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Cheryl K. Chumley

Cheryl K. Chumley

Cheryl Chumley is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times. Previously, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times' digital aggregation product, Times247. She's also a 2008-2009 Robert Novak journalism fellow with The Phillips Foundation. She can be reached at

Articles by Cheryl K. Chumley

A Free Syrian Army fighter walks on rubble of a base destroyed from a Syrian forces airstrike, at Jabal al-Zaweya village of Sarjeh, in Idlib, Syria, Monday Feb. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

Syrian military targets Aleppo, leaving at least 141 dead

A human rights group reports that military forces for Syrian President Bashar Assad have shot several ballistic missiles into the rebel stronghold city of Aleppo, leaving at least 141 adults and children dead. Published February 26, 2013

Israeli explosives experts stand by an rocket fired from the northern Gaza Strip that landed near the coastal city of Ashkelon, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. It was the first such projectile from the Palestinian territory to hit Israel since Israel-Gaza hostilities last November. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

Israel hit by rocket from Gaza Strip, as tensions mount

Police say a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip caused damage just south of the city of Ashkelon, as tensions continue to mount between Israelis and Palestinians, just weeks before President Obama is due to make his first visit to the area. Published February 26, 2013

** FILE ** In this Wednesday, May 24, 2006, file photo, tourists take a hot air balloon tour over Luxor, Egypt. (AP Photo/Mohammed Anan, File)

Hot air balloon crash in Egypt kills 19

At least 19 have been reported killed after the hot air balloon they were riding crashed near Luxor, one of Egypt's top tourist destinations, according to a report from a security official. Published February 26, 2013

Iran dismisses 'Argo' as 'advertisement for the CIA'

Iran's state-run media dismissed the award-winning "Argo" as little more than propaganda, calling it an "advertisement for the CIA" and characterizing it as offensive to Muslims. Published February 25, 2013

** FILE ** U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry listens to a reporter's question during a joint news conference with Britain's Foreign Secretary William Hague, not seen, following their meeting in central London, Monday, Feb. 25, 2013. This is the first overseas trip for the U.S. Secretary of State in his new role. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, pool)

Secretary of State John Kerry invents new country: 'Kyrzakhstan'

Newly minted Secretary of State John Kerry is sweeping through Europe and the Middle East on a nine-nation tour, meeting with top global heads to forge diplomatic relations — and, apparently, even creating new countries. Published February 25, 2013

Scientists discover lost continent under Indian Ocean

Scientists say they have discovered an entire continent under the Indian Ocean that had detached itself from the then-supercontinent of Rodina and disappeared millions of years ago. Published February 25, 2013