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Syria: reading the ‘tea leafs’ of a new cabinet, reforms will be nothing but window dressing

Yesterday SANA, the Syrian state news agency, released information that president Bashar al-Assad through decree no 146 established a new cabinet. Yes, I know that the Syrian cabinet holds little real power, concentrated as it is to the president and his … Continue reading

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Syria: The new Syrian cabinet – the first indication of Bashar al-Assads agenda, reformist or not?

According to the Syrian state news agency SANA the cabinet of Prime Minister Mohammad Naji Otri tended its resignation, which was accepted by President Bashar al-Assad. A spokesperson from the Ministry of Information stated that a new cabinet should be … Continue reading

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Syria: The killing of protesters in Syria – further signs of Bashar al-Assads lack of control?

Reports are that protesters have been killed in various parts of Syria during the demonstrations yesterday. In Lattakia a man was killed in what seemed to be clashes between pro-government demonstrators and protesters. But in other parts of Syria it … Continue reading

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