Bashar al-Assad

Syria denounces Israeli plans to double number of Golan settlers
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Syria denounces Israeli plans to double number of Golan settlers

BEIRUT, Dec 27 (Reuters) – Syria on Monday condemned Israeli plans to double within five years the number of Jewish…
Israel sets goal of doubling number of Jewish settlers on Golan Heights
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Israel sets goal of doubling number of Jewish settlers on Golan Heights

JERUSALEM, Dec 26 (Reuters) – Israel’s government set a goal on Sunday of doubling the number of Jewish settlers in…
U.S. amends Syria sanctions rules over NGO activities
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U.S. amends Syria sanctions rules over NGO activities

WASHINGTON, Nov 24 (Reuters) – Aiming to facilitate humanitarian assistance to the Syrian people, the United States on Wednesday took…
UAE foreign minister meets Assad, most senior Emirati visit to Syria since war began
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UAE foreign minister meets Assad, most senior Emirati visit to Syria since war began

BEIRUT, Nov 9 (Reuters) – The United Arab Emirates foreign minister met President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus on Tuesday, a…
Arabs ease Assad’s isolation as US looks elsewhere
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Arabs ease Assad’s isolation as US looks elsewhere

BEIRUT, Oct 10 (Reuters) – While Bashar al-Assad is still shunned by the West who blame him for a decade…
Syrian president allows exiled uncle to return to Syria, pro-government newspaper says
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Syrian president allows exiled uncle to return to Syria, pro-government newspaper says

DAMASCUS, Oct 8 (Reuters) – Syrian president Bashar Al-Assad has allowed his exiled uncle Rifaat to return to Syria, pro-government…
Russia’s Putin slams presence of foreign troops in Syria
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Russia’s Putin slams presence of foreign troops in Syria

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin criticized the presence of foreign troops in Syria, saying they are there…
Syrians go to the polls in election that Assad is set to win
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Syrians go to the polls in election that Assad is set to win

Polling stations opened on Wednesday across Syria in a presidential election that is set to usher Bashar al-Assad into a…
Lebanese attack Syrians heading to vote at their embassy
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Lebanese attack Syrians heading to vote at their embassy

BEIRUT (AP) — Groups of angry Lebanese pelted buses and cars carrying Syrians expatriates and refugees heading to the Syrian…
Syria to hold presidential election, slammed by opposition, on May 26
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Syria to hold presidential election, slammed by opposition, on May 26

Syria will hold a presidential election on May 26 that is virtually certain to return President Bashar al-Assad for a…
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