Bashar al-Assad http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23495/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 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 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 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 Syria's rebels form their own secret police http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/syrias-rebels-form-their-own-secret-police <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>* Rebel intelligence unit formally set up in November</p> <p>* Says it will not act like Assad's feared security agencies</p> <p>* Some fear it will pursue own agenda if Assad falls</p> <p>By Mariam Karouny</p> <p>BEIRUT, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Just the mention of the word would send shivers down the spine of Syrians: "mukhabarat", or secret police.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/syrias-rebels-form-their-own-secret-police" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Assad family Bashar al-Assad Politics Social Issues Syria War Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 14:46:11 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732614 at http://www.globalpost.com Russia rejects Assad exit as precondition for Syria deal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/russia-rejects-assad-exit-precondition-syria-deal <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 signals Assad's exit cannot be precondition</p> <p>* Comments on meeting with United States and envoy</p> <p>* Supports envoy labelled biased by Syrian government</p> <p>By Steve Gutterman</p> <p>MOSCOW, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Russia voiced support on Saturday for international peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi but insisted Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's exit cannot be a precondition for a deal to end the country's conflict.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/russia-rejects-assad-exit-precondition-syria-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Assad family Bashar al-Assad Middle East Politics Technology Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 12:15:33 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733547 at http://www.globalpost.com WRAPUP 2-Russia rejects Assad exit as precondition for Syria deal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/wrapup-2-russia-rejects-assad-exit-precondition-syria-deal <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 comments on meeting with United States and envoy</p> <p>* Syrian air force strikes eastern Damascus</p> <p>* 86 people killed in Syria on Friday - rights group</p> <p>By Steve Gutterman and Oliver Holmes</p> <p>MOSCOW/BEIRUT, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Russia voiced support on Saturday for international peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi but insisted Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's exit cannot be a precondition for a deal to end the country's conflict.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/wrapup-2-russia-rejects-assad-exit-precondition-syria-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Assad family Bashar al-Assad Entertainment Middle East Technology War Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 14:15:39 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733569 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Raid by Assad forces kills 106 people in Homs -report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/update-1-pro-assad-forces-kill-106-city-homs-observatory <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>* Monitoring group says whole families killed</p> <p>* Calls for UN investigation</p> <p>* Activists say raid was reprisal against civilians</p> <p>By Oliver Holmes</p> <p>BEIRUT, Jan 17 (Reuters) - More than 100 people were shot, stabbed and possibly burned to death in the Syrian city of Homs this week, in what a monitoring group said was a massacre by the army or militia loyal to President Bashar al-Assad.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/update-1-pro-assad-forces-kill-106-city-homs-observatory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Assad family Bashar al-Assad Disaster Social Issues Syrian uprising Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 09:30:24 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735481 at http://www.globalpost.com Assad's overthrow "red line" for Iran: supreme leader's aide http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/assads-overthrow-red-line-iran-supreme-leaders-aide <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>DUBAI, Jan 20 (Reuters) - A senior aide to Iran's supreme leader warned against the overthrow of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, saying his fate was a "red line", in one of the Islamic state's strongest messages of support for the Damascus government.</p> <p>Iran has steadfastly backed Assad's rule since an uprising against his rule began almost two years ago and regards him as an important part of the axis of opposition against arch-foe Israel.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/assads-overthrow-red-line-iran-supreme-leaders-aide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Assad family Bashar al-Assad Syria Thomson Reuters Sun, 20 Jan 2013 14:00:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736854 at http://www.globalpost.com France says Syria situation stagnant, no positive signs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/france-says-syria-situation-stagnant-no-positive-signs <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>PARIS, Jan 24 (Reuters) - The French foreign minister said on Thursday there was no sign the Syrian crisis was going to be resolved anytime soon, in contrast to his prediction last month that the end was near for President Bashar al-Assad.</p> <p>"Things are not moving. The solution that we had hoped for, and by that I mean the fall of Bashar and the arrival of the coalition to power, has not happened," Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said in his annual New Year's address to the press.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/france-says-syria-situation-stagnant-no-positive-signs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Bashar al-Assad Politics of Syria Syria Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 14:45:32 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738825 at http://www.globalpost.com WRAPUP 1-France sees no sign Syria's Assad will be toppled soon http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/wrapup-1-france-sees-no-sign-syrias-assad-will-be-toppled-soon <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>* "Thing are not moving" - French foreign minister</p> <p>* Syria's Assad appears on television at mosque</p> <p>* Rebels take missile base in the north</p> <p>By John Irish and Oliver Holmes</p> <p>PARIS/BEIRUT, Jan 24 (Reuters) - France said on Thursday there were no signs that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is about to be overthrown, something Paris has been saying for months was just over the horizon.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/wrapup-1-france-sees-no-sign-syrias-assad-will-be-toppled-soon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Assad family Bashar al-Assad Syria Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 16:36:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738840 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Russia's Medvedev says Assad's chances to keep power fading http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/update-1-russias-medvedev-says-assads-chances-keep-power-fading <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>* PM issues some of Moscow's strongest criticism of Assad</p> <p>* Says Assad's slow pace of reform may be "fatal mistake"</p> <p>* But repeats that Assad mustn't be ousted by external forces (Adds quotes, details, context)</p> <p>By Alexei Anishchuk and Steve Gutterman</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/update-1-russias-medvedev-says-assads-chances-keep-power-fading" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Assad family Bashar al-Assad Middle East Says Assad Thomson Reuters Sun, 27 Jan 2013 14:15:17 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740111 at http://www.globalpost.com RPT-WRAPUP 1-Russia says Assad's prospects fading http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/wrapup-1-russia-says-assads-prospects-fading <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>(Repeats to additional subscribers with no changes to text)</p> <p>* Medvedev says Assad's chances receding "every day"</p> <p>* U.N. humanitarian chief in Damascus ahead of aid conference</p> <p>* Fighting in southern Damascus closes Deraa highway</p> <p>By Alexei Anishchuk and Steve Gutterman</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/wrapup-1-russia-says-assads-prospects-fading" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Assad family Bashar al-Assad Middle East Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Sun, 27 Jan 2013 16:45:26 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740172 at http://www.globalpost.com Syria opposition says talks must focus on Assad departure http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/syria-opposition-says-talks-must-focus-assad-departure <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>The opposition Syrian National Coalition said on Thursday that any talks on the country's political future must be about the departure of the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.</p> <p>A day after SNC chief Moaz al-Khatib expressed openness to discussion with members of the regime, the political commission issued a statement reaffirming the group's charter that "any negotiation or dialogue must be about the departure of the regime and its pillars."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/syria-opposition-says-talks-must-focus-assad-departure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Bashar al-Assad Syria Syrian uprising AFP Thu, 31 Jan 2013 20:15:40 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742182 at http://www.globalpost.com