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North Korea state media says Syria's Assad wants to meet Kim

The KCNA report said Assad made the comments May 30 while receiving the credentials for the North Korean ambassador.

Will eliminate Bashar Assad if he lets Iran operate from Syria, says Israel

Iran blamed Israel for the attack but Jerusalem did not confirm or deny responsibility. Israel has prepared for extensive protective measures against any possible missile fire, including its battery of anti-missile systems.


Syria invites chemical weapons inspectors

A senior Russian lawmaker says Moscow is willing to help arrange a visit this week for experts from the international chemical weapons watchdog to the site of a suspected poison gas attack in Syria.

Syria's opposition, divided and varied, to get a new face

A sudden and ferocious battle outside the Syrian capital last week instigated by rebels with limited external support has overwhelmed the army and exposed Assad's forces as fundamentally ineffectual without outside support.

Syrian President Assad travels to Moscow to meet Vladimir Putin

Bashar and Putin stressed that the military operations in Syria, in which Moscow is the latest and most powerful addition, must lead to a political process.

Syria's Bashar al-Assad exploits US war against Islamic State

Syrian President Bashar Assad is taking advantage of the US-led coalition's war against the Islamic State group.


Syrian air raids kill 11 in extremist-held town

Two activist groups said Tuesday's air raids struck the town of al-Bab in Aleppo province.

At least 630 killed in jihadist offensive in Syria

It said the tally includes 39 civilians, 354 rebel fighters, including many from the Nusra Front, and 241 gunmen from the Islamic State.

Syrian President Assad re-elected in a landslide, West calls it a farce

Assad has captured another seven-year term in the middle of a bloody 3-year-old uprising against his rule.

Car bomber kills 6 at Syrian government checkpoint

A Syrian government official also confirmed the bombing but could not immediately confirm the death toll.