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  • July 23, 2012  

    Monday’s deadly attacks in Iraq come just as tension between Sunnis and Shiites has increased and just after al-Qaida leaders declared they intend to free prisoners and assassinate court officials. Margaret Warner talks to Al-Jazeera’s Jane Arraf in Baghdad about what the attacks mean for the possible resurgence of al-Qaida. Continue reading

  • July 20, 2012    

    A Syrian car salesman who made the Washington suburbs his home was sentenced Friday to 18 months in prison for acting as an unregistered agent of the Syrian intelligence service, the Mukhabarat. Mohamad Soueid pleaded guilty to collecting audio and … Continue reading

  • July 20, 2012    

    Some people even like the Syrian president. But they’re afraid to admit it. Continue reading

  • July 20, 2012  

    After the bloodiest day of fighting since the Syrian uprising began 16 months ago, Syrian rebels have taken control of several key border checkpoints. As the crisis deepens, thousands of civilians have crossed those borders, fleeing to neighboring Lebanon and Iraq. Lindsey Hilsum of Independent Television News reports. Continue reading

  • July 19, 2012    

    The whereabouts of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad are unknown. He hasn’t made a public or televised appearance since rebels attacked a government building in the capital Damascus on Wednesday, killing three top officials including the defense minister. Continue reading

  • July 19, 2012  

    Despite harsh condemnation from other members of the U.N. Security Council, China and Russia vetoed a resolution that would have pressured Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime to end violence against the uprising there. A Russian official said the measure would give Western countries leverage in overturning the government. Continue reading

  • July 19, 2012  

    In other news Thursday, Bulgarian officials announced that the suicide bomber responsible for Wenesday’s bus attack in Burgas had a fake Michigan driver’s license. Also, organizers of the London Olympics fear huge delays at Heathrow Airport as British border guards announce a 24-hour strike for the eve of the Games. Continue reading

  • July 19, 2012  

    In addition to the diplomatic tension with China and Russia, reports that some of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s chemical weapon stockpiles were recently moved have increased fears. Jeffrey Brown talks to Leonard Spector of the Monterey Institute of International Studies and Julian Barnes of The Wall Street Journal. Continue reading

  • July 18, 2012    

    A new report on the global toll of AIDS finds real reason for optimism as researchers, politicians and patients prepare for the international AIDS conference in Washington, D.C., next week. Gwen Ifill spoke with UNAIDS’ executive director, Michel Sidebe, on … Continue reading

  • July 18, 2012   BY  

    Syrian rebels made headway this week, pushing into the capital Damascus and killing at least three top government officials. The infiltration, coupled with continued defections of members of the Syrian military, show the regime might be starting to crumble, some analysts say. Continue reading