Bashar was pushed into his leadership position because his older brother, the initially designated choice to carry on the family torch, died before he was able to fulfill his father's dreams of glory.
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By Dominic Evans BEIRUT, Aug 16 (Reuters) - President Bashar al-Assad's feared brother Maher lost a leg in a bomb attack on the Syrian...
(Reuters) - As fighting rages in Damascus, and the Assad family that has ruled Syria for four decades struggles for its life against a growing rebelli...
Focusing on whether or not Assad is a reformer is increasingly irrelevant. Syria has been shown to possess a paper dictator whose pleas have collapsed alongside the country's economy.
It seems that time is running out for Syrian President Bashar Assad, and with it also the self-denial about what really is happening in the country that has always prided itself as the Heart of Arabism.
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