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Syrian rebels capture air base near Damascus

November 26, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this image taken from video obtained from the Ugarit News, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, Syrian rebels capture a helicopter air base near the capital Damascus after fierce fighting in Syria, on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012. The takeover claim showed how rebels are advancing in the area [&hellip...

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Egypt’s political foes dig in their heels

November 26, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Egyptian protesters clash with security forces, not pictured, near Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012. President Mohammed Morsi edicts, which were announced on Thursday, place him above oversight of any kind, including that of the courts....

Spain’s Catalonia punishes pro-referendum leader

November 26, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A woman casts her vote in a polling station in Barcelona, Spain, on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012. Voters in Catalonia begin casting their ballots in regional elections that could determine the future shape of Spain. If voters give the regional government strong...

Egypt reformist warns of turmoil from Morsi decree

November 25, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Leading democracy advocate Mohammed ElBaradei speaks to a handful of journalists including the Associated Press saying dialogue with Egypt’s Islamist president is not possible until he rescinds his decrees giving himself near absolute powers, at his...

Brash boxer ‘Macho’ Camacho dies in Puerto Rico

November 25, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Jan. 16, 1996 file photo, referee Jorge Alfonso, left, looks over a cut on the forehead of IBC Welterweight boxing champ Hector “Macho” Camacho during the second round of his title bout with Sal Lopez from New Jersey, in Ft....

Gaza crowds surge at Israel border fence, 1 dead

November 24, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Hamas supporters wave the movement’s flags and hold up Qurans during a pro-Hamas rally in the West Bank city of Hebron, Friday , Nov 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi) GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli troops fired on Gazans surging toward...

Clashes in Egypt after president expands powers

November 24, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Protesters storm an office of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood Freedom and Justice party and set fires in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria, Egypt, Friday, Nov. 23, 2012. State TV says Morsi opponents also set fire to his...

Southern Israelis disappointed by Gaza cease-fire

November 23, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Nov. 21, 2012 file photograph, Israelis hold signs and flags as they protest the cease-fire in the southern Israeli city of Kiryat Malachi. Hebrew on signs from right read: “Cease-fire = supply of fire”, “Let the IDF...

EU leaders enter bitter fight over budget

November 23, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

French President Francois Hollande, center, greets German Chancellor Angela Merkel prior to a bilateral meeting during an EU summit in Brussels on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. EU leaders begin what is expected to be a marathon summit on the budget for the years...

Hamas emerges with gains from Israeli offensive

November 23, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Hamas militants stand during a Hamas press conference in Gaza City, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. Gazans are celebrating a cease-fire agreement reached with Israel to end eight days of the fiercest fighting in nearly four years constricting the Gaza Strip. (AP...