Thousands of demonstrators seeking democratic reforms and more economic opportunities marched through the Jordanian capital Friday in the largest rally here since the “Arab Spring” protests began sweeping the region. The protesters led by the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood called on King Abdullah II, a key U.S. ally, to accelerate reforms.
Expectations were a serious problem for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad from the very beginning of his rise to power in 2000 following the death of his father, Hafiz al-Assad.
“A good number” of unmanned U.S. military drones are operating in the skies over Syria, monitoring the President Basir al-Assad’s military’s crackdown against the opposition, U.S. defense officials tell NBC News.
Syrian forces have opened fire with live ammunition to break up a protest in the capital Damascus, killing one and wounding at least four people, witnesses say.
MARSEILLE, France – Wealthy countries and international lenders promised more money yesterday to encourage democratic changes in Arab nations, pledging at least $58 billion. After Tunisia and Egypt ousted their authoritarian regimes this year, eight of the world’s most developed economies along with rich Arab countries
Syria’s government has endorsed a draft law that it says will allow the formation of political parties alongside President Bashar Assad’s ruling Baath Party, part of a series of promised reforms that the opposition has dismissed as largely symbolic. He has coupled his pledges of reform with a deadly crackdown on protesters that activists say […]
U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich showed up in Syria this week and held a press conference in which he appeared to praise embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad – who is ruthlessly crushing opposition to his government – as “highly loved and appreciated by the Syrians.”
The use of the Syrian pound has only started in 1948 after the secession of Bank of Syria and Lebanon, which was providing a single common currency for both countries.
The Facebook group, The Syrian Revolution 2011, which boasts more than 110,000 followers and which has emerged as the organizing force behind the demonstrations that have been demanding “freedom” in Syria reported that about 300 people protested Sunday in the Torch square in Sweida ( or As Suwayda ),