06.05.2012 [Seacoastonline.com] - It was midday, and we were standing on the steps of the old airport, waiting for Syrian President Hafezal 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, Hafezal-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, Hafezal-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 HafezAssad 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, Hafezal-Assad, whom he succeeded in office. A peaceful solution to Syria's
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 Hafezal-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 Hafezal-Assad – who is reportedly feeling 'stressed out' and 'really run down' after ordering the deaths of thousands of his citizens.