politics

25 09, 2023
  • Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and First Lady Asma al-Assad are greeted as they arrive in China’s eastern city of Huangzhou for the first state visit in nearly 20 years, 21/9/2023 (AFP Photo/Ho/SANA)

Assad ‘looking for handouts’ on rare trip to China

By Hanna Davis|2024-01-30T18:17:29+01:00September 25, 2023|

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad visited China for the first time in nearly 20 years this week, deepening ties between the two countries in the hopes of increased financial support that may not be forthcoming.

15 09, 2023
  • The newly elected President of the National Coalition of Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces, Hadi al-Bahra (center), meets with members of the National Coalition’s Political Committee, 12/9/2023 (National Coalition of Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces)

Hadi al-Bahra: President of a dead institution?

By Walid Al Nofal|2023-10-04T16:36:27+02:00September 15, 2023|

The Syrian political opposition’s highest body elected Hadi al-Bahra as its new president this month, in a process overshadowed by leaks, controversy and allegations he was hand-picked by an influential group of politicians linked to Ankara.

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