Sep 29, 2015

U.S., Russia agree Syria must be united and secular

The United States and Russia agree on “some fundamental principles” for Syria, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday, adding that he planned to meet again with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Wednesday. “There was agreement that Syria should be a unified ...

Syria's Assad gets new chance, despite military setbacks

| Sep 29, 2015

Syria's Assad gets new chance, despite military setbacks

President Bashar Assad has gone from pariah to potential partner, bolstered by his allies Russia and Iran in Syria’s four-year war and Western concern about the jihadi threat, experts say. In power for 15 years, Assad is virtually the sole survivor of the Arab ...

Sep 28, 2015

Russia and Iran throw weight behind Assad at U.N. meeting

Russia and Iran announced a new coalition to defend Syrian strongman Bashar Assad and defeat the Islamic State on Sunday, handing him a dramatic victory ahead of the U.N. General Assembly. Assad was not among the dozens of leaders gathered in New York for ...