SYRIAN President Bashar al-Assad has authorised war crimes and crimes against humanity in Syria, the United Nations' human rights commission said yesterday, the first time the agency has publicly accused ...
Far from winding down, Syria's civil war seems to be worsening by the day, if not by the hour. What began as a peaceful uprising against Bashar al-Assad 33 months ago has become a gruelling war of attrition. It ... FULL ARTICLE AT France 24
Dr. Bashar al-Assad (Arabic: بشار الأسد, Baššār al-Asad) (born 11 September 1965) is the President of the Syrian Arab Republic, Regional Secretary of the Baath Party, and the son of former President Hafez al-Assad.
The Baath Party remains in control of the parliament, and is constitutionally the "leading party" of the state. Until he became President, Bashar al-Assad was not greatly involved in... Full Article At Wikipedia.org