Bashar Assad

Syria's Assad: Western sanctions hinder return of refugees

Assad's comments came at the opening session of a controversial two-day international conference in Damascus on the return of refugees.

published on : 11th November 2020

Syrians vote for new parliament amid measures against coronavirus

The vote this year follows a new wave of US sanctions that came into effect last month and a campaign to fight corruption.

published on : 19th July 2020

Syria devalues currency amid chaos ahead of new US sanctions

The economic meltdown presents a serious challenge for Assad, who survived more than nine years of war but rules over a crumbling infrastructure and ravaged economy.

published on : 17th June 2020