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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria's Bashar al-Assad appears- without Farouk al-Shara

    Posted Aug 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Reuters in Beirut President makes first appearance since July, but vice-president does not accompany him Assad appears- without his deputy Syrian President Bashar al-Assad performed Eid ... uprising, was accompanied by his prime minister but not his vice-president, Farouk al-Shara, whose reported defection was denied by the government the previous day. In the state television footage, ...

  2. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria’s Assad says West will pay for ‘supporting’ al-Qaeda

    Posted Apr 18th 2013, 03:51pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Damascus President Bashar al-Assad warned on Wednesday the West that it will pay a heavy price for its alleged support of al-Qaeda in Syria and said his regime’s defeat is not an option. Assad, whose regime has been battling an uprising since March 2011, reiterated in an interview with official television Al-Ikhbariya his long-held claim that the roots ...

  3. News - World - SYRIA

    Bashar al-Assad vows to serve out his term as Syria's president

    Posted Dec 30th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agencies in Moscow Assad vows to remain president until 2014 Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has told a top United Nations envoy that he won't quit before his term ends in 2014, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said. "It's impossible to change his position," Lavrov said at a joint press conference after talks in Moscow yesterday with UN and Arab ...

  4. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad losing control of his country, says Russia

    Posted Dec 14th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Beirut Comments by deputy foreign minister a clear attempt by the Kremlin to begin positioning itself for the Syrian leader's eventual defeat Assad is losing control to the rebels, Russia admits Syria's most powerful ally, Russia, said for the first time yesterday that President Bashar al-Assad is losing control of his country and the rebels might win the civil ...

  5. News - World - SYRIA

    EU failure will allow Britain, France to arm Syrian rebels against Assad

    Posted May 28th 2013, 08:57am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Brussels Britain and France are free to supply weapons to Syrian rebels fighting President Bashar al-Assad from August, after attempts to renew an EU arms embargo on Syria failed on Monday. After a marathon negotiating session in Brussels, EU governments failed to bridge their differences and let a ban on arming the opposition expire, with France and Britain ...

  6. News - World - SAUDI ARABIA

    Syrian pilgrims in Mecca protest against Bashar al-Assad's regime

    Posted Oct 29th 2012, 12:00am by Reuters in Mecca

    ... Reuters in Mecca Anti-Assad protest by pilgrims in Mecca Saudi authorities quickly dispersed a protest by hundreds of Syrian pilgrims calling for the fall of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and denouncing what they said was an international failure to stop bloodshed in their country, witnesses said. Protesters held up rebel flags and marched towards Jamarat Bridge in Mina, ...

  7. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad accepts holiday ceasefire, envoy says

    Posted Oct 25th 2012, 12:00am by Reuters in New York

    ... Reuters in New York Assad backs holiday ceasefire, envoy says The UN-Arab League mediator for the Syrian conflict, Lakhdar Brahimi, told the UN Security Council yesterday that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has accepted a holiday ceasefire, although a final announcement was expected to come later. "President accepted, statement to be issued tomorrow," a diplomat ...

  8. News - World

    Syrian envoy says country is ready to discuss departure of Bashar al-Assad

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Damascus Syria 'ready to discuss the removal of Assad' Syria said it was ready to hold talks on the departure of President Bashar al-Assad as part of a negotiated settlement to the civil war raging in the country, but the US reacted with scepticism. The surprise comments on Tuesday by a Syrian envoy visiting Moscow emerged after Russia told the West ...

  9. News - World - SYRIA

    Assad warns of instability after fall of regime

    Posted Apr 06th 2013, 03:17pm by Agence France-Presse in Damascus

    ... Agence France-Presse in Damascus Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has warned that the fall of his regime would destabilise the region “for many years”, as US President Barack Obama ... by the people.” Obama’s round of talks will also include Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahayan of the United Arab Emirates on April 16, and Qatar’s emir, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al ...

  10. News - World - SYRIA

    Assad appeals for dialogue to end conflict in Syria

    Posted Jan 06th 2013, 06:58pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Damascus Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad in a rare speech on Sunday called for a national dialogue to end the 21-month conflict, but stressed he would not talk ... Assad said to wild applause from crowds packed into the Dar al-Assad Centre for Culture and Arts in Damascus. According to the initiative, the conference should draw up a “National Charter” ...




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