Bashar Assad

A picture taken on Aug. 15, 2014, shows a general view of damaged buildings in Mleiha on the outskirts of the capital Damascus. (credit: LOUAI BESHARA/AFP/Getty Images)

Syrian News Agency’s #SummerInSyria Social Media Campaign Backfires

This is not the way to get a social media campaign started.


Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday the U.S. and China must work together to stave off a global catastrophe from climate change. He appealed for greater cooperation between the two world powers despite strains between them over cyber theft and maritime security. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Kerry Warns Mideast Nations Against Taking Military Action In Iraq

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned Mideast nations on Wednesday against taking new military action in Iraq that might heighten sectarian divisions, after Syria launched airstrikes across the border and Iran flew surveillance drones over the neighboring country.



Virginia State Sen. Pens Letter Praising Syrian President Assad

A Virginia state senator has sent a letter praising Syrian President Bashar Assad.


A man walks amid debris following an air strike by Syrian government forces in Aleppo. (MOHAMMED AL-KHATIEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Activists Say 1,900 Killed In Syria During Peace Talks

United Nations hosted peace talks in Switzerland have nearly stalled.


Secretary of State Kerry shakes hands with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov ahead of Syrian peace talks in Switzerland. (GARY CAMERON/AFP/Getty Images)

Kerry Says Assad Has Lost ‘Legitimacy’ To Govern Syria

At the start of Syrian peace talks, Secretary of State Kerry promises Syria a future without Bashar Assad.


A rebel fighter takes aim at pro-regime forces in Syria's northern city of Aleppo on Sept. 24, 2013. (credit: MAHER HASROOMY/AFP/Getty Images)

US Officials: White House Exploring Use Of Gov’t-Owned Ship To Destroy Syria’s Chemical Weapons In International Waters

Destroying Syria’s deadliest chemical weapons on land would come with vexing diplomatic and security problems as well as environmental issues.


U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday tried to reassure America's Arab friends that the United States will not allow them to be attacked "from outside," in an apparent warning to Iran.  (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Kerry: Iran Not Getting A Nuclear Weapon ‘A Promise By The President Of The US’

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday tried to reassure America’s Arab friends that the United States will not allow them to be attacked “from outside,” in an apparent warning to Iran.


File photo of President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. (Photo by Iliya Pitalev/Host Photo Agency via Getty Images)

Poll: 50 Percent of Americans View Russia Negatively for First Time in 15 Years

The results of a recent poll suggest that the majority of Americans, for the first time in 15 years, view Russia in a negative light.


Vice President Joe Biden greets a small crowd backstage prior to speaking at the 36th Annual Harkin Steak Fry on Sept. 15, 2013 in Indianola, Iowa. (credit: Steve Pope/Getty Images)

Biden Downplays Administration’s Pledge To Use Military Force In Syria

Vice President Joe Biden, speaking to a decidedly anti-war audience in Iowa on Sunday, played down the Obama administration’s pledge to use military force to rid Syria of chemical weapons.


Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Secretary of State John Kerry smile on Sept.13, 2013 as they arrive at the U.N. headquarters in Geneva for high-stakes talks on Syria's chemical weapons. (credit: PHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP/Getty Images)

Kerry To Lavrov: ‘You Want Me To Take Your Word For It?’

The level of distrust between Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov was on full display in Geneva Friday.