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  • Embattled Syrian President Makes Rare Appearance

    Embattled Syrian President Makes Rare Appearance

    Syrian President Bashar Assad made a rare public appearance on Saturday by attending prayers for a key Muslim holiday at a mosque in the capital, Damascus, hours after the US-led coalition carried out new airstrikes against Islamic State group milita...

  • Syrian Raids Kill Eighteen Islamic State Foreign Jihadists

    Syrian Raids Kill Eighteen Islamic State Foreign Jihadists

    Eighteen foreign fighters from the Islamic State, including an American jihadist, were killed in a Syrian air raid on a town near the militant group's main stronghold city of Raqqa in eastern Syria, a human rights monitoring group said on Thursday.

  • Israelis Worry with Syrian al-Qaida on Doorstep

    Israelis Worry with Syrian al-Qaida on Doorstep

    For the first time in the Syrian civil war, al-Qaida fighters are hunkered down on Israel's doorstep, and Israelis in the lush, hilly Golan Heights who have long considered Syrian President Bashar Assad their bitter foe are now worried about somethin...

  • Syrian Rebels Buckling in Face of Jihadis

    Syrian Rebels Buckling in Face of Jihadis

    The Syrian rebels that the US now wants to support are in poor shape, on the retreat from the radical al Qaeda breakaway group that has swept over large parts of Iraq and Syria, with some rebels giving up the fight. It is not clear whether the new US...

  • Nawaz Sharif Leaves on Crucial Two-Day Visit to Iran

    Nawaz Sharif Leaves on Crucial Two-Day Visit to Iran

    Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today left on a crucial two-day visit to Iran, aiming to improve the frayed relations and balance its ties with the neighbouring country and Saudi Arabia.

  • Syria Neighbours Alarmed by Refugee Flow, Want More Aid Access

    Syria Neighbours Alarmed by Refugee Flow, Want More Aid Access

    The four main host countries for Syrian refugees said at a meeting on Sunday that only the wider distribution of aid inside Syria could curb an exodus that is putting huge strains on neighbouring states.

  • Syria Jihadists Seize Daraa Rebel Leader: Monitor

    Syria Jihadists Seize Daraa Rebel Leader: Monitor

    Al-Nusra Front, the Al-Qaeda franchise in Syria, has seized a moderate rebel commander in the southern province of Daraa, a monitoring group said on Sunday.

  • In Assad's coastal heartland, Syria's war creeps closer

    In Assad's coastal heartland, Syria's war creeps closer

    For three years, residents of Syria's Mediterranean provinces have watched from their coastal sanctuary as civil war raging further inland tore the country apart, killing tens of thousands of people and devastating historic cities.

  • Syria war enters fourth year with no end in sight

    Syria war enters fourth year with no end in sight

    Syria's civil war enters a fourth year Saturday, with at least 146,000 people dead, millions more homeless, cities and historical treasures in ruins, the economy devastated and no end in sight.

  • Syria war may last 10 more years: experts

    Syria war may last 10 more years: experts

    The brutal war in Syria could grind on for a decade as Iran and Russia prop up President Bashar al-Assad's regime and jihadist groups flood the battlefield, experts warned Thursday.

  • Syria's Bashar Assad warns Turkey will 'pay dearly' for rebel support

    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad warned Turkey it will "pay dearly" for supporting rebels fighting to overthrow his regime, in an interview broadcast today on Turkish television.

  • US warns of rising threat from al Qaeda in Iraq

    US warns of rising threat from al Qaeda in Iraq

    Top US and Iraqi diplomats warned Thursday of a rising threat in Iraq from al Qaeda, which is carrying out suicide and car bombings with greater frequency nearly two years after US troops withdrew from the country.

  • Bashar Assad attends prayers in Damascus mosque: Syria TV

    Bashar Assad attends prayers in Damascus mosque: Syria TV

    Mortar rounds hit an upscale district of Damascus on Thursday as Syrian state TV broadcast images of President Bashar Assad attending prayers in the capital to mark the start of a Muslim holiday.

  • Latest platform for Syria's president: Instagram

    Latest platform for Syria's president: Instagram

    Syria's embattled president already has a Facebook page, Twitter account and a YouTube channel. Now Bashar Assad is turning to the popular photo-sharing service Instagram in the latest attempt at improving his image as his country burns, posting pict...

  • Al Qaeda's Ayman al-Zawahri calls on Sunnis to fight in Syria

    Al Qaeda's Ayman al-Zawahri calls on Sunnis to fight in Syria

    Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri has urged Sunni Muslims to spare no effort to join the battle in Syria, overthrow President Bashar Assad and set up Islamic rule in the country.

  • Five killed, 50 wounded in Lebanon clashes

    Five people were killed and more than 50 wounded in overnight clashes in Tripoli between Lebanese gunmen backing rival factions in Syria's civil war, doctors and security sources said today.

  • Hezbollah steps up Syria battle, Israel threatens more strikes

    Lebanese Hezbollah militants attacked a Syrian rebel-held town alongside Syrian troops on Sunday and Israel threatened more attacks on Syria to rein the militia in, highlighting the risks of a wider regional conflict if planned peace talks fail.

  • 10 Iraqi policemen killed by militants in attacks on checkpoints

    Militants killed at least 10 Iraqi policemen in a series of attacks on checkpoints in the West of the country on Sunday, police and local officials said.

  • Russia says Iran must take part in proposed Syria talks

    Russia says Iran must take part in proposed Syria talks

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Iran must take part in a proposed international conference to try to end Syria's civil war, but that Western states wanted to limit the participants and possibly predetermine the outcome of the talks.

  • US preserves diplomatic, military options on Syria, says Barack Obama

    US preserves diplomatic, military options on Syria, says Barack Obama

    President Barack Obama said on Thursday he reserved the right to resort to both diplomatic and military options to pressure Syrian President Bashar al-Assad but insisted that US action alone would not be enough to resolve the Syrian crisis.

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