Syria’s Assad visits recaptured Christian town at EasterSyrian President Bashar al-Assad spent Easter Sunday in the ancient Christian town of Maaloula, which his troops recently recaptured from rebels, state television said.
War in Syria has turned in regime’s favour, Assad saysSyria’s President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday said the country’s civil war has turned in the regime’s favour.
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‘I’m not going anywhere,’ Russian ex-PM quotes Assad as sayingSyrian President Bashar al-Assad says he will not be ousted by a popular uprising like Ukraine’s deposed president Viktor Yanukovich, a former Russian prime minister was quoted as...
David M. Crane, Co-author of a report on Syrian prisonersDavid Michael Crane, a former chief prosecutor at the Special Court for Sierra Leone and a law professor at Syracuse University, is one of the co-authors of a report on the treatme...
The inside story on when Assad crossed the ‘red line’A chemical weapons attack targeted the suburbs of Damascus in August 2013. The West threatened air strikes in response, and Syria agreed to destroy its chemical arms stockpile. FRA...
Syria, 3 Years On: Has Assad Won?Three years ago, outrage was sparked in the Syrian city of Daraa over the death of a teenage boy for painting anti-authoritarian graffiti. There followed a spiral of violence that...
Assad ‘prepares election campaign’ amid Syrian conflictSyrian President Bashar al-Assad appears to have begun quiet preparations for re-election, despite three years of deadly conflict following an uprising against his leadership which...
Middle East Matters
MIDDLE EAST MATTERS
Syria: one man's search for his runaway sisterThis week, Syrian negotiations end without any agreement, and the main opposition group, the Free Syrian Army fires its leader. Then, a Frenchman goes in search of his 15-year-old...
Syrian opposition replaces 'ineffective' army chiefThe main Western-backed armed group fighting in Syria, the Syrian Free Army (FSA), has sacked its leader due to the “ineffectiveness” of his command, the organisation said Monday.
New round of Syrian peace talks under way in GenevaSyria's warring factions meet in Geneva on Monday for a fresh round of peace talks, 10 days after the first face-to-face meetings between both sides in Syria's civil war...
US condemns 'barbarity' of Syria's barrel bombsUS Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday condemned the "brutality" of the Syrian government under President Bashar al-Assad for its sustained barrel bomb campaign, whi...
Syria peace talks end with little progressA week of talks in Geneva aimed at ending the civil war in Syria on Friday wrapped up without the warring sides coming to any agreement on how to end the bloodshed and the Syrian r...
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