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  • Arab states and Western nations push Syria peace talks

    Arab states and Western nations push Syria peace talks
    LONDON – A key group of Arab states and Western nations, including the United States, urged the “moderate opposition” in Syria to attend peace talks aimed at ending the country’s civil war, but underlined their insistence that...
  • Obama at crossroads, largely alone

    Obama at crossroads, largely alone
    WASHINGTON -- The head of the United Nations wants him to give peace a chance. His closest foreign ally backed away. Many in Congress, even in his own party, are wary. Still, the president who was first elected to the White House by decrying wars of...
  • In Syria, fear of spies pervades rebel and government ranks alike

    ALEPPO, Syria — Rebel Col. Abduljabbar Aqidi was at his desk in a repurposed school when an assistant came in and slipped him a piece of paper about his plans for the evening. "Should we go to this operations room, or this one?" the assistant...
  • In Syria, the number of political parties is skyrocketing

    In Syria, the number of political parties is skyrocketing
    ALEPPO, Syria — In the newly opened office of the Islamist Liberation Party, the chairs were still covered with plastic and the walls were bare except for three Islamic black and white flags hanging behind Hisham Baba, the party's spokesman....
  • Syria dismisses top official who reportedly met with American

    Syria dismisses top official who reportedly met with American
    ANTAKYA, Turkey -- The Syrian government on Tuesday dismissed a deputy prime minister who reportedly met last weekend with a top U.S. official working to jump-start peace negotiations on the Syrian crisis. The state-run news agency reported that Qadri...
  • Containing polio

    Containing polio
    Officials at the World Health Organization warned this week that a recent outbreak of polio among children in Syria potentially could threaten the entire region unless urgent steps are taken to halt its spread. The United Nations reported that the two-...
  • U.N. team to probe sites of reported Syrian chemical weapons use

    U.N. team to probe sites of reported Syrian chemical weapons use
    U.N. inspectors have been granted permission to probe three sites in Syria where chemical weapons are suspected to have been used in the nearly 2 1/2-year-old civil war, the world body’s chief announced Wednesday. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-...
  • Muslim Brotherhood defiant as pressure grows to halt Egypt sit-in

    Muslim Brotherhood defiant as pressure grows to halt Egypt sit-in
    CAIRO -- Generators hummed, laundry billowed, men fortified barricades, and boys -- one with a gas mask dangling from his neck -- played soccer amid escalating calls by security forces to break up the sit-in at the Rabaa al Adawiya mosque. Prayer rugs...
  • Edward Snowden asylum 'insignificant' to Russia -- but not to U.S.

    Edward Snowden asylum 'insignificant' to Russia -- but not to U.S.
    Russia’s decision to grant temporary asylum to NSA leaker Edward Snowden is “insignificant” and won’t negatively influence U.S.-Russian relations, an aide to President Vladimir Putin insisted shortly after the American fugitive was...
  • Syria: Attack on weapons depot causes blasts, reportedly kills 40

    Syria: Attack on weapons depot causes blasts, reportedly kills 40
    GAZIANTEP, Turkey -- At least 40 people were killed Thursday in the Syrian city of Homs when opposition rebels attacked a weapons depot with rockets, setting off a series of explosions, according to opposition members. Among the dead were government...
  • Syria opens new front in social media war: Instagram

    Syria opens new front in social media war: Instagram
    AMMAN, Jordan -- With more than 80 posts and 30,000 followers, Syrian President Bashar Assad's Instagram account, opened just over a week ago, is the latest  example of the government's aggressive foray into social media during its more-than two-year...