Monday, January 31, 2011

Syria's President Says His Nation Is Immune From The Unrest Spreading In The Arab World?

Syria's President Says His Nation Immune From Unrest Roiling Egypt, Tunisia -- Canadian Press

BEIRUT — Syria's president, who has resisted calls for political freedoms and jailed critics of his regime, said in an interview published Monday that his nation is immune from the kind of unrest roiling Tunisia and Egypt.

In a rare interview, Bashar Assad was quoted in the Wall Street Journal as acknowledging that the toppling of Tunisia's longtime ruler and the protesters that have left Hosni Mubarak's government teetering in Egypt signalled a "new era" in the Middle East.

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More News On Syria

Middle East must 'upgrade': Syria's Assad -- AFP
Syria's Assad says not changing course after Egypt -- Reuters
Assad says better off than Mubarak -- Ynet News
Assad: Syria in better position than Egypt since it has no ties with Israel -- Haaretz

Assad: Arab world must reform -- UPI
Assad: Protests in Egypt, Tunisia mark 'new era' -- Jerusalem Post
Syria Strongman: Time for 'Reform' -- Wall Street Journal
Interview With Syrian President Bashar al-Assad -- Wall Street Journal

Syria's Assad says no extra access to nuclear inspectors -- Reuters
Assad Prepares for ‘Day of Rage’ in Syria -- Arutz Sheva
Will Syria's Revolution Be Organized... on Facebook? -- Fast Company
Syria's Assad running scared -- Rick Moran, American Thinker

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