A dictator cowing before enraged citizens is something the Arab World is going to have to get used to. This is no longer the period when Arab strongment could ride roughshod over the backs of his people. There may be hope for ar real Aerab Spring some years off.
Monitor: Airstrikes hit Islamic State stronghold in Syria, killing at least 13 (Reuters)
from the article: Egypt's Morsi rescinds decree that sparked protests