Bashar Assad

Syria's Assad visits Iran for first time in 3 years

Syria's Assad visits Iran for first time in 3 years

Syrian President Bashar Assad paid a working visit to Tehran for the first time in more than three years and met with the Iranian leadership on Sunday, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported. Assad discussed bilateral relations as …

Assad appoints new Syrian Defense Minister

Assad appoints new Syrian Defense Minister

General Ali Mahmoud Abbas became the new Syrian Defense Minister. This is stated in the Syrian leader's office. "President Assad issued Decree 115 on the appointment of Major General Ali Mahmoud Abbas as Minister of …

Why the UAE is publicly embracing Syria

Why the UAE is publicly embracing Syria

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s weekend trip to the UAE should come as no surprise, even though it appears to have thrown some observers in Washington off balance

Assad visits UAE

Assad visits UAE

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad paid a working visit to the UAE. According to the Syrian President’s press service, he met with the Vice-President, the UAE Prime Minister, and the Ruler of Dubai, Mohammed bin Rashid Al …

Syrian president pardons deserters from army

Syrian president pardons deserters from army

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad issued a presidential decree on pardoning military deserters, according to the state news agency SANA. The amnesty covers the desertion-related crimes of military personnel who fled their positions to …

Expo 2020 shows states as they want to present themselves

Expo 2020 shows states as they want to present themselves

Spend a few hours wandering the manicured walkways of the Expo 2020 grounds and the world -- or at least this sanitized version in the Dubai desert -- feels at peace and in harmony. But, for many nations, it's all a façade, …

Biden's next move - withdrawal from Syria?

Biden's next move - withdrawal from Syria?

America’s withdrawal from Afghanistan has made its Kurdish allies in eastern Syria nervous. The White House was quick to reassure the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) that it would not initiate a …

The Limits on China’s Role in Syria

The Limits on China’s Role in Syria

Last week, Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad was re-elected with 95 percent of the vote. He has been keen to portray the poll as a sign that the country is returning to normality after a decade of chaos and civil war. That is important if …

Kremlin: Russian assistance helped Syria to avoid disaster

Kremlin: Russian assistance helped Syria to avoid disaster

Heavy Russian assistance helped Damascus avoid a disaster and Syria's surrender to Islamists, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told the media on Friday. "Over the past 4-5 years heavy assistance from our country …

Bashar al-Assad wins presidential election in Syria

Bashar al-Assad wins presidential election in Syria

Speaker of the People’s Council of Syria Hammouda Sabbagh announced on Thursday the results of the vote in the May 26 presidential election. "The incumbent President Bashar al-Assad won the election, securing the support of …

Putin and Assad discuss supplies of Covid-19 vaccines to Syria

Putin and Assad discuss supplies of Covid-19 vaccines to Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin has discussed the issue of supplying Russian coronavirus vaccines to Syria in a phone call with his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad, the Kremlin reported Monday following the conversation initiated by the …

Syrian President Assad to run for re-election in May

Syrian President Assad to run for re-election in May

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday submitted documents to run for a third term in an election scheduled for May 26, parliament's speaker said on state media. Parliament announced the election on Sunday. Washington and the …

First woman ever applies to run for president of Syria

First woman ever applies to run for president of Syria

A woman from Damascus has applied to run for president of Syria, the parliament speaker said, making her the first female to make a bid for the country's top job. The presidential election, the second since the country’s …