US attacks on IS group may help Assad: Pentagon chief

Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel acknowledged Thursday that Syria`s President Bashar al-Assad could "benefit" from US-led air strikes against the Islamic State group, one of the regime`s adversaries.

Russian FM says Syrian President Assad won`t go

Russia`s foreign minister said on Saturday that Syrian President Bashar Assad has no intention of stepping down and it would be impossible to try to persuade him otherwise.

Syria`s President reported to have ordered no shooting

Fridays offer the only chance for Syrians to assemble in large numbers.