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Latest platform for Syria's president: Instagram

Syria's embattled president already has a Facebook page, Twitter account and a YouTube channel. Now Bashar Assad is turning to the popular photo-sharing service Instagram in the latest attempt at improving his image as his country burns, posting pictures of himself and his glamorous wife surrounded Full story

Syrian war takes center stage on Ramadan TV series

Blasts echo in the distance as two longtime friends and neighbors sit along a narrow street in old Damascus chatting about Syria, when one of them calls the civil war raging in their home country a "crisis." Full story

Syria's Kurds mobilize to fight al-Qaida groups

A powerful Kurdish militia said Tuesday it is mobilizing against al-Qaida-linked rebels in northeastern Syria after a Kurdish opposition leader was killed in the area. Full story

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  McCain: ‘Our actions should not be dictated’ by Assad

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., visits Meet the Press to discuss the recent uprising in Syria and the use of chemical weapons by Syrian President Bashar Assad.

  Syria's Assad makes rare TV appearance

Syrian state television broadcast pictures of President Bashar Assad attending a religious ceremony in a mosque in Damascus on Thursday, to mark the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad. The appearance came amid reported shelling of areas outside the capital.'s Dara Brown reports.

  Assad showered with cheers, praise

Syrian President Bashar Assad receives a warm welcome from a crowd of supporters while delivering a rare speech on the current civil unrest in the country. NBC's Stephanie Gosk reports.

  On Syria's frontline: 'We fighting against terrorism'

Channel Four Europe’s Alex Thomson has the rare opportunity to meet some of Syrian President Bashar Assad's troops.

  Clinton warns Syria not to use chemical weapons

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton echoed President Obama’s recent vow to take action if Syrian President Bashar Assad uses chemical weapons during the ongoing clashes within his country. U.S. officials are also concerned about the rising influence of extremist groups within Syria. NBC’s Andrea Mitc

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