Recent News Headlines : Bashar Al-assad

ISIL MINE KILLS THREE LEBANESE TROOPS ON SYRIAN BORDER


The battle against ISIL is being fought further north from Jurud Arsal, along the border with Syria... READ MORE

20th August, 2017 1116

SYRIAN PRESIDENT BASHAR ASSAD REJECTS SECURITY COOPERATION WITH THE WEST


Speaking before dozens of Syrian diplomats in Damascus, Assad praised Russia, Iran, China and Lebanon's Hezbollah for supporting his government during the conflict... READ MORE

20th August, 2017 84

ONTARIO-BORN JIHADIST RECRUITED 5 OTHERS FOR ISIS


Poulin, from Timmins, Ont., converted to Islam and went by the name Abu Muslim... READ MORE

20th August, 2017 86

BANNON'S OUT, BUT AGENDA MAY NOT BE


Now that Bannon, President Donald Trump's chief strategist, has been pushed out, the question is whether his agenda will be erased along with him... READ MORE

20th August, 2017 44

ISRAEL'S NETANYAHU TO DISCUSS MIDDLE EAST WITH PUTIN


Iran, Israel's arch-enemy, has been Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's staunchest backer and has provided militia fighters to help him... READ MORE

19th August, 2017 577

AFTER TRAGEDIES, TRUMP STRUGGLES WITH THE ROLE OF CONSOLER IN CHIEF


The White House isn't saying whether Trump plans to travel to Charlottesville at any point... READ MORE

19th August, 2017 0

SOOTHING THE NATION? TRUMP STRUGGLES LIKE NO OTHER PRESIDENT


A divisive figure who shares Trump's America first instincts, Bannon lost his job on Friday... READ MORE

18th August, 2017 15

FADWA SULEIMAN ACTRESS AND VOICE OF SYRIAN OPPOSITION IN EXILE DIES AT 47


Fadwa Suleiman, Actress and Voice of Syrian Opposition in Exile, Dies at 47... READ MORE

18th August, 2017 1174

PRESIDENT BASHAR AL-ASSAD ADVISOR SAYS SYRIA WAR NEARING ITS END


Washington also has a garrison in the southeast Syrian desert, near a strategic highway border crossing with Iraq, to train local rebels to battle Islamic State... READ MORE

18th August, 2017 0

SYRIAN ARMY ENCIRCLES ISLAMIC STATE IN CENTRAL SYRIA ADVANCE


Driving Islamic State militants out of that pocket would reduce pressure on the road... READ MORE

18th August, 2017 79

ASSAD'S MARCH EAST COMPOUNDS WEST'S SYRIA DILEMMA


A Western-backed Syrian rebel with detailed knowledge of the area said Deir al-Zor would be a tough prospect... READ MORE

17th August, 2017 262

SYRIA'S WHITE HELMETS PROTEST AGAINST KILLINGS OF RESCUE WORKERS


US state department spokeswoman Heather Nauert condemned the attack, describing the White Helmets volunteers as heroes ... READ MORE

14th August, 2017 530

FIGHTERS, REFUGEES, LEAVE LEBANON ENCLAVE FOR SYRIA


American soldiers stand near armoured fighting vehicles contributed by the U.S. government to the Lebanese army at Beirut's port, Lebanon, August 14, 2017... READ MORE

14th August, 2017 84

ANALYSIS | THE VIOLENCE IN CHARLOTTESVILLE CAN'T BE BLAMED ON A FOREIGN POWER


Charlottesville, Virginia -- a college town about two hours from Washington -- is usually far off America's national radar... READ MORE

14th August, 2017 3490

SYRIA'S ASSAD HAS BECOME AN UNEXPECTED ICON OF THE FAR RIGHT IN AMERICA


Such hopes were also based on the backing Assad had received from some far-right politicians in Europe... READ MORE

13th August, 2017 8052

SYRIA INVESTIGATOR DEL PONTE SAYS ENOUGH EVIDENCE TO CONVICT ASSAD OF WAR CRIMES


Syria investigator del Ponte says enough evidence to convict Assad of war crimes SonntagsZeitung... READ MORE

13th August, 2017 1030

SEVEN WHITE HELMETS MEDICS KILLED IN SYRIA'S IDLIB


Gunmen stormed the Sarmin office of the Syrian paramedic group that is active in opposition-controlled areas... READ MORE

12th August, 2017 6556

HEZBOLLAH STEERS LEBANON CLOSER TO SYRIA, STRAINING EFFORTS TO STAY NEUTRAL


Lebanon's relationship with Syria has for decades set rival Lebanese against each other... READ MORE

11th August, 2017 81

SYRIAN ARMY POUNDS REBEL-HELD DAMASCUS SUBURB, SAY ACTIVISTS


BEIRUT -- Syrian opposition activists say government warplanes have bombed a suburb of the capital, Damascus, where President Bashar Assad's forces are fighting insurgents... READ MORE

8th August, 2017 0

VETERAN PROSECUTOR TO QUIT UN SYRIA HUMAN RIGHTS PROBE


Carla del Ponte said a lack of political backing from the UN Security Council had made the job impossible... READ MORE

7th August, 2017 1997

WAR-CRIMES PROSECUTOR FRUSTRATED AT UN INACTION QUITS PANEL ON SYRIA


War-Crimes Prosecutor, Frustrated at U.N. Inaction, Quits Panel on Syria... READ MORE

7th August, 2017 301

SYRIA INVESTIGATOR DEL PONTE QUITS, BLAMES U.N. SECURITY COUNCIL FOR LACK OF BACKING


Del Ponte's departure leaves only two commissioners, Brazil's Paulo Pinheiro and Karen Koning AbuZayd from the United States... READ MORE

7th August, 2017 1

SAUDI ARABIA STILL SEES NO ROLE FOR ASSAD IN SYRIAN TRANSITION


The Saudi Foreign Ministry denied media reports that Saudi Arabia was considering a political transition with a first phase in which Assad will stay in power... READ MORE

6th August, 2017 1514

SYRIA INVESTIGATOR DEL PONTE QUITS, BLAMING U.N. SECURITY COUNCIL


Her departure will leave only two commissioners, Brazilian human rights expert Paulo Sergio Pinheiro, and Karen Koning AbuZayd from the United States... READ MORE

6th August, 2017 2213

AFTER SANCTIONS, TILLERSON MAY FIND RUSSIA TALKS AN UPHILL CLIMB


In retaliation, Moscow has ordered Washington to cut 755 of its 1,200 embassy and consulate staff in Russia and is seizing two U.S. diplomatic properties there... READ MORE

6th August, 2017 725

SYRIAN ARMY TAKES LAST IS-HELD TOWN IN HOMS


Syrian state news agency SANA reported earlier on Saturday that the army was advancing into al-Sukhna from three directions... READ MORE

5th August, 2017 201

AN ESTIMATED 2,000 ISLAMIC STATE FIGHTERS REMAIN IN RAQQA, SYRIA


Islamic State is also fighting the forces of Syrian President Bashar Assad, who is backed by Russian air power and Iranian-backed militias... READ MORE

5th August, 2017 0

NO COORDINATION BETWEEN LEBANON AND SYRIAN ARMIES AGAINST IS


The presence of Islamic State and Nusra Front militants in pockets on Lebanon's border is the biggest military spillover into the country from Syria's civil war... READ MORE

5th August, 2017 252

ABOUT 2,000 ISLAMIC STATE FIGHTERS REMAIN IN SYRIA'S RAQQA


About 2,000 Islamic State fighters remain in Syria's Raqqa U.S. envoy... READ MORE

5th August, 2017 96

HEZBOLLAH SAYS WILL JOIN FIGHT ON ISLAMIC STATE ON LEBANESE BORDER


Hezbollah has been a key ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad during the six-year conflict, fighting alongside the Syrian army against rebels including hardline Sunni Islamists... READ MORE

4th August, 2017 291

Trending News Headlines : Bashar Al-assad

TRUMP ENDS COVERT CIA PROGRAM TO ARM ANTI-ASSAD REBELS IN SYRIA, A MOVE SOUGHT BY MOSCOW


Just three months ago, after the United States accused Assad of using chemical weapons, Trump launched retaliatory airstrikes against a Syrian air base... READ MORE

20th July, 2017 85816

U.S., RUSSIA REACH DEAL ON SYRIA CEASE-FIRE


A Syrian rebel fighter stands behind a window in a heavily damaged neighbourhood of Daraa, in southern Syria, on April 2, 2017... READ MORE

7th July, 2017 20379

PUTIN SAYS HE THINKS TRUMP 'AGREED' WITH ASSURANCES THAT RUSSIA DID NOT INTERFERE IN U.S. ELECTIONS


Putin on Saturday said Trump asked many questions about Russian interference during their closed-door talks on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit... READ MORE

8th July, 2017 11479

TRUMP SAYS DISCUSSED FORMING CYBER SECURITY UNIT WITH PUTIN


I strongly pressed President Putin twice about Russian meddling in our election... READ MORE

9th July, 2017 10757

'WE'RE BAD DAY AWAY FROM RUSSIANS ASKING, 'WHY ARE YOU STILL IN SYRIA?' - TOP US COMMANDER


'We're bad day away from Russians asking, 'Why are you still in Syria?' - top US commander -- RT America... READ MORE

24th July, 2017 9473

TRUMP ENDS CIA ARMS SUPPORT FOR ANTI-ASSAD SYRIA REBELS


Trump ends CIA arms support for anti-Assad Syria rebels U.S. officials... READ MORE

20th July, 2017 8364

UNDER TRUMP NEW SYRIA FORCE QUICKLY LOST CIA BACKING


But by late 2015 the Russian military offensive in Syria was focusing squarely on the C.I.A.-backed fighters battling Syrian government troops... READ MORE

3rd August, 2017 7528

TRUMP ENDS COVERT AID TO SYRIAN REBELS TRYING TO TOPPLE ASSAD


The program also sought to bolster so-called moderate rebels against extremist factions like the Syrian affiliate of Al Qaeda... READ MORE

20th July, 2017 6468

US WARNS SYRIA OVER 'POTENTIAL' PLAN FOR CHEMICAL ATTACK


If, however, Mr Assad conducts another mass murder attack using chemical weapons, he and his military will pay a heavy price... READ MORE

27th June, 2017 3676

DONALD TRUMP IS RECKLESS ON SYRIA. IT'S HIS MOST DANGEROUS FOREIGN POLICY FOLLY.


Much of the American news media hailed the Syrian missile attack as Trump's finest hour... READ MORE

26th June, 2017 2934

U.S. HAS SEEN CHEMICAL WEAPONS ACTIVITY IN SYRIA, PENTAGON SAYS


President Barack Obama offered detailed explanations about his deliberations on how to respond when Mr. Assad used chemical weapons to kill 1,400 people in 2013... READ MORE

28th June, 2017 2684

FRANCE'S MACRON SAYS SEES NO LEGITIMATE SUCCESSOR TO SYRIA'S ASSAD


Security Council resolutions negotiated between Syria's warring parties with the United Nations in Geneva... READ MORE

21st June, 2017 2587

U.S. WOULD CONSIDER NO-FLY ZONE IN SYRIA IF RUSSIA AGREES


As the fight against Islamic State winds down, Tillerson said Russia has a special responsibility to ensure Syria's stability... READ MORE

6th July, 2017 1988

PARTIAL CEASEFIRE DEAL REACHED IN SYRIA, IN TRUMP'S FIRST PEACE EFFORT


The recent history of the Syrian civil war is littered with ceasefires and it would be nice ..... READ MORE

8th July, 2017 1906

TRUMP AND PUTIN TO MEET FACE TO FACE FOR FIRST TIME


US President Donald Trump is to meet his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, for the first time at a G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany... READ MORE

7th July, 2017 1805

RUSSIA SEES GROWING ACCEPTANCE OF ASSAD AS KEY TO SYRIA TALKS


Borodavkin said the success of such a unified delegation would depend on its willingness to compromise with Assad's team... READ MORE

15th July, 2017 1761

HEZBOLLAH AND SYRIAN ARMY LAUNCH ATTACK ON BORDER AREA


Hezbollah's al-Manar TV said fighters were being targeting in Arsal and in areas near the Syrian town of Fleita... READ MORE

21st July, 2017 1740

EXCLUSIVE RUSSIAN LOSSES IN SYRIA JUMP IN 2017 REUTERS ESTIMATES SHOW


According to multiple sources, Russian private military contractors are secretly deployed in Syria under command of a man nicknamed Wagner... READ MORE

2nd August, 2017 1675

AT HISTORIC ALEPPO HOTEL, NOSTALGIA FOR A SYRIA LOST


A view shows the interior of the Baron Hotel in Aleppo, Syria July 14, 2017... READ MORE

30th July, 2017 1565

AIR STRIKES KILL 10 IN SYRIA'S EASTERN GHOUTA


The assault took place in the Eastern Ghouta region, which has been partially besieged by the Syrian government since 2013... READ MORE

16th July, 2017 1560

DONALD TRUMP GOT ASKED ABOUT HIS POSITION ON HEZBOLLAH. HIS ANSWER WASN'T REASSURING


Hezbollah was a menace from within to the Lebanese people and the region, Mr Trump added... READ MORE

26th July, 2017 1550

CRITICS SAY U.S. IS SLEEPWALKING INTO WIDER ROLE IN SYRIA


Recently, the United States has shot down a Syrian warplane and downed two Iranian-made drones that were nearing American-backed troops... READ MORE

24th June, 2017 1519

U.S. PREPARED TO HOLD JOINT OPERATIONS WITH RUSSIA IN SYRIA, TILLERSON SAYS


Trump plans to meet Friday with Russian President Vladi-mir Putin outside a Group of 20 summit that both are attending in Hamburg... READ MORE

6th July, 2017 1444

TRUMP 'ENDS CIA ARMS PROGRAMME FOR REBELS'


US President Donald Trump has ended the CIA's clandestine programme to provide weapons and supplies to Syrian rebel groups, officials have said... READ MORE

20th July, 2017 1367

DEADLY CAR BOMBING KILLS SYRIAN CIVILIANS IN IDLIB


Idlib is controlled by armed groups, including al-Qaeda-linked fighters, who are at odds with both the Syrian government and ISIL, also known as ISIS... READ MORE

25th June, 2017 1358

FM CALLS FOR MORE EFFORTS TO SOLVE REFUGEE CRISIS IN MIDEAST


Wang made the remarks at a press conference after meeting with his Lebanese counterpart Gebran Bassil in Beirut during an one-day visit to Lebanon... READ MORE

25th June, 2017 1337

DOWNING OF DRONES IN SYRIA THREATENS TO DRAW U.S., IRAN FURTHER INTO WAR


U.S. aircraft have also attacked ground forces around a coalition outpost in southeastern Syria... READ MORE

21st June, 2017 1229

ARSAL: HEZBOLLAH, JABHAT FATEH AL-SHAM AGREE CEASEFIRE


Hezbollah has been calling for talks in order to reach a settlement... READ MORE

27th July, 2017 1070

GLOBAL WATCHDOG CONFIRMS NERVE AGENT USED IN APRIL ATTACK ON SYRIAN CIVILIANS


Report comes as Washington warns Syria once again not to use chemical weapons... READ MORE

30th June, 2017 1063

NO DEAL ON DE-ESCALATION ZONES IN SYRIA TALKS


Russia No deal on de-escalation zones in Syria talks... READ MORE

5th July, 2017 1052


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