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  • In this image from amateur video, Arab League observers are seen Dec. 30, 2011, at a protest in Idlib, Syria. Hundreds of thousands of Syrians poured into the streets across the nation in the largest protests in months, shouting for the downfall of the regime in a defiant display invigorated by the presence of Arab observers, activists said. (Associated Press/Shaam News Network via APTN)

    Opposition leader: Most Syrians want foreign military action

    A Syrian opposition leader says most of his colleagues now support international military action to oust President Bashar Assad "but they might not be brave enough to express it openly."


  • Taliban, al Qaeda seek help from Pakistani militants to battle U.S.

    Prominent al Qaeda and Afghan Taliban fighters have asked Pakistani militants to set aside their differences and step up support for the battle against U.S.-led forces in Afghanistan, militant commanders said Monday.


  • Yaffa Yarkoni, Israeli wartime singer, dies at 86

    Yaffa Yarkoni, a singer who belted out wartime songs only to become a critic of the Israeli military late in life, died Sunday after a battle with Alzheimer's disease. She was 86.


  • In this Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, photo, people gather at a coffee shop in Fallujah, 40 miles (65 kilometers) west of Baghdad, Iraq. Iraqis are again segregating themselves along sectarian lines, prompted by a political crisis pulling at the explosive Sunni-Shiite divide just weeks after the American withdrawal left Iraq to chart its own future. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

    Fearful, Iraq's Sunnis leave mixed neighborhoods

    The question was disturbing: Why do you live here? Ahmed al-Azami, a Sunni Muslim, has owned a house in Baghdad's Shiite neighborhood of Shaab since 1999. But when Shiite residents recently began questioning why he, a Sunni, was living among them, he decided it was time to leave.


  • Israeli, Palestinian negotiators to meet in Jordan

    The Jordanian government on Sunday said it would host a meeting between Israeli and Palestinian negotiators this week, bringing the sides together for the first time in more than a year.


  • Yarkoni, Israeli wartime singer, dies at 86

    Yaffa Yarkoni, a singer who belted out wartime songs only to become a critic of the Israeli military late in life, has died. She was 86.


  • World Scene

    Riot police in Bahrain fired tear gas, rubber bullets and stun grenades as they clashed Sunday with hundreds of opposition supporters, some hurling Molotov cocktails, following the politically charged funeral of a 15-year-old boy.


  • Armed pharmacy robber in N.Y. is identified; agent shot dead

    Police have identified an armed robber whose clash with an off-duty federal law enforcement agent ended with both shot dead outside a suburban New York pharmacy.


  • French defense minister backs talks with Taliban

    France's defense minister on Sunday backed U.S. efforts to open peace talks with the Taliban, saying a proposed Taliban liaison office outside Afghanistan would provide a venue for those within the radical Islamic movement who are willing to explain their positions.


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