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  • May 28, 2012  

    United Nations special envoy Kofi Annan arrived in Syria’s capital Damascus Monday, condemning a weekend massacre that killed at least 108 people in the village of Houla. Ray Suarez and Alex Thomson of Independent Television News, reporting from Homs, discuss the attacks amid a languishing U.N. cease-fire agreement. Continue reading

  • May 28, 2012  

    In the aftermath of a weekend massacre in Syria, United Nations special envoy Kofi Annan arrived Monday in Damascus, condemning the “appalling crime.” Heavy artillery and tank fire killed at least 108 in Houla, a collection of villages northwest of Homs. Ray Suarez reports. Continue reading

  • May 15, 2012  

    In other news Tuesday, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney accused President Obama of putting the economy on a disastrous course by increasing federal spending and debt. In Syria, a roadside bomb struck a convoy that was part of the United Nations’ observer mission. Continue reading

  • May 10, 2012  

    Twin bombings tore through the Syrian capital of Damascus Thursday, in the deadliest attacks since the uprising began last year — killing at least 55 people and wounding more than 370, according to state media. There were claims and counterclaims about the blame for the attacks. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading

  • May 10, 2012  

    Suicide bombers struck Thursday in the heart of Syria’s capital of Damascus, killing at least 55 people and wounding at least 370. Jeffrey Brown and NPR’s Kelly McEvers, reporting from Beirut, discuss the finger pointing over who’s behind the attacks and the state of plans to stop the country’s ongoing fighting. Continue reading

  • 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 13, 2012  

    After North Korea’s much-hyped long-range missile broke apart early Friday, President Obama joined world leaders in denouncing the launch, saying the international community would take further steps to isolate the country. Angus Walker of Independent Television News reports. Continue reading