Syria Offers Changes to Ward Off Protests
Analysts said they were doubtful that the changes, coming a day after President Bashar al-Assad pointedly refused to make concessions, would amount to more than window dressing.
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Syria’s Assad offers nothing, blames protests on ‘big conspiracy’
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad declared Wednesday that the wave of protests unfurling across his country resulted from a “big conspiracy.”
Syrian president set to address nation
Bashar al-Assad expected to unveil reforms in first public speech since security forces curbed anti-government protests.
Assad is expected to make an address tomorrow. Facebook group The Syria Revolution 2011 is calling for sit-ins across the country on Friday. – AJE
The Syrian Revolution 2011 الثورة السورية ضد بشار الاسد
Syrian Cabinet Resigns as Protests Continue
President Bashar al-Assad accepted the resignation of his cabinet on Tuesday as thousands of government supporters took to the streets of the capital.
AFP: Syria awaits end of decades-old state of emergency
DAMASCUS — Syria is counting down the hours until President Bashar al-Assad makes the promised announcement of the end of 50 years of emergency rule, but the move will have but symbolic impact unless accompanied by other major reforms, analysts say.
Huge pro-Assad demos planned for today, with state employees, army cadets in civilian clothing, students forced to show up – @Tharwacolamus
Ongoing protests today reported to leave 5 dead in Daraa and 2 dead in Latakia -@Tharwarcolamus
Syrian forces open fire to disperse protesters in #Daraa, but demonstrators regroup despite heavy troop deployment – http://aje.me/hpjvNa
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Syria deploys troops after clashes
Security forces patrol city of Latakia following the deaths of 12 people in a wave of protest violence and unrest.
Journalists go missing in Syria : World News Australia on SBS
Two Reuters journalists reporting on the ongoing protests in Syria have gone missing, the news agency said. Producer Ayat Basma and cameraman Ezzat Baltaji were expected to return to their Lebanon base on Saturday evening, but failed to meet up with a taxi which had been sent to pick them up f
Anarchy on the streets of Latakia; gangs roaming city with swords; eyewitnesses reports guns and screams in the city. -AP
Repression or reform? Deadly protests may force Syria’s Assad to choose.
Syria protests are gathering steam, fueled by a cycle of violence, misinformation, and small concessions on the part of the government.