Wed, Mar 02, 2005 - Page 7 News List

Lebanese government resigns

SURPRISING DEVELOPMENT After massive popular protests against the pro-Syrian government, the prime minister stepped down, leaving the `Damascus regime' shaking

AFP , BEIRUT

"Technically we can withdraw our troops before the end of the year," Assad said in an interview Monday with the Italian newspaper La Repubblica. "Strategically, that will happen only if we obtain serious guarantees. In other words -- peace."

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