Syrian military source alleges Turkish role in Idlib offensive

BEIRUT/AMMAN - A Syrian military source accused Turkey on Monday of helping Islamist rebels to stage an assault on Idlib, a provincial capital which fighters seized at the weekend. | Video


Republicans see Obama as more imminent threat than Putin - Reuters/Ipsos poll 30 Mar 2015

WASHINGTON - A third of Republicans believe President Barack Obama poses an imminent threat to the United States, outranking concerns about Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. | Video


Syria gets Russian arms under deals signed since conflict began - Assad 30 Mar 2015

MOSCOW - Russia is supplying weapons to Damascus under contracts signed since the conflict in Syria began in 2011, as well as under earlier deals, President Bashar al-Assad said.


Syria's Assad says Islamic State has expanded since start of U.S. air strikes 30 Mar 2015

WASHINGTON - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said in a U.S. television interview that Islamic State, which has seized swaths of territory in Syria and Iraq, has been gaining recruits since the start of U.S.-led air strikes against the militant group.


Turkey says U.S.-led campaign to train Syria rebels delayed by Washington 27 Mar 2015

ISTANBUL - A campaign to train Syrian opposition forces to fight hardline Islamic State militants, which was due to start this month, has been delayed by Washington, Turkey's foreign minister said on Friday.

'Unholy alliance' of Islamists threatens Sweden - spy chief 27 Mar 2015

STOCKHOLM - Sweden, once cited by Osama bin Laden as the kind of country al Qaeda did not attack, is facing a rising threat from Islamist militants because of the crises in Iraq and Syria, its spy chief said in an interview on Friday.


Syria's Assad calls chlorine allegations 'malicious propaganda' - CBS 27 Mar 2015

WASHINGTON - President Bashar al-Assad of Syria dismissed as "malicious propaganda" allegations that his troops used chlorine gas in the fight against insurgent rebels, according to an interview broadcast on Friday on CBS "This Morning."

Exclusive: Chemical arms body to investigate allegations of Syrian chlorine gas attack - source 27 Mar 2015

THE HAGUE - The global chemical weapons watchdog will investigate allegations of a chlorine gas attack on a Syrian village that killed six and wounded dozens earlier this month, a source told Reuters on Thursday. | Video


Syria's Assad says West wants to weaken Russia 27 Mar 2015

MOSCOW - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has accused the West of trying to weaken Russia by turning Ukraine into a puppet state, a tactic he said had also been used against his own country.

Syria's Assad says open to dialogue with U.S. - CBS interview 27 Mar 2015

WASHINGTON - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is open to having a dialogue with the United States, but there can be no "pressuring of the sovereignty" of his country, he said in an excerpt of an interview with CBS' "60 Minutes" that aired on Thursday.

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More Syria prisoners reportedly freed after rebel takeover of Idlib

Video purports to show Islamist rebels freeing dozens of prisoners from a jail in Idlib, Syria, after an alliance of rebels seize the city. Mana Rabiee reports.