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Zeina Karam

AP Beirut Bureau Chief

Beirut Bureau Chief for the Associated Press, covering Lebanon and Syria.

Zeina Karam
23 Oct 2015

Assad's trip to Moscow bolsters sense he will survive civil war

Russia's military intervention in Syria has deepened the sense that President Bashar al-Assad may survive the country's civil war, and his surprise visit to Moscow -- a first foray out in nearly five years -- underscores how emboldened the Syrian leader has become.

23 Oct 2015