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 [Reuters] - AMMAN, March 30 (Reuters) - Hundreds of people took to the streets on Wednesday in the port city of Latakia chanting "freedom" after President Basharal-Assad made a speech playing down unprecedented protests against his rule.
30.03.2011 [Ynetnews] - Syrian President Basharal-Assad made no new announcement on Wednesday on lifting emergency law, in force since 1963, in his first comments since pro-democracy protests erupted nearly two weeks ago. Adviser Bouthaina Shaaban said last week that Syrian
30.03.2011 [Ynetnews] - Syrian President Basharal-Assad will make a speech on Wednesday about "the internal issues and the latest occurrences", the official state news agency said. This was the first official confirmation that Assad will speak publicly for the first time