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  • Syrians walk past a Free Syrian Army fighter (left) in the old city of Idlib, Syria, on Monday, March 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

    Syria's Baba Amr is deserted, Red Cross says

    The U.N. humanitarian chief got the first look inside the shattered district of Baba Amr on Wednesday but found most people already had fled the rebellious neighborhood in Homs following a devastating military siege.


  • Protesters stand March 6, 2012, on a crossed picture of Syrian President Bashar Assad during a rally against his regime in front of the Syrian embassy in Belgrade, Serbia. (Associated Press)

    U.S. prepares basic plans to attack Syria

    The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for the first time Wednesday revealed that the United States is preparing basic plans to attack Syria to stop President Bashar Assad from killing unarmed protesters against the government.


  • Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, accompanied by Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey, testifies March 7, 2012, on Capitol Hill before the Senate Armed Services Committee on the crisis in Syria. (Associated Press)

    Panetta: U.S. pledges $10 million in aid to Syrians

    Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta on Wednesday said the U.S. will provide emergency humanitarian assistance to the Syrian people.


  • Iraqi security forces inspect the scene of a car bomb attack in the Mansour neighborhood of Baghdad on Wednesday, March 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

    Double bombing kills 14 in northern Iraq

    Two bombs that exploded in swift succession killed 14 people Wednesday near a crowded restaurant in a midsized city in Iraq's north, officials said.


  • Protesters hold banners that read "Freedom Syria" and "Stop the: lies, stealing, murder" during a March 6, 2012, rally against Syrian President Bashar Assad regime in front of the Syrian embassy in Belgrade, Serbia. (Associated Press)

    2 senators join McCain's call for intervention in Syria

    Two other senators have endorsed Sen. John McCain's call for airstrikes to stop Syrian President Bashar Assad's lethal, 11-month-long crackdown on dissenters.


  • **FILE** Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis testifies July 10, 2010, on Capitol Hill before the Senate Armed Services Committee. (Associated Press)

    General warns of Syrian bioweapons, Iran threat

    The top U.S. commander in the Middle East will warn Congress on Tuesday against efforts to scale back the Navy's presence in the embattled region, saying threats from Iran and elsewhere will require more ships and maritime missile defense capabilities.


  • **FILE** Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah is seen in Beirut on June 2007. (Associated Press/Hezbollah Media Office)

    Leaders: Hamas will sit out if Israel and Iran go to war

    The Islamist militant group Hamas would remain on the sidelines if a war broke out between Israel and Iran, according to a British newspaper's interview with a senior Hamas official.


  • Protesters wave a revolutionary flag on top of a mosque in northern Syria. Regime change in Damascus could break powerful ties with Iran and change the course of defense and foreign policies throughout the Middle East. (Associated Press)

    Rivals use Syria as target on Iran

    Around a gold-draped hall in Saudi Arabia, Gulf envoys listened to their host denounce the Syrian regime as an enemy of its people and the region.


  • A Free Syrian Army fighter holds a home-made grenade as another fighter has a coffee in Idlib, north Syria, on Tuesday. Syria's president defied mounting international pressure to end the year-old crackdown on an uprising against him. (Associated Press)

    Syrian president vows to keep fighting

    Syria's president defied mounting international pressure to end the year-old crackdown on an uprising against him and said Tuesday he is determined to go on fighting what he called "foreign-backed terrorism."


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