For more than a decade Razan Zaitouneh, Syria’s celebrated 36-year-old human rights lawyer and activist stood her ground against the depredations of President Bashar Assad’s regime. But her strength was no match for the masked men who...Show More Summary
Both countries are suspending non-lethal aid because of infighting among the various factions opposed to President Bashar Assad. The rebel Free Syrian Army, which has lost ground in recent days to an Islamist group, criticized the decision.
TIME Magazine today named Pope Francis as its person of the year. In second place is Edward Snowden, with DOMA champion Edith Windsor placing third. Syrian President Bashar Assad is ranked fourth, and Tea Party hero Ted Cruz finished out the top five. Has TIME previously revealed the runners-up in this manner?
TIME has chosen Pope Francis as its 'Person of the Year' over these folks, who were also on the shortlist: Bashar Assad, President of Syria Jeff Bezos, Amazon Founder Ted Cruz, Texas Senator Miley Cyrus, Singer Barack Obama, President of...
Embarrassing, as usual. Link to Althouse. Here are the names picked by a dozen editors you couldn't pick out of a lineup: Bashar Assad, President of Syria Jeff Bezos, Amazon Founder Ted Cruz, Texas Senator Miley Cyrus, Singer Pope Francis,...
Time magazine has announced its top ten finalists for its Person of the Year. Now it has to twerk..I mean, tweek, the list. Actually Miley Cyrus is one of the finalists: Bashar Assad, President of Syria Jeff Bezos, Amazon Founder Ted Cruz, Texas Senator Miley Cyrus, Singer Pope Francis, Leader of the Catholic Church Barack [...]
Bashar Assad, President of Syria Jeff Bezos, Amazon Founder Ted Cruz, Texas Senator Miley Cyrus, Singer Pope Francis, Leader of the Catholic Church Barack Obama, President of the United States Hassan Rouhani, President of Iran Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services Edward Snowden, N.S.A. Show More Summary
I know. I hate getting suckered into this annual nonsense, but the list presents some interesting options"Bashar Assad, President of SyriaJeff Bezos, Amazon FounderTed Cruz, Texas SenatorMiley Cyrus, SingerPope Francis, Leader of the...Show More Summary
In a statement that was greeted with derision from opposition activists and commentators, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who is two and a half years into a civil war that began as a peaceful uprising against his autocratic rule, said Friday that Nelson Mandela’s fight for freedom and justice provides a lesson for the world’s oppressors. […]
Ashley Frohwein Here Bashar al Assad goes again. Joining the throngs of world leaders eulogizing the life and accomplishments of Nelson Mandela, the Syrian presidency recently released a statement on its Facebook page declaring thatShow More Summary
TIME Magazine today released the top ten finalists for Person Of The Year. On the list is Edith Windsor. Here are the finalists in alphabetical order. Bashar Assad, President of SyriaJeff Bezos, Amazon FounderTed Cruz, Texas SenatorMiley...Show More Summary
TIME managing editor Nancy Gibbs has named the shortlist for the magazine's annual 'Person of the Year' issue, and it includes DOMA plaintiff and SCOTUS victor Edie Windsor. Bashar Assad, President of Syria Jeff Bezos, Amazon Founder Ted Cruz, Texas...
UN human rights chef Navi Pillay says evidence has been uncovered in Syria that implicates President Bashar al-Assad and members of his entourage, in war crimes and crimes against humanity. And it points toward, “the highest level of government,” she says.
The United Nations’ human rights chief said an inquiry has found evidence that war crimes were authorized at the “highest level” of the Syrian government, including by President Bashar Assad. Monday’s statement is the first time the U.N. Show More Summary
GENEVA (AP) — A growing body of evidence collected by U.N. investigators points to the involvement of senior Syrian officials, including President Bashar Assad, in crimes against humanity and war crimes, the U.N.'s top human rights official said Monday.
Syria war crimes evidence implicates Assad (via AFP) Evidence has been uncovered in Syria that implicates President Bashar al-Assad and members of his inner circle in war crimes and crimes against humanity, a top UN official said Monday. Syrian rebels including jihadists, meanwhile, have moved into the…
THE death toll from a Syrian helicopter strike on a rebel-held town near the northern city of Aleppo has risen to 26, activists said. President Bashar Assad’s forces have been hitting rebel-held areas in the north hard in recent days, according to activists. They say such strikes often precede government offensives. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory [...]
WASHINGTON — The peace talks regarding the Syrian civil war will not end well, as both sides disagree on a final agreement. Reuters reported that this past Wednesday, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said that he will not step aside from his position of power. Syrian rebels insist that Assad step down from power in order […]
The Syrian government said Wednesday that it will attend United Nations peace talks to resolve the country’s civil war in January, but reiterated that President Bashar Assad has no intention of giving up power. Syria’s Foreign Ministry...Show More Summary
Heavy clashes between Syrian troops and rebels trying to break a government siege in the suburbs of Damascus have killed at least 160 fighters over two days, activists said Sunday. Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad have laid siege for months to rebel strongholds in the Ghouta area east of Damascus, preventing food, clean [...]