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UN nuclear watchdog chief visits Syria to restart talks

Damascus, Syria Reuters UN nuclear watchdog chief Rafael Grossi said he visited Damascus on Tuesday to restart talks focused on fostering confidence in the peaceful use of atomic energy by Syria. Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad meets with International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi in Damascus, Syria, on 19th March, 2024. PICTURE: SANA/Handout […]

Syria’s Assad wins warm welcome at Arab summit after years of isolation

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad meets with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during the Arab League summit, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in this still image obtained from a video on 19th May, 2023.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Reuters Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was given a warm welcome at an Arab summit on Friday, winning a hug from Saudi Arabia’s crown prince at a meeting of leaders who had shunned him for years, in a policy shift opposed by the US and other Western powers.  Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin […]

Syria’s Assad to steal spotlight at Arab summit after years in the cold

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad addresses new members of parliament in Damascus, Syria, in this handout released by SANA on 12th August, 2020

Riyadh, Saudi ArabiaReuters Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, a pariah for more than a decade, is expected to steal the spotlight at Friday’s Arab League summit in Saudi Arabia, where he will rub shoulders with regional leaders who once backed his war foes. Ostracised by most Arab states following his crackdown on protests against his rule […]



Writing for the World Watch Monitor, an unnamed worker with Christian charity Open Doors reports that the rebuilding of shattered, impoverished lives has been a slow process in Syria’s second city, but that it has presented the churches there with opportunities…