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Ukraine cuts ties with Syria after it recognizes breakaway regions

Syria set to recognize the “independence and sovereignty” of Luhansk and Donetsk in eastern Ukraine.

Ukraine cuts ties with Syria for recognizing breakaway regions

Assad in Iran: We have prevented 'Zionist dominance in the region'

Syrian President Bashar Assad met with Iranian leaders, all of whom reasserted their believes about the 'Zionist regime.'

Assad in Iran: We have prevented 'Zionist dominance' player

State Department: Assad's family likely worth $1-2 billion

State Department says Syrian President's family worth $1-2 billion, despite US-led efforts to isolate Assad.

Assad's family likely worth $1-2 billion

Assad: 'Zionist Jew' Zelenskyy is a Nazi-supporter

Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad told supporters that Israel and the West were 'lying' to the world in their condemnations of Nazism.

Assad: 'Zionist Jew' Zelenskyy is a Nazi-supporterplayer

Assad's Iranian allies have overstayed their welcome

Analysis: While Tehran and Hezbollah helped Assad regain control over Syria, he is far from thrilled about Iran's presence in his country.

Assad's Iranian allies have overstayed their welcome

US concerned after UAE Foreign Minister meets Assad

State Department spokesperson stresses US does not support efforts to normalize Syrian President.

US concerned after UAE Foreign Minister meets Assad

Blinken: US doesn't support efforts to normalize ties with Syria

Secretary of State: There will be no efforts to normalize relations with Assad until there is progress in the political process.

Blinken: US doesn't support efforts to normalize ties with Syria

Jordan’s King, Assad speak for first time in a decade

Jordan’s King Abdullah II receives call from Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad amid efforts to boost cooperation between the countries.

Jordan’s King, Assad speak for first time in a decade

Assad sworn in for fourth term in office

Assad won the May election in a landslide, winning 95.1% of the votes.

Assad sworn in for fourth term in office

Iran: Assad victory 'a big step towards restoring peace'

Syrian President's ally congratulated him on his landslide election victory.

Iran: Assad victory 'a big step towards restoring peace'

Assad wins presidential election with 95% of the votes

Assad’s win was not in doubt, even though two challengers ran against him.

Assad wins presidential election with 95% of the votes

State Department: Syrian elections are illegitimate

Despite two other candidates running, election in Syria is widely expected to give President Bashar Al-Assad a fourth seven-year term.

State Department: Syrian elections are illegitimate

Syria selects two candidates to run against Assad

Syria’s higher constitutional court selects two obscure figures to appear on ballots against President Bashar Al-Assad in May 26 election.

Syria selects two candidates to run against Assad

Assad applies to run in Syrian presidential election

Six people, including a woman, have applied to take part in the presidential race.

Assad applies to run in Syrian presidential election

Syria to hold presidential elections on May 26

President Bashar Al-Assad widely expected to win a fourth seven-year term.

Syria to hold presidential elections on May 26

UAE leaders congratulate Syrian president on National Day

Bashar Al-Assad has been president of Syria since 2000 and has been in a bloody civil war since 2011.

UAE leaders congratulate Syrian president on National Day

Syrian President and his wife recover from COVID-19

Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad and his wife, Asma, return to their regular duties after recovering from COVID-19.

Syrian President and his wife recover from COVID-19

Assad and his wife test positive for COVID-19

Syria’s President Bashar Al-Assad and his wife, Asma, are in good health and will keep working in isolation at home.

Assad and his wife test positive for COVID-19

Report: Israeli officers met Syrian counterparts at Russian base

With yesterday's security cabinet meeting surrounding 'humanitarian' issues in Syria shrouded in mystery, some details have emerged.

Report: Israeli officers met Syrian counterparts at Russian baseplayer

US sanctions Assad's wife

US sanctions Syria’s central bank and several people and entities close to President Bashar Al-Assad.

US sanctions Assad's wife

Assad: No relations with Israel until we restore our lands

Syrian President stresses that ties with Israel are conditional on Israel giving up the Golan Heights.

Assad: No relations with Israel until we restore our lands

Trump: There was a plan to take out Assad, but Mattis refused

US President confirms plan was in the works to take out Syrian President but then-Defense Secretary was opposed.

Trump: There was a plan to take out Assad, but Mattis refused

Assad interrupts speech due to drop in blood pressure

Syrian President interrupts speech he was giving to parliament after suffering a brief drop in blood pressure.

Assad interrupts speech due to drop in blood pressure

US imposes sanctions on Assad's son

Bashar Al Assad's eldest son among 14 Syrian officials placed under sanctions by the US government Wednesday.

US imposes sanctions on Assad's son

Assad and allies win majority in parliamentary elections

In widely expected victory, Syrian President's party and allied candidates take 177 seats out of 250 in parliament.

Assad and allies win majority in parliamentary elections

Assad announces parliamentary elections in April

Syrian President says parliamentary elections will be held on April 13 in areas of the country controlled by the government.

Assad announces parliamentary elections in April

Assad: Chemical watchdog falsified report at request of US

Syrian President claims OPCW faked report on attack near Damascus “just because the Americans wanted them to do so.”

Assad: Chemical watchdog falsified report at request of US

Assad: 'Israel has conquered our land'

Bashar al-Assad says more than 100,000 Syrian troops killed in civil war, blasts Israel for 'conquering' Syrian land.

Assad: 'Israel has conquered our land'

Assad: Trump is the best US president

Syrian President on Donald Trump: He's the best president because he is the most transparent.

Assad: Trump is the best US president

Syria, Iran plan responses to Israeli airstrikes

Syrian Pres. Assad discusses Israel's 'attacks on Syria,' US peace plan, in secret meeting with Iranian official.

Syria, Iran plan responses to Israeli airstrikes

Germany: Hold Assad accountable for chemical attacks

German Foreign Minister says those responsible for use of chemical weapons in Syria must be held accountable.

Germany: Hold Assad accountable for chemical attacks

Spokesman: Zarif quit because he wasn't informed of Assad visit

Spokesman for Iran's Foreign Ministry: 'One of the reasons' FM Zarif resigned was lack of knowledge regarding Syrian Pres. Assad's visit.

Spokesman: Zarif quit because he wasn't informed of Assad visit

Syrian President meets Iran's Supreme Leader

Syrian President visits Iran for the first time since start of Syrian conflict, thanks Iran for its assistance.

Syrian President meets Iran's Supreme Leader

Assad warns Kurds: The US won't protect you

Syrian President warns country’s Kurds that the US would not protect them against any Turkish offensive.

Assad warns Kurds: The US won't protect you

Assad blames Israel for downing of Russian plane

Syrian President writes Putin, says Russian plane was downed over Syria due to Israeli "arrogance".

Assad blames Israel for downing of Russian plane

There's a war going on out there

There's a war going on out there

Report: Israel secretly armed, funded Syrian rebels

12 anti-Assad rebel groups in south Syria reportedly received money and weapons from Israel to combat ISIS, Iran-linked forces.

Report: Israel secretly armed, funded Syrian rebels

Trump warns Assad: The world is watching

US President denies claims made in Bob Woodward's book, but also warns Syrian President that "the world is watching".

Trump warns Assad: The world is watching

White House warns Assad against use of chemical weapons

White House warns Syrian President against using chemical weapons in Idlib, says the US and its allies will respond "appropriately".

White House warns Assad against use of chemical weapons

Book claims Trump ordered Assad killed

New book claims Secretary of Defense ignored order from President to kill Syrian dictator following deadly chemical weapons attack.

Book claims Trump ordered Assad killed