30.03.2011 [Politico (blog)] - A smart reader forwards some Wikipedia traffic stats that show how rapidly Qadhafi's rise from obscurity unfolded for the general public as well For comparison, Syrian PresidentBasharal-Assad and former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's traffic
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.
31.03.2011 [CNBC.com] - Meanwhile in Syria, PresidentBasharal-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 PresidentBasharal-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 PresidentBasharal-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 PresidentBasharal 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 [AFP] - Across in Syria, protesters called for rallies after weekly Muslim prayers on Friday, upping the pressure on PresidentBasharal-Assad after he dashed hopes of an end to decades of emergency rule. Assad is facing domestic pressure unprecedented in his
31.03.2011 [Aljazeera.net] - Thursday's announcement came a day after Basharal-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
25.03.2011 [AFP] - PARIS — Syrian opposition leaders-in-exile called in Paris for the downfall of PresidentBasharal-Assad, asking France to maintain pressure on the Syrian leader to "halt the killing of innocents." "The state of Syria must stand, but the regime must
30.03.2011 [WTAQ] - Syrian PresidentBasharAl-Assad addresses the parliament in Damascus in this still image taken from a video footage March 30, 2011. REUTERS/Syrian state TV via Reuters TV WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Syrian PresidentBasharal-Assad's speech on Wednesday
29.03.2011 [AFP] - Syrian PresidentBasharal-Assad is to address the nation Wednesday in his first speech since the unrest against his rule erupted and a day after his cabinet resigned, a senior official said. The president is expected to elaborate on a string of
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 presidentBasharal-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 PresidentBasharal-Assad, suppress anti-regime protests in his country.  Last month, Shiite-led protests
31.03.2011 [CRIENGLISH.com] - Syrian PresidentBasharal-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.
26.03.2011 [Aljazeera.net (blog)] - His arrest comes amid unprecedented nationwide protests against the government of Basharal-Assad, who has ruled Syria since 2000 after succeeding his father, Hafez, who served as president for 29 years. Radwan is the second American citizen to be
30.03.2011 Basharal-Assad expected to unveil reforms in first public speech since security forces curbed anti-government protests. Basharal-Assad, the Syrian president is expected to address the nation on Wednesday in his first speech in two ...
30.03.2011 PresidentBasharal-Assad accepted the resignations Tuesday, the same day that tens of thousands of Syrians poured onto the streets of Damascus to demonstrate in favor of the government. A new government should be named within hours, ...