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Bashar Al-Assad


Hardship deepens amidst Syria's frozen conflict

February 13, 2022 4:50 pm

Today, the "martyrs salary" - given to families of people who have died for Damascus in the 11-year long war - barely pays for her diabetes medicine.

Analysis: Arabs ease Syria President Assad's isolation as US looks elsewhere

October 11, 2021 9:42 am

Anticipating a more hands-off approach from Washington, now preoccupied by the challenge of China, Arab leaders are driven by their own priorities, notably how to rehabilitate economies hammered by years of conflict and Covid-19.

Syria's Assad wins 4th term with 95% of vote, in election the West calls fraudulent

May 28, 2021 8:20 am

Assad's government says the election on Wednesday shows Syria is functioning normally despite the decade-old conflict, which has killed hundreds of thousands of people and driven 11 million people - about half the population - from their homes.

Explained: The state of the war in Syria, and the bloody battle for Idlib

February 25, 2020 8:41 am

Turkey has closed the border and is trying to seal itself from waves of displaced refugees as Assad presses forth with a brutal campaign to take back Idlib.

Russian envoys meet Syria's Assad, discuss post-war efforts, trade

April 20, 2019 4:15 pm

Formation of a constitutional committee is key to political reforms and new elections meant to unify Syria and end an eight-year war, which has killed hundreds of thousands of people and displaced about half of Syria's pre-war 22 million population.

With Bashar al-Assad on march, Syria rebels say cease fire agreed

July 06, 2018 6:40 pm

The rebels said the deal was brokered by Russia and would allow both fighters and civilians in opposition areas to settle their status with the government under Moscow's protection.

Syrian army targets south Damascus insurgent enclave

April 23, 2018 4:09 pm

UNRWA, the UN agency that cares for Palestinians, said on Sunday that conditions in Yarmouk were hellish. "There must be safe passage for the sick and the wounded and the dying civilians," said Chris Gunness, the UNRWA spokesman.

Syria airstrikes HIGHLIGHTS: NATO allies back attacks, US says 'locked and loaded' if chemical weapons used again

April 15, 2018 6:20 am

Syria airstrikes HIGHLIGHTS: During the meeting of the Security Council, UN Secretary General urged all member states to show restraint and avoid any acts that could escalate matters and worsen the suffering of the Syrians.

Vladimir Putin meets Bashar Assad ahead of Syria talks with Turkey and Iran

November 21, 2017 9:11 pm

"Regarding our joint operation to fight terrorists in Syria, this military operation is indeed coming to an end,'' Putin told Assad in televised remarks. "I'm pleased to see your willingness to work with everyone who wants peace and settlement.''

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani declares end of Islamic State

November 21, 2017 8:04 pm

Iranian media have often carried video and pictures of Soleimani, who commands the Quds Force, the branch of the Revolutionary Guards responsible for operations outside Iran, at frontline positions in battles against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.