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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.

2 days 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."

Intra-Syrian Talks in Moscow Could Help End Civil War - Assad

Syrian President Bashar Assad said he hoped that the second round of intra-Syrian talks in Moscow will bring positive results to help end the civil war in the country.

Syrian Peace Possible If West Stops Meddling - Syrian President Assad

Syrian President Bashar Assad said that settlement of the Syrian crisis is “completely possible”.

Syria's Assad says West wants to weaken Russia

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has accused the West of trying to weaken Russia by turning Ukraine into a puppet state, a tactic he said had also been used against his own country.

Syria's Assad says open to dialogue with U.S.: CBS interview

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is open to having a dialogue with the United States, but there can be no "pressuring of the sovereignty" of his country, he said in an excerpt of an interview with CBS' "60 Minutes" that aired on Thursday.

Assad: West Follows Same Scenario in Syria, Ukraine to Weaken Russia

Western countries, interfering in Syria’s internal affairs, are following the same scenario as in Ukraine to weaken Russia, Syrian President Bashar Assad said Thursday.

Syria's Assad urges united front with Iraq against terrorism: state media

AMMAN/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad called on Tuesday during talks with Iraq's foreign minister in Damascus for a united front with Baghdad in tackling terrorism as the two countries battle Islamic State militants on their territory.

Iraqi Foreign Minister Meets Syria's Assad in Damascus

Iraqi Foreign Affairs Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday to deliberate ways to combat militant groups during the first visit by Baghdad official since the Syrian conflict began in 2011.

Assad has no role in Syria’s future, says British FM

Visiting British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond on Monday said there is no chance for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to have a role in the future of Syria, according to local Al Arabiya news. Hammond, who is on a visit to Saudi Arabia, told the press that his country supports moderate Syrian opposition and efforts to […]

Assad threatened Hariri to break Lebanon on his head, Siniora tells STL

Former Lebanese prime minister and the leader of the Future Movement Parliamentary bloc MP Fouad Siniora told the Special Tribunal for Lebanon during his testimony on Monday that President Bashar Assad of Syria threatened Hariri to break Lebanon on his head if he did not agree to extend the presidential term of Emil Lahoud. STL […]

In Syria, diplomacy is failing but humanitarian aid must not

At this point, the best solution to the staggeringly brutal but seemingly stalemated civil war in Syria is probably a diplomatic one. But with support for Syrian President Bashar Assad from China and, more reliably, Russia, diplomacy so far has failed. As permanent members of the U.N....

U.S. officials dismiss Kerry’s comments, say no place for Assad in Syria talks

The United States insisted on Monday it would never negotiate directly with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, edging away from comments made by Secretary of State John Kerry, and it cast doubt on any immediate prospects for third-party talks to resolve Syria’s civil war. Kerry’s apparent suggestion in a CBS television interview on Sunday that there […]

Syrian Opposition to Continue Efforts to Overthrow Assad's Power

The National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces (NCSROF) will continue to campaign for the removal of Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime, its spokesman said in a statement Monday.

Syria's Assad Dismisses John Kerry's Remarks On Negotiations

BEIRUT, March 16 (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad dismissed on Monday remarks made by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that Assad should be included in negotiations to reach a political transition, saying "declarationsShow More Summary

Kerry willing to talk with Assad to stem violence in Syria

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said he would be willing to talk with Syrian President Bashar Assad to stem that nation's violence. Continue reading ? The post Kerry willing to talk with Assad to stem violence in Syria appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Kerry seeks peace talks with Syria's Assad

2 weeks agoHealth : Booster Shots

Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday he is willing to negotiate personally with Syrian President Bashar Assad to end that country's four-year-old conflict.

Kerry: U.S. must talk to Assad about a political transition to end Syria war

The United States will have to negotiate with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for a political transition in Syria and is exploring ways to pressure him into agreeing to talks, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told CBS News in an interview. Washington has long insisted that Assad must be replaced through a negotiated, political transition, […]

John Kerry says he’s willing to talk with Syrian Pres. Assad

2 weeks agoNews : NY Daily News

Secretary of State John Kerry said he would be willing to talk with Syrian President Bashar Assad to stem that nation’s violence.

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