Syria deadly month due to heavy shelling

2013-04-02 08:21

March has been the bloodiest month yet in Syria's 2-year-old conflict with more than 6 000 documented deaths, a leading anti-regime activist group says.

Top international scandals of 2012

2012-12-27 11:46

From the spear that divided a nation to Lance Armstrong losing his Tour de France titles, here are some of 2012's most sensational stories.

EU slaps travel ban on Assad's wife

2012-03-23 14:03

The European Union has agreed to sanction President Bashar Assad's wife Asma, along with various other members of his family as the bloc tightens the noose on the Syrian regime.

Syria's 'desert rose' wilting

2012-03-19 21:09

She was supposed to be the gentler face of a would-be reformist regime. Now Asma Assad, Syria's "desert rose", has become a hate figure for many.


Assad tells visitors wife is pregnant

2013-01-29 14:02

Syrian President Bashar Assad has told "unnamed" visitors that his wife is pregnant with their fourth child, says a report.

Mr and Mrs Assad fight to salvage image

2012-04-18 18:00

President Bashar al-Assad and his wife Asma have been shown on Syrian state TV packing food aid, in an apparent effort to burnish the image of a first couple derided for ordering luxury goods while their country burns.

Assad's wife faces EU travel ban

2012-03-22 20:08

President Bashar Assad's wife Asma, a Western-educated former banker and style icon, faces an EU travel ban and asset freeze along with other members of Assad's family.

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