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# bashar-al-assad - Wednesday 26 May, 2021

War-ravaged Syria is heading to the polls with Assad set to extend his grip on power
# Bashar Al-Assad
# Bashar Al-Assad

War-ravaged Syria is heading to the polls with Assad set to extend his grip on power

May 26th 2021, 7:21 AM 10,398 Views 17 Comments

In the last multi-candidate poll in 2014, Bashar al-Assad took 88% of the vote.

# bashar-al-assad - Tuesday 4 September, 2018

'Don't let hundreds of thousands of people be killed': Trump's warning to Syria
# Rebels
# Rebels

'Don't let hundreds of thousands of people be killed': Trump's warning to Syria

Sep 4th 2018, 7:07 AM 13,371 Views 57 Comments

The US President has warned Syria against launching an attack on the country’s last rebel stronghold.

# bashar-al-assad - Wednesday 11 April, 2018

Trump warns Russia over Syria situation, says missiles 'will be coming'
# East Ghouta
# East Ghouta

Trump warns Russia over Syria situation, says missiles 'will be coming'

Apr 11th 2018, 12:19 PM 26,371 Views 138 Comments

Russia has vetoed a US-backed motion in the UN to probe the chemical strikes in Syria.

# bashar-al-assad - Sunday 8 April, 2018

Alleged Syria chemical attack unites nations in condemnation as Trump calls al-Assad an 'animal'
# Douma
# Douma

Alleged Syria chemical attack unites nations in condemnation as Trump calls al-Assad an 'animal'

Apr 8th 2018, 7:06 PM 33,925 Views 200 Comments

Widespread claims today suggest that an attack on the town of Douma, which killed 70 people, saw the Syrian regime use deadly chlorine gas on the town’s residents.

# bashar-al-assad - Sunday 18 March, 2018

'People aren't fleeing for no reason, they are forced to leave - forced by killing'
# Syria To Ireland
# Syria To Ireland

'People aren't fleeing for no reason, they are forced to leave - forced by killing'

Mar 18th 2018, 3:00 PM 27,318 Views 65 Comments

A Syrian refugee explains why he left his home country to start a new life in Ireland.

# bashar-al-assad - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

France is in no doubt who it blames for deadly sarin gas attack
# Chemical Weapons
# Chemical Weapons

France is in no doubt who it blames for deadly sarin gas attack

Apr 26th 2017, 11:54 AM 12,796 Views 111 Comments

It says the chemical fingerprint was developed in Syrian laboratories.

# bashar-al-assad - Monday 24 April, 2017

US blacklists Syrian chemists over deadly sarin gas attack
# Khan Sheikhun
# Khan Sheikhun

US blacklists Syrian chemists over deadly sarin gas attack

Apr 24th 2017, 7:48 PM 10,189 Views 32 Comments

It is one of the US’s largest-ever sanctions announcements.

# bashar-al-assad - Thursday 13 April, 2017

Syrian president claims chemical attack was faked by US
# Airstrikes
# Airstrikes

Syrian president claims chemical attack was faked by US

Apr 13th 2017, 3:36 PM 26,187 Views 101 Comments

‘We don’t know whether those dead children were killed there … Were they dead at all?’

# bashar-al-assad - Tuesday 11 April, 2017

Sean Spicer just said even Hitler 'didn't sink to using chemical weapons'
# History Lesson
# History Lesson

Sean Spicer just said even Hitler 'didn't sink to using chemical weapons'

Apr 11th 2017, 8:40 PM 24,669 Views 147 Comments

The White House Press Secretary is under fire once again for his comments.

# bashar-al-assad - Tuesday 4 April, 2017

US points finger at Assad after suspected chemical attack kills dozens in Syria
# Six Years Of War
# Six Years Of War

US points finger at Assad after suspected chemical attack kills dozens in Syria

Apr 4th 2017, 6:25 PM 19,829 Views 119 Comments

At least 58 people died in the attack.

# bashar-al-assad - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

Assad says defending Syria is more important than UN action against him
# War
# War

Assad says defending Syria is more important than UN action against him

Feb 7th 2017, 2:30 PM 7,291 Views 47 Comments

The Syrian president also accused the UN of being biased because of American, French and British influence.

# bashar-al-assad - Monday 28 November, 2016

Seven-year-old girl tweets of being "between death and life" as Aleppo on verge of falling
# I Saw Deaths
# I Saw Deaths

Seven-year-old girl tweets of being "between death and life" as Aleppo on verge of falling

Nov 28th 2016, 10:45 AM 13,677 Views 50 Comments

Retaking the beleaguered city from rebel forces is key for regime head Bashar al Assad’s strategy in the now five-year war.

# bashar-al-assad - Sunday 27 November, 2016

'Children are being killed': Hundreds flee to government-held districts in Aleppo
# Five Years Of War
# Five Years Of War

'Children are being killed': Hundreds flee to government-held districts in Aleppo

Nov 27th 2016, 3:03 PM 8,187 Views 34 Comments

An estimated 275,000 people are trapped in terrible conditions in the city’s rebel-held eastern districts.

# bashar-al-assad - Tuesday 20 September, 2016

UN suspends all humanitarian aid convoys in Syria after deadly airstrike
# Ceasefire Collapse
# Ceasefire Collapse

UN suspends all humanitarian aid convoys in Syria after deadly airstrike

Sep 20th 2016, 12:25 PM 13,309 Views 132 Comments

The week-long ceasefire in the war-ravaged country has collapsed.

# bashar-al-assad - Monday 12 September, 2016

'Civilians have no hope anymore': Unclear if rebels will agree to ceasefire in Syria
# Five Years Of War
# Five Years Of War

'Civilians have no hope anymore': Unclear if rebels will agree to ceasefire in Syria

Sep 12th 2016, 8:59 AM 6,982 Views 17 Comments

Rebels battling the Syrian regime and the political opposition are still weighing whether to abide by the agreement.

# bashar-al-assad - Sunday 27 March, 2016

Islamic State has been forced out of Palmyra in a 'major symbolic victory' for Syrian forces
# Retaken
# Retaken

Islamic State has been forced out of Palmyra in a 'major symbolic victory' for Syrian forces

Mar 27th 2016, 7:51 AM 12,330 Views 27 Comments

The so-called caliphate took over the world heritage site and city in May 2015.

# bashar-al-assad - Tuesday 16 February, 2016

Syria's leader says ceasefire "does not mean everyone stops using their weapons"
# Ceasefire
# Ceasefire

Syria's leader says ceasefire "does not mean everyone stops using their weapons"

Feb 16th 2016, 7:21 AM 6,945 Views 52 Comments

Bashar al-Assad said his troops would continue fighting “terrorists”.

# bashar-al-assad - Sunday 14 February, 2016

A city destroyed: What you need to know about Aleppo
# Aleppo Explainer
# Aleppo Explainer

A city destroyed: What you need to know about Aleppo

Feb 14th 2016, 7:45 AM 11,743 Views 49 Comments

Aleppo in Syria is under heavy attack by government forces. What does this mean for the rebels and the civilians inside?

# bashar-al-assad - Monday 18 January, 2016

At least 135 dead and 400 abducted in Islamic State 'massacre'
# Syria
# Syria

At least 135 dead and 400 abducted in Islamic State 'massacre'

Jan 18th 2016, 9:29 AM 15,393 Views 65 Comments

Syria’s state news agency SANA said at least 300 civilians were killed.

# bashar-al-assad - Sunday 17 January, 2016

Isis kidnap more than 400 civilians in wake of deadly city attack which left "300 dead"
# Syria
# Syria

Isis kidnap more than 400 civilians in wake of deadly city attack which left "300 dead"

Jan 17th 2016, 1:53 PM 22,304 Views 76 Comments

The kidnappings happened in the wake of the so-called Islamic State’s deadly attack yesterday on the city of Deir ez-Zor in the east of Syria.

# bashar-al-assad - Thursday 7 January, 2016

Shocking videos show the starving children trapped in a Syrian town
# Syria
# Syria

Shocking videos show the starving children trapped in a Syrian town

Jan 7th 2016, 8:00 PM 24,196 Views 56 Comments

The UN said the Syrian government has now given permission for aid deliveries after the images were shared all across the world.

# bashar-al-assad - Monday 28 December, 2015

Rare evacuations in Syria as latest blasts kill dozens
# Homs
# Homs

Rare evacuations in Syria as latest blasts kill dozens

Dec 28th 2015, 7:50 PM 9,710 Views 13 Comments

At least 32 people died in bomb attacks in Homs.

# bashar-al-assad - Friday 18 December, 2015

The UN Security Council has backed a US-Russian plan for peace in Syria
# Peace Plan
# Peace Plan

The UN Security Council has backed a US-Russian plan for peace in Syria

Dec 18th 2015, 10:54 PM 10,146 Views 26 Comments

The US and Moscow are ‘agreeing to disagree’ on the fate of Bashar al-Assad.

# bashar-al-assad - Sunday 6 December, 2015

Assad says Britain's bombing campaign will only cause terrorism to spread
# Terror
# Terror

Assad says Britain's bombing campaign will only cause terrorism to spread

Dec 6th 2015, 5:33 PM 15,887 Views 103 Comments

The Syrian president also said the air strikes targeting Islamic State militants are illegal.

# bashar-al-assad - Wednesday 28 October, 2015

A Syrian tourism campaign is not getting the reaction it might have wanted
# Surreal
# Surreal

A Syrian tourism campaign is not getting the reaction it might have wanted

Oct 28th 2015, 3:28 PM 17,780 Views 34 Comments

#SummerInSyria has been met with an incredulous online reaction.

# bashar-al-assad - Wednesday 21 October, 2015

Assad made his first foreign visit in four years. Guess where he went?
# Flying Visit
# Flying Visit

Assad made his first foreign visit in four years. Guess where he went?

Oct 21st 2015, 8:41 AM 13,128 Views 129 Comments

A Kremlin spokesman described it as a “working visit”.

# bashar-al-assad - Saturday 17 October, 2015

"Would we choose Isis or the regime? We want neither, we want a third choice..."
# Dublin 7 Says Welcome
# Dublin 7 Says Welcome

"Would we choose Isis or the regime? We want neither, we want a third choice..."

Oct 17th 2015, 8:00 AM 12,113 Views 82 Comments

29-year-old Syrian Motasem Hajali has lived in Ireland since February 2014.

# bashar-al-assad - Thursday 1 October, 2015

The US and Russia are starting "deconfliction" talks on Syria
# Crossing Paths
# Crossing Paths

The US and Russia are starting "deconfliction" talks on Syria

Oct 1st 2015, 4:18 PM 15,741 Views 227 Comments

The Pentagon was riled, after getting only one hour’s vague ‘heads-up’ from Russia that it was about to start bombing.

# bashar-al-assad - Sunday 27 September, 2015

France launches air strikes targeting Islamic State
# Syria
# Syria

France launches air strikes targeting Islamic State

Sep 27th 2015, 10:23 AM 21,703 Views 124 Comments

Western powers are ramping up efforts against the terrorist organisation.

# bashar-al-assad - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

'Children are being targeted by snipers and civilians shot in the street'
# Syria
# Syria

'Children are being targeted by snipers and civilians shot in the street'

May 20th 2015, 8:30 PM 34 Views 31 Comments

Irish aid worker David Adams visited a clinic that helps to rehabilitate some of the casualties of the Syrian conflict.

# bashar-al-assad - Wednesday 18 March, 2015

Deadly chlorine attack kills entire family in Syria
# Four Years On
# Four Years On

Deadly chlorine attack kills entire family in Syria

Mar 18th 2015, 6:46 PM 9,415 Views 35 Comments

More than 200,000 people have died since the conflict began in 2011.

# bashar-al-assad - Saturday 17 January, 2015

'The war has divided families more than decades of Israeli occupation ever did'
# Syria
# Syria

'The war has divided families more than decades of Israeli occupation ever did'

Jan 17th 2015, 10:30 AM 10,304 Views 45 Comments

A newly-released Irish film documents the lives of people in Majdal Shams – one of five remaining Arab villages in the Golan Heights.

# bashar-al-assad - Thursday 1 January, 2015

More than 76,000 Syrians were killed in 2014
# Four Years On
# Four Years On

More than 76,000 Syrians were killed in 2014

Jan 1st 2015, 7:02 PM 6,236 Views 36 Comments

Last year was the bloodiest since the conflict began in 2011.

# bashar-al-assad - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

Three dead as supporters celebrate Assad election win
# Syria
# Syria

Three dead as supporters celebrate Assad election win

Jun 4th 2014, 8:42 PM 6,422 Views 54 Comments

At least three people are dead and others were wounded as a result of celebratory gunfire, as it was announced Assad won with a sweeping 88.7 per cent.

# bashar-al-assad - Monday 28 April, 2014

Column: Western powers should not intervene in Syria
# Syria
# Syria

Column: Western powers should not intervene in Syria

Apr 28th 2014, 7:00 AM 248 Views 40 Comments

High-tech western military force does not end conflicts – it changes them.

# bashar-al-assad - Sunday 16 February, 2014

Column: "The bodies are all gone, eaten by the dogs"
# South Sudan
# South Sudan

Column: "The bodies are all gone, eaten by the dogs"

Feb 16th 2014, 7:00 PM 23 Views 38 Comments

Thousands have been killed and many more forced from their homes by the recent fighting in South Sudan. As the situation grows ever more serious, David Adams describes what he has witnessed.

# bashar-al-assad - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Rough start to Syria talks as both sides dig in but have yet to meet
# No Peace
# No Peace

Rough start to Syria talks as both sides dig in but have yet to meet

Jan 22nd 2014, 7:36 PM 3,417 Views 32 Comments

Syrian officials branded the opposition as traitors and insisted Assad will not give up power.

# bashar-al-assad - Monday 20 January, 2014

UN cancels Iran invite to Syria talks, Iran says they weren't going to go anyway
# Peace Talks
# Peace Talks

UN cancels Iran invite to Syria talks, Iran says they weren't going to go anyway

Jan 20th 2014, 9:48 PM 4,056 Views 24 Comments

A surprise UN invite to Iran had thrown the talks into doubt.

'It's difficult to explain the conflict to my children' --- Assad
# Syria
# Syria

'It's difficult to explain the conflict to my children' --- Assad

Jan 20th 2014, 3:00 PM 8,181 Views 80 Comments

The Syrian president has said in a new interview that war has forced his children to “grow up too early and mature much faster”.

# bashar-al-assad - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

Column: Leaving it all behind – a Syrian family’s journey to safety
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Leaving it all behind – a Syrian family’s journey to safety

Nov 13th 2013, 12:58 PM 22 Views 2 Comments

“I did not say a proper goodbye to my father and did not even bury him. I don’t know who did and where,” said Ahmed, whose family has been forced to move around – inside and outside Syria – for more than a year after a shell destroyed their home.

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