Syria holds parliament vote; opposition boycotts
Syria is holding parliamentary elections touted by the regime as a show of President Bashar Assad's willingness to pursue political reform Today`s Zaman reported
The opposition has dismissed Monday's vote as a sham that seeks to prolong Assad's rule. It's unlikely to affect the course of Syria's popular uprising, which the UN says has killed more than 9,000 people in 13-months.
Syria's opposition says it will observe a general strike and boycott the voting for the 250-seat parliament.