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Syrian President Assad leads prayers in rare appearance outside Damascus

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad led Eid al-Fitr prayers in the central city of Hama on Sunday, appearing in public outside the capital for the first time in a year.

Jun 25, 2017, 14:21 PM IST
Britain urges Vladimir Putin to end support for 'toxic'  Syrian President Assad

Britain urges Vladimir Putin to end support for 'toxic' Syrian President Assad

Russia should end its support for "toxic" Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has said. 

Apr 10, 2017, 16:57 PM IST
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad hails taking of Aleppo as 'historic'; evacuation of civilians underway

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad hails taking of Aleppo as 'historic'; evacuation of civilians underway

Operation to evacuate thousands of civilians and fighters from the last rebel bastion in Aleppo began on Thursday.

Dec 15, 2016, 23:43 PM IST

Assad offers amnesty to Syria rebels who surrender

The reprieve also includes any rebel who frees a hostage, according to the decree text.

Jul 28, 2016, 14:21 PM IST

US sanctions target Assad regime's arms, finance networks

The US Treasury announced fresh sanctions on Wednesday targeting the arms and financial networks of the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Jul 21, 2016, 23:11 PM IST

Syria`s Assad names new prime minister

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday named electricity minister Imad Khamis as the new prime minister of the war-ravaged country.

Jun 22, 2016, 20:20 PM IST

Syrian President orders formation of new government

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday ordered Minister of Electricity Emad Khamis to form a new government, the media reported.

Jun 22, 2016, 20:19 PM IST

Army refrains from retaliating to rebel ceasefire breaches: Bashar al-Assad

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has described the currently-holding truce in his country as a glimmer of hope, adding that his troops have refrained from retaliating to the rebels breaches.

Mar 02, 2016, 01:48 AM IST
Assad assures Putin of 'readiness' to respect Syria ceasefire

Assad assures Putin of 'readiness' to respect Syria ceasefire

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has assured Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin of his government's readiness to respect a ceasefire deal brokered by Moscow and Washington, the Kremlin said on Wednesday.

Feb 24, 2016, 16:29 PM IST

Syrian President Assad says ceasefire doesn't mean parties 'stop using weapons'

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Monday any ceasefire did not mean each side had to stop using weapons, and nobody was capable of securing the conditions for one within a week.

Feb 16, 2016, 02:48 AM IST

Bashar al-Assad can run for presidency in Syria's future election: Iran

Any qualified person, including Syrian President, is entitled to stand as a candidate, Amir-Abdollahian said.

Nov 20, 2015, 03:53 AM IST
Russia says it doesn't mind if Assad stays or steps down

Russia says it doesn't mind if Assad stays or steps down

Asked whether it was crucial for Moscow that Assad stays, a Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman said: "Absolutely not, we've never said that."

Nov 03, 2015, 23:53 PM IST

Syria must 'eradicate terror' for political deal: Assad

Meeting a Russian parliamentary delegation as Moscow steps up efforts for a political deal, Assad emphasised the need for greater security.

Oct 26, 2015, 01:06 AM IST

Syria`s Assad asked Putin for `military aid`: Kremlin chief of staff

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad asked Russia`s Vladimir Putin for military aid, the Kremlin`s chief of staff Sergei Ivanov said Wednesday.

Sep 30, 2015, 14:44 PM IST

Russia appears to continue support for Assad, says US

Russia appears to be continuing its support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad with additional resources, the State Department said on Monday after two U.S. officials said Russia has positioned about a half dozen tanks at an airfield in Syria.

Sep 15, 2015, 02:35 AM IST

Investigators say have war crimes case on Syria`s Assad

Investigators and lawyers said Wednesday that they have built war crimes cases against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and key institutions of his regime with documents smuggled out of the country.

May 14, 2015, 01:20 AM IST

Assad says Turkey torpedoed UN Aleppo truce plan

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad accused neighbouring Turkey of torpedoing a UN plan for a ceasefire with rebels in the second city of Aleppo, in comments published on Friday.

Apr 17, 2015, 14:47 PM IST

Syria's Assad says West wants to weaken Russia

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has accused the West of trying to weaken Russia by turning Ukraine into a puppet state, a tactic he said had also been used against his own country.

Mar 27, 2015, 15:48 PM IST

Assad supports Russian role in resolving Syrian crisis

The administration of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad supports the Russian efforts on holding a second round of talks on the Syrian crisis in Moscow next month, media reports said Sunday.

Mar 23, 2015, 01:32 AM IST

Assad must go, US says, as Syrian war enters fifth year

The United States on Thursday renewed its call for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down, marking the fourth anniversary of the civil war by paying tribute to "the brave Syrians" fighting tyranny.

 

Mar 13, 2015, 01:24 AM IST