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  • Embassy Row

    Standing by a statue dedicated to freedom, Aldona Wos remembered a childhood under communism and the inspiration of her heroic father, who saved Jews and survived a Nazi concentration camp.

  • **FILE** In this photo taken during a government-organized tour for the media, Syrian soldiers and armored vehicles arrive in Istabraq village near the northern town of Jisr al-Shughour, Syria, on June 11, 2011. (Associated Press)

    Syrian army regains control of restive border town

    Under the rattle of heavy gunfire and loud explosions, Syrian troops on Sunday regained control of a restive northwestern town, clashing with mutinous soldiers whose decision to side with armed protesters posed a potent threat to the authoritarian regime.

  • Bahraini Shiite Muslims chant slogans to free prisoners during a sermon Friday, June 10, 2011, in Diraz, Bahrain. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)

    U.S. defense sales to Bahrain rose before crackdown

    The U.S. government approved $200 million in military sales from American firms to Bahrain in 2010, months before the autocratic regime was rocked by instability amid a harsh crackdown on protesters, according to a State Department report.

  • ** FILE ** This Aug. 8, 1998, file photo shows the United States Embassy, left, and other damaged buildings in downtown Nairobi, Kenya, the day after terrorist bombs in Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. (AP Photo/Dave Caulkin, File)

    Somali officials: 1998 U.S. Embassy blasts suspect dead, worked for al Qaeda

    The al Qaeda operative behind the 1998 U.S. Embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania has been killed, a Somali official said Saturday.

  • ** FILE ** In this file photo dated Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011, Somali's Interior Minister Abdishakur Sheik Hassan, centre, is escorted by Somali soldiers in Mogadishu, Somalia. (AP Photo/Mohamed Sheikh Nor)

    Somali militants claim minister's killing

    Somalia's al Qaeda-linked militant group on Saturday claimed responsibility for an explosion that killed the country's interior minister, and said they did so because the minister was "an obstacle" to its endeavor to topple the struggling government.

  • Anti-government protesters and relatives of a defected army soldier, who was killed recently in clashes with Yemeni security forces, carry his body during a funeral procession in Sanaa, Yemen, on June 10, 2011. (Associated Press)

    Yemen protesters demand wounded leader's ouster

    Nearly 100,000 Yemenis protested Friday in a main square of the capital demanding that the wounded president, currently outside the country, be removed from power.

  • A Syrian refugee holds a baby in a camp set up by Turkish Red Cresdent in Turkish town of Yayladagi in Hatay province, Turkey, Friday, June 10, 2011. The region borders Turkey, which said Wednesday it would open the border to Syrians fleeing violence. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

    32 dead in Syrian crackdown and assault on north

    Syrian forces shelled a town in the country's restive north and opened fire on scattered protests nationwide, killing at least 32 people on Friday, activists said. Hundreds of Syrians streamed across the border into Turkey, trying to escape the violence.

  • **FILE** In this photo from May 27, 2009, Ahmed Ali Saleh, the son of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, attends an event in Sanaa, Yemen. (Associated Press)

    Son of Yemen leader digs in to keep father's power

    Yemen's president, out of the country recuperating from wounds from an attack on his palace, still has a powerful hand on the ground at home: his son. Ahmed Ali Saleh commands Yemen's most highly trained troops, has them deployed in the streets of the capital and seems determined to preserve his father's rule against enormous pressure at home and abroad.

  • Somali protesters set fires outside the Medina hotel which accommodates Somali MPs in southern Mogadishu, Somalia, on June 10, 2011, where protesters took to the streets for the second day in support of current Prime Minister Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo. (Associated Press)

    Official: Somali minister killed in blast

    An explosion Friday in the home of Somalia's interior minister killed him and a woman suspected of being a bomber as violent demonstrations swept the capital.

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