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News Letter April 8, 2011
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All is well in Syria again?
Syria, a country that has been struggling under the pressure of an oppressive government rule and a continued state of emergency since 1962 finally rose up in mass revolt in January 2011. They protested against the lack of a protective constitution, rife corruption, and ethno-religious tensions within the country.

But the government seemed hell bent on not relenting. As a first measure, the internet access was blocked and then monitored, and when even that didn't work, the security forces started cracking down on the protestors, resulting in over 150 deaths so far.

But president Bashar al-Assad, son of Hafez al-Assad—who was in power for 30 years—has expressed the need to understand the demands of the masses. Consequently, the state of emergency is likely to be lifted soon. If that happens, it will be an immense relief for the people of Syria
Read on to find out what has been going on in this part of the world.
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After the successful mass protests, Egypt is all set to form a civilian government and breathe freely. Congratulations to the people of Egypt! Read more ...
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