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Officials: Syrian suicide bomber was an American

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An American from Florida launched a suicide bombing against Syrian government troops earlier this week in what is believed to be the first time a U.S. citizen has been involved in such attacks since the start of the Syrian civil war, U.S. officials said.

Posted: May 31st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Syria elections set for June 3 amid civil war

In this photo taken on Sunday, April 20, 2014 and released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar Assad, center, speaks with Syrian citizens during his visit to Ain al-Tineh village, near Damascus, Syria.  AP

Syria called a presidential election for June 3, aiming to give President Bashar Assad a veneer of electoral legitimacy in the midst of a civil war that has killed more than 150,000 people and driven a third of the population from their homes.

Posted: April 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Ukraine’s fugitive leader warns of civil war

This Feb. 19, 2014, file photo shows Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych addressing the nation on a live TV broadcast in Kiev, Ukraine. The fugitive president said in a statement published by three Russian news agencies that he is asking Russia's protection from "extremists." Yanukovych, who fled from Ukraine's capital Kyiv last week, said in the Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, statement that he still considers himself to be the legitimate leader. (AP Photo/Andrei Mosienko, Pool, File)

Ukraine’s fugitive president has accused his country’s new government of fomenting a civil war and criticized the West for supporting it.

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Timeline: 3 years of Syrian turmoil

Destroyed buildings, including the Dar Al-Shifa hospital, bottom, lie in ruins following airstrikes in Aleppo, Syria, in this file photo dated Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. In the summer of 2012 fighting spread to the former commercial capital, Syria's largest city Aleppo, with rebel forces controlling some neighborhoods, but the battle for overall control continues to this day and much of the city lies in ruins.  AP PHOTO/NARCISO CONTRERAS

It started as a challenge to Bashar Assad, scrawled in graffiti on a school in a small Syrian border town. Security forces swept into the school and rounded up a handful of boys.

Posted: January 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

‘Thousands’ killed as South Sudan slides towards civil war

In this photo taken Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013 and released by the U.S. Air Force, soldiers of the East Africa Response Force (EARF), a Djibouti-based joint team assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, depart from a U.S.  AP

Thousands of South Sudanese have been killed in over a week of violence with reports of bodies piled in mass graves, the UN said Tuesday, amid ongoing battles threatening to slide into civil war.

Posted: December 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »