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A Peace Plan in Name Only

By: Haitham Maleh Syrians have been killed almost since Hafez al-Assad took power in the 1970s. Now that the bloodshed has escalated under his son Bashar, history repeats itself, and no one seems to care. In March, the international community … Continue reading

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Dictators and their wealth: Bashar al-Assad

        Country: Syria Years in power: 11 Status: Violently suppres Wealth: $122 billion Bashar al-Assad’s father Hafez ruled Syria for 29 years. Bashar was training as an ophthalmologist until his older brother died and Bashar became the heir … Continue reading

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Arab World’s Former ‘Club of Tyrants’ Turns Against Syria

When Syrian President Hafez al-Assad crushed a revolt in 1982, killing at least 10,000 people, the Arab League failed to act. A generation later, amid another government crackdown, the group has turned on his son, Bashar. Arab League foreign ministers … Continue reading

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