Bashar Al-Assad

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Jul 11th, 2013
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By Oriental Review What is happening in Egypt? Is the overthrow of the country’s Islamist president a symbol of American failure? Will the military’s rise to power, followed by a new, perhaps secular government, help to normalize the situation? When Mubarak was toppled, the military made no move to i...
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Mar 17th, 2013
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Boris DOLGOV On March 11 a delegation of the Syrian National Coordinating Committee for Democratic Change led by its Coordinator Heysam Manaa, visited Moscow to hold talks with top officials of Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. At the negotiations and while meeting Russian experts and media, Mr. M...
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Mar 8th, 2013
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13: 12 With 226 constituencies reporting: Kenyatta 4,867,683; Odinga 4,335,488. Rejected votes 94.020. 13:10 Kenyatta 4,849,194; Odinga 4,323,153. 225/291 constituencies have filed returns. 13:00 Amani coalition presidential candidate Musalia Mudavadi (right) addressed a press conference in Nairobi w...
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Mar 8th, 2013
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The modern effort to build a global system of international justice based on universal human rights is usually dated to the Nuremberg trials, after the Second World War, and the ratification of the Geneva Conventions. In the decades since then, the United Nations has created an ad-hoc war-crimes cour...
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Feb 1st, 2013
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The presumed Israeli airstrike within Syrian territory on Wednesday has elicited threats of retaliation from both Syria and Iran. Syrian Ambassador to Lebanon Ali Abdul-Karim Ali, quoted at al-Ahd, a Hezbollah-run news website, contended that his nation could make “a surprise decision to respond to t...
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Feb 1st, 2013
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By Amos Harel, haaretz The alleged Israeli attack came one day after an Iranian announcement that Tehran will view any attack on Syrian territory as an attack against Iran itself. Two days before the night when Israeli planes attacked a weapons convoy or “Scientific Research Center” in Sy...
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Jan 7th, 2013
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Free Syrian Army fighters are seen at buildings damaged by what activists said were missiles fired by a Syrian Air Force fighter jet loyal to President Bashar al-Assad at Taftanaz near Idlib, Jan. 5, 2013. (photo by REUTERS/Ismail Al-Taftanazi/Shaam News Network/Handout) Print    FONT SIZE           ...
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Dec 31st, 2012
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Syrian rebels beheaded a Christian man and fed his body to dogs, according to a nun who says the West is ignoring atrocities committed by Islamic extremists. The nun said taxi driver Andrei Arbashe, 38, was kidnapped after his brother was heard complaining that fighters against the ruling regime beha...
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Dec 27th, 2012
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The use of chemical weapons would be a “political suicide” for the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad, said the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in an interview released Monday by the channel Russia Today. “I do not think that Syria would use chemical weapons. If this is the cas...
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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...