February 21, 2012
by Andrea Bottorff
The Syrian Arab News Agency on Monday published the country's new draft constitution, nearly one week before Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has scheduled a referendum on the constitution. The draft constitution omits a clause in the old document that upheld the Ba'ath Party as the ruling party ...[read more]
February 15, 2012
by Jennie Ryan
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday ordered a referendum on a new constitution. The new constitution reportedly omits a clause in the old document that describes the ruling Ba'ath Party as the "leader of the nation and society." The expressed intent of that omission is to open the ...[read more]
February 17, 2005
by Bernard Hibbitts
Interim Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi Thursday warned the Shiite coalition victorious in last month's election against banning the Ba'ath Party formerly associated with Saddam Hussein from any involvement in government, saying that would cause even greater upheaval and unrest in the regio... ...[read more]

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