• File photo of Bashar al-Assad

    Ready to negotiate presidency for peace in Syria, says President Bashar al-Assad

    World | January 09, 2017 20:08 IST

    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said that he is ready to hold a referendum over his presidency in the war-ravaged country. The rebels have been insisting upon the move throughout the almost six-year-old conflict. The

  • Bashar al-Assad

    Syrian President orders formation of new government

    World | June 22, 2016 21:24 IST

    Damascus: Syria's President Bashar al-Assad today ordered Minister of Electricity Emad Khamis to form a new government, the media reported. Assad appointed Khamis as prime minister of the new government, replacing former Prime Minister Waerl

  • Syrian President Bashar Assad with Russian Defense Minister

    Russia's defense minister visits Syria, meets Assad

    World | June 19, 2016 13:53 IST

    Moscow: Russia's defense minister visited Syria on Saturday to meet the country's leader and inspect the Russian air base there, a high-profile trip intended to underline Moscow's role in the region. Sergei Shoigu met with

  • no peace in syria till assad steps down says obama

    No peace in Syria till Assad steps down, says Obama

    World | February 26, 2016 16:05 IST

    Washington: US President Barack Obama once again renewed his call for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down, saying there is no alternative to his removal.Obama also called on Russia and the Syrian government to honour

  • syrian tv two blasts in the city of homs 32 killed 29

    Syrian TV: Two Blasts in the city of Homs; 32 killed, 29 wounded

    World | February 21, 2016 17:26 IST

    Beirut: Two blasts in the central Syrian city of Homs killed at least 32 people and wounded 29 Sunday in the latest wave of violence to hit the city in recent weeks, state TV said.The television

  • iran reiterates support for syrian govt amid long running

    Iran reiterates support for Syrian govt amid long running civil war

    World | November 30, 2015 9:33 IST

    Damascus: Iran on Sunday said it would keep up with its full support for the Syrian government amid the ongoing civil war that has gripped the country for almost five years."The Islamic Republic of Iran

  • paris attacks result of france s flawed middle east policy

    Paris attacks result of France's 'flawed' Middle East policy: Bashar al-Assad

    World | November 14, 2015 20:28 IST

    Paris/Cairo: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Saturday said that West's ‘flawed' policies in Syria especially that of France was partly to blame for rise of Islamic State.His statement came amid the worldwide condemnation of a

  • us pledges nearly 100 million to support syrian opposition

    US pledges nearly $100 million to support Syrian opposition

    World | October 31, 2015 23:24 IST

    Manama (Bahrain): The United States ramped up its support for Syria's opposition with a pledge of nearly $100 million in fresh aid on Saturday. Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia's top diplomat described the timing of the departure

  • russia us to hold military talks over syria pentagon

    Russia, US to hold military talks over Syria: Pentagon

    World | October 10, 2015 11:48 IST

    Washington: Russia and the US are expected to hold military talks over Syria, where both countries have been conducting airstrikes against Islamic State (IS) militants, as soon as this weekend, the Pentagon said."The department of

  • syria new russian strikes talks in paris on assad s future

    Syria: New Russian strikes, talks in Paris on Assad's future

    World | October 02, 2015 23:47 IST

    Paris: The presidents of Russia and France, which both started bombing Syria this week, held talks Friday about their military operations as they tried to overcome differences on whether Syrian President Bashar Assad should stay

  • russian jets targeting cia trained rebels to help president

    Russian jets targeting CIA-trained rebels to help President Assad in Syria?

    World | October 02, 2015 0:00 IST

    Moscow: Russian jets carried out a second day of airstrikes in Syria Thursday, but there were conflicting claims about whether they were targeting Islamic State and al-Qaeda militants or trying to shore up the defenses

  • syrian president bashar al assad blames europe for refugee

    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad blames Europe for refugee crisis

    World | September 16, 2015 23:00 IST

    Moscow: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, in an interview published on Wednesday by several Russian media outlets, blamed Europe for the refugee crisis since "it supported terrorism"."Europe is responsible because it supports terrorism, as I said

  • isis executes 38 in syria in july

    ISIS executes 38 in Syria in July

    World | July 30, 2015 8:30 IST

    Beirut: The Islamic State (IS) has executed at least 38 people in July in Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said.The total number of deaths in the country in the hands of the IS

  • assad supports russian role in resolving syrian crisis

    Assad supports Russian role in resolving Syrian crisis

    World | March 23, 2015 8:23 IST

    Damascus: The administration of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad supports the Russian efforts on holding a second round of talks on the Syrian crisis in Moscow next month, media reports said Sunday.Assad made the remarks during

  • turkish pm slams us over possible talks with syria s assad

    Turkish PM slams US over possible talks with Syria's Assad

    World | March 18, 2015 7:30 IST

    Ankara:Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu sharply criticised the remarks of US Secretary of State John Kerry that the US would have to negotiate with Syrian President Bashar Al Assad in the end."There is no difference

  • climate change sparked syrian conflict report

    Climate change sparked Syrian conflict: report

    World | March 03, 2015 21:17 IST

    Climate change between 2006 and 2009 was most likely to have caused extreme drought in Syria, one of the factors which triggered the violent uprising against president Bashar al-Assad in March 2011, says a study

  • real cooperation needed to crush is syrian president

    Real cooperation needed to crush IS: Syrian President

    World | November 21, 2014 9:42 IST

    Damascus: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said that "international cooperation" was necessary to crush the Islamic State group, which is the target of a US-led campaign."The region is going through decisive times" and the most

  • world must recognise threat of terrorism bashar al assad

    World must recognise threat of terrorism: Bashar al-Assad

    World | November 21, 2014 6:19 IST

    Damascus: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said that international acknowledgment of the threats of terrorism is one of the factors determining the future of the region.Addressing the members of the ruling Al Baath Party on

  • islamic state militants now world s richest terror group

    Islamic State militants now world's richest terror group: Experts

    World | October 24, 2014 15:12 IST

    Washington: The Islamic State has become the world's wealthiest terror group, generating tens of millions of dollars a month from black market oil sales, ransoms and extortion, officials said on Thursday.It earns US dollar 1

  • assad reaffirms counter terrorism efforts

    Assad reaffirms counter-terrorism efforts

    World | September 24, 2014 6:12 IST

    Damascus: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday reiterated that his administration was moving forward in battling terrorism in the region.The president made the remarks during his meeting with the visiting Iraqi National Security Adviser Faleh

Read More
Bigg boss 13