The Emirates’ diplomatic chief is visiting Damascus for the first time since 2011

The UAE chief of diplomacy on Tuesday met Bashar al-Assad in the first visit by a senior official from that country to Damascus since the war began in 2011. A trip that has drawn heavy criticism from the United States is part of a recent regional effort to end the isolation of the Syrian President … Read more

“Bashar al-Assad wants to show that he is popular again”

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, an ally of Iran and Lebanese Hezbollah, was received with honors in the United Arab Emirates, which recently normalized ties with Israel, for his first visit to an Arab country since 2011. An event that could not last without Iranian approval, experts believe, and which brings Syria a step closer to … Read more