Feb 7, 2017

Syria's Assad sees Trump's Islamic State view as promising

Syrian President Bashar Assad said U.S. President Donald Trump prioritizing the fight against jihadis by the Islamic State group was promising although it was too early to expect any practical steps, state news agency SANA reported Tuesday. Trump has indicated he might cut U.S. ...

Syria denies rumors Assad, 51, in critical condition

Jan 31, 2017

Syria denies rumors Assad, 51, in critical condition

The Syrian government has denied rumors that President Bashar Assad is suffering from ill health, saying he was “carrying out his duties quite normally. Speculation swirled in recent days on social media and Arab news websites saying Assad, 51, was in critical condition, citing ...

White House opens door to cooperation with Russian in Syria

/ Jan 24, 2017

White House opens door to cooperation with Russian in Syria

The Trump administration on Monday opened the door to cooperating with Russia “or anyone else” to combat the Islamic State group in Syria, suggesting it could reverse a previous refusal to coordinate military action with Moscow as long as it backs the Syrian government. ...

Assad linked to Syrian chemical attacks for first time

Jan 14, 2017

Assad linked to Syrian chemical attacks for first time

International investigators have said for the first time that they suspect President Bashar Assad and his brother are responsible for the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian conflict, according to a document seen by Reuters. A joint inquiry for the United Nations and ...

Blast in Syrian town on Turkish border kills nearly 50

Jan 8, 2017

Blast in Syrian town on Turkish border kills nearly 50

A car bomb ripped through a busy commercial district in a rebel-held Syrian town along the Turkish border Saturday, killing nearly 50 in a huge explosion that damaged buildings and left rescuers scrambling to find survivors amid the wreckage, opposition activists said. Rescuers and ...