# bashar-assad - Today’s News
# bashar-assad - Tuesday 1 October, 2013
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Children in the rural village of Madaya went back to school last week. Here are the first photos of them in class, playing football and making do.
# bashar-assad - Friday 20 September, 2013
Syria has handed over details of its chemical weapons arsenal.
Neither side can win, the country’s deputy prime minister has said.
# bashar-assad - Friday 6 September, 2013
Putin has emerged as one of the most implacable critics of military intervention against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
# bashar-assad - Saturday 31 August, 2013
The Russian president said it would be “utter nonsense” for the Assad regime to hand a “trump card” to those calling for military intervention.
# bashar-assad - Friday 30 August, 2013
The US Secretary of State John Kerry said earlier that “the question is no longer what do we know, the question is what we in the international community do now.”
# bashar-assad - Monday 26 August, 2013
A UN spokesperson confirmed the attack.
# bashar-assad - Wednesday 21 August, 2013
Pro-opposition groups say that government forces used a “poisonous gas” in an attack earlier today but the government says the reports are “totally false”.
# bashar-assad - Friday 14 June, 2013
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Associated Press reports that the White House has reached a view that the Syrian crisis requires greater intervention by western powers.
# bashar-assad - Wednesday 5 June, 2013
Meanwhile, it is reported this morning that the Assad regime has retaken the key western town of Qusayr.
# bashar-assad - Monday 27 May, 2013
There will also be a meeting of the EU’s 27 foreign ministers in Brussels.
# bashar-assad - Monday 6 May, 2013
Benjamin Netanyahu’s signalling of a return to “business as usual” may indicate that Israel does not expect an immediate retaliation for this weekend’s airstrikes.
# bashar-assad - Tuesday 30 April, 2013
Oxfam said the figure is comparable to the entire population of Belfast, Cork, Galway, Limerick, Waterford and Derry all moving to Dublin.
# bashar-assad - Thursday 4 April, 2013
Researchers in London found that between 2,000 and 5,500 people from other countries have joined the rebel forces to fight against the Assad regime.
# bashar-assad - Sunday 24 March, 2013
But matters were confused by the Syrian National Coalition’s refusal to accept Ahmed Moaz al-Khatib’s resignation earlier today.
# bashar-assad - Friday 22 March, 2013
The statement was made after a suicide bomb at the Iman Mosque in Damascus.
# bashar-assad - Wednesday 6 March, 2013
“This tragedy has to be stopped,” says UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres. The refugees arrive “traumatised, without possessions and having lost members of their families”.
# bashar-assad - Tuesday 5 March, 2013
In a separate development rebel forces have seized parts of Raqqa city, the capital of the northern province of Raqqa, in what could be a significant development.
# bashar-assad - Saturday 2 March, 2013
Iran’s foreign minister says the country officially expects Assad to remain in power for the rest of his mandate, and run again.
# bashar-assad - Sunday 3 February, 2013
The development brings with it a glimmer of hope for the end of the bloody conflict.
# bashar-assad - Sunday 30 December, 2012
Lakhdar Brahimi believes he has a ceasefire plan that could be accepted by the international community, including Russia.
# bashar-assad - Sunday 16 December, 2012
The fall of the army installation in Syria’s largest city is the last blow to the regime of Bashar al-Assad.
# bashar-assad - Friday 30 November, 2012
Authorities say the interruption is “maintenance” – but activists are accusing the Syrian regime of preparing a massacre.
# bashar-assad - Friday 23 November, 2012
The official state news agency said that the man was the latest in a string of employees of pro-government media to be killed.
# bashar-assad - Saturday 10 November, 2012
Meanwhile, Kurds say they have taken control of towns in the northeast.
# bashar-assad - Friday 9 November, 2012
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Meanwhile the UN has said that the need for humanitarian aid in Syria could rise sharply early next year.
# bashar-assad - Thursday 8 November, 2012
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The beleaguered Syrian president is defiant, telling Russian TV: “I am not a puppet, I was not made by the West”.
# bashar-assad - Wednesday 7 November, 2012
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# bashar-assad - Saturday 27 October, 2012
The death toll on the first of of Eid al-Adha reached 146, according to reports.
# bashar-assad - Sunday 21 October, 2012
Police used tear gas to repel protestors who stormed the headquarters of the Lebanese Prime Minister following the funeral of the security chief killed in a car bomb on Friday.
# bashar-assad - Sunday 14 October, 2012
Syria says it banned flights from Turkey “in accordance with the principle of reciprocity”.
# bashar-assad - Thursday 27 September, 2012
A human rights watchdog yesterday’s death toll – which doesn’t include unidentified bodies – is the highest yet.
# bashar-assad - Saturday 22 September, 2012
Fighting continues to spill over borders, however, with violence reported near Jordan today.
# bashar-assad - Thursday 20 September, 2012
Clashes across the country have continued today as some estimates now put the death toll from the civil war at over 29,000 since early last year.
# bashar-assad - Saturday 15 September, 2012
The conflict’s death toll continues to rise with overnight air strikes killing 12 civilians and wounding 60 more.
# bashar-assad - Monday 10 September, 2012
Residents of the country’s second city are experiencing serious water shortages as a main water pipeline has been destroyed.
# bashar-assad - Sunday 9 September, 2012
A young filmmaker has been killed while shooting a video in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo.
# bashar-assad - Monday 3 September, 2012
On the ground, activists say the death toll from the 18-month conflict has now reached 26,200.