Syrian envoy to U. N. claims receiving death threats

Syria’s UN Ambassador Bashar Jaafari said Friday that he and his family had been the target of death threats and had alerted US authorities. Jaafari, whose daughter is said to have advised President Bashar al-Assad on handling the western media, has become the international face of the Syrian government

Barbara Walters apologizes over helping Assad aide

Barbara Walters has apologized after newly released emails showed her attempting to get a close aide to Syrian president Bashar al-Assad an internship at CNN and a place at Columbia University. Assad, whose bloody crackdown on his citizens has made him something of