Syria: 25 Dead After Bomb Blast in Damascus

The Takeaway
At least 25 are dead and dozens more are injured after a suicide attacker's bomb detonated in a crowded district in central Damascus, according to Syrian state television. In the second attack on the Syrian capital in two weeks, the attack was carried out on Friday morning in a busy section of the Midan neighborhood. State media blamed "terrorists." The attack  preceded protests scheduled for later Friday. Demonstrators are calling for Arab League peace observers to turn over their mission to the United Nations. Jon Donnison, correspondent for the BBC, reports on the latest from Beirut. Anthony Shadid  of The New York Times  also gives an update on the latest developments.
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