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Obama: China, Russia not signed on for Assad’s removal

Putin says Syrians should decide if Assad in power; Chief monitor says U.N. Syria team was targeted; Russian Syria-bound arms ship turns back-Britain

June 20, 2012 4:00
 
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Syria grain trade signals alarm for Assad

Financial sanctions hit Syria grain imports; Food situation inside Syria seen worsening; Syria only able to buy small cargoes of grains

May 27, 2012 12:26
 
Assad Emails Show He Took Iran's Advice, Joked About Reforms-Guardian

Assad Emails Show He Took Iran's Advice, Joked About Reforms-Guardian

Newspaper says obtains thousands of Assad emails; Emails indicate Assad took Iran's advice on revolt; Assad shown to have made light of reform pledges; Qatar Emir's daughter said Assad family could go to Doha

March 17, 2012 8:59
 
Swiss unfreeze 3M euros held by Assad cousin

Swiss unfreeze 3M euros held by Assad cousin

Switzerland is unfreezing roughly 3 million euros ($4 million) held in a Geneva bank by a cousin of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, according to a court ruling.

February 11, 2012 6:03
 

Arab League sends ‘urgent message’ to Assad to end violence

Arab ministers said on Friday they had sent an urgent message to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, calling on him to end seven months of violence against civilians following the killing of 40 pro-democracy demonstrators by Syrian forces.

October 29, 2011 2:57
 
Unmoving—EU oil jolt may not be enough to rock Assad

Unmoving—EU oil jolt may not be enough to rock Assad

Oil sanctions which the European Union is expected to impose on Damascus for repressing protests would be a significant blow to Syria's economy but it may take more than that to hasten the end of President Bashar al-Assad's rule.

August 29, 2011 5:33
 
Stepping out—US, EU calls for Syria’s Assad to step down

Stepping out—US, EU calls for Syria’s Assad to step down

Syria faces US sanctions and appeals to step down as international community calls on Syrian leader Assad to step down. Gisela Perez-Mauri reports from New York.

August 20, 2011 1:15
 
Best of the Web, April 1st

Best of the Web, April 1st

India-Pakistan Cricket Diplomacy; Assad's Speech: Surprise! There's No Surprise; Cartoon History of Social Networking 1930-2011; March's Top Five Viral Videos; Arab spring: an interactive timeline of Middle East protests

April 1, 2011 8:19
 

Lebanon: Israeli Scud allegations divert attention from peace negotiations

Israeli threats at issue in talks between Hariri govt and French and Turkish officials.

April 27, 2010 8:56