President Bashar al-Assad
Nov 6, 2012 — U.N. envoy Lakhdar Brahimi says there's so much warfare that Syria may be broken for years. Meanwhile, British Prime Minister David Cameron suggests Syrian President Bashar al-Assad could be given safe passage out of his country.
Oct 30, 2012 — Syrian government jets bomb Damascus suburbs and other towns to root out rebels, while Qatari prime minister delivers blistering criticism of Syrian leader Assad.
May 18, 2011 — Bashar al-Assad, the president of Syria, says Syrian security troops have made mistakes in the past several weeks as officers crush a civilian uprising.
Apr 22, 2011 — Protests are happening in cities across the country in what activists are calling "Great Friday."