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Walls Closing In On Assad As Rebels Seize Key Town

AP | By SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 04.25.2015 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Hard-line Syrian rebel groups seized a strategic town Saturday in northwestern Syria, sending government troops fleeing after intense ...

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 Begins Presidential Election Campaigns Amid Devastating War

AP | By ALBERT AJI | Posted 07.11.2014 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — On billboards and in posters taped to car windows, new portraits of President Bashar Assad filled the streets of Damascus on ...

Israel Bombs Syrian Military Sites

Reuters | Posted 05.18.2014 | World

* Israeli aircraft strike several Syrian targets * Israel says won't tolerate attacks on troops * Official Syria media s...

Despite Delay, Syria Strike Can Still Hurt Assad

Reuters | Posted 11.05.2013 | World

By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON, Sept 5 (Reuters) - It would hardly be a surprise to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad or his military if Am...

Is Assad Considering Political Asylum In Latin America?

Eline Gordts | Posted 12.05.2012 | World

Embattled Syrian President Bashar Assad may be considering a request for political asylum in Latin America, according to a report by Israeli newspaper...

PHOTOS: Ruthless Dictator With A Flawless Complexion

The Huffington Post | Ryan Craggs | Posted 02.10.2013 | World

While rumors as to the whereabouts of Syrian President Bashar Assad continue to swirl following an attack that killed four senior regime officials, on...

Turkey Slams Syria's Assad... Again

AP | By SELCAN HACAOGLU | Posted 01.15.2012 | World

ANKARA, Turkey -- Turkey on Tuesday canceled plans for oil exploration in Syria, while also threatening to cut electricity supplies after a spate of a...

Canada Calls On Assad To Resign

AP | Posted 10.18.2011 | World

OTTAWA, Ontario — Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has joined other world leaders in calling on Syria's president to resign amid a violent...

Syrian Conflict Descends Into War Of Attrition

AP | By ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY | Posted 10.08.2011 | World

BEIRUT -- Despite five months of blistering attacks on dissent, the Syrian regime has yet to score a decisive victory against a pro-democracy uprising...

Syria Endorses Law To Allow Political Parties

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 09.24.2011 | World

BEIRUT — Syria's government has endorsed a draft law that it says will allow the formation of political parties alongside President Bashar Assad...

Syria Crackdown Expands As Troops Hit Turkish Border Village

AP | BURHAN OZBILICI and ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY | Posted 08.23.2011 | World

GUVECCI, Turkey — Syrian troops pushed to the Turkish border Thursday in their sweep against a 3-month-old pro-democracy movement, sending panic...