Bashar al-Assad, the Syrian president, has accepted the resignation
of the country's government, following two weeks of anti-government
protests that have gripped Syria.
"President Assad accepts the government's resignation," an announcement on state television said on Tuesday.
The government has little power in Syria, where power is concentrated in the hand of Assad, his family and the security apparatus. Otari has been prime minister since 2003.
The 32-member cabinet will continue running the country's affairs until the formation of a new government.A new cabinet is to be formed in 24 hours, sources have told Al Jazeera.