31.03.2011 [CNBC.com] - Meanwhile in Syria, President Basharal-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 [Wall Street Journal] - Syria's President Basharal-Assad offered no concrete concessions in a much-anticipated speech to Parliament and blamed foreign enemies for plotting unrest in the country through a series of antigovernment demonstrations over the past two weeks.
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 Basharal-Assad made a speech playing down unprecedented protests against his rule. Several residents said they heard shots fired
31.03.2011 [iloubnan.info] - 'LBC' television reported on Thursday that Syrian President Basharal Assad has ordered the establishment of a legal commission to study annihilation of the emergency law in Syria. The Syrian President had promised in his speech on Wednesday
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 BasharAl Assad. Hundreds of protesters expressed their anger because
31.03.2011 [ABC News (blog)] - LINK New York Daily News' Lukas I. Alpert: “Syrian president Basharal-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 [RTT News] - The offer was reportedly made to Iran by Argentine Foreign Minister Hector Timerman through Syrian President Basharal-Assad during a meeting between the two in Syria in January. The leaked Iranian diplomatic cable reportedly read: "Argentina is no
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 Basharal-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 BasharAl 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 Basharal-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 [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
30.03.2011 [Cyprus Mail] - SCORES OF Syrians took to Nicosia's streets yesterday in a noisy cavalcade to show support for their President, Basharal-Assad. Supporters sounded car horns and waved Syrian flags and placards bearing
30.03.2011 [The Guardian] - It is symbolic of Israel's confusion that it is fearful of the fall of its enemy, Basharal-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 Basharal-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 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 [AHN | All Headline News] - But Egyptian President Husni Mubarak was forced out of office after 30 years and Syria's leader BasharAl-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 Basharal-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 Basharal-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 [Times LIVE] - Reuters PRESIDENT Basharal-Assad yesterday defied expectations that he would lift Syria's decades-old emergency law. Speaking in public for the first time since the start of the protests, Assad said he supported reform. "Staying without reforms is
30.03.2011 [KPAX-TV] - Syria's President Basharal-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 Basharal-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 Basharal-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 Basharal-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 Basharal-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 Basharal-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 [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
29.03.2011 [Reuters] - WASHINGTON, March 29 (Reuters) - Syrian President Basharal-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 [Free Speech Radio News] - President Basharal-Assad is set to address the public from parliament tomorrow morning, where it's expected he will announce a platform of reforms likely to include the lifting of almost 50 years of emergency law, easing restrictions on the media and
29.03.2011 [Jerusalem Post] - COM STAFF MK Ahmed Tibi slammed a top adviser to Syrian President Basharal-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