Bashar al-Assad

Type: Person
Name: Bashar al-Assad (Bashar al-Asad)
Title: President
Organization: Syrian Government
Date of Birth: 11/09/1965
Place of Birth: Damascus
Fact Sheet: Biography for Bashar al-Assad
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 32 mins ago - 3 reports

Syria: US Investigates Allegations of New Chemical Weapons Attack

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad visits the Christianvillage of Maaloula, near Damascus, Syria on April 20.Opposition groups say the government used chemicalweapons against rebels last week.The U.S. State Department announced Monday that it will be investigating ... [Published Lignet - 32 mins ago]
First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 39 mins ago - 2 reports

Tony Blair: Bashar Assad as temporary leader in Syria is lesser of two evils

Tyrant Bashar Assad may have to stay temporarily as Syrian president despite the death toll in the country’s civil war heading higher than the number killed in Iraq, Tony Blair said today.The former Prime Minister branded the situation in Syria an “unmitigated ... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - 3 hours ago]
First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 42 mins ago - 5 reports

Syria:1st candidacy for presidentials awaits Parliament's ok

(ANSAmed) - BEIRUT, APRIL 23 - The candidacy of communistlawmaker Maher Abdel Hafiz Hajjar - the first to announce hisintention to run for the upcoming presidential elections inSyria- has been approved by the Constitutional Court and mustnow receive the ... [Published Ansamed - 42 mins ago]
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 3 reports

‘Assad support grows ahead of vote’

Popular support for the incumbent Syrian government is increasing in the run-up to the country’s presidential election, a political analyst tells Press TV. “The Syrian government has broad support, even greater support than was the case perhaps a year ... [Published Press tv - 1 hour ago]
First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 2 reports

Syrian Opposition Chief Asks Saudi Arabia for More Help

TEHRAN (FNA)- The head of Syria's main opposition group has asked Saudi Arabia to increase its support for the rebel Free Syrian Army, his adviser said Wednesday.Saudi Arabia is one of the main backers of the radical Islamist opposition struggling to ... [Published Fars News Agency - 2 hours ago]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated 5 hours ago - 3 reports

Syria: Rebel forces close to collapse in Homs

Syrian rebels are making a last desperate stand in Homs, as forces loyal to president Bashar al-Assad launch their harshest ... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - 16 hours ago]
Entities: Homs, Syria, Bashar al-Assad
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated 5 hours ago - 8 reports

Syrian Government Accused of New Deadly Gas Attacks on Opposition

A woman affected by what activists say was a gas attack breathes through an oxygen mask inside a field hospital in Kfar Zeita village in syria on April 12, 2014. Reuters Opposition groups accuse the Bashar Assad regime of directing several deadly gas ... [Published Time - 5 hours ago]
First reported Apr 21 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 9 reports

WorldViews: Syrian elections mocked with grim hashtag #AssadCampaignSlogans

On Monday, the Syrian government made it official: Presidential elections will take place on June 3, despite the civil war that has been devastating the country for the past three years.The news didn't take many by surprise. President Bashar al-Assad's ... [Published Washington Post - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 21 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 17 reports

US claims toxic chemical used in Syria this month

The United States claims it has indications that a “toxic industrial chemical” was used in Syria earlier this month by the government of President Bashar al-Assad. According to Press TV, the US State Department said on Monday that the toxic chemical used ... [Published IRIB World Service - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 21 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 46 reports

Syria calls June 3 presidential election

A handout picture released by the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) on April 21, 2014 shows Syrians holding their national flags and a portrait of President Bashar al-Assad during a rally to show him their support. PHOTO / AFPDAMASCUS, April 22, ... [Published Haveeru Daily Online - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 21 2014 - Updated Apr 21 2014 - 4 reports

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Christian town of Maaloula

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday visited the town of Maaloula, which was recaptured by the government forces. Maaloula is a sacred town for Syrians.  It is situated some 55 kilometers from Damascus. Maaloula has recently been recaptured by government ... [Published Itar Tass - Apr 21 2014]
First reported Apr 21 2014 - Updated Apr 21 2014 - 5 reports

Historic Christian town of Maaloula near Damascus

Two Syrian soldiers light candles at Mar George Monastery in the Maaloula town in the countryside of Damascus, Syria on April 20, 2014. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday made a rare visit to the historic Christian town of Maaloula, north of the ... [Published Xinhua News Agency - Apr 21 2014]

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Two rockets from Syria hit Lebanon [Published Press tv - 30 mins ago]
Syria: US Investigates Allegations of New Chemi... [Published Lignet - 32 mins ago]
The Syrian Army Closes in on Homs [Published Carnegie Endowment - 36 mins ago]
Report: More Than 100 Dutch Nationals Fighting ... [Published Washington Free Beacon - 39 mins ago]
Syria:1st candidacy for presidentials awaits Pa... [Published Ansamed - 42 mins ago]
Martin Schram: Searching for an angle on a dith... [Published Modesto Bee - 1 hour ago]
Turkey Sends 300 Troops into Syria [Published Israel National News - 1 hour ago]
‘Assad support grows ahead of vote’ [Published Press tv - 1 hour ago]
Blair Warns Of 'Growing' Radical Islam Threat [Published NewsRT.co.uk - 1 hour ago]
Vote 2014: Back to the drawing board [Published NOW News - 1 hour ago]
Tony Blair warns on radical Islam threat [Published MSN UK - 1 hour ago]
Blair Warns Of 'Growing' Radical Islam Threat [Published Island FM - 1 hour ago]
Aid arrives to remote Lebanese village cut off ... [Published TrustMedia - 1 hour ago]
Israel’s Ukraine Dilemma [Published Project Syndicate - 1 hour ago]
Syria lawmaker becomes first presidential chall... [Published NOW News - 1 hour ago]
Bashar al-Assad’s Deadly Loophole in Syria Deal [Published ABC News - 1 hour ago]
First candidate registers for Syrian p... [Published IOL - 1 hour ago]
UN agency heads say Syria aid blocked, crisis w... [Published TrustMedia - 2 hours ago]
Syria announces first presidential candidate [Published Xinhua News Agency - 2 hours ago]
Syrian Opposition Chief Asks Saudi Arabia for M... [Published Fars News Agency - 2 hours ago]
Syrian 'internal opposition' figure to run - Mi... [Published DailyMe.Com - 2 hours ago]
Lebanese MPs fail to pick new president in firs... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - 2 hours ago]
COMMUNIST LAWMAKER FIRST PRESIDENTIAL CHALLENGER [Published Misna - 2 hours ago]
In Syria, UN agency distributes most food in go... [Published NewsOK.com - 2 hours ago]
Syria’s constitutional court registers first pr... [Published RAPSI - 2 hours ago]
Mehdi Hasan : Tony Blair, the Violent Islamist'... [Published Huffington Post UK - 2 hours ago]
Syria To Hold Elections During Civil War [Published Examiner.com - 3 hours ago]
Early Analysis: Global PMIs, Earnings in Focus [Published State Of The Markets.com - 3 hours ago]
Springtime for Bashar Assad [Published Breitbart Feed - 3 hours ago]
Tony Blair: Bashar Assad as temporary leader in... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - 3 hours ago]
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Report: More Than 100 Dutch Nationals Fighting ... [Published Washington Free Beacon - 39 mins ago]
More than 100 Dutch nationals have left the Netherlands to fight for the rebels in Syria, according to the Associated Press. A recent report found that at least 10 of the Dutch fighters were killed while fighting against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s ...
Springtime for Bashar Assad [Published Breitbart Feed - 3 hours ago]
Things are looking up for Syrian President Bashar Assad. He claims, with some truth, that the tide of civil war has finally turned in his favour and that his forces will soon "win" Syria's three-year-old fratricidal slaughter.  Speaking to students ...
Fetishizing an Idealized Past [Published Beirut Spring | A Lebanese Blog - 5 hours ago]
Ghosts from the past are not solutions to present problems.. Here’s a logic that appeals to many people: Our politicians today are corrupt and evil. Back in the day, we had real men. Men who sacrificed for the good of the republic. Men who gave our ...
Syrian Government Accused of New Deadly Gas Att... [Published TIME.com - 5 hours ago]
Several alleged gas attacks on Syrian opposition groups this month have raised fears that forces loyal to embattled President Bashar Assad are continuing to use chemical weapons. On Tuesday, opposition groups uploaded videos of people choking and ...
Syrian Government Accused of New Deadly Gas Att... [Published The China Blog - 5 hours ago]
Several alleged gas attacks on Syrian opposition groups this month have raised fears that forces loyal to embattled President Bashar Assad are continuing to use chemical weapons. On Tuesday, opposition groups uploaded videos of people choking and ...
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Easter in Syria [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Apr 21 2014]
Syria's Assad pays Easter visit to recaptured C... [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Apr 20 2014]
A show of support for Assad in Damascus [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Apr 16 2014]
Syrian rebels battle for coastal towns near Tur... [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Mar 26 2014]
Fierce fighting in Syria [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Mar 24 2014]
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