Bashar al-Assad

Syrian activists splash paint on President Assad's election posters

Syria holds presidential elections as war rages on

One-Minute Read
Tue 3 Jun, AT 08:29

Main opposition boycotts election, describing it as 'theatre written with the blood of Syrians'

Four truths about the Syrian regime – as exposed by nuns

Fri 14 Mar, AT 08:41
Venetia Rainey

For a start, we now know Bashar Assad’s regime does detain children. But there’s more…

Syrian peace talks resume in Geneva as hundreds escape Homs

Briefing
Mon 10 Feb, AT 12:51

Ceasefire set to continue in the 'capital of the revolution', but what's next for Geneva II?

Syria 'killed and tortured' 11,000 detainees, say lawyers

First Reaction
Tue 21 Jan, AT 10:00

Evidence of 'systemic killing' by government officials emerges day before start of peace talks

West sends spies to Syria to counter jihadist threat

One-Minute Read
Wed 15 Jan, AT 08:59

There's a 'schism' between those in West who want Assad gone and those who fear what replaces him

Israeli Jet

Israeli jets attack Russian missiles inside Syria

One-Minute Read
Fri 1 Nov, AT 09:41

Assault on SA-125 rockets in Latakia comes at bad time as Russia and US try to end bloody civil war

Syria: Hague, Kerry meet rebels to save Geneva peace summit

Briefing
Tue 22 Oct, AT 10:41

With peace plan under threat, 'Friends of Syria' try to shore up rebel support in London

Syria gas attack confirmed: latest in history of atrocities

Briefing
Tue 17 Sep, AT 10:05

UN confirms 21 August attack on Damascus was gas – and the 'most significant' use of chemical weapons since Saddam's day

France wants 15-day limit on Syria arms handover

First Reaction
Wed 11 Sep, AT 09:49

Tough UN resolution on chemical weapons sets an unrealistic deadline experts warn

Russia urges Assad to relinquish chemical weapons to deter US

Summary
Mon 9 Sep, AT 16:31

Moscow tells Syria to put arsenals under international control as John Kerry continues to campaign for military strikes

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