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  • Retaliatory Turkish artillery strikes deep into Syria have showed the speed with which the bloody civil war can destabilize an already volatile region.

    Syrian refugees children stand in front of their tents at a refugee camp in Arsal, a Sunni Muslim town eastern Lebanon near the Syrian border, has become a safe haven for war-weary Syrian rebels and hundreds of refugee families.
    LAST UPDATE : Dec 09, 2012, 8:00 AM EST
  • JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's defense minister is calling for a unilateral pullout from most of the West Bank if peace efforts with the Palestinians remain stalled.

    Ehud Barak calls for uprooting dozens of settlements but says Israel would keep major settlement blocs, mostly near the frontiers of Israel proper, and maintain a military presence in an area along the border with Jordan.

    His remarks came in an interview published on Monday in the Israel Hayom newspaper.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 08, 2012, 1:30 AM EST
  • Some protested his visit - an indication of widespread skepticism that a mission that Lakhdar Brahimi himself has called "nearly impossible" will bring results.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 07, 2012, 2:00 PM EST
  • Law requires 400 news websites to register with the government and obtain licenses - and gives authorities the power to block and censor them.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 07, 2012, 2:00 PM EST