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  • Western efforts to oust Assad shifted Wednesday: Britain said it would deal with rebels, Turkey said NATO members discussed a safe zone in Syria.

    A Syrian rebel fighter takes aim at government forces, from a flat in a rebel controlled building on the front line in Aleppo's northern Izaa quarter, on November 3, 2012.
    LAST UPDATE : Dec 12, 2012, 3:30 AM EST
  • King Abdullah II of Jordan, second left, and Morocco's King Mohammed VI, second right, review Bedouin honor at the Royal Palace in Amman, Jordan, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012.

    After a pardon from King Abdullah II, Jordan released 18 activists arrested during a protest last month when they allegedly chanted against the country's monarch.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 11, 2012, 3:30 AM EST
  • In this photo released by the Jordanian Royal Palace, Jordan's King Abdullah II gives a speech in Amman, Jordan, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012.

    Things are heating up for King Abdullah II, a Western-oriented monarch who has run a business-friendly, pragmatic monarchy with some trappings of democracy.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 11, 2012, 1:00 AM EST