Bashar al-Assad
US airstrikes in Syria US carries out airstrikes in Syria’s Deir ez Zor province

The US Central Command claimed that the airstrikes targeted “Iran backed groups” that were allegedly involved in last week’s drone attack on its al-Tanf base in the region

UN Security Council agrees to extend aid to rebel-held regions of Syria for six months

The decision was a compromise after an earlier resolution to continue support for the rebel-held areas for a full year was vetoed by Russia. The Syrian government and Russia have said the supply violates the country’s sovereignty

Israeli attack in Syria At least 2 civilians killed in another unprovoked Israeli attack inside Syria

Monday’s attack near Damascus was the second such instance of Israeli aggression inside Syria within a fortnight, taking the total number of deaths to five apart from causing substantial material damage

Israeli airstrikes in Syria At least three Syrian soldiers killed near Damascus in unprovoked Israeli attack 

Violating international laws and Syrian sovereignty, Israel has carried out several such airstrikes inside Syrian territory since 2011. Hundreds of innocent civilians as well as Syrian military forces personnel have been killed as a result

Syrian president Bashar al-Assad wins fourth consecutive term in office

The speaker of the Syrian parliament, Hammouda Sabbagh, announced that Bashar al-Assad had won the elections held on Wednesday with an overwhelming 95.1% of the votes

Syrian presidential elections Syria to hold presidential elections in May

The elections will be held on May 26 amid a deteriorating economic situation, badly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, economic sanctions imposed by the US and the European Union and the decade of war in the country

UK imposes fresh round of sanctions on Syrian officials, businessmen

On the 10th anniversary of the beginning of the conflict in Syria, the UK imposed sanctions on five Syrian individuals including the foreign minister, Faisal Mekdad

Syria demands immediate withdrawal of US forces

Syria’s ambassador to the United Nations and its deputy foreign minister, Bashar al-Jaafari, alleged that occupation forces and terrorist groups act together to loot Syria’s economic resources

UN human rights expert calls for withdrawal of US sanctions on Syria

Alena Douhan, the UN special rapporteur about the negative impact of the unilateral coercive measures on human rights, said the US sanctions violated the human rights of the Syrian people

Syria sanctions US announces fresh sanctions on war-ravaged Syria

The newly imposed unilateral sanctions by the US are likely to harm the Syrian government’s efforts to rejuvenate the economy. Already existing EU and US sanctions are seen as among the main hurdles to the reconstruction process in Syria

Syrian elections Results of Syrian parliamentary elections to be out on Monday

The elections for the 250-seat People’s Assembly was held on Sunday. The rebuilding of infrastructure and the economy ravaged by the war and sanctions was among the key electoral issues

Syria COVID death War-ravaged Syria records its first COVID-19 death

Most of the medical facilities in the country have been affected due to the decade-long war. Conditions in areas controlled by anti-government forces and in the overcrowded refugee camps are especially bad