focus on combating the Islamic State's online propaganda, some are overlooking the most effective recruiting tool the group has — atrocities committed by the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad. Strategic security...Show More Summary

Assad’s forces retreating from strategic area near the heartland of Syria’s Alawites

  A Syrian military source said on Tuesday the army had retreated to new defensive lines in a region of vital strategic importance to President Bashar al-Assad, seeking to avoid losses at the hands of advancing rebels. The insurgent advance into the Sahl al-Ghab plain in northwestern Syria has brought rebels including the al Qaeda-linked […]

Assad's 'Asshole' Cousin Arrested in Syria After Alleged Road Rage Murder

2 weeks agoNews : Vice News

A cousin of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad was arrested Monday after he allegedly killed a military officer in a brutal act of road rage. Suleiman al-Assad is accused of shooting Colonel Hassan Sheikh after the officer "overtook him at a crossroads," on August 6 in the province of Latakia. Show More Summary

Russia, Saudis fail in talks to agree on fate of Syria's Assad

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia and Saudi Arabia failed in talks on Tuesday to overcome their differences on the fate of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, a central dispute in Syria's civil war that shows no sign of abating despite renewed diplomacy.

Saudi FM says 'Assad not part of the solution' in Syria

Russia and Saudi Arabia failed in talks to overcome their differences on the fate of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Prominent Syrian activist Mazen Darwish freed after 3 years in jail

By ZEINA KARAM and BASSEM MROUE Syrian authorities on Monday released an award-winning human rights activist after more than three years in jail in a rare goodwill gesture by President Bashar Assad’s government amid intense diplomatic maneuvering to end the country’s civil war. The release of Mazen Darwish was welcomed by activists as a positive […]

Syrian Journalist Released After Years In Prison

2 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

Mazen Darwish was arrested in February 2012 while reporting on Syrian President Bashar Assad's government crackdown on protesters.

Road Rage Killing by Assad’s 'Total Asshole' Cousin Triggers Protests in Syria

2 weeks agoNews : Vice News

Protests erupted over the weekend in the Syrian city of Latakia after a relative of President Bashar al-Assad reportedly shot and killed a high-ranking army officer in a brutal act of road rage. Syrian media reports say that Suleiman...Show More Summary

Insurgents recapture villages on Syrian plain vital to Assad

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Insurgents have regained control of several villages in northwest Syria from government forces and have advanced beyond them, edging closer to a coastal stronghold of President Bashar al-Assad, a monitoring group and other sources said on Sunday.

Russia's Lavrov says U.S. must work with Assad to fight Islamic State

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the United States should cooperate with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to fight Islamic State and that this required an international coalition uniting all those for whom the jihadists are "a common enemy".

Obama: Russia And Iran 'Don’t Seem Concerned About The Humanitarian Disaster' In Syria

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- The prospects for a political resolution in Syria are improving now that Russia and Iran have revised their view of President Bashar al Assad’s chances of survival, President Barack Obama told a group of reporters gathered at the White House on Wednesday afternoon. Show More Summary

US Congressman Deems Assad Guilty Before UN Vote

A United Nations (UN) investigation is not necessary to assign guilt to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for the use of chemical weapons in Syria, US House Foreign Relations Chairman Ed Royce said in a press release.

Congress Should Weigh US Authority to Defend US-Trained Rebels From Assad

The US Congress may consider whether the United States has the authority to carry out airstrikes against the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in order to defend US-trained Syrian rebels, US Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker told Sputnik.

Russia Will Not Send Troops to Fight Islamic State in Syria - Kremlin

Peskov added that Syrian President Bashar Assad had never asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to send troops to Syria.

Is Syria’s Assad set to be abandoned by Russia, Iran? Analysis

By: RICHARD ENGEL Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan was quoted Monday as saying that Russian President Vladimir Putin may be ready to “give up” on Syrian President Bashar Assad. “(Putin) is no longer of the opinion that Russia will support Assad to the end. I believe he can give up Assad,” Erdogan was quoted […]

Turkey's Erdogan Claims Putin Changing Stance on Syria

Turkish President said that Russian President Vladimir Putin has changed his long-standing approach of full support to Syrian leader Bashar Assad.

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