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John Kerry Says Confident Syria Ceasefire Can Be Reached, Warns Bashar Al-Assad

NDTV - ‎2 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday he believed a ceasefire deal could still be restored in Syria despite escalating violence and warned President Bashar al-Assad of "repercussions" unless he sticks to the agreement. "The line ...
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'We've had massacres all week': Aleppo on fire again as Assad consigns ceasefire to history

The Guardian - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
“The secretary expressed his deep concern about the deteriorating situation in Aleppo, where the ... regime (of President Bashar al-Assad) continues to escalate the conflict by predominantly targeting innocent civilians and parties to the cessation of ...
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Va. senator travels to Syria, shakes hands with Bashar al-Assad

Washington Post - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
RICHMOND - As a veteran politician, Virginia Sen. Richard H. Black is no stranger to the grip-and-grin. But this was something extraordinary: a handshake with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. A photo of their encounter in Damascus on Thursday zipped ...
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Why Bashar al-Assad, the 'Teflon Don' of the Middle East, Can't Be Touched

Tablet Magazine - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
John Gotti may have once held the title, but the late Gambino crime family boss had nothing on the “Teflon Don” of the Middle East, Bashar Assad. Had Gotti lived to see it, he would be astounded by how easily the two-bit head of a Syrian crime family ...
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How Isil colluded with Assad to make $40ma month in oil deals - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
The Syrian government cut deals with Islamic State to help the jihadists earn more than $40 million a month from the sale of oil, documents recovered from a US and British raid on a key commander have revealed.
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Europe flip flops on Bashar Al Assad's future

The National - ‎Apr 20, 2016‎
In conversations, European officials will strenuously deny that the European Union's attitude towards Bashar Al Assad has changed.
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Steven Sotloff's family sues Syrian government because 'Bashar al-Assad supported ISIS jihadis'

Daily Mail - ‎Apr 20, 2016‎
The family of Steven Sotloff is suing Syria in a U.S. court, claiming the government of President Bashar al-Assad provided support to ISIS militants who carried out the gruesome beheading.

Are Syria's Alawites turning their backs on Assad?

Al-Monitor - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
Earlier this month, The Telegraph news daily and the BBC website published excerpts from a document they said was prepared by religious Alawite leaders claiming the sect is dissociating itself from the Syrian regime and from President Bashar al-Assad, ...
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What Ceasefire? Assad and Russia Are Gearing Up to Seize Syria's Second-Largest City

VICE News - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
More than 100 people have reportedly been killed over the past week in Aleppo, Syria's second-largest city, and it appears that forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad plan to soon mount an offensive there, a move that would shatter what's ...

Top official: Iran to continue backing Bashar al-Assad

Trend News Agency - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
A top adviser to Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has vowed support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government. "Bashar al-Asad was elected as Syrian president two years ago. He must complete his seven-year term as president," ...
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As bombs fall, Aleppo asks: 'where are the Americans?' - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
Recovering in Turkey after a deadly air strike on a hospital in Aleppo, all that Abu Abdu Tebyiah could think about was the six children he had been forced to leave behind.
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Iran offered Syrian president Assad and his family asylum: report

i24news - ‎Apr 23, 2016‎
Iran offered Syrian president Bashar al-Assad and his family asylum in the Islamic Republic, from where he could continue to command his military campaign in Syria, Lebanon's al-Mayadeen news reported Saturday.

Parents Sue Assad for Sons Beheading by ISIS

Daily Beast - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
Yes, there are researchers and analysts who believe that the links between Assad and the zealots who want to replace him with a self-annointed religious ruler have never been fully appreciated.

ISIS's Revenues include Sales of Oil to the al-Assad Regime

Huffington Post - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
According to documents retrieved in the raid of Abu Sayyaf's Deir ez-Zor hideout and now viewed by the Wall Street Journal, the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad entered into multimillion-dollar oil deals with ISIS. According to Newsweek, this sale of ...
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Saving Assad

The Indian Express - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
Israel would like nothing better than to see Assad replaced. But the situation became complex as the regime in Damascus would, in all likelihood, be replaced by extremist Salafist groups like the IS or al-Nusra front. The cure would be worse than the ...

Bashar al-Assad e Estado Islâmico “estão a cooperar há vários anos”

Expresso - ‎16 hours ago‎
O autoproclamado Estado Islâmico (Daesh) e o regime sírio de Bashar al-Assad mantêm negociações secretas há vários anos para definirem ações no campo de batalha, tendo cooperado quanto à cidade antiga de Palmira, de onde os batalhões do Daesh ...
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Former Obama Adviser: We Should Have Just Bombed Syria When We Had The Chance

Daily Caller - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
Syria's President Bashar al-Assad speaks during an interview with Russia's RIA new agency, in Damascus, Syria in this handout file picture provided by SANA on March 30, 2016.

BBC 'Treats Assad Better Than the EU': Analysis

Newsweek - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
Bashar al-Assad Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, March 30, 2016. How does the world see him? Syria Reuters/Sana/Handout/Reuters.
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Kerry waarschuwt Assad voor gevolgen bij uitblijven wapenstilstand Aleppo - ‎4 hours ago‎
"Het is fysiek onmogelijk voor Assad om een veilig gebied te creëren als er onopgeloste kwesties in de oorlog zijn." De VN houdt woensdag een spoedvergadering over de situatie in Aleppo. In de afgelopen tien dagen zijn er meer dan 250 doden gevallen in ...