SABC News - Bashar al-Assad


Russia intensifies airstrikes in Syria

Monday 5 October 2015 18:32

Russia has intensified its airstrikes in Syria and says the attacks have helped to “considerably reduce” the combat potential of militants.


US President Barack Obama addressed the UN General Assembly on Monday.
Obama willing to work with Iran, Russia to end Syria conflict

Monday 28 September 2015 19:16

The United States is willing to work with Iran and Russia to try to end the Syrian conflict, US President Barack Obama said on Monday.


US says Assad must go, timing down to negotiation

Saturday 19 September 2015 13:50

US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday Syria's President Bashar al-Assad has to go but the timing of his departure had to be decided through negotiation.


Israel wary of Russian military build-up in Syria

Tuesday 8 September 2015 15:52

Indications of increased Russian involvement in Syria in support of President Bashar al-Assad are prompting a reassessment in Israel about how to handle fall-out from the conflict without risk.


Gunmen kill six Syrian security personnel after bomb blasts kill dozen

Saturday 5 September 2015 20:08

Druze gunmen killed six Syrian government security personnel during unrest sparked by two deadly car bomb blasts in southern Syria, one of which killed a local Druze leader, a monitor said.


France considers air strikes on Islamic State in Syria-Le Monde

Saturday 5 September 2015 14:34

France is considering conducting air strikes on Islamic State in Syria, joining an international coalition led by the United States, Le Monde newspaper said on its website on Saturday.


27 killed as Syrian jet crashes into market

Monday 3 August 2015 14:01

At least 27 people were killed and dozens injured when a Syrian army fighter jet crashed into a busy marketplace in the rebel-held North Western town of Ariha.


Turkey reinforces Syria border

Friday 3 July 2015 11:02

Turkey has deployed additional troops and equipment along part of its border with Syria as fighting north of the city of Aleppo intensifies, security sources said.


Erdogan warns of risks, new poll if Turkey govt coalition delayed

Sunday 21 June 2015 20:16

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday cited instability among neighbouring states to urge political parties to form a coalition government quickly.


Syrian air raids kill dozens of civilians in north: Monitoring group

Sunday 31 May 2015 05:49

A Syrian air force raid killed at least 59 civilians at a market in a town held by Islamic State militants in northern Syria on Saturday, according to a monitoring group.


Syrian air raids kill dozens of civilians in north - monitoring group

Saturday 30 May 2015 14:50

A Syrian air force raid killed at least 59 civilians at a market in a town held by Islamic State militants in northern Syria on Saturday, according to a group monitoring the war.


 Smoke rises due to what activists said was shelling from Islamic State fighters on Palmyra city, Syria.
Islamic State has full control of Syria's Palmyra

Friday 22 May 2015 06:03

Islamic State fighters tightened their grip on the historic Syrian city of Palmyra on Thursday and overran Iraqi government defences east of Ramadi.


US raid in Syria kills senior Islamic State leader

Sunday 17 May 2015 11:32

American special operations forces killed a senior Islamic State leader in a raid in Syria, U.S. officials said on Saturday.


Islamic State attacks army-held areas in central Syria

Wednesday 13 May 2015 11:39

Islamic State fighters launched an attack on Syrian army-held areas in Homs province overnight, a Syrian military source and an organisation tracking the war said.


 Samples taken by experts from the OPCW tested positive for chemical precursors needed to make the toxic agents.
Weapons inspectors find undeclared sarin in Syria

Saturday 9 May 2015 08:06

International inspectors have found traces of sarin and VX nerve agent at a military research site in Syria that had not been declared to the global chemical weapons watchdog.


‘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.


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