Assad

By IndepthAfrica
In Middle East
Dec 19th, 2012
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Syrian dictator Bashar Assad has privately pledged to “fight to his last bullet” in his ancestral hometown of Qardaha, vowing, “If I go, none of Syria remains.” The daily pools of blood spilled by his madmen cause hearts to be warmed by signs of Assad’s impending fall, but one Syrian Christian opposi...
By IndepthAfrica
In Middle East
Nov 20th, 2012
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By Benedetta Berti,  Published by the Foreign Policy Research Institute While the eyes of the world are focused on the raging military confrontation between Israel and Hamas in Gaza, Israel is dealing with broader instability in its immediate surroundings: from mass-scale anti-government demonstratio...
By IndepthAfrica
In Middle East
Oct 22nd, 2012
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by FaridGhadry   A car bomb exploded in Beirut today killing a key intelligence figure who was investigating the terror of Assad and Hezbollah in Lebanon. Gen. Wissam al-Hassan died in the blast with eight other people. Some eighty innocent bystanders, some still in their nightgown, were hurt as well...
By IndepthAfrica
In Middle East
Sep 6th, 2012
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Dmitriy SEDOV Recent developments in the Middle East had a considerable impact on the standing of Turkey, a country deeply involved in the unfolding Syrian tragedy. It currently appears that Turkey’s neighbors – Iran and Iraq – are growing allergic to the attempts made by Ankara to establish it...
By IndepthAfrica
In World News
Aug 9th, 2012
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More than 2,000 people fled violence in Syria to reach neighbouring Turkey in the past two days, bringing the total number of Syrians who have sought refuge there to more than 50,000, Turkish authorities said on Thursday. The rate of refugee flows has risen and there are fears there could be an exodu...
By IndepthAfrica
In Middle East
Jun 4th, 2012
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Israel lives in a tough neighborhood – just recently in Syria security forces shot and killed 12 factory workers returning home from work in a bus near the town of Qusayr, marking the third massacre reported from Syria in the last week — including the execution-style murder of 13 men near the eastern...
By IndepthAfrica
In World News
Apr 6th, 2012
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BEIRUT — Thousands of anti-regime protesters poured onto the streets across Syria on Friday despite a massive security forces presence and as troops pounded rebel towns, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported. Huge demonstrations were staged at Qamishli in the northern Kurdish region, at De...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 2nd, 2012
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The situation in cities besieged by the Syrian army is getting bloodier, while the political situation gets more confused and muddled by the day. A UN peace plan being pushed by former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, first accepted by President Bashar Assad and the rebels, is in the process of faili...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 19th, 2012
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Asma al-Assad, the British-born wife of Syria’s president, told a friend that she was the “real dictator” in the family, according to leaked emails that suggest she holds a cherished place in the leader’s inner circle. Despite the ambitions she expressed for liberalising Syria before the uprising, Mr...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 12th, 2012
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The following article was originally published by the Stonegate Institute. What is the alternative to Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria? A simple if indirect way to find out is to consider which groups in Syria are especially for or against Assad—and why. Christian minorities, who, at 10% of the Syri...