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#Bashar al-Assad

# bashar-al-assad - Saturday 3 March, 2012

Watch: Wounded journalist tells of 'indiscriminate massacre' in Syria Syria This post contains videos

Watch: Wounded journalist tells of 'indiscriminate massacre' in Syria

Paul Conroy was speaking after being smuggled out of Homs, where he was injured in the attack that killed Marie Colvin.

# bashar-al-assad - Tuesday 28 February, 2012

Two journalists ‘safe’ after being smuggled out of Syria – report Syria This post contains videos

Two journalists ‘safe’ after being smuggled out of Syria – report

Conroy and French journalist Edith Bouvier were wounded in the same attack that killed colleagues Marie Colvin and Remi Ochlik.

# bashar-al-assad - Friday 24 February, 2012

Ireland joins international bid to help Syrian rebels - but no military action

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said intervening directly in Syria would risk sparking a full-scale civil war.

# bashar-al-assad - Sunday 12 February, 2012

"They tied a detonator to my hand": Stories from inside Syria

Torture, killings and forced amputations: three people injured by Assad’s security forces reveal their horrific experiences.

# bashar-al-assad - Saturday 7 January, 2012

Syria: Government vows to respond with 'iron fist' to terrorist threats

The announcement comes following the deaths of 26 people in an apparent suicide bombing in a Damascus neighbourhood that has witnessed anti-regime protests.

# bashar-al-assad - Monday 2 January, 2012

Thousands of political prisoners 'released' in Syria

The Arab League said 3,500 prisoners had been freed – but killings of protesters continue in a bloody crackdown.

# bashar-al-assad - Tuesday 20 December, 2011

Tánaiste calls for Syrian president to step down

Eamon Gilmore has spoken out in support of opposition groups amid a brutal crackdown on anti-regime protests.

Dozens of Syrian army deserters shot - reports

Soldiers attempting to desert the Syrian army and join anti-government protests have been gunned down, according human rights groups.

# bashar-al-assad - Wednesday 30 November, 2011

Turkey hits Syria with sanctions, freezes assets of Assad's regime

Turkey – Syria largest trading partner – has announced that it will apply a range of economic and financial sanctions on Syria over of its failure to cease its brutal eight-month crackdown on protesters.

# bashar-al-assad - Wednesday 23 November, 2011

UN human rights committee condemns Syrian rights violations

Meanwhile, the severely mutilated body of a journalist has been discovered just one day after he was arrested while filming anti-government protests near Homs.

# bashar-al-assad - Sunday 20 November, 2011

Arab League rejects Syrian changes to peace plan

The Arab League has said that the Syrian government has changed the peace plan and altered its essence.

Syrian ruling party building hit by grenades in capital Damascus

The attack marks the first significant attack on a government building in relatively quiet central Damascus.

# bashar-al-assad - Sunday 13 November, 2011

Syria calls for Arab summit on deepening unrest

Saturday’s raids on the Saudi and Qatari raids have been condemned while thousands of pro-regime supporters take to the streets.

# bashar-al-assad - Tuesday 8 November, 2011

UN says 3,500 dead so far in Syria uprising

Dozens have been killed since the brokering of a peace plan by the Arab League last week – and during a major Muslim holiday – the UN says.

# bashar-al-assad - Sunday 6 November, 2011

Syrian troops kill 11 despite Arab League accord

Under the Arab League plan, Syria’s government agreed to pull tanks and armored vehicles out of cities, release political prisoners and allow journalists and rights groups into the country.

# bashar-al-assad - Sunday 30 October, 2011

Syria's Assad says intervention would create 'another Afghanistan'

The Syrian President said that Western intervention in his country’s uprising would trigger massive unrest that would “burn the whole region.”

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things to know this morning including… government criticised for handling of referendum, the President-elect prepares to go home and do you know what time it is?

# bashar-al-assad - Monday 10 October, 2011

'Dozens' killed in Syria violence

Activists say clashes broke out between troops in the central city of Homs after some refused to fire at protesters.

# bashar-al-assad - Monday 22 August, 2011

TWO PROTESTERS HAVE been shot dead by supporters of the Syrian president Bashar al-Assad in the city of Masyaf, west of Hama, activists say. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that supporters of Assad killed two people, injured four, and also attacked shops belonging to opponents of the regime.

Syria's Assad: 'I am not worried' about security

The Syrian President insists he is unconcerned with the country’s security situation – just hours after a diplomat said Assad’s regime was “scrubbing blood off the streets” ahead of a UN visit.

# bashar-al-assad - Tuesday 16 August, 2011

Thousands of Palestinian refugees flee camp, says UN

Assad’s troops are reportedly targeting local residents – including refugees, women and children – in an attempt to crush any protest against the regime in the city of Latakia.

# bashar-al-assad - Monday 15 August, 2011

Syrian troops fire on fleeing residents in city of Latakia, say activists

Nearly 30 people have been killed in the city since Saturday, with government troops firing on scores of people – many of them women and children – say activists.

# bashar-al-assad - Monday 8 August, 2011

Saudi Arabia pulls Syrian ambassador as Anonymous hacks government site

King Abdullah condemns Syria’s crackdown on protesters, as the website of the Ministry of Defence is taken down.

# bashar-al-assad - Friday 5 August, 2011

Hama streets fall quiet as Syrian government claims the city Syria This post contains images

Hama streets fall quiet as Syrian government claims the city

Images broadcast by Syrian state media indicate that the military believes it has crushed the uprising in Hama. At least 13 people were killed in protests across Syrian today.

# bashar-al-assad - Wednesday 3 August, 2011

UN Security Council condemns violence in Syria Syria This post contains videos

UN Security Council condemns violence in Syria

The condemnation comes as tanks and troops attack the city of Hama for a fourth day. More than 1,700 civilians are believed to have died since March.

# bashar-al-assad - Thursday 28 July, 2011

Report: 3,000 people missing in Syrian uprising

One person is disappearing in Syria every hour according to research by global campaigning organisation.

# bashar-al-assad - Tuesday 26 July, 2011

Syria passes law to allow political parties but opposition dismiss move

Activists say that the seemingly democratic proposals have come at the same time as a massive security crackdown that has led to hundreds of deaths and thousands arrests.

# bashar-al-assad - Friday 15 July, 2011

Syrian forces open fire on protesters, killing 14

Today’s rallies appear to be the largest and most widespread since the uprising against President Bashar Assad began in March.

# bashar-al-assad - Tuesday 5 July, 2011

Syrian army moves into Hama after massive demonstrations

Day 112 of the Syrian Revolution and Assad’s crackdown on the anti-government movement continues as tanks move on the city of Hama.

# bashar-al-assad - Friday 1 July, 2011

Nine dead in Syria as biggest ever anti-Assad protests take place People Power This post contains videos This post contains images

Nine dead in Syria as biggest ever anti-Assad protests take place

Hundreds of thousands of people have taken to streets all across Syria to protest against President Bashar al-Assad’s current regime.

# bashar-al-assad - Monday 13 June, 2011

Syrians pour across the border after crackdown

Nearly 6,000 Syrians have sought sanctuary in Turkey in the past few days. A military crackdown in the town of Jisr al-Shughour has sent people fleeing.

# bashar-al-assad - Wednesday 1 June, 2011

Syrian president issues amnesty to political protesters

The opposition has dismissed President Bashar al-Assad’s amnesty, while it’s thought that the US will soon call for his to step down. More that a thousand people have been killed in Syria in the regime’s crackdown on the uprising.

# bashar-al-assad - Monday 23 May, 2011

EU imposes sanctions on Syrian leader

President Bashar al-Assad, whose family has ruled the country for more than 40 years, will be banned from Europe and subject to asset freezes.

# bashar-al-assad - Tuesday 17 May, 2011

Mass grave of anti-regime protesters found in Syria, local residents say Syria This post contains videos

Mass grave of anti-regime protesters found in Syria, local residents say

Up to 40 bodies including women and children were discovered on farmland in the wake of a crackdown on anti-government protests, according to human rights groups.