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  • NATO countries may face war crimes inquiry

    Some NATO members are worried that their organization may be investigated by the International Criminal Court after its prosecutor said allegations of crimes committed by NATO in Libya would be examined "impartially and independently," according to diplomats accredited to NATO headquarters.

  • Philippines rejects new Chinese territorial claim

    China has claimed new territory less than 50 miles from a Philippine province, boosting tensions over potentially resource-rich areas of the South China Sea, but the Philippines has dismissed the claim, an official said Monday.

  • "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.

  • Police officers arrests a protester in the Occupy Portland encampment on Nov. 13, 2011, in, Portland, Ore. (Associated Press)

    Police clear out downtown Occupy Oakland camp

    Riot-clad law enforcement officers cleared out Oakland's weeks-old anti-Wall Street encampment just before dawn Monday, arresting Occupy demonstrators and removing tents from a downtown plaza after issuing several warnings over the weekend.

  • Prince William's posting to Falklands defended

    British officials on Sunday defended the deployment of Prince William to the Falkland Islands, after Argentina reportedly condemned the move as a provocative act.

  • Pro-Syrian regime protesters shout slogans and hold portraits of Syrian President Bashar Assad during a demonstration in Damascus, Syria, on Nov. 13, 2011, against the Arab League decision to suspend Syria. (Associated Press)

    With Arab vote, isolation, pressure piles on Syria

    Syria's embattled regime called for an urgent Arab summit Sunday as it faced growing isolation — not only by the West but by its neighbors — amid mounting pressure to end its bloody crackdown against an eight-month uprising.

  • Crowds attack embassies as Syrians react to Arab vote

    Tens of thousands of Syrian government supporters poured into the streets Sunday to protest an Arab League vote to suspend the country's membership, as Turkey sent planes to evacuate diplomatic staff and their families after a night of attacks on embassies.

  • Protesters in Portland, Ore., pack up and leave hours before a mandate from the city to vacate the Occupy Portland Camp on Nov. 12, 2011. (Associated Press)

    Portland police move in on Occupy protesters

    In a tense escalation of the Occupy Portland protest, police in riot gear Sunday surrounded demonstrators in a downtown park area after hundreds of people defied the mayor's order to leave the park by midnight.

  • World Briefs

    Swiss prosecutors will opt to avoid a public trial for three Swiss men suspected of giving nuclear weapons technology and supplies to a rogue network in Pakistan, a newspaper reported Sunday.

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