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UN Envoy: Assad Must Be Part Of The Solution For Ending Syria's Crisis

Reuters | Posted 04.15.2015 | World

VIENNA, Feb 13 (Reuters) - The U.N. envoy for Syria said on Friday that President Bashar al-Assad must be part of the solution for easing violence i...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Springtime For Assad: Syria Dictator In Spotlight As Potential U.S. Ally Against ISIS | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 01.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Syrian President Bashar Assad, unpopular at home, suddenly appears to have many fans in the U.S. Assad, who has killed thousands in h...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Obama UN Ambassador: U.S. Intervention Abroad Can Work | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 11.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A top Obama administration official on Wednesday defended U.S. intervention in the messy Syrian civil war, affirming that the goals of U...

Syria Calls Presidential Vote Amid Raging War

Reuters | Posted 06.21.2014 | World

BEIRUT, April 21 (Reuters) - Syria set a presidential election for June 3 on Monday, preparing the ground for leader Bashar al-Assad to defy widespr...

Assad Prepares To Run For President Despite Bloody War

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 03.29.2014 | World

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 ...

WATCH: LA Gang Bangers Claim To Be Fighting In Syrian War

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 03.04.2014 | World

According to a recently-surfaced video, two self-proclaimed gang members from Los Angeles appear to have relocated to Syria to fight on behalf of Syri...

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...

Hezbollah Commander Killed Outside His Beirut Home

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Gunmen assassinated a senior Hezbollah commander after he parked his car in his apartment building's garage Wednesday in Lebanon's cap...

Flexing Saudi Muscles

Allan Topol | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Allan Topol

For the most part, the Saudi monarchy, discrete and secretive, was willing to let their longtime ally, the United States, take the lead in pursuing a Middle East agenda with which the Saudis generally concurred. All of that has changed within the last year.

Syrian Opposition Group Refuses To Participate In Peace Talks: Russia

AP | By BASSEM MROUE and LAURA MILLS | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's main Western-backed opposition group has refused to participate in talks in Moscow with Syrian government organizations on res...

Syria Destroyed All Of Its Chemical Weapons Facilities, Watchdog Says

Reuters | Posted 12.30.2013 | World

BEIRUT, Oct 31 (Reuters) - Syria has destroyed all of its declared chemical weapons production and mixing facilities, meeting a major deadline in an...

Norway Rejects U.S. Request To Destroy Syria's Chemical Weapons

AP | Posted 10.25.2013 | World

OSLO, Norway -- OSLO, Norway (AP) — Norway's foreign minister says his country has turned down a U.S. request to receive Syria's chemical weapons fo...

Extremist Groups In Syria Hobble Efforts To Replace Assad

AP | LARA JAKES | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

LONDON — LONDON (AP) — Violent extremists seeking to overthrow Syrian President Bashar Assad may instead have hurt negotiations to replace him...

Assad Sees No Obstacles To Run For President In 2014

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

BEIRUT, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who is fighting a 2-1/2-year revolt against his rule, said he saw no reason he could no...

'Save Us From Death'

Reuters | Oliver Holmes | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

* Mouadamiya under siege for over a year * Residents say "the humanitarian situation is tragic" By Oliver Holmes ...

Syrian Rebels Accused Of Atrocities

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 10.11.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- BEIRUT (AP) — Jihadi-led rebel fighters in Syria killed at least 190 civilians and abducted more than 200 during an offensive against pro-...

Why Assad Will Win

Allan Topol | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Allan Topol

Now, after more than 100,000 dead and hundreds of thousands more uprooted from their homes or taking refuge in Turkey and Jordan, the muddled situation is becoming clearer.

Israeli General: Assad Could Survive For Years

Reuters | Posted 11.17.2013 | World

By Dan Williams JERUSALEM, Sept 18 (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad could cling to power for years despite having lost ov...

'If Assad Fails To Comply... There Will Be Consequences'

AP | MATTHEW LEE and SYLVIE CORBET | Posted 11.16.2013 | World

PARIS -- The French foreign minister says an international conference to reach a political solution in Syria will include the opposition and will take...

Obama Allies Cite PR Missteps In Bid For Syria Strike

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Some of President Barack Obama's top allies say the president misread a few crucial political forces when he asked Congress to supp...

Syrian Rebels Blast Russian Offer On Chemical Arms

AP | Posted 11.12.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- Syrian rebels have blasted the Russian proposal on securing their country's chemical weapons, saying that Bashar Assad's government should i...

Everything You Need To Know About Syria's Turbulent History And Why It Matters Today

The Huffington Post | Jade Walker | Posted 09.13.2013 | World

As the members of the United Nations debate a Russian proposal to force the Syrian regime of President Bashar Assad to surrender its chemical weapons,...

UN: 8 Massacres By Syrian Regime, 1 By Rebels

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 09.12.2013 | World

GENEVA -- At least eight massacres have been perpetrated in Syria by President Bashar Assad's regime and supporters and one by rebels over the past ye...

France To Float U.N. Security Council Resolution On Syria

AP | Posted 09.10.2013 | World

PARIS -- France will float a resolution in the U.N. Security Council aimed at forcing Syria to make public its chemical weapons program, place it unde...

Kerry: Assad Could End Crisis By Turning Over Weapons

AP | DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 11.09.2013 | World

LONDON — Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday that Syrian President Bashar Assad could resolve the crisis surrounding his purported use of ...