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Emergency laws lifted in Syria




Syrian nationals living in Jordan shout slogans against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad during a demonstration in front of the Syrian embassy in Amman.
Syrian nationals living in Jordan shout slogans against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad during a demonstration in front of the Syrian embassy in Amman.
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After weeks of anti-government protests in Syria, a key demand of the demonstrators has been met today. According to Syria's official news agency, the cabinet has approved lifting the country's nearly 50 year old state of emergency laws and abolished the state security court. Cal Perry, the Middle East correspondent for Al Jazeera English outlines what these changes mean for Syria and the wider issues of reporting from the region.