Bahrain says dispute with Qatar is political, accuses it of military escalation

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What did Iran’s president tell Qatar’s emir on Eid al-Fitr?

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Turkey’s Erdogan backs Qatar’s response to list of Arab demands

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Terrorism scourge of this era, says King Salman

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Tag Archives: ASSAD

Macron: Removing Assad no longer priority in Syria

:: France no longer sees the departure of President Bashar al-Assad as a priority in the Syrian conflict, President Emmanuel Macron said Thursday, making the policy official

Air strikes pound southwest Syrian city of Deraa

:: Government air and artillery bombardments hit rebel-held areas of the Syrian city of Deraa, on the border with Jordan, on Tuesday after a two-day ceasefire expired,

UN envoy proposes forming team to draft new Syria constitution

:: As the Geneva talks between Syria’s warring sides continue for a second day on Wednesday, UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura has proposed forming a team

De-escalation zones chance for rebels to ‘reconcile’, says Assad

:: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said that de-escalation zones proposed by his ally Russia were a chance for rebels to “reconcile” with Damascus and drive out ISIS

UN: Syria fighting has decreased but aid remains stalled

:: The United Nations still has “a million questions” about a Syria deal struck last week by Russia, Turkey and Iran, with a reported reduction in the

US-backed forces seize Syria’s Tabqa, dam from ISIS

:: A US-backed alliance of Syrian Arab and Kurdish fighters on Wednesday captured the key city of Tabqa and its nearby dam from ISIS militants, the force

Ex-Nusra fighters to be evacuated from Syrian camp

:: Agreement has been reached to evacuate wounded fighters of the hardline Islamist group formerly known as Nusra Front from Yarmouk, in the southern suburbs of Damascus,

Riad Seif elected head of leading opposition Syrian group

:: Riad Seif, a 70-year-old, Syrian political dissident and prominent businessman, has been elected on Saturday as the head of the leading opposition group Syrian National Coalition,

Following 48-hour delay, Syria evacuees on the move again

Hundreds of frightened Syrian evacuees were on the move again Friday after being blocked for 48 hours at a transit point where a bomber killed dozens of

Why Syria is one thing and Assad is another

Hussein Shobokshi

By : Hussein Shobokshi :: Why did the United States carry out airstrike against Syria? Firstly, the US did not strike Syria as proclaimed by the national

Hopefully it is the beginning of the end for Assad

Eyad Abu Shakra

By : Eyad Abu Shakra :: Forget about fake “nationalist” condemnation and crocodile tears for a doubtful “sovereignty,” since Syria has become nothing but a mailbox where

Working with Assad to do what?

Amir Taheri

By : Amir Taheri :: The recent US missile attack on a Syrian regime air base may or may not have been a turning point in American

Assad remains disastrous, with or without chemical weapons

Mashari Althaydi

By : Mashari Althaydi :: Bashar al-Assad’s regime is more dangerous than any chemical, nuclear or biological weapon. Likewise, Khomeini’s Iran is dangerous with or without nuclear

Before supporting Trump on Syria, what deal is he selling?

Chris Doyle

By : Chris Doyle :: Engaging the administration of US President Donald Trump as an ally, let alone an adversary, has proved challenging. Major question marks hang

Monitor says Syria drops barrel bombs despite US warning; Syria denies

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Syrian government warplanes dropped barrel bombs on rebel-held areas of Hama province on Tuesday, a day after the United States

Tillerson: Russia must choose between Assad and the US

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says Russia must choose between aligning itself with the US and likeminded countries or embracing Syrian President Bashar Assad, Iran and

‘Russia knew Syria chemical attack was coming and attempted a cover-up’

The United States has concluded Russia knew in advance of Syria’s chemical weapons attack last week, a senior U.S. official said Monday. The official said a drone

‘Blood brotherhood’ between Iran and Syria

Turki AlDakhil

By : Turki Aldakhil :: “We are blood brothers with Iran.” This is what the Baathist Syrian foreign minister said after decades of making statements on his

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