Syrian PM Riyad Hijab: Was he fired or did he defect? updates

Syria’s prime minister Riyad Hijab has been sacked, state television reported on Monday, as government forces appeared to prepare a ground assault to clear battered rebels from Aleppo, the country’s biggest city. But Al-Jazeera reported that Syrian Prime Minister Hijab has defected to Jordan.

Syrian astronaut defected and fled to Turkey

Turkish Anatolia news agency reported that Syrian Air Force pilot Mohammed Ahmed Ferris  ( pictured  first from left) who became the first Syrian astronaut, fled to Turkey on Sunday after he announced his defection from the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. The agency also reported that before crossing into Turkey he stopped at the headquarters […]