Bashar al-Assad

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Life, death and limbo in the Calais ‘Jungle’ – five years after its demolition
The refugee camp became notorious in 2015, as 1 million people fled war and danger to come to Europe. Years after it was demolished, 2,000 migrants are still waiting there, at the centre of a political storm

Diane Taylor. Photographs by Graeme Robertson

02, Nov, 2021 @1:09 PM

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From Roys to royals, succession battles are raging the world over
For edge-of-the-seat drama, the TV dynasty can’t match the power struggles of leading families in Japan, Saudi Arabia … and Britain

Simon Tisdall

31, Oct, 2021 @6:30 AM

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Assad regime ‘siphons millions in aid’ by manipulating Syria’s currency
Government pocketed half of donations in 2020 as central bank forced UN agencies to use lower exchange rate

Tessa Fox in Beirut

21, Oct, 2021 @5:28 PM

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Assad the outcast being sold to the west as key to peace in Middle East
After 10 years of bloodshed, foreign allies are seeking to rehabilitate the Syrian leader

Martin Chulov in Qamishli, Syria

26, Sep, 2021 @7:00 AM

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‘Parents are dressing up their children to be buried’: Syria’s war on young escalates
Mural artist Hussein Sabbagh, 13, one of 27 children killed in government attacks in north-west Syria in two months

Bethan McKernan Middle East correspondent

01, Aug, 2021 @5:05 PM

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Syria: Assad shells former opposition stronghold Deraa
President attempts to crush simmering insurrection with all-day offensive as rebels launch counterattack

Bethan McKernan and Hussein Akoush

29, Jul, 2021 @4:47 PM

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Syrian economy lies in ruins and China sniffs opportunity
Analysis: War may be winding down, but with Assad in charge for seven more years the country remains splintered

Martin Chulov Middle East correspondent

21, Jul, 2021 @4:00 AM

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Wafa Mustafa: the woman fighting to find her father – and all of Syria’s disappeared
Ali Mustafa dreamed of seeing his beloved Syria freed from Bashar al-Assad’s regime. Then in 2013 he vanished, and his daughter has been searching for him ever since

Annie Kelly

14, Jul, 2021 @5:00 AM

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‘It will be a catastrophe’: fate of Syria’s last aid channel rests in Russia’s hands
Possible veto of Bab al-Hawa UN aid crossing could halt the flow of vital food and health supplies to 3.4 million people

Bethan McKernan and Hussein Akoush

09, Jul, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Assad forces’ shelling in Syria causes 5,000 civilians to flee
At least 31 people killed since start of June amid government attacks on Idlib area

Bethan McKernan Middle East correspondent

23, Jun, 2021 @4:00 AM

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‘Mob boss’ Assad’s dynasty tightens grip over husk of Syria
Country’s emergence as a mafia state leaves today’s election result in little doubt

Martin Chulov Middle East correspondent

26, May, 2021 @4:00 AM

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Civil war, ruin, raging poverty... but Assad is guaranteed to win Syria’s fake election
The sham election this week is designed to give the president a veneer of legitimacy at home and abroad

Bethan McKernan, Middle East correspondent

23, May, 2021 @7:00 AM

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