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REUTERS | Khaled Yacoub Oweis | July 11, 2011

 

Syrian forces killed at least one civilian and injured 20 in Homs on Monday during the heaviest raids on the city since troops deployed there two months ago to crush dissent against President Bashar al-Assad, residents said.

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Interesting BBC article explores Lebanon’s current political situation, as well as potential future implications for the stability of civilian society there…

BBC News
25 January 2011

Lebanon’s president has appointed Najib Mikati, who is backed by the Shia Islamist group Hezbollah and its allies, as prime minister-designate. (more…)

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By TIMOTHY WILLIAMS

Published: July 18, 2009

BAGHDAD — Violence across Iraq claimed the lives of at least five people on Saturday, but an annual Shiite pilgrimage to a Baghdad shrine that attracted more than four million people concluded without major trouble. (more…)

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By The Times

An Israeli soldier fired into a crowd of Palestinian villagers Tuesday, killing a 10-year-old boy, after a protest by residents who oppose Israel’s installation of a barrier sealing off the West Bank, witnesses said.

The Israeli military said it was investigating the incident in Nilin, near Ramallah, where villagers have been protesting for weeks that the barrier is cutting them off from about 600 acres of their olive groves.

Witnesses in the crowd said the soldier fired a single rifle shot from a distance of about 100 yards. Ahmad Moussa was struck in the forehead and died instantly, according to paramedics. (more…)

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