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Topic - Bashar Assad
Syrian President Bashar Assad is set to be sworn in for his third seven-year term in office, local media reported.
President Obama is asking Congress to approve $500 million to intensify support for "moderate" and "appropriately vetted" Syrian rebels in the context of a $1.5 billion Syrian regional stability initiative.
Barack Obama has asked Congress for $500 million to train and arm rebels of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) who seek to overthrow the government.
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant marched across eastern Syria near the border with Iraq on Thursday, seizing towns, villages and the country's largest oil field as rival rebel factions gave up the fight, activists said.
Governments in the Mideast and Africa, in desperate efforts to gain battlefield ground, are using barrel bombs against their enemies, launching the cheap, quickly manufactured weapons as a crude counter to roadside blasts and suicide explosions that insurgents have deployed for years.
President Obama announced another foreign-policy plan this week, telling our adversaries when and under what circumstances the United States will use its forces abroad.
A Hezbollah military commander wanted by the FBI was killed in Syria while fighting alongside President Bashar Assad's forces against rebels trying to overthrow him, Lebanese security officials said Wednesday.
Lebanese troops moved to subdue a crowd of frenzied Syrian voters who tried to storm their embassy in Beirut to vote for President Bashar Assad as expat balloting started in Syria's presidential election.
President Barack Obama said Wednesday the U.S. will increase assistance to the Syrian opposition, opening the way for the likely training and possibly equipping of moderate rebels fighting to oust leader Bashar Assad.
A Virginia state senator has sent a letter praising Syrian President Bashar Assad.
President Barack Obama may soon sign off on a project to train and equip moderate Syrian rebels, in an open move that would significantly boost U.S. support to forces who have been asking for three years for military help in their quest to oust President Bashar Assad, administration officials said Tuesday.
A mortar shell struck a large tent in southern Syria where supporters of President Bashar Assad had gathered for election campaigning, killing at least 21 people and wounding scores, opposition activists said Friday.
Syrian refugees in Lebanon lack access to specialized medical care such as dialysis and cancer treatment, forcing some to risk their lives to return to their war-ravaged country for health care, according to a report by Amnesty International released Wednesday.
He began as a local hero on the soccer field, playing for the most popular team of his home city Homs and rising toward national stardom across Syria. But when the uprising against President Bashar Assad began, Abdelbaset Sarout left all of it to lead peaceful protests, rallying thousands to demand Assad leave power.
The death toll in Syria's three-year conflict has exceeded 160,000, an activist group said Monday, a harrowing figure that reflects the country's relentless bloodletting that appears no closer to a resolution.