Bashar al-Assad was born in Damascus on 11 September 1965, the second oldest son of Aniseh and Hafez al-Assad.  His last name in Arabic means "the lion"; Assad's ...
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As the successor to his father, Hafez, Bashar al-Assad has continued with his father's brutal rule of Syria.
The Assad family originates from Sulayman al-Wahhish, Hafez Assad's grandfather, who lived in the northern Syrian mountains in the village of Qardaha.
Bashar al-Assad, (born September 11, 1965, Damascus, Syria), Syrian president from 2000. He succeeded his father, Ḥafiz al-Assad, who had ruled Syria since 1971.
Bashar al-Assad 6 February 2016. Bombarded Aleppo lives in fear of siege and starvation. As airstrikes rage on, aid workers on the ground expect blockades at any ...
Bashar Hafez al-Assad (born 11 September 1965) is the president of Syria and the head of the Ba'ath Party in Syria. Assad has had those jobs since the death of his ...
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Bashar al-Assad is a former eye doctor who became Syrian president in 2000, promising greater openness, and has confounded many observers by holding on to power for ...
It was fashionable during the early phase of the Syrian revolution to predict Bashar al-Assad's demise. But when the Syrian president defied all expectations and hung ...