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.

international tribunal verdict puts despots on notice

TYRANTS like Syria’s Bashar al-Assad and Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe, to name just two, should sleep less easily following the historic conviction of former Liberian president Charles Taylor for war crimes in the neighbouring West African nation of Sierra Leone. Not since Nuremberg and the conviction of

Freedom clashes raise Syrian death toll to 75, report

Thousands of Syrians shouting “We want freedom!” took to streets round the country yesterday, defying security forces who tried to clear them with gunfire, tear gas, and baton charges. At least three people were killed, bringing the toll from two weeks of protests to at least 75.