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Syrian military intelligence appears to be providing assistance to the U.N. special tribunal investigating the murder of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri to shield Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (above) from blame.
**FILE** Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday called Israel's plan to construct new housing units in West Bank settlements despite U.S. calls for a building freeze “completely unacceptable.” (Associated Press)
Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi gives a warm welcome in Tripoli in August 2009 to Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, the only person convicted in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103. (Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)
GAZA CITY, GAZA STRIP -In this file photo, masked Hamas militants march during a demonstration supporting Hamas' Spiritual Leader Sheikh Ahmed Yassin on January 16, 2004, in Gaza City, Gaza Strip. Thousands of Palestinians demonstrated in Gaza Strip towns and refugee camps after the Israeli deputy defense minister stated that "Yassin is marked for death" following a suicide bombing that killed three Israeli soldiers and a security officer in Gaza. (Photo by Abid Katib/Getty Images)
**FILE** An Air Force F-22 Raptor executes a supersonic flyby over the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis in the Gulf of Alaska. Production will be stopped at 187 Raptors. (Associated Press/U.S. Navy)
** FILE ** Gary McKinnon, shown in this file photo from 2009, is charged with breaking into computers belonging to NASA, the Department of Defense and several branches of the U.S. military. (Associated Press)
Camp Justice is the site of the U.S. war-crimes tribunal compound on U.S. Naval Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Prosecutors are moving forward with investigations and trial preparation while waiting for the completion of case reviews ordered by President Obama in January.
Opposition supporters participate in a mass protest in Tbilisi against Mr. Saakashvili late last month. The embattled leader faces pressure to resign amid efforts to rebuild the country following a brief war with Russia last year. (Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)
Georgian protesters wearing cowls rally in Tbilisi last week to demand the resignation of President Mikhail Saakashvili, who led his nation in a war with Russia in 2008 in a failed effort to keep control of breakaway provinces South Ossetia and Abkhazia. (Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)
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More than 2.5 million people have been driven into refugee camps as a result of the Sudanese government's scorched-earth policy in the troubled Darfur region. The policy has flattened villages and killed about 300,000 people.
A Tiananmen rebel exiled in Taiwan, renowned for his courage, charisma and extraordinary personal narrative, has declared his candidacy for a seat as an independent in the island democracy's parliament called the Legislative Yuan.
Actor Gary Sinise met with The Washington Times on Monday, May 25, 2009 before emceeing the Memorial Day parade downtown. Mr. Sinise discussed his active role in supporting the troops. He said he doesn't consider himself a political activist, but rather a concerned citizen who wants to help. (Barbara L. Salisbury / The Washington Times)
A display of flags in Shanksville, Pa., stand in memory of the 40 passengers and crew members of United Flight 93 who were killed on Sept. 11, 2001. A permanent memorial is planned by the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attack. (Associated Press/File)
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Contractors of the U.S. security firm Blackwater secure the site of a roadside attack near the Iranian Embassy in Baghdad in 2005. The firm, whose guards were accused of fatally shooting 17 Iraqi civilians in 2007, left Baghdad on Thursday.
** FILE ** Academy Award-winning actor Robert Duvall, who greets Zann Miner, president of Friends of Wilderness Battlefield in May 2009, says he is against the proposed Walmart Supercenter development because of its proximity to the Civil War battlefield. (AP Photo)