Time to shift gears

Syria's Vice President Farouk al-Shara (2nd L), Prime Minister Riyad Hijab (5th L), Assistant Secretary of the ruling Baath Party in Syria Mohammed Saeed Bekheitan (4th R), current Defense Minister General Fahad Jassim al-Freij (L) and other senior officials. (REUTERS/Sana/Handout)

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on August 07, 2012, on page 7.




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