Assad family http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23440/all en 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 Thomson Reuters 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 Thomson Reuters 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 Thomson Reuters 5731497 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 Thomson Reuters 5731553 at http://www.globalpost.com INTERVIEW-World ignoring Syria's systematic ruin -Jumblatt http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/interview-world-ignoring-syrias-systematic-ruin-jumblatt <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>* Lebanese Druze leader blames "indifference or conspiracy"</p> <p>* Jumblatt, former ally of Assad, has turned against him</p> <p>* Urges fellow-Druze in Syria to join revolt</p> <p>By Dominic Evans and Mariam Karouny</p> <p>MUKHTARA, Lebanon, Jan 8 (Reuters) - World powers are<br /> abandoning Syria to be "systematically destroyed" by a civil war<br /> which has already wrecked whole cities in a once-great Arab<br /> nation, Lebanon's Druze leader Walid Jumblatt said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/interview-world-ignoring-syrias-systematic-ruin-jumblatt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Al-Assad family Asia Assad family Bashar al-Assad Druze Fertile Crescent Hafez al-Assad Human Interest Jumblatt family Middle East Person Attributes Person Career Politics Progressive Socialist Party Quotation Social Issues Syria Walid Jumblatt Walid Jumblatt War Warlords Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:15:12 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731601 at http://www.globalpost.com UK meeting plans for possible post-Assad Syria http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/uk-meeting-plans-possible-post-assad-syria <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>LONDON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Britain will host an international meeting to plan for the period after Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's "inevitable" departure, the Foreign Office said on Tuesday.</p> <p>The meeting will take place on Wednesday and Thursday, and delegates will include Syria experts, academics in post-conflict stabilisation, representatives of the Syrian National Coalition (SNC) opposition group and other agencies.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/uk-meeting-plans-possible-post-assad-syria" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Assad family Syria War Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 19:15:54 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731786 at http://www.globalpost.com Russia says ideas aired by Syria's Assad should be heeded http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/russia-says-ideas-aired-syrias-assad-should-be-heeded <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>MOSCOW, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Russia said on Wednesday ideas aired by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in a speech on Sunday - criticised by his opponents, the United States and the U.N. chief - should be taken into account in the search for a solution to the conflict.</p> <p>Assad "affirmed readiness for the launch of an inter-Syrian dialogue and for reforming the country on the basis of Syria's sovereignty ... and the principle of non-interference in internal affairs," the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.</p> Asia Assad family Middle East Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 13:45:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732109 at http://www.globalpost.com Syrian president's speech recycles failed initiatives-UN envoy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/syrian-presidents-speech-recycles-failed-initiatives-un-envoy <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, Jan 9 (Reuters) - International peace envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi dismissed a speech by Bashar al-Assad, saying the Syrian president's proposal to end the crisis was no better than previous failed initiatives.</p> <p>"I'm afraid what has come out is very much a repeat of previous initiatives that obviously did not work ... it's not really different and perhaps is even more sectarian and one-sided," he told the BBC.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/syrian-presidents-speech-recycles-failed-initiatives-un-envoy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Assad family Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 14:45:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732138 at http://www.globalpost.com Brahimi: Syrians believe 40 years of family rule is "too long" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/brahimi-syrians-believe-40-years-family-rule-too-long <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, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Syrians believe that 40 years of Assad family rule is "too long", the international mediator for Syria said in an interview aired on Wednesday, the closest he has come to calling directly for President Bashar al-Assad to leave power.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/brahimi-syrians-believe-40-years-family-rule-too-long" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Assad family Middle East Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 16:00:35 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732176 at http://www.globalpost.com Syria opposition welcomes Brahimi comments criticising Assad http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/syria-opposition-welcomes-brahimi-comments-criticising-assad <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>LONDON, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Syria's main opposition group the Syrian National Coalition on Wednesday welcomed comments by international peace envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi criticising Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.</p> <p>Brahimi earlier told the BBC a speech by Assad on Sunday was a "lost opportunity" to end the crisis in Syria and that Assad's initiatives to end the violence were "sectarian and one-sided". He also said the Assad family's more than 40-year rule was "too long".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/syria-opposition-welcomes-brahimi-comments-criticising-assad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Assad family Bashar al-Assad Middle East Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 17:45:23 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732242 at http://www.globalpost.com WRAPUP 2-U.N. envoy says 40 years of Assad family rule is "too long" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/wrapup-2-un-envoy-says-40-years-assad-family-rule-too-long <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>* Envoy says Assads have ruled too long</p> <p>* Brahimi says Syrians think 40 years is too much</p> <p>* Remarks cast doubt on international peace plan</p> <p>By Erika Solomon and Peter Graff</p> <p>BEIRUT, Jan 9 (Reuters) - 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><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/wrapup-2-un-envoy-says-40-years-assad-family-rule-too-long" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Assad family Disaster Middle East Social Issues Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 17:45:18 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732241 at http://www.globalpost.com Syria envoy says Assad can't be part of new government http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/syria-envoy-says-assad-cant-be-part-new-government <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>CAIRO, Jan 10 (Reuters) - The international peace envoy for Syria said on Wednesday he did not see President Bashar al-Assad being part of a transitional government envisaged by a peace plan agreed by major powers last year.</p> <p>"Surely he would not be a member of that government," Lakhdar Brahimi, the envoy, told Reuters in an interview in Cairo, in some of his clearest language yet on the future he sees for Assad.</p> Asia Assad family Middle East Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 22:30:18 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732384 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 Thomson Reuters 5732388 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Syria envoy says Assad can't be part of new government http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/update-1-syria-envoy-says-assad-cant-be-part-new-government <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>By Emad Omar</p> <p>CAIRO, Jan 10 (Reuters) - The international peace envoy for Syria said on Wednesday he did not see President Bashar al-Assad being part of a transitional government envisaged by a peace plan agreed by major powers last year.</p> <p>"Surely he would not be a member of that government," Lakhdar Brahimi, the envoy, told Reuters in an interview in Cairo, in some of his clearest language yet on the future he sees for Assad.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/update-1-syria-envoy-says-assad-cant-be-part-new-government" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Assad family Bashar al-Assad Middle East Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 23:15:08 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732404 at http://www.globalpost.com REFILE-WRAPUP 3-U.N. envoy says Assad can't be in Syrian transition http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/refile-wrapup-3-un-envoy-says-assad-cant-be-syrian-transition <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>* Assad's speech was "uncompromising" - Brahimi</p> <p>* Syrians "think 40 years of family rule a bit too long"</p> <p>* Brahimi says Geneva plan remains basis for solution</p> <p>By Emad Omar and Erika Solomon</p> <p>CAIRO/BEIRUT, Jan 9 (Reuters) - The U.N. peace envoy for Syria said on Wednesday that Bashar al-Assad could have no place in a transitional government to end civil war, the closest he has come to calling directly for the embattled president to quit.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/refile-wrapup-3-un-envoy-says-assad-cant-be-syrian-transition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Assad family Disaster Middle East Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 00:15:36 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732429 at http://www.globalpost.com