It said the tally includes 39 civilians, 354 rebel fighters, including many from the Nusra Front, and 241 gunmen from the Islamic State.
Assad has captured another seven-year term in the middle of a bloody 3-year-old uprising against his rule.
A Syrian government official also confirmed the bombing but could not immediately confirm the death toll.
Assad claims Putin’s move in eastern Ukraine prevented “terrorist extremists” from taking power in Kiev.
With little progress to show after months of international pressure for the conference in Geneva, the U.N. mediator hoping to broker an end to Syria’s civil war defended their pace.
The mid-morning blasts hit Beirut’s upscale neighbourhood of Janah,a Hezbollah stronghold.
Lebanese officials estimate there are 1.4 million Syrians in the country,including 800,000 registered refugees.
Syrian President Bashar Assad said his government will allow international experts access to its chemical weapons sites.
The deal announced by the diplomats on the third day of intense negotiations in Geneva.
Development means Syria crisis likely to dominate G20 summit beginning today.
Kerry’s assertion coincided with the beginning of a forceful administration appeal for congressional support.
A group that supports Syrian President Bashar Assads regime claimed responsibility.
A group that supports Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime claimed responsibility.
G8 leaders are divided over the issue of arming the rebels in Syria
Assad says Europe will pay the price if it arms rebels