Bashar al-Assad

  • July 24, 2017  

    Starting with the Arab Spring and fight against Syria’s Assad regime, through the brutal takeover by the Islamic State, a group of citizen journalists has been documenting life inside Raqqa under deadly circumstances. A new documentary tells their story. Matthew Heineman, director of “City of Ghosts,” and Abdal-Aziz Al-Hamza, one of the group’s members, join Jeffrey Brown for a conversation. Continue reading

  • July 20, 2017  

    A covert CIA program created under the Obama administration to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels to put pressure on the Assad regime will soon end, The Washington Post first reported Wednesday. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Faysal Itani of the Atlantic Council about how this policy change will affect Syria’s future and the country’s relationship with the U.S. Continue reading

  • June 27, 2017  

    The Trump administration delivered a new stark warning about the use of chemical weapons to the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad, saying the U.S. had detected “potential preparations” to use the banned weapons again; an April chemical attack that killed dozens of people prompted the U.S. to fire missiles at an air base. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports. Continue reading

  • A man gestures at U.S military vehicles driving in the town of Darbasiya next to the Turkish border, Syria April 28, 2017. REUTERS/Rodi Said TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTS14EG3
    June 19, 2017  

    An American aircraft shot down a Syrian air force fighter jet Sunday, prompting Russia to say it now considers all U.S. aircraft in the region a threat, and suspending its military hotline for coordination of air missions. John Yang reports and Judy Woodruff gets analysis from Faysal Itani of the Atlantic Council and former Defense Department official Andrew Exum. Continue reading

  • June 12, 2017  

    Hezbollah, considered a terrorist group by the U.S. and others, has been a crucial fighting force in Syria’s civil war, integral to the survival of the Assad regime. While the Lebanese militant group’s popularity across the Middle East has plummeted, its military might has been hugely strengthened, an evolution that is being anxiously watched by Israel. Special correspondent Jane Ferguson reports. Continue reading

  • U.S. President Donald Trump (R) sits next to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson during a bilateral meeting with China's President Xi Jinping (Not Pictured) at Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida. Photo by Reuters.
    April 27, 2017  

    President Trump’s mantra “America First” was a signal that he planned to focus on improving prospects at home. But in his first 100 days, global crises have challenged him with frequent and treacherous tests. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner looks back, then Hari Sreenivasan gets analysis from David Rothkopf of Foreign Policy and James Carafano of The Heritage Foundation. Continue reading

  • April 26, 2017  

    A searing new documentary on the Syrian civil war and the rise of the Islamic State group called “Hell on Earth” debuts at the Tribeca Film Festival this week. Hari Sreenivasan talks to journalist and the film’s co-director Sebastian Junger about the ways that war in Syria spills over into crisis around the world. Continue reading

  • April 13, 2017  

    In our news wrap Thursday, the U.S. military blasted Islamic State fighters with the biggest non-nuclear bomb in the American arsenal. Also, Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad continued to deny any role in a deadly poison gas attack. Meanwhile, the Pentagon acknowledged another coalition strike in Syria mistakenly killed 18 rebels battling ISIS. Continue reading

  • U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks during a news conference with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov following their talks in Moscow, Russia, April 12, 2017. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin - RTX35AIG
    April 12, 2017  

    Discord was on display at Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s Moscow meetings with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. The most immediate trigger for tensions was a deadly sarin gas attack in Syria, and the U.S. attack on a Syrian air base. Lavrov gave no ground on issues of Syria, Ukraine or Russian meddling in the U.S. election. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports. Continue reading

  • U.S. President Donald Trump arrives to deliver a statement about missile strikes on a Syrian airfield, at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach
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    President Donald Trump is appearing to rule out deeper American military intervention in Syria beyond the airstrikes he ordered. Continue reading

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