WorldViews: Bashar al-Assad


Posted at 04:53 PM ET, 03/19/2012

Former Syrian official leaks secret documents to al-Jazeera

The files give an insight into President Bashar al-Assad’s strategy to suppress protests.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:53 PM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 03/15/2012

Syrian uprising, one year ago and today (photos)

One year ago today, ordinary Syrians took to the streets for the first time, in scattered and small numbers.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:15 PM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:43 PM ET, 03/14/2012

Assad secret e-mails leaked: 7 revelations

The Guardian has obtained a trove of e-mails between Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, his wife and their inner circle.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:43 PM ET, 03/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:49 AM ET, 03/01/2012

Syrian rebels reportedly retreating from besieged district of Bab Amr

After weeks of heavy shelling, the Free Syrian Army says it is leaving to save the lives of 4,000 civilians who remain in their homes.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:49 AM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Syria, Bashar al-Assad, Homs, Baba Amr

Posted at 02:37 PM ET, 12/13/2011

Who makes up the Free Syrian Army? (videos)

The FSA killed seven of their former employers Tuesday.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:37 PM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Syria, Free Syrian army, Bashar al-Assad

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 12/12/2011

YouTube puppet show mocks Syrian President Assad

A new YouTube series “Top Goon” mocks Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:28 PM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 09/29/2011

Robert Ford, U.S. ambassador to Syria, pelted with eggs and tomatoes

A day after we reported that U.S. Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford has been slamming Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Facebook, it looks as if Assad’s supporters got payback.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:04 AM ET, 09/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Syria, Robert Ford, Bashar al-Assad, Arab Spring

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 09/28/2011

Robert Ford and Simon Collis, ambassadors to Syria, bash Assad online

The ambassadors to Syria from the United States and Britain have taken to criticizing the Assad regime on a blog and Facebook.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:07 AM ET, 09/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Syria, Robret Ford, Simon Collis, Bashar al-Assad