US increases sanctions under Caesar Act on Syria to pressure Assad to end civil war
With a State Department press release, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reported 14 new and even more radical sanctions against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad seeking to end the civil war. After nearly a decade of war, amid a deep economic crisis, Assad faces a new blow from U.S. sanctions against him, ...
Tensions grow between Russia, Iran in Syria
As war is waning, with Syrian regime forces reclaiming most of territory once controlled by rebel forces, Russia and Iran seem to be vying for influence in war-torn country
US: Syria may be using chemical weapons again
State Department warns Syria the U.S. and allies will 'respond quickly and appropriately'
Russia, Iran maneuver for influence in Syria
Moscow and Tehran are jostling to wield main influence over government of President Bashar al-Assad, adding further complexity to still-far-from-complete endgame of Syria’s brutal civil war, say diplomats and analysts
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