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 President Basharal-Assad and former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's traffic
30.03.2011 [SodaHead News] - In Syria, he says, "The monstrous Basharal-Assad regime is slaughtering his own people by the hundreds." And in Yemen, where "Government snipers shoot unarmed women and children from the rooftops ..." Scarborough goes on to mention the humanitarian
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
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.
31.03.2011 [AFP] - Across in Syria, protesters called for rallies after weekly Muslim prayers on Friday, upping the pressure on President Basharal-Assad after he dashed hopes of an end to decades of emergency rule. Assad is facing domestic pressure unprecedented in his
25.03.2011 [AFP] - PARIS — Syrian opposition leaders-in-exile called in Paris for the downfall of President Basharal-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 President BasharAl-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 President Basharal-Assad's speech on Wednesday
29.03.2011 [AFP] - Syrian President Basharal-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
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.
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
30.03.2011 When Basharal-Assad's father, Hafez, came to power through yet another violent army squabble leading to his coup of 1970, an alarming cult of the leader was systematically formed around him, modelled on Ceausescu. ...
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 ...