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Syria's civil war has become so dire that some Islamic clerics are telling starving Syrians to eat cats and dogs.
In 2002, following the outbreak of the Palestinian intifada and its onslaught of terrorist attacks against Israeli citizens, to protect itself Israel began constructing a security and separation barrier — also known as a "terrorism-prevention security fence" — along and within the West Bank. Upon completion, the barrier, most of it built along the 1949 Armistice Lines (or "Green Line") — is expected to be more than 400 miles in length.
The Obama administration responded with caution Tuesday to a new Iranian offer to scale back — but not eliminate — its uranium enrichment program and allow increased international monitoring in exchange for the lifting of U.S.-led sanctions that have damaged the Islamic republic's economy and oil industry in recent years.
Last week, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) "for its extensive efforts to eliminate chemical weapons." The official ceremony will take place in Oslo on Dec. 10.
A car bombing in a rebel-held northwestern town in Syria killed at least 15 people and wounded dozens on Monday, setting cars on fire and sending people running in panic, two activist groups said.
Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday that Syria President Bashar Assad has no future and must be removed from power — a somewhat confusing stance given the recent praise he gave the regime for cooperating with a Russia-forged chemical weapons deal.
Two mortar shells hit Syria's capital Saturday near a hotel where international chemical inspectors and United Nations staff are staying, state media and a hotel guest said.
The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons won this year's Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for its efforts to stop the chemical warfare that has haunted the world from Hitler's gas chambers to the battlefields of Syria.
The head of the government of Gibraltar is urging the U.S. to take sides with the British territory in its latest dispute with Spain, which demands sovereignty over the promontory that it claims is an illegal colony.