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US imposes sanctions on Syrian President’s eldest son

Separately, the US Treasury Department announced it had imposed sanctions on prominent Syrian businessman Wassim al-Qattan and nine entities for enriching the Syrian regime through construction of luxury real estate. The Treasury sanctions are the result of legislation known as the Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act, named after the pseudonym …

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Syrian President Assad says will visit North Korea to meet Kim

“I am going to visit the DPRK and meet HE Kim Jong Un. The world welcomes the remarkable events in the Korean peninsula brought about recently by the outstanding political calibre and wise leadership of HE Kim Jong Un,” Assad said on May 30, North Korea’s KCNA news agency reported, …

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Putin meets Assad, calls for ‘political process’ on Syria

A day after UN special envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura warned a regime assault on the rebel-held area of Idlib could affect 2.3 million people, Putin yesterday met Assad in the southern Russian city of Sochi. “After the success of the Syrian government army in the fight against the …

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