President Bashar Assad

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukri (2R) gestures during a meeting of foreign ministers at the headquarters of the Arab League in the Egyptian capital Cairo on Sept. 7, 2014. (credit: MOHAMED EL-SHAHED/AFP/Getty Images)

Arab League Agrees To Take Urgent Measures To Combat ISIS

The Arab League agreed Monday to take urgent measures to combat extremists like the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria as one of its suicide bombers killed 16 people at a meeting of Sunni tribal fighters and security troops in Iraq.

09/08/2014

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)

Assad’s Forces Carrying Out Dozens Of Airstrikes Against ISIS In Syria

As the U.S. military strikes ISIS militants in Iraq, Syrian President Bashar Assad’s forces have significantly stepped up their own campaign against militant strongholds in Syria, carrying out dozens of airstrikes against the group’s headquarters in the past two days.

08/19/2014

The U.S. and other nations supporting the Syrian opposition agree that President Bashar Assad's planned presidential election is a "farce" and are prepared to redouble efforts to support the Syrian opposition, Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday.  (credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Kerry: Syrian Presidential Election A ‘Farce’

The U.S. and other nations supporting the Syrian opposition agree that President Bashar Assad’s planned presidential election is a “farce” and are prepared to redouble efforts to support the Syrian opposition, Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday.

05/15/2014

Syrian government forces search the rubble left behind after rebels blew up a luxury hotel that was being used as an army base in the city of Aleppo. (Getty Images)

Syrian Rebels Level Historic Hotel In Aleppo

The luxury hotel in the historic heart of Aleppo was being used as a base by Syrian government forces.

05/08/2014

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is ramping up criticism of Syrian President Bashar Assad, calling him a "one-man super-magnet for terrorism" who could be responsible for the disintegration of Syria.(LOUAI BESHARA/AFP/Getty Images)

Kerry: Syria’s Assad A ‘One-Man Super-Magnet For Terrorism’

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is ramping up criticism of Syrian President Bashar Assad, calling him a “one-man super-magnet for terrorism” who could be responsible for the disintegration of Syria.

01/23/2014

A rebel fighter in the northern Syrian city of Allepo. (MOHAMMED WESAM/AFP/Getty Images)

500 Reported Killed In Rebel Infighting In Syria

Rebel-on-rebel clashes have overshadowed the fight against president Bashar Assad.

01/11/2014

File photo of Syrian President Bashar Assad. (credit: LOUAI BESHARA/AFP/Getty Images)

Assad Invokes 9/11: ‘You’re Going To Pay The Price If You’re Not Wise Dealing With Terrorists’

Syrian President Bashar Assad warned the United States that it could face “repercussions” if a military strike is launched.

09/09/2013

Dozens of people opposed to President Barack Obama's call for a U.S. military strike against Syria are picketing outside the White House. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Anti-Syria Protesters Picket Outside White House

Chanting “They say more war; we say no war,” speakers say Saturday’s picket line marks a line Congress should not cross as it prepares to vote on the issue.

09/07/2013

France's prime minister says there's no doubt that the Syrian government carried out a deadly chemical attack against civilians — and that a failure to react would allow President Bashar Assad to launch a similar attack again. (Photo by Antoine Antoniol/Getty Images)

France: Assad Could Strike Again If No One Acts

France’s prime minister says there’s no doubt that the Syrian government carried out a deadly chemical attack against civilians — and that a failure to react would allow President Bashar Assad to launch a similar attack again.

09/04/2013

Sen. John McCain listens during a hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill on Sept. 3, 2013 in Washington. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

McCain Doesn’t Support Senate Resolution to Authorize Military Force Against Syria

Sen. John McCain says he doesn’t support the latest Senate resolution to authorize military force against Syria.

09/04/2013

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