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Embattled Syrian President Bashar al Assad has hit out at the US, saying it has no will to work with Russia to defeat ISIL and other groups seen as terrorist in…
The United Nations has said it will resume aid operations to Syria by sending trucks to a besieged district near Damascus.
Syria’s President al-Assad is claiming that Western countries have sent security officials to help his government covertly fight militants.
Russia’s defence ministry has said a “regime of calm” truce in Syria’s northern city of Aleppo has been extended by three days, according to the
The Syrian elections – “theatre through which the regime is trying to give itself a little legitimacy”. That’s one view from the main oppostion body
In the shadow of war, Syria's embattled president goes ahead with elections in defiance of opponents who seek to oust him. With voting held in only government-controlled areas the vote is set to retur
State-controlled areas of Syria are voting on Wednesday in parliamentary elections boycotted by the opposition. The polls are seen as a sham by the
On Monday, Russia surprised the international community with the announcement that it is to begin the partial withdrawal of its troops from Syria
The old city of Homs in Syria is devastated after years of war. Few buildings remain intact and even fewer of the inhabitants are still living there
The leader of powerful rebel group Jaysh al Islam has been killed in strikes in a suburb east of Damascus. The death of founder Zahroun Alloush and
The United Nations Security Council has unanimously voted to adopt a resolution for the Syrian peace process. According to the text, the UN now has
Russia is arousing international speculation over its intentions toward Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad. On Tuesday, RIA news agency quoted a
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has spoken out for the first time about Europe’s refugee crisis. In an interview with Russian media, he blamed
Amid new international peace efforts, Syria's president hits out at foreign nations hostile to his regime
During a meeting with Bashar al Assad in Damascus, Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani also discussed the threat of renewed aggression by Israel in Syria.
Amateur video appeared to show Syrian rebels attacking government positions in the city of Aleppo and government forces targeting the town of Khan
The Sunni city of Deraa in southern Syria is where the protests began in March 2011 against the father-to-son tightly-held rule of the Alawite Shia
The death of Hafez al-Assad, Syria’s ruler for three decades, propelled his son Bashar to the presidency in 2000. Although he had not originally
Voters have been going to the polls in government-held parts of Syria in an election that few doubt will hand a resounding victory to President
Syria votes today in the country’s first multicandidate presidential election. While the government is presenting it as a solution to the conflict
President Bashar al-Assad appears set to win a third seven-year term when Syria goes to the polls on Tuesday. The presidential election will be the
Syrian rebels say that have kidnapped a presidential hopeful whose attempt to register as a candidate was turned down by the constitutional
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has announced his candidacy for re-election. The country is due to hold presidential elections on June 3rd
Despite a raging civil war, Syria has announced a presidential election on June 3, in what the US and EU are calling a ‘parody of democracy’. On
President Bashar al-Assad, appears set to win a third term in Syria. June 3 has been set as a date for elections though he is yet to confirm if he
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad made a rare appearance outside central Damascus on Sunday, visiting the ancient Christian town of Maaloula
Saudi Arabia says the crisis in Syria has reached ‘catastrophic proportions’ and has called for a change in the ‘balance of forces’ on the
The UN has warned any elections in Syria are likely to scupper already fragile peace talks. President Bashar al-Assad has not yet said if he will
A newly-released United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) report estimates that 4.3 million children are in need of aid inside Syria and that there
The shattered Syrian city of Homs has seen some relief from its government siege, with 450 people bussed out on Monday by the Red Crescent, but the