Biden Loses His Biggest Syria Battle Yet
With Assad's Arab League return, Syrian officials tell Newsweek Biden must end "illegal military presence of U.S. forces" and "unilateral coercive measures."
What Can the U.S. Learn From Middle East Diplomacy?
The Middle East is moving on from the United States.
The U.S. Should Support the Syrian Democratic Forces
Resolving the conflict between Washington's most important ally in Syria and NATO "ally" Turkey is a must.
Iran hails Syria's "new era," defends Persian Gulf action amid U.S. tension
Iran's U.N. Mission tells Newsweek the Islamic Republic's policies have "been effective at defeating the destructive policy of the West and ISIS."
Syria demands an end to America's last "forever war"
Syrian officials tell Newsweek U.S. policy "contradicts the responsibility entrusted to the United States...to strengthening international peace and security."
Assad—From Regional Pariah to Regional Participant
Arab-majority countries, including America's partners, aren't waiting for the U.S. to resume normal diplomatic relations with Syria. And they don't seem to care much about Washington's disapproval.
U.S. and Russian rescue teams may come face to face after Turkey earthquake
Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin have both vowed to send aid and dispatch search-and-rescue teams to the stricken country.
The U.S. Must Step in to Help the Kurds of Syria
The White House is suffering from tunnel vision on Ukraine (only made worse by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's visit to Washington, DC) and has forgotten another crucial theater of war and threat to U.S. interests: Syria.
Russia Moves S-300 Missiles From Syria Toward Ukraine Amid Losses: Report
The S-300 artillery reportedly traveled through the Bosporus in Turkey on its way to Novorossiysk, a Russian port along the Black Sea near Crimea.
Putin Helps Assad and Erdogan to Rekindle Syria-Turkey Ties in Blow to U.S.
For Erdogan to achieve his security goals, a former Turkish official told Newsweek that "it's unavoidable, indispensable to have a dialogue with Assad himself."
Syria Demands U.S. Withdraw Forces 'Immediately' After Rocket Strike
The Syrian government has long considered the presence of U.S. troops illegal.
With U.S. Absent on Syria, Turkey Finds Common Ground with Russia and Iran
The leaders of Iran, Russia and Turkey reportedly agreed U.S. sanctions and military presence in Syria must end.
The U.S. Problem on the Arabian Peninsula
The only way forward for the Emiratis and the Americans is to return to their strong bilateral cooperation in order to resolve real and painful differences.
Eleven Years Later, War Rages on in Syria
Listen to the stories of Syrians, learn from history and don't stay silent.
Assad Family Feud's Latest Twist Pulls in France, Decades of Intel Ties
Ribal al-Assad told Newsweek his exiled father Rifaat was chased back to Syria as a favor to Damascus—an allegation denied by France.
As War Threat Looms, Russia Holds Naval Drills With Nuke Bombers in Syria
The Russian military has dispatched two of its most advanced aircrafts for military exercises in the Mediterranean Sea.
Syria Joins China's Belt and Road, Seeking Lifeline to Defy U.S. Sanctions
Chinese ambassador to Syria, Feng Biao, said the deal would "strengthen Chinese participation in the economic reconstruction" of the war-torn country.
China Supports Syria Reconstruction, Security Cooperation in Leaders' Call
President Xi said China "supports the struggle of the Syrians in defending the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of their country."
The Torture Continues, Say Syrian Refugees Who Returned
Inconvenient as the stories of refugees who returned and found themselves detained and tortured in Syria might be to governments eager to move on, they should not be ignored.
Syria's President Has Rewarded Himself at Least $100M Int'l Aid, Group Says
"Assad does not merely profit from the crisis he has created. He has created a system that rewards him more the worse things get," the report said.
Bashar al-Assad Returns to World Stage in Defeat for US, Win for its Foes
The Syrian leader, once a political pariah, is now being welcomed back by many of the countries that cut him off 10 years ago, despite ongoing U.S. opposition.
The Unreality of U.S. Policy in Syria
Right now, the Biden administration's Syria policy is in a holding-pattern.
Vladimir Putin Says U.S. Military Presence in Syria is Illegal
"This clearly violates international law and doesn't allow you to make maximum efforts to consolidate the country," Putin told Assad, according to the Kremlin.
Germany Health Minister 'Anything but Happy' Syria Given Seat on WHO Board
Jens Spahn said that he was not pleased that Syria was confirmed for a spot on the World Health Organization executive board, amid decades-long war the Syrian government waged against dissenters.
Bashar al-Assad's Cousin Accuses World of Abandoning Syria's Democrats
The rigged election in Syria caps off the dictator's victory in a bloody decade-long battle to retain power.
Syria's Assad Wins Fourth Election, Second Since War and Ninth for Family
Syrian Parliament Speaker Hammouda al-Sabbagh announced Thursday that the incumbent Assad had won 95.1% of the vote, or 13,540,860 ballots, figures likely to be met with skepticism from opposition figures and Western powers that have derided the race as a sham.
Assad: 'Not Concerned' About Calls Presidential Election is Illegitimate
"The Assad regime's so-called presidential election is neither free nor fair," U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said.
Lebanese Protesters Call for Syrians to Return Home as They Cast Ballots
"If they want to vote, they can go home and vote there," one Lebanese protester said. "Since they love Bashar Assad, why don't they go home?"
Russia Turns Back U.S. Military Convoy in Syria Confrontation
Russia said the U.S. convoy had taken a route "without prior notice" as friction over deconfliction efforts grows between Washington, D.C., and Moscow.
Russia Tells U.S. Only Their Troops Are Welcome in Syria
Russia's embassy in Washington tweeted that the U.S. presence in Syria was "primarily illegal."