31.03.2011 [CNBC.com] - Meanwhile in Syria, President Bashar al-Assad refused to meet protesters' demands. Oil prices were higher Thursday. European stocks were lower in early trading, with banks among the weakest performers ahead of the publication of new Irish bank stress
31.03.2011 [ABC News (blog)] - LINK New York Daily News' Lukas I. Alpert: “Syrian president Bashar al-Assad refuses to back down amid country- wide protests” Syria's president refused to lift decades-old restrictions or offer any concessions Wednesday in his first speech since
31.03.2011 [Telegraph.co.uk] - 17.14 Hundreds of people took to the streets in the port city of Latakia in Syria today chanting "freedom" after President Bashar al-Assad made a speech playing down unprecedented protests against his rule. Several residents said they heard shots fired
31.03.2011 [Alsumaria] - Photos shot by an amateur and uploaded on a social networking website showed protesters in the Syrian city of Latakia organizing a march after the address of the Syrian president Bashar Al Assad. Hundreds of protesters expressed their anger because
30.03.2011 [CNN] - But unlike in Egypt and Tunisia, the government supported the development of local technology, at least before the protests that pushed President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday to announce the resignation of most of the country's government officials.
30.03.2011 [Reuters] - AMMAN, March 30 (Reuters) - Hundreds of people took to the streets on Wednesday in the port city of Latakia chanting "freedom" after President Bashar al-Assad made a speech playing down unprecedented protests against his rule.
30.03.2011 [GulfNews] - Supporters gather in central Damascus on Tuesday, March 29, pledging allegiance to President Bashar Al Assad as he faces the biggest challenge to his 11-year rule. Image Credit: AP Dubai: Syrian President
30.03.2011 [Reuters UK] - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad accepted his cabinet's resignation on Tuesday after nearly two weeks of pro-democracy unrest that has posed a grave challenge to his 11-year rule. But this was unlikely to satisfy protesters since the cabinet has little
30.03.2011 [The Guardian] - It is symbolic of Israel's confusion that it is fearful of the fall of its enemy, Bashar al-Assad, the president of Syria and sponsor of Hamas and Hezbollah. Shlomo Bron, a defence analyst at Tel Aviv University, said: "We have not had any special
30.03.2011 [Xinhua] - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Muhammad Naji Otri and then named him as caretaker PM until a new government is formed. Otri formed government in 2003 and shuffled cabinet several times, the last occurrence
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.
30.03.2011 [AHN | All Headline News] - But Egyptian President Husni Mubarak was forced out of office after 30 years and Syria's leader Bashar Al-Assad and Jordan's King Abdullah, each a scion of dynasties in power for decades, are threatened by mass protests.
30.03.2011 [Ynetnews] - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad made no new announcement on Wednesday on lifting emergency law, in force since 1963, in his first comments since pro-democracy protests erupted nearly two weeks ago. Adviser Bouthaina Shaaban said last week that Syrian
30.03.2011 [Ynetnews] - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will make a speech on Wednesday about "the internal issues and the latest occurrences", the official state news agency said. This was the first official confirmation that Assad will speak publicly for the first time
30.03.2011 [Sunday's Zaman] - The Turkish intelligence chief has met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, whose country has been plagued with protests demanding reform. Hakan Fidan, undersecretary of the National Intelligence Organization (MİT), expressed concern over the
30.03.2011 [KPAX-TV] - Syria's President Bashar al-Assad made no mention of lifting a state of emergency in a national address where he was widely expected to do so. -- In a rambling 45-minute speech to the National Assembly, he acknowledged that Syrians want reform and that
30.03.2011 [Ynetnews] - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Wednesday that a minority of people had tried to "spark chaos" in the southern city of Deraa, centre of recent protests, but that they would be thwarted by the majority. He also said that clear instructions had
30.03.2011 [Straits Times] - DAMASCUS - PRESIDENT Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday blamed conspirators for unrest sweeping Syria but failed to lift emergency rule or offer other concessions in his first speech since pro-reform protests erupted two weeks ago.
30.03.2011 [Forex Pros] - DAMASCUS - President Bashar al-Assad sought to deflect the greatest challenge to his 11-year rule by mobilising tens of thousands of Syrians in mass rallies across the country on Tuesday in response to pro-democracy protests. MOHALI, India - The prime
30.03.2011 [Arutz Sheva] - Bigot replied replied that France, and the world, is waiting with great attention for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's speech. This speech, he implied, would be a key factor setting the stage for relations between Syria and world, and would have
29.03.2011 [Washington Post] - Supporters of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad demonstrate in Damascus. Pledging allegiance to Assad as he faces the biggest challenge to his 11-year rule, hundreds of thousands of Syrians gathered in a central Damascus square Tuesday
29.03.2011 [Reuters] - WASHINGTON, March 29 (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad must make more progress on political reforms and should meet the needs and aspirations of his citizens, US State Department spokesman Mark Toner said on Tuesday. We welcome comments that
29.03.2011 [Jerusalem Post] - COM STAFF MK Ahmed Tibi slammed a top adviser to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad over comments he made about Palestinians' involvement in the unrest taking place in Syria. Last week, the Syrian official said Palestinians were responsible for the
29.03.2011 [Day Press News] - The participants in the rallies stressed the importance of preserving the national unity, security and stability, voicing support to the comprehensive reform program led by President Bashar al-Assad. SANA reporters in Damascus and other Syrian
29.03.2011 [Israel Diamond Portal] - Meanwhile, pro-government supporters of President Bashar Assad were rallied Tuesday in central Damascus, saying "the people want Bashar al-Assad." Assad, who has come under pressure recently as the wave of anti-government uprising sweeping the Middle
28.03.2011 [Financial Times] - Reçep Tayyip Erdogan told reporters on Monday that he had spoken twice with Bashar al-Assad, Syria's president, since protests spread across the country on Friday, and had advised him to take a “positive, reformist approach”. “It is our heartfelt wish
2011-03-28T07:19:05 [Bloomberg] - Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad's security forces clashed with protesters in several cities over the weekend after his promises of freedoms and pay increases failed to prevent dissent from spreading across the country. Clinton said the elements that
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
28.03.2011 [Reuters Africa] - Alawite President Bashar al-Assad, facing the gravest challenge to his 11-year rule, deployed the army on Saturday in Latakia, Syria's main port, for the first time after nearly two weeks of protests spread across the country.
28.03.2011 [Investor's Business Daily] - In Syria, President Bashar al-Assad deployed the army in Latakia for the first time after nearly two weeks of protests in the country. At 7:30 pm EDT, President Obama is scheduled to make a nationally televised address to discuss US participation in