Middle East

Hundreds Resign from Syria’s Ruling Party

After weeks of violence against civilians, is Syria’s government beginning to crack? More than 230 people resigned in protest from President Bashar al Assad’s Baath Party, with about 200 of the resignations coming from the region that includes the besieged city of Daraa. The other 30 resignations came from the coastal city of Banias; the resigning members said in a letter, "Considering the breakdown of values and emblems that we were instilled with by the party and which were destroyed at the hand of the security forces… we announce our withdrawal from the party without regret.”