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  • A Syrian man (left) stands in front of a building that was damaged after two bombs exploded near a military compound in Idlib, Syria, on Monday, April 30, 2012. (AP Photo/SANA)

    Suicide blasts kill 9 in Syrian city of Idlib

    Two suicide bombers blew up cars rigged with explosives near a military compound and a hotel in a city in northwestern Syria on Monday, killing at least nine people and wounding nearly 100, state media said.


  • Norwegian Maj. Gen. Robert Mood, head of the U.N. observer team in Syria, is seen next to a portrait of Syrian President Bashar Assad in Damascus, Syria, on Sunday, April 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Bassem Tellawi)

    Head of U.N. mission in Syria urges halt to violence

    The head of the U.N. observer mission in Syria on Sunday called on President Bashar Assad and the country's opposition to stop fighting and allow a tenuous cease-fire to take hold.


  • This image made from amateur video released by Shaam News Network and accessed Friday, April 27, 2012, purports to show the head of the U.N. observer team, Col. Ahmed Himmiche, center, walking in Daraa, Syria. The Associated Press cannot independently verify the content, date, location or authenticity of this material. (AP Photo/Shaam News Network via AP video)

    Syria accuses U.N. chief of encouraging 'terrorists'

    A Syrian state-run newspaper accused U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday of encouraging "terrorist" rebel attacks by focusing his criticism on the government, while other government media reported that the navy foiled an infiltration attempt by gunmen who tried to land on the Syrian coast in rubber boats.


  • In this image made from amateur video released by Shaam News Network and accessed Thursday, April 26, 2012, a Syrian man holds the Syrian revolutionary flag during a demonstration in Hama, Syria. The Associated Press cannot independently verify the content, date, location or authenticity of this material. (AP Photo/Shaam News Network via AP video)

    Syria says suicide bomber kills 10 in Damascus

    A suicide bomber blew himself up across the street from a mosque in the Syrian capital Friday, killing at least 10 people and wounding nearly 30, state TV said. Thousands of Syrians protested elsewhere to denounce persistent violence by President Bashar Assad's regime.


  • Syrian protesters gather around U.N. observers during their visit to the restive suburb of Douma, outside Damascus, Syria, on Monday, April 23, 2012. (AP Photo)

    Activists: Syrian forces resume shelling

    Activists said Syrian troops on Wednesday fired mortar shells and machine guns at a Damascus suburb that was visited repeatedly by U.N. observers, prompting calls for the international mission to stay on in flashpoints to prevent regime attacks.


  • World Briefs: 1 billion tourists expected this year

    The U.N.'s World Trade Organization says 1 billion people will cross international borders as tourists this year for the first time.


  • A U.N. observer and a Syrian army officer (left) listen to citizens during a visit to pro-Syrian-regime neighborhoods in Homs province of central Syria on Monday, April 23, 2012. (AP Photo/SANA)

    Syrian rebels target security officials in Damascus

    Rebels seeking to topple Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime launched three separate attacks on his security forces around Damascus on Tuesday, killing two ranking officers and rocking the capital with a booby-trapped car, activists and state media said.


  • A United Nations vehicle passes under a Syrian flag held by supporters of President Bashar Assad in Homs on Monday. Syrian troops armed with heavy machine guns killed dozens in the central city of Hama after the U.N. visit. (Sana via Associated Press)

    Activists: Dozens killed after U.N. visit to monitor Syrian cease-fire

    Syrian troops armed with heavy machine guns killed dozens in the central city of Hama on Monday, activists said, shortly after chanting protesters welcomed a visit by a U.N. team sent to observe a shaky cease-fire.


  • President Obama speaks April 23, 2012, at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington. (Associated Press)

    At Holocaust Museum, Wiesel challenges Obama over Israel policy

    President Obama toured the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Monday and called it a reminder that nations too often do not do enough to prevent atrocities, even as his host challenged him to do more about the killing of civilians in Syria and the threat posed by Iran.


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