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Syria's vote and the will of neighbouring countries
What's most telling about the election is not how it turned out in Syria, but the way Assad fared in Lebanon and Jordan.
Last updated: 04 Jun 2014 06:24 GMT
Thousands mourn slain cleric in Damascus
Crowd gathers in the downtown of the Syrian capital amid tight security for the funeral of Sheikh Mohammad al-Bouti.
Last updated: 23 Mar 2013 11:59 GMT
Assad vows to 'cleanse' Syria after blast
Syrian president's threat comes day after explosion in Damascus mosque killed at least 49, including top Sunni cleric.
Last updated: 22 Mar 2013 21:21 GMT
Profile: Syria's Burhan Ghalioun
Syrian National Council leader is well-regarded academic who has been a vocal critic of Assad family since late 1970s.
Last updated: 01 Apr 2012 22:00 GMT
In Syria, the government is the real rebel
The increasing violence in Syria is transforming the country into a Hobbesian state.
Last updated: 31 Jul 2011 14:30 GMT
The road to Damascus: The Syrian reformation
Bashar al-Assad must seize this democratic moment and respond to the calls for political reform sweeping across Syria.
Last updated: 30 Apr 2011 15:00 GMT
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