May 9, 2017

Islamic State says it beheads Russian officer in Syria: SITE

The Islamic State group has issued a video showing the beheading of a man it described as a Russian intelligence officer captured in Syria, the U.S.-based SITE monitoring website reported on Tuesday. But the Russian Defense Ministry denied any Russian serviceman had been captured ...

Syrian forces seize rebel-held village at edge of cease-fire zone

May 8, 2017

Syrian forces seize rebel-held village at edge of cease-fire zone

Syrian government forces seized a village from rebels on the edge of a large cease-fire zone in the northwest on Sunday as warplanes targeted opposition positions farther inside the area, according to activists. A local media activist who goes by the name Obeida Hamawi ...

Assad's forces still have several tons of chemical weapons: Israel

Apr 20, 2017

Assad's forces still have several tons of chemical weapons: Israel

Israel’s military said on Wednesday it believes Syrian President Bashar Assad’s forces still possess several tons of chemical weapons, issuing the assessment two weeks after a sarin attack that killed nearly 90 people in Syria. Israel, along with many countries, blames the strike on ...

Lawmakers call for Assad's wife to be stripped of British citizenship

Apr 17, 2017

Lawmakers call for Assad's wife to be stripped of British citizenship

U.K. lawmakers are calling on the government to strip Syrian President Bashar Assad’s wife of her British citizenship for supporting her husband’s regime during the country’s ongoing war. Tom Brake, the Liberal Democrats’ foreign affairs spokesman, on Sunday accused Assad of using her international ...