06.05.2012 [Seacoastonline.com] - It was midday, and we were standing on the steps of the old airport, waiting for Syrian President Hafez al Assad to arrive on a state visit. Prince Saud, cool and unflappable in his robes, spent time with us — hospitable, friendly, smart.
23.05.2012 [Daily Mail] - Mr Assad, a member of Syria's Alawite minority, had relied on a network of alliances with Sunni Muslim tribes forged by his late father, Hafez al-Assad, to keep Deir al-Zor under control. But these understandings began breaking down after the province
23.05.2012 [Eurasia Review] - Throughout the film a picture of Bashar al-Assad superimposed on that of his father, Hafez al-Assad, constitutes the background with the words, Assad or nothing, a play on the slogan that accompanied the portrait of Hafez during his rule: Our leader in
22.05.2012 [Voice of America] - Syrian protesters shout slogans as they burn a poster of Syrian President Bashar Assad, left, and his father Hafez Assad during a demonstration in front of the Syrian embassy, in Nicosia, Cyprus, April 22, 2011. This is the second installment of a
22.05.2012 [Reuters Blogs (blog)] - The two figures highlight the lack of success of economic sanctions and diplomatic pressure on a ruthless leader who learned lessons in unrestrained brutality from his father, Hafez al-Assad, whom he succeeded in office. A peaceful solution to Syria's
07.05.2012 [The Atlantic] - In 1992, I was the first journalist from a Jewish publication to be granted a visa to travel and report from Hafez Al-Assad's Syria. One year later, I scored the same coup with Yemen. But my experience recently traveling to Cairo to interview Mousa Abu
03.05.2012 [CNN (blog)] - ... down with something that exceeds their energies is fraught with negative results," he lectures - and recalls the uprising by the Muslim Brotherhood in the Syrian city of Hama in 1982, which was brutally put down by then-President Hafez al-Assad.
22.05.2012 [The National] - One of the more interesting critics of President Hafez Al Assad's then 17-year-old Baathist regime was Hafiz Jemalli. Dr Jemalli, a distinguished statesman and diplomat then in his 80s, had been a founder of the Baath Party.
17.05.2012 [Ya Libnan] - The Syrian government accuses Sunni Islamist groups in Lebanon of supporting anti-government fighters and of planting a series of car bombs in Damascus. Photo: Former president Hafez al-Assad ( father of current president Bashar al Assad) recruited
04.05.2012 [The Poke] - Other possible post-Presidential jobs Sarkozy is considering include holiday cover for Syrian President Bashar Hafez al-Assad – who is reportedly feeling 'stressed out' and 'really run down' after ordering the deaths of thousands of his citizens.
14.05.2012 [Sài gòn Giải Phóng] - Trong quá khứ, các đời tổng thống Mỹ cũng luôn muốn lật đổ cha của ông Assad, cố tổng thống Hafez al-Assad, người lãnh đạo Syria trong 30 năm và là bức tường lửa chống Mỹ và Israel quyết liệt nhất tại Trung Đông. Vì thế, nếu Mỹ “tính chuyện” ở Syria
22.05.2012 [FrontPage Magazine] - Sherkoh Abbas was compelled to leave his native Qamishli, Syria back in the 1980s because he criticized the Hafez Assad regime. Abbas subsequently came to the US as a student and received advanced degrees in Technology, Engineering, and Business.
09.05.2012 [NOW LEBANON] - The crackdown by Syrian dictator Bashar Assad against his own citizens counts as one of the most blood-soaked acts of political repression in the Middle East since his father and predecessor, Hafez Assad, waged his own onslaught against anti-regime
02.05.2012 [Toronto Star] - When it finally crumbles, the powerful state built by Bashar's father, Hafez Assad, will hardly exist. A cliché has been heard throughout the Syrian crisis: “Syria is not Libya.” But another analogy may be more suitable. Syria may well become a second
29.04.2012 [Monthly Review] - Facing that in Syria we have objectively a situation similar to the one of Egypt: that is, a regime which a long, long time ago had legitimacy, for the same reasons, when it was a national-popular regime but lost it in the time of Hafez Assad already
10.05.2012 [Tablet Magazine] - They also reported that Daniel's parents were involved in the founding of the Syrian and Iraqi Baath parties and remained connected to Syria's despite being expelled when Hafez Assad came to power (they were Christians). It also said Daniel still has
21.05.2012 SYRIA'S Bashar Al-Assad has proven that he is no different than his late father Hafez Al-Assad when it comes to brutality against Sunni Muslims. The family has exploited Syria's riches, patronized the Christians into believing ...
29.04.2010 by Debbie The commander of the Syrian air force, Hafez Al-Assad, had shown little sympathy with the Palestinian cause and was critical of the friendly relations that the PLO enjoyed with the Syrian government under President Atassi. ...
27.04.2012 ... woman intent on doing good things for her country, yet at the same time it was obvious that her husband, Bashar al-Assad was beginning to crack down on the citizenry in ways reminiscent of his father, Hafez al-Assad.
26.04.2010 From the moment they landed at Beirut Airport to when they reached their hotels, tourists would see that the walls and roads of Beirut were dotted with portraits of former Syrian President Hafez al-Assad, sometimes alongside those of ...