Bashar al-Assad

Putin: Trump's Syria Withdrawal Is a 'Positive Step'

Russian President Vladimir Putin, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani met in the Black Sea city of Sochi, Russia, to discuss bringing the Syrian conflict to a close.

Man Sentenced For Smuggling ''Instruments of Death'

On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge James Selna agreed with prosecutors, and sentenced Syrian-American Rasheed Al Jijakli, 57, of Walnut, California for supplying Syrian rebels with "instruments of death."

Russia Wants Refugees to Return to Syria But Many Can't

"I know that the regime cannot be trusted," Jude Ash, a Syrian activist who is now an asylum applicant in the U.S., told Newsweek. "Any attempt by the regime to facilitate any transition or resolution, the main problem there is trust," he explained.