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Putin meets with Tillerson in Moscow

Russian President Vladimir Putin met with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

Spicer offends with gassing remark comparing Hitler and Syria's Assad

The outrage on social media was swift, with reporters and public figures alike pointing out how wrong Spicer's comments were, NBC News reports.

As many as 13,000 people hanged in 'monstrous' Syrian prison

The report referred to the killings as a "calculated campaign of extrajudicial execution."

Report: Syrian government killed 13,000, used systematic torture to crush opposition

"We only visit central prisons, which are under the Ministry of Interior," ICRC spokeswoman Iolanda Jaquemet said.

Britain: We're 'open-minded' on the timeline for Assad relinquishing power

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said it was conceivable that Assad could stand in a future election.

Failures in the fight against ISIS reveal some uncomfortable truths about the Assad regime

There are at least four separate coalitions that claim to be battling the extremist group Islamic State, but only three of them claim to successful.

Why thousands of Iranians are fighting in Syria

Political, ideological and economic factors have contributed to the flow of fighters from Iran to Syria, analysts say.

Frustrations rise in Damascus as water pipes run dry

The Syrian capital is in crisis as at least 4 million people are cut off from the water grid.

In final interview as president, Obama warns people not to 'underestimate' Trump

In his final interview as U.S. president, Barack Obama touched on his sometimes controversial approaches to foreign policy in Israel, Russia and Syria, and the "unusual" transition between his administration and that of president-elect Donald Trump.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad linked to chemical attacks for the first time

International investigators have said for the first time that they suspect Assad is responsible for the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian conflict.

'We no longer take showers:' Syria's capital plagued by water shortage for 2 weeks

Residents of Damascus are scrambling for clean water after the government attacked rebels holding the city's main source in a nearby valley, leading to an outage that has stretched on for nearly two weeks.

Syrian attack on rebels leaves Damascus residents scrambling for water

The outage in Syria's capital city has stretched on for nearly two weeks.

Syrian cease-fire, brokered by Russia and Turkey, tentatively takes effect

Syrian cease-fire, brokered by Russia and Turkey, tentatively takes effect but it's hardly the end of the civil war

Syrian army says it has retaken Aleppo in victory for Assad

The Syrian army said it had brought "security and safety" to Aleppo, ending four years of rebel resistance in parts of the northern Syrian city.

Meet Dick Black, the American Politician Who Loves Assad

Virginia state Sen. Dick Black is sure that the Trump administration will bring good news for ‘heroic’ Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad.

Russian ambassador to Turkey shot and killed during speech in Ankara

A gunman opened fire on Russia's ambassador to Turkey at a photo exhibition on Monday.

"My soul is torn out": Aleppo evacuees tell of their pain

Most seemed haunted by the city’s struggle, saying they can’t let go of their dream to create a Syria without Assad

There's little hope for the Syrian opposition despite the fall of Aleppo

President Assad has strengthened his position with likely fiercer battles to come despite the deadly siege of Aleppo.

Kerry accuses 'massacre' in Aleppo on Assad's government.

"There is absolutely no justification whatsoever for the indiscriminate and savage brutality against civilians."

Syria conflict: A guide to the latest developments in Aleppo

After a five-year long civil war in Syria, an evacuation of rebel-held districts in Aleppo began on Thursday. Find out what is happening.

Aleppo evacuation plan back on track after initial setbacks, ending years of fighting.

Those leaving Aleppo would head for Idlib province to the west of the city.

The rebels withdrawal from Aleppo ends years of bloodshed over the ancient city.

The battle of Aleppo, one of the worst of a civil war that has drawn in global and regional powers, has ended with victory for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Pope Francis Pens Letter to Assad in Plea for Peace in Syria

As his forces butcher Aleppo, the Syrian dictator is facing intensifying pressure from the Vatican—and the pontiff himself— to end the relentless violence and make a peace deal.

Hundreds of men vanish as they flee Aleppo, U.N. official says

Tens of thousands of people have fled rebel-held areas in past weeks as government forces move in. Both sides are suspected in the disappearances.

How ISIS Returned to Syria

After nearly a decade of sponsoring jihad in next-door Iraq, Assad lost a third of his country to the same proxies.

How Assad Staged al Qaeda Bombings

The Syrian regime’s collusion with the terrorists it says it is fighting goes back a decade, and it wasn’t above killing its own people to make a point.

Kerry: US, Russia studying ways to halt Aleppo fighting

The U.S. and Russia are studying new ways to stop fighting in the Syrian city of Aleppo, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said

Assad Henchman: Here’s How We Built ISIS

The Syrian regime’s collusion with the terrorists of the so-called Islamic State goes back a decade.

Assad’s Also Winning in Damascus

As rebel-held East Aleppo looks set to fall, the regime is simultaneously making headway in its own backyard.

Here's how Trump vowed to deal with 'bad dudes' like Kim Jong Un

Will Trump go for that burger with North Korea's leader to discuss the reclusive nation's nuclear ambitions like he suggested? NBC News reports.

Syria's biggest city appears set to fall back into Assad's hands

Dictator's Russian-backed offensive poised to reclaim Aleppo in what would be major blow to U.S.-backed opposition

Assad Just Gassed an Entire Family to Death

The Syrian regime’s use of chemical weapons has only increased since Obama brokered a disarmament deal.

New recruitment drive indicates deep manpower problems in Syria’s army

The call to join the new Fifth Legion highlights the extent of attrition in the armed forces.

Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Goes to Trump Tower to Defend Assad

Tulsi Gabbard, a favorite of both progressives and Trump senior counselor Steve Bannon, met with the president-elect Monday to make a plea: Leave Syria’s dictator alone.

Reports: Gas attack kills family, shelling hits school as Syrian regime continues assault on Aleppo

As airstrikes continue to rain down on Aleppo, 54 people were killed in a bombing on Saturday.

All hospitals in eastern Aleppo out of action after heavy air strikes

All hospitals in Syria's besieged rebel-held eastern Aleppo are out of service after days of heavy air strikes, its health directorate and the WHO said, though a war monitor said some were still functioning.

Russian warplanes from Mediterranean carrier join Syria attacks

The carrier marked a new turn in the war, as Syrian forces pounded rebel-held Aleppo.

The Syrian government and its allies are feeling upbeat about Trump's win

Trump's win may have already shifted the course of the Russian-backed military campaign in Aleppo.

Syrian regime: 'We are happy that Clinton did not win'

"We are happy that Clinton did not win. This is for sure."

This makeshift hospital hung on for 4 years during Syria’s war. Now it’s closing.

Only a vet and two dentistry students remained to treat the wounded.

Trump says Clinton policy on Syria would lead to World War Three

Donald Trump said Tuesday that Hillary Clinton's plan for Syria would "lead to World War Three," because of conflict with Russian military.

Syrian government found responsible for third gas attack

The White House condemned the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government after an inquiry found its forces used toxic gas for the third time.

Once the jewel of Syria's rebellion, Aleppo now faces collapse

The opposition-held districts of the Syrian city have been surrounded and under siege for months from Russian and Syrian warplanes

Assad’s Latest Lie Debunked by His Own Wife

The Syrian dictator claims the notorious photograph of Omran Daqneesh was a ‘forgery.’ Even Asma al-Assad begs to differ.

Assad's propaganda hits new low: Photo of Syrian boy harmed in airstrike was 'manipulated'

"Do you know this picture? His name is Omran, 5 years old, covered in blood, scared, traumatized, is there anything you'd like to say to Omran and his family?"

Trump says Syrian dictator 'is much tougher and much smarter' than Obama and Clinton

Donald Trump said Syrian President Bashar Assad is "much tougher and much smarter" than President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

Syria could face new sanctions for 'war crimes,' the U.S. and Britain says

U.S. and Britain reiterate calls for a ceasefire after years of war.

Donald Trump is repeating Syrian President Bashar Assad's talking points

During this election cycle, Donald Trump has repeatedly insisted that Syrian President Bashar Assad and his allies are fighting terrorism in Syria.

Russia vetoes U.N. Security Council resolution to end Aleppo bombing

Moscow uses its fifth veto in five years as France warns that city is becoming another Guernica.

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