Sunday, April 24, 2011

World Watch: Still seeking change in Syria

* Syria: The Mexican government joined the international condemnation opposed to increased Syrian repression against protesters and opposition.

* Nigeria: A local human rights group claimed that at least 516 people died as a result of post-presidential election violence this month.

* India: Rest in peace Sathya Sai Baba; “one of India's most popular and influential spiritual leaders” died on Sunday at the age of 85.

* Yemen: Thousands of protesters opposed a plan that would allow President Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down in 30 days and would also grant him immunity from prosecution.

Image – Petros Karadjias/Associated Press via CBC News (“Syrian protesters hold a giant national flag as others shout slogans against the country's president during a demonstration in front of the Syrian Embassy in Nicosia, Cyprus, on Friday.”)
Online Sources- Milenio, BBC News, Xinhua, The Independent

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