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Rifaat al-Assad with his brother, former Syrian president Hafez al-Assad

Assad's uncle, 'butcher of Hama,' hired Israeli lawyers - report

Rifaat, now 82 years old, was convicted of embezzling Syrian state funds by a Paris court on Thursday and sentenced to four years in prison.

Syria’s dictator Bashar Assad faces renewed challenges at all levels

BEHIND THE LINES: Bashar Assad is not about to fall, But economic deterioration, regime infighting, sanctions and unrest are combining to place his regime under renewed, severe pressure.

German court opens first Syria torture trial

A former intelligence officer who applied for asylum in Germany six years ago after leaving Syria, is charged with 58 murders in a Damascus prison, where at least 4,000 activists were tortured.

Russian military jets are seen at Hmeymim air base in Syria

Syrian rebels say Moscow deploys ground forces in Idlib campaign

More than two months of Russian-backed operations in and around Idlib province have yielded little or nothing for Russia and its ally President Bashar al Assad.


Syrian rebel town buries soccer goalie who became 'singer of the revolution'

People chanted, honked and waved rebel flags on the way to the funeral in the border town of al-Dana, where one of Sarout's brothers is buried.

HAS HE won in Syria?

Rumors seek to drive U.S. and Iran into conflict in eastern Syria

The false reports of airstrikes come in the context of both the US-IRGC tensions and tensions between the SDF and the Syrian regime.

Assad and Trump

U.S. declares it no longer seeks to topple Assad regime

Announcement represents a reversal of former U.S. president Barack Obama’s aim of ousting the Syrian dictator.


Idlib waits between massacre and diplomatic solution

The big question is, what will be the future of millions of innocent people who live in Idlib and depend on the diplomatic maneuvers of Moscow, Ankara and Tehran?

Lebanese report: Syrian officials met with U.S. in June

The report, which claims to provide an account of a US offer to the Syrian regime, is interesting for some of the details it provides and the agenda it seeks to fulfill.

Report: Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces meet with Syrian government

Kurdish-led authorities attempt to open new channels to President Bashar Assad's government as they seek to negotiate a political deal that keeps their autonomy within Syria.

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