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Bashar al-Assad recovers from COVID-19

Bashar al-Assad recovers from COVID-19

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his wife Asma have recovered from COVID-19 and have tested negative for the disease, the Syrian presidency said on Tuesday. "After the end of the quarantine period, symptoms of COVID-19 and …

10 years of war in Syria: what changed

10 years of war in Syria: what changed

As Syria's deadly civil war marks a grim 10-year milestone, Russia is opening the door for potential cooperation with a new U.S. administration struggling to reorient after a series of mission shifts has left Washington outpaced by other foreign powers active in the country, Newsweek writes. "There is an urgent need for the international community to put aside politically motivated aspirations and join efforts to help the Syrians rebuild their country heavily damaged by the war," the Russian embassy in Washington told Newsweek

Bashar Assad and his wife test positive for COVID-19

Bashar Assad and his wife test positive for COVID-19

Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad and his wife Asma have tested positive for COVID-19 after showing minor symptoms, his office said on Monday. The Syrian leader and his spouse, who announced her recovery from breast cancer in …

Assad interrupts speech after brief drop in blood pressure

Assad interrupts speech after brief drop in blood pressure

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has halted a speech in parliament, telling legislators he needed to "sit down for a minute" after suffering a drop in blood pressure. The 54-year-old was half an hour through his speech on …

Russia to brief Syria on talks with Turkey

Russia to brief Syria on talks with Turkey

Russian President Vladimir Putin will brief his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad on the outcome of his negotiations with Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry …

Assad: most Arab countries maintain relations with Syria

Assad: most Arab countries maintain relations with Syria

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said that most Arab countries have maintained their relations with Syria, but not publicly, because they fear pressures. According to him, these countries have expressed their …

Maas: situation in Idlib is humanitarian catastrophe

Maas: situation in Idlib is humanitarian catastrophe

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas called for a political solution to the Idlib crisis. According to him, fierce fighting between Russian-backed Syrian government forces and Turkish-backed insurgents is causing a …

Ukrainian performance of Erdogan

Ukrainian performance of Erdogan

The Turkish president's visit to Kiev have given rise to the question of what Ankara and ... Moscow relations are like

Putin pays visit to Damascus, meets Syria’s al-Assad

Putin pays visit to Damascus, meets Syria’s al-Assad

Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in Damascus for a visit, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Tuesday, TASS reports. "Vladimir Putin travelled from the airport to the headquarters of the Russian Armed Forces group in …

Assad condoles with Iran on Soleimani death

Assad condoles with Iran on Soleimani death

In his message to Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Syrian president Bashar Assad expressed confidence that such a crime will reinforce Resistance Axis’ determination to stand against US destructive policies in the region as …

Russia to receive Syrian oil?

Russia to receive Syrian oil?

Syrian and Russian companies have begun joint work on oil and gas geological exploration in the Mediterranean Sea, adviser to Syrian President Bashar Assad Bouthaina Shaaban said. "This is the first time I say this …