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Syria rejects Arab League Assad exit proposal

Syria has rejected a call by the Arab League for President Bashar al-Assad to give up power. “We are sorry that the Arab League has descended to this level concerning a member state of this institution,” foreign ministry spokesman Jihad … Continue reading

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Family photo album gives insight into Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s private life

By: Nick Meo Some believe that Bashar and Asma al-Assad are hiding in a bunker deep beneath Damascus, others that the Syrian president and his wife have relocated to a heavily protected palace in the loyalist city of Latakia. And … Continue reading

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Bashar al-Assad’s Syria is now in a death spiral

By: Jamie Denselow The combination of increasing defections, battles in the capital city and the assassination of senior regime figures have seemingly put Assad’s rule into a death spiral, says Jamie Denselow. Damascus had been largely kept apart from the … Continue reading

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Bashar al-Assad: fight or flight?

By: Ian Black Bashar al-Assad has neither been seen nor heard in public since the bomb attack that killed four of his top security advisers, despite appearing a day later on TV appointing a new defence minister. The Syrian president’s … Continue reading

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Assad & wife on run

By: Andy Soltis Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad may have fled for his home province — with his family seeking sanctuary in Russia — after rebels seized control of the country’s borders and fought for control of the capital. Insurgent leaders … Continue reading

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Bashar al-Assad has amassed fortune of up to £950m, analysts estimate

By: Phillip Inman The Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, has amassed up to $1.5bn (£950m) for his family and his close associates, according to analysts, despite moves in London, Switzerland and the US to freeze the assets of his regime. Many … Continue reading

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Cartoon: Assad’s Fears

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Syria’s Assad appears on TV after attack

By: Ben Hubbard BEIRUT — Syrian President Bashar Assad made his first appearance since a brazen bomb attack killed three members of his inner circle while government troops launched a wide-ranging assault on Thursday to snuff out rebels throughout the … Continue reading

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Syria: Bashar al-Assad ‘flees to Latakia’

By: Damien McElroy Opposition sources and a Western diplomat stated Mr Assad was in the coastal city of Latakia, directing the response to the assassination of his top lieutenants, according to Reuters. Mr Assad, who has not made a public … Continue reading

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Al-Assad wounded, wife in Russia: Report

Syria’s embattled president, Bashar al-Assad, was wounded in yesterday’s bomb attack which killed the country’s top security chiefs, The Guardian reported today. The report also claimed al-Assad’s wife, Asma, had fled to Russia. Unconfirmed reports claimed that al-Assad had suffered injuries … Continue reading

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