Syria

Trump Admin Escalates Sanctions on Syria’s Assad Regime

Syrian President Bashar al-AssadThe Trump administration issued on Wednesday wide-ranging new sanctions on Syrian president Bashar al Assad, a message to international companies that if they work with Assad’s regime they face crippling U.S. penalties, according to senior U.S. officials.

Putin Makes Rare Visit to Syria, Meets Assad

Vladimir PutinBEIRUT/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Vladimir Putin met Bashar al-Assad in Damascus on Tuesday, the Russian leader's second trip to Syria since Moscow intervened decisively on the Syrian president's behalf in a civil war.