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  • Calm returns to Syrian refugee camp in Jordan after deadly clash

    AMMAN, Jordan -- The Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan was under heavy police presence and restricted access Sunday, a day after stone-throwing Syrian refugees clashed with anti-riot police, leaving one resident shot to death, according to official and media...
  • Vandals hit 18 statues in Grant Park with graffiti

    Vandals hit 18 statues in Grant Park with graffiti
    An art installation of 26 life-size human sculptures at Grant Park was vandalized overnight when graffiti taggers left their signatures on 18 of the statues. The public art exhibition titled "Borders" are on loan from Icelandic artist Steinunn...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Trinity Alumna And Activist Regan Hofmann To Discuss Stigma Of HIV/AIDS

    HIV/AIDS activist Regan Hofmann, a member of Trinity College's Class of 1989, will deliver a lecture entitled "Sex and Secrets" on Tuesday, April 8 at 4:30 p.m. in the Wean Terrace Rooms in Mather Hall on the Trinity campus, 300 Summit Street. The...
  • Syria ordnance disarming effort will be bigger job than Afghanistan, UN says

    GENEVA The United Nations has recorded 37,000 incidents of heavy weapons use in the three-year Syrian civil war, a staggering frequency that the top U.N. official for disarming mines and discarded munitions warns will plague civilians and humanitarian aid...
  • Rebel assault on Kasab, Syria, revives dark memories for Armenians

    Rebel assault on Kasab, Syria, revives dark memories for Armenians
    BEIRUT — A rebel assault on the northern Syrian town of Kasab near the Turkish border has sparked a furor among Armenians worldwide and revived dark memories of the Ottoman-era genocide. It's unclear how many civilian casualties occurred in the...
  • Afghan presidential vote may be different this time

    Afghan presidential vote may be different this time
    KABUL, Afghanistan — The last time Abdullah Abdullah ran for president of Afghanistan the election devolved into a bloody farce. Votes cast in some areas in 2009 exceeded the number of voters. One in 5 ballots nationwide was tossed out because...
  • Chad to withdraw peacekeeping troops from Central African Republic

    Chad's Foreign Ministry said Thursday that it would withdraw its 850 peacekeeping troops from the African Union mission in the neighboring Central African Republic. The move follows criticism from human rights organizations and Christian militants after...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Passionists International At The United Nations

    Passionists International is the contribution and participation of the Passionist Family to be a voice for the voiceless on the world stage. Come learn about the issues addressed by the Passionists International with emphasis on issues facing women and...
  • Climate activists uncaged

    Finally, someone has come up with a way to settle the debate over climate change: Put the people on the wrong side of the argument in cages. A writer for the website Gawker recently penned a self-described "rant" on the pressing need to arrest, charge...
  • US scrambles to save imperiled Middle East peace talks

    JERUSALEM U.S. officials on Wednesday clung to the idea of revived Middle East peace talks even after tit-for-tat provocations by the Palestinians and Israelis in recent days signaled that Secretary of State John Kerry's signature diplomatic effort was in...
  • Syrian refugees registered in Lebanon top 1 million mark

    BEIRUT — The number of registered Syrian refugees in Lebanon surpassed 1 million Thursday, the United Nations said, marking a “devastating milestone,” even as many more continue to arrive each day. Tiny Lebanon has borne a...