Hackers reveal how they accessed Assad’s email

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s private email address was sam@alshahba.com. His password was 1234. This absurd factoid about the now-floundering president came to light on Thursday, in an interview with opposition hacker Abdullah al-Shamri gave to the Arabic language newspaper Al-Hayat.

EU tells Syrian regime: No more caviar or fancy shoes

The European Union sent a message Friday to the Syrian regime, which stands accused of killing thousands of its own citizens: No more caviar, fancy shoes or primo cigars for you until the violence stops. The European Council says a ban will begin Sunday on exporting to Syria some luxury items