Russian President Vladimir Putin met with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
The outrage on social media was swift, with reporters and public figures alike pointing out how wrong Spicer's comments were, NBC News reports.
The report referred to the killings as a "calculated campaign of extrajudicial execution."
"We only visit central prisons, which are under the Ministry of Interior," ICRC spokeswoman Iolanda Jaquemet said.
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said it was conceivable that Assad could stand in a future election.
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.
Political, ideological and economic factors have contributed to the flow of fighters from Iran to Syria, analysts say.
The Syrian capital is in crisis as at least 4 million people are cut off from the water grid.
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.
International investigators have said for the first time that they suspect Assad is responsible for the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian conflict.
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.
The outage in Syria's capital city has stretched on for nearly two weeks.
The ceasefire has to remain for peace talks to take place.
Syrian cease-fire, brokered by Russia and Turkey, tentatively takes effect but it's hardly the end of the civil war
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.
Virginia state Sen. Dick Black is sure that the Trump administration will bring good news for ‘heroic’ Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad.
A gunman opened fire on Russia's ambassador to Turkey at a photo exhibition on Monday.
Most seemed haunted by the city’s struggle, saying they can’t let go of their dream to create a Syria without Assad
President Assad has strengthened his position with likely fiercer battles to come despite the deadly siege of Aleppo.
"There is absolutely no justification whatsoever for the indiscriminate and savage brutality against civilians."
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.
Those leaving Aleppo would head for Idlib province to the west of the 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.
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.
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.
After nearly a decade of sponsoring jihad in next-door Iraq, Assad lost a third of his country to the same proxies.
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.
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
The Syrian regime’s collusion with the terrorists of the so-called Islamic State goes back a decade.
As rebel-held East Aleppo looks set to fall, the regime is simultaneously making headway in its own backyard.
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.
Dictator's Russian-backed offensive poised to reclaim Aleppo in what would be major blow to U.S.-backed opposition
The Syrian regime’s use of chemical weapons has only increased since Obama brokered a disarmament deal.
The call to join the new Fifth Legion highlights the extent of attrition in the armed forces.
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.
As airstrikes continue to rain down on Aleppo, 54 people were killed in a bombing on Saturday.
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.
The carrier marked a new turn in the war, as Syrian forces pounded rebel-held Aleppo.
Trump's win may have already shifted the course of the Russian-backed military campaign in Aleppo.
"We are happy that Clinton did not win. This is for sure."
Only a vet and two dentistry students remained to treat the wounded.
Donald Trump said Tuesday that Hillary Clinton's plan for Syria would "lead to World War Three," because of conflict with Russian military.
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.
The opposition-held districts of the Syrian city have been surrounded and under siege for months from Russian and Syrian warplanes
The Syrian dictator claims the notorious photograph of Omran Daqneesh was a ‘forgery.’ Even Asma al-Assad begs to differ.
"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?"
Donald Trump said Syrian President Bashar Assad is "much tougher and much smarter" than President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.
U.S. and Britain reiterate calls for a ceasefire after years of war.
During this election cycle, Donald Trump has repeatedly insisted that Syrian President Bashar Assad and his allies are fighting terrorism in Syria.