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Tag: Bashar al-Assad

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani holds a press conference on May 22, 2017

Senior Hamas Terror Delegation Arrives in Iran

A senior Hamas delegation arrived Friday morning in Tehran for an official visit. The delegation includes, among others, senior Hamas figure Izzat al-Rishq and head of the Hamas administration Saleh al-Arouri, who was forced to leave Qatar for Lebanon, reportedly due to “external pressures” following several Arab countries’ boycott of Qatar.

In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, a man displays a new bank note of 2,000 Syrian Lira, ($3.9), during a press conference for the Central Bank Governor Duraid Durgham in Damascus, Syria, Sunday, July 2, 2017. The notes are the first time the face of President Bashar Assad appears on the Syrian currency since he took office 17 years ago. (SANA via AP)

Bashar Assad Makes Syrian Currency Debut on 2,000-Pound Bill

The Syrian Central Bank has debuted a new, higher denomination bill featuring dictator Bashar al-Assad, the first time Assad has appeared on the nation’s currency. Such an appearance may imply renewed confidence in his stability as a leader, as the Islamic State rapidly loses territory in its “capital,” Raqqa.

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