Assad: Trump will be an ally - if he fights terrorismSyrian President says U.S. President-elect will be a "natural ally" if he fulfills his pledge to fight "terrorists".
Assad: The West is growing weakerSyrian President claims Western powers are "becoming much weaker" in Syria, praises Russia.
Assad: Photo of 5-year-old Omran was 'forged'Syria's President says photo of 5-year-old who covered in dust and blood in Aleppo had been manipulated.
Assad: There's no contradiction between Israel and ISISSyria’s President claims Israel is supporting the "terrorists" in his country, including jihadist groups like ISIS.
Assad: We have 'no option' but to expel rebels from AleppoSyrian President warns rebels in Aleppo that unless they agree to a deal, his forces would have "no option" but to expel them from the city.
UN awarded contracts to Assad associates despite sanctionsGuardian newspaper reveals the UN has awarded contracts to people closely associated with Syrian President as part of an aid program.
Rebels, civilians allowed to evacuate from DarayaRebel fighters and civilians are to evacuate the besieged town of Daraya near the Syrian capital under an accord struck on Thursday,
Russia sides with UN against AssadRussia appalled by report Assad used chlorine gas. "We must prevent such things from happening, even in the fog of war."
U.S. calls for Assad to be held accountable for chemical attacksWhite House says it is "impossible to deny" that Syria launched chemical weapon attacks.
Turkish PM: Assad may have a short term role in SyriaTurkish Prime Minister says his country is willing to accept a role for Syrian President during a transitional period.
Watch: Too shocked to cryAn Aleppo boy sits alone and bloodied in an ambulance while rescue workers try to save his family from their bombed home.
Kerry helpless as Russia refuses to rein in AssadJohn Kerry calls on Russia to 'restrain' Assad's war campaigns on the date they had planned to meet at the negotiating table.
Calls grow for Syria regime to end Aleppo siegeAid agencies urgently call on Bashar al-Assad regime to allow for supplies and civilians to come in and out of the besieged city.
United States announces more sanctions on AssadTreasury announces fresh sanctions targeting the arms and financial networks of the Syrian President's government.
Assad accuses Erdogan of exploiting coupSyrian President Bashar al-Assad accused Turkish President Erdogan: He used the coup d'etat to implement his own agenda.
Syria's Assad says Russia 'never' spoke of departureIn NBC interview Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad says US journalist killed by regime fire responsible for her own death.
Assad: West's support for the opposition caused terrorismSyrian President tells European parliamentarians that western governments' support for Syrian opposition groups caused terrorism in Europe.
Watch: Russian pilots downed, killed by ISISBattlefield video shows ISIS shooting down Russian helicopter, celebrating as pilots fall to their deaths.
Syria's Assad makes rare appearance outside capital for EidSyrian dictator rarely seen in public since outbreak of civil war; when he does, it's usually in the safety of his capital city.
Assad claims: Western nations are secretly doing deals with usSyrian President hints that Western nations are secretly doing deals with his country despite openly criticizing him.
Russia blasts American diplomats' calls to strike AssadRussian officials criticize cable signed by a group of U.S. diplomats urging strikes against Syrian President.
Kerry warns Assad against truce violationsSecretary of State John Kerry warns Syrian President of "repercussions" if his regime violates ceasefire being negotiated in Aleppo.
Surprise surprise: Assad's party wins Syrian electionsIn widely expected victory, Syrian dictator's party wins another 'landslide' - though defying him was impossible.
Syrian opposition rejects UN proposal for Assad to staySyria's opposition has rejected a proposal from UN envoy that would have kept Bashar Al-Assad as president during a political transition.
Syria starts to voteControversial parliamentary election in regime-controlled areas begins, even as second round of Geneva talks kicks off amid tension.
Revealed: How Assad cheated global sanctions'Panama Papers' show how Syrian regime established shadow companies in the Seychelles to fool the world and fund its war.
Russia denies it agreed to dethrone AssadKremlin spokesperson denies Russia agreed with US to exile Assad, despite his curiously timed elections announcement.
Russian pressure? Assad is ready for electionsOn heels of report revealing Russia agreed to turn its back on Assad and have him exiled, Assad says he has 'no problem' with elections.
White House: Assad role in unity government a 'non-starter'White House says Syrian President should not be part of any transitional unity government.
State Department welcomes Assad recapture of PalmyraUnited States welcomes the victory of Syrian President over ISIS in historic city of Palmyra, despite concern over his brutal record.
ISIS orders civilians in Syria's Palmyra to fleeISIS tells 15,000 civilians to abandon city of Palmyra, as pro-Assad forces approach.
Syria: Assad's fate has 'nothing to do' with peace talksSyria's regime reiterates its stance that peace talks in Geneva will not address the future of President Bashar Al-Assad.
Ceasefire in Syria: Bad for the Jews?The US-Russia ceasefire in Syria, and Russia's partial pullout from the venue, could be dangerous for Israel.
Syrian opposition: Assad must go, dead or aliveSyria's opposition says Assad must leave power if looming peace talks to end five years of civil war are to succeed.
Glimmer of hope as Syria war enters sixth yearNext week marks start of year 6 for Syrian war. Rare ceasefire likely to unravel if Assad's ouster cannot be agreed upon.
Saudis demand Assad leave with no delaySaudi FM says diplomatic process must start with Assad's ouster, emphasizing Syrians have already voted him out 'with their guns.'
Assad: We'll do our part to ensure ceasefire succeedsSyrian President pledges to do his part to guarantee the success of shaky ceasefire, says it brings hope to the war-torn country.
Assad announces parliamentary elections in AprilHours after a new ceasefire is announced, Syrian President says parliamentary elections are to be held on April 13.
Assad wants to be remembered as the man who 'saved Syria'Syrian President tells Spanish newspaper he is ready for a ceasefire, but only if "terrorists" don't exploit it.
Syrian rebels to accept ceasefire if Russia stops airstrikesSyrian rebels set out terms of ceasefire, agree to cessation of violence if Russia stops airstrikes.
Russia and Assad heading to a crisis?After Assad vows to retake all of Syria, Moscow tells him to tone it down, warning he may find himself in 'a very difficult situation.'
Assad: International ceasefire plan 'difficult' to implementSyria's President pours cold water on an internationally backed plan for a ceasefire.
Assad: We welcome peace but won't stop fighting 'terrorists'Syria's President vows to retake the entire country from “terrorists” even if a ceasefire agreement is reached.
Russian engineers working with ISIS in Syria to produce gasWhile Russia says it is fighting terror group, new evidence shows it is cutting economic deals amid the bloodshed in Syria.
One in ten Syrians has been killed or injured in conflict470,000 people have been killed in the Syrian conflict which is heading into its sixth year. 85 percent of population is destitute.
Abbas 'firmly' backs Russian airstrikes for AssadRussian Federation Council head meets with Abbas, says he finally showed hand in supporting Assad's regime in civil war.
Assad's mother dies at 86Anissa Makhlouf Al-Assad, mother of Syrian President, dies in Damascus after reportedly having been ill for years.
Russia accused of creating 'new Hitler' in SyriaSyrian opposition likens Assad to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, in attack on Russia's interference in Syrian civil war at start of peace talks.
Russian strikes have helped 'turn around' situation in SyriaRussian FM: Air strikes helped beat back terrorists, prop up Bashar al-Assad.
Russia denies it asked Assad to step downSpokesman for the Kremlin denies reports that Putin sent a senior intelligence official to Damascus to ask Assad to step down.
Washington sees Assad remaining in power until 2017American timeline for Syria obtained by AP determines Obama will leave office before Assad does.
Saudi King blames Assad for the rise of ISISSaudi King Salman says Syrian President aided the rise of the Islamic State group.
Putin says works 'easily' with both US, Damascus on Syria crisisRussian President claims unwavering support for Assad helps negotiating with all sides on issue.
Watch: McCain flabbergasted that Kerry supports Russia's bombing'I'm not making this up,' says an incensed McCain quoting Kerry's support for Russian bombing of US-backed Syrian opposition forces.
NGO has 'damning evidence' of Assad's crimes against humanityPhotos of thousands who reportedly were murdered and tortured in Syrian government detention centers confirmed by HRW.
Assad: We won't talk to 'terrorists'Syrian President says he will not join peace talks proposed by world powers, because "terrorist groups" are joining.
Syrian opposition agrees to negotiate with regimeUnprecedented talks with Assad's regime outlined in opposition meeting, but they say he still must go.