President Bashar Al Assad

  • World View: Will America and allies strike Syria? 31-08-2013 09:51 AM

    The US and UK on Thursday appeared to have backed down from an immediate punitive military strike against Syria, even as embattled President Bashar al-Assad vowed that his country would emerge "victorious" in any confrontation with America and its allies. ...
  • Pro-Assad hackers attack Financial Times 17-05-2013 08:29 PM

    London: The website and Twitter feed of British newspaper the Financial Times were hacked on Friday, apparently by the "Syrian Electronic Army", a group of online activists who say they support Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The group posted links on the newspaper's Twitter feed to a YouTube video, uploaded on...
  • Syrian Prime Minister escapes assassination bid 30-04-2013 07:33 AM

    Damascus: Syrian Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi escaped an assassination bid when a bomb exploded near his convoy in Damascus. The attack killed at least five people and left several others injured including the country's interior minister. The Prime Minister was not hurt. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for...
  • US suspects Syria used chemical weapons against rebels 26-04-2013 08:44 AM

    Washington: US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced the US intelligence community believes that the Syrian government used sarin gas on a small scale against the rebel forces that are trying to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad's government. The disclosure created a quandary for US President Barack Obama, who has set the...