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Putin: Syria chemical weapons attacks 'unfounded accusations'

Putin: Syria chemical weapons attacks 'unfounded accusations'

Putin tells Netanyahu it is 'unacceptable' to make accusations of chemical weapons attack against Assad regime.

Haley: Syrians don't want Assad as their leader

Haley: Syrians don't want Assad as their leader

Ambassador Nikki Haley says the United States does not believe that Syrians people Assad as their leader.

Haley: Removing Assad no longer our priority

Haley: Removing Assad no longer our priority

American ambassador to the UN says Syrian President's removal is not a priority for Trump administration.

Assad responds to Israeli air strikes

Assad responds to Israeli air strikes

President Assad claims the Russian deployment near his southern border can prevent confrontations between Syria and Israel.

Israel treats more than 2,600 wounded Syrians

Israel treats more than 2,600 wounded Syrians

IDF says Israel has treated more than 2,600 Syrians wounded in the civil war which has raged across its northern neighbor since 2011.

Assad: Some of the refugees are 'terrorists'

Assad: Some of the refugees are 'terrorists'

Syrian President asserts that some of the millions of refugees who have fled his country conflict are "terrorists".

Syrian Foreign Minister calls on refugees to return to Syria

Syrian Foreign Minister calls on refugees to return to Syria

Foreign Minister of the Assad regime calls upon Syrian refugees who fled the carnage of the country’s civil war to come back to Syria.

Report: Assad named as responsible for chemical attacks

Report: Assad named as responsible for chemical attacks

For the first time, investigators say they suspect Syrian President and his brother are responsible for the use of chemical weapons.

Assad: Israel alone is our enemy

Assad: Israel alone is our enemy

As the civil war in Syria rages on, Syrian President makes clear that 'Israel alone' is Syria's enemy.

Assad: Victory in Aleppo a 'huge step' towards ending the war

Assad: Victory in Aleppo a 'huge step' towards ending the war

Syrian President says a victory for his army in Aleppo would be a "huge step" towards ending the country's five-year civil war.

Syrian children's hospital hit in government airstrikes

Syrian children's hospital hit in government airstrikes

Syria resumes airstrikes on Aleppo, hitting a children's hospital, a blood, bank, and a school.

Assad: Trump will be an ally - if he fights terrorism

Assad: Trump will be an ally - if he fights terrorism

Syrian President says U.S. President-elect will be a "natural ally" if he fulfills his pledge to fight "terrorists".

Assad: The West is growing weaker

Assad: The West is growing weaker

Syrian President claims Western powers are "becoming much weaker" in Syria, praises Russia.

Assad: Photo of 5-year-old Omran was 'forged'

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 ISIS

Assad: No contradiction between Israel and ISIS

Syria’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 Aleppo

Assad: 'No option' but to expel rebels from Aleppo

Syrian 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 sanctions

UN awarded contracts to Assad associates

Guardian 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 Daraya

Rebels, civilians allowed to evacuate from Daraya

Rebel 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 Assad

Russia sides with UN against Assad

Russia 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 attacks

U.S. calls for Assad to be held accountable

White House says it is "impossible to deny" that Syria launched chemical weapon attacks.

Turkish PM: Assad may have a short term role in Syria

Turkish PM: Assad may have a short term role

Turkish Prime Minister says his country is willing to accept a role for Syrian President during a transitional period.

Watch: Too shocked to cryplayer

Watch: Too shocked to cry

An 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 Assad

Kerry helpless as Russia refuses to rein in Assad

John 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 siege

Calls grow for Syria regime to end Aleppo siege

Aid 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 Assad

U.S. announces more sanctions on Assad

Treasury announces fresh sanctions targeting the arms and financial networks of the Syrian President's government.

Assad accuses Erdogan of exploiting coup

Assad accuses Erdogan of exploiting coup

Syrian 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 departure

Assad says Russia 'never' spoke of departure

In 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 terrorism

Assad: Support for opposition caused terrorism

Syrian President tells European parliamentarians that western governments' support for Syrian opposition groups caused terrorism in Europe.

Watch: Russian pilots downed, killed by ISISplayer

Watch: Russian pilots downed, killed by ISIS

Battlefield video shows ISIS shooting down Russian helicopter, celebrating as pilots fall to their deaths.

Syria's Assad makes rare appearance outside capital for Eid

Assad makes rare appearance outside Damascus

Syrian 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 us

Assad: Western nations secretly dealing with us

Syrian President hints that Western nations are secretly doing deals with his country despite openly criticizing him.

Russia blasts American diplomats' calls to strike Assad

Russia blasts diplomats' calls to strike Assad

Russian officials criticize cable signed by a group of U.S. diplomats urging strikes against Syrian President.

Kerry warns Assad against truce violations

Kerry warns Assad against truce violations

Secretary 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 elections

Surprise surprise: Assad wins Syrian elections

In widely expected victory, Syrian dictator's party wins another 'landslide' - though defying him was impossible.

Syrian opposition rejects UN proposal for Assad to stay

Syrian opposition rejects Assad's staying

Syria'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 vote

Syria starts to vote

Controversial parliamentary election in regime-controlled areas begins, even as second round of Geneva talks kicks off amid tension.

Revealed: How Assad cheated global sanctions

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 Assad

Russia denies it agreed to dethrone Assad

Kremlin spokesperson denies Russia agreed with US to exile Assad, despite his curiously timed elections announcement.

Russian pressure? Assad is ready for elections

Russian pressure? Assad is ready for elections

On 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: Assad role in unity a 'non-starter'

White House says Syrian President should not be part of any transitional unity government.