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Syria's Assad in Saudi Arabia to attend Arab League summit for 1st time in over decade Syria

Syria's Assad in Saudi Arabia to attend Arab League summit for 1st time in over decade

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has arrived in Saudi Arabia to take part in an Arab League summit upon an official invitation from King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the first such participation since foreign-backed militancy began in the country more than a decade ago. Assad arrived at King Abdulaziz International Airport in the Red Sea port city of Jeddah on Thursday to attend the 32nd regular session of the 22-member bloc the following day, Syrian state television reported. The Syrian presidency said in a statement on May 10 that the 57-year-old leader had received an invitation to the May 19 Arab summit in Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia, Syria announce decision to resume diplomatic ties Syria
Saudi Arabia, Syria announce decision to resume diplomatic ties

Saudi Arabia and Syria have announced separate decisions to resume their diplomatic relations, more than a decade after Riyadh cut the ties and began throwing support behind anti-Damascus terrorist outfits. The kingdom has decided to resume the work of its diplomatic mission in Syria, Riyadh's foreign ministry said in a statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency. The official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) also quoted a foreign ministry source as saying that the Syrian Arab Republic has decided to resume the work of its diplomatic mission in Saudi Arabia.

Iran’s Raisi in Syria; visit hailed as ‘strategic victory’ Syria
Iran’s Raisi in Syria; visit hailed as ‘strategic victory’

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has arrived in Syria and is expected to meet with President Bashar al-Assad in what Tehran has described as a sign of its “strategic victory” in regional affairs. Raisi landed in Damascus on Wednesday for a two-day trip and received an official welcome to kick off the first state visit by an Iranian president to Syria in 13 years.