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  • 5 Italian officials quit in protest over convictions tied to quake warning

     
    Three officials from an agency that advises the Italian government in emergencies resigned Tuesday in protest after a court convicted seven experts for failing to warn residents in the city of L'Aquila sufficiently before a devastating earthquake struck...
  • Car bombing in Damascus explodes holiday cease-fire

     
    A car bomb exploded in the Syrian capital of Damascus on Friday evening near a square where children had been playing, disrupting what was already a shaky holiday cease-fire. Casualties were reported but it wasn’t clear immediately how many people...
  • Greek Orthodox priest abducted in Syria is found dead

     
    A Greek Orthodox priest, the Rev. Fadi Jamil Haddad, has been found slain after being kidnapped near the Syrian capital of Damascus, officials said....
  • Jordanian soldier killed in clash on border with Syria

     
    A Jordanian soldier was killed in clashes with an armed group on the Syrian border, according to Jordan's official Petra news agency....
  • Bomb rocks Damascus as peace envoy meets with Assad

     
    A car bomb exploded Sunday at one of the entrances to Damascus’ Old City, killing 13 people and injuring 29, as an international peace envoy seeking a cease-fire in the Syrian conflict met with President Bashar Assad, state media reported....
  • Young voters cheer Obama's victory at Grand Park party

     
    Young voters cheer Obama's victory in Grand Park, at party...
  • Russia's Putin congratulates Obama on reelection

     
    Russian President Vladimir Putin sent a congratulatory telegram to President Obama on what he termed “an ever so weighty victory gained with such a wide margin.” Putin stressed the results achieved in Russian-U.S. relations in recent years and...
  • Wave of bombings, killings goes on in Syria

     
    BEIRUT -- A series of blasts claimed more civilian lives Tuesday in the vicinity of the Syrian capital as scores were reported killed across the country in bombings, shelling, air raids and clashes between government forces and rebels seeking to overthrow...
  • Rebels apparently target Alawite stronghold in Damascus again

     
    Mortar shells apparently fired by anti-government rebels fell Wednesday in a Damascus district that is home to many members of President Bashar Assad’s Alawite sect, the second deadly attack in the area this week, raising the prospect of inflamed...
  • Iran open to earthquake aid from abroad, officials say

     
    Iranian officials said Tuesday that Iran is ready to receive help from abroad, a sign that authorities are struggling to deal with the aftermath of devastating weekend earthquakes that killed 306 people and injured thousands....
  • Japan, China, S. Korea stir old resentments on war anniversary

     
    Wednesday's 67th anniversary of the end of World War II collided with election-year politics in the Asia Pacific, spurring South Korea's president, Japanese officials and Chinese activists to stage controversial gestures that have stirred up bitter...