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Syrian President names new Cabinet

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has issued Decree No. 203 which announces the formation of the new government following elections which took place in government controlled areas on 13th April. The […]

Mohammad Deeb Khamis to form a new government

Syria’s official news agency SANA has announced that President Bashar al-Assad has called on Imad Mohammad Deeb Khamis to form a new government following the 13th April general election. Khamis, […]

Syrian President addresses parliament

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has addressed his country’s new parliament following elections in April of this year. The last time he addressed parliament was in June 2012 after the general […]

Assad’s party wins majority of seats in general election

As expected President Bashar Al-Assad’s ruling Arab Socialist Ba’ath party and allies have won 200 of the 250 seats in the general election which took place on 13th April. The […]

Parliamentary 2016

An election to the People’s Assembly took place on 13 April 2016. National Progressive Front (al-Jabha al-Wataniyyah at-Taqaddumiyyah, NPF) 200 Others 50 Total 250 Registered electors: 5,085,444 Votes: 8,834,994 Turnout: […]

Syria holds general election in government held areas

Syria is holding its general election today to elect 250 seats for the People’s Assembly. It is hard to figure out how a free and fair election can be held […]

General election called for 13th April

President Bashar al-Assad has called a general election for Wednesday 13th April 2016. How this election will work when most of Syria is involved in a civil war has yet […]

UNSC passes Resolution 2254 unanimously

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has agreed Resolution 2254. The resolution was agreed unanimously and calls for a ceasefire, formal talks on a transition government, ‘credible, inclusive, non-sectarian governance […]

Assad appoints two new Ministers

President Bashar al-Assad has appointed two new ministers. No reason was given for the change in ministers which was announced on the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) website as follows: […]

President Assad interview with BBC – Full text

President Bashar al-Assad has undertaken an interview with the BBC Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen. You can find the full interview on the BBC website here. The full text of […]

Obama lays out US strategy to combat ISIL

Yesterday morning President Barack Obama laid out the United States strategy for tackling the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). He prefaced his remarks by saying that the […]

Full list of new Cabinet

President Bashar al-Assad has announced his new Cabinet in decree no. 273. The 35 member Cabinet includes eleven new ministers but the top portfolios remain unchanged. Dr. Hassan al-Nouri who […]

Wael al-Halqi reappointed Prime Minister

Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad has reappointed Wael al-Halqi (50) as his Prime Minister and asked him to form a new government. The move comes after the president won the presidential […]

Bashar al-Assad sworn in for third Presidential term

President Bashar al-Assad has been sworn in for a third seven year term after his election in last month’s presidential election. The full text of his speech as published on […]

UN opens four border crossings to humanitarian aid

The United Nations Security Council agreed, unanimously, yesterday to allow four crossings to be opened across the Syrian border for humanitarian aid. The full text of the press release as […]

Cabinet of Syria

Eng. Imad Mohammad Deeb Khamis Prime Minister Gen. Fahd Jassem al-Freij Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Defence Walid al-Moallem Deputy Prime Minister Foreign and Expatriates Minister Dr. Mohammad Abdul-Sattar […]

President Bashar al-Assad elected President with 88.7% of the vote

Incumbent President Bashar al-Assad has won the Presidential election with 88.7% of the vote according to a statement released by Speaker of the People’s Assembly, Mohammad Jihad al-Laham this morning. […]

Presidential 2014

An election took place on 3 June 2014. Bashar al-Assad (Ba’ath Party) 88.7% Hassan al-Nouri (NIACS) 4.3% Maher Hajjar (Independent) 3.2% Source: Syrian News Agency

Presidential election today with Bashar Al-Assad’s election assured

Syria holds a Presidential election today in the middle of a civil war which has been raging since 2011 and has cost the lives of at least 150,000 people. Just […]

Frustrated Lakhdar Brahimi steps down as UN envoy

Yet another UN-Arab League envoy has admitted defeat and decided to resign. Kofi Annan lasted from February 2012 until August 2012 when he was replaced by Lakhdar Brahimi after being […]

Three candidates in Presidential election

The Supreme Constitutional Council has announced that there will be three candidates standing in the 3rd June Presidential election. Nominations from another 21 candidates were rejected. The three candidates are: […]

Presidential election set for 3rd June

The Speaker of the People’s Council, Mohammad Jihad Laham, has announced that a Presidential election will take place on 3rd June 2014. The Speaker also announced that voting in the […]