Syria's President Bashar al-Assad said Friday that he had no Israeli partner ready to push forward the Middle East peace process, rebuffing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's... - 11.13.2009, StarPulse
U.S. Under Secretary for Political Affairs William Burns in Damascus. As the American diplomat meets with Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, it signaled a thaw in relations... - 02.20.2010, DailyMotion
31.03.2011 [ABC News (blog)] - LINK New York Daily News' Lukas I. Alpert: “Syrian president Bashar al-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 [KPAX-TV] - Syria's President Bashar al-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
28.03.2011 [Financial Times] - Reçep Tayyip Erdogan told reporters on Monday that he had spoken twice with Bashar al-Assad, Syria's president, since protests spread across the country on Friday, and had advised him to take a “positive, reformist approach”. “It is our heartfelt wish
30.03.2011 Syria's President Bashar al-Assad is attempting a new survival tactic in this Arab Spring — organizing what looks like a coup against his own government. Over the next 48 hours, it should become clear whether he has the political muscle ...