...and Assad's government becomes the latest Arab state to collapse in the face of democracy protests. Although Assad himself is still in power (for now), things are looking pretty bleak for the Syrian regime's survival.(CNN) -- The Syrian government resigned Tuesday amid an unusual wave of unrest that has roiled the nation, state TV reported.
President Bashar al-Assad accepted the resignations Tuesday, the same day that tens of thousands of Syrians poured onto the streets of Damascus to demonstrate in favor of the government.
A new government should be named in a few hours, said Reem Haddad, a spokeswoman for the Syrian Information Ministry.
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