Skip to content

Bashar Al-Assad

Latest Stories

Mideast Syria_Live.jpg

Mideast Syria_Live.jpg

Pro-Syrian regime protesters hold portraits of Syrian President Bashar Assad and shout slogans against the Arab League as they gather in Damascus, Syria, on Nov. 14, 2011, outside the Syrian foreign ministry. (Associated Press)

Mideast Syria_Live.jpg

Mideast Syria_Live.jpg

Pro-Syrian regime protesters shout slogans and hold portraits of Syrian President Bashar Assad during a demonstration in Damascus, Syria, on Nov. 13, 2011, against the Arab League decision to suspend Syria. (Associated Press)

Mideast Egypt Syria_Lea.jpg

Mideast Egypt Syria_Lea.jpg

Protesters wave a large Syrian flag during a demonstration against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad in front of the Arab League headquarters in Cairo on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

20111102-190938-pic-852791891.jpg

20111102-190938-pic-852791891.jpg

Protesters unfurl a large Syrian flag in front of the Arab League headquarters in Cairo on Wednesday as more than 100 people protesting the rule of Syrian President Bashar Assad gathered outside the building where foreign ministers were meeting. (Associated Press)

20111025-060411-pic-388834189.jpg

20111025-060411-pic-388834189.jpg

Syrian President Bashar Assad

Mideast Syria_Lea.jpg

Mideast Syria_Lea.jpg

** FILE ** Syrian President Bashar Assad (left) meets with Robert Ford, the new U.S. ambassador to Syria, in Damascus, Syria, in Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011. (AP Photo/Syrian Arab News Agency, File)

GADHAFI.jpg

GADHAFI.jpg

** FILE ** In this March 22, 2005, photo, Syrian President Bashar Assad, left, talks to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi prior the 17th League of Arab States' summit in Algiers. (AP Photo/Nabil)

LIBYA_1183

LIBYA_1183

In this photo from March 22, 2005, Syrian President Bashar Assad (left) talks to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi prior the 17th League of Arab States' summit in Algiers, Algeria. (Associated Press)

Mideast Egypt Syria_Lea.jpg

Mideast Egypt Syria_Lea.jpg

Protesters carry a Syrian flag during a demonstration against President Bashar Assad in front of the Syrian Embassy in Cairo on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011. (AP Photo/Mohammed Abu Zaid)

SYRIA.jpg

SYRIA.jpg

A man chants slogans during a demonstration against Syrian President Bashar Assad in front of the Syrian embassy in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011. (AP Photo/Mohammed Abu Zaid)

Mideast Syria_Live.jpg

Mideast Syria_Live.jpg

Syrian regime supporters wave a big portrait of President Bashar Assad on Oct. 12, 2011, during a demonstration in Damascus, Syria, to show their support for Assad and to thank Russia and China for blocking a U.N. Security Council resolution condemning Syria for its brutal crackdown. (Associated Press)

Mideast Lebanon Syria_Lea(2).jpg

Mideast Lebanon Syria_Lea(2).jpg

Protesters shout slogans against Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime after prayers in Tripoli, Lebanon, on Friday, Oct, 7, 2011. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

Mideast Syria_Lea.jpg

Mideast Syria_Lea.jpg

Demonstrators against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad hold a banner with the Muslim crescent, Christian cross, Alawite-sect sword, the name of Imam Ali, and the Arabic words "The Syrian people is one" on Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, in Homs, Syria. (AP Photo/Citizen journalist via the Union of Homs City Neighborhood)

Midaest Syria_Live.jpg

Midaest Syria_Live.jpg

Syrian citizens walk in an alley of Hamidiyah popular market decorated by portraits of Syrian President Bashar Assad and Syrian flags in Damascus, Syria, on Oct. 5, 2011. European countries criticized Russia and China on Wednesday for vetoing a U.N. Security Council resolution that threatened sanctions against Syria if it didn't halt its crackdown on civilians. (Associated Press)

20111002-162041-pic-27836429.jpg

20111002-162041-pic-27836429.jpg

In this citizen journalism image made with a mobile phone and provided by Shaam News Network, foes of Syrian President Bashar Assad flash victory signs as one woman displays one hand with the Arabic word reading: "leave" during a demonstration Friday in Edlib province against the Syrian regime. (Associated Press)

20110927-172408-pic-307580256.jpg

20110927-172408-pic-307580256.jpg

A citizen-journalist says this mobile-phone photo shows a demonstration against Syrian President Bashar Assad held Friday in Homs province. After six months of peaceful insurgency met by severe crackdowns, more protesters are starting to take up arms. (Homs Quarters Union via Associated Press)

SYRIA.jpg

SYRIA.jpg

In this citizen journalism image made on a mobile phone and provided by Shaam News Network, Anti-Syrian President Bashar Assad protesters hold a banner during a demonstration against the Syrian regime, at Kfar Nebel village, in Edlib province, Syria, on Friday, Sept. 2, 2011. The Associated Press is unable to independently verify the authenticity, content, location or date of this handout photo. (AP Photo/Shaam News Network)

Mideast Syria_Lea.jpg

Mideast Syria_Lea.jpg

Syrian President Bashar Assad (right) prays during a service for Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan, at the Hafez Assad Mosque in Damascus, Syria, on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011. (AP Photo/SANA)

Mideast Syria_Lea.jpg

Mideast Syria_Lea.jpg

Supporters of Syrian President Bashar Assad carry his picture as they shout pro-regime slogans during a demonstration in Damascus, Syria, on Monday, Aug. 22, 2011. The Arabic on picture reads, "You protect our home; peace be upon you." (AP Photo/Muzaffar Salman)

20110821-195937-pic-230503493.jpg

20110821-195937-pic-230503493.jpg

In this image from a Syrian state television interview broadcast Sunday Aug 21 2011, President Bashar Assad says his security forces are making gains against a 5-month-old uprising and says his government is in no danger of falling. He repeated plans to introduce reforms to Syria, one of the most authoritarian states in the Middle East. He said a committee to study reforms would need at least six months to work. He said the situation in Syria "may seem dangerous ... but in fact we are able to deal with it." (AP Photo/ Syrian state tv via APTN)