11 Jul '18, 5am

Assad's son takes part in global maths competition in #Romania

Assad's son takes part in global maths competition in #Romania

The teenage son of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad is competing in the International Mathematical Olympiad in Romania, where he has asked to be treated like any normal student, an education official said Tuesday. Hafez al-Assad, 16, is one of 615 students participating in the annual competition, which this year is being held in the central town of Cluj-Napoca until Saturday. He already took part in last year's competition in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, where he finished in 528th place out of a total of 615. "He wants to be treated like a normal student and he acts like one. He checked into a hotel alongside students from 18 countries", Valentin Cuibus, head of the town's schools inspectorate, told AFP. Each country represented has a team of six students. According to Romanian media reports, security has been stepped up for the event. Romania is one of the few European count...

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