Syrian President Bashar Assad

Assad praises Egypt revolt against president

BEIRUT (AP) – Syria’s embattled president on Wednesday praised Egypt’s protests against their leader and said his overthrow by the military means the end of “political Islam.” President Bashar Assad, who is seeking to crush […]


Fire fighters at scene of car bomb, Damascus, Syria, Syrian official news agency SANA photo. (AP Photo)

Bomb tears through Damascus, killing 14 people

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A powerful bomb ripped through a bustling commercial district of Damascus on Tuesday, killing at least 14 people, shattering store fronts and bringing Syria’s civil war to the heart of the capital for the second consecutive day.


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Syrian premier escapes bomb attack in Damascus

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria’s prime minister escaped a brazen assassination attempt Monday when a bomb exploded near his convoy in Damascus, state media reported, in the latest attack to target a top official in President Bashar Assad’s regime.


Syrian President Bashar Assad

List of major assassination attempts in Syria’s conflict

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian opposition forces have targeted government officials, army and police officers and civil servants in their campaign to topple President Bashar Assad’s regime.


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Syria threatens to retaliate for Israeli airstrike

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria threatened Thursday to retaliate for an Israeli airstrike and its ally Iran said there will be repercussions for the Jewish state over the attack. U.S. officials said Israel launched a rare airstrike inside Syria on Wednesday.


A look at the Americans killed in embassy attack

(AP) – Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed during an attack on the Benghazi consulate in Libya on Tuesday. A look at the victims: Chris Stevens: The career diplomat spoke Arabic and […]