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  • Abbas Hammoud, one of the nine Lebanese Shiite pilgrims who were kidnapped by a rebel faction in northern Syria in May 2012, is embraced by his relatives upon his arrival at Rafik Hariri International Airport in Beirut on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. His release was part of an ambitious three-way deal cutting across the Syrian civil war. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

    Syrian peace conference set for November; bomb blast kills 30 in Hama

    An international conference aimed at ending Syria's civil war will be held in Geneva in late November, the head of the Arab League said Sunday, after weeks of diplomacy to bring the opposing sides to the negotiating table.


  • Attendees at an Arab League conference on Syria on Monday, July 2, 2012, in Cairo include (from left) Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu; Khalid Al Attiya, Qatar minister of state for international cooperation; Iraqi Foreign Affairs Minister Hoshyar Zebari; Arab League Secretary-General Nabil Elaraby; Sheik Sabah Khalid Al Hamad Al Sabah, the Kuwaiti foreign minister; Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohammed Kamel Amr; and Palestinian envoy Nasser Al Qudwa. (AP Photo)

    Syrian opposition makes new push to unite

    The Arab League chief urged exiled Syrian opposition figures to unite at a meeting Monday as a new Western effort to force President Bashar Assad from power faltered. Another 85 soldiers, including a general, fled to Turkey in a growing wave of defections.


  • Lebanese and Syrian activists hold Syrian revolutionary flags on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, during a candlelight vigil in downtown Beirut in mourning Syrians killed since the uprising against President Bashar Assad's regime began in March. The banner in Arabic reads, "2012 Syria is free." (Associated Press)

    Arab League: Syrian tanks withdraw, killings go on

    Syrian security forces are still killing anti-government protesters despite the presence of foreign monitors in the country, the head of the Arab League said Monday. But he insisted the observer mission has yielded important concessions from the Damascus regime, such as the withdrawal of heavy weapons from cities.


  • An anti-Syrian-regime protester waves a Syrian revolutionary flag during a demonstration in Cairo on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011, to show support for Syrian protesters. The Arabic placard reads, "Syrian people say: No for talks, get out." (AP Photo)

    Heavy gunfire in central, north Syria; 11 killed

    A barrage of gunfire by security forces that left residents cowering in their homes killed at least nine people and wounded several others Wednesday in Homs, a hotbed of opposition to President Bashar Assad's autocratic regime, activists and residents said.


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