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Syrian opposition groups set rules for ‘transition’

Syrian opposition groups set rules for ‘transition’

The Syrian National Council (SNC) opposition group has signed a political agreement with another faction of dissidents laying the ground…
Hundreds of thousands of Syrians protest govt

Hundreds of thousands of Syrians protest govt

BEIRUT — Hundreds of thousands of Syrians poured into the streets across the nation Friday in the largest protests in…
US Congress frees up $40 million for Palestinians

US Congress frees up $40 million for Palestinians

The US State Department said Congress has released US$40 million in aid to the Palestinians, part of the nearly $200…
Syrian troops deploy, opposition calls for marches

Syrian troops deploy, opposition calls for marches

BEIRUT — Syrian security forces fanned out in cities and deployed snipers on rooftops Friday as the opposition called on…
Israeli air strike on Gaza kills one, injures one

Israeli air strike on Gaza kills one, injures one

GAZA CITY — An Israeli air strike east of Gaza City on Friday killed one man and injured at least…
Turkish air strikes kill 23 Kurds near Iraq

Turkish air strikes kill 23 Kurds near Iraq

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey — Turkish air strikes killed 23 Kurdish villagers in the southeast near the Iraqi border early Thursday, an…
Human Rights Watch accuses Syrian authorities of hiding detainees

Human Rights Watch accuses Syrian authorities of hiding detainees

BEIRUT — Human Rights Watch is accusing Syrian authorities of hiding hundreds of detainees from Arab League monitors now in…
North Korean heir leads funeral for Kim Jong Il

North Korean heir leads funeral for Kim Jong Il

PYONGYANG, North Korea — Tens of thousands of North Koreans lined the snowy streets of Pyongyang on Wednesday, wailing and…
Arab League monitors in Syria head to Homs

Arab League monitors in Syria head to Homs

Arab League peace monitors headed on Tuesday to the Syrian city of Homs on a mission to assess whether Syria…
Philippine floods death toll jumps to nearly 1500

Philippine floods death toll jumps to nearly 1500

MANILA, Philippines — The death toll from flash floods that swept away entire villages in the southern Philippines climbed to…
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