Syria denies rumors Assad, 51, in critical condition

World 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 rumors ...

For Iran and Hezbollah, a costly week in Syria

World May 14, 2016

For Iran and Hezbollah, a costly week in Syria

A rebel onslaught on the town of Khan Touman near Aleppo last week delivered one of the biggest battlefield setbacks yet to the coalition of foreign Shiite fighters waging war on behalf of Syrian President Bashar al Assad. Reports put the death toll among the ...

World Feb 23, 2016

Heavy airstrikes target road out of rebel-held Aleppo: report

Airstrikes targeted one of the last roads into opposition-held areas of Aleppo on Tuesday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, a day after the United States and Russia presented a cease-fire plan to begin Saturday. Observatory Director Rami Abdulrahman described the airstrikes as heavy ...

World Feb 6, 2016

Bahrain says it is ready to commit ground forces to Syria

Bahrain is ready to commit ground troops to Syria as part of a U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State group, the Persian Gulf island state said on Friday, a day after its larger neighbor and close ally Saudi Arabia announced a similar pledge. Bahraini ambassador ...