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Assad: Syria not in civil war, but attacked by Qaeda
Assad: Syria not in civil war, but attacked by Qaeda

Bashar al-Assad insisted Wednesday that Syria is not gripped by civil war but has been attacked by tens of thousands of foreign jihadist fighters allied to Al-Qaeda.

Assad: Syria not in civil war, but attacked by Qaeda
Assad: One year, $1 bn needed to destroy chem arms
Assad: One year, $1 bn needed to destroy chem arms

Defiant strongman Bashar Al-Assad promised Wednesday he would surrender Syria's chemical weapons but warned it would take at least a year to do so and cost one billion dollars.

Assad: One year, $1 bn needed to destroy chem arms
'Prove it,' US tells Assad on chemical arms vow
'Prove it,' US tells Assad on chemical arms vow

President Bashar al-Assad confirmed for the first time that Syria plans to give up its chemical weapons as the United States urged him and his Russian allies to quickly make good on his promise.

'Prove it,' US tells Assad on chemical arms vow
Top Syrian diplomat passes Assad's thanks to Russia
Top Syrian diplomat passes Assad's thanks to Russia

Syria's foreign minister passed on the personal thanks of President Bashar al-Assad to Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin for his support.

Top Syrian diplomat passes Assad's thanks to Russia
Obama, Assad go head-to-head in US interview duel
Obama, Assad go head-to-head in US interview duel

Presidents Barack Obama and Bashar Al-Assad will go head-to-head in dueling US television interviews Monday, as a crucial week dawns for the US leader's push for air attacks on Syria.

Obama, Assad go head-to-head in US interview duel
Assad warns of 'regional war' if West takes military action: report
Assad warns of 'regional war' if West takes military action: report

Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad warned Monday that Western military strikes risked igniting a "regional war" in the "powder keg" of the Middle East, in an interview with French newspaper Le Figaro.

Assad warns of 'regional war' if West takes military action: report
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Cyber attacks hit Twitter, New York Times

Twitter and The New York Times were hit with cyber attacks on Tuesday, with credit quickly claimed by a group backing embattled Syrian strongman Bashar Al-Assad.

Cyber attacks hit Twitter, New York Times
Assad says chemical weapons claims 'insult to common sense'
Assad says chemical weapons claims 'insult to common sense'

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said Western claims his regime used chemical weapons were an "insult to common sense".

Assad says chemical weapons claims 'insult to common sense'
Beirut car bomb kills 18 in Hezbollah stronghold
Beirut car bomb kills 18 in Hezbollah stronghold

A huge car bomb blast killed at least 18 people Thursday in a densely populated Beirut bastion of Lebanon's Shiite group Hezbollah, a military backer of Syria's embattled President Bashar al-Assad.

Beirut car bomb kills 18 in Hezbollah stronghold
Syria crisis can only be solved by 'striking terror with iron fist': Assad
Syria crisis can only be solved by 'striking terror with iron fist': Assad

Syria's crisis will only be solved by stamping out "terror", President Bashar al-Assad said on Sunday, in reference to rebels fighting his regime.

Syria crisis can only be solved by 'striking terror with iron fist': Assad
US calls Assad Instagram account 'repulsive'
US calls Assad Instagram account 'repulsive'

The United States on Wednesday denounced as "repulsive" an Instagram site by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, saying it did not reflect the reality of the civil war.

US calls Assad Instagram account 'repulsive'
UN fears for Homs civilians as siege worsens
UN fears for Homs civilians as siege worsens

Long-range weapons and tank attacks are being used in the worsening siege of the Syrian city of Homs.

UN fears for Homs civilians as siege worsens
Syria opposition vows to fight on to topple Assad
Syria opposition vows to fight on to topple Assad

Syria's opposition vowed Wednesday to fight on to topple President Bashar al-Assad, saying any political solution to the conflict must lead to the fall of the regime.

Syria opposition vows to fight on to topple Assad
US toughens stance on Syria after 'nerve gas attacks'
US toughens stance on Syria after 'nerve gas attacks'

The United States dramatically toughened its stance on Syria on Thursday, accusing Bashar al-Assad of using chemical weapons against his people and promising "military support" to rebel forces.

US toughens stance on Syria after 'nerve gas attacks'
60 Shiites killed in Syria as West seeks solution
60 Shiites killed in Syria as West seeks solution

At least 60 Shiite villagers died in clashes with rebels in eastern Syria while twin suicide bombings hit Damascus as the West moved to support the opposition following battlefield losses against pro-regime forces.

60 Shiites killed in Syria as West seeks solution
Syria rebels converge on airbase as US mulls support
Syria rebels converge on airbase as US mulls support

Syrian rebels have clashed with government troops after converging on a military airport in Aleppo.

Syria rebels converge on airbase as US mulls support
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France says 'no doubt' Assad regime has used sarin gas

France said Tuesday it had proof President Bashar al-Assad's regime has used the deadly nerve agent sarin gas in Syria's civil war, adding that "all options," including armed intervention, are on the table.

France says 'no doubt' Assad regime has used sarin gas
'Very confident' Assad talks of new front with Israel
'Very confident' Assad talks of new front with Israel

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad threatened Israel with renewed fighting in the Golan Heights and said Russia was committed to supplying him with advanced missiles.

'Very confident' Assad talks of new front with Israel
Syria's Assad to seek third term if people want: FM
Syria's Assad to seek third term if people want: FM

Embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who is facing a two-year rebellion against his rule, will run for a third term in 2014 if the people want him to.

Syria's Assad to seek third term if people want: FM
Obama and Erdogan demand Assad step down
Obama and Erdogan demand Assad step down

US President Barack Obama and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan insisted Thursday Bashar al-Assad must step down amid a flurry of moves to organize peace talks to end Syria's bloody civil war.

Obama and Erdogan demand Assad step down