Bashar al-Assad - Syria Politics News Headline

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad issued Law 42, extending this period from 30 days to a year and adding other amendments including giving claimants more time to appeal verdicts, and letting them do so through the normal courts instead of through a dedicated judicial committee.Read More →

Russian S-300 Air Defence System - Russia News

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said: “We will not accept any restrictions on our freedom of operation.” High-ranking Israeli military officials justify this by saying that if they were to inform Russia in advance, it could result in information leaks.Read More →

Bashar al-Assad - Syria Politics News Headline

The Nassib crossing was captured by rebels in 2015, cutting a major transit route for hundreds of trucks a day transporting goods between Turkey and the Gulf, and Lebanon and the Gulf.

“Truck and transit traffic has started through the Syrian-Jordanian border,” said a ministry statement.Read More →

Russian Armed Forces announced the complete liberation of Syria from ISIS

The number of Russian civilians travelling to Syria, where Moscow is running a military operation in support of President Bashar al-Assad, reached record levels this year, according to official figures published by a Russian security service. The number of Russian civilian trips to Syria grew after President Vladimir Putin announced a partial withdrawal of troops last December, an increase apparently indicating an expansion of Moscow’s activities in the country. Read More →

Syrian rebel fighter takes a selfie in Idlib - Syria News

On Monday, its humanitarian chief made an urgent appeal. “There needs to be ways of dealing with this problem that don’t turn the next few months in Idlib into the worst humanitarian catastrophe with the biggest loss of life in the 21st century,” Mark Lowcock told reporters in Geneva.Read More →

Russian armoured personnel carriers supporting Syrian government troops

Chased out of their own homelands and targeted in both Afghanistan and Pakistan, experienced foreign jihadists embraced Syria’s war as their own starting around 2013, two years into the conflict.

Many joined the Islamic State group but others stuck by Al-Qaeda and its former Syrian affiliate — which now leads the powerful Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) alliance dominating Idlib.Read More →

Bashar al-Assad and John Kerry - Syria News - US Politics Stories

The former US Secretary of State, John Kerry, writes in his soon-to-be-published memoirs that when he was head of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations in 2010 he met with Bashar al-Assad and received a “personal message” from him to US President, Barack Obama, that included his readiness to fully recognize Israel and to open embassies in Damascus and Tel Aviv.Read More →

Bashar al-Assad and Vladimir Putin - Russia News - Syria War Headline Stories

Russian and Syrian warplanes pounded towns in Syria’s opposition-held Idlib province on Saturday, a day after a summit of the presidents of Turkey, Iran and Russia failed to agree on a ceasefire that would forestall a Russian-backed offensive. Witnesses and rescuers said at least a dozen air strikes hit a string of villages and towns in southern Idlib and the town of Latamneh in northern Hama, where rebels are still in control. Read More →