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 3 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 1 reports

Syria urges new peace mediator to be ‘honest’

BEIRUT Syria urged a newly appointed international mediator to be “objective and honest” as he seeks an end to the country’s civil war, Syrian state TV reported on Wednesday.It was Damascus’s first reaction to the appointment of Staffan de Mistura by ... [Published Oman Tribune - 3 hours ago]
First reported 7 hours ago - Updated 7 hours ago - 1 reports

Syria deaths mount as world looks on

The people of Syria continue to die in greater numbers than anyone can accurately count.Observers suggest that more than 700 people were killed in fighting between government forces and Isis rebels around Homs on Thursday and Friday last week - that's ... [Published BBC - 7 hours ago]
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 11 hours ago - 1 reports

Three rockets land in Bekaa Valley

BEIRUT: Three rockets fired from Syria hit the Bekaa Valley late Wednesday, dropping between the towns of Bezaliyya and Labweh in the outskirts of Arsal, a security source told The Daily Star.No casualties or material damage was reported.Last week, seven ... [Published Lebanon Daily Star - 14 hours ago]
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 11 hours ago - 1 reports

EU freezes assets over oil to Syria

Brussels - The European Union on Wednesday froze the assets of two oil- trading firms accused of organising covert shipments of oil to Syria.They were among nine organisations, as well as branches of the Syrian defence ministry and three people added ... [Published News24 - 17 hours ago]
First reported 16 hours ago - Updated 16 hours ago - 1 reports

May Was The Deadliest Month Yet For Syria’s Doctors

Will Freeman is an intern with Think Progress. A Syrian doctor treats a wounded man across the border in Lebanon. CREDIT: AP Images Chilling new findings released Wednesday reveal that May was the deadliest month yet for medical workers attempting ... [Published Think Progress - 16 hours ago]
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 17 hours ago - 1 reports

EU Targets Syria Commander, Oil Companies

The European Union added one of President Bashar al-Assad's top commanders, a leading businessman and several oil companies to its Syria sanctions list as it seeks to raise pressure on the government. ... [Published WSJ.com: What's News Europe - 17 hours ago]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated 22 hours ago - 1 reports

Hypocrisy on view in US stances on Ukraine, Gaza

Hypocrisy isOn the one hand, the United States chastises Russian president Vladimir Putin for supplying to the pro-Moscow separatists the ground-to-air missile that brought down the airliner. On the other hand, Obama stands behind Israel as its military ... [Published Boston Globe - Jul 23 2014]
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 22 hours ago - 1 reports

Forgotten Syrian war claims 170,000 lives in 3.5 years

- Overshadowed by fighting in theGaza Strip, the war in Syria claimed the lives of 200 peopleover the last 24 hours, the Center for Documentation ofViolations (VDC) said Wednesday. Roughly 50 were civilians.In the last three weeks, since the beginning ... [Published Ansamed - 22 hours ago]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

I no longer talk to Obama: Erdogan

ISTANBUL – Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he has stopped talking to US President Barack Obama on the phone, amid growing strains between Ankara and Washington over Syria and the Gaza conflict.Turkey, a fierce opponent of Syrian ... [Published Saudi Gazette - Mid-East - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 2 reports

Syrian opposition dissolves interim government

BEIRUT: The Western-backed National Coalition of Syrian opposition members said Tuesday it had voted to force out its "interim government" and form a new one within a month.Attempts to form a viable government-in-exile for Syria's opposition have been ... [Published Lebanon Daily Star - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 2 reports

Envoy: Army's victories, political gains anger Syria’s enemies

Syrian Ambassador to the United Nations Bashar al-Ja'fari in a meeting with Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir Abdollahian underlined that the Syrian army's victories and President Bashar al-Assad's political gains ... [Published IRIB World Service - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

AFP - Turkey-US-politics-diplomacy-Israel-Palestinians-Gaza

Turkey-US-politics-diplomacy-Israel-Palestinians-GazaContributed by NAMPA / AFP.'I no longer talk to Obama': Turkey's ErdoganISTANBUL, July 22, 2014 (AFP) - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he has stopped talking to US President Barack ... [Published Namibia Press Agency - Jul 22 2014]

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Judy Asks: Do Interests Trump Values in Europe? [Published Carnegie Endowment - 5 mins ago]
‘West’s miscalculations beget terror’ [Published Press tv - 49 mins ago]
12 children, man die in India train crash [Published Los Angeles Times - 1 hour ago]
In a Syrian city, Islamists put their vision in... [Published Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - 1 hour ago]
75 ISIL fighters 'defect' to Syrian rebel group [Published World Bulletin - 2 hours ago]
Can Islamic State Survive? What Can US Do? – An... [Published Eurasia Review - 2 hours ago]
Baath in Iraq declares war on ISIS [Published Zawya.com - 3 hours ago]
Syria urges new peace mediator to be ‘honest’ [Published Oman Tribune - 3 hours ago]
Syria ignored [Published Qatar Peninsula - 3 hours ago]
Ramadan is different in Lebanon this year [Published CNN - 5 hours ago]
Dan DeWalt: Hopeless cycles of violence [Published VTDigger.org - 6 hours ago]
Chambliss on the Conlicts in Ukraine and the Mi... [Published U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss - 7 hours ago]
Syria deaths mount as world looks on [Published BBC - 7 hours ago]
Germany goes a bit greener — as in marijuana green [Published Public Radio International - 7 hours ago]
Bankers: New U.S. Hezbollah sanctions don't tar... [Published BusinessWeek - 8 hours ago]
The Human Price of Neocon Havoc [Published Trinicenter - 9 hours ago]
Dobbs: Was world safer with the old dictators? [Published Denver Post - 9 hours ago]
Excerpts: Turkish P.M.Erdogan re Obama.Qatar, U... [Published Independent Media Review Analysis - 10 hours ago]
Islamic State's Homs offensive endangers Syria'... [Published AlMonitor - 10 hours ago]
Be honest, Syria urges new UN envoy [Published The Gulf Today - 10 hours ago]
How Syria's Chemical Weapons Are Being Destroyed [Published LiveScience.com - 10 hours ago]
Torture awareness month events organized across... [Published People's Blog for the Constitution - 10 hours ago]
Nusra Front posts video of Lebanese Army defector [Published Lebanon Daily Star - 11 hours ago]
Losses for Syrian regime rise sharply [Published Lebanon Daily Star - 11 hours ago]
Kerry meets with Netanyahu as fighting continue... [Published Los Angeles Times - 12 hours ago]
Islamic Front rejects rival’s caliphate, as wel... [Published CSC Center for Strategic Communication - 12 hours ago]
Islamic Front rejects rival's caliphate, as wel... [Published The Long War Journal - 12 hours ago]
Will the young Britons fighting in Syria be all... [Published The Independent - 12 hours ago]
Calls for Tory MP to stand down as trade envoy ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - 12 hours ago]
Islamic Front rejects rival's caliphate, as wel... [Published The Long War Journal (Site-Wide) - 12 hours ago]
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Torture awareness month events organized across... [Published People's Blog for the Constitution - 10 hours ago]
In February 1998, the General Assembly of the United Nations declared June 26 to be the  International Day of Support for the Victims of Torture . Human rights advocates across the globe join together on this day each year in an effort to raise awareness ...
Islamic Front rejects rival’s caliphate, as wel... [Published CSC Center for Strategic Communication - 12 hours ago]
The Islamic Front, a coalition of several leading insurgency groups in Syria, has released a statement rejecting the caliphate announced by its rivals in the Islamic State, an al Qaeda offshoot, in late June. And the Islamic Front also says ...
Islamic Front rejects rival's caliphate, as wel... [Published The Long War Journal - 12 hours ago]
The Islamic Front, a coalition of several leading insurgency groups in Syria, has released a statement rejecting the caliphate announced by its rivals in the Islamic State, an al Qaeda offshoot, in late June. And the Islamic Front also says ...
Islamic Front rejects rival's caliphate, as wel... [Published The Long War Journal (Site-Wide) - 12 hours ago]
The Islamic Front, a coalition of several leading insurgency groups in Syria, has released a statement rejecting the caliphate announced by its rivals in the Islamic State, an al Qaeda offshoot, in late June. And the Islamic Front also says ...
Syrian Arab Republic: Voices in crisis: A month... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - 14 hours ago]
Source: AmnestyCountry: Syrian Arab Republic Tens of thousands of civilians across Syria, including children, have been forced to endure a life of hardship under siege. Most of the sieges are imposed and maintained by forces loyal to the government ...
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Assad: foreign states will pay for supporting "... [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Jul 16 2014]
Syria's Assad sworn in as president [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Jul 16 2014]
Man pulled out from rubble after barrel bomb at... [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Jun 18 2014]
Fighting rages across Syria [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Jun 07 2014]
Watching Richard III With Bashar al-Assad [Published Slate Magazine - Jun 05 2014]
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