29 Mar '11, 8am

The Syrian government will resign on Tuesday and a new cabinet will see the light within 24 hours

The Syrian government will resign on Tuesday and a new cabinet will see the light within 24 hours

Syria has been gripped by a wave of deadly dissent since mid-March which has put President Bashar al-Assad (above) under unprecedented pressure as protesters call for reforms. -- PHOTO: AP DAMASCUS - THE Syrian government will resign on Tuesday and a new cabinet will see the light within 24 hours, a high-ranking official in Damascus told AFP. 'The government will tender its resignation today and a new cabinet should be formed within 24 hours,' the official said on condition of anonymity. Syria has been gripped by a wave of deadly dissent since mid-March which has put President Bashar al-Assad under unprecedented pressure as protesters call for reforms. Assad, who rose to power in 2000, is expected in the days to come to address his people to announce the end of a state of emergency in Syria, in force since the ruling Baath party took power in 1963. Prime Minister Mohammed ...

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