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Bashar al Assad

Timeline: Ten years of war in Syria
World

Timeline: Ten years of war in Syria

  • Eyad al-Gharib, 44, is sentenced to four and a half years in prison over his role in helping arrest at least 30 protesters in Duma in 2011 who were then tortured.
Published 14 Mar, 2021 10:53am
10 years on, no peace after war in Syria
World

10 years on, no peace after war in Syria

  • "These girls and boys will be Syria's young adults in five or 10 years and will, in turn, want a future, economic prospects and political freedoms that the system cannot give them if it doesn't reform," he told AFP.
Updated 08 Mar, 2021 05:11pm
Syria seeks more Russian investment as US sanctions hammer economy
Markets

Syria seeks more Russian investment as US sanctions hammer economy

  • Officials from Syria and Russia, whose military support since 2015 helped Damascus reverse gains by Islamists and other rebels.
  • Russia turned the tide for Assad and with the regime now facing its gravest challenges, Moscow is in a better position than any other time to further squeeze Assad,
Updated 07 Sep, 2020 06:20pm
US imposes Syria-related sanctions on six individuals
World

US imposes Syria-related sanctions on six individuals

  • The Treasury said in a statement it imposed sanctions on Luna Al Shibl, Assad's top press officer, and Mohamad Ammar Saati bin Mohamad Nawzad.
  • The United States and its allies are united in continuing to apply pressure on Assad and his enablers until there is peaceful, political solution to the conflict.
Updated 20 Aug, 2020 09:07pm
US slaps sanctions on Syria in push for Assad to end war
Markets

US slaps sanctions on Syria in push for Assad to end war

  • The sanctions, imposed under the Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act and other measures.
  • "It is time for Assad's needless, brutal war to end. ?This, above all, is what our sanctions campaign is meant to bring about," Pompeo said.
Published 29 Jul, 2020 11:30pm
Netanyahu warns Assad to keep out Iran
World

Netanyahu warns Assad to keep out Iran

  • Israel has launched hundreds of strikes in Syria since the start of its civil war, targeting government troops, allied Iranian forces and fighters from Hezbollah.
Published 30 Jun, 2020 06:31pm