Assad Reshuffles Cabinet

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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has sacked 7 ministers in an effort to reshuffle the financial and social departments of his cabinet.

The country is in a disastrous recession as an internal conflict has stretched on for almost two years.

The World Bank says Syria's GDP has shrunk by 20 percent.

Some estimates say unemployment could hit 50 percent by the end of 2013.
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