Syrian actress-turned-activist Fadwa Suleiman, who fled to France after taking part in the 2011 uprising against President Bashar al-Assad, died in Paris overnight of cancer, her family said Thursday. She was 44. "Fadwa has left us, she has left this ugly world," her brother-in-law Hassane Taha said on Facebook. The stage and television actress, a member of the minority Alawite community like Assad, sought to rally all denominations including Shiite and Sunni Muslims as well as Christians against the regime.
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's mother, Anisa Makhlouf, has died at the age of 86, Syrian state media said on Saturday. Makhlouf was married to the late president Hafez al-Assad, who ruled Syria from 1971 until...
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's mother, Anisa Makhlouf, has died at the age of 86, Syrian state media said on Saturday.
The exiled actress risked her life to promote unity among the Syrian people.
Syrian opposition groups say Fadwa Suleiman, a Syrian actress who took center stage at anti-government protests in the early days of the uprising against President Bashar Assad, has died. She … Click to Continue »