Syrian President Bashar al-Assad

Northwest Syria battles rage after rebel counterattack
Middle East

Northwest Syria battles rage after rebel counterattack

AZAZ, Syria (Reuters) – Battles intensified in northwest Syria on Friday after insurgents mounted an attack to repel an army…
“No more joy in Eid” for Syrians displaced for the holiday once again
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“No more joy in Eid” for Syrians displaced for the holiday once again

HAZANO, Syria (Reuters) – Abu Mohammed lives his life in lists: he lists the places in Syria to which his…
France says signs of Syria chemical attack, but still checking
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France says signs of Syria chemical attack, but still checking

PARIS (Reuters) – France’s foreign minister said on Tuesday there were signs that chemicals had been used in attacks by…
Turkey sends weapons to Syrian rebels facing Russian-backed assault: Syrian sources
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Turkey sends weapons to Syrian rebels facing Russian-backed assault: Syrian sources

Russia is backing the Syrian army’s large aerial and ground assault as it seeks to gain control of the last…
Intense fighting in northwest Syria as army tries to advance
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Intense fighting in northwest Syria as army tries to advance

BEIRUT (Reuters) – The Syrian army has made a small advance into the rebels’ last major stronghold in Syria, a…
Damascus presses Idlib attack, artillery hits Turkish position
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Damascus presses Idlib attack, artillery hits Turkish position

BEIRUT/ANKARA (Reuters) – Syrian government forces and their Russian allies pounded the rebel-held northwest of Syria with air strikes on…
Syria’s Assad: Last man standing amid new Arab uprisings
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Syria’s Assad: Last man standing amid new Arab uprisings

BEIRUT (AP) — It’s Arab Spring, season II, and he’s one of the few holdovers. The last man standing among…
Post-IS Iraq treads fine line as it seeks regional role
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Post-IS Iraq treads fine line as it seeks regional role

Five years after the Islamic State group swept across Iraq, Baghdad is bidding to reclaim its role as a regional…
For Syrians, 8 years of war leaves stories of loss and hope
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For Syrians, 8 years of war leaves stories of loss and hope

BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — War is personal. And in Syria, after eight years of a grinding conflict, there are as…
New Assad statue triggers protest in cradle of Syrian revolt
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New Assad statue triggers protest in cradle of Syrian revolt

AMMAN (Reuters) – Hundreds of Syrians in the southern city of Deraa protested on Sunday at the erection of a…
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