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In Bombing ISIS in Syria, Australia Could End Up Helping Assad

Rodger Shanahan | Posted 08.31.2015 | World
Rodger Shanahan

According to the defense minister, Australia will somehow be able to bomb ISIS targets in eastern Syria without becoming involved in the broader Syrian conflict.

Assad: ISIS Gaining Recruits Since U.S.-Led Air Strikes Began

Reuters | Posted 03.29.2015 | World

WASHINGTON, March 29 (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said in a U.S. television interview that Islamic State, which has seized swaths of t...

Syria's Bashar Al-Assad Meets With French Lawmakers

Reuters | Posted 04.27.2015 | World

(Adds opposition member released) DAMASCUS, Feb 25 (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad met on Wednesday with French parliamen...

Report: Chlorine Gas Was Likely Used In Syria Earlier This Year

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 09.10.2014 | World

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A toxic chemical, almost certainly chlorine, was used "systematically and repeatedly" as a weapon in attacks on villag...

Human Rights Watch Says Syria Is Defying The UN By Using Barrel Bombs

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 09.29.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — The Syrian government is still indiscriminately bombing civilians with explosives-filled barrels in defiance of a U.N. Security Counci...

A Lot Of Dangerous Weapons Are About To Be Destroyed

AP | FRANCESCO SPORTELLI and NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 07.02.2014 | World

GIOIA TAURO, Italy (AP) — A United States cargo vessel loaded with hundreds of tons of Syria's chemical weapons left an Italian port Wednesday to de...

Speaker: Assad Wins Syria's Presidential Election

AP | ALBERT AJI | Posted 08.04.2014 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad has been re-elected in a landslide, officials said Wednesday, capturing another seven-year term...

Video Allegedly Shows Aftermath Of New Gas Attack In Syria

AP | DIAA HADID and ZEINA KARAM | Posted 04.23.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces have attacked rebel-held areas with poisonous chlorine gas in recent weeks and months, leaving men, women and...

Assad Makes Rare Visit To Frontline

AP | ALBERT AJI | Posted 03.12.2014 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — In a rare public appearance, President Bashar Assad on Wednesday visited displaced Syrians in a frontline suburb of the count...

Russia: Assad Mulling Open Humanitarian Access

AP | LARA JAKES and LORI HINNANT | Posted 03.15.2014 | World

PARIS (AP) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says Syria's government is considering opening humanitarian access and a prisoner exchange in th...

West Tells Opposition Syria's Assad May Stay

Reuters | Posted 02.16.2014 | World

By Khaled Yacoub Oweis AMMAN, Dec 17 (Reuters) - Western nations have indicated to the Syrian opposition that peace ta...

Damascus Remains Firm: Assad Will Stay

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Nov 5 (Reuters) - Envoy Lakhdar Brahimi met U.S. and Russian officials on Tuesday to discuss convening lo...

Assad Meets With UN Envoy As Peace Talks Falter

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

BEIRUT, Oct 30 (Reuters) - United Nations envoy Lakhdar Brahimi met President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday in the Syrian capital Damascus in an effo...

Assad Makes Rare Public Appearance

Agence France Presse | | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad prayed at a Damascus mosque early on Tuesday morning as Muslims marked the Eid al-Adha holiday, state media said.Stat...

Assad Jokes He Should Have Won Nobel Prize

Posted 10.14.2013 | World

A good joke can ease a world of tension. A bad one can amplify it. Syrian President Bashar Assad found that out when he decided to try out some new ma...

Syria Releases More Of Its Secrets

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS, Oct 4 (Reuters) - Syria has given international experts additional details about its chemical we...

Obama and Syria: Damned If He Does, Damned If He Doesn't

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

The president and his foreign policy team of advisers must now decide just what is the United States' foreign policy in Syria and throughout the Middle East: fostering the status quo and state sovereignty or regime changes based on OUR concepts of democracy?

Syria's New Friend in Cairo

Daniel Wagner | Posted 09.05.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

Egypt's emboldened interim-government has embarked on a dramatic new path, which includes a restoration of Egyptian-Syrian relations. The growing Egyptian-Syrian partnership has potential to significantly alter the Middle East's balance of power when the conflicts in both countries finally resolve.

'A Merciless Butcher'

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 11.13.2013 | World

BEIRUT — He is hardly ever photographed or even quoted in Syria's media. Wrapped in that blanket of secrecy, President Bashar Assad's younger br...

Assad: Syria To Submit Chemical Weapons Data One Month After Signing Convention

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 11.12.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian President Bashar Assad publicly agreed Thursday to a Russian plan to secure and destroy his chemical weapons, but said the propo...

The Accidental Heir Will Go As Far As It Takes

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 11.09.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Those who knew Bashar Assad in earlier days say he was uncomfortable being the son of a president and never wanted to lead. A soft-spok...

Kerry: Syria's Chemical Weapons Controlled By Assad, 2 Others

Reuters | Posted 11.09.2013 | World

LONDON, Sept 9 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday that the control of chemical weapons in Syria was limited to President ...

REPORT: Assad May Not Have Authorized Chemical Attack

Reuters | Posted 11.08.2013 | World

BERLIN, Sept 8 (Reuters) - Syrian government forces may have carried out a chemical weapons attack close to Damascus without the personal permission o...

Bomblets of Death in Syria

Mary Wareham | Posted 11.07.2013 | World
Mary Wareham

In the aftermath of the Syrian government's cluster bomb attacks, there have been further casualties, particularly from bomblets that didn't detonate during the attack but exploded later when handled.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Lawmakers: Constituents Are Completely Against Syria War | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 09.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Congress weighs whether to authorize President Barack Obama's plan for targeted strikes against Syria, lawmakers on Capitol Hill have...