12 Nov 2021

UAE foreign minister meets Assad, in highest-profile Emirati visit to Syria since start of war

Sheikh Abdallah bin Zayed, the United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister met Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday in Damascus. The foreign minister is the most senior Emirati to visit the country since Syria’s war began in 2011. This is a signal of normalizing regional ties with other governments after the

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09 Mar 2021

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his wife Asma test positive for Covid-19

In a statement made to the public on Monday, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad announced that he and his wife had tested positive for Covid-19. According to the president’s office, the pair are in stable condition and are planning on self-isolating for two or three weeks. Syria has recorded more than

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08 Jan 2020

Russia’s Putin visits Syria to meet Assad, a key Iran ally

Russian President Vladimir Putin met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus on Tuesday. Putin’s visit to Syria comes less than a week after the killing of chief Iranian General Qassem Soleimani by the United States. Russia has historically enjoyed a strong bilateral relationship with Syria, as with most Arab

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07 Jun 2018

ISIS attacks Syrian regime in East, kills 45

Small pockets of eastern Syria remain under ISIS control and fighting remains heavy. A recent attack killed 45 pro-regime fighters, showing the group’s continued resiliency and ability to inflict losses.  Source: Daesh kills 45 pro-regime fighters in east Syria assault — monitor | Jordan Times

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31 May 2018

Syria’s Assad vows to retake areas held by US-backed Kurds

“Syrian President Bashar al-Assad warned US-backed Kurdish forces he wouldn’t hesitate to use force to retake one-third of the country they currently control. Assad also warned in an interview with Russia Today on Thursday that the United States should learn the lesson of Iraq and remove its troops from Syria.”

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