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Assad denies gas attack, says Syrian army gave up chemical weapons years ago

He also said his forces had not been diminished by the US strike.

13 Apr 2017 8:41 PM

President Assad’s office says US strike 'foolish, irresponsible'

Syrian President Assad's office said the government would redouble its efforts against rebel groups after the US strike.

07 Apr 2017 5:58 PM

Syrian state TV says US military strikes an act of 'aggression'

The US missiles hit targeted the base's airstrips, hangars, control tower and ammunition areas, US officials said.

07 Apr 2017 9:32 AM

Twin bombs kill 59 people in Damascus

The explosions killed 47 pilgrims, most of them Iraqi Shiites, and 12 Syrian pro-government fighters.

12 Mar 2017 12:32 PM

Syria: In rare attack, twin bombs kill 46 in Damascus Old City

A roadside bomb detonated as a bus passed and a suicide bomber blew himself up in the Bab al-Saghir area.

11 Mar 2017 5:02 PM

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President Assad linked to Syrian chemical attacks for first time

The US, Britain and France have called for sanctions against Syria, while Assad's ally Russia, called the evidence presented, insufficient.

14 Jan 2017 8:44 AM

Syrian government decides Aleppo renovation plan: State media

The cabinet approved an emergency plan by the Education Ministry to repair 50 schools in the eastern sector over six months.

08 Jan 2017 9:16 AM

Syria in control of artillery academy

Syrian government forces advanced on Sunday south of Aleppo city, a military source and state media said, as they pushed to once again encircle rebel neighbourhoods and reimpose a siege.

05 Sep 2016 6:17 AM

Two million at risk in Aleppo, warns UN

Ferocious fighting between government, rebel forces has cut off access to the city.

10 Aug 2016 6:17 AM

Russia has 'never' discussed transition with me: Bashar al-Assad

Only the Syrian people define who's going to be the president, when to come, and when to go, says Assad.

14 Jul 2016 2:46 PM

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Syria’s besieged Daraya gets first aid since 2012

A food aid convoy on Thursday night entered the Syrian town of Daraya, the first delivery since the start of the siege there by the Damascus regime in 2012, a Red Crescent official told AFP.

11 Jun 2016 12:52 AM

Bashar al-Assad wins expected majority

Baath party wins 200 of 250 seats

18 Apr 2016 6:16 AM

Syrians go to polls in govt-held areas

Peace talks kick off amid surge in violence

14 Apr 2016 6:17 AM

ISIS executes 175 kidnapped Syrian workers within 24 hours: reports

The group was accused of kidnapping more than 300 employees of a cement factory in Syria.

08 Apr 2016 5:32 PM

ISIS ‘kidnaps over 300 cement workers’ in Syria

The ISIS militant group has abducted more than 300 workers from a cement factory near Damascus, Syria’s state-run news agency SANA reported on Thursday, citing a source at the industry ministry.

08 Apr 2016 12:02 AM

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ISIS attacks Syrian Army near capital

ISIS fighters launched attacks on government-held areas near Damascus overnight in what a Syrian source said appeared to be a response to the group’s loss of ground elsewhere.

07 Apr 2016 12:15 AM

Syrian troops take another ISIS-held town

A week after taking back the historic town of Palmyra, Syrian troops and their allies on Sunday captured another town controlled by ISIS in central Syria, state media reported.

05 Apr 2016 6:18 AM

Army captures key bastion in blow to ISIS

Syrian troops on Sunday seized the key ISIS group bastion of Al-Qaryatain, dealing the jihadists a new blow in the country’s centre a week after expelling them from Palmyra, state television said.

04 Apr 2016 5:20 AM

150 mines removed so far from Palmyra site

A Syrian antiquities official said that demining experts have so far removed 150 bombs planted by ISIS inside the archaeological site in the historic town of Palmyra.

30 Mar 2016 7:16 AM

150 mines removed so far from Palmyra site

A Syrian antiquities official said that demining experts have so far removed 150 bombs planted by ISIS inside the archaeological site in the historic town of Palmyra.

30 Mar 2016 7:09 AM

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