Syria

President Bashar al-Assad sworn in for 4th term

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has been sworn in for a fourth seven-year term in the war-torn country, after winning more than 95.1 percent of the votes cast in government-held areas, Al Jazeera reports. Saturday’s swearing-in …

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U.S. troops in Syria attacked after airstrikes on militias

U.S. troops in eastern Syria came under rocket attack Monday, with no reported casualties, one day after U.S. Air Force planes carried out airstrikes near the Iraq-Syria border against what the Pentagon said were facilities used by Iran-backed …

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Russia gains foothold in Syria’s Palmyra

Russia has begun a project to rehabilitate Syria’s ancient city of Palmyra. Pursuant to three agreements signed with the Syrian government, Russia has announced the start of a project to restore artifacts from the ancient city of Palmyra in the eastern countryside of Homs in central Syria

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Putin and Biden to discuss Syria

U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said Syria will be on the agenda of the meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Joe Biden. "Our position on the humanitarian access issue is well …

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Russian soldier killed in Syria’s Hasakah

A Russian soldier was killed and three more wounded when their armored vehicle exploded hitting a mine in the Syrian region of Al Hasakah, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Wednesday. "On June 9, when inspecting the patrol route …

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The Limits on China’s Role in Syria

Last week, Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad was re-elected with 95 percent of the vote. He has been keen to portray the poll as a sign that the country is returning to normality after a decade of chaos and civil war. That is important if …

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Bashar al-Assad wins presidential election in Syria

Speaker of the People’s Council of Syria Hammouda Sabbagh announced on Thursday the results of the vote in the May 26 presidential election. "The incumbent President Bashar al-Assad won the election, securing the support of …

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EU extends sanctions against Syria by year

The European Union has extended sanctions against the Syrian regime for one additional year, until June 1, 2022, in light of the continued repression of the civilian population in the country, the European Council said in a statement on …

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Presidential election kicks off in Syria

Polling stations opened on Wednesday across Syria in a presidential election that is set to usher Bashar al-Assad into a fourth term in office. The government says the election shows Syria is functioning normally. Assad is running …

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3 rockets fired toward Israel from Syria

Three rockets were fired from Syria toward northern Israel, the Israeli army said in a statement late Friday, Daily Sabah reports. Two of the rockets fired from Syria crashed into open fields of the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights while …

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