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  • **FILE** British Prime Minister David Cameron (Associated Press)

    U.K.'s Cameron says U.N. resolution will condemn Syria

    Prime Minister David Cameron said Britain and France on Wednesday will propose a U.N. resolution that condemns a crackdown in Syria that has killed hundreds.


  • In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA and according to them, Syrian policemen carry the coffins of their comrades who were killed in recent violence in the country, during their funeral procession at the Police Hospital in Damascus, Syria on June 7, 2011. (Associated Press/SANA)

    Mutinous Syrian soldiers behind deaths in north

    Mutinous Syrian soldiers joined forces with protesters after days of crackdowns in a tense northern region, apparently killing dozens of officers and security guards, residents and activists said Tuesday.


  • This photo was released by the Syrian official news agency, SANA, which said Syrian policemen were carrying the coffins of their comrades. Residents fearing retaliation fled the northern region of Jisr al-Shughour, where authorities said weekend clashes between armed men and government troops killed 120 security forces. (Associated Press)

    Soldiers join revolt against Syria's Assad

    Mutinous Syrian soldiers joined forces with protesters after days of crackdowns in a tense northern region, apparently killing dozens of officers and security guards, residents and activists said Tuesday.


  • Syrian-American gay blogger missing in Damascus

    A Syrian-American lesbian blogger known for her frank posts about her sexuality and her open criticism of President Bashar Assad's autocratic rule was detained after weeks on the run in the Syrian capital, her cousin and an activist said Tuesday.


  • Ban Ki-moon

    World Scene

    Armed men killed 120 Syrian security forces and torched government buildings Monday in a northern region where troops have unleashed deadly assaults on protesters for days, Syria said.


  • Israeli troops patrol the border between Israel and Syria near the village of Majdal Shams in the Golan Heights early on Monday, June 6, 2011. Israel braced for more border violence after a day of deadly clashes with pro-Palestinian protesters who tried to surge into the Israeli-controlled Golan from Syria. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

    Syria blocks new protest at Israeli border; toll rises to 23

    Syrian police blocked dozens of pro-Palestinian protesters from approaching the Israeli frontier on Monday. The toll of demonstrators killed trying to break through into the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights rose to 23.


  • Syrian protesters carry national flags during a rally near the Syrian Embassy in Amman, Jordan, on Wednesday, June 1, 2011, as they demand that Syrian President Bashar Assad step down. (AP Photo/Nader Daoud)

    Syrian government troops renew attack on town

    Syrian government troops pounded a central town with artillery and gunfire Thursday, renewing attacks in a restive area that has been largely cut off from outside contact for six days.


  • Girl, 11, among 33 killed by troops

    A government crackdown on two Syrian towns killed at least 33 people, including an 11-year-old girl shot dead by soldiers during a fierce shelling, activists said Wednesday.


  • Residents use rifles, grenades to battle troops

    Residents used automatic rifles and rocket-propelled grenades to repel advancing government troops in central Syria on Monday, putting up a fierce fight for the first time in their two-month-old revolt against President Bashar Assad's autocratic regime.


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