One year into his brutal crackdown, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad faces an armed insurgency by rebel fighters of the Free Syrian Army, including some defectors from his own regime. In a rare glimpse inside the opposition, GlobalPost reporters Hugh Macleod…

In other news Tuesday, demonstrations calling for leaders' resignations continued in Bahrain and Yemen. In New Zealand, the hunt for survivors began after a magnitude 6.3 earthquake devastated Christchurch, the country's second-largest city, and killed at least 65 people.

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