Thursday, November 22, 2012

Bashar al assad

  • Syrian fighters claim control of army artillery base in strategic province

    Syrian rebels claimed to have captured an army artillery base in the eastern oil producing province of Deir al-Zour on Thursday, a monitoring group said, weakening by that President Bashar al-Assad's control of the strategic region bordering Iraq. "The ...

  • Foreign Truck Bombers in Syria Highlight Risk of New al-Qaeda

    Two Jordanian men, a wealthy businessman and a salesman, got into explosives-rigged trucks last month and blew themselves up at a base occupied by troops loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the southern province of Daraa.

  • Syria's new opposition in race to convince skeptical Islamists

    Islamists have established themselves as the most effective, best armed and fastest growing units in the 20-month-old uprising against President Bashar al-Assad. Many of them are wary of the National Coalition for Syrian Opposition and Revolutionary ...

  • Jihadist rebels in standoff with Syria Kurds: NGO

    ... Army accuse the Democratic Union Party (PYD) of having links to the PKK, which has been fighting for self-rule just across the border in southeastern Turkey since 1984, and charge that it is in cahoots with the government of President Bashar al-Assad.

  • Bashar al-Assad vows to 'live or die' in Syria

    Bashar al-Assad has vowed to "live or die" in Syria, warning against any foreign intervention in the crisis and defending his war-torn country as the "last stronghold of secularism and stability" in the region.

  • Syrian rebels eye Bashar al-Assad's economic lifeline in east

    Amman: A Syrian rebel offensive that captured border crossings with Turkey and Iraq aims to cut off supplies from the country's main grain and oil-producing region and speed President Bashar al-Assad's downfall, a tribal leader said. Speaking from the ...

  • Qatari lawyer says ready to defend embattled President Assad in court

    A Qatari lawyer, Najeeb Bin Mohammad Al-Nuaimi, said that he was ready to defend Syrian President Bashar al-Assad if the embattled leader was summoned to stand in trial, a newspaper reported Wednesday.

  • Kurds in Syria triumph over al-Assad's regime

    Derik, Syria - Celebratory gunfire rang out in the streets after the last of President Bashar al-Assad's soldiers and police left this predominantly Kurdish city in Syria's northeast.

  • Syria's opposition groups strike unity deal against Bashar al-Assad

    ... strike unity deal against Bashar al-Assad. Doha: Syria's fractious opposition finally put aside fierce arguments to rally behind a new leader within a new coalition that its Western and Arab backers hope can topple Bashar al-Assad and take over the ...

  • Former PM: Syria Under Russia, Iran Control

    Hijab defected earlier this year from the Damascus regime of President Bashar al-Assad, and fled to Jordan. Speaking in Amman, he told the BBC that Assad would never voluntarily surrender power even if offered safe passage out of Syria.

  • Brazil's Syrians divided on Bashar al-Assad

    Directly in the centre, at eye level, is a framed photo of stoic-looking Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. But this is not Damascus, rather the view from inside Club Homs, a decades-old social club rooted and named after the first group of Syrian ...

  • Message from President al-Assad to President of Cuba on the latest ...

    A message from President Bashar al-Assad to President Raul Castro of Cuba, conveyed by Deputy Foreign and Expatriates Minister Fayssal al-Mikdad to the Cuban First Vice President José Ramَn Machado Ventura who renewed his country's support to ...

  • 'If Bashar al-Assad supported Israel, the West would see him as a hero ...

    On the Syrian civil war, Ambassador Sajjadi stated that the only way to manage the conflict is to support negotiations between the Syrian opposition and Bashar al-Assad's government. Another conference that opened in Teheran on November 18 was aimed ...

  • Al Assad's foes meet for makeover

    Doha: The opposition Syrian National Council begins a four-day meeting on Sunday in Doha, where the United States will reportedly press for an overhaul of the coalition aiming to topple President Bashar Al Assad. Details have emerged of plans to ...

  • Assad's forces step up bombardment of southern Damascus suburbs

    AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian government forces fired rockets into southern Damascus on Monday in what opposition activists called an indiscriminate bombardment to stop rebels opposed to President Bashar al-Assad advancing from the working class suburbs ...

  • Syria: Bashar al-Assad agrees to ceasefire, but rebels advance in Aleppo

    The agreement came after the regime of President Bashar al-Assad pulled back troops from three districts of Aleppo. Rebels first moved into a Kurdish area, Ashrafiyah.

  • Syria: The Fall of the House of Assad

    Syria: The Fall of the House of Assad. By David W. Lesch. Yale University Press, 2012. 288 pp. "Whether or not he remains in power, Bashar Al-Assad, in my mind, has already fallen." That is the assessment of David Lesch, who had the opportunity to ...

  • A jihadist group prospers in Syria

    For more than a year, the Obama administration has been assuring the world that the downfall of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad is "a matter of time." Yes, its own Middle East experts warned, but how much time matters. The longer the fighting goes on ...

  • British PM broaches 'safe passage' for al-Assad

    (CNN) -- Britain's prime minister has raised the issue of giving Syrian President Bashar al-Assad "safe passage" out of his war-torn country if it could lead to real change.

  • Syria opposition unites against Bashar-al-Assad

    Doha: Syria's opposition agreed Sunday to unite against Bashar al-Assad and elected a cleric as its first leader, as Israel fired warning shots into the war-torn country after mortar fire hit the Golan Heights.

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