Russia expects deal with major rebel group in Syria’s Ghouta

BEIRUT (AP) — Russia’s military said Monday it expects to reach an agreement with a major Syrian rebel group to arrange its exit from the last rebel-held town in eastern Ghouta in another key victory for President Bashar Assad’s forces as they push to gain control of the region on the edge of Damascus. Douma […]

Syria opposition told to come to terms with Assad’s survival

BEIRUT (AP) — As Damascus reverses military losses in much of the country’s strategically important west, and foreign states cut support for rebel forces, diplomats from Washington to Riyadh are asking representatives of Syria’s opposition to come to terms with President Bashar Assad’s political survival. The country’s civil war has crossed the halfway point of […]