Russia said on Wednesday it would support President Bashar al-Assad to combat “terrorism” in the Middle East, indicating there was no new room for compromise on one of the key contentious issues in the Syrian conflict. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov held talks with Assad’s foreign minister, Walid al-Moualem, on the […]
This week, President Barack Obama made his clearest remarks yet on his stance toward Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad. Liz Sly of the Washington Post tweeted the exchange: JOURNALIST: "Are you actively discussing ways to remove [Assad]...Show More Summary
Syrian President Bashar Assad said Monday that his government would consider a United Nations-backed proposal for a cease-fire in the embattled northern city of Aleppo, state media reported.
Syrian President Bashar Assad said on Monday that the U.N. envoy’s proposal to implement a cease-fire in the embattled northern city of Aleppo was “worth studying.” The envoy, Staffan de Mistura, first raised the idea of small-scale, localized and negotiated truces in Syria at the United Nations in New York late last month. The proposal […]
President Assad remains a sharply divisive figure for mainstream Arabic-language media Analysis Friday, November 7, 2014 - 3:10pm In recent years, President Bashar al Assad has rarely been able to count on much support form western media,...Show More Summary
The posters announcing the deaths of Syrian soldiers are plastered on walls throughout the coastal province of Tartous, forming impromptu murals of death that illustrate the price supporters of President Bashar Assad are paying to defend his rule. Show More Summary
Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad made a rare public appearance on Saturday, attending prayers on the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday at a mosque in Damascus, state media said. State media and Assad’s official Twitter feed posted photos of the embattled president praying alongside the...
Member of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s Alawite sect took to the streets in the city of Homs on Thursday to protest the horrific twin bombing at an elementary school. The protest was the first of its kind by members of the Alawite...Show More Summary
``By President Barack Obama's own admission, U.S. efforts to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad have been pushed to the back burner by a bombing campaign against Islamic State militants that could ultimately help him stay in power.'...
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called on the U.S. to put aside ideology and join forces with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to fight Islamic State, saying the world now knows which represents the bigger threat. “We have toShow More Summary
The New York Times Editorial Board writes that the fact US airstrikes may bolster the regime of Bashar Assad is the " most dangerous and morally troubling consequence of President Obama’s decision to cross the Syrian border to fightShow More Summary
By: Timothy McGrath In the shadow of the Islamic State, which has taken over large parts of Syria and Iraq — and has made beheading a thing it does — the world seems to have forgotten about the evil deeds of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Show More Summary
Per State Department press secretary Jen Psaki, the U.S. informed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad of last night's air strikes against ISIS and an al Qaeda group, but did not ask his permission.
Hadi al-Bahra, president of the Syrian National Coalition, told Margaret Warner today that U.S. resources set aside to fight the Islamic State militants will also be used against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Photo by NewsHour NEW...Show More Summary
The United States would retaliate against Syrian President Bashar Assad’s air defenses if he were to go after American planes launching airstrikes in his country, a senior Obama administration official said Monday. Officials also told Fox News that the U.S. Show More Summary
In the hours before the September 10 speech in which President Obama stated his strategy against ISIS, The New York Time's Peter Baker says Obama told reporters that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad would bring about his own overthrow by firing on American planes in Syrian airspace. Show More Summary
In 2012 President Obama declared that the use of chemical weapons by Syrian President Bashar Assad would cross a “red line for us” and might trigger a U.S. military response. The U.S. and U.N. documented the use of chemical weapons in 2013. Obama … Continue reading ?
President Barack Obama would seek to overthrow the regime of Bashar al-Assad if American planes were attacked upon entering Syrian air space, Peter Baker of The New York Times reports. If Assad's troops f ired at American planes entering...Show More Summary
If the West bombs Islamic State militants in Syria without consulting Damascus, LiveLeak reports that the anti-ISIS alliance may use the occasion to launch airstrikes against President Bashar Assad’s forces, according to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. Show More Summary
By Liz Sly Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s hold on power is looking less certain than his recent assertions of victory suggest, as America snubs his appeals for a partnership, Islamic State militants inflict defeats on his troops and his own Alawite constituency shows signs of growing discontent. Show More Summary