Assad's time is running out in Syria
ANALYSIS: The defection of Syrian Prime Minister Riyad Hijab is the most significant of all those who have already deserted the Assad regime. It is a hard slap in the face to the president's prestige and a win for the rebels, especially on a symbolic level.
The echoes of gunshots that could be heard throughout Aleppo and Damascus over the past few days show that the Assad regime is knocking on death's door. While it seems Syrian President Bashar Assad could stay in power for some time, it is hard to know exactly how long that will be: days, weeks or even months. But the trend is clear: Assad's regime is crumbling rapidly, and Monday's