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  • Last Week Tonight: iTunes, Assad, and Right Said Fred
    Last Week Tonight: iTunes, Assad, and Right Said FredSun Jun 08, 2014
    Right Said Fred (really!) appears on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver to tell Syrian president Bashar al-Assad what a dick he is. It's going to be especially disappointing to Assad,...
  • Syria's Assad pays Easter visit to recaptured Christian town
    Syria's Assad pays Easter visit to recaptured Christian townSun Apr 20, 2014
    Photographs on Syrian President Bashar al Assad's social media pages show him on a visit to the ancient Christian town of Maaloula on Easter Sunday. Mana Rabiee reports.
  • UN Withdraws Iran Invite to Syria Peace Talks
    UN Withdraws Iran Invite to Syria Peace TalksMon Jan 20, 2014
    After issuing an invitation to Iran to join the Syrian peace talks, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has withdrawn that invitation amid mounting concerns over Iran's partic...
  • Kerry: Decision on Syria 'not a game'
    Kerry: Decision on Syria 'not a game'Thu Sep 19, 2013
    Secretary of State John Kerry issued a brief statement on Syria Thursday, saying the U.N. report proves that the Assad regime used the chemical weapons, not the rebel forces. He added...