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 Bashar al-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 [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
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 Bashar Al Assad. Hundreds of protesters expressed their anger because
30.03.2011 [GulfNews] - Supporters gather in central Damascus on Tuesday, March 29, pledging allegiance to President Bashar Al Assad as he faces the biggest challenge to his 11-year rule. Image Credit: AP Dubai: Syrian President
30.03.2011 [Reuters UK] - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad accepted his cabinet's resignation on Tuesday after nearly two weeks of pro-democracy unrest that has posed a grave challenge to his 11-year rule. But this was unlikely to satisfy protesters since the cabinet has little
29.03.2011 [Wall Street Journal (blog)] - By Patrick O'Connor Tim Pawlenty called on President Barack Obama Monday night to take punitive action against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, as the former Minnesota governor seeks to bolster his foreign-policy credentials ahead of the GOP
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.
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