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  • This image from amateur video made available by the Ugarit News group and shot on Jan. 29, 2012, purports to show a funeral in Damascus, Syria. The Syrian military launched an offensive to regain control of suburbs on the eastern edge of Damascus, storming neighborhoods and clashing with groups of army defectors in fierce fighting that sent residents fleeing and killed at several people, activists said. (Associated Press/Ugarit News Group via APTN)

    Clinton: U.S. condemns uptick in Syrian crackdown

    The Obama administration on Monday condemned Syrian President Bashar Assad's violent 10-month-long crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in his country.

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

    Western effort to end Assad's crackdown fails

    Syria's president threatened a regional war if the West intervenes in his country's uprising.

  • ** FILE ** Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (center) speaks during a weekly Cabinet meeting in Jerusalem on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011. Also attending are Cabinet Secretary Zvi Houser (right) and Deputy Prime Minister Silvan Shalom (left). (AP Photo/Tara Todras-Whitehill, Pool)

    Netanyahu: Palestinian statehood bid will fail

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu predicted on Sunday that the Palestinians' quest for U.N. membership would fail because it bypasses negotiations with the Jewish state, and said he was working closely with Washington to ensure the statehood bid withers in the U.N. Security Council.

  • ON TRIAL: Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak lies on a hospital gurney in a cage of mesh and bars in a Cairo courtroom Wednesday as his trial begins. (Egyptian State TV via Associated Press)

    Arab Spring sees a trial in Egypt, tanks in Syria

    Egypt's ousted ruler faced charges of corruption and murder inside a courtroom cage in Cairo on Wednesday as Syrian tanks shelled the restive northern city of Hama in an ongoing crackdown that drew the condemnation of the U.N. Security Council.

  • Austrian Foreign Minister Michael Spindelegger (right) welcomes Mahmoud Jibril, executive bureau chairman of the Transitional National Council in Libya, for talks in Vienna, Austria, on Thursday, June 30, 2011. (AP Photo/Hans Punz)

    Britain sends body armor, police uniforms to Libya

    Libya's opposition leader said Thursday that rebels need more weapons and funding, as Britain offered new body armor and uniforms for civilian police officers in the country's eastern cities.

  • Tens of thousands of Sudanese are fleeing from the contested north-south border region of Abyei. The top U.S. official in the region warned of a humanitarian crisis over the north's invasion. (Associated Press)

    U.N. report warns of regional 'ethnic cleansing' in Sudan

    A confidential report by the United Nations warns that the invasion by Sudan's military of the contested Abyei region could lead to "ethnic cleansing" if the tens of thousands of residents who have fled are not able to return.

  • Homes burn in Abyei, Sudan, on Monday. Armed men burned and looted the disputed oil-rich province on Monday, the U.N. mission there said. (Associated Press)

    Sudan jeopardizes removal from terrorist list

    Sudanese President Omar Bashir risks losing an opportunity to get his country off a U.S. terrorist list and normalize relations with Washington, if he continues ignoring demands to withdraw troops from the disputed oil-rich province of Abyei, a senior U.S. official said Monday.

  • HOLMES: Prejudices, double standards in Libya rationales

    I've been reading blogs that try to list all the ways President Obama's intervention in Libya is not like former President George W. Bush's Iraq operation in 2003. There are differences, of course, but most of the explanations presented are transparent attempts to demonstrate that Mr. Obama's intervention is legitimate but Mr. Bush's wasn't. It's essentially a double standard.

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