Baath Party


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Baath Party

A political party in the Middle East advocating secular, socialist policies intended to free Arab-majority countries from Western influence. It was established in 1940 in Syria. Its Syrian and Iraqi branches split in 1955 and became antagonistic toward each other. It became the ruling party of Syria in 1963 and was in charge of Iraq from 1968 until 2003.
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Also, the Arabic-language Sadr al-Khalij news website quoted high-ranking political sources as saying that Amed Abdolmajid al-Sa'adoun, a senior Baath party leader, has participated in a forum held by a party named National Honor gathering in Baghdad, headed by Vasah al-Sadid, one of the tribal leaders residing in Amman.
The Baath Party gave secular Arab nationalism a bad name, but secular politics is needed in Iraq.
BEIRUT: Syria's Baath Party marked the 68th anniversary of its founding Monday, pledging to maintain a commitment to individual freedoms while defeating the "international conspiracy" against Syria.
The 48-year-old held the post of secretary general of the Daraa branch of the Baath party from 2000-2004.
Ikhlas al-Badawi, a member of the Syrian Government and the Baath Party, which was elected in May, became the first of her kind, to flee the nation for oppression on its citizens.
Badawi, a mother of six, was also a member of the Baath Party, which took power in a 1963 military coup that destroyed the country's democratic institutions in favor of a Soviet-style political system dominated by Assad's minority Alawite sect, an offshoot of Shiite Islam.
In February, state media hailed as a "victory for Syria" the adoption by referendum of a new constitution ending the Baath party s monopoly on power but leaving extensive powers in Assad s hands.
BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: The dissolved Baath party on Friday threatened to target the coming Arab summit if it is held in Baghdad.
Iraq has arrested at least 240 former members of Saddam Hussein's banned Baath Party and ex-military officers over what some senior officials described as a plot to seize power after U.
and it's only yesterday that the president met with Baath party members about the implementation of the reform programme," she added.
Dubai Syria's government, under massive pressure to reform or quit, has adopted a draft law allowing for new political parties to operate alongside the ruling Baath party.
Fneish concluded by wishing Syria the best and Baath party success.