Exiled Syrian opposition elects new presidentThe Syrian National Coalition chose Hadi el-Bahra for its new leader on Wednesday as government and rebel forces prepared for a major battle in the frontline city of Aleppo.
In The Papers
IN THE WORLD PAPERS
Israel's 'Jewish Jihad'INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Fri. 04.07.14: Papers in Israel focus on clashes between Palestinians and police over the kidnap and murder of a 17-year-old Palestinian. Yediot Ahronot talk...
Car bomb kills dozens in Syria's Hama provinceA car bomb in Syria’s western Hama province killed 34 and wounded more than 50, Syria’s state news agency SANA said on Friday, blaming the attack on rebels fighting forces loyal to...
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Assad’s sister-in-law among Syrian regime’s fiercest criticsMajd Jadaan's family has a history of opposing the Assads, Syria's ruling clan. But her life changed when her sister married one of them. She tells FRANCE 24 about her re...
Lakhdar Brahimi, Former UN Special Representative for SyriaThe former UN and Arab League envoy to Syria explains that he resigned to sound the alarm over the deteriorating situation in Syria and the lack of response from the international...
Assad declares ‘general amnesty’ for prisoners in SyriaSyrian President Bashar al-Assad announced on Monday a “general amnesty” for prisoners in the country, the country’s state television said, without giving any further details.
Syria’s Assad wins presidential poll with landslide 88.7%Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has been re-elected with 88.7% of the vote, the country’s parliament speaker announced on Wednesday, securing a third term in office amid a brutal...
In The Papers
In the Papers
"A parody of democracy"A lot of international papers focus on Syria today. Yesterday, Syrians in government-held areas voted in a Presidential election that Bashar al Assad is widely expected to win. Als...
Syria: 'Facebook is giving Assad a makeover'We look at Syria's presidential election. A confident Bashar al-Assad cast his ballot with supporters and even took a 'selfie'. He built a strong social media profil...
A Syrian election tailor-made for AssadDespite its ongoing civil war, Syria goes to the polls on Tuesday in a presidential election that offers no hint of suspense.
Assad eyes crushing win in Syrian presidential pollSyrians began voting on Tuesday in a presidential poll that Bashar al-Assad is all but certain to win, and which the opposition and its Western allies have slammed as a “farce” tha...
Syrians lampoon Assad election sloganIn this edition: Syrian web users satirise Bashar al-Assad's campaign slogan; Indians taking an anti-dowry pledge on social networks; and a unique perspective on tightrope wal...