Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s private email address was firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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
Russia’s foreign minister said he told Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday that Moscow wanted to see peace in the Arab world as Syrian forces resumed a bombardment of Homs, a hub of protest and rebellion against Assad’s rule.
Beirut, Lebanon – Inspired by the scenes of euphoria in Libya, Syrian protesters poured into the streets Friday and shouted that President Bashar Assad’s regime will be the next to unravel now that ousted Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi is dead.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez lent his support to embattled Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad on Monday, blasting what he called attempts by western powers to oust him by force.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has appointed former agriculture minister Adel Safar as a new Prime Minister and has asked him to form a government. Safar, a member of the ruling Baath Party, is expected to form a new cabinet this week.
Syria’s president Bashar al Assad addressed the nation to appease growing protests – but his words failed to ease Syrian anger.
Syrian security forces arrested dozens of people, rights groups said Saturday, after thousands marched in pro-democracy protests in unrest that has posed the gravest challenge to President Bashar al-Assad’s rule.
Syrian president Bashar al Assad is Israel’s favorite dictator. He has so much support there as though he is the king of Israel.
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.