Bashar al-Assad http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23299/BF_WIDGET_SRC en Reuters World News Highlights 1800 GMT, Jan 4 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130104/reuters-world-news-highlights-1800-gmt-jan-4 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <p>BEIRUT - <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/syria">Syria</a> on Friday said a car bomb at a crowded petrol station in Damascus on Thursday night was set off by "terrorists", a term it uses for rebels seeking to topple President Bashar al-Assad.</p> <p>- - - -</p> <p>WASHINGTON - Former U.S. diplomat Bill Richardson said on Friday he and Google executive Eric Schmidt will make a "private humanitarian visit" to North Korea, partly aimed at securing the release of an American detainee there.</p> <p>- - - -</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130104/reuters-world-news-highlights-1800-gmt-jan-4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Bashar al-Assad CDATA Fertile Crescent Iraq Levant Member states of the Arab League Member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Member states of the United Nations Nouri al-Maliki Person Career Quotation Syria Thomson Reuters Fri, 04 Jan 2013 18:15:37 +0000 5731160 at http://www.globalpost.com Syrians brush off Assad speech, fighting continues http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/syrians-brush-assad-speech-fighting-continues <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>By Oliver Holmes</p> <p>BEIRUT, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Syrians said on Monday they<br /> expected only war after a speech by President Bashar al-Assad<br /> that was billed as a peace plan, and fighting resumed in the<br /> capital just a few miles from where he spoke.</p> <p>Hours after Assad addressed cheering loyalists at the<br /> Damascus Opera House on Sunday, clashes raged just a few miles<br /> away near the road to the city's international airport, the<br /> Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/syrians-brush-assad-speech-fighting-continues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Armed Attack Asia Assad family Bashar al-Assad Bashar al-Assad Entertainment Fertile Crescent Golan Heights Hafez al-Assad Person Career Politics Quotation Syria Technology War Thomson Reuters Mon, 07 Jan 2013 14:08:18 +0000 5731326 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Syrians brush off Assad speech as fighting rages http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/update-3-syrians-brush-assad-speech-fighting-rages <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* Fighting reported near Damascus airport road</p> <p>* Assad's "peace plan" rejected at home and abroad</p> <p>* U.S. troops arrive in Turkey ahead of Patriots</p> <p>By Oliver Holmes and Erika Solomon</p> <p>BEIRUT, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Fighting raged across Syria on<br /> Monday with clashes reported just a few miles from where<br /> President Bashar al-Assad had unveiled a "peace plan" that<br /> Syrians on both sides said would do nothing to end the country's<br /> 21-month-old uprising.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/update-3-syrians-brush-assad-speech-fighting-rages" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Al-Assad family Asia Assad family Bashar al-Assad Bashar al-Assad Entertainment Hafez al-Assad Indictment International reactions to the 2011–2012 Syrian uprising Person Career Politics Quotation Syria Technology War Thomson Reuters Mon, 07 Jan 2013 17:21:39 +0000 5731374 at http://www.globalpost.com Syrian refugees in Turkish camp to vote in taste of democracy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/syrian-refugees-turkish-camp-vote-taste-democracy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>ANKARA, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Thousands of Syrians living in a<br /> refugee camp in southern Turkey will hold elections this month<br /> to select camp leaders and an administrative council in an<br /> exercise Turkey said was aimed at introducing democracy to<br /> Syrian citizens.</p> <p>Turkey, which is sheltering tens of thousands of Syrians<br /> fleeing violence in their homeland, is an outspoken critic of<br /> Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who is battling rebels trying<br /> to overthrow his government.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/syrian-refugees-turkish-camp-vote-taste-democracy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab diaspora Asia Assad family Bashar al-Assad Fertile Crescent Forced migration Kilis Middle East Persecution Person Career Politics Quotation Refugee Refugees of the 2011–2012 Syrian uprising Syria Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:53:11 +0000 5731497 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters World News Highlights at 0415 GMT, Jan 08 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/reuters-world-news-highlights-at-0415-gmt-jan-08 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>Jan 8 (Reuters) - TOP STORIES</p> <p>-----------</p> <p>GUANGZHOU, China - Hundreds of supporters of one of China's<br /> most liberal newspapers demonstrated outside its headquarters on<br /> Monday, backing a strike by journalists against interference by<br /> the provincial propaganda chief.</p> <p>- - - -</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/reuters-world-news-highlights-at-0415-gmt-jan-08" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arms Purchase Sale Asia Bashar al-Assad Business Candidate Position CDATA Chuck Hagel Employment Relation Hospitality Human Interest International Republican Institute Law Natural Disaster Nouri al-Maliki Person Career Person Location Person Party Politics Shinzō Abe Syria Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:54:15 +0000 5731502 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-UN chief 'disappointed' by Assad's speech on Syria crisis http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-2-un-chief-disappointed-assads-speech-syria-crisis <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p/> <p>UNITED NATIONS, Jan 7 (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban<br /> Ki-moon voiced disappointment on Monday with Syrian President<br /> Bashar al-Assad's rejection of peace talks in a defiant weekend<br /> speech that anti-government rebels described as a renewed<br /> declaration of war.</p> </p/><p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-2-un-chief-disappointed-assads-speech-syria-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Al-Assad family Asia Assad family Bashar al Assad Bashar al-Assad Fertile Crescent Lakhdar Brahimi Middle East Person Career Quotation Syria Syrian uprising War Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:02:52 +0000 5731553 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters World News Highlights at 2100 GMT, Jan 09 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/reuters-world-news-highlights-at-2100-gmt-jan-09 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TOP STORIES</p> <p>-----------</p> <p>NEW YORK - A high-speed commuter ferry carrying hundreds of passengers crashed into a pier near Wall Street during the morning rush hour on Wednesday, injuring 57 people, one critically, authorities said.</p> <p>- - - -</p> <p>BEIRUT - Syrians believe 40 years of Assad family rule is too long, the international mediator for Syria said, the closest he has come to calling directly for President Bashar al-Assad to quit.</p> <p>- - - -</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/reuters-world-news-highlights-at-2100-gmt-jan-09" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Assad family Bashar al-Assad Business Entertainment Environment Health Human Interest Politics Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 22:45:28 +0000 5732388 at http://www.globalpost.com Russia says not planning full Syria evacuation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/russia-says-not-planning-full-syria-evacuation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Russia's Middle East envoy says civil war not likely to end soon</p> <p>* Russia has sent planes to evacuate scores of its citizens</p> <p>* No sign of a shift in position on Assad exit</p> <p>By Alexei Anishchuk</p> <p>MOSCOW, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Russia said on Tuesday it had started evacuating scores of citizens who wanted to leave Syria but denied the move was the start of a mass exodus.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/russia-says-not-planning-full-syria-evacuation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Assad family Bashar al-Assad Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 18:30:37 +0000 5737901 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Russians evacuate from Syria, Moscow denies mass exodus http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/update-1-russians-evacuate-syria-moscow-denies-mass-exodus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Two planes evacuate families bussed to Beirut</p> <p>* Russia's MidEast envoy says civil war unlikely to end soon</p> <p>* No sign of a shift in Russian position on Assad exit (Releads after plane take-off; adds quote from evacuee)</p> <p>By Alexander Dziadosz and Alexei Anishchuk</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/update-1-russians-evacuate-syria-moscow-denies-mass-exodus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Assad family Bashar al-Assad Business Labor Law Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 21:30:04 +0000 5738017 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters World News Highlights at 2115 GMT, Jan 24 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/reuters-world-news-highlights-at-2115-gmt-jan-24 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TOP STORIES</p> <p>-----------</p> <p>WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Thursday nominated former federal prosecutor Mary Jo White to head the Securities and Exchange Commission, picking a tough enforcement hand who more recently has defended Wall Street figures.</p> <p>- - - -</p> <p>SEOUL - North Korea said on Thursday it would carry out further rocket launches and a nuclear test that would target the United States, dramatically stepping up its threats against a country it called its "sworn enemy".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/reuters-world-news-highlights-at-2115-gmt-jan-24" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bashar al-Assad Human Interest Social Issues Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 22:15:23 +0000 5739105 at http://www.globalpost.com Lebanon army clashes with gunmen in Bekaa Valley, 3 dead http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/lebanon-army-clashes-gunmen-bekaa-valley-3-dead <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BEIRUT, Feb 1 (Reuters) - At least three people were killed in clashes in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley on Friday after gunmen attacked a Lebanese army unit, security sources said.</p> <p>The sources said two soldiers and one gunman were killed and fighting was continuing in the area, near the northeastern town of Arsal. The region is close to the border with Syria where rebels are fighting to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad.</p> <p>One resident who spoke to Reuters put the overall death toll from the fighting at five.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/lebanon-army-clashes-gunmen-bekaa-valley-3-dead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Assad family Bashar al-Assad Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 14:45:59 +0000 5743083 at http://www.globalpost.com 5 Lebanon soldiers killed on Syria border: security http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/5-lebanon-soldiers-killed-syria-border-security-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>At least five Lebanese soldiers were among six people killed in a clash on Friday between unidentified gunmen and the army on the border with Syria, a security official told AFP.</p> <p>Several other soldiers were wounded in the fighting, the official said on condition of anonymity. A wanted gunman was among the dead.</p> <p>The clash occurred at Arsal, a Sunni area near the frontier, and according to the security source "Islamists" were involved. The official did not elaborate.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/5-lebanon-soldiers-killed-syria-border-security-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Assad family Bashar al-Assad AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 16:00:20 +0000 5743184 at http://www.globalpost.com Hackers attack embattled Iraq PM's website http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/hackers-attack-embattled-iraq-pms-website <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Hackers attacked the official website of Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on Saturday, posting a message critical of the leader who has faced weeks of protests demanding he quit.</p> <p>The message, posted by a group calling themselves "Team Kuwait Hackers", described Maliki as a "tyrant" and warned him that he would end up like Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who has been grappling with a 22-month uprising.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/hackers-attack-embattled-iraq-pms-website" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bashar al-Assad Government Nouri al-Maliki Nuri al-Maliki Technology AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 08:30:10 +0000 5743875 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters World News Highlights at 0200 GMT, Feb 04 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/reuters-world-news-highlights-at-0200-gmt-feb-04 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 4 (Reuters) - TOP STORIES</p> <p>-----------</p> <p>TOKYO/SHANGHAI - Two Japanese F-15s scramble as a Chinese plane nears the disputed islands: one in the lead, the other providing cover.</p> <p>- - - -</p> <p>BEIJING - The search for culprits behind the rancid haze enveloping China's capital has turned a spotlight on the country's two largest oil companies and their resistance to tougher fuel standards.</p> <p>- - - -</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/reuters-world-news-highlights-at-0200-gmt-feb-04" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Assad family Bashar al-Assad Human Interest Thomson Reuters Mon, 04 Feb 2013 07:00:15 +0000 5745050 at http://www.globalpost.com Syria's Alkhatib says ready to talk to Assad's deputy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/blank-headline-received-5 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BEIRUT, Feb 4 (Reuters) - Syrian opposition leader Moaz Alkhatib said on Monday he would accept negotiations with Bashar al-Assad's deputy but said talks must be based on the principle of the regime's departure.</p> <p>Alkhatib, who was speaking after meeting Iranian, Russian and U.S. officials in Germany, told al-Arabiya news channel that he had asked Iran to deliver his negotiations offer to Assad's government. (Reporting by Mariam Karouny; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)</p> Asia Assad family Bashar al-Assad Moaz Alkhatib Thomson Reuters Mon, 04 Feb 2013 17:00:58 +0000 5745572 at http://www.globalpost.com