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Va. senator travels to Syria, shakes hands with Bashar al-Assad

Washington Post - ‎20 hours ago‎
RICHMOND - As a veteran politician, Virginia Sen. Richard H. Black is no stranger to the grip-and-grin. But this was something extraordinary: a handshake with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. A photo of their encounter in Damascus on Thursday zipped ...
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Sen. Black meets with Syrian president Bashar al-Assad

Loudoun Times-Mirror - ‎14 hours ago‎
Local state Sen. Dick Black (R) met today with controversial Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, according to the country's Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA).
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Why Bashar al-Assad, the 'Teflon Don' of the Middle East, Can't Be Touched

Tablet Magazine - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
John Gotti may have once held the title, but the late Gambino crime family boss had nothing on the “Teflon Don” of the Middle East, Bashar Assad. Had Gotti lived to see it, he would be astounded by how easily the two-bit head of a Syrian crime family ...
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How Isil colluded with Assad to make $40ma month in oil deals - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
The Syrian government cut deals with Islamic State to help the jihadists earn more than $40 million a month from the sale of oil, documents recovered from a US and British raid on a key commander have revealed.

Are Syria's Alawites turning their backs on Assad?

Al-Monitor - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
Earlier this month, The Telegraph news daily and the BBC website published excerpts from a document they said was prepared by religious Alawite leaders claiming the sect is dissociating itself from the Syrian regime and from President Bashar al-Assad, ...

Top official: Iran to continue backing Bashar al-Assad

Trend News Agency - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
A top adviser to Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has vowed support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government. "Bashar al-Asad was elected as Syrian president two years ago. He must complete his seven-year term as president," ...
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US urges Russia to halt Bashar al-Assad's assault on Aleppo as fragile Syrian ceasefire frays

South China Morning Post - ‎Apr 16, 2016‎
The US is urging Russia to help halt an offensive by President Bashar al-Assad's forces on rebel-held Aleppo, once the most populous city in Syria, warning that it's putting an almost seven-week ceasefire under increasing strain.

ISIS's Revenues include Sales of Oil to the al-Assad Regime

Huffington Post - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
According to documents retrieved in the raid of Abu Sayyaf's Deir ez-Zor hideout and now viewed by the Wall Street Journal, the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad entered into multimillion-dollar oil deals with ISIS. According to Newsweek, this sale of ...
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Bashar Al-Assad's Party Wins Expected Majority In Syria Parliamentary Vote

NDTV - ‎Apr 17, 2016‎
In a widely expected victory in polls labelled a "farce" by Syria's opposition, President Bashar al-Assad's Baath movement and its allies ran under the "National Unity" coalition and won 200 of the parliament's 250 seats. (File photo). Damascus: Syria ...
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Iran offered Syrian president Assad and his family asylum: report

i24news - ‎Apr 23, 2016‎
Iran offered Syrian president Bashar al-Assad and his family asylum in the Islamic Republic, from where he could continue to command his military campaign in Syria, Lebanon's al-Mayadeen news reported Saturday.
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Saving Assad

The Indian Express - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
Israel would like nothing better than to see Assad replaced. But the situation became complex as the regime in Damascus would, in all likelihood, be replaced by extremist Salafist groups like the IS or al-Nusra front. The cure would be worse than the ...

Parents Sue Assad for Sons Beheading by ISIS

Daily Beast - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
Yes, there are researchers and analysts who believe that the links between Assad and the zealots who want to replace him with a self-annointed religious ruler have never been fully appreciated.
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Algerian minister meets Assad in Damascus in rare visit

Press TV - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has met with an Algerian minister in the Syrian capital, Damascus, local media reported.

Iran's Strategy for Year 2036 to Empower Hezbollah and Al-Assad's Regime

Asharq Alawsat - ‎10 hours ago‎
Speaking at the National Conference on West Asian Geopolitics, Safavi considered preventing the fall of Bashar al-Assad's regime and the division of Syria from the strategic options for Iran. He also explained Iran's strategic prospects for the 20 ...
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Former Obama Adviser: We Should Have Just Bombed Syria When We Had The Chance

Daily Caller - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
Syria's President Bashar al-Assad speaks during an interview with Russia's RIA new agency, in Damascus, Syria in this handout file picture provided by SANA on March 30, 2016.
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Syria Cease-Fire Is a Sham That Helps Assad Cling to Power

Newsweek - ‎Apr 24, 2016‎
04_24_Syria_Ceasefire_01 Girls who survived a ground-to-ground missile attack by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces in Aleppo's Bab al-Hadeed district on April 7, 2015. As fighting continues despite the cease-fire, the authors argue that the ...

Siria: Washingtonul cere Moscovei să îl calmeze pe Bashar Al-Assad după bombardarea unui spital

AGERPRES - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
"Încercăm să aflăm mai multe despre aceste bombardamente, dar se pare că raidurile au vizat în mod deliberat o cunoscută clădire pentru servicii medicale și se adaugă la bilanțul edificator al regimului Al-Assad care a mai atacat asemenea instituții și ...

BBC 'Treats Assad Better Than the EU': Analysis

Newsweek - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
Bashar al-Assad Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, March 30, 2016. How does the world see him? Syria Reuters/Sana/Handout/Reuters.