Tag Archives: Bashar al-Assad

09Jul/17

Trump says he talked joint cybersecurity unit with Putin

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Twitter on Sunday that he discussed forming a cyber security unit to guard against election hacking with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Continue reading

13Apr/17

Russia blocks U.N. condemnation of Syria attack

Russia blocks a Western-led effort at the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday (April 12) to condemn last week’s deadly gas attack in Syria. Pascale Davies reports.
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07Apr/17

U.S. fires missiles at Assad air base

Syrian TV shows the aftermath of U.S. air strikes that hit an airbase near the Syrian town of Khan Sheikhoun.
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13Jan/17

Trump, European populists are a threat to human rights – Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch warns the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States and the rise of populist leaders in Europe poses a “extraordinarily dangerous threat” to human rights. Their yearly report also criticises Russia, China, and Turkey’s leaders for crackdowns on dissent and Syria’s al-Assad for targeting civilians.
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17Dec/16

TIMELINE-The battle for Aleppo

Syrian government forces control the major Syrian city of Aleppo for the first time since losing parts of the city in 2012. Continue reading

08Dec/16

End game in Aleppo

The Syrian army’s advance in Aleppo slowed Thursday but a victory was still firmly in sight after President Assad vowed that retaking the city would change the course of the war. Deborah Lutterbeck reports. Continue reading

08Dec/16

British spy chief says Islamic State plotting attacks as Russia makes ‘desert’ of Syria

In a rare speech, the head of Britain’s spy network says Islamic State are plotting attacks as Russia makes ‘desert’ of Syria.

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06Dec/16

Highlights of main world events in January and February 2016

Among the highlights of the main World news events for January and February 2016 are — Iranian protesters storm the Saudi embassy; North Korea tests hydrogen nuclear device; the world’s most wanted drug boss is arrested; legendary rock star David Bowie dies; tourists are killed in a suicide bombing in Istanbul; Islamist gunmen storm hotel in Burkina Faso; Iran releases American prisoners; sanctions are lifted on Iran; WHO declares emergency over Zika virus; more than a 100 killed in Taiwan quake; dozens killed in train crash in Germany kills; Syrian government launches offensive in Aleppo and a charity hospital is bombed in Idlib.

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