State media: Syria's Assad reshuffles government

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad reshuffles government cabinet days after attacks killed hundreds on the outskirts of Damascus. (File photo: AFP)

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad appointed six new cabinet ministers on Thursday, the official SANA news agency reported, in a cabinet reshuffle targeting namely economic portfolios.

Assad replaced the ministers of the economy and external trade, industry, internal trade, higher education, tourism, and appointed a minister without portfolio, the agency said.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:41 - GMT 06:41