Tag: Bashar al-Assad

Russia restarts bombing campaign over rebel-held Syrian city of Idlib

Russia restarts bombing campaign over rebel-held Syrian city of Idlib

Senior representatives from scores of countries and international organisations have gathered this week in the Belgium capital in a fresh effort t [...]
New Assad statue triggers rare anti-government protests in Syria

New Assad statue triggers rare anti-government protests in Syria

Hundreds of Syrians took to the streets of the city of Deraa on Sunday in protest at the erection of a statue of President Bashar al-Assad’s fathe [...]
Human rights lawyers file first case against Assad at The Hague after 'breakthrough'

Human rights lawyers file first case against Assad at The Hague after 'breakthrough'

The Assad government, which is led by the Muslim Alawite minority, has faced accusations of repopulation along sectarian lines. In strategic areas [...]
‘Toxic chemicals’ containing chlorine WERE dropped in Syria attack, inspectors find

‘Toxic chemicals’ containing chlorine WERE dropped in Syria attack, inspectors find

WEAPONS inspectors say a “toxic chemical” containing chlorine was used in the outrageous air assault on the Syrian town of Douma. The s [...]
Global chemical weapons watchdog says chlorine was used in Douma

Global chemical weapons watchdog says chlorine was used in Douma

The OPCW said the report has been sent to the United Nations Security Council. Russia, a staunch ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, rejecte [...]
Iranian foreign minister and architect of Iran nuclear deal abruptly resigns

Iranian foreign minister and architect of Iran nuclear deal abruptly resigns

Iran's Foreign Minister has said he is stepping down, in a surprise announcement made on his Instagram account.  In a message on the platform, Moh [...]
Lebanese minister visits Damascus to discuss repatriation of refugees

Lebanese minister visits Damascus to discuss repatriation of refugees

Fears are growing for the 1.5 million Syrian refugees in Lebanon after the country's new refugees minister made a surprise visit to Damascus this [...]
Is tourism safe in Syria? French travel agent draws foreign ministry fire for offering 'cultural' tours

Is tourism safe in Syria? French travel agent draws foreign ministry fire for offering 'cultural' tours

Starting in April, the agency is offering ten-day tour by coach to the regime-held areas of southern Damascas and Latakia, as well as UNESCO-prote [...]
Alleged members of Assad's secret police arrested in Germany on suspicion of crimes against humanity

Alleged members of Assad's secret police arrested in Germany on suspicion of crimes against humanity

Prosecutors allege he was a senior officer in the General Intelligence Directorate, the Assad regime’s main domestic security service, where he se [...]
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