Bashar Assad

Syrian official rules out Assad departure ahead of talks

DAMASCUS, Syria — A top Syrian official urged the opposition to let…

 

Kurds plan to declare a federal region in northern Syria

BEIRUT — Syrian Kurds are preparing a plan to declare a federal…

 

Moscow’s drawdown in Syria sends a strong message to Assad

BEIRUT — Russia's plan to withdraw forces from Syria is sending a…

 

Putin orders start of Russian military pullout from Syria

MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin ordered the Russian military to withdraw most…

Russian leader pushes Syria truce deal amid skepticism

BEIRUT — Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke Wednesday with key players in…

US, Russia agree on Syria cease-fire plan; questions remain

DAMASCUS, Syria — The United States and Russia have agreed on a…

Turkey blames Kurdish militants for Ankara car bombing

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey on Thursday blamed Kurdish militants at home and…

German leader renews call for Syria no-fly zone

DAMASCUS, Syria — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday renewed her proposal…

Russia presses air blitz in Syria to dictate peace terms

MOSCOW — Moscow joined the fight in Syria to return to relevance…

Russia proposes March 1 ceasefire in Syria; US wants it now

MUNICH — Russia has proposed a March 1 ceasefire in Syria, U.S.…

Kurds attack Syrian air base held by insurgents

BEIRUT — Kurdish fighters helped by Russian airstrikes launched an attack in…

Hoarding in Syria’s largest city as government advances

BEIRUT — As government troops close in on Aleppo, some residents are…

After two days, Syrian peace talks to take a ‘temporary pause’

GENEVA — The peace talks in the Syrian civil war are taking…

Obama and Hollande pledge solidarity against Islamic State

WASHINGTON — In a show of Western solidarity, President Barack Obama and…

At heart of Syria talks, what to do about Assad

VIENNA — The success or failure of the Syrian peace talks this…

Iran to take a seat among world powers for Syria talks

BEIRUT — Iran will take part in international talks on Syria for…

Russia pounds Syrian rebels, then reaches out to opposition

BEIRUT — When Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said his country was…

Syria’s Assad said to favor vote, but only after victory

DAMASCUS, Syria — President Bashar Assad is willing to run in an…

Assad-Putin meeting signals push to end Syria crisis

MOSCOW — Bashar Assad's surprise meeting with Vladimir Putin could signal that…

Russia defends its military action in Syria

MOSCOW — As Russian warplanes carried out a second wave of airstrikes…