Syrian security forces have arrested a dissident writer after at least four other people including his son were detained for speaking out against the government, rights activists say.
Eleven people have been killed in fresh clashes between Arabs and Kurds in two towns in northeast Syria
Last updated: 16 Mar 2004 12:39 GMT
Syrian authorities have freed a former general accused of involvement in a failed coup attempt in 1980 and detained for more than 23 years, lawyer and human rights activist Anwar Bunni has said.
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