Bashar Al-Assad (792)

01-01-2003

Syria's military security services arrested Ibrahim Hamidi, the Damascus bureau chief of the London-based pan-Arabic daily al-Hayat on December 23.

17-12-2002

The English transcript of the speech of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad in London on December 17, 2002.

13-12-2002

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with the British Times on December 13, 2002.

01-12-2002
Syria's expansionary 2003 budget has been approved by the Parliament and ratified by the President of the Republic, Bashar al-Assad.
01-12-2002
On the occasion of Ramadan, Syria's President, Bashar al-Assad, has ordered a one-time payment of half the month salaries for all public sector workers.
01-12-2002

After spending over 14 months in prison, Riyad al-Turk, Syria's most prominent opposition figure was released on November 16.

01-12-2002

In a decision that took many by surprise, Syria voted in favour of the United Nations resolution 1441, requiring Iraq to provide unlimited access to weapons inspectors and threatening it with "serious consequences" in case it failed to do so.

01-12-2002

Bashar al-Assad will be visiting Britain on December 17 and 18, in what will be the first visit ever of a Syrian President to the United Kingdom.

18-11-2002

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Reuters on November 18, 2002.

01-11-2002

The tensed regional situation has continued to weigh on the relationship between Syria and the United States and the visit to Damascus of William Burns, US Assistant secretary of state, did nothing to improve it.

22-09-2002

French President, Jacques Chirac will be visiting Syria in mid-October, according to Sana, the state news agency.

05-04-2002

A Syrian court sentenced yesterday Riad Seif, a dissident MP to five years in jail for violating the constitution and "trying to change it through illegal means" and for setting up a "secret association".

05-04-2002

The Lebanese army announced on Wednesday that Syria and itself had decided to redeploy Syrian troops towards the Lebanese-Syrian border in line with the 1989 Taif accord that ended Lebanon's 1975-1990 civil war.

01-04-2002

With its former head now a President of the Republic and four of its other members government ministers, the Syrian Computer Society (SCS) can boast of a membership few other organisations in the world can compete with.

27-03-2002

The edited English transcript of the speech of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad at the Arab Summit in Beirut on March 27, 2002.

03-03-2002

The Lebanese state television as well as several news agencies are reporting that Bashar al Assad will be making today a historic visit to Lebanon.

14-02-2002

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Corriere Della Sera on February 14, 2002.

11-02-2002

The Syrian president will be travelling to Italy on February 19, in a three day visit to this country.

04-02-2002
The European Investment Bank (EIB) will provide loans of more than 165 million euros (USD142 million) to finance projects in Syria.
02-02-2002

The English transcript of the speech of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad on the occasion of the visit of the Greek President on February 02, 2002.

07-01-2002
Syria's new industry minister, Issam al Zaim, said that his country will keep its state industries although their accumulated losses reached USD1.6 billion in 2001.
24-12-2001

In a message on the occasion of Eid al Fitr, US President George W. Bush said he wanted to work with Syria for a just peace in the Middle East and against terrorism.

10-12-2001

Syria's government resigned Monday, the official SANA news agency said, in a long-awaited move analysts regard as a sign President Bashar al-Assad will try to push reform of the country's command economy.

10-12-2001

A new Syrian government led by Prime Minister Mohammad Mustafa Miro was formed on Thursday following a decree issued by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

26-11-2001
Syria's parliament on Thursday passed a 2002 budget projecting expenditure of SYP356 billion (US$7.66 billion), a 10 percent increase on the previous year's spending, reported the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA).
26-11-2001
Syria's parliament on Thursday passed a 2002 budget projecting expenditure of SYP356 billion (US$7.66 billion), a 10 percent increase on the previous year's spending, reported the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA).
26-11-2001

A judge trying a lawmaker accused of violating the constitution and defaming the government agreed to a request by defence lawyers Tuesday to summon Interior Minister Mohammed Harba to testify in court, said Al Hayat.

19-11-2001

According to diplomatic sources, president Bashar al-Assad is expected to appoint a new cabinet in the coming few weeks, his first government reshuffle since he succeeded his late father Hafez al-Assad, said CNN.

01-11-2001

The Syrian President Bashar al-Assad reshuffled eight government portfolios early October.

31-10-2001

The English transcript of the joint press conference in Damascus with Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad and British Prime Minister Tony Blair on October 31, 2001.

15-10-2001

The English transcript of the speech of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad on the occasion of the visit of Pope John Paul the Second on May 05, 2001.

15-10-2001

The edited English transcript of the speech of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad at the Arab Summit in Amman on March 27, 2001.

15-10-2001

The English transcript of the speech of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad at the 9th Summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation on November 13, 2000.

15-10-2001

The edited English transcript of the speech of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad at the Arab Summit in Cairo on October 21, 2000.

15-10-2001

The text of Bashar Al-Assad inauguration speech in 2000. The transcript is by SANA, the state news agency.

15-10-2001

The English transcript of the speech of Bashar Al-Assad at the 9th Conference of the Regional Command of the Baath Party on June 21, 2000.

15-10-2001

The English transcript of Bashar Al-Assad’s first words as president-elect, on June 20, 2000.

15-10-2001
Moroccan Prime Minister Abderrahmane Youssoufi is expected in Damascus Sunday for talks with his Syrian counterpart, Mohammad Mustafa Miro, reported Zawya.
09-07-2001

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Der Spiegel on July 09, 2001.

23-06-2001

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Le Figaro on June 23, 2001.

22-06-2001

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with French TV on June 22, 2001.

16-06-2001

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad French media on June 16, 2001.