Bashar al-Assad

Syria to resume flights between Aleppo Airport, Cairo: Min.

Thu, 20 Feb 2020 - 01:55 GMT

Syrian Transport Minister Ali Hammoud announced intentions to operating flights between Cairo and the Aleppo International Airport, after a nine-year closure, starting March.

Assad receives an Arab NGO delegation

Mon, 07 Jan 2019 - 03:59 GMT

The Syrian president affirmed the importance of the role of popular unions and organizations in preserving Arab societies and raising awareness

Kuwait expects more Arab countries to reopen embassies in Damascus -KUNA

Tue, 01 Jan 2019 - 01:00 GMT

Kuwait said on Monday it expected more Arab countries to reopen embassies in Damascus in "coming days".

U.S.-led coalition reports recent air strikes on ISIS in Syria

Tue, 25 Dec 2018 - 10:10 GMT

The U.S.-led coalition in Syria conducted air strikes last week that destroyed facilities used by Islamic State.

Assad to attend Yalta International Economic Forum (YIEF) in April 2019

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 - 11:34 GMT

Assad has said at a meeting with a delegation from Crimea that he plans to attend the Yalta International Economic Forum in April 2019, if circumstances permit.

Air strikes hit Idlib on day of Syria summit in Tehran

Fri, 07 Sep 2018 - 10:46 GMT

Air strikes hit parts of Syria's rebel-held Idlib province on Friday, a war monitor said

Turkey's Erdogan arrives in Tehran for summit on Syria

Fri, 07 Sep 2018 - 08:30 GMT

Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Tehran on Friday for a meeting with his Iranian and Russian counterparts to discuss Syria

Damascus says Israeli planes target military positions in Syria

Wed, 05 Sep 2018 - 06:46 GMT

Israeli planes targeted military positions in Syria on Tuesday, but Syrian air defences confronted and downed some of the rockets.

White House threatens response if Syria uses chemical weapons again

Tue, 04 Sep 2018 - 10:10 GMT

With Syria apparently on the brink of a new spasm of violence, the White House warned on Tuesday.

Russia says Syria has right to chase rebels out of Idlib

Fri, 31 Aug 2018 - 02:07 GMT

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday the Syrian government had every right to chase militants out of the rebel-held enclave of Idlib

Despite tensions, Russia seeks U.S. help to rebuild Syria

Sat, 04 Aug 2018 - 12:40 GMT

Russia has used a closely guarded communications channel with America's top general to propose the two former Cold War foes cooperate to rebuild Syria.

Syrian opposition makes 50-member list to draft constitution

Wed, 25 Jul 2018 - 08:00 GMT

On the other hand, the Syrian regime has drawn up its list as well.

Syria rebels agree to surrender zone bordering Golan

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 - 11:40 GMT

Syrian rebels have agreed to surrender a sensitive area bordering the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights, a monitor and opposition source said Thursday.

Turkey's Erdogan says Syrian govt forces targetting Idlib could destroy accord

Sun, 15 Jul 2018 - 01:40 GMT

Erdogan told Russian leader Vladimir Putin an accord aimed at containing the Syrian conflict could be destroyed if Syrian government forces target the Idlib.

Army raises flag in Daraa, cradle of Syria revolt

Fri, 13 Jul 2018 - 12:50 GMT

Syria's army entered rebel-held parts of Daraa city, raising the national flag in the cradle of the uprising that sparked the country's seven-year war.

Russian jets strike rebel held town in Syria -opposition sources

Sat, 23 Jun 2018 - 10:03 GMT

Russian jets struck an opposition held town in southwest Syria on Sunday, opposition sources said.

Syria's Assad defies U.S., presses southwest assault

Sat, 23 Jun 2018 - 12:30 GMT

Syrian government helicopters dropped barrel bombs on opposition areas of the southwest on Friday for the first time in a year.

Syria's Assad says still pursuing political solution for rebel-held south

Wed, 13 Jun 2018 - 10:40 GMT

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Wednesday his government is still pursuing a political solution for Syria's rebel-held southwest.

Syria's Assad denies Russia makes decisions for him - interview

Sun, 10 Jun 2018 - 08:55 GMT

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad denied that military ally Russia was making decisions for him.

Assad raises prospect of US clash in Syria, hits back at Trump

Thu, 31 May 2018 - 08:38 GMT

President Bashar al-Assad said the U.S. should learn the lesson of Iraq and withdraw from Syria