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US slaps sanctions on Syria in push for Assad to end...

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The United States on Wednesday imposed new sanctions aimed at cutting off funds for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government and warned that anyone doing...

Syria goes to the polls as new sanctions hit war-ravaged economy

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Syria held a parliamentary election on Sunday, gripped by a collapsing economy and new US sanctions after President Bashar al-Assad clawed back control of...

For buoyant Assad, Syrian war enters tricky phase

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President Bashar al-Assad's path to a final victory in the war in Syria is strewn with diplomatic landmines that will complicate his...

Assad raises prospect of clashes with U.S. forces in Syria

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President Bashar al-Assad raised the possibility of conflict with U.S. forces in Syria if they do not withdraw from the country soon. In...

Foreign powers obstruct more Assad gains in Syria

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Syria's war is reaching a point where President Bashar al-Assad's will not be able to win back much more territory without risking...

Syrian opposition aims for Assad’s removal in Geneva talks

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The Syrian opposition delegation at peace talks in Geneva is aiming for the removal of President Bashar al-Assad and plans to engage...

Syria’s Assad visits Russian air base

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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad visited a Russian air base at Hmeymim in western Syria on Tuesday, his first visit to the base...

After six years, Assad now secure but his country carved up...

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Six years since the start of the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad, he is winning on the battlefield but Syria's civil war...

U.N. resumes Syria aid delivery after attack

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The United Nations appealed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and rebel groups on Thursday to allow aid convoys to enter eastern Aleppo...

UN aims to restart Syria peace talks on March 9

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The United Nations will delay the next round of Syria peace talks by two days to allow the cessation of hostilities in...

Syria’s Assad says he will not negotiate with armed groups

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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad declared on Friday that he would not negotiate with armed groups, appearing to scupper peace talks that Russia...

Syria’s Assad sees long war as Islamic State attacks base

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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said in an interview published on Thursday he expected his country's conflict to be long and difficult but...

Syria’s chemical weapons wild card: chlorine gas

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Chlorine gas attacks in Syria this month, if proven, expose a major loophole in an international deal to remove chemical weapons from...

Syria’s Assad says war turning in his favour

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President Bashar al-Assad said on Sunday that Syria's three-year conflict was at a "turning point" due to his forces' military gains against...

Syrian opposition demands a future without Assad

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Syria's opposition leader laid out his demands for talks on ending his country's civil war, calling for the creation of a transitional...

Thousands of foreigners have fought in Syria

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Between 3,300 and 11,000 fighters from more than 70 nations, including a rising number from Western Europe, have joined the struggle in...

Free Syrian Army says no ceasefire for Geneva peace talks

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The commander of the rebel Free Syrian Army (FSA) said on Tuesday his group would shun a planned peace conference in Switzerland...

Insight: After Assad, Syria democrats learn to fear Qaeda

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When he was agitating for revolution, urging fellow Syrians to rise up against President Bashar al-Assad, Abdullah dreaded the midnight knock at...

Kurds declare an interim administration in Syria

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Ethnic Kurds declared an interim administration in northeastern Syria on Tuesday, further solidifying their geographic and political presence after driving out Islamist...

Syrian opposition resists calls to commit to peace talks

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Syria's opposition in exile resisted calls from Western and Arab countries on Tuesday to commit to attending peace talks, saying they would...

Poll finds Westerners opposed to military intervention in Syria

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Over half of the people surveyed in an international Reuters/Ipsos poll are opposed to foreign military action against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad...

Syria accused of new massacre as U.N. meets

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Syrian troops and militiamen loyal to President Bashar al-Assad stood accused by opponents today of a new massacre of scores of villagers...

At least 30 killed in factional fighting in Syria

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At least 30 people were killed at the weekend in clashes between residents in Homs, a human rights group said, the first...