Syria's Assad - Referendum on national charter
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has delivered a rare TV address, denouncing his opponents as "enemies of God and puppets of the West".
He lamented the suffering of the people in the civil war, saying a "black cloud" of pain engulfed every corner.
Mr Assad also set out a plan involving a national dialogue conference and a referendum on a national charter.
He said Syria "accepts advice but does not accept submission", adding that "anything agreed inside Syria or outside Syria should be based on the decision of the people".