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Jihadists cut down 150-year-old tree they say locals worshipped

Idlib - The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has been attracting a great deal of attention in the press as of late, and not for reasons the jihadist group would hope.

Kerry claims Assad re-election will extend war in Syria

U.S Secretary of State John Kerry has claimed that if Bashar al-Assad is re-elected next year as President of Syria that would in turn see to the continuation of the war raging in Syria.

Op-Ed: Assad's consistent ambiguity on Syria's chemical weapons

On one hand the Syrian President dismisses and trivializes any real significance regarding the surrender of his chemical weapons. On the other he describes it as a serious blow to morale and Syria's regional standing. Is he not contradicting himself?

Syrian rebels launch offensive against Syrian military bases

Syrian rebels from the Free Syrian Army, and an Islamist brigade, have launched a fresh assault on two military bases in an attempt to capture them.

Assad slams US, Israeli use of radioactive, chemical weapons

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, whose forces likely targeted civilians with chemical weapons during a two-year civil war which has claimed more than 100,000 lives, lashed out at the US and Israel for their recent use of radioactive and chemical weapons.

Op-Ed: Kerry's mistake forces Obama administration to consider diplomacy

As has been pointed out repeatedly, recent events seem fatalistic in their orientation toward demonstrating the hypocrisy of the Obama administration.

Russia urges Syria to give up chemical weapons to avoid strike

Moscow - Russia has asked Syria to surrender all its chemical weapons to "International control" in order to avoid US military strikes and then to have them all destroyed.

Bashar al-Assad denies using chemical weapons in CBS interview

In an interview with CBS, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has denied using chemical weapons. The full interview done by Charlie Rose is set to air on Monday.

Op-Ed: When criminals are the police

What happens when the world's criminal elite double as its police force? Recent events have provided a good opportunity to observe.

Syrian army capture strategic northern town

The Syrian army has managed to capture the northern town of Ariha after heavy fighting. The recent gain by the Syrian army comes amidst a possible western led strike on the Syrian government in response to it's alleged role in using chemical weapons.

Op-Ed: Is the US endorsing a war in Syria based on another WMD lie?

Damascus - Recent allegations of chemical weapons use by the Syrian government that reportedly killed hundreds, especially women and children, has finally propelled the US to act despite lack of solid political support from Americans.

Syrian rebels make advances into government stronghold

Syrian rebels made advances in the province of Latakia, a known stronghold of Bashar al-Assad's regime. Rebels mainly belonging to the Free Syrian Army had managed to capture four villages before Syrian troops regained one of them.

Assad says he can crush Syrian rebellion with iron fist

Damascus - More than two years into Syria’s civil war, President Bashar al-Assad proclaimed that he has the ability to crush the Syria rebellion with an iron fist, according to reports.

Syrian troops push into Damascus rebel held district

Syrian troops advanced into a rebel held district on the edges of Damascus today as they pushed on with an offensive looking to reclaim areas near the capitol.

Op-Ed: Iranian Election Apathy

Don't believe the post-Iranian election hype: Nothing's going to change with Rouhani in charge after Ahmadinejad leaves office. Despite the fanfare over Rouhani’s election win, there’s really nothing to look forward to in regard to Iran’s future.

Chemical weapons used in Syria — UN Report

Damascus - UN human rights inspectors say they have “reasonable grounds” to believe that the organisation have uncovered evidence of chemical weapons usage in Syria, although they have not placed the blame on either side.

Senator Menendez issues hawkish bill on Syrian intervention

Seeking US economic and military intervention in Syria's civil war, Senator Menendez (D-NJ) issues the Syria Stabilization Act of 2013.

Senator Leahy: Syrian air defenses 'not as good as were said'

Appearing on NBC's 'Meet The Press,' Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) openly suggested that Syria does not appear to be protected by Russian-made air defense systems, giving a further green light for more Israeli air-strikes.

Op-Ed: Exposing the real Free Syrian Army

Damascus - Throughout the two year civil war that has raged unabated in Syria, the Obama administration has tried very hard to portray the Free Syrian Army as a revolutionary force of freedom and democracy. However, the actual truth is much more frightening.

Syria: Civilian massacre in Jadidat al-Fadel

Reports coming out of Syria indicate that the bodies of at least 566 people have been discovered in the Damascus suburb of Jadidat al-Fadel.

Jihad declared on behalf of Syrian regime

"A national and a religious duty," was what the highest 'official' Sunni Muslim called joining the Syrian Army recently when it issued a decree calling on Syrians to join their government in its battle the rebel opposition.

Op-Ed: Syria -- Sitting on the sidelines

The U.N. Secretary General's recent comments on the Syrian crisis is a reminder of the ineptitude exhibited by that international organization and the international community as a whole.

Op-Ed: Large amounts of Uranium missing from Syrian Stockpile

Large amounts of uranium appear to be missing from Syria’s Mar Al Sultan enrichment facility. It was originally intended to supply uranium to Syria’s Al Kibar nuclear reactor. Iran may be trying to acquire more uranium for its nuclear weapons program.

Defiant Assad addresses Syrians, denounces enemies of the nation

President Bashar al-Assad, appearing at the Opera House in Damascus, gave a rare speech in which he denounced the opposition as "enemies of God and puppets of the West."

Syrian President Assad gives rare TV address

Damascus - The SANA news agency, the state television of Syria, announced that President Bashar al-Assad was going to make a rare TV appearance to address the people.

Op-Ed: Will Syria join Iran in a war against Israel and America?

Analysts believe that Hezbollah and Syria are unlikely to assist Tehran in any military confrontation against Israeli and American forces. Tehran’s proxies’ capability to respond to any Israeli attack has dropped significantly.

UN: Syria death toll tops 60,000

More than 60,000 people have died as a result of nearly two years of fighting between government forces and rebels in Syria, the United Nations claims.

Op-Ed: Another annum for Assad?

Syria's President-for-life Bashar al-Assad may cling to power for a longer period than is being anticipated and speculated.

Op-Ed: Official Opposition

Obama's recent comments about the Syrian opposition makes one ask the following, can the Syrian opposition topple Assad and bring into fruition a democratic Syria?

Op-Ed: American ignorance of Islam results in confused Syria policy

New York - Lack of Western understanding of Islam and of the critical importance between Sunni and Shi’ite Muslims is fueling a disastrous American policy in Syria, as it has elsewhere in the region.
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Hamas and the Assad regime recently had a nasty falling out. Despite providing a safe haven in Damas...
Hamas and the Assad regime recently had a nasty falling out. Despite providing a safe haven in Damascus and millions in funds and weapons to Hamas to wage terrorism against Israel, the terror group has chosen to betray the regime by declaring support for the opposition. In response, the regime evicted Hamas from Syria.
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People carry as they lower the bodies of the five civilian activists, who were killed during what activists said was an ambush, into their graves during their funeral in eastern al-Ghouta, near Damascus November 24, 2013. Fierce fighting to the east of Damascus has killed more than 160 people in the past two days as Syrian rebels struggle to break a months-long blockade by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad
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Bashar Al Assad wrestling with Uncle Sam
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Handshake. Assad and Putin
Handshake. Assad and Putin
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Bashar al-Assad
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People carry as they lower the bodies of the five civilian activists  who were killed during what ac...
People carry as they lower the bodies of the five civilian activists, who were killed during what activists said was an ambush, into their graves during their funeral in eastern al-Ghouta, near Damascus November 24, 2013. Fierce fighting to the east of Damascus has killed more than 160 people in the past two days as Syrian rebels struggle to break a months-long blockade by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad
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Anti-riot police in central Damascus  Jan. 16  2012.
Anti-riot police in central Damascus, Jan. 16, 2012.
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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad
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Bashar al-Assad president of Syria
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Free Syrian Army fighters carry their weapons as they gather in al-Jarba area near the fifth bridge ...
Free Syrian Army fighters carry their weapons as they gather in al-Jarba area near the fifth bridge area on Damascus International Airport Road November 24, 2013.
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File photo: Free Syrian Army fighters stand near a pick-up truck mounted with an anti-aircraft weapon at al-Jarba area near the fifth bridge area on Damascus International Airport Road
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