Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Thursday that "international cooperation" was necessary to crush the Islamic State group, which is the target of a US-led campaign.
Ruling party leaders removed in a reshuffle this week had made mistakes while in office, Syria`s President Bashar al-Assad told the Baath party`s mouthpiece in an interview published on Thursday.
Iraq`s cabinet unveiled sweeping reforms to a law barring members of Saddam Hussein`s Baath party from public life on Sunday, in a bid to head off months of rallies by country`s Sunni Arab minority.
Pro-government troops in Syria are waging a war with well-armed groups of Al Qaeda militants, Syrian Information Minister Omran al-Zoebi said Monday.
The UN says over 3,500 people in Syria have been killed in the crackdown since the start of the uprising in mid-March.
The move could allow for a change in power in Syria ruled for decades by the Baath party.
Only one in five candidates accused of being loyalists to Saddam Hussein`s regime successfully fought an order banning them from running in Iraq`s national elections next month, officials said on Sunday.
Iraq has deployed thousands of reinforcements along its border with Syria to prevent insurgents from crossing the desert frontier.
Day in Pics: 28th November
Showbiz World - November 28, 2014