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.
23.05.2010 by Crethi Plethi Although originally aligned with Fatah, Syrian President Hafez al-Assad feared a loss of influence in Lebanon and switched sides. He sent his army, along with the Syrian-backed Palestinian factions of as-Sa'iqa and the Popular Front for ...
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.
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.