Syria to ease state of emergency

Quoted by the BBC

“Most opposition groups have been calling for much more,” analyst Ammar Abdulhamid told the Associated Press news agency.

“For instance, we want the emergency law to be completely removed.”

Mr Abdulhamid, who used to work for the Brookings Institution, a Washington-based think-tank, added that the Baath party, which has been in power in Syria since 1963, would not introduce changes that might jeopardise its supremacy.