ARTICLES RELATING TO BASHAR ASSAD

Johnson: UK likely to strike Syria if asked by US

2017-04-27 16:02

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says the UK will probably join the US in further military action against Syria if asked to do so.

Syria evacuations resume after deadly bombing

2017-04-19 15:47

The evacuation of civilians and fighters from besieged Syrian towns has resumed after a weekend bombing at a transit point killed 126 people, 68 of them children, an AFP correspondent reports.

Syria's Assad says chemical attack '100% fabrication'

2017-04-13 15:31

Syria's President Bashar Assad has said a suspected chemical weapons attack on a rebel-held town was a "fabrication" to justify a US military strike.

Trump spokesperson apologises for 'insensitive' Hitler reference

2017-04-12 06:05

White House press secretary Sean Spicer apologised for "insensitive" remarks in which he seemed to favourably compare Adolf Hitler's actions during the Holocaust to atrocities carried out now by strongman Bashar Assad in Syria.

1 dies in airstrike on Syrian town hit by chemical weapons

2017-04-08 17:00

Warplanes have struck a northern Syrian town where a chemical attack killed scores of people earlier this week.

Assad office: US strike 'foolish, irresponsible'

2017-04-07 14:38

A US missile strike on an airbase in central Syria was "foolish and irresponsible", President Bashar Assad's office says.

Putin boasts about rising Russian arms sales

2017-03-22 19:56

President Vladimir Putin says Russia's arms sales abroad last year topped $15bn and is planning to expand its share of the global arms market.

Damascus ready for prisoner swap

2017-02-14 07:21

Syria's regime is ready to release detainees in exchange for hostages held by rebels ahead of peace talks in the Kazakh capital.

Syria army says Aleppo retaken

2016-12-22 22:27

The army says it has retaken full control of Syria's devastated second city Aleppo, scoring its biggest victory against opposition forces since the civil war erupted in 2011.

Egypt leader voices support for Syrian president's military

2016-11-23 13:24

Egypt's president has expressed support for Syrian President Bashar Assad's military in remarks likely to irk Saudi Arabia and Gulf Arab allies who back Syrian rebels in the civil war.

 

Israel: Assad has up to 3 tons of chemical weapons

2017-04-20 07:53

Syria still has up to three tons of chemical weapons, Israeli defence officials have said in the first specific intelligence assessment of President Bashar Assad's weapons capabilities since a deadly chemical attack earlier this month.

Mass evacuation in Syria postponed after blast

2017-04-16 22:49

Opposition activists say the evacuation of more than 3 000 Syrians that was scheduled to take place on Sunday has been postponed.

US, Russia agree on Syria probe

2017-04-12 21:03

Striving to salvage ties amid a dispute over Syria, the US and Russia have agreed to work together on an investigation into a Syrian chemical weapons attack.

N Korea says Syria airstrikes prove its nukes justified

2017-04-09 18:47

North Korea has vowed to bolster its defences to protect itself against airstrikes like the ones President Donald Trump ordered against an air base in Syria.

Trump's Syria strike poses challenge for Kremlin

2017-04-07 21:02

Russia hailed Donald Trump when he came to power as the leader who could help restore battered ties between Moscow and Washington, but his surprise missile strike in Syria has instead thrown down a gauntlet,.

Syria decries 'aggression' as US launches cruise missiles

2017-04-07 07:31

Syria has decried a US missile attack on a government-controlled air base from where American officials say the Syrian military launched a deadly chemical attack, calling it an "aggression" that led to "losses".

Syrian rebels begin to leave Homs

2017-03-18 20:05

Scores of Syrian opposition fighters and their families have begun leaving the last rebel-held neighbourhood in the central city of Homs.

Syria's Assad ready to 'negotiate everything' with rebels

2017-01-09 16:25

Syrian President Bashar Assad has said he is prepared "to negotiate everything" at planned talks in Kazakhstan, seeking to cast himself as a peacemaker after his forces' recapture of Aleppo.

As Aleppo falls, Trump faces the test on Russia

2016-12-14 10:00

Aleppo's fall to Syrian government forces is shaping up as the first major test of President-elect Donald Trump's desire to cooperate with Russia, whose military support has proven pivotal in Syria's civil war.

Russian warship flotilla now off Syrian coast

2016-11-12 16:16

A flotilla of Russian warships is now in the eastern Mediterranean off the Syrian coast after being sent to reinforce Russia's military in the area.

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