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  • Syrians chant slogans during a demonstration in the Zabadani neighborhood of Damascus, Syria, on Friday, May 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Fadi Zaidan)

    Bomb explodes near top U.N. officials in Syria

    A roadside bomb exploded in a restive suburb of the Syrian capital as senior U.N. officials toured the area on Sunday. The blast blew off the front of a parked vehicle but caused no casualties.

  • World Briefs: Israelis mark 45 years since E. Jerusalem's seizure

    Israeli ministers held a special Cabinet meeting at Ammunition Hill on Sunday to celebrate Jerusalem Day, when the Jewish state captured the Arab eastern sector 45 years ago during the Six-Day War.

  • **FILE** Syrian President Bashar Assad (Associated Press/SANA)

    Largest protests yet in Syrian city of Aleppo

    Syrian security forces fired tear gas and live ammunition to disperse thousands rallying Friday in the northern city of Aleppo, which activists said saw the largest turnout since the start of the uprising against President Bashar Assad in March 2011.

  • **FILE** Syrian President Bashar Assad (Associated Press)

    Syrian opposition group fractured as leader pledges to resign

    Syria's main opposition group is in disarray, and its leader Thursday offered to step down, nearly 15 months after the start of an uprising aimed at toppling President Bashar Assad's regime.

  • Syrian President Bashar Assad, in a speech Tuesday at Damascus University, said he would not step down and insisted that he still has his people's support despite a 10-month-old uprising against him. (SANA via Associated Press)

    Syrian opposition head offers to resign

    Syria's main opposition council is crumbling under the weight of infighting and divisions over issues that cut to the heart of the revolution, including accusations that the movement is becoming as autocratic as the regime it wants to drive out.

  • **FILE** Syrian President Bashar Assad (Associated Press)

    Assad says mercenaries are behind Syria unrest

    In his first interview since December, Syrian President Bashar Assad insisted Tuesday his regime is fighting back against foreign mercenaries who want to overthrow him, not innocent Syrians aspiring for democracy in a yearlong uprising.

  • ** FILE ** Syrian soldiers are seen through the damaged window of a military truck that was hit by a roadside bomb in Daraa, Syria, on Wednesday, May 9, 2012. The blast occurred just seconds after a team of U.N. observers passed by. (AP Photo/Muzaffar Salman)

    U.N. team evacuated from tense Syrian town

    A team of international observers was evacuated Wednesday from a tense town in northern Syria a day after their convoy was hit by a roadside bomb, a U.N. spokesman said.

  • A Syrian rebel runs for cover in the Sunni district of Jabb al-Jandali in Homs, Syria, on Monday, May 14, 2012.  (AP Photo/Fadi Zaidan)

    Group: Syrian troops target health workers, wounded

    Syrian forces are targeting medical workers and patients who were wounded in the 14-month-old conflict, forcing doctors to scramble to help the injured in makeshift clinics, an international aid agency warned Tuesday.

  • A Sunni gunman (right) points toward a possible target during clashes in the northern port city of Tripoli, Lebanon, on Monday May 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

    Syria conflict destabilizing Lebanon

    Syria's conflict is increasing instability in Lebanon, which already is grappling with sectarian tensions, a crumbling economy, and a weak, divided government even as it so far has avoided the popular uprisings of its Middle East neighbors.

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