Bashar al-Assad


Syria’s Assad Names New Defense and Other Ministers

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Monday issued a decree appointing new ministers for defense, industry and information, state media reported. He appointed General Ali Abdullah Ayoub as defense minister, Mohammed…

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Israel Sends Warning to Assad: Keep Iran Out

Israel is having its say in the final disposition of forces in the developing ceasefire agreement in Syria, one way or another. A warning has been sent to President Bashar…

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Assad Travels to Russia, Meets With Putin

Russia’s Vladimir Putin has met with Syrian President Bashar Assad in the Black Sea resort of Sochi ahead of a summit between Russia, Turkey and Iran, and a new round…

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Tillerson Again Insists Syrian Leader Assad Must Go

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson doubled down Thursday on Washington’s call for Syrian President Bashar Assad to leave power, looking past recent battlefield gains by his Russian-backed forces to…

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Assad Visits Russian Air Base in Western Syria

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad visited a Russian air base at Hmeymim in western Syria on Tuesday, his first visit to the base from which Russian jets have supported his war…

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Officials: U.S. Strike Hits Pro-Assad Forces Syria

U.S. officials say an American airstrike has hit pro-Syrian government forces in southern Syria as they were setting up fighting positions in a protected area. The officials say the strike…

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U.S. Missiles Blast Syria Base Where Chemical Planes Took Off

The United States blasted a Syrian air base with a barrage of cruise missiles Thursday night in fiery retaliation for this week’s gruesome chemical weapons attack against civilians. President Donald…

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Turkey: Syria Autopsies Show Chemical Weapons Were Used

Turkey said Thursday that autopsies of Syrian victims from this week’s assault in Syria’s Idlib province show they were subjected to chemical weapons, as France’s foreign minister called for the…

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