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Syrian children most common sight at refugee camp

November 9, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Sidra Ali, 5, who fled with her family from the violence in their village, poses for a photograph in the Syrian village of Atmeh, near the Turkish border with Syria,Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012.(AP Photo/ Khalil Hamra) ATMEH, Syria (AP) — Most of the displaced people in the tent camp rising near this village on the [&hellip...

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Iran bans ‘luxury’ imports as sanctions bite

November 9, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Iranian shopkeeper Masoud Hatami works at a home appliance store in Tehran, Iran, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012. Sanctions-hit Iran has banned the import of foreign-made cars, laptops, and other ‘luxury’ goods in the hope of saving billions of dollars in...

China opens party congress to begin power transfer

November 8, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A Chinese military band member rehearses before the opening session of the 18th Communist Party Congress held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan) BEIJING (AP) — China’s ruling Communist...

Greece narrowly passes crucial austerity bill

November 8, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Engulfed by tear gas thrown by police, protesters walk for cover during clashes with police, near the parliament in Athens, Wednesday Nov. 7, 2012. Greece’s fragile coalition government faces its toughest test so far when lawmakers vote later Wednesday on...

Greece: More austerity despite strikes, dissent

November 6, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras speaks to his parliamentary group of lawmakers about the upcoming vote on the new round of austerity measures next week, at the headquarters of conservative “New Democracy” party, in Athens, Sun. Nov. 4 2012....

Syrian chaos deepens as rebels, Palestinians fight

November 6, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A Syrian girl who fled with her family from the violence in their village, washes clothes at a displaced camp, in the Syrian village of Atma, near the Turkish border with Syria, Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/ Khalil Hamra) BEIRUT (AP) — New chaos engulfed...

China’s Communists endorse Bo Xilai’s expulsion

November 5, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this photo released by China’s Xinhua News Agency, Hu Jintao, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), addresses the Seventh Plenary Session of the 17th CPC Central Committee in Beijing, China Sunday, Nov. 4,...

Divisions emerge at Syria opposition conference

November 5, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Syrian regime opponent Mohiuddin Abdullah Alathighani attends the meeting of the General Assembly of the Syrian National Council in Doha, Qatar, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012. A plan to shake up Syria’s widely criticized opposition leadership and forge a more...

In Israel, media stars are turning to politics

November 3, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 photograph, Yair Lapid, a popular former TV anchorman and head of the new centrist party Yesh Atid delivers a speech in the Ariel college of Judea and Samaria in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Ariel. Four prominent Israeli...

As foreigners go, Afghan city is feeling abandoned

November 3, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 photo, Mayor Mohammad Omer speaks during an interview in his office in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Omer dismisses suggestions that people are leaving Kandahar city out of desperation. He says there are jobs, if not any quite so...