ARTICLES RELATING TO BASHAR AL-ASSAD

Russian strike kills reporter in Syria

2016-07-11 16:54

Al-Jazeera news channel says one of its freelance reporters in northern Syria was killed in an air strike by Russian forces supporting President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

Air strikes batter rebels ahead of Syria ceasefire

2016-02-26 15:57

Intense Russian air strikes have battered rebel bastions across Syria, just hours before a deadline for a landmark ceasefire.

UN: Syrian families plagued by disappearances

2016-02-13 12:47

UN experts have raised the alarm over enforced disappearances in Syria, which has been ravaged by conflict for nearly five years.

Obama pushes for calm in angry Russia-Turkey row

2015-11-30 22:27

US President Barack Obama has pushed for a "de-escalation" of a furious war of words over Turkey's downing of a Russian warplane, a White House official says.

Hezbollah announces truce covering three Syrian towns

2015-09-26 12:50

Hassan Nasrallah says a six-month truce has been agreed for rebel-held town of Zabadani and two Shia towns in northwest.

Merkel: Assad must be involved in talks

2015-09-24 12:16

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says President Bashar al-Assad should be involved in any Syrian peace talks, amid mounting pressure to end the conflict.

Assad confidante dies of illness

2015-06-28 14:10

Mohammed Nasif Khayrbik, a senior Syrian government security official close to President Bashar al-Assad, has died after a long illness, state media says.

Assad troops and rebels targeting civilians

2015-06-23 23:45

Syrian government forces have dropped barrel bombs on Aleppo nearly daily this year, amounting to the war crime of targeting civilians, and insurgent shelling has caused mass casualties the UN says.

150 Assyrian Christians kidnapped by ISIS - Activists

2015-02-25 06:05

ISIS militants have abducted at least 150 people from Assyrian Christian villages in raids in northeastern Syria, Christian Syrian activists say.

EU upholds sanctions against Assad’s uncle

2015-01-21 15:51

An EU court has upheld sanctions against the uncle of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, dismissing his appeal against the measures.

 

US in desperate bid to save Syria truce

2016-05-02 10:58

Renewed air strikes are pummelling the Syrian city of Aleppo as US Secretary of State John Kerry made a desperate bid to salvage a two-month ceasefire.

Aid reaches Syria's Yarmouk camp after 9 months

2016-02-14 08:59

Humanitarian aid has reached residents of the Yarmouk area on the outskirts of Damascus for the first time in nine months, according to the United Nations agency for Palestine refugee.

Iran president pessimistic on Syrian peace process

2016-01-29 20:00

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has voiced pessimism over the prospects for peace in Syria, ahead of talks set to open in Geneva.

Syria regime in new offensive as Putin blasts US

2015-10-16 07:06

Russia says its warplanes had eased back on airstrikes in Syria as regime forces press a widening ground offensive, while President Vladimir Putin criticised Washington for not co-operating over the conflict.

Israel works with Russia on Syria

2015-09-24 20:24

An Israeli military source says Israel has set up a joint mechanism with the Russian military to co-ordinate efforts in Syria.

Iran welcomes UN peace plan for Syria

2015-08-21 05:19

Iran has welcomed a UN peace plan aimed at ending the four-year war in its ally Syria, saying President Bashar al-Assad's regime needed to be directly involved.

UN chief calls on Security Council to take action on Syria

2015-06-24 21:58

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called on the UN Security Council to take "urgent action" on Syria amid daily atrocities and rights abuses.

More than 220 000 dead in Syria conflict - monitor

2015-04-16 16:08

The conflict in Syria has left more than 220 000 dead since it began four years ago with an uprising against President Bashar al-Assad, a key monitoring group has said.

Assad 'part of the solution' in Syria - UN envoy

2015-02-14 11:30

Any resolution to the fighting in Syria must involve President Bashar al-Assad, the United Nations envoy to Syria has said in the first such acknowledgement by the UN.

1 million wounded, diseases rife in Syria - WHO

2014-12-19 14:37

One million people have been wounded during Syria's civil war and diseases are spreading as regular supplies of medicine fail to reach patients, the WHO’s Syria representative says.

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