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  • Assad's son: I know what kind of man my father is

    The son of Syrian President Bashar Assad said people who call his father a dictator don’t understand the reality of his country and that the population is united with him in fighting “invaders,” Brazil’s O Globo newspaper reported.

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    US diplomats urge military strikes against Syria's Assad

    More than 50 State Department diplomats signs an internal memo sharply critical of US policy in Syria, calling for military strikes against President Bashar al-Assad's government to stop its persistent violations of a cease-fire in the country's civil war.

  • Kerry begins bid to end Syrian fighting

    US Secretary of State John Kerry is in Geneva in an attempt to bolster a fragile, partial ceasefire in Syria.

  • The Assad Dead End

    Forget principles and morality. Forget, or try to forget, the quarter-million deaths for which Bashar al-Assad is responsible, directly or indirectly, since choosing to respond with violence to a peaceful uprising of the Syrian people.

  • US: Iran to be invited to Syria talks

    The United States announces that Iran may take part in talks to end the civil war in Syria and warned of increased military action against the Islamic State.

  • Syrian crisis: Russia air strikes 'strengthen IS'

    US President Barack Obama says the Russian bombing campaign in Syria in support of President Bashar al-Assad is driving moderate opposition underground and "only strengthening" Islamic State.