Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has spurned any hopes of negotiations in the war in Syria, calling rebels terrorists. the international community responsed with concern and anger at Assad's speech, his first in public in more than half a year.
More than 400 Egyptians will face military trials in connection to violence that followed the ouster of former President Mohammed Morsi. In recent tribunals, hundreds of Egyptians have been sentenced to death.
Syrian troops have gassed fighters for the "Islamic State" who were trying to capture a major airbase, a watchdog reports. Government troops and various rebel factions have long fought over the air base.
John Kerry has hailed the successes of the US-led coalition in airstrikes against the "Islamic State." Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says the attacks from above have done little to halt the group.
Bashar al-Assad says US-led airstrikes on the "Islamic State" (IS) have failed to produce results. US Secretary of State John Kerry says the international coalition against IS will most likely need to exist for years.
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