Bashar al-Assad

Syrian activists splash paint on President Assad's election posters
03 Jun, 2014

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

14 Mar, 2014

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

10 Feb, 2014

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

21 Jan, 2014

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

15 Jan, 2014

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

Israeli Jet
01 Nov, 2013

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

22 Oct, 2013

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

17 Sep, 2013

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

11 Sep, 2013

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

09 Sep, 2013

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