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Assad in Person: Confident, Friendly, No Regrets - New York Times

DAMASCUS, Syria — The guns were silent atop Mount Qasioun and the lights on its slopes twinkled over Damascus as President Bashar al-Assad of Syria welcomed a group of Western visitors into his French-Ottoman palace on Monday night, presenting himself ...and more »

America and Lackeys Insult People of the World - Sputnik International

Publicly insulting Russia, with audacious accusations over Syria, is how Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov this week described US political posturing. Syrian pro-government forces take part in an operation to take control of Aleppo's Suleiman ...and more »

How Fear Fuels Support for Assad in Syria - FRONTLINE

A view of Homs, Syria, with a picture of President Bashar al-Assad in the foreground. Five and a half years after the Syrian war began, President Bashar al-Assad sat down for a rare interview with several international journalists this week to defend ...and more »

Lessons from Russia's Intervention in Syria - News Deeply

Atlantic Council experts Faysal Itani and Hossam Abouzahr have analyzed hundreds of Moscow's Syria-related actions in order to piece together an analysis of the “Russia problem” facing the next White House administration. Written by Faysal Itani ...and more »

Aleppo Sees Pause in Fighting as Russia Announces Plan to Let Rebels, Residents Flee - NBCNews.com

Relative calm fell on eastern parts of Aleppo Friday after Russia announced a pause in fighting to allow rebels and residents to leave the area. The U.N. estimates 275,000 people are trapped in the rebel-held part of the divided city, which has been ...and more »

Assad Speaks - The New Yorker

On Monday, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad—shown here earlier this month, in an image from a Russian tabloid—met with a group of American reporters and researchers. Photograph by SANA / REUTERS. Early Monday evening, Bashar al-Assad, the President ...and more »

Long Read: The US Has Intervened in Syria, But Not In The Way You Think - News Deeply

The United States intervened militarily in Syria under the premise of the “war on terror” and the fight against ISIS, but their presence is actually helping the Syrian government. Written by Annia Ciezadlo, Published on Oct. 31, 2016, Read time Approx ...and more »

Bashar al-Assad: I Will Rule Until at Least 2021 - Daily Beast

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad speaks during an interview with Russian tabloid Komsomolskaya Pravda, in this handout picture provided by SANA on October 14, 2016. An unrepentant Syrian President Bashar al-Assad declared in a meeting with journalists ...and more »

You Don't Need a No-Fly Zone to Pressure Russia in Syria - New York Times

The Obama administration's Syria policy has collapsed under the weight of a brutal assault on Aleppo by the forces of President Bashar al-Assad and Russia. Shrugging off global condemnation, Russia and Mr. Assad have dispatched their aircraft to attack ...and more »

America's modest success in Syria, and why it's under threat - Christian Science Monitor

The US and its Arab partners have had some success backing rebels in southern Syria. But if the Assad regime wins in Aleppo, it could turn toward the south – changing the complexion of the war. By Taylor Luck, Correspondent November 2, 2016. close ...and more »