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  • In this citizen journalism image provided by the Local Coordination Committees in Syria and released Feb. 1, 2012, an anti-Syrian regime protester holds a poster in Arabic that reads, "to the Syrian freedom soldiers, our hearts are bases for you," as he walks during a demonstration in Idlib Province, north Syria. (Associated Press/Local Coordination Committees in Syria)

    Activists say 23 dead in Syria violence

    Deadly clashes erupted between government troops and rebels in suburbs of the Syrian capital and villages in the country's south Friday, sparking fighting that killed at least 23 people, including nine soldiers, activists said.


  • In this citizen journalism image provide by the Local Coordination Committees in Syria and released Feb. 1, 2012, an anti-Syrian regime protester holds an Arabic poster that reads, "tomorrow we shall remember a year's passing since the birth of death," as she walks during a demonstration in Idlib Province, north Syria. (Associated Press/Local Coordination Committees in Syria)

    Rights group says Syrian forces target children

    Syrian forces have detained and tortured children as young as 13 as President Bashar Assad's regime tries to crush a nearly 11-month-old uprising, Human Rights Watch said Friday, as fresh clashes erupted between regime troops and rebels in the country's south.


  • Egyptian protestors stand Feb. 3, 2012, in front of riot police to stop others from throwing stones during clashes near the Interior Ministry in downtown Cairo. A volunteer doctor says police and protesters angry over a deadly soccer riot have clashed for the second day in the Egyptian capital, and that one man died in the latest violence. (Associated Press)

    5 killed in Egypt clashes over deadly soccer riot

    Police fired salvos of tear gas and birdshot Friday at rock-throwing protesters in Cairo as popular anger over a deadly soccer riot spilled over into a second day of street violence that left at least five people dead and more than 1,500 injured nationwide, officials said.


  • In this citizen journalism image provided by the Local Coordination Committees in Syria and released Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, an anti-Syrian regime protester, holds a poster with caricature depicting the Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, left, and Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, 2nd left, pumping up their ally Syrian President Bashar Assad, centre, as she walks during a demonstration in Idlib Province, north Syria. Russia's deputy defense minister says Moscow will not stop arms sales to Syria. Russian state news agencies quoted Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov on Thursday as saying Russia is not violating any international obligations. Arabic on the poster reads, "free people of occupied Kfarnebel." (AP Photo/Local Coordination Committees in Syria)

    Syrian activists: 200 dead in government assault

    Syrian forces unleashed a barrage of mortars and artillery on the battered city of Homs for hours before dawn on Saturday, sending terrified residents fleeing into basements and killing more than 200 people in what appeared to be the bloodiest episode in the nearly 11-month-old uprising, activists said.


  • Defense Secretary Leon Panetta speaks Feb. 3, 2012, to service members at Ramstein Air Base in Germany. (Associated Press)

    Panetta: Pressure must be kept on Iran

    U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Friday the key to stopping Iran from getting a nuclear bomb is keeping global support for tough economic sanctions.


  • **FILE** Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton (left) meets with Kyrgyzstan President Roza Otunbayeva in Bishkek on Dec. 2, 2010. (Associated Press)

    Kyrgyz protest against U.S. air base cites environmental concerns

    Protesters outside the U.S. Embassy in Bishkek last week demanded an end to the U.S. military presence in Kyrgyzstan, waving placards that read: "Obama, respond to us!" and "Yankee, leave our land!"


  • U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta (left) speaks with NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen during a meeting of NATO defense ministers at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

    NATO ministers mull Afghan drawdown

    NATO's top official joined the U.S. and France on Thursday in calling for Afghan forces to take the lead in all combat operations by mid-2013.


  • ** FILE ** Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. (Associated Press)

    Palestinian Authority likely to welcome back Hamas

    A Palestinian government that incorporates Hamas is likely to be formed this month, senior Palestinian officials told The Washington Times.


  • Martha Mulligan of Washington, D.C. sings a song she wrote called "We Need a New New Deal" at the Freedom Plaza Occupy encampment on Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, the day that Park Police said they would begin to enforce the no camping laws. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

    Occupy D.C. denied anti-eviction ruling

    A federal judge on Thursday denied a request by members of the Occupy D.C. protest for an injunction that would prevent police from seizing their tents and evicting them from camps they have established in city parks.


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