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Pope’s Christmas message focuses on Mideast, China

December 26, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Vatican Swiss guards stand attention before Pope Benedict XVI delivers his “Urbi et Orbi” (to the City and to the World) in St. Peter’s Square, at the Vatican, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012. Pope Benedict XVI has wished Christmas peace to the world, decrying the slaughter of the “defenseless” in Syria and urging Israelis and...

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UN envoy worried after talks with Syria’s Assad

December 24, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

EDS NOTE: GRAPHIC CONTENT – This Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012 image taken from video obtained from the Shaam News Network, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Syrians removing the bodies of those killed from rubble...

Syria jets kill tens as international envoy visits

December 24, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

EDS NOTE: GRAPHIC CONTENT – This image taken from the Edlib News Network, ENN, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Syrians removing the bodies of those killed after a government airstrike hit the Hama Suburb...

Analysis: Egypt’s Islamists tighten grip on power

December 24, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

v Egyptian journalists tape their mouths and raise their pens during a demonstration against the draft constitution in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012. Egypt’s opposition called Sunday for an investigation into allegations of vote fraud in the...

Egypt’s disputed charter headed toward approval

December 22, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

An Egyptian man votes while other voters perform the noon prayers at gymnasium hall used as a polling station during the second round of a referendum on a disputed constitution drafted by Islamist supporters of president Mohammed Morsi, in Giza, Egypt,...

Bombing at political rally kills 9 in Pakistan

December 22, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

People carry the casket of Pakistani Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province’s senior minister Bashir Bilour, who was killed in a suicide bombing, at a local hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012. A suicide bomber in Pakistan killed several...

Russia welcomes any offer to give Assad refuge

December 22, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Syrians carry a large revolution flag and chant slogans during a Friday protest in Aleppo, Syria, where young people and children sang songs against Bashar Assad and the Syrian regime, Friday, Dec. 21, 2012.(AP Photo/Virginie Nguyen Hoang) BEIRUT (AP) —...

List of 1000s of missing raises doubts in Mexico

December 22, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this May 10, 2012, file photo, a banner shows ink drawings of missing people at the National March for Dignity on the day Mexicans celebrate el Dia de La Madre, or Mother’s Day, in Mexico City. Propuesta Civica, or Civic Proposal, a...

Mexico’s Maya heartland greets dawn of new era

December 21, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Dancers perform as the sun rises at the Teotihuacan archeological site in Teotihuacan, Mexico, Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. Many believe today is the conclusion of a vast, 5,125-year cycle in the Mayan calendar. Some have interpreted the prophetic moment as the end...

Egyptian Islamists, opponents clash ahead of vote

December 21, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A masked protester watches a vehicle burn during clashes between opponents of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi and his Islamist supporters in Alexandria, Egypt, Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. Thousands of Islamists clashed with their opponents on Friday in...