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Syria government resigns in effort to appease protesters

Announcement on Syrian state TV says President Assad has accepted government's resignation; Assad expected to address nation later on in speech which may include decision to abolish emergency laws following weeks of anti-government protests.

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/world/article/syria_government_resigns_in_effort_to_appease_protesters_20110329

Syria's Cabinet resigned Tuesday to help quell a wave of popular fury that erupted more than a week ago and is now threatening President Bashar Assad's 11-year rule in one of the most authoritarian and closed-off nations in the Middle East.

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