More Bashar Assad Articles

  • Editorial cartoon: Back, reptile

    Cartoon by Steve Breen/Creators Syndicate.

  • France rules out Assad as partner in terror fight

    PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande has ruled out an international partnership with Syria's leader to fight against the Islamic State group, saying any alliance with Bashar Assad would play into the militants' hands. In a wide-ranging speech Thursday to international ambassadors,...

  • Does Syria's air defense system work?

    The Pentagon's top spokesman Wednesday suggested that Syria's sophisticated air defense system didn't pick up U.S. forces entering its air space during a failed mission to rescue James Foley and other prisoners.

  • White House: No chance of working with Bashar Assad to fight ISIS

    "As a matter of U.S. policy, we have not recognized Assad as the leader in Syria," White House spokesman Josh Earnest said. "There are no plans to change that policy and there are no plans to coordinate with the Assad regime."

  • Syria welcomes U.S. help to fight ISIS, but on its terms

    For now, the Obama administration is fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in Iraq, but not Syria. But the administration seems to be suggesting it's open to the possibility.

  • Watchdog: Syria's chemical weapons destroyed

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — The organization charged with overseeing the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons program says the most crucial part of its operation has been completed. The Organization for the Prohibition for Chemical Weapons said Tuesday that an operation carried out aboard U.S. vessel...

  • Why get involved in Iraq, but not Syria? It's complicated, Obama says

    President Obama has gotten defensive over his decision to conduct airstrikes in Iraq and provide weapons to allied factions there but not in Syria.

  • On arming Syrian rebels, Clinton was against it before she was for it (and the anti-war crowd isn't happy)

    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would like you to think that she is now at odds with the White House over how best to resolve the crises in Iraq and Syria.

  • Syria president reappoints prime minister amid war

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad reappointed premier Wael al-Halqi to form a new government Sunday following presidential elections in which he won a new seven-year term in office, the country's state-run news agency said. SANA said Assad issued a decree tasking al-Halqi to...



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