• April 27, 2012  

    In other news Friday, an apparent suicide attack rocked the Syrian capital of Damascus. State TV reported at least 10 people were killed and nearly 30 were wounded in a bomb attack targeted at riot police and troops. In Afghanistan, a NATO servicemember was killed by insurgents in the South. Continue reading

  • April 24, 2012  

    In other news Tuesday, another three Secret Service agents lost their jobs as a result of the ongoing prostitution scandal ahead of President Obama’s Colombia trip. A total of nine have now been forced out and three have been cleared. Also, a Kofi Annan spokesman accused Syria’s government of subverting U.N. observers’ efforts. Continue reading

  • April 19, 2012  

    Government guns blasted away in the Syrian city of Homs Thursday, oblivious to a U.N. cease-fire. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon proposed sending as many as 300 military observers to Syria while Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called for a new U.N. resolution including an arms embargo. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading

  • April 18, 2012  

    In other news Wednesday, the Syrian military escalated attacks on rebel areas despite government claims that it’s adhering to a cease-fire. The attacks drew a rebuke from U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Also, at least 22 soldiers died in growing border fighting between Sudan and South Sudan in East Africa. Continue reading

  • April 16, 2012  

    In other news Monday, an advance team of six U.N. observers arrived in Syria overnight to monitor a fading cease-fire. The Syrian army shelled several districts in Homs and at least 14 were killed in blasts, according to activists. Also, the man accused in last July’s attacks in Norway pleaded not guilty. Continue reading

  • April 13, 2012  

    In other news Friday, demonstrators poured into the streets in Syria, testing the regime’s commitment to a U.N.-brokered cease-fire. In Egypt, more than 10,000 people amassed in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, protesting the newly launched presidential campaign of Hosni Mubarak’s former spy chief, Omar Suleiman. Continue reading

  • April 12, 2012  

    After months of heavy fighting and government gunfire, Syria appears “relatively quiet,” according to U.N. special envoy Kofi Annan. Annan had brokered the U.N.-backed cease-fire agreement that went into effect early Thursday. Neil Connery of Independent Television News reports. Continue reading

  • April 12, 2012  

    As the shelling seemed to soften on the streets of Syria in time for Thursday’s cease-fire deadline, Russia and China joined the United States in urging the speedy dispatch of U.N. observers, assuming the truce holds. Margaret Warner updates the crisis with Time Magazine’s Rania Abouzeid, reporting from Beirut. Continue reading

  • April 11, 2012  

    In other news Wednesday, a magnitude-8.6 earthquake shook the Indian Ocean off Indonesia’s western coast, but there were no reports of serious damage or injuries. In Syria, the military kept up its assault on rebel-held areas, even as the government vowed to halt fighting before Thursday’s cease-fire deadline. Continue reading

  • April 10, 2012  

    In other news Tuesday, the Syrian government claimed that its army is pulling back from towns and villages as part of a United Nations-brokered cease-fire plan. However, rebels reported shells were still falling across the country. Also, at least 16 people were killed by suicide bombers in western Afghanistan. Continue reading