Syria's Assad names new prime minister

Jun 22, 2016

Syria's Assad names new prime minister

Syrian President Bashar Assad on Wednesday named electricity minister Imad Khamis as the new prime minister of the war-ravaged country. Assad tasked Khamis with forming a new government, the official news agency SANA reported. He is to submit his proposal for new ministerial appointments ...

Syrian peace talks stuck over Assad's future

Jan 22, 2014

Syrian peace talks stuck over Assad's future

Peace talks intended to carve a path out of Syria’s civil war got off to a rocky start Wednesday as a bitter clash over President Bashar Assad’s future threatened to collapse the negotiations even before they really begin. The dispute over Assad cast a ...

Syria: report on torture, executions politicized, photos faked

Jan 22, 2014

Syria: report on torture, executions politicized, photos faked

Syria’s justice ministry Wednesday dismissed a report alleging mass torture and killing by the country’s regime as politicized calling the shocking photos in the document fake. “The justice ministry completely denies the veracity of the report,” Syrian state news agency SANA quoted the ministry ...