After two years of crowing that the end of Bashar al-Assad was nigh, the official and popular perceptions in the United States and Europe of the Syrian president's staying power have shifted dramatically. There's a new narrative taking...Show More Summary
After more than 80,000 dead and millions driven from their homes, can Syria's opposition and President Bashar al-Assad's regime really negotiate a political settlement? At least one opposition leader is willing to give it a try. Former...Show More Summary
Syria’s outgoing opposition chief published an initiative for his war-torn country on Thursday that would grant President Bashar al-Assad a safe exit, and urged dissident factions to adopt his plan. Ahmed Moaz al-Khatib published his initiative on Facebook, as the main National Coalition he headed until March gathered in Istanbul to choose a new leader [...]
Despite the cheerleading and support of Western nations, the Syrian rebels fighting President Bashar al-Assad's military suffered a serious setback on Tuesday.The Syrian army killed the leader of the al-Qaeda-allied Nusra Front in the...Show More Summary
A group of anonymous hackers sympathetic to the regime of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad is causing havoc with the world's media. They call themselves the Syrian Electronic Army, and they're devoted to attacking sites they deem defamatory to the Syrian government. Show More Summary
Washington threatened on Wednesday to increase support for Syria's rebels if President Bashar al-Assad refuses to discuss a political end to a civil war that is spreading across borders.Rebels called for reinforcements to combat an "invasion"...Show More Summary
Rebels fighting for control of the Syrian town of Qusair called for reinforcements on Wednesday to repel forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in a civil war which is spreading violence through an already volatile region.Opposition...Show More Summary
The head of Israel's armed forces warned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday of "consequences" if fire continues from Syrian territory against Israeli troops in the occupied Golan Heights."If he disturbs the Golan Heights, he...Show More Summary
The Syrian army is pummeling the rebel-held town of Qusair, about six miles from the border with Lebanon — and they have help. While the forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad bombard the town with airstrikes and artilleryShow More Summary
About 30 fighters from the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah and 20 Syrian soldiers and militiamen loyal to President Bashar al-Assad were killed in heavy fighting with rebels on Sunday in the town of Qusair, Syrian activists said on...Show More Summary
President Bashar al-Assad has said he will not step down, as the conflict in Syria enters its third year. In an interview with Argentinian newspaper Clarin, he said ‘to resign would be to flee’.He also said US and Russian attempts at...Show More Summary
BEIRUT, Lebanon — In a rare interview published Saturday, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad expressed doubt about the likely success of planned peace talks between his government and opposition forces and said he has no intention of stepping down. In the interview, given to Argentina’s Clarin newspaper, the embattled leader also said he plans to run [...]
Russia has sent advanced antiship missiles to Syria in what U.S. officials called a "show of force." Moscow is one of embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's last allies — and his most powerful. Moscow long ago admitted that it had supplied arms to Syria — including missiles — but insisted it only sent defensive systems. Show More Summary
United States President Barack Obama and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan insisted yesterday that Bashar al-Assad must step down amid a flurry of moves to organise peace talks to end Syria’s bloody civil war. The two met in Washington as efforts to bring the Assad regime and the Syrian opposition together at an international [...]
LONDON (Reuters) - The website and Twitter feed of the Financial Times were hacked on Friday, apparently by the "Syrian Electronic Army", a group of online activists who say they support Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
The recent video of a Syrian rebel commander carving open the corpse of a fighter loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, removing several organs and biting into what appeared to be a lung shocked and revolted even the closest observers of Syria’s increasingly brutal civil war....
Russia's foreign minister Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov dismissed international criticisms while The New York Times reports that Moscow sent " advanced antiship cruise missiles" to the regime Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. "I doShow More Summary
Syrian rebels said they attacked an important military base in the south and checkpoints in the city of Deraa on Thursday, trying to regain ground lost to President Bashar al-Assad's forces near the Jordanian border.The rebels were thrown...Show More Summary
President Barack Obama said Thursday he reserves the right to step up American military and diplomatic efforts to push Syria’s Bashar al-Assad but warned he has “no magic formula” to end that country’s civil war. Speaking at a joint press conference in the White House Rose Garden with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Obama [...]
During talks in Washington, leaders vow to increase pressure on Syria's President Bashar al-Assad to step down.