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Bashar Assad


Assad steps in from the Cold, but Syria is still shattered

October 18, 2021 7:57 pm

Syria’s northwest is run by jihadis formerly associated with al-Qaida who expend more effort trying to open a line to Western countries than they do to Assad.

US military denies American troops in Syria were attacked

July 05, 2021 9:45 am

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the rockets were fired from areas controlled by Iran-backed fighters in the area of Mayadeen, also in Deir el-Zour.

Syria: UK sanctions Assad allies

March 15, 2021 9:46 pm

The fresh wave of sanctions come as Syria marks 10 years of brutal civil war. The sanctions target those accused of "repressing the Syrian people."

Syria's Assad: Western sanctions hinder return of refugees

November 11, 2020 5:57 pm

Critics say the time is not ripe yet for the return of refugees, insisting the first priority should be to make it safe for people to go back to the war-torn country.

North Korea state media says Syria's Assad wants to meet Kim

June 03, 2018 4:09 pm

The KCNA report said Assad made the comments May 30 while receiving the credentials for the North Korean ambassador.

Will eliminate Bashar Assad if he lets Iran operate from Syria, says Israel

May 07, 2018 4:25 pm

Iran blamed Israel for the attack but Jerusalem did not confirm or deny responsibility. Israel has prepared for extensive protective measures against any possible missile fire, including its battery of anti-missile systems.

Syria invites chemical weapons inspectors

April 10, 2018 7:10 pm

A senior Russian lawmaker says Moscow is willing to help arrange a visit this week for experts from the international chemical weapons watchdog to the site of a suspected poison gas attack in Syria.

Syria's opposition, divided and varied, to get a new face

November 22, 2017 12:46 pm

A sudden and ferocious battle outside the Syrian capital last week instigated by rebels with limited external support has overwhelmed the army and exposed Assad's forces as fundamentally ineffectual without outside support.

Syrian President Assad travels to Moscow to meet Vladimir Putin

October 21, 2015 6:45 pm

Bashar and Putin stressed that the military operations in Syria, in which Moscow is the latest and most powerful addition, must lead to a political process.

Syria's Bashar al-Assad exploits US war against Islamic State

October 22, 2014 9:33 am

Syrian President Bashar Assad is taking advantage of the US-led coalition's war against the Islamic State group.