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 Bashar al-Assad tells parliament Syria is not isolated from what is happening in the Arab world. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is addressing the nation in his first speech since anti-government demonstrations erupted two weeks ago.
28.03.2011 [Tripoli Post] - Syrian President Bashar al-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
27.03.2011 [Asharq Alawsat] - By Mshari Al-Zaydi One of the greatest ironies of the recent popular Arab uprisings was that when these were just beginning, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad offered advice to the Arab rulers on what they should do to avoid their people rising up
26.03.2011 [Boston Globe] - Antigovernment and progovernment crowds clashed in Damascus yesterday as tens of thousands took to the streets across Syria to protest the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. Soldiers opened fire on protesters in the south. A3.
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 Bashar al-Assad, suppress anti-regime protests in his country.  Last month, Shiite-led protests