Bashar Hafez al-Assad (Levantine pronunciation: ; born 11 September 1965) is the President of Syria and Regional Secretary of the Syrian-led branch of the Arab So…t Ba'ath Party. He has served as President since 2000, when he succeeded his father, Hafez al-Assad, who had ruled Syria for 30 years prior to his death.
30.03.2011 [euronews] - Syrian president Basharal-Assad tells parliament Syria is not isolated from what is happening in the Arab world. Syrian President Basharal-Assad is addressing the nation in his first speech since anti-government demonstrations erupted two weeks ago.
30.03.2011 [msnbc.com] - Davutoglu made his comments just before Syrian President Basharal-Assad told parliament in his first speech since protests erupted that they were the result of a "foreign plot." He said Turkey had several consultations with neighboring Syria as the
29.03.2011 [Bloomberg] - Syrian Vice President Farouq al-Shara said President Basharal-Assad will announce within two days decisions that would 'bring joy' to citizens, Al Arabiya reported yesterday without saying where it obtained the information. Army tanks surrounded the
28.03.2011 [Tripoli Post] - Syrian President Basharal-Assad and other senior leaderships in the country are said to be planning to announce an amendment to article 8 of the constitution that reserves the right to govern for the Baath Party only, Al Arabiya TV has reported
24.03.2011 [Middle East Media Research Institute] - Following are excerpts from a statement by the Union of Arab Syrian Clans and Tribes, posted on the Internet on March 21, 201. The statement was read by lawyer Sheik Ali Issa Al-Ubeidi. Sheik Ali Issa Al-Ubeidi: "In the name of Allah, the Merciful
30.03.2011 [English News] -  At the same time, Syrian opposition sources said Iran had sent units of the Revolutionary Guard and Hezbollah to help Tehran's ally, Syrian President Basharal-Assad, suppress anti-regime protests in his country.  Last month, Shiite-led protests
30.03.2011 Al-ArabiyaSyria and the external worldAl-ArabiyaDr. Basharal-Assad had stressed on this theory during his latest interview with the Wall Street Journal at the beginning of the last month, where he