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The UK should reopen its embassy in Damascus and “swallow its pride” in order to build relations with Bashar al-Assad, a former UK ambassador to Syria has said. Lord Green of Deddington said the Assad regime is “here to say” and called the Syrian leader “more a figurehead than a dictator”.
The U.S. and France say they have evidence that Syrian President Bashar Assad's military was behind the poison gas attack, but they have made none of that evidence public. On Saturday, the U.S., France and Britain bombarded sites they said were linked to Syria's chemical weapons program. Journalists ...

Saturday's nocturnal bombing of Syria by a U.S.-led three-nation coalition, the second since Donald Trump became president in 2017, should finally wink the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, the hint that the current White House principal resident is radically different from his settled notion of the American ...
The Syrian crisis needs a negotiated solution involving all powers in the region, German foreign minister Heiko Maas said on Monday, adding he could not imagine anyone who had used chemical weapons against his own people to be part of that process. Maas was asked whether Syrian President Bashar ...
BEIRUT — Hundreds of Syrians gathered on Monday in a landmark square in Syria's capital, Damascus, rallying in support of their armed forces, which they say succeeded in confronting the unprecedented joint airstrikes by the West over the weekend. State TV broadcast the rally live from the central ...
There are plenty of good reasons to oppose Britain's airstrikes on Syria… But most aren't convinced by this particular woman's reasoning. Syrian president Bashar al-Assad is accused of war crimes against his own people, including a chemical attack on April 7 which killed dozens. But he has a passionate ...

Nic Robertson is CNN's international diplomatic editor. The opinions in this article belong to the author. During the Bosnian conflict, a particularly pernicious tactic emerged: ethnic cleansing. Whole villages and towns were emptied of their population, based purely on ethnicity. In 2018, seven years into the ...
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (L) is greeted by then French President Jacques Chirac in 2001. Photo: AFP. The Local. news.france@thelocal.com @thelocalfrance. 17 April 2018. 09:18 CEST+02:00. France will strip Syrian President Bashar al-Assad of the country's prestigious Legion d'Honneur award ...
BASHAR al- Assad has "gone too far" with chemical weapons and must be stopped from gassing kids, Boris Johnson has stormed. ... world saying that we have had enough of the use of chemical weapons, the erosion of that taboo that has been in place for 100 years has gone too far under Bashar Assad.
THERESA May is absolutely right to take a tough stance against Syrian despot Bashar al-Assad. The West cannot allow him to normalise chemical warfare. Last week in Douma, innocent men, women and children foamed at the mouth as chlorine choked them to death. Britain's decision action on Saturday ...
Bashar al-Assad's children last year visited a holiday camp in Crimea, the annexed Black Sea peninsula that was part of the former Soviet republic Ukraine. While it may be safe for the children of a dictator who has gassed his own people, it isn't safe for Brits. The Foreign Office has advised against all travel ...
On Friday evening, U.S. President Donald Trump stood before television cameras to announce that he had ordered the U.S. Armed Forces to launch "precision strikes" against regime positions in Syria. The announcement came a week after Bashar Assad carried out a chemical attack against innocent ...
Boris Johnson defends strikes on 'barbaric' Bashar al Assad. The Foreign Secretary says the Syria strikes were intended to send a message that the use of chemical weapons won't be tolerated. 09:07, UK, Sunday 15 April 2018. Boris Johnson. Image: Mr Johnson said the strikes were not a 'major escalation' of UK ...
THERESA May wants to strike back at Syrian tyrant Bashar al-Assad to stop his chemical killing reviving the horrors of World War One. The PM told senior ministers that Britain must act to stop the “abhorrent” use of nerve agents and deadly gases to kill and maim innocent civilians. Tot struggles to breathe ...
Inside Syria: Who Is President Bashar Al-Assad?; Coalition Forces Attack Syria Days After Suspected Chemical Atack. Continue Reading. Nightline · 04/13/18: Inside Syria: Who Is President Bashar Al-Assad? company info · contact · interest-based ads · terms of use · privacy policy · your california privacy ...
French president Emmanuel Macron has said “a red line” had been crossed after the chemical weapons attack in Douma. He spoke following the air strikes carried out by the US in conjunction with France and the UK on targets in Syria. Mr Macron issued the following statement: "On Saturday 7 April 2018, ...
In August of 2013, the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad fired rockets filled with the nerve agent sarin at the Eastern Ghouta area, just outside Damascus. Within minutes, more than fourteen hundred civilians, including hundreds of children, began convulsing, choking, and foaming at the mouth, then died, of suffocation.

Somewhere, deep in his concrete labyrinth, the dictator is smiling. Bashar al-Assad, Syria's President, gambled that he could use chemical weapons to seal a victory in an offensive just outside his country's capital, and that he and his regime could survive whatever the world would do in response. And he ...
I didn't serve in the military, but what's in it for Bashar al-Assad to gas his people? I don't get that, because he was at least one of those people that protected the Christians and different religious sects. So I don't get what's in it for him, and particularly to try to spite fate when you look at the previous handlings ...
(Want to get this briefing by email? Here's the sign-up.) Good morning. A trade deal turnaround, the state of threats against Syria and how the sweet potato colonized the world. Here's what you need to know: Photo. Credit Aly Song/Reuters. • A stunning U-turn. President Trump asked his advisers to look ...
Senator Ben Cardin, a Democrat who sits on the Foreign Relations Committee, was on Morning Edition today. Here's his pitch for how to punish Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad. (SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED BROADCAST). BEN CARDIN: To me, the most effective way to deal with President Assad is to bring ...
Mr. Trump also warned that the Kremlin should not partner with Syria's president, Bashar al-Assad, calling him a “Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!” Mr. Trump's early morning tweets were a remarkable instance of telegraphing American strategy. He's being taken seriously: There were ...
A joint investigative journalism project by the Direkt36 website and by 444.hu reports that since 2012, people believed to be stooges for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad have received Hungarian residency permits. In at least one of these cases, Hungary welcomed a Syrian man believed to be involved in ...
Online daily 444.hu and investigative journalism NGO Direkt36 have just reported that Atiya Khoury, an alleged international money launderer suspected of doing so for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (pictured right), and Salmo Bazkka, a suspected international criminal, also took part in Hungary's ...
Syrian President Bashar Assad has never admitted that he tried to build a nuclear reactor in Syria in 2007. He built it not far from Damascus, in the desert region of Deir ez-Zor. He concealed the whole affair from Syria's top brass, apart from a few individuals who were in on the secret. When Israeli air force ...
The assault allowed Syrian dictator Bashar Assad's Russian-backed forces to push further into Ghouta and seize the first major population center there from rebels this week, seemingly sparking a mass exodus of civilians from the town. A video feed provided by Russian broadcaster Ruptly showed scores ...
A bullet-riddled poster of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad is seen on a wall in Idlib city after rebels took control of the area on March 28, 2015. The text on the poster ... However, there's one notable survivor of the horrors of what's become a multi-front civil and proxy war: Bashar al-Assad. Several times it ...
But those efforts have had diminishing results. Tillerson's efforts to persuade Moscow to stop propping up Syrian President Bashar Assad and to pull out of Crimea have yielded little to no progress. At the same time, President Donald Trump's critics regularly accuse his administration of failing to stand up to ...
... hit back at Russian claims that the U.S. military is about to launch missile strikes on government-held districts in Syria's capital Damascus. A spokesman for the department told CNBC Tuesday that Moscow is complicit in its allegiance with Syrian President Bashar Al Assad's crimes in the war-torn country.
An investigation into Rifaat Assad, the Syrian president's uncle, has been underway since April 2016 following his alleged purchase of property worth $100 million, including a stud farm and luxury apartments. In June, French prosecutors charged him with corruption. Later, the property was seized.
Bashar Assad's ongoing assault on the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta is a war crime that has already killed more than 900 civilians. But while it's easy to condemn this “brutal campaign,” as the White House has dutifully done, it's hard to know what to do about it. A U.N.-brokered cease-fire is being ...
The reports emerged following the airstrikes and shelling that the government of President Bashar al-Assad allegedly carried out, just a few hours after the last United Nations aid convoy left the enclave. The group of search and rescue workers called the White Helmets tweeted that 30 cases of suffocation ...
More than 700 civilians have been killed there in the past three weeks. Today, experts compare Eastern Ghouta to Srebrenica; but the truth is historical precedents can no longer clarify what is happening in Syria. Bashar Al Assad, the Syrian president, is plumbing new depths of brutality. If he is not stopped, ...
Here's a look at the life of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Personal: Birth date: September 11, 1965. Birth place: Damascus, Syria. Father: Hafez Assad, late Syrian President. Mother: Anisa Makhlouf al-Assad. Marriage: Asma (Akhras) al-Assad (2000-present). Children: Karim, 2004; Zein, 2003; Hafez, ...
President Trump has called for options to punish the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad after at least seven attacks of chlorine gas have been reported in areas controlled by the Damascus opposition. The latest alleged use of chemical weapons is from February 25 in the Eastern Ghouta ...
Damascus: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is vowing to continue an offensive in eastern Ghouta near Damascus as his forces advance into the last major rebel enclave near the capital. The offensive is one of the deadliest in the war and one local insurgent group called it a "scorched earth" campaign.
The western countries recently reaccused the Syrian army of using chemical weapons in attacks against rebels, most recently in the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta countryside of Damascus. IANS. Updated:March 5, 2018, 8:59 AM IST. facebook Twitter google skype whatsapp. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad Slams Chemical ...
WASHINGTON: The United States urged Russia today to pressure Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime to respect attempts to allow residents out of the rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta. "The Assad regime continues attacking its citizens, especially in East Ghouta," Pentagon spokeswoman Dana ...
Television is truly remarkable. By the simple act of clicking a remote control, you can go from the beauty, camaraderie and promise of the Winter Olympics in South Korea to the horrific genocide of Bashar Assad in Syria. One channel shows the world at its best. The other channel shows the world at its ...
Syrian forces have dramatically escalated their attacks on the area, which is mostly controlled by rebel forces who for five years have opposed President Bashar al-Assad's rule. Human rights observers say thousands are injured and more than 500 people — including around 120 children — have died ...
Pledging to help Kurdish YPG forces repel a Turkish incursion into northern Syria, Bashar Assad is manipulating the YPG for his own interests. What Assad really wants here is to twofold. First, to secure more Syrian territory without having to fight for it, and second, to cut off the Syrian rebels in their Idlib ...
At least in Syria, Putin holds dominion over both President Erdogan of Turkey and Bashar Assad. That's relevant in that it would be counter to the Russian leader's interests to see Erdogan and Assad fight. Instead, Putin is focused on maintaining the de facto Russian-Assad-Turkish-Iranian alliance, while ...
Promising Money, EU Tries to Woo Bashar al-Assad into Syria Peace Talks ... Sofia: The European Union's top diplomat on Friday raised the prospect of collecting money for rebuilding Syria but only if fighting abates and Russia makes sure its ally, President Bashar al-Assad engages in the stalled U.N. ...
From Italy to the US, the far right throws support behind the Syrian government as it is accused of war crimes. by Patrick Strickland. 13 Feb 2018. Across Europe and North America, white supremacist groups continue to pledge support for Assad [File: SANA via Reuters]. Rome, Italy - Six and a half years into the ongoing ...
Bashar al-Assad remains at the center of the conflict. He has been President of Syria since 2000. He succeeded his father Hafiz al-Assad, who ruled the country from 1971 to 2000. The son started as a reformer, initially courted by heads of state in the West. After all, he was considered a guarantor of stability ...
That is, if the president intends to reinforce his red line against Assad's use of chemical weapons. AD. The Trump White House in review: Week 58. Watch Full Screen to Skip Ads. Concerns have escalated due to increasing reports that Assad is employing chlorine and sarin chemical weapons against ...
Syria's President Bashar al-Assad speaks during an interview in Damascus, in this handout photograph distributed by Syria's national news agency ... Istanbul: Turkey on Saturday said that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad should leave office "at some point" in the future but denied there was any kind of ...
Trump administration officials have claimed the Syrian government may be creating new kinds of chemical weapons, despite a 2013 agreement to destroy such a programme. The US officials said the administration was prepared to take military action to deter the use of such weapons amid the country's ...
There is a dynamic tension in every organization, and even a well-led White House has its flashes of conflict and even chaos. For example, although it was focused intensely on the single objective of winning the Civil War, the Abraham Lincoln presidency was riven with rivalries, jealousies and ...
A year ago, the United States launched 59 Tomahawk missiles at a Syrian air base in retaliation for the government of President Bashar al-Assad's use of chemical weapons against his own population. Almost exactly a year later, Mr. Assad seems to have once again unleashed a chemical agent on the ...


 

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