World Presidential in Syria: Bashar Al-Assad and two other candidates in the running
Oil tanker off Syrian coast hit in suspected drone attack
Firefighters put out blaze in a tanker near Baniyas refinery after a suspected drone attack, Syria’s oil ministry says.The fire in the oil tanker outside Baniyas refinery has been extinguished, the official state news agency, SANA, said on Saturday.
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The High Constitutional Court inhas validated Monday the of President , which should No doubt win over two competitors, an ex-minister and a member of the opposition tolerated by power.
of the 51 applications for the presidential election of May 26, only these three were selected. The other candidates may appeal the decision before the High Constitutional Court, which must announce on 10 May the final list of candidates.
Fire extinguished on oil tanker off Syria after suspected attack
Blaze put out on an unidentified oil tanker off Syria’s Banias refinery after a suspected drone attack.The identity of the vessel was unclear with Iran’s semi-official news agency Tasnim denying it was an Iranian ship. TankerTrackers said in a tweet “the tanker seen burning today off the coast of Banias is not an Iranian vessel” but Beirut-registered.
The second ballot since the beginning of the 55-year-old, Bashar al-Assad acted in 2000 after the death of his father Hafez Al-Assad, himself at the head of Syria three decades. The ballot will be the second to be organized since the beginning in 2011 of a devastating war in Syria, triggered by the repression of demonstrations demanding democratic reforms. Aided Militarily by its Iranian and Russian allies, Bashar Al-Assad managed to take over to rebels and jihadists nearly two-thirds of the territory at the price of destructive fights that made
more than 388,000 deadbesides the candidacy of Bashar al-Assad, those of Abdallah Salloum Abdallah, former State Minister and MP, and Mahmoud Marei, member of the opposition inside the country, have been validated, announced Jihad Al-Laham, President of the Court, at a press conference in Damascus. Mahmoud Marei participated in negotiations organized under the auspices of the United Nations in Geneva to try to find a way out in the war.
The elections planned in the regions held by the power
Leaked Javad Zarif recording stirs hot political debate in Iran
Foreign minister’s private comments on power struggles within the Iranian establishment ignite controversy.More than three hours of audio from an interview in March with government-aligned journalist and economist Saeed Leylaz was anonymously leaked to Farsi-language media outside Iran on Sunday.
the other applications were rejected because "they did not fulfill the constitutional and legal conditions," said Jihad al-Laham. These contenders have until May 7 to appeal. To compete to the presidential election any candidate must obtain the support of 35 members of the 250 that Parliament has, virtually all acquired at the Baas Party of Bashar Al-Assad. According to the calendar unveiled by the government, the presidential campaign must begin on May 11. The elections will be held in the regions held by the power. Syrians living abroad will vote in their embassies on May 20th.
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Accused Islamic State supporter Mohamed Zuhbi arrives in Australia after being deported from Turkey .
An accused Islamic State facilitator wanted here and in the US for his role with the terrorist group has been returned to Australia eight years after he left to become involved in the Syrian civil war. Mohamed Zuhbi, 30, arrived in Melbourne late yesterday afternoon after being deported by Turkey, where he had served an 18-month prison sentence for joining Islamic State and related crimes.