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 […]
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
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."
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 President Bashar Assad said that settlement of the Syrian crisis is “completely possible”.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 […]
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 […]
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....
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 […]
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.
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
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.
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.
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, […]
Secretary of State John Kerry said he would be willing to talk with Syrian President Bashar Assad to stem that nation’s violence.