News

Syrian Unrest

Syrian opposition activists gathered in Damascus in March, joining a wave of uprisings against autocratic rulers in other Arab nations. Protesters called for the release of political prisoners and greater freedoms in the authoritarian state, led by President Bashar al-Assad.

Related Articles

TEXT SIZE - +

Protests across the Arab world: Syria

A+Syrian+man+reacts+in+dispair+to+his+brother%27s+condition%3A+seriously+wounded+during+violence+between+security+forces+and+armed+groups+in+Latakia%2C+northwest+of+Damascus%2C+March+27%2C+2011

Syrian opposition activists gathered in Damascus in March, joining a wave of uprisings against autocratic rulers in other Arab nations. Protesters called for the release of political prisoners and greater freedoms in the authoritarian state, led by President Bashar al-Assad.

President al-Assad announced reform measures, including the creation of a committee to study the possibility of lifting the country's emergency law.  He also appointed a former agriculture minister as the country's new prime minister and asked him to form a government.

Despite the government's crackdown on demonstrations, protests continue in Syria.

Timeline of Syria on Dipity.

VOA reports

This forum has been closed.
Comments
     
There are no comments in this forum. Be first and add one

Feature Story

Masked pro-Russia protesters stand guard near a barricade outside a regional government building in Donetsk, in eastern Ukraine, April 23, 2014.

ON THE SCENE: In Ukraine’s East, Fears of Showdown Loom

Pro-Russia separatists in country's east dig in as Kyiv launches ‘anti-terrorist’ operation More