Syria in Crisis

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  • Organisation of Islamic Conference Summit
  • Kofi Annan
  • Former Syrian Prime Minister Riyad Hijab
  • U.N. General Assembly
  • Free Syria Army
  • Nawaf Fares, Syria's Former Ambassador to Iraq
  • Nations Expel Syrian Ambassadors
  • “Tipping Point of Crisis”
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  • When Was the Turning Point?
  • Unrest Continues
  • Great Friday Leaves Hundreds Dead
  • What Has the Government Done to Stop the Violence?
  • What Are Human Rights Groups Saying?
  • Children in Danger
  • U.S. Gives Syrian Immigrants a Reprieve
  • How Has the World Responded?
  • Possible Syrian Chemical Weapons
  • Russia Blames the West
  • China Stands Its Ground
  • White House Unsure
  • "Friends" Gather for Peace
  • Syrians Vote Amid Violence
  • E.U. Tightens Sanctions
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Prime Minister Defects, Says Regime Is Crumbling

After defecting on Aug. 6, 2012, former Syrian Prime Minister Riyad Hijab spoke out one week later, telling reporters that President Bashar al-Assad’s power is crumbling as the morale among Syrian authorities is quickly dwindling after 17 months of conflict. Hijab also estimated that Assad only has power over roughly one-third of the country in light of recent rebel gains. (Photo: AP photo/Mohammad Hannon)

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