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  • Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem speaks during a press conference, in Damascus, Syria, on Monday Nov. 14, 2011. (AP Photo/Muzaffar Salman)

    Grenade blasts bring violence to Syrian capital

    Rocket-propelled grenades struck the headquarters of Syria's ruling party Sunday, bringing the violence that has engulfed much of the country to the heart of its capital for the first time, activists said.


  • "If Bashar has the interest of his country, he would step down, but he would also create an ability to reach out and start a new phase of Syrian political life."
- Jordan's King Abdullah

    Jordan's king urges Syria's Assad to step down

    Jordan's King Abdullah said Monday that Syrian President Bashar Assad should step down, making him the first Arab ruler to issue such a call over the regime's deadly crackdown on an 8-month-old uprising.


  • Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem speaks during a joint press conference with his Venezuelan and Cuban counterpats in Damascus, Syria, on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011. (AP Photo/Bassem Tellawi)

    Syria warns countries not to recognize opposition

    Syria's foreign minister warned the international community on Sunday not to recognize a new umbrella council formed by the opposition, threatening "tough measures" against any country that does so.


  • An Egyptian boy sits on the shoulders of a man during a protest against the Syrian regime, in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Aug. 5, 2011.  (AP Photo/Tara Todras-Whitehill)

    Syrian FM pledges elections by year's end

    Syria's foreign minister is promising Syrians "free and fair" general elections by the end of the year.


  • In this photo released by the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), Syrian policemen carry the coffins of police and army members during a funeral procession outside a hospital in the central city of Homs, Syria, on Monday, July 18, 2011. The dead were thought to have been killed during a dangerous escalation in violence stemming from the country's 4-month-old uprising, activists said. The Arabic on the coffin at right reads, "The martyr policeman Mohammed Massoud." (AP Photo/SANA)

    Syria warns U.S., French envoys not to leave capital

    Syria warned the American and French ambassadors Wednesday not to travel outside the capital without permission, two weeks after the two envoys angered the regime by visiting a city that has become the center of the country's 4-month-old uprising.


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