Down with Assad: Syrian protesters opposed to President Bashar Assad carry banners that read in Arabic: "Syria is free, Bashar go out, what did you do for the country, it is getting deserted, leave idiot, you ought to understand, down with the Assad regime, seller of Golan", and in French: "leave" during a gathering outside the Syrian embassy in Cairo on Tuesday

Wave of unrest spreads to Syria

As the world comes to terms with intervention in Libya, and while Yemen and Bahrain once again resort to violence to quell popular uprisings, another Arab state has begun to feel the familiar rumbling of unrest, reports Seph Brown.