• Who is Salem al-Meslet: Head of the Syrian Opposition Coalition

    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?

  • Ali Youssef Hamad Appointed Head of the Military’s Cyber Warfare

    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.

  • Iran Appoints New Ambassador to Syria: Who is He?

    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.

  • Mahmoud Mar’ai Runs for Presidency

    Tuesday May 4th, 2021

    by THE SYRIAN OBSERVER

    Lawyer Mahmoud Mar’ai is the only opposition figure running for the presidency in Syria.

  • Who’s Who: Major General Rafiq Mahmoud Shahadah

    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.

  • Who’s Who: Prime Minister Hussein Arnous

    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.

  • Who’s Who: Talal Barazi

    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.

  • Who’s Who: Fahd al-Masri

    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.

  • Who’s Who: Mazloum Abdi

    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.

  • Who’s Who: Hadi al-Bahra

    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.

  • Who’s Who: Ahmad Nabil al-Kuzbari

    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.

  • Who’s Who: Luna al-Shibl

    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.

  • Who’s Who: Major General Husam Muhammad Louka

    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

  • Who’s who: Saqr Rustom

    Sunday June 30th, 2019

    by The Syrian Observer

    Saqr Rustom has become well known for his financial corruption, his confrontations with other loyalist and massacres carried out by group.

  • Who’s Who: Talal Dakkak

    Friday June 7th, 2019

    by The Syrian Observer

    Talal Dakkak became known for his brutal acts, including feeding people to lions, but has now become a powerful business figure in Hama.

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