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  • IAEA chief Yukiya Amano (AP Photo)

    U.S., allies try to report Syria to U.N. on nuke issue

    The United States and its allies pushed ahead Wednesday with efforts to bring Syria before the U.N. Security Council for failure to cooperate with the International Atomic Energy Agency, despite opposition from China and Russia.


  • Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan (AP Photo)

    More Syrian refugees cross into Turkey

    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday that his country will continue to accept the hundreds of Syrian refugees who are fleeing their nation's violence, but he urged Syria's government to adopt reforms aimed at ending the unrest.


  • **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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • Palestinians run from tear gas fired by Israeli soldiers (not seen) during a demonstration in the West Bank village of Dir Al-hatab, near Nablus, on Sunday, June 5, 2011. The Palestinians were marking the anniversary of the Arab defeat in the 1967 Mideast war. (AP Photo/Nasser Ishtayeh)

    20 dead as Israeli troops fire along Syrian border

    Israeli troops opened fire Sunday at a crowd of pro-Palestinian protesters who tried to break into the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights from neighboring Syria, killing as many as 20 people and wounding scores in a burst of violence marking the Arab defeat in the 1967 Mideast war.


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Pro-Palestinian demonstrators try to rescue a man after he was shot by Israeli troops along the border between Israel and Syria in the Golan Heights on Sunday. Israeli troops opened fire across the Syrian frontier to disperse hundreds of protesters who stormed the border.

    Scores shot on Israeli border with Syria

    Israeli troops opened fire Sunday at a crowd of pro-Palestinian demonstrators who tried to break into the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights from neighboring Syria.


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