SABC News - Bashar al-Assad
Wednesday 5 March 2014 17:39
United Nations says say all sides in Syria's civil war are using shelling and siege tactics to punish civilians and big powers bear responsibility for allowing such war crimes to persist.
Monday 24 February 2014 06:59
A Syrian rebel commander who fought alongside al Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden and was close to its current chief, Ayman al-Zawahiri, was killed by a suicide attack on Sunday.
Saturday 22 February 2014 19:46
A Kurdish group captured a town in Syria from Islamists on Saturday in a battle in which at least 28 fighters were killed, most of them Islamists.
Friday 21 February 2014 14:52
As Syria's war nears the start of its fourth year, Iran has stepped up support on the ground for President Bashar al-Assad, providing elite teams to gather intelligence and train troops.
Wednesday 19 February 2014 20:19
The Syrian military has begun targeting opposition areas with a new type of cluster munitions rockets which is larger and more powerful than others in its arsenal.
Saturday 15 February 2014 17:19
International mediator, Lakhdar Brahimi, apologized to the Syrian people on Saturday for the lack of progress at peace talks in Geneva.
Friday 14 February 2014 19:05
An al Qaeda splinter group in Syria executed at least 21 people including fighters from rival rebel groups and their relatives, a monitoring group said on Friday.
Sunday 9 February 2014 15:56
Aid workers resumed humanitarian operations in Homs, Syria, on Sunday.
Sunday 9 February 2014 09:45
UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos expressed deep disappointment on Saturday after an aid convoy came under fire in a besieged rebel district of the Syrian city Homs.
Tuesday 28 January 2014 06:21
The US on Monday demanded that Syria allow aid into the "starving" city of Homs, as talks aimed at ending three years of civil war hit more trouble over the future of President Bashar al-Assad.
Sunday 26 January 2014 06:48
Syria's civil war foes held their first face-to-face meetings on Saturday, launching talks aimed at ending nearly three years of conflict which has killed 130,000 people.
Friday 24 January 2014 17:34
Syria's first peace talks came close to collapsing before they began on Friday.
Friday 24 January 2014 06:51
Syria's opposition leader laid out his demands for talks on ending his country's civil war, calling for the creation of a transitional government that does not include President Bashar al-Assad.
Monday 20 January 2014 06:24
Syria's political opposition said on Monday it will withdraw from international peace talks scheduled this week unless United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon retracts an invitation to Iran.
Wednesday 15 January 2014 18:16
Some Western nations opposed to President Bashar al-Assad have discussed security cooperation with his government, Syria said on Wednesday.
Thursday 9 January 2014 07:00
Russia blocked a United Nations (UN) Security Council statement on Wednesday that would have expressed outrage at deadly airstrikes by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces.
Tuesday 7 January 2014 20:07
Syria has started moving chemical weapons materials out of the country in the most crucial phase of an internationally backed disarmament program that has been delayed by war and technical problems.
Tuesday 7 January 2014 16:05
Syrian rebels have killed 34 foreign fighters from al Qaeda-linked groups in the northwest of the country over the last three days, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Tuesday.
Saturday 4 January 2014 07:28
Explosions hit two large Syrian gas pipelines on Friday near Damascus and the central city of Homs, cutting electricity supplies around the capital and in Mediterranean provinces.
Thursday 2 January 2014 05:58
Syrian Electronic Army, an amorphous hacker collective that supports Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, claimed credit for hacking into the social media accounts of Internet calling service Skype.