Bashar Al Assad
Syria's President Bashar al-Assad was sworn in Wednesday for a new seven-year term in a red carpet ceremony in Damascus, after an election his opponents had slammed as a "farce".
Anne Barnard Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has issued a decree granting "a general amnesty" for all crimes except for "acts of terrorism", Syrian state television reported, raising tentative hopes among...
Ruth Sherlock The Syrian army is filling barrel bombs with chlorine gas and dropping them on towns and villages in an attempt to crush a renewed opposition offensive in the civil war.
Dusan Stojanovic and Zeina Karam Homs, Syria: Isolated and battered after months of bombardment and blockades, Syrian rebels agreed on Friday to a cease-fire that would allow hundreds of fighters to evacuate their last bastions in...
Donna Abu-Nasr Syrians in government-controlled areas went to the polls on Tuesday in an election that is set to give President Bashar al-Assad new impetus to suppress rebels fighting against him in the country's...
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has won a new seven-year term with nearly 90 per cent of the vote but Washington says the ''non-election'' has changed nothing and activists say it will spell only...
Liz Sly in Beirut The Syrian President is taking advantage of the rift between Russia and the US over the Ukraine to try to crush the rebellion.
Assad tells US television interviewer there was no chemical attack, but if had happened, perhaps the rebels were responsible.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says his government has agreed to surrender its chemical weapons in response to Russia's initiative and not because of the US threat of attack.
Richard Spencer, Ruth Sherlock and Damien McElroy President Bashar al-Assad of Syria has dismissed David Cameron's offer of safe passage out of the country.
A Lebanese-Australian cleric with links to al-Qaeda has been arrested in Tripoli, while a wanted man with Swedish nationality has also been killed in a police raid in the northern capital.
Katherine Haddon British Prime Minister David Cameron has named arch-eurosceptic Philip Hammond as his new foreign secretary as he unveiled a major cabinet reshuffle before next year's general election.
Ishaan Tharoor Why does Hamas persist with a military conflict it can't win? Here are three points to keep in mind.
Mousab Al Hamadee and Roy Gutman A Syrian rebel brigade has defected to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, a sign that the extremist group continues to build strength after seizing vast territories in western Iraq and eastern...
Ori Lewis Two rockets were fired into northern Israel from Lebanon on Friday, and Israel's army responded with artillery fire.
Ruth Pollard Trapped in a state-sponsored campaign of violence and harassment with no end in sight, 27-year-old Bashir al-Ani says he had no choice but to pick up a weapon and join his Sunni tribe in the fight...
Jason Koutsoukis In the Middle East, nothing flourishes like a conspiracy theory.
Karen DeYoung Syrian government aircraft bombed targets inside Iraq on Tuesday, further broadening the Middle Eastern crisis a day after Israeli warplanes and rockets struck targets inside Syria.
A jihadist group in Syria has publicly executed and crucified eight rebels fighting both President Bashar al-Assad's regime and the jihadists, a monitor said on Sunday.
Rod Nordland US Secretary of State John Kerry is heading to the Middle East in a bid to unite Iraq's fractious leaders as Sunni militants seize more ground.