Syria’s Interior Ministry announced today that voters had approved constitutional reforms. The referendum was dismissed by Western leaders as a sham.The government's reform effort follows a gathering of Western leaders and Syrian opposition groups in Tunisia over the weekend.
The civil war in Sri Lanka ended in 2009 after 26 years of conflict. Both sides – the majority Sinhalese and the minority Tamils – committed countless acts of terror and violence. The ruthless final push by the Sinhalese army went largely unseen by independent observers.