Bashar al-Assad

A supporter of Syrian president Bashar Hafez al-Assad waves a flag bearing a picture of the president at a rally to urge Congress to vote against a limited military strike against the Syrian military in response to allegations that Assad has used sarin gas to kill civilians on September 7, 2013. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

In Interview With CBS News, Assad Denies Using Chemical Weapons

The dictator sat down for an interview with CBS This Morning anchor Charlie Rose as Congress mulls whether to authorize the use of force in Syria.

09/08/2013

Secretary of State John Kerry testifies in the House on Sept. 4, 2013 (credit: CBS 2)

Senate Panel Approves Plan To Strike Syria

The United States moved one step closer to launching military action against Syria on Wednesday.

09/04/2013

Sen. Robert Menendez (file / credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Menendez: In Order To Change Situation In Syria, It’s Time To Arm Rebels

Menendez said the conflict has caused a refugee crisis, given rise to terror groups and puts Syria’s stockpile of chemical weapons at risk of falling into the wrong hands.

05/07/2013

Bashar al-Assad

Columbia University Under Fire For Admitting Media Aid To Syrian President Al-Assad

Syrian rights groups are demanding Columbia University rescind the admission of the daughter of the Syrian ambassador to the United Nations, who has alleged ties to Syrian president Bashar al-Assad.

06/12/2012

An image grab taken from Syrian state TV shows Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. (credit: DSK/AFP/GettyImages)

Local Families With Ties To Syria Worry About Loved Ones Back Home

Tempers flared among members of the Syrian community in Paterson, New Jersey as there were new reports of mass murder and international leaders debated what to do.

06/07/2012