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The Argument For Obama Working With Assad Against ISIS Just Got A Lot Weaker

In the three weeks after Josh Rogan of The Daily Beast reported that some on the Obama administration advocated " a de facto alliance" with the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to fight ISIS extremists, substantial evidence of the regime's crimes and internal planning have surfaced. Show More Summary

Hundreds of fatigued Syrian rebels give up the fight

For two years, Emad Fa'aas was a devoted rebel fighter. In the early days when Syrian rebels took up arms against the government of President Bashar Assad, he joined other fighters in attacking military checkpoints, sometimes traveling to neighboring provinces.

Assad declares victory, push to topple him elusive

In a lavish ceremony, a smiling and confident President Bashar Assad was sworn in for a third seven-year term on Wednesday, praising his supporters for "defeating the dirty war" and denouncing insurgents who have "failed in trying to brainwash you or break your will."

Syrian President Assad Sworn in for 3rd Term

(DAMASCUS, Syria) — Proclaiming the Syrian people winners in a “dirty war” waged by outsiders, President Bashar Assad was sworn in on Wednesday, marking the start of his third seven-year term in office amid a bloody civil war that has ravaged the Arab country. MoreWestern Families Struggle With Loss of Relatives to JihadThe Vast Majority…

Syria’s Assad sworn in after ‘farce’ election

Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad was sworn in on Wednesday for a new seven-year term in a red carpet ceremony in Damascus, after an election his opponents had slammed as a “farce”. Assad swore by the Koran before the country’s parliamentarians...Show More Summary

Syria's President Assad sworn in for new 7-year term

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Bashar al-Assad begins term after an election some call a "farce".

Syria's Assad sworn in for third term

President Bashar al-Assad swears on Quran and accepts seven-year term after winning poll dismissed as sham by critics.

Five more Hezbollah fighters killed in Syria

Five fighters of the Iranian backed Shiite Hezbollah militant group have been killed in Syria according to an announcement by the party, while fighting alongside the forces loyal to president Bashar Al Assad against the rebels. Two were...Show More Summary

Iraq War Now More Complex As Syria’s Assad Bombs ISIS

Syrian President Bashar Assad has jumped into the fray and is conducting air strikes against ISIS, the group of extreme Syrian militants that is battling in Iraq. So, with our troops there, are we now on the side of Assad? Just another reason for us to stay out of another country’s civil war. Syrian airstrikes [...]

Iraq, Syria conflicts merge, feed off each other

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BEIRUT (AP) — In a reflection of how intertwined the Syria and Iraq conflicts have become, thousands of Shiite Iraqi militiamen helping President Bashar Assad crush the Sunni-led uprising against him are returning home, putting a strain on the overstretched Syrian military as it struggles to retain territory recaptured in recent months from rebels.

Jumblatt on Aoun: It is not an honor to receive Bashar Assad’s support

Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblatt derided the endorsement of Free Patriotic Movement chief MP Michel Aoun for presidency by the embattled Syrian president Basher al Assad by asserting that this is not something toShow More Summary

Franjieh: No Lebanese president without Assad’s approval

Maraud Movement leader MP Suleiman Franjieh, a close ally of Syrian president Bashar al Assad told NBN television on Wednesday that no president can be elected to lead Lebanon without Assad’s approval. Franjieh a key member of the Hezbollah-led...Show More Summary

Syria’s Assad predicts ‘terrorism ‘ will strike West

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad predicted Wednesday that terrorism will strike back against the West and other countries that “supported” attacks in Syria and elsewhere in the Middle East. Ever since a revolt broke out in March 2011, Assad has blamed all violence in Syria on a foreign-backed “terrorist” plot. Show More Summary

Syrian forces retake Armenian village

Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad overran rebel positions in an Armenian border town in northern Syria on Sunday after months of fighting, according to activists and the government.

Assad’s sister-in-law among Syrian regime’s fiercest critics

Early June in the Jordanian capital, Amman. A short distance away from the Syrian embassy, a group of activists is staging a rally against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s landslide election win. Among them is Majd Jadaan, a businesswoman in her fifties from Syria’s Sunni upper middle class. Show More Summary

Assad throws his support behind Aoun for Lebanon presidency

Syrian President Bashar Assad threw his support behind the candidacy of Free Patriotic Movement leader Michel Aoun describing him as an “honest man,” and saying he would welcome his election as the next Lebanese president. In an interview...Show More Summary

Right Said Fred: Syria’s Assad a War Criminal (John Oliver Video)

Right Said Fred (really!) appears on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver to tell Syrian president Bashar al-Assad what a dick he is. It’s going to be especially disappointing to Assad, as…

Syria's Assad declares amnesty for prisoners

Syrian President Bashar Assad declared a general amnesty Monday for prisoners in the country, state media reported.

Confusion over Assad’s Amnesty offer

Syrian President Bashar Assad on Monday announced a “general amnesty” for all crimes committed to date, state television said, but the fact that no details were provided created a lot of confusion. The TV station cited Justice Minister...Show More Summary

Syrian President Declares Amnesty for Prisoners

(BEIRUT) — Syrian state media reports that President Bashar Assad has declared a general amnesty for prisoners in the country. The decree comes just five days after Assad won a third, seven-year term in office amid the 3-year-old civil war in his country. It was not clear how many — if any — prisoners will…

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