Syrian protests, reportedly in Homs
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Syria opens 'national dialogue' with opposition

The Syrian government is holding a two-day meeting with members of the ruling Baath party and its opponents.

The government says the Damascus meeting will begin discussion of possible reforms, including multi-party elections and a new media law.

But many opposition leaders and protest organisers have refused to attend.

Owen Bennett-Jones reports.

  • 11 Jul 2011
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