Saudi Arabia has backed rebels fighting Syrian leader Assad, but has also opposed Islamist militants within the insurgency
A boom in journalism is keeping opposition to Bashar Assad alive
U.S. container ship Cape Ray began neutralizing chemical materials that include mustard gas and components for the nerve agent sarin
Foreigners who entered the country "to join a terrorist group or perpetrate a terrorist act" would receive an amnesty if they surrender
Assad's dismissed the election as a charade, as the country is in the middle of a civil war
Rebel fighters, the political opposition in exile, Western powers and Gulf Arabs say no credible vote can be held
It was not so long ago that Bashar al-Assad’s enemies thought he was finished.
A confidential paper calls for a transitional body with full executive authority, but leaves the Syrian ruler's fate open