Articles about Bashar al-Assad
03 Mar 2019World
A Syrian jihadist group linked to al-Qaeda killed 21 regime and allied forces today near Idlib province, in one of the deadliest breaches of a six-month-old truce deal, a monitor said.
17 Feb 2019World
US President Donald Trump has demanded the European nations take back more than 800 ISIS fighters captured in Syria and put them on trial, warning that the US otherwise will be forced to free the jihadists after it pulls out from the war-torn country.
01 Feb 2019World
On Wednesday night, a court in Washington slapped the Syrian government with $302mn in damages for the death of journalist Marie Colvin.
14 Jan 2019World
United States President Donald Trump has threatened to "devastate" Turkey economically if the NATO-allied nation attacks US-backed Kurdish forces in Syria following a pullout of American troops from the war-torn country, and also urged the Kurds not to "provoke" Ankara.
13 Jan 2019World
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today said Israel had, at the weekend, carried out an air strike on Iranian weapon warehouses in Syria, a rare public confirmation of such attacks.
07 Oct 2018World
During the Soviet era, Russia's top computer scientists and programmers largely worked for the secret services.
18 Sep 2018World
Russia's Defense Ministry said one of its reconnaissance aircraft with 15 people on board has been brought down by a Syrian surface-to-air missile over the Mediterranean Sea.
10 Sep 2018World
Russia on Sunday accused the United States of carrying out bombing using white phosphorous in eastern Syria against military targets in civilian areas, which is banned under international law.
12 Aug 2018World
An explosion of unknown origin at a weapons depot in a rebel-held town in northwest Syria's Sarmada in Idlib province killed at least 39 civilians, including a dozen children, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said.
16 Jul 2018World
After months of anticipation, Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin meet today in Finland's capital Helsinki to put to the test the US President's ambition to forge a personal bond with the Kremlin chief.
24 Jun 2018World
Russian air strikes are hitting rebel-held towns in Daraa (South Syria) for the first time since a ceasefire was agreed upon last year, said the Observatory for Human Rights.
10 May 2018World
Israeli military forces carried out air strikes against Iranian targets in Syria after Iranian forces, based there, fired rockets at the Israel-occupied Golan Heights.
14 Apr 2018World
Hours after the US, France and Britain launched unprecedented joint air-strikes on Damascus early Saturday morning, thousands of Syrians assembled at landmark squares in an act of defiance.
12 Apr 2018World
Responding to an alleged chemical attack near Damascus on Saturday, US President Donald Trump has threatened Russia to be prepared for missiles being fired at Syria.
11 Apr 2018World
US President Donald Trump today warned Russia about supporting Bashar al-Assad in Syria and said US missiles "will be coming" in retaliation for an alleged chemical weapons attack on civilians.
19 Mar 2018World
Vladimir Putin is set to extend his power in Russia for another six years after winning the Presidential Election with 74% vote, an official exit poll said.
07 Mar 2018World
In what could be thawing of Israel and Saudi Arabia relations, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu declared that Saudi Arabia has granted Air India (AI) permission to fly over its territory on its new routes to and from Tel Aviv.
03 Feb 2018World
Syria is secretly developing new, sophisticated chemical weapons despite a 2013 deal to end such programs, said senior Trump administration officials.
29 Dec 2017World
The UN has expressed concern that critically ill children awaiting evacuation from a rebel-controlled area besieged by Syrian government forces in the Eastern Ghouta district are being treated as bargaining chips.
23 Nov 2017World
Russian President Vladimir Putin has unveiled plans to hold a Syrian peace conference aimed at ending the six-year-long civil war.
11 Nov 2017World
US President Donald Trump said his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin felt insulted by allegations of Russia's interference in the US presidential elections.
27 Oct 2017World
A UN report has blamed the Syrian government led by President Bashar al-Assad for a chemical attack on a rebel-held town on April 4 that killed 80 people.
11 Oct 2017World
Russia has accused the US-led coalition of "pretending" to fight ISIS and of deliberately cutting down on its airstrikes in Iraq to allow the outfit's fighters to cross into Syria to push back the advancing Russian-backed Syrian army.
17 Sep 2017World
Iran is recruiting and training thousands of Shiite Muslims from Afghanistan and Pakistan to fight for President Bashar al-Assad's regime in Syria.
11 Sep 2017World
Evidence that was submitted in the 9/11 lawsuit reportedly reveals that the Saudi Arabian embassy in Washington may have funded a "dry run" for the 9/11 attacks.
06 Sep 2017Sports
Syrian football team kept their nation's hopes of World Cup qualification alive, after a 2-2 draw against Iran in the third round of Asian qualifiers.
01 Aug 2017World
Venezuelan opposition leaders Leopoldo López and Antonio Ledezma have been rearrested on accusations of inciting violence in 2014 during anti-government demonstrations.
01 Aug 2017World
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has claimed victory in the controversial election for a constituent assembly.
10 Jul 2017World
Post Trump's meeting with Putin, the president of the United States took to Twitter to announce that he has discussed the possibility of forming a cybersecurity unit to ward off election hacking and "many other negative things."
08 Jul 2017World
The US, Russia and Jordan have agreed to a ceasefire across the south-western Syrian regions of Daraa, Quneitra and Sweida.
27 Jun 2017World
The US has warned Syria over "potential preparations" for another chemical attack in the war-hit country, saying there will be "a heavy price" to pay.
06 Jun 2017World
Police have identified two of the three suspects behind the London Bridge knife attack.
16 May 2017World
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's army and Iranian-backed Shiite militias have reportedly been deploying soldiers towards a desert region located strategically along Syria's border with Iraq and Jordan.
03 May 2017World
US President Donald Trump discussed steps to de-escalate the Syrian civil war during a phone conversation with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.
25 Apr 2017World
The US has imposed "sweeping" sanctions on 271 employees of the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Centre (SSRC).
17 Apr 2017World
Democratic Senator Bernie Sanders said America must not get involved in "perpetual warfare in the Middle East."
15 Apr 2017World
North Korea has warned the US against taking provocative action in the region and threatened nuclear retaliation.