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  • Striking L.A. County social workers arrested in street protest

    Striking L.A. County social workers arrested in street protest
    Seven people were arrested for sitting in the middle of a downtown street in an act of civil disobedience Tuesday during a protest by striking Los Angeles County social workers. County child-welfare workers, represented by Service Employees...
  • Syrian opposition lawyer, three colleagues are kidnapped

    BEIRUT -- A prominent Syrian opposition activist lawyer, Razan Zeitouneh, and three of her colleagues have been kidnapped in a mostly rebel-controlled suburb of Damascus, according to fellow activists and media accounts Tuesday. Also Tuesday,...
  • Ukrainian leader calls for dialogue after police sweep fails

    Ukrainian leader calls for dialogue after police sweep fails
    MOSCOW – Ukraine’s president struck a conciliatory tone Wednesday with opponents of his government, offering dialogue after security forces earlier in the day unsuccessfully tried to clear protesters from the capital’s Independence...
  • Ukraine protesters clash with police, demand president's resignation

    Ukraine protesters clash with police, demand president's resignation
    KIEV, Ukraine -- Ukrainian riot police used force in an attempt to disperse protesters in downtown Kiev on Wednesday, further stoking opposition leaders, who vowed to coax hundreds of thousands into the streets, rejected more negotiations and demanded...
  • Syria peace talks to begin Jan. 22, U.N. says

    Syria peace talks to begin Jan. 22, U.N. says
    BEIRUT -- Long-delayed peace talks designed to end the bloody conflict in Syria will be held on Jan. 22 in Geneva, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced Monday. The so-called Geneva  2 negotiations -- sponsored by the United States...
  • Egypt police fire water cannons on protesters testing new law

    CAIRO -- Egypt’s tough new anti-protest law got its first major test Tuesday when dozens of demonstrators gathered in the capital to protest harsh police tactics -- and were met with drenching water-cannon blasts. The anti-protest measure, which...
  • Thai premier survives no-confidence vote, but protests continue

    NEW DELHI – Thailand’s prime minister easily survived a no-confidence vote Thursday, but hundreds of protesters continued to besiege ministries in the capital as her embattled government sought a way out of its political crisis. Prime...
  • Syrian forces recapture strategic border town

    Syrian forces recapture strategic border town
    BEIRUT — Syrian government forces have recaptured the western border town of Deir Attiyeh, less than a week after rebel forces had seized it in a counteroffensive, according to Syrian state television. Deir Attiyeh, with about 10,000 residents and...
  • Ukraine protesters denounce rejection of EU pact

    Ukraine protesters denounce rejection of EU pact
    KIEV, Ukraine — Ukraine's president faced growing street protests at home Friday after he rejected an agreement to tie his nation's political and economic future to the West, instead keeping intact Ukraine's historical links with Moscow. The...
  • Egypt's political tumult tears apart families, old friendships

    CAIRO — One aunt cursed him to hell, another accused him of murder. The intense family passions were roused when Ahmed Samir posted on Facebook his support for Egypt's deadly crackdown against the Muslim Brotherhood. The proclamation drew Samir...
  • In Syria, no letup in fighting as Ramadan begins

    As the Muslim holy month of Ramadan began Wednesday in Syria, civilians in parts of Aleppo, Homs and the Damascus suburbs remained cut off from food and aid supplies as government and rebel forces tried to besiege each other into submission. Ahmad Jarba,...