SABC News - Bashar al-Assad


‘Islamic State takes 90 percent of Damascus refugee camp’

Saturday 4 April 2015 14:13

Islamic State has taken control of 90% of a Palestinian refugee camp on the Damascus outskirts where 18,000 civilians have suffered years of bombing.


Canadian Parliament backs air strikes on Islamic State in Syria

Tuesday 31 March 2015 07:20

Canadian legislators on Monday voted to back the government's plans to bomb Islamic State positions in Syria, a move that opposition parties say threatens to drag Canada into a long war.


Smoke rises around the Syrian southern town of Bosra al-Sham.
Mainstream Syrian rebels seize historic town in south - monitor

Wednesday 25 March 2015 17:56

Insurgents have seized a historic town in southern Syria from the government,


 The unrest in Syria has killed around 200 000 people.
Gunmen kill more than 12 Islamic State militants in eastern Syria

Sunday 8 March 2015 14:19

Unidentified gunmen attacked Islamic State militants in the eastern Syrian town of al-Mayadin overnight


Bashar al-Assad ready to work with the United States and others to combat terrorism in the Middle East.
Syria to West: Accept that Assad is here to stay

Saturday 7 March 2015 07:17

Syria's envoy to the United Nations (UN) says it is time for the United States and other Western powers to accept that President Bashar al-Assad is here to stay.


Rami Abdulrahman said 43 members of the Syrian army and allied groups had also died, including 12 officers
Scores dead in intensified fighting in southern Syria

Sunday 15 February 2015 13:13

Intense clashes in southern Syria have killed scores of pro-government and insurgent fighters in the past week, with forecasts of even fiercer violence to come as the weather clears.


Pentagon to deploy 400 troops to train Syrian rebels

Friday 16 January 2015 09:00

The US military is planning to deploy more than 400 troops to help train Syrian rebels to fight the Islamic State.


Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (C) talks to soldiers during a visit to Jobar, northeast of Damascus, in this handout photograph distributed by Syria's national news agency SANA.
Syria's Assad thanks troops

Thursday 1 January 2015 16:25

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad visited a district on the outskirts of Damascus and thanked soldiers fighting "in the face of terrorism".


Rocket fire kills 50 in Aleppo

Monday 2 June 2014 14:36

Syrian rebel rocket fire on government-controlled areas of Aleppo killed 50 people over the weekend, a monitoring group said on Monday.


Russia, China veto UN bid to refer Syria to ICC

Friday 23 May 2014 11:45

Russia and China vetoed on Thursday a resolution to refer the situation in Syria to the International Criminal Court for possible prosecution of war crimes and crimes against humanity.


At least 51 killed in Syrian government-held areas

Tuesday 29 April 2014 15:44

Car bombs and mortar attacks killed at least 51 people in Syrian government-held areas of Damascus and the central city of Homs on Tuesday.


Russia says Syria not using chemical arms

Friday 25 April 2014 14:03

Allegations that Syrian government forces have used toxic chemicals are false, Russia said on Friday.


Two die as mortar drops near opera house

Sunday 6 April 2014 13:48

Two people were killed when mortar fire hit the grounds of the Damascus Opera House in the Syrian capital, state media said on Sunday.


At least 150,000 people have been killed in Syria's 3 year civil war
More death tolls in Syria's civil war

Tuesday 1 April 2014 14:39

At least 150,000 people have been killed in Syria's 3 year civil war, a third of them civilians, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Tuesday.


Patriotic young Lebanese say the battle to stay is lost

Friday 28 March 2014 19:03

In both war and peace, Lebanon has always seen many of its ambitious youth leave for better opportunities.


Amnesty International's report on Sudan's situation includes first-hand testimony from the recent wave of victims
Sudan human rights situation dire

Sunday 23 March 2014 14:37

The human rights situation in Darfur remains dire, more than a decade after the start of the conflict in the western Sudan region.


Syrian forces enter rebel stronghold near Lebanese border

Saturday 15 March 2014 15:43

Syrian soldiers entered eastern districts of the town of Yabroud, the last rebel bastion near the Lebanese border north of Damascus, on Saturday and advanced towards the main street.


World powers responsible for failing to stop Syria war crimes - UN

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.


Syrian rebel, friend of al Qaeda leader, killed by rival Islamists

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.


Syrian Kurds take town from Islamists

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.


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