Bashar Assad

UAE Foreign Minister visit signals Arab world willing to engage with Syria

Syria badly needs to boost relations with oil-rich countries as its economy is being strangled by crippling Western sanctions and it faces the task of post-war reconstruction. 

published on : 10th November 2021

Foreign aid lost in Syria exchange rate distortions

The Syrian pound has been hit hard by war, corruption, Western sanctions and, more recently, a financial and economic collapse in neighboring Lebanon.

published on : 22nd October 2021

President Bashar Assad allows exiled uncle to return to Syria after 30 years

Rifaat Assad, 83, was sentenced last year for illegally using Syrian state funds to build a French real estate empire and faces jail term in France.

published on : 9th October 2021

Syria's Assad calls Jordan's king amid thaw in relations

The call comes amid efforts aimed at boosting cooperation between Syria and Jordan, both of which are facing challenging economic conditions.

published on : 4th October 2021

Syrian President Bashar Assad names new Cabinet, few changes in ministries

The fighting, which has killed half a million people, has subsided at this point, leaving Assad’s forces in control of large parts of Syria, mainly thanks to his main backers, Russia and Iran.

published on : 10th August 2021

Syrian president sworn in for fourth term in war-torn country

The Syrian currency is in a free fall and basic services and resources have become scarce or are offered at exorbitant parallel market prices.

published on : 17th July 2021

Syria President Bashar Assad re-elected for fourth time in a predictable landslide 

Assad's win was not in doubt, in an election where officials said 18 million were eligible to vote.

published on : 28th May 2021

In war-torn Syria, Assad makes bid for 4th presidential term

The elections would be the second held during the course of the country's 10-year conflict and the second following a constitutional change that allows for multiple candidates to run for the top job.

published on : 21st April 2021

Syrian President Bashar Assad, his wife recovered from coronavirus: Officials

Syrian authorities have so far registered more than 18,000 cases of the coronavirus and 1,247 deaths in government-held parts of the country, where the first case was reported in March last year.

published on : 30th March 2021