Syrian President Bashar al-Assad
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Syria's President Bashar al-Assad makes rare address

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is delivering a rare public address amid ongoing protests and bloodshed.

Violence is continuing despite the presence of Arab League observers meant to oversee a peace plan.

Opposition figures have accused the mission of serving to cover up the crackdown on anti-government protests which have been ongoing for almost a year.

  • 10 Jan 2012
  • From the section World