Tag: Bashar al-Assad

US President Donald Trump (C) shakes hands with Russia's President Vladimir Putin next to US First Lady Melania Trump (L) ahead a meeting in Helsinki, on July 16, 2018. - The US and Russian leaders opened an historic summit in Helsinki, with Donald Trump promising an 'extraordinary relationship' and Vladimir …

Russia Demands U.S. Help in Returning Syrian Refugees

Russia unveiled new efforts on Wednesday to return Syrian refugees back to their homeland and called on the U.S. to help in the wake of Russian leader Vladimir Putin’s meeting with President Donald Trump.

When Syria's Bashar al-Assad met ally Vladimir Putin in Sotchi last week, the Russian leader said all foreign forces would be pulling out

World View: Bashar al-Assad Declares Victory in Southern Syria

This morning’s key headlines from GenerationalDynamics.com Bashar al-Assad declares victory in southern Syria as opponents are bused out Fears grow that Bashar al-Assad will attack 2.5 million people in Idlib Bashar al-Assad declares victory in southern Syria as opponents are

Nancy Pelosi and Bashar Assad (Sana / Associated Press)

Nancy Pelosi Slams Trump for Inviting Vladimir Putin to Washington

In 2007, shortly after becoming Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi traveled to Syria to meet with dictator Bashar al-Assad, to show that the U.S. was capable of using diplomacy and not merely war as a tool of foreign policy in the Middle East.

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Syria: 24-Hour Russian Bombing Blitz Prompts Rebels to Resume Talks

An “unprecedented” nearly 24-hour bombing offensive by Russian forces that began Wednesday in support of Iran’s narco-terrorist proxy Hezbollah and other ground forces fighting on behalf of dictator Bashar al-Assad in southern Syria has reportedly prompted rebel fighters to resume peace talks and surrender more than 30 towns.

Syrian and Iraqi refugees trapped at the Greek-Macedonian borders protest demanding the opening of the borders on February 28, 2016. More than 5,000 people were trapped at the Idomeni camp after four Balkan countries announced a daily cap on migrant arrivals. Slovenia and Croatia, both EU members, and Serbia and …

U.N. Holds Emergency Meeting over 300,000 Displaced Syrians

Sweden, which holds the United Nations Security Council’s rotating presidency, and Kuwait requested an emergency, closed-door meeting at the UN Security Council on Tuesday to complain that Israel and Jordan will not accept hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees displaced by Russian-backed bombings in southern Daraa, Syria.

SOCHI, RUSSIA MAY 17, 2018: Syria's President Bashar al-Assad during a meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin (not in picture) at Bocharov Ruchei residence. Mikhail Klimentyev/Russian Presidential Press and Information Office/TASS (Photo by Mikhail Klimentyev\TASS via Getty Images)

Turkey Lashes Out at Russia and Iran over Assad De-Escalation Zone Violation

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu blamed Syrian regime allies Russia and Iran, as well as the United States, on Friday for dictator Bashar al-Assad’s bombardment of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and other rebel forces in southern Syria in violation of the de-escalation zone established by Moscow and Washington.

Smoke rises from the rebel-held town of Nawa in southern Syria after air strikes on June 27, 2018

Syria: Russian-Backed Assad Bombings Force 50,000 to Flee

Fighters supporting dictator Bashar al-Assad have displaced up to 50,000 and shut down at least three hospitals in a siege to retake a rebel-held region in southwest Syria that borders Jordan and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, the United Nations and a monitor group report this week.

Smoke rises above opposition held areas of Daraa during an airstrike by Syrian regime forces, on June 25, 2018. - Russian-backed regime forces have for weeks been preparing an offensive to retake Syria's south, a strategic zone that borders both Jordan and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. (Photo by Mohamad ABAZEED …

Reports: Russia Breaks Ceasefire Deal with Airstrikes on Syrian Rebels

Russia reportedly breached a ceasefire deal late Saturday night that it had brokered with the United States and Jordan last July by carrying out airstrikes on in rebel-held Daraa, Syria, against forces opposed to Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, leaving at least five civilians dead and destroying a hospital and emergency rescue center during the process.

TOPSHOT - EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / A volunteer from the Syrian Civil Defence (known as the White Helmets) carries a wounded boy after digging him out of the rubble following an air strike on Hamouria, in the besieged rebel-held Eastern Ghouta area near Damascus, on January 9, 2018. Air …

Trump Admin Reverses Decision to Stop Funding for White Helmets in Syria

U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration abandoned its decision this week to suspend funding for the Syria Civil Defense, a volunteer rescue force widely known as the White Helmets, releasing millions of American taxpayer dollars in funding for the group, according to the State Department.

Turkey backed opposition fighters of the Free Syrian Army patrol the northwestern city of Afrin, Syria, during a Turkish government organised media tour into northern Syria, Saturday, March 24, 2018. Turkey and allied Syrian opposition fighters captured the city of Afrin on Sunday, March 18, nearly two months after the …

Report: Turkey Supporting Seizures of Kurdish Property in Syria

A report published Thursday alleges that Turkey-backed fighters from the Free Syrian Army (FSA) are seizing, looting, and destroying property in the predominantly Kurdish region of Afrin, further fueling fears that Ankara is quietly forcing a demographic change along its border with Syria.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad and Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu inspect a military parade during a visit to a Russian air base in Hmeimim

Monitor: Islamic State Killed 55 Assad Fighters After Russia Failed to Help

The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) recently launched a “violent attack” in Syria that killed at least 55 pro-regime troops amid friction between dictator Bashar al-Assad’s allies Russia and Iran that apparently contributed to the regime’s losses, a monitor group suggested Wednesday.

Turkey and Russia have been on opposing sides of the civil war in Syria since the conflict broke out in 2011, with Moscow the key backer of President Bashar al-Assad and Turkey pressing for his ouster.

Turkey Rejects Russian Claims in Georgia, Challenging Assad in Syria

The Foreign Ministry of Turkey condemned Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad Wednesday for what it labeled a “clear violation” of international law in recognizing the sovereignty of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, two Georgian breakaway regions invaded by Russia in 2008.

In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian military and police forces fly their national flags on a damaged building and hold a picture of Syrian President Bashar Assad, in the Hajar al-Aswad neighborhood, southern Damascus, Syria, Tuesday, May 22, 2018. Syrian state TV said Tuesday …

Syria: Assad Declares Damascus Fully ‘Clear’ of Islamic State

Forces loyal to dictator Bashar al-Assad this week deemed Damascus and its countryside “completely clear” of Sunni jihadists, including the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), an alleged victory that puts the territory in and around the Syrian regime’s seat of power under its full control for the first time since the civil war erupted in 2011.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad gestures during an exclusive interview with AFP in the capital Damascus on February 11, 2016. / AFP / JOSEPH EID (Photo credit should read JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images)

Assad: ‘We Are Fighting the Terrorists … Which Are the American Army’

In an extensive interview published Thursday covering his ties to Iran, accusations of chemical weapons use, and a potential meeting with President Donald Trump, Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad referred to the U.S. military as “terrorists,” alongside the Turkish and Saudi armies.