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Hafez al- Assad

(1928—2000) Syrian Baath statesman, President 1971–2000

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Ba'athism

Ba'athism  

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Refers to the political philosophy of the Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party (hizb al‐ba'ath al‐arabi al‐ishtiraki). This party is the result of the 1952 merger of two parties—the Arab Ba'ath Party founded ...
Bashar al- Assad

Bashar al- Assad  

(b. 11 Sept. 1965).President of Syria 2000–  Born in Damascus as the second son of Hafez al-Assad, he studied medicine at Damascus University, specializing in ophthalmology. Following the death of ...
Bashar Al-Assad

Bashar Al-Assad  

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(b. Damascus, 11 Sept. 1965)Syrian; President of Syria 2000–  The second son of Hafez al-Assad, he was completing his training as an ophthalmologist in London when his older brother, Basil al-Assad, ...
Damascus

Damascus  

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Capital of the Arab Republic of Syria. Cosmopolitan metropolis of very ancient origins; has been a major center of Islamic culture ever since its conquest by the Muslims in the seventh century. Was ...
Dawlah

Dawlah  

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An Arabic term from the root d-w-l, meaning to rotate, alternate, take turns, or occur periodically, dawlah, in a modern context, refers to the state. In modern Persian a similar ...

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