Bashar al-Assad

Kerry Visits UAE, Accuses Assad Of Stonewalling Syria TalksU.S. Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to Abu Dhabi Monday for discussions with Emirati officials on the deteriorating situation in Syria, nuclear talks with Iran and the Middle East peace process.
Car Bomb Kills Politician, 4 Others In LebanonThe powerful car bomb targeted prominent pro-Western government official, say Lebanese security forces.
Syrian Dictator Jokes He Should Have Won Nobel Peace PrizeSyrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, who is heading a brutal crackdown against protesters, said he should have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
McCain Accuses Putin Of Corruption In Opinion PieceIn an opinion piece for a Russian newspaper, Republican Sen. John McCain slammed President Vladimir Putin accusing him of corruption, repression and self-serving rule of the country.
Gates, Panetta Question Obama's Syria Strategy President Barack Obama's first two defense secretaries on Tuesday night questioned his Syria strategy and said they would have told him not to seek Congress' approval for a strike on President Bashar Assad's forces.
Biden Visits Anti-War Democrats Amid 'Sensitive' Syria Situation Vice President Joe Biden is heading into the belly of Democrats' anti-war opposition, venturing into a politically influential heartland state for the first time since President Barack Obama publicly endorsed a possible military strike on Syria.
In US Arsenal, Lessons For Syria Chemical Weapons Three decades after the United States started destroying its own chemical weapons, the nation's stockpile stands at more than 3,000 tons — about three times what the U.S. now says Syrian President Bashar Assad controls.
Syrian Rebels Reject Russia's Chemical Weapon ProposalAn umbrella opposition group fighting against Syrian President Bashar Assad has rejected Russia's proposal which would see the regime hand over control of the chemical weapons.
Putin Says He Could Support Syria StrikeRussia President Vladimir Putin said Russia "doesn't exclude" supporting a U.N. resolution on punitive military strikes if chemical weapons were used in Syria.
UN: 5 Million Displaced Inside Syria International aid to Syrians uprooted by civil war is a "drop in the sea" of what is needed, a top U.N. official said Monday, estimating that five million Syrians have been displaced inside the country.
McCain: Assad 'Euphoric' About Obama's Decision To Seek Congressional ApprovalSpeaking on Sunday’s “Face the Nation,” Sen. John McCain stated that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his regime are “euphoric” about President Obama’s announcement seeking congressional authorization for military action.
Obama on Syria: Looking at Possibility of 'Limited Narrow Act'On Friday, President Barack Obama said that he has not made a final decision regarding whether or not the United States will attack Syria, but that they are contemplating a "limited narrow act."
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