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  • Extremist Syrian rebel group accused of mass-executing prisoners

    Extremist Syrian rebel group accused of mass-executing prisoners
    BEIRUT -- An extremist rebel faction operating in Syria is reported to have killed an unknown number of prisoners it abducted near the contested city of Aleppo as its forces came under fire from rival opposition groups, activists said. Many of the...
  • Syrian rebels seize Aleppo headquarters of Al Qaeda-linked group

    Syrian rebels seize Aleppo headquarters of Al Qaeda-linked group
    BEIRUT -- Rebels in Syria seized the headquarters of an Al Qaeda-affiliated group in the city of Aleppo on Wednesday, one day after attempts were made to broker a cease-fire among opposition groups in the northern part of the country. Activists reported...
  • Ukraine opposition leader injured in clash with police

    Ukraine opposition leader injured in clash with police
    MOSCOW -- Ukraine opposition leader Yuri Lutsenko was seriously injured when protesters clashed with riot police in downtown Kiev early Saturday, his spokeswoman said. Shortly after midnight, Lutsenko tried to intervene in a confrontation between...
  • Thailand's premier rejects calls to step down as protests roil Bangkok

    Thailand's premier rejects calls to step down as protests roil Bangkok
    BANGKOK, Thailand – As anti-government protesters continued their siege of the capital, Thailand’s embattled prime minister on Tuesday rejected growing calls for her resignation, saying she had a “duty to preserve democracy.”...
  • Italian official criticizes U.S. for sending gays to Sochi Olympics

    Italian official criticizes U.S. for sending gays to Sochi Olympics
    The International Olympic Committee official who supervised the 2006 Winter Games in Turin, Italy, criticized the United States on Wednesday for including openly gay athletes in its official delegation to Sochi, Russia, next month. IOC member Mario...
  • Kerry makes impassioned plea to Syrian opposition to join peace talks

    Kerry makes impassioned plea to Syrian opposition to join peace talks
    WASHINGTON – Secretary of State John F. Kerry pleaded Thursday with Syrian opposition groups not to drop out of a peace conference scheduled to convene next week to begin the process of setting up a new government for their war-scarred country....
  • Kerry implores Syrian opposition to attend peace talks

    Kerry implores Syrian opposition to attend peace talks
    WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John F. Kerry pleaded Thursday with Syrian opposition groups to not drop out of a peace conference scheduled to convene in Switzerland next week. With an umbrella group of opposition forces preparing to vote...
  • Syrian government submits plan for truce, prisoner swap

    Syrian government submits plan for truce, prisoner swap
    BEIRUT -- The Syrian government Friday said it had presented plans to its Russian allies for a cease-fire in the northern city of Aleppo and an exchange of prisoners with the opposition in advance of peace talks next week in Switzerland. The...
  • Anti-government protests in Thailand turn violent with explosion

    An explosive device tossed into a crowd of anti-government protesters in Bangkok on Friday injured at least 36 people and ominously altered the mood of a 2-month-old campaign to force out Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. Government supporters...
  • Syria opposition group votes to attend peace conference

    Syria opposition group votes to attend peace conference
    BEIRUT — Despite deep divisions, the major U.S.-backed Syrian opposition bloc voted Saturday to participate in peace talks scheduled to begin next week in Switzerland, ending months of uncertainty about whether the group would attend the long-...
  • Thai government declares state of emergency as violence escalates

    Thai government declares state of emergency as violence escalates
    Thai officials proclaimed a state of emergency Tuesday to contain increasingly violent anti-government protesters trying to oust Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and derail an election she has called. The 60-day emergency state gives the government...