Bashar al-Assad

Monitor: Regime recaptures rebel-held town in central Syria

Syrian regime troops on Thursday recaptured a key town from rebels in the central province of Hama following a major offensive, a monitoring group reported.

Syrian leader's wife Asma al-Assad says she rejected asylum offers

Asma al-Assad, the wife of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, told Russian television on Tuesday that she had rejected offers of asylum from her husband's opponents.

Assad wants to conquer Aleppo and force "terrorists back to Turkey"

Syria's northern city of Aleppo is a decisive point in the country's civil war, President Bashar al-Assad said in an interview published in Russia on Friday.

Russia ratifies deal to permanently station troops in Syria

Russia's lower house of parliament on Friday ratified an agreement presented by President Vladimir Putin to indefinitely station combat aircraft and soldiers in Syria.

Syria's al-Assad denies Syrian forces targeting hospitals

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad rejected allegations his government or its Russian allies were deliberately targeting hospitals in besieged areas, he said in an interview aired Thursday.

Syrian forces, backed by Russian air power, advance in Aleppo

Syrian regime forces, backed by airstrikes from their Russian allies, advanced against opposition rebels in the divided city of Aleppo on Sunday, a monitoring group and state media reported.

US accuses Russia of "concerted campaign" to bomb civilians in Syria

The United States is accusing Russia and its ally, the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, of conducting a "concerted campaign ... to bomb civilians into submission" in the war-torn...

Syrian death toll rises to 90 in US-led air raid, monitor says

The death toll among Syrian government troops in airstrikes by the US-led coalition the day before has risen to 90, a monitoring group reported on Sunday.

US, Russia quarrel at UN over airstrike that hit Syrian troops

The UN ambassadors from the United States and Russia clashed angrily Saturday ahead of an emergency session of the UN Security Council over an airstrike by US-led...

Syria says US-led coalition bombing allows Islamic State advance

A US-led air alliance has struck a Syrian army position in eastern Syria and has allowed the Islamic State terrorist militia to advance in the area, Damascus says.

Syria's al-Assad vows to regain rebel territory "without hesitation"

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad vows that his troops will regain areas still controlled by rebels in the country "without hesitation or relenting."

Dozens of civilians killed in Syria after US, Russia agree to ceasefire

Deadly violence raged Saturday in several areas of Syria, shortly after the United States and Russia sealed an ambitious agreement aimed at reducing violence in the country and relaunching a UN-...

Syrian regime takes control of Damascus suburb amid full evacuation

The Syrian army took control of Daraya near the capital Damascus on Saturday after completing the evacuation of civilians and rebel fighters from the town, monitors and state media reported.

Syria slams Turkish incursion as a breach of sovereignty

The Syrian government says the Turkish operation in northern Syria is a "flagrant breach" of the country's sovereignty.

Syrian Kurds, government forces reach ceasefire in north

Syrian Kurdish forces and militias loyal to President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday reached a ceasefire deal after more than a week of heavy clashes in al-Hassakeh that claimed dozens of lives.