31.03.2011 [Aljazeera.net] - Thursday's announcement came a day after Bashar al-Assad, the Syrian president, blamed "conspirators" for anti-government protests in a speech in which he was widely expected to unveil reforms demanded by protesters but simply said "staying without
15.03.2011 [Aljazeera.net] - Protesters in Damascus call for freedom in rare display of dissent against Bashar al-Assad's Baathist regime. Protesters have demonstrated in Damascus, the Syrian capital, in a rare show of dissent against the country's hardline regime.
30.03.2011 [Times LIVE] - Reuters PRESIDENT Bashar al-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
28.03.2011 [Aljazeera.net] - Troops patrolled the streets of Latakia - a religiously diverse port city 350km northwest of the capital, Damascus - in force on Sunday, in response to a wave of unrest that has put president Bashar al-Assad under unprecedented pressure.
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
31.03.2011 [CRIENGLISH.com] - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has blamed conspiracies for two weeks of unprecedented anti-government protests and stopped short of offering a widely anticipated reform package during his first address since the unrest began.
31.03.2011 [Global Voices Online] - The article refers to him as “The Egyptian” (six times in a nine paragraph article), in what seems as an attempt to associate Syrian mobilizations against Bashar Al-Assad and the Baath, the party that has ruled the country with iron fist for 48 years