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Syrians go to the polls in election that Assad is set to win

Syrians go to the polls in election that Assad is set to win

Polling stations opened on Wednesday across Syria in a presidential election that is set to usher Bashar al-Assad into a fourth term in office.

Syria's President Assad and his wife test positive for Covid-19

Syria's President Assad and his wife test positive for Covid-19

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad and his wife Asma have tested positive for Covid-19 after showing minor symptoms, his office said on Monday.

US sanctions target Syrian president's son, Syrian army unit

US sanctions target Syrian president's son, Syrian army unit

The United States on Wednesday imposed fresh sanctions aimed at depriving the Syrian government of funds, and warned that Washington would blacklist anyone doing business with President Bashar al-Assad's

Syrians vote for new parliament amid war, economic turmoil

Syrians vote for new parliament amid war, economic turmoil

Syrians voted Sunday to elect a new parliament as the Damascus government grapples with international sanctions and a crumbling economy after retaking large parts of the war-torn country.

Syria government forces take major town south of Idlib city

Syria government forces take major town south of Idlib city

Syrian government forces took control of a town south of Idlib city on Tuesday in a significant advance for President Bashar al-Assad as he seeks to recapture rebel-held territory in the country's northwest

Russia's Putin makes rare visit to Syria, meets Assad

Russia's Putin makes rare visit to Syria, meets Assad

Vladimir Putin met Bashar al-Assad in Damascus on Tuesday, the Russian leader's second trip to Syria since Moscow intervened decisively on the Syrian president's behalf in a civil war.

Syria constitutional talks stuck on first day of new round

Syria constitutional talks stuck on first day of new round

Damascus government delegates to a Syrian Constitutional Committee left the second UN-sponsored round before it began on Monday

Syrian army takes towns in northwest that rebels held for years

Syrian army takes towns in northwest that rebels held for years

Syrian troops on Friday reclaimed a cluster of towns they had lost early in the eight-year-old war, pressing their offensive in the northwest, the country's last big rebel stronghold.

Assad warns Syria's Kurds that US will not protect them

Assad warns Syria's Kurds that US will not protect them

President Bashar al-Assad warned Syria's Kurds Sunday that their ally the United States would not protect them against any Turkish offensive as Washington looks to withdraw it troops.

Syrian Kurds seek Damascus deal regardless of US moves

Syrian Kurds seek Damascus deal regardless of US moves

Syrian Kurdish leaders aim to secure a Russian-mediated political deal with President Bashar al-Assad's government regardless of US plans to withdraw from their region, a senior Kurdish official told Reuters.

Syria offers amnesty to deserters and draft dodgers

Syria offers amnesty to deserters and draft dodgers

The Syrian government has announced an amnesty for men who deserted the army or have avoided military service, giving them several months to report for duty without facing punishment, it said on Tuesday.

Syria's first lady diagnosed with breast cancer

Syria's first lady diagnosed with breast cancer

The announcement came with a photo of the first lady in loose clothing and trainers, sitting on a chair in a hospital room with an intravenous drip inserted in her left hand.