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
Three times during the vice presidential debate, Paul Ryan accused the Obama administration of being soft on Syrian president BasharAssad. The administration, Ryan said, "called BasharAssad a reformer when he was turning his Russian-provided guns on his own people." He repeated the claim twice more in the 90-minute debate. We decided to take a closer look. First, some background. Assad’s family has maintained a tight grip on power in Syria for decades. As the Arab spring rippled across the region in early 2011, Syria began to experience unrest, with protests emerging both in the capital, Damascus, and Deraa, ...