Despite brutal suppression by the security services, the protests in Syria are continuing, and even increasing. Demonstrations were staged again in Damascus and Deraa, and police reportedly fired on protesters in Homs.
In other news, a number of Salafist protesters were injured during clashes with police in the city of Zarqa in eastern Jordan. In Bahrain, four soccer players were suspended four joining the protests against the regime.
Meanwhile, in North Korea four people were shot for theft, including one person who stole a quart of oil from a transformer, and another who stole a hundred pounds of corn.
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