War In Context
They are the keystone of the Sunni-Alawi alliance that has cemented the regime for 4 decades. Abdul Halim Khaddam and the Tlass family were the two leading Sunni families in the state from the beginning, when Hafiz al-Assad, the architect of the...
The Daily Star
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton that it is hampering efforts to end the Syrian conflict by supporting President Bashar Assad's government. Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Weimin said in a statement Saturday that Clinton's remarks were "...