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Assad Blames Turkey For Regime Setback As His Forces Pound Rebel-Held Idlib

BEIRUT, April 17 (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said Turkish support was the main factor that helped insurgents to seize the northwestern Syrian city of Idlib from his government's control last month. Idlib, a short...Show More Summary

‘Most Dangerous’ ISIL Leaders Come From Scandinavia – Assad

The Syrian government has "information" that the most dangerous leaders of the Islamic State militant group in Syria come from Scandinavia, President Bashar Assad told a Swedish newspaper.

Assad says Turkish support 'main factor' in Idlib takeover

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said Turkish military and logistical support was the main factor that helped insurgents to seize the northwestern city of Idlib from government control last month.

Saudi Arabia, Turkey Discussing Unlikely Alliance To Oust Syria's Assad

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Turkey and Saudi Arabia, two nations with a long history of rivalry, are in high-level talks with the goal of forming a military alliance to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad, according to sources familiar with the discussions. The talks are being brokered by Qatar. Show More Summary

Palestinian Envoy Broke PLO Line to Agree Yarmouk Deal With Assad Regime

The Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) official who announced an agreement for a joint military operation between the Syrian president Bashar al-Assad’s regime and Palestinian factions against ISIS in Yarmouk refugee camp did so...Show More Summary

Participants of Syrian Talks Draft Agenda for Wednesday Round in Moscow

Members of internal Syrian opposition agreed in general the agenda of upcoming talks with the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad, according to opposition leader Qadri Jamil.

Assad and the Struggle For a Political Solution in Syria

The Syrian conflict will end, and it will end in a political solution, but President Bashar al-Assad can’t and won’t be a part of it – not if it has any hope of succeeding.

Syrian rebels capture main border crossing with Jordan

Capture of the Nasib crossing is the latest in a series of setbacks for President Bashar Assad's forces

As regional war rages, Syria's Assad faces setbacks

BEIRUT/AMMAN (Reuters) - In the course of a week, several setbacks for President Bashar al-Assad have provided fresh reminders of the strains facing the Syrian army and its allies in the four-year-long struggle for Syria.

Tunisia Restores Diplomatic Ties With Syria After Three-Year Break

In 2012, Tunisia withdrew its recognition of the legitimacy of the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad and expelled the country's ambassador.

Media Minutiae

TVNewser: Syrian President Bashar Assad told Charlie Rose that the media’s coverage of the country is “malicious propaganda.” That’s one hell of a hot take. SocialTimes: A little too obsessed with American Idol and The Voice? There’s an app for that. GalleyCat: YouTube fame translates to a book deal for 18-year-old Jenn McAllister. See kids? You don’t need school after all!

Assad: Turkey Supports ISIL in Syria

Syrian President Bashar Al Assad accused Turkey of intentionally ignoring terrorists of the self-proclaimed Islamic State as they attempt to cross the border between the two countries into Syria.

Syrian President Bashar Al Assad Says Media Is Responsible For 'Malicious Propaganda'

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

Earlier this year, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons found "with a high degree of confidence" that chlorine gas had been used in Northern Syria in 2014. President Bashar al-Assad has chosen to fight the allegations...Show More Summary

Syria gets Russian arms under deals signed since conflict began: Assad

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia is supplying weapons to Damascus under contracts completed since the conflict in Syria began in 2011, as well as under earlier deals, President Bashar al-Assad said.

Number of ISIL Militants Rising Amid Coalition Airstrikes, Assad Says

Syrian President Bashar Assad said that the airstrikes conducted by the US-led international coalition against ISIL extremists in Iraq and Syria are ineffective, as the militant group has been recruiting more members since the start of anti-ISIL coalition efforts.

Syria's Assad says Islamic State has expanded since start of U.S. air strikes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said in a U.S. television interview that Islamic State, which has seized swaths of territory in Syria and Iraq, has been gaining recruits since the start of U.S.-led air strikes against the militant group.

Bashar Assad to Charlie Rose: ‘If it Bleeds it Leads’

In his interview with Syrian President Bashar Assad, part of which aired tonight on “60 Minutes,” Charlie Rose asked about the weapons of war used in Syrian during the four year conflict. Assad used the opporutnitie to take a shot at...Show More Summary

In a major blow to Assad, rebels seize a major northern Syrian city

Islamic fighters led by al-Qaida’s branch in Syria seized almost full control of the northwestern city of Idlib on Saturday, taking over major roundabouts and government buildings in a powerful blow to President Bashar Assad whose forces rapidly collapsed after four days of heavy fighting, opposition activists and the extremist group said. Idlib, a major […]

Syria's Bashar Assad Says 'Open' To Dialogue With U.S.

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad says he would be "open" to a dialogue with the United States, but that it must be "based on mutual respect." Assad made the remarks in an interview with Charlie Rose for CBS News' 60 Minutes. Show More Summary

Syria's Assad calls chlorine allegations 'malicious propaganda': CBS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bashar al-Assad of Syria dismissed as "malicious propaganda" allegations that his troops used chlorine gas in the fight against insurgent rebels, according to an interview broadcast on Friday on CBS "This Morning."

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