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Syria needs 'healthy political life'

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The Syrian government has lifted its rule of emergency law, one that has been entrenched for decades, in response to growing unrest and opposition to President Bashar al-Assad.

Ziad Haidar, a Syrian journalist who writes pro-government articles, and Rime Allaf, the Syrian writer and associate fellow at Chatham House, debate the country's reaction.


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