26.03.2011 [Forex Pros] - DAMASCUS - Syrian President Basharal-Assad faced the deepest crisis of his 11 years in power on Saturday with one city at the heart of anti-government protests planning to bury its dead after a security forces' crackdown. SANAA - A deal on a peaceful
24.03.2011 [Jungle World] - Anders als Gaddafi, dessen „First Lady“ Safiya Farkash nie auftaucht, hat Basharal-Assad eine wichtige PR-Regel für Despoten beherzigt: „It is a truth universally acknowledged that a dictator who wants to be accepted by polite Western society should
17.03.2011 [New York Times] - That, at least, is what the world's autocrats are learning from the example of Basharal-Assad, the president of Syria. First, his wife, Asma al-Assad, was the subject of a glowing profile in the March issue of the US edition of Vogue, which described
The Syrian regime and the opposition are to meet in Moscow next week for talks to end the country’s civil war. But dialogue between the two sides is a distant prospect and Russia's clout in Syria isn't unlimited either.