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Op-Ed: Before striking IS in Syria U.S. should give Assad an ultimatum

The United States is right not to cooperate with President Assad when it comes to combating Islamic State (IS) terrorists in Syria.

Op-Ed: Assessing upcoming US action against IS in Syria

Given the Washington administrations reluctance to deploy "boots on the ground" in the fight against Islamic State, one wonders what kind of a campaign we may see against Islamic State in Syria.

Will the US have an alliance of necessity with Syria's Assad?

Recent comments made by Syria's Foreign Minister, Walid Muallem, suggest that Syria would cooperate with the U.S when it comes to fighting Islamic State forces in that country.

Op-Ed: Assad picks an apt moment to place IS in his crosshairs

Now that the international community is taking action to help Iraq defeat the Islamic State threat to its existence the Syrian regime is simultaneously delegating more of its stretched resources to fighting Islamic State forces in Syria.

Syria's newly sworn-in Assad warns West of backfire

Damascus - President Bashar al-Assad was sworn in Wednesday for a new term, warning Western and Arab governments of the backfire they face for their support of the armed revolt in Syria.

Op-Ed: Assad is no antidote to Islamism

The Syrian regime is trying to re-brand itself as a useful force for security when it comes to confronting the threat Islamists, who have taken root in Iraq and Syria, now pose to western countries.

Op-Ed: Obama wants half a billion to aid Syrian rebels, but why?

Washington, D. C. - Unfortunately, it's far too early to tell whether U.S. President Barack Obama's recent proposal to spend $500 million in support of Syrian rebels will accomplish anything.

Assad easily wins reelection in war-divided Syria

Damascus - Embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was overwhelmingly re-elected in the first presidential vote since civil war broke out three years ago, state-run television said Wednesday.

Syrian regime alleged to still be using chemical weapons

France claims it has "information" which indicates that the Assad government is continuing to use chemical weapons against rebel groups in Syria. Apparently they have carried out nine such attacks in the past two months.

Hezbollah is utilizing new tactics in Syria to avoid casualties

The Lebanese-based Hezbollah militia that is backing Assad in the bloody war in Syria is utilizing new tactics to avoid heavy casualties.

Syria's Assad prepares for re-election; supports Russia in Crimea

Syria's Bashar al-Assad is discreetly preparing to be re-elected for a third-term as president of Syria. He has also voiced his support for Russian premier Putin's intervention into the crisis in Ukraine.

Syria's Assad expects to run again, rejects power deal

Damascus - Syria's President Bashar al-Assad said there is a "significant" chance he will seek a new term and ruled out sharing power with the opposition seeking his ouster, in an exclusive interview with AFP before the Geneva II peace talks.

Syria denies Assad comments reported by Russia news agency

Damascus - The office of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad denied comments attributed to him Sunday by a Russian news agency which quoted him as saying his departure is not up for discussion.

Syria's President Assad in rare mosque appearance: TV

Damascus - Syria's President Bashar al-Assad made a rare appearance on Sunday to attend prayers at a mosque in the capital Damascus, state television reported.

Assad: Foreign powers must stop aiding Syrian rebels

Damascus - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has revealed he is open to peace talks, but says they will not become a reality until foreign nations stop supporting the rebel fighters trying to overthrow him.

With Southern Damascus under siege, clerics permit eating dogs

Muslim clerics in rebel-held southern Damascus have issued a fatwa that permits citizens to eat animals that are typically forbidden to avoid starvation.

Syria's Information Minister: Assad will 'remain in office'

Syria's Information Minister Omran Al-Zohbi has said that Syria's President Bashar al-Assad will remain in office and has the right to run for reelection in 2014 if he wishes to.

Assad: Syria will respect UN chemical weapons resolution

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has told Italian television that his country will respect the United Nations Security Council resolution that mandates the international community's dismantlement of his country's stockpile of chemical weapons.

Assad: Syria has more sophisticated weapons than chemicals

In his latest interview the Syrian president has said that Syria has weapons more sophisticated than its chemical stockpiles which can “blind Israel.”

Assad: I don't rule out possibility of US attack

In an interview with Venezuelan television, Syrian President Assad has said he still doesn't doubt that the U.S. might launch a military strike against his country, even in light of the recent Russian-brokered agreement.

Op-Ed: There is another narrative behind Obama's Syrian objectives

Assad's purported use of chemical weapons against rebel enclaves in Syria is the green light Obama red lined - but is it the cornerstone narrative behind a US military engagement?

Kerry stands firm on Syria: 'It matters here if nothing is done'

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was adamant that the U.S. would move ahead with plans to strike the Syrian government for it's role in using chemical weapons.

Iran's new president declares support for Assad and Hezbollah

Iran's president-elect Hassan Rouhani has reaffirmed his support for Syria's Bashar al-Assad and Iran's proxy the Hezbollah organization in Lebanon.

Syrian opposition proposes truce to Assad for Ramadan

The new head of the Syrian National Coalition, Ahmed Jarba, has offered Syrian President Bashar al-Assad a truce set to last until the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

US Senators: Assad victory threatens US national security

American senators have said in a letter to the US President that Assad's victories over the Syrian opposition threaten the national security of the United States. They accordingly call for the implementation of a no fly zone.

Putin: Rapid Assad departure may leave political vacuum in Syria

The Russian President Vladimir Putin has expressed concerns over the potential political vacuum that may come into fruition in Syria if Assad were to relinquish power.

Syrian opposition: We will fight on until Assad is toppled

The Syrian opposition has said that it will fight on until the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is forced from power. It says this is what needs to be done before any political solution can bring the conflict to an end.

G8 leaders make appeal to Assad's allies

G8 world leaders have called on those allied with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to topple their president, hinting if they could do so there would be a place for them in the new Syria.

Assad to Europe: You will pay price for arming Syrian rebels

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has told Europe that it will pay a price if it arms terrorists fighting in his country.

Israeli defense minister: No interest in Syrian intervention

In the wake of the White House announcement that the Syrian government has definitively used chemical weapons against the rebels, Israel's defense minister claimed Israeli intervention would be counter-productive.
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