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Syria’s opposition accuses Assad of new poison gas attack

Beirut, Lebanon- Syria’s opposition activists accused President Bashar al-Assad’s forces of a new poison gas attack in the Syrian capital on Wednesday, posting footage of four men being treated by medics. They said the chemical attack, the fourth the opposition has reported this month, was in the Harasta neighborhood. Show More Summary

Assad: Syrian War Turning in Government's Favour

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said that the three-year civil war in Syria is "passing through a turning point" following a series of military victories by government forces. "This is a turning point in the crisis, both militarily...Show More Summary

While the World Is Watching Eastern Ukraine Is Anyone Still Watching Assad?

BEIRUT -- Amid opposition claims of new Syrian chemical weapons attacks, President Bashar al-Assad is fast approaching an important deadline for removing his stockpiles of the deadly armaments from from the country. It doesn't appear...Show More Summary

Israel: Assad Using Chemical Weapons Again

Senior Israeli defense officials said Monday that Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime used chemical weapons in two attacks in Damascus 10 days ago, according to a report in The Times of Israel. Officials said that the chemical agents used in these attacks were nonlethal, but were used to incapacitate opposition fighters. Show More Summary

SC GOP Senate Candidate Tells Party: Stand Up To Obama Like Putin And Assad Did

South Carolina State Senator Lee Bright, challenging Lindsey Graham for his U.S. Senate seat, wants Republicans to stand up to President Obama like those really good guys, Bashar al-Assad and Vladimir Putin. Republicans need to learn to start playing offense and quit playing so much defense. You look at, of course I hate to use […]

Assad: War in Syria will end this year, fighting ‘terrorists’ expected to continue

Syrian President Bashar al Assad recently told Sergei Stepashin, a senior Russian official, that the active phase of the war in Syria will end this year. Sergei reported that Assad said once the war was over, the Syrian government would “shift to what [it has] been doing all the time – fighting terrorists.” The two […]

Syria Media: Rebels Killed Preparing Car Bomb

(DAMASCUS, Syria) — Syria’s state-run media say several rebels were killed while they were rigging a car with explosives in the central city of Homs. Homs has been the scene of a siege by President Bashar Assad’s forces who for over a year have been trying to rout opposition fighters from rebel-held areas. The state…

Nasrallah: ‘we have overcome the threat’, Assad regime will not collapse in Syria

The leader of Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group says that the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad is no longer in danger of falling. Hezbollah’s leader voiced his belief that “the Syrian regime is not facing the threat of collapse anymore,” Hassan Nasrallah noted that “we have overcome the threat of partitioning and the military choice […]

Hezbollah: Danger to Syria’s President Eliminated

(BEIRUT) — The leader of Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group says that the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad is no longer in danger of falling. Hassan Nasrallah said in interview with Lebanon’s daily As-Safir newspaper that the danger of the Syrian government’s “fall has ended.” Excerpts of the interview were published Sunday by Lebanon’s official…

This Haunting Photo Of A Stunned Syrian Girl Embodies Assad's Strategy

The regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is in the midst of an unprecedented bombing campaign in Syria's largest city of Aleppo. For the last four months, the Syrian Air Force jets have been dropping bombs — including steel barrels packed with explosives and shrapnel — on rebel-held areas of the country's former commercial and industrial hub. Show More Summary

Assad admires polar divide generated by Russia

Syrian President Bashar Assad said Wednesday that key ally Moscow had helped re-establish “a multipolar world”, as he met with a high-level Russian delegation in Damascus. “The important role that Russia is playing on the international scene is today making a clear contribution towards drawing up a new map for a multipolar world,” Assad was […]

Syria’s Assad Says Russia Is ‘Re-Establishing Multipolar World’

2 weeks agoNews : Truthdig

Syria’s Assad says Russia ‘re-establishing multipolar world’ (via AFP) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said Wednesday that key ally Moscow had helped re-establish “a multipolar world”, as he met with a high-level Russian delegation in Damascus. The delegation was delivering a message from Russian President Vladimir Putin…

Assad’s army pounds his hometown in desperate bid to regain control

Syrian government forces backed by militia fighters and warplanes pounded rebel units in Latakia province on Monday in a desperate effort to regain control of towns and villages in President Bashar Assad’s ancestral homeland recently lost to an opposition offensive. Activists said fighting between Assad loyalists and rebels was concentrated in the northern edge of […]

Assad preparing to run for president despite war

2 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad is quietly preparing the ground to hold elections by early this summer to win another 7-year term, even as the Syrian conflict rampages into its fourth year with large parts of the country either in ruins or under opposition control and nearly a third of the population scattered by civil war.

Al Qaeda-Linked Islamists Capture Syrian Christian Village

Syrian Islamist forces have killed Hilal Assad, a relative of Syrian President Bashar al Assad and key commander of the government military forces who was defending the Armenian Christian city of Kassat last weekend.

Saudi Arabia: world has betrayed Syrian opposition

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince said Tuesday the international community has “betrayed” Syrian rebels by failing to arm them against the regime of President Bashar Assad. “The legitimate Syrian resistance has been betrayed by the international community and left easy prey to tyrant forces,” Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz told the Arab summit in Kuwait City. […]

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's cousin killed by rebels

Hilal Assad, the cousin of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, has been killed by rebels, according to the official Syrian Arab News Agency. The Islamic Front, an umbrella group made up of seven Islamist factions, claimed responsibility for his killing, which took place near the Turkish border crossing of Kasab. Show More Summary

Bashar Assad’s Cousin Killed in Syrian Fighting

Hilal al-Assad, cousin of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, was killed in fighting today near the Turkish border. Al Arabiya reported: A Syrian military official, who is also a cousin of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, has been killed on Sunday amid … Continue reading ?

Assad cousin killed in Syria's Latakia

Cousin of President Bashar al-Assad was killed in battles with rebel fighters near the border with Turkey.

Israel Strikes Syria as Threats From Rogue Forces Grow

Israeli airstrikes on Syrian military positions punished the forces of President Bashar Assad for an earlier bomb attack that they may not have carried out. As the conflict in Syria spirals, Israel is struggling to cope with the myriad non-state forces arrayed by its borders

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