PRESIDENT BASHAR AL ASSAD

  • World View: Will America and allies strike Syria? August 31, 2013

    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. ...
  • ProAssad hackers attack Financial Times May 17, 2013

    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 alAssad. The group posted links on the newspaper's Twitter feed to a YouTube video, uploaded on Wednesday,...
  • Syrian Prime Minister escapes assassination bid April 30, 2013

    Damascus: Syrian Prime Minister Wael alHalqi 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 the...
  • US suspects Syria used chemical weapons against rebels April 26, 2013

    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 alAssad's government. The disclosure created a quandary for US President Barack Obama, who has set the use...