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Bashar Hafez al-Assad is the current President of Syria and Regional Secretary of the Syrian-led branch of the Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party. His father Hafez al-Assad ruled Syria for 29 years until his death in 2000. - Wikipedia
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More than four years of threats, inaction, and deadly attacks on civilians.

Posted by dryden  (Canada)

Bashar al-Assad just gassed his own people, then bombed the clinic treating victims - Vox

A poison gas attack in #Syria has killed at least 74 — including 16 women and 23 children — and wounded over 350.

Posted by dryden  (Canada)

Is Bashar al-Assad Finished, for Real, This Time, Again? | Foreign Policy

A conversation with two of the country’s best #Syria experts on what the rebel gains actually mean. #Assad #MiddleEast

Posted by sue  (United States)

Syria’s President Speaks | A Conversation With Bashar al-Assad | Foreign Affairs

The civil war in #Syria will soon enter its fifth year, with no end in sight. On January 20, Foreign Affairs managing editor Jonathan Tepperman met with Syrian President Bashar al-#Assad in Damascus to discuss the conflict in an exclusive int...

Posted by gilligan  (United States)

Syria's Bashar al-Assad makes rare appearance for New Year - Telegraph

President visited the embattled Damascus suburb of Jobar where he ate with frontline soldiers

Posted by mrsalinger  (United Kingdom)

Exclusive: Washington Cuts Funds for Investigating Bashar al-Assad's War Crimes

The U.S. State Department plans to cut its entire $500,000 in annual funding next year to an organization dedicated to sneaking into abandoned Syrian military bases, prisons, and government facilities to collect documents and other evidence... #Assad #Syria #MiddleEast

Posted by sue  (United States)

The woman behind al- Assad's regime

CNN's Brian Todd reports on how Syria's first lady deals with claims the government used chemical weapons on civilians.

Posted by ROBIN  (United States)

The Metamorphosis of Bashar al-Assad | Intifada Palestine

Bashar al-Assad became a revolutionary leader; the only chief executive in the world having survived a concerted attack by a large colonial coalition led by Washington #Assad

Posted by NIETZSCHE  (Germany)

Syria's Bashar al-Assad wins presidential election in landslide - World - CBC News

Syrian President Bashar #Assad has been re-elected in a landslide, officials said Wednesday, capturing another seven-year term in the middle of a bloody three-year-old uprising against his rule that has devastated the country. #Syria

Posted by dryden  (Canada)

Assad and two others in Syria poll fray - Middle East - Al Jazeera English

Supreme Constitutional Court says current president and two other candidates are eligible for June presidential poll. #AlAssad #president #election

Posted by Antigone  (Greece)

Opinion: U.S., forget about ousting al-Assad -

Kapil Komireddi: The U.S.'s goal has proven unrealistic. It should instead encourage a power-sharing deal centered on reconciliation rather than regime change

Posted by ann  (United States)

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How Syria's polite, genocidal dictator won.

Posted by KirstenPer  (Canada)

As many as 100 Canadians could be fighting in Syria against Assad regime, think tank says | National Post

Up to 11,000 fighters have crossed into Syria to oust the government — nearly double the estimate made by the same institute in April

Posted by KirstenPer  (Canada)

Ex-CIA chief says al-Assad victory is 'best option' for Syria - News - News -Voice of Russia UK, Voice of Russia - UK Edition

A former figure in the CIA has said victory for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad may be the country’s ‘best option’. Michael Hayden said the other alternatives for Syria - sustained conflict or the dissolution of the Syrian state – ...

Posted by KirstenPer  (Canada)

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So far he has one of the most interesting responses to #Mandela's death. #unusual

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WorldViews: Assad ridiculed for statement praising Mandela

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