Bashar al-Assad

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Businessmen with ties to Assad linked to Beirut port blast cargo
Revelations about London company reinforce suspicions that Beirut, and not Mozambique, was intended destination of ammonium nitrate

Martin Chulov in Beirut

15, Jan, 2021 @3:00 AM

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Syrian detainees' families forced to pay huge bribes to corrupt officials - report
Report says arrest and extortion of Syrian population is major source of funding for Assad regime

Joshua Surtees

04, Jan, 2021 @7:00 AM

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2021 – the story of a year in 12 leaders
In 2021, the world will slowly begin to fight back against Covid. But what else will change as the vaccines are administered? Here are the figures who will shape a vital year

Simon Tisdall

01, Jan, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Arab spring autocrats: the dead, the ousted and those who remain
What became of the strongmen whose rule sparked protest across the region

Oliver Holmes

14, Dec, 2020 @5:00 AM

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‘My goal is justice for all Syrians’: one man’s journey from jail to witness for the prosecution
Anwar al-Bunni devoted his life to human rights in Syria. Now in exile in Germany, he is part of a landmark first prosecution for war crimes against Bashar al-Assad’s regime

Emma Graham-Harrison

12, Dec, 2020 @12:00 PM

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How Syria's disinformation wars destroyed the co-founder of the White Helmets
The long read: In November 2019, James Le Mesurier, the British co-founder of the Syrian rescue group, fell to his death in Istanbul. What led an internationally celebrated humanitarian to take his own life?

Martin Chulov

27, Oct, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Criminal complaint submitted to German court over sarin gas attacks in Syria
Three NGOs file evidence to war crimes unit against Assad regime over use of chemical weapons

Bethan McKernan in Istanbul

06, Oct, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Trump threatens to retaliate with '1,000 times greater' force against any Iran attack
US intelligence said to fear attack on US envoy to South Africa as Trump claims he had also discussed plan to assassinate Syria’s Assad

Tom McCarthy and Martin Pengelly

15, Sep, 2020 @6:44 PM

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I work as a medic in Syria, where an unreported Covid-19 crisis is unfolding | Anonymous
The shattered health system is unable to cope with the pandemic, and we are scared to speak out about its spread


24, Aug, 2020 @8:00 AM

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US imposes sanctions on son of Syria's president Bashar al-Assad
Sanctions designed to discourage anyone from funding Syrian regime

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic Editor

29, Jul, 2020 @6:18 PM

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A second revolution? Syrians take to streets under Russia’s watchful eye
Protests in south are being tolerated as Moscow juggles conflicting interests

Bethan McKernan and Hussein Akoush

13, Jul, 2020 @1:07 PM

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Assad's uncle sentenced to four years in jail in France for money laundering
Court also orders confiscation of Rifaat al-Assad’s French and London assets

Kim Willsher in Paris and Bethan McKernan in Istanbul

17, Jun, 2020 @3:44 PM

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