An image taken on May 23, 2013 shows a bullet riddled building in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli. Fighting in Tripoli killed at least six people overnight, as supporters and opponents of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad clashed, a security source said.
They are again using a precondition of President Bashar al-Assad’s resignation and propose forming some ‘government’ under the U.N. aegis
We are again hearing about the precondition that Bashar al-Assad leaves power, and that a government be formed under the auspices of the United Nations.
There is no question that Bashar al-Assad continues to butcher his own people, to take brutal actions as he clings onto power. And there is no question that Hezbollah is assisting him in that effortMore quotes »
Goldberg: How many more 'red lines' must Syria cross?
information" isn't enough to trigger whatever action Obama is -- or was -- contemplating against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad 's regime, but it seems as if the administration won't be able to wish away such evidence forever. (So far, the U.K., France, Read more »
May: Decisions must be made on Syria
leaves it to others -- including those most hostile to America -- to call the shots.Two years ago, Syrians fed up with Bashar al-Assad 's Iranian-aligned dictatorship took to the streets in peaceful protest. Assad responded with brutality. Before long, a civil Read more »
Rubin: John Kerry's 'big' Syria offer is woefully lacking
medical aid and MREs, those ready-to-eat-meals used as field rations for American soldiers.Biscuits and Band-Aids to combat Bashar al-Assad 's Scuds.The Rome meeting was supposed to be a high point of Kerry's first overseas tour, aimed at enhancing the credibility Read more »
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Is Assad really winning?
two years of crowing that the end of Bashar al-Assad was nigh, the official and popular perceptions in the United States and Europe of the Syrian president's staying power have shifted dramatically. There's a new narrative taking hold, fueled by both media 7:46 AM from Foreign Policy | Passport Read more »
Syrian Government willing to attend peace conference: Russia
has shielded President Bashar al-Assad’s during the more than two-year-old conflict, opposing sanctions, delivering arms and blocking three Western-backed UN Security Council resolutions Moscow: Russia said on Friday the Syrian government had agreed in principle 7:00 AM from MSN India Read more »
Russia Says Syria Government Agrees In Principle To Conference
Foreign Ministry says Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government has agreed in principle to attend an international peace conference in Geneva proposed by Russia and the United States. However, ministry spokesman Aleksandr Lukashevich said on May 24 that 5:40 AM from Radio Free Europe Read more »
Syrian state media: Rebels attack prison in north
Syrian Army inspects the damaged buildings after what activists said was shelling by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in Al-Tarrab neighborhood near Aleppo International airport May 20, 2013. REUTERS/Nour Kelze BEIRUT: Syria's state media 5:29 AM from Lebanon Daily Star Read more »
Turkish PM sues opposition leader for one million in compensation
People’s Party leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu following the main opposition head’s remarks likening him to the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Kılıçdaroğlu had compared the two leaders in a recent meeting of the European Parliament’s Progressive Alliance of Socialists 4:27 AM from Hurriet Daily News Read more »