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  • Iranian President Hasan Rouhani, sits in a meeting at the presidency office, in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013. Iran's supreme leader formally endorsed Hasan Rouhani as president Saturday, allowing the moderate cleric to take charge of a country weakened by economic sanctions over its nuclear program. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

    New Iranian president vows support for Assad

    Iran's new president expressed his country's support to Syria's embattled leader Bashar Assad's regime Sunday, saying no force in the world will be able to shake their decades-old alliance.


  • ** FILE ** Syrians inspect houses destroyed by a Syrian forces airstrike in the al-Marjeh neighborhood of Aleppo, Syria, on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, in this citizen journalism image provided by the Aleppo Media Center and  authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting. (AP Photo/Aleppo Media Center)

    Assad regime accuses Syrian rebels of setting fire to oil wells

    Heavy shelling in a neighborhood in the northern city of Aleppo sent civilians fleeing for their lives on Sunday, and the state news agency accused rebels trying to topple the government of setting fire to three oil wells.


  • On Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, Syrians take part in a funeral procession for those killed in a car-bomb explosion at a headquarters of a pro-government militia late Monday in the central Syrian town of Salamiya in Hama province. (AP Photo/SANA)

    Syrian jets bomb rebel-held areas near Damascus

    Syrian warplanes bombed rebel-held areas near Damascus on Thursday as President Bashar Assad's troops battled opposition fighters for control of a strategic road that links the capital with the main airport.


  • This Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows damages after an explosion hit the main gate of the Syrian Interior Ministry in Damascus, Syria. Three bombs collapsed walls in the Syrian Interior Ministry building Wednesday in Damascus, killing several, as rebels fighting to overthrow President Bashar Assad edged closer to the capital, the symbol of his power. (AP Photo/SANA)

    Blast near Damascus kills 16, state media say

    Syria's state news agency said Thursday that a bomb blast near a school in a Damascus suburb killed 16 people, at least half of them women and children.


  • ** FILE ** Syrian President Bashar Assad delivers a speech on Sunday, June 3, 2012, at the parliament in Damascus, Syria. (Associated Press/SANA)

    Russia says Assad losing control, rebels could win

    Syria's most powerful ally, Russia, said Thursday that President Bashar Assad is losing control of his country and the rebels might win the civil war, the first time Moscow has acknowledged the regime is cracking under the force of a powerful rebellion.


  • Residents of Aleppo, Syria, collect their belongings after their home was damaged in heavy fighting between Free Syrian Army fighters and government forces on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Narciso Contreras)

    Syria: 10 killed in mortar attack on school

    A mortar slammed into a ninth-grade classroom in the Damascus suburbs on Tuesday, killing nine students and a teacher, according to state media, as the civil war closed in on President Bashar Assad's seat of power.


  • In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, a Syrian soldier, right, and citizens gather at an alley that was destroyed by two cars bombs, at Jaramana neighborhood, in the suburb of Damascus, Syria, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/SANA)

    Syria: Twin car bombs in Damascus kill 34 people

    Twin suicide car bombs ripped through a Damascus suburb minutes apart on Wednesday, killing at least 34 people, state media said, and rebels claimed they shot down a Syrian air force fighter jet.


  • This photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows a Syrian man helping an injured man at the scene after a blast occurred according to footage and reports shown on State-run Al-Ikhbariya television in the Mazzeh al-Jabal district of the Syrian capital Damascus, Syria, Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. Several people were killed and injured, among them children, Al-Ikhbaria said. (AP Photo/SANA)

    Brother of Syrian parliament speaker assassinated

    Gunmen killed the brother of Syria's parliament speaker as he drove to work in Damascus on Tuesday, the state-run news agency reported, as the international envoy for Syria warned the country could become another Somalia.


  • Brother of Syria’s parliament speaker assassinated

    Gunmen killed the brother of Syria's parliament speaker in a hail of bullets as he drove to work in Damascus on Tuesday, the state news agency said, as the international envoy for Syria warned the country could become another Somalia.


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