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Entries in Mustafa Abushagur (2)


Syria (and Beyond) Live Coverage: The Regime Steps Up Airstrikes

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2252 GMT: Libya. A day after it was suspended because of protests (see 0500 GMT), the National Assembly approved a 30-member Cabinet presented by Prime Minister-designate Ali Zeidan.

A total of 105 members voted in favour, 18 abstainedm and nine voted against the Cabinet. Moments later, protests erupted, with security forces firing in the air.

More than a dozen security vehicles were stationed at the assembly building, as about 60 people gathered outside the tightly-shut main gate.

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Syria (and Beyond) Live Coverage: The Embassy Attacks Recede, While 164 Die Across Syria on Saturday

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Saturday's Syria (and Beyond) Live Coverage: Will the Clashes Around the US Embassies Continue Today?

1705 GMT: Syria. The Local Coordination Committees report that 113 people have been killed by security forces today, including 47 in Aleppo Province and 31 in Damascus and its suburbs.

Despite the clashes in much of the country, including reported shelling today of southern suburbs of Damascus, the Government has restarted the school year.

State news agency SANA said more than 5 million students would return to 22,000 schools, with only those damaged by war or housing refugees not resuming classes, quoting the Minister of Education:

The Ministry accomplished all procedures in cooperation with the parties concerned for launching the educational process at schools for the 2012-2013 study season and is working to complete preparations in the areas where armed terrorist groups prevent students from going to school.

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