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UN envoy worried after talks with Syria’s Assad

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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, right, meets with UN Arab League deputy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi in Damascus, Syria, Monday, Dec. 24, 2012. The international envoy tasked with pushing to end Syria's civil war said the situation is still "worrying" after discussing the crisis with President Bashar Assad on Monday. The remarks gave no indication of progress toward a negotiated solution to the conflict. AP/SANA

The international envoy to Syria said after talks with the country’s leader Monday that the situation was “worrying” and gave no indication of progress toward a negotiated solution for the civil war.

Posted: December 25th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Syria jets kill tens as international envoy visits

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In this image released by the Syrian official news agency SANA , a crowd gather beneath the shattered facade of a building damaged by a car bomb in Damasus, Syria Friday Oct 26 2012. The blast in a residential area of Damascus, near a housing complex for police, killed five people and wounded more than 30, state TV said. A shaky holiday truce was marred by sporadic fighting and two car bombs Friday but gave war-battered Syrians a brief respite, allowing thousands of protesters to pour out of mosques to demand President Bashar Assad's ouster. AP

A government airstrike Sunday on a bakery in a rebel-held town in central Syria killed more than 60 people, activists said, casting a pall over a visit by the international envoy charged with negotiating an end to the country’s civil war.

Posted: December 24th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Thousands flee as Syrian rebels wage guerrilla war

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In this photo taken during a government-organized tour, a Syrian man, background, looks at cars burned during clashes between Syrian troops and rebels in the Midan district, in the southern part of Damascus, Syria, Friday, July 20, 2012. Syrian troops and tanks on Friday drove rebels from a Damascus neighborhood where some of the heaviest of this week's fighting in the capital left cars gutted and fighters' bodies in the streets. Hundreds of people were killed in a single day, activists said, as the military struggles to regain momentum after a stunning bombing against the regime's leadership. (AP Photo/Bassem Tellawi)

Rebels pressed their guerrilla fight to topple Syria’s regime deeper into the capital on Friday, ambushing troops and attacking police stations as thousands of terrified civilians fled to Lebanon and Iraq to escape some of the worst violence of the 16-month conflict.

Posted: July 21st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

UN team investigates reported Syria massacre

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This image made from amateur video from Hama Revolution 2011 and accessed by AP video Friday, July 13, 2012 purports to show families gathered around bodies of victims killed by violence that, according to anti-regime activists, was carried out by government forces in Tremseh, Syria, about 15 kilometers (nine miles) northwest of the central city of Hama. Anti-regime activists in Syria said Friday that government gunners rained shells on a poor, farming village before armed thugs moved in, leaving scores of people dead in what rebels claim is one of the worst single days of bloodshed in the uprising against President Bashar Assad's regime. AP/ Hama Revolution 2011 via AP video

U.N. observers investigating a reported mass killing in a Syrian village on Saturday found pools of blood in homes and spent bullets, mortars and artillery shells, adding details to the emerging picture of what anti-regime activists have called one of the deadliest events of Syria’s uprising.

Posted: July 15th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Dozens of children killed in new Syria attack

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This image made from amateur video released by Shaam News Network and accessed Friday, May 25, 2012 purports to show a wounded child being evacuated in Aleppo, Syria. (AP Photo/Shaam News Network via AP video) TV OUT, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CANNOT INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE CONTENT, DATE, LOCATION OR AUTHENTICITY OF THIS MATERIAL

Gruesome video Saturday showed rows of dead Syrian children lying in a mosque in bloody shorts and T-shirts with gaping head wounds, haunting images of what activists called one of the deadliest regime attacks yet in Syria’s 14-month-old uprising.

Posted: May 27th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Dozens of children killed in Syria attack

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Gruesome video Saturday showed rows of dead Syrian children lying in a mosque in bloody shorts and T-shirts with gaping head wounds, haunting images of what activists called one of the deadliest regime attacks yet in Syria’s 14-month-old uprising.

Posted: May 27th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Red Cross in Syria fails to evacuate reporters

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Undated photo of French photographer Remi Ochlik who died Wednesday Feb. 22, 2012 in Homs, Syria. French photojournalist Remi Ochlik and an American journalist Marie Colvin working for a British newspaper were killed Wednesday by Syrian government shelling of the opposition stronghold of Homs, France's government said.(AP Photo/Lucas Dolega)

A Red Cross team evacuated seven people from a besieged neighborhood in the Syrian city of Homs Friday but apparently failed to get out two wounded Western journalists and the bodies of two others killed by government rockets.

Posted: February 25th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Libyan students return to Gadhafi-free schools

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More than 1 million Libyan students returned to school Saturday to start the first year in which the whims, politics and wacky philosophies of Moammar Gadhafi will not drive the curriculum.

Posted: January 8th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Chief of Libya’s ex-rebels arrives in capital

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Mustafa Abdel Jalil, Abdel Hakim Belhaj

Tripoli, Libya — The chief of Libya’s former rebels arrived in Tripoli on Saturday, greeted by a boisterous red carpet ceremony meant to show he’s taking charge of the interim government replacing the ousted regime of Moammar Gadhafi.

Posted: September 11th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Gadhafi, in hiding, vows no surrender in Libya

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Tripoli, Libya — In a fiery broadcast from hiding, Moammar Gadhafi warned Thursday that loyalist tribes in his main strongholds were armed and preparing for battle, a show of defiance hours after rebels extended a deadline for the surrender of the fugitive leader’s hometown. The rebels, who have been moving troops toward remaining Gadhafi bastions [...]

Posted: September 2nd, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Libyan rebels round up black Africans

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Rebel forces and armed civilians are rounding up thousands of black Libyans and migrants from sub-Sahara Africa, accusing them of fighting for ousted strongman Moammar Gadhafi and holding them in makeshift jails across the capital.

Posted: September 1st, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Hidden tunnels, bunkers lie under Gadhafi compound

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SHOOT-TO-KILL. A rebel fighter inspect a tunnel in the bunker of the main Moammar Gadhafi compound in Bab Al-Aziziya in Tripoli, LIbya, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011. Libya's rebel leadership has offered a 2 million dollar bounty on Gadhafi's head, but the autocrat has refused to surrender as his 42-year regime crumbles, fleeing to an unknown destination. Speaking to a local television channel Wednesday, apparently by phone, Gadhafi vowed from hiding to fight on "until victory or martyrdom." (AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev)

TRIPOLI, Libya — Beneath the grassy courtyard of Moammar Gadhafi’s private compound, long tunnels connect bunkers, command centers and spiral staircases that lead to a luxurious home filled with Gadhafi family photos. The electric lights are out and the banks of telephones have gone dead. When rebels took over the compound Tuesday, they discovered what [...]

Posted: August 26th, 2011 in Editors' Picks,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

‘An explosion of joy inside’

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GADHAFI COMPOUND CONQUERED. Rebel fighters observe the fighting near the main Moammar Gadhafi compound in Bab Al-Aziziya district in Tripoli, LIbya, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011, where some of the heaviest fighting took place. The compound, which has been heavily damaged by NATO airstrikes, has emerged as one of the centers of government resistance since tanks rolled out and began firing at rebels trying to get in.(AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev)

TRIPOLI, Libya — Rebels on Tuesday stormed Moammar Gadhafi’s fortress-like compound in Tripoli Tuesday after an all-day battle against forces loyal to the longtime leader. The sprawling complex, heavily damaged by NATO airstrikes, is the most defining symbol of Gadhafi’s nearly 42-year rule and its fall, a day after the rebels swept into the Libyan [...]

Posted: August 24th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

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