Assad may have amassed $1.4bn fortune: Analysts

Analysts have claimed Syria’s President, Bashar al-Assad may have amassed up to 1.4 billion dollars for his family and close associates, despite moves to freeze his regime’s assets in London, Switzerland and the US. According to the London business intelligence firm Alaco, many of Assad’s assets are held in Russia, Hong Kong

Obama calls on Assad to step down, freezes Syria’s assets

President Obama today called on Syrian President Bashar Assad to step down, as his brutal crackdown on the country’s uprising continues to escalate. “The future of Syria must be determined by its people, but President Bashar al-Assad is standing in their way,” Obama said in a statement. “His calls for dialogue and reform have rung […]