Thursday, August 09, 2012
Syria's Assad Regime Appoints New Prime Minister - A Sunni
Syria's President Bashar Assad has appointed Syrian Health Minister Wael al-Halki as prime minister, after the defection earlier this week of former Prime Minister Riyad Hijab to the rebels.
Like Hijab, al-Halki is a Sunni, from the southern province of Deraa where the Sunni dominated Islamist revolt against the Assad regime started.
A bit of a risky promotion if al-Halki still has any family back in his home province!