Syrian President to deliver rare speech on uprising

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Credit: PA Wire

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will deliver a rare speech today about the uprising against his rule, which has killed 60,000 people and brought civil war to the edge of his capital, according to Reuters.


Assad attacks 'puppet' rebels

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad rejected the opposition movement in Syria as "enemies of the people, the enemies of God" and branded them "puppets" created by the West, in a rare public address in Damascus.