Bashar al-Assad

Type: Person
Name: Bashar al-Assad (Bashar al-Asad)
Title: President
Organization: Syrian Government
Date of Birth: 11/09/1965
Place of Birth: Damascus
Fact Sheet: Biography for Bashar al-Assad
First reported 28 mins ago - Updated 28 mins ago - 1 reports

De Mistura: Security Response Not Enough to Deal With IS, Need for Political Process

UNITED NATIONS, September 24 (RIA Novosti) - Using force against the Islamic State is not sufficient, a political process must also be in place, said Staffan de Mistura, UN’s special envoy for Syria.“It is not enough to have a security response to [IS]. ... [Published RIA Novosti - 28 mins ago]
First reported 42 mins ago - Updated 39 mins ago - 1 reports

U.S. and Arab Allies Launch First Strikes on Militants in Syria

WASHINGTON/BEIRUT - The United States and its Arab allies bombed militant groups in Syria for the first time on Tuesday, killing scores of Islamic State fighters, members of a separate al Qaeda-linked group and opening a new front amid shifting Middle ... [Published Bisnis Indonesia - 42 mins ago]
First reported 48 mins ago - Updated 48 mins ago - 1 reports

Syrians say civilians killed in U.S. airstrikes

The video, said to have been shot Tuesday in northwestern Syria, shows Idlib province residents going through motions that have become all too familiar in three years of civil war between antigovernment rebels and the forces of President Bashar Assad: ... [Published Greenspace - 48 mins ago]
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 2 reports

Russia's response to ISIS threat

(CNN) – Russia's president Vladimir Putin says Russia is working with other countries to tackle the ISIS threat.ISIS fighters show off a Russian-made war plane that was captured on Syrian battlefields. The group enjoys publicizing its gains and making ... [Published WFXG FOX 54 - 8 hours ago]
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 9 reports

Assad reaffirms counter-terrorism efforts

sident Bashar al-Assad Tuesday reiterated that his administration was moving forward in battling terrorism in the region.The president made the remarks during his meeting with the visiting Iraqi National Security Adviser Faleh al-Fayad, in which Assad ... [Published ProKerala.com - 4 hours ago]
First reported 7 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 7 reports

Exclusive: U.S. told Iran of intent to strike Islamic State in Syria

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States informed Iran in advance of its intention to strike Islamic State militants in Syria and told Tehran that it would not target the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, a senior Iranian official told Reuters. ... [Published Reuters: Top News - 3 hours ago]
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 13 reports

Syria air strikes: President Obama undergoes Damascene conversion as Isis forces America to change tack

As America and its Arab allies targeted Islamic militants in Syria for the first time, killing at least 120 of them, it is evident that Washington is no longer giving priority to removing President Bashar al-Assad from power. This means the US is shifting ... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - 4 hours ago]
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 2 reports

Syria air strikes: America’s attacks on Isis may help Bashar al-Assad keep his regime alive

The moment America expanded its anti-Isis war into Syria, President Bashar al-Assad gained more military and political support than any other Arab leader can boast. With US bombs and missiles exploding across eastern and northern Syria, Assad can now ... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - 6 hours ago]
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 11 reports

Syria’s Assad: We Support the U.S.-Led Airstrikes

Do the U.S.-led airstrikes against ISIS in Syria improve relations between the U.S. and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad? Washington Institute’s Andrew Tabler explains. Photo: Getty “” is categorized as “world”. This video was licensed from Grab Networks. ... [Published American Banking News - Forex - 10 hours ago]
First reported 16 hours ago - Updated 11 hours ago - 4 reports

Israel shoots down Syrian warplane over Golan

The Israeli military has shot down a Syrian aircraft that it said had infiltrated it airspace over the Golan Heights.Tuesday's incident was the most serious incident to take place on the strategic plateau since the outbreak of the Syrian civil war in ... [Published Al Jazeera - 15 hours ago]
First reported 16 hours ago - Updated 13 hours ago - 5 reports

Why America should team up with Bashar al-Assad's regime

We skeptics of intervention in Syria have been proven right. , it's worth remembering how we got to this position to begin with.As bad as Bashar al-Assad is, many of the rebels fighting him are worse. A great many have now fully metastasized into ISIS, ... [Published The Week Magazine - 14 hours ago]
First reported Sep 22 2014 - Updated Sep 22 2014 - 2 reports

Turkey closes Syria border after influx of 70,000 Kurdish refugees

Turkey opened border crossings to Syrian refugees on Friday but began to close them on Sunday Turkey has begun to close some of its border crossings with Syria after about 100,000 Kurdish refugees entered the country over the past two days. On Sunday ... [Published Whats On Xiamen - Sep 22 2014]

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Parts of Syria 'ungoverned space', says Julie B... [Published Canberra Times - 4 mins ago]
Growing fears of war on Isis prompt demo [Published Morning Star Online - 8 mins ago]
US missiles target IS militants in Syria [Published Farming - 8 mins ago]
John Bolton: US Still Must Work to Oust Assad i... [Published NewsMax.com - 9 mins ago]
Read: Obama: US targeted Syrian 'terrorist safe... [Published itv.com - 14 mins ago]
U.S. Military Launches More Strikes in Syria, Iraq [Published NBCNews.com - 14 mins ago]
Syria strikes, Yemen unrest ignite Arab ire [Published Qatar Peninsula - 14 mins ago]
Arab anti-ISIS coalition is unprecedented [Published WFXG FOX 54 - 22 mins ago]
Hillary, Panetta misleading about arms to rebels? [Published WorldNetDaily - 24 mins ago]
Mixed reaction in Middle East as US-led air str... [Published Irish Times - 24 mins ago]
Bombing Syria [Published Irish Times - 24 mins ago]
De Mistura: Security Response Not Enough to Dea... [Published RIA Novosti - 28 mins ago]
Around world, mixed reactions to U.S.-led airst... [Published Washington Post - 32 mins ago]
US, Arab strikes on militants in Syria ‘only th... [Published EJ Insights - 34 mins ago]
U.S. Fired 40 Tomahawk Missiles Against 50-Stro... [Published Breitbart.com - 34 mins ago]
Russia Considers Joining the Fight Against ISIS [Published Breitbart.com - 34 mins ago]
U.S. weapons for FSA 'ended up with ISIS' [Published WorldNetDaily - 36 mins ago]
EFE News Briefs for Tuesday, Sept. 23 [Published Fox News Latino - 38 mins ago]
Syrian activists worry they won't be the ones w... [Published Public Radio International - 38 mins ago]
U.S. and Arab Allies Launch First Strikes on Mi... [Published Bisnis Indonesia - 42 mins ago]
US and allies strike IS targets in Syria [Published Calcutta Telegraph - 44 mins ago]
Syrians say civilians killed in U.S. airstrikes [Published Los Angeles Times - 44 mins ago]
Will the Obama strategy succeed? [Published New Straits Times - 45 mins ago]
After the bombs fall, can U.S. allies get the j... [Published Washington Examiner - 45 mins ago]
Syrians say civilians killed in U.S. airstrikes [Published Greenspace - 48 mins ago]
Krauthammer's Take: Air Strikes in Syria Are No... [Published National Review - 50 mins ago]
Cameron: No 'opt out' of IS fight [Published BBC - 54 mins ago]
Iran's nukes: 'Moderate' Rouhani proves Tehran ... [Published FOXNews.com - 58 mins ago]
Amid bombing, state's delegation questions auth... [Published News-Times - 1 hour ago]
Cameron says Britain cannot 'opt out' of fight ... [Published Yahoo! News - 1 hour ago]
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Syrians say civilians killed in U.S. airstrikes [Published Greenspace - 48 mins ago]
The video, said to have been shot Tuesday in northwestern Syria, shows Idlib province residents going through motions that have become all too familiar in three years of civil war between antigovernment rebels and the forces of President Bashar Assad: ...
Netanyahu praises West’s fight against ISIS, dr... [Published National Post - Top Stories - 3 hours ago]
Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, praised Canada Tuesday for sending special forces to Iraq to fight the jihadists of the Islamic State of Iraq & Al-Sham, telling a Canadian interviewer of the need to stamp out the “poison trees” of jihadist ...
Hezbollah Rejects U.S.’s Anti-ISIL Coalition [Published Washington Free Beacon - 4 hours ago]
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah rejected on Tuesday the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL or ISIS), despite the Lebanese terror group’s own violent opposition to ISIL. Narallah, whose terror group is committed to ...
Battle for Perpetual War is Won; US Admits Atta... [Published Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis - 4 hours ago]
Victory Announced in Battle "for" Perpetual War The warmonger dream of perpetual war has been won: US says Attacks on Isis Could Last Years . The multiple airstrikes launched by the US and its Arab allies against Islamist militants in Syria were the ...
Flashback: Barack Obama's Nobel Peace Prize cit... [Published Breitbart Feed - 4 hours ago]
As President Obama drops bombs on a record-breaking seventh country, let's look back to 2009 and remember what the Nobel committee said when it bestowed a Peace Prize upon him for simply existing.  You'll need a heart of stone to get through the second ...
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Assad appoints new cabinet [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Aug 31 2014]
Assad prays as war rages across Syria [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Jul 28 2014]
Assad: foreign states will pay for supporting "... [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Jul 16 2014]
Syria's Assad sworn in as president [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Jul 16 2014]
Man pulled out from rubble after barrel bomb at... [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Jun 18 2014]
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