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 [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 [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
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 Basharal-Assad on Tuesday to announce the resignation of most of the country's government officials.
20.03.2011 [CNN (blog)] - A picture of Syrian President Basharal-Assad at the entrance of a store at a market in Damascus. Syria's Ministry of Interior set up a committee to investigate Friday's deadly demonstrations in Diraa, the Syrian news agency SANA reported Saturday.
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
29.03.2011 [NPR] - We turn now to the unrest in Syria where President Basharal-Assad has accepted his Cabinet's resignation and promised to introduce new reforms that would, quote, "make the people happy." The move follows a now familiar script.
15.03.2011 [Aljazeera.net] - Protesters in Damascus call for freedom in rare display of dissent against Basharal-Assad's Baathist regime. Protesters have demonstrated in Damascus, the Syrian capital, in a rare show of dissent against the country's hardline regime.
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 Basharal-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 Basharal-Assad, suppress anti-regime protests in his country.  Last month, Shiite-led protests
31.03.2011 [CRIENGLISH.com] - Syrian President Basharal-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
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 BasharAl-Assad and the Baath, the party that has ruled the country with iron fist for 48 years