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  • This image made from amateur video and released by Bambuser on Saturday, April 14, 2012, purports to show smoke from shelling in Homs, Syria. (AP Photo/Bambuser via AP Video)

    Syrian truce eroding as first U.N. monitors head to Damascus

    Syria's 4-day-old cease-fire appeared to be eroding quickly on Sunday, with regime forces firing dozens of tank shells and mortar rounds at neighborhoods in the opposition stronghold of Homs, hours before the arrival of a first team of U.N. truce monitors.

  • Smoke rises following attacks on Sunday, April 15, 2012, by Taliban militants on three neighborhoods of Kabul, Afghanistan, that are home to government buildings, Western embassies and NATO facilities. (AP Photo/AP Video)

    Taliban attacks Afghan capital, 3 other cities

    The Taliban launched a series of coordinated attacks on at least seven sites across the Afghan capital on Sunday, targeting NATO headquarters, the parliament and diplomatic residences. Militants also launched near-simultaneous assaults in three other eastern cities.

  • In this photo provided by the United Nations, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks via telephone to with U.N.-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan from his hotel room in Geneva, Switzerland, on Thursday, April 12, 2012, the deadline for the cease-fire in Syria. (AP Photo/The United Nations, Evan Schneider)

    U.N. approves first observers for Syria

    For the first time since the Syrian conflict began more than a year ago, the U.N. Security Council on Saturday united behind a legally binding resolution calling for violence to end immediately and peace talks to begin.

  • More violence in Bahrain after F1 gets go-ahead

    Violence erupted in Bahrain between police and protesters on Friday, hours after Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone declared the Gulf nation safe to host a grand prix next week.

  • China's Ambassador Li Baodong, third from right, arrives for consultations at the United Nations on Friday, April 13, 2012. The United Nations Security Council is planning an emergency meeting to discuss Thursday's failed rocket launch by North Korea. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    Pentagon: U.S. must keep a close eye on North Korea

    North Korea's three-stage rocket launch, though a failure, is still a violation of international law, the Pentagon said Friday.

  • Violence flares in Bahrain after F1 gets go-ahead

    Protesters hurled firebombs and riot police fired tear gas Friday, hours after Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone declared the Gulf nation safe to host a Grand Prix race next week.

  • This image made from amateur video released by the Shaam News Network and accessed Thursday, April 12, 2012, purports to show a Syrian military armored vehicle in Idlib, Syria. The Associated Press cannot independently verify the content, date, location or authenticity of this material. (AP Photo/Shaam News Network via AP video)

    Syrian protesters test fragile truce

    In the first major test of a U.N.-brokered truce, tens of thousands of Syrians poured into the streets Friday for anti-government protests, activists said. Security forces used live fire, tear gas and beat some protesters, but there was no immediate sign of widescale shelling, sniper attacks or other potential violations of the cease-fire.

  • Illustration by John Camejo for The Washington Times

    COFFEY: Thatcherism still strong - in Tbilisi

    In April 1987, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher visited Moscow and Tbilisi on what she described as "the most fascinating and most important visit" she had made as prime minister. The Iron Lady's visit fully revealed the cracks in the Soviet system and gave her the resolve to work with President Reagan to break the tyranny of communism.

  • World Briefs: New initiatives promised in Iran talks with West

    Iran's top nuclear negotiator says his country will offer new initiatives in weekend talks with world powers over Tehran's controversial nuclear program, Iranian state media reported Thursday.

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