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Great Britain Offers a Way Out for Syrian President

Great Britain Offers a Way Out for Syrian President

NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) — Britain’s prime minister is telling Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to get out of the country while he still can.Al-Assad appears more determined than ever to stick out the conflict until the bitter end …

Bashar Al-Assad Says He Will Live and Die in Syria

Bashar Al-Assad Says He Will Live and Die in Syria

Sasha Mordovets/Getty Images(MOSCOW) — Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is not going anywhere.In an interview with Russia Today to be broadcast on Friday, he told the TV network, “I’m not puppet, I wasn’t made by the West to go to th…

Syrian President Can’t Trust Most of His Pilots, Former General Alleges

Syrian President Can’t Trust Most of His Pilots, Former General Alleges

Sasha Mordovets/Getty Images(DOHA, Qatar) — President Bashar al-Assad is being hampered by apparent disloyalty, making it more difficult to launch air strikes against rebel targets, a former air force general is alleging.Maj. Gen. Mohammed Fares, now …

Russia Still Resistant to Transitional Government in Syria

Russia Still Resistant to Transitional Government in Syria

ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images(CAIRO) — Russia continues to be a thorn in the side of those seeking a quick resolution to the ongoing conflict in Syria.After talks with the Arab League and Egyptian leaders in Cairo Monday, Russian Foreign Minister…

Syrian Opposition Groups Attempt Unification

Syrian Opposition Groups Attempt Unification

Scott Peterson/Getty Images(DOHA, Qatar) — As the conflict in Syria rages, various opposition groups seeking the ouster of President Bashar al-Assad are meeting in Qatar to build a more united front against their common enemy.One organization not invi…

New Syria Peace Plan Comes from China

New Syria Peace Plan Comes from China

JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images(BEIJING) — China has decided it too wants a shot at trying to find a solution to the 19-month long conflict in Syria between government and rebel forces that shows no signs of ending.On his visit to Beijing Thursday, United…

White House Wants New Opposition Leadership in Syria

White House Wants New Opposition Leadership in Syria

FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images(ZAGREB, Croatia) — The Obama administration not only wants regime change in Syria, it’s also pushing for new leadership for rebels seeking to oust President Bashar al-Assad.Secretary of State Hillary Clinton addressed…

Al Qaeda Chief Urges All Muslims to Oppose Syrian Government

Al Qaeda Chief Urges All Muslims to Oppose Syrian Government

AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — In what could only be described as an ominous turn in the ongoing Syrian conflict, al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has put out a call to arms for all Muslims to take the side of rebel forces.Making his videotaped plea, w…

Quick Cessation of Syrian Ceasefire

Quick Cessation of Syrian Ceasefire

Scott Peterson/Getty Images(DAMASCUS, Syria) — The temporary ceasefire in Syria brokered by the United Nations and Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi was broken before the ink had barely dried on the pact between President Bashar al-Assad’s government …

Ceasefire Now Possible in Syria

Ceasefire Now Possible in Syria

Scott Peterson/Getty ImagesUPDATE: The army has issued a statement agreeing to a “cessation of military operations” from Friday until Monday during Eid al-Adha. But there are three conditions: they reserve the right to respond to “arm…

Syrian War Jets Keep Bombarding Strategic City

Syrian War Jets Keep Bombarding Strategic City

Scott Peterson/Getty Images(DAMASCUS, Syria) — The Syrian military continued its onslaught against rebel forces on Thursday as warplanes struck the strategic city of Maaret al-Numan, leaving dozens dead.
Maaret al-Numan, which was captured last week b…

UN Envoy Warns of Spread of Syria’s Violence

UN Envoy Warns of Spread of Syria’s Violence

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(BEIRUT) — Desperate to forge an agreement that would mean a four-day respite from violence in Syria, the United Nation’s special envoy warned on Wednesday that the 19-month conflict is on the verge of spilling over into the …

UN Envoy Trying to Negotiate Temporary Syrian Ceasefire

UN Envoy Trying to Negotiate Temporary Syrian Ceasefire

ASHRAF SHAZLY/AFP/Getty Images(DAMASCUS, Syria) — Talks are currently underway with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government to observe a four-day ceasefire over the Eid al-Adha Muslim holiday at the end of October that would provide a brief resp…

Syria Denouces Hamas Leader

Syria Denouces Hamas Leader

Sasha Mordovets/Getty Images(DAMASCUS, Syria) — Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime made an unusual condemnation of a longtime ally Tuesday, a further sign of his government’s growing distance from the rest of the world.In an editorial issued by…

Ex-Syrian Prime Minister Accuses Al-Assad of Prolonging War

Ex-Syrian Prime Minister Accuses Al-Assad of Prolonging War

LOUAI BESHARA/AFP/Getty Images(DAMASCUS, Syria) — More questions are being raised about whether Syrian President Bashar al-Assad actually wants a peaceful end to the 19-month conflict with opposition forces in his country.Since his government began cr…

Ex-Syrian Prime Minister Accuses Al-Assad of Prolonging War

Ex-Syrian Prime Minister Accuses Al-Assad of Prolonging War

LOUAI BESHARA/AFP/Getty Images(DAMASCUS, Syria) — More questions are being raised about whether Syrian President Bashar al-Assad actually wants a peaceful end to the 19-month conflict with opposition forces in his country.Since his government began cr…

UN Chief Wants Action from Security Council to End Syrian Conflict

UN Chief Wants Action from Security Council to End Syrian Conflict

SIMON MAINA/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon had a pretty stern message from the international community at the start of the General Assembly Tuesday: fix the situation in Syria or suffer the consequences.With …

UN Chief Wants Action from Security Council to End Syrian Conflict

UN Chief Wants Action from Security Council to End Syrian Conflict

SIMON MAINA/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon had a pretty stern message from the international community at the start of the General Assembly Tuesday: fix the situation in Syria or suffer the consequences.With …

New UN Envoy to Syria Plays Down Talks with Bashar Al-Assad

New UN Envoy to Syria Plays Down Talks with Bashar Al-Assad

ASHRAF SHAZLY/AFP/GettyImages(DAMASCUS, Syria) — Miracles aren’t expected to come out of United Nations-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi’s meeting with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus later this week.Brahimi replaced Kofi Annan, who expr…

New UN Envoy to Syria Plays Down Talks with Bashar Al-Assad

New UN Envoy to Syria Plays Down Talks with Bashar Al-Assad

ASHRAF SHAZLY/AFP/GettyImages(DAMASCUS, Syria) — Miracles aren’t expected to come out of United Nations-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi’s meeting with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus later this week.Brahimi replaced Kofi Annan, who expr…

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