Thursday September 23rd, 2021
by BUREAU OF NEAR EASTERN AFFAIRS
Who is Ethan Goldrich, the new Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, with responsibility for the Levant and Syria engagement.
Friday August 13th, 2021
by ENAB BALADI (Opposition website)
Academics, a former presidential candidate, and an SSNP minister. Who are the five new ministers in the new Arnous Government?
Tuesday July 20th, 2021
by THE SYRIAN OBSERVER
A political scientist with ties to gulf countries and Syrian tribes: Who is Salem al-Meslet, the new head of the Syrian Opposition Coalition?
Monday June 14th, 2021
by ZAMAN AL-WASL (Opposition website)
After joining the Cyber Warfare department in 1987, Ali Youssef Hamad rose through the ranks until being nominated as the head of the institution, according to Zaman al-Wasl.
Tuesday May 11th, 2021
by ALSOURIA NET (Opposition website)
Syria is soon to receive a new ambassador from Iran, replacing Jawad Turkabadi who has served since 2017, reports Al-Souria Net.
Tuesday May 4th, 2021
by THE SYRIAN OBSERVER
Lawyer Mahmoud Mar’ai is the only opposition figure running for the presidency in Syria.
Friday November 6th, 2020
by THE SYRIAN OBSERVER
Major General Rafiq Shahadah has been a prominent figure in Syria for decades and has been linked to numerous crimes and corruption.
Thursday September 17th, 2020
by THE SYRIAN OBSERVER
Hussein Arnous was appointed Prime Minister in 2020, but has had a long career in the Assad regimes, aiding corruption and providing unwavering support.
Monday May 18th, 2020
by THE SYRIAN OBSERVER
Talal Barazi has been named as the Minister of Local Trade and Consumer Protection, but before that he was a highly contentious Governor of Homs, where he was disliked in equal measures by both sides.
Tuesday April 21st, 2020
by THE SYRIAN OBSERVER
With people speculating about a change at the top of Syrian politics, Israeli author and Arab affairs specialist Edy Cohen has proposed that Fahd al-Masri, who has been involved with the opposition, could be a viable replacement.
Tuesday March 31st, 2020
by THE SYRIAN OBSERVER
Mazloum Abdi is the leader of the Syrian Democratic Forces and has played a prominent role both on the battlefield and in diplomatic efforts with Western leaders.
Friday November 29th, 2019
by THE SYRIAN OBSERVER
Hadi al-Bahra is the co-president of the opposition’s side of the Constitutional Committee and has for a long time been central in opposition politics.
Friday November 29th, 2019
by THE SYRIAN OBSERVER
Ahmad Nabil al-Kuzbari was named as the head of the regime delegation to Constitutional Committee, but prior to that he was known for chairing the Constitutional and Legislative Committee of the People’s Assembly.
Wednesday October 16th, 2019
by THE SYRIAN OBSERVER
Luna al-Shibl has had a meteoric rise to prominence, from journalist at Al Jazeera to Assad’s Press Officer, but has also come into direct conflict with Assad’s wife.
Tuesday September 24th, 2019
by The Syrian Observer
A profile of Major General Husam Louka, the new head of the General Security Directorate who is accused of countless human rights violations
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