In an interview with Russian TV, Bashar al-Assad rejected offers of safe passage to another country in exchange for halting the civil war.
Dozens of people are reported to have been killed in airstrikes in a town in northern Syria. The town is in rebel hands.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has visited a historic Christian town recently retaken by his regime forces. During the Easter visit to Maaloula, Assad met with a Christian priest.
Not long ago, many observers thought the overthrow of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad was only months away. The tide has turned - and his hold on power seems increasingly secure, but why?
The Syrian government has set presidential elections in the war-torn country for June 3. President Bashar al-Assad is widely expected to stand for a third term in office despite international calls for him to step down.
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